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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/03/12 11:13:40 (permalink)
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Sorry you won't be able to meet up with us plb and Jane, but we sure are looking forward to seeing Michael, Boyd, Jim and Wafa. See everyone at 1:00. Mariton is excited to try the fried chicken.

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I want a fried chicken thigh, ribs, and, some of their insane fatty brisket.

 
I'm up for a leg and ribs!
 
See you all soon.
 
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/03/13 19:26:49 (permalink)
Sunday's lunch at SLOW BONE BBQ was fabulous! Especially the company!
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/03/14 08:24:37 (permalink)
100% TW!  It was great seeing everyone and thanks for coming out.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/10/23 14:04:52 (permalink)
The last time my girlfriend Mariton's favorite aunt from Japan visited us in the USA, we took her to Chicago for the weekend, where she got to meet and spend time with ChiTownDiner.  Here we are two years later and she has apparently forgiven us enough for that to return to the states. 
 
This time, we are taking her to Dallas.  Why Dallas?  Because that's where the cheap flights are that weekend.  We were able to get three round trip, direct flight tickets to Love Field for under $400.00.  Oh, Southwest Airlines, we love you!  Don't ever change!!!
 
The weekend we are visiting is December 8-10.  We land Friday morning and I plan on having Cattleack BBQ as our first meal of the trip.  They open their doors at 10:30 and if our flight goes right, we will already be in line by then.  Any takers?  Can we get the band back together one more time?  Sorry for those who work on Friday, but maybe we can do something Saturday.  But it will have to revolve around Mariton's haircut schedule if I know what's good for me.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/10/23 14:14:00 (permalink)
This kind of news may finally cause Texas to redeclare its independence. #MTGA
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/10/23 15:23:46 (permalink)
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The weekend we are visiting is December 8-10.  We land Friday morning and I plan on having Cattleack BBQ as our first meal of the trip.  They open their doors at 10:30 and if our flight goes right, we will already be in line by then.  Any takers?  Can we get the band back together one more time?  Sorry for those who work on Friday, but maybe we can do something Saturday.  But it will have to revolve around Mariton's haircut schedule if I know what's good for me.


Can't do Friday but, I can do Saturday Lunch if not too early. I work Saturday's but lunch for me is good 1:00-2:00.
Would love to see all again.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/10/23 16:30:30 (permalink)
Count Wafa and me in for a meal (or two or three).
 
We've never been to Cattleack, but if it's thriving in Restaurant Row (Addison) it must be good!
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/10/23 20:39:24 (permalink)
Two maybes here.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/10/23 23:16:36 (permalink)
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Count Wafa and me in for a meal (or two or three).
 
We've never been to Cattleack, but if it's thriving in Restaurant Row (Addison) it must be good!


Jim, I've heard great things about them. But everyone needs to get there early. They're only open Thursday's and Friday's 10:30-2:00 and the lines on their open days are long.
One article I read said they were also open on the first Saturday of the month with the same hours. Yelp only lists Thursday & Friday.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/cattleack-barbeque-dallas
 
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/10/24 13:29:53 (permalink)
Nice to hear from you Michael, Jim and Phil!
 
After some consideration, I am backing off of Cattleack BBQ for Friday.  It is probably too recent after the glowing review from Texas Monthly, which has increased the already long lines at many of the best bbq parlors.  And we're not bringing her aunt to Dallas to stand in line.  How about we push Cattleack towards a future visit?  And since Michael can't make Friday, how about we have one get together Saturday afternoon instead?
 
Michael, as always, I would be more than happy to have you select a place.  What I am looking for is something that would be a true Texas experience.  Whatever that is.  Maybe a really good Tex-Mex place for a change.  But, any suggestions are welcome.
 
Also, who has been to 18th & Vine BBQ?
post edited by buffetbuster - 2017/10/24 13:31:12
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/10/24 13:33:47 (permalink)
I'm a probably yes for CattleAck on Friday...
 
Sometimes they have announce a weekly special item like pastrami, pastrami burnt ends or QT pie - which is a chopped brisket meat pie.
 
It's hard to beat Southwest.
 
It will be great to see everyone again!
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/10/24 13:47:29 (permalink)
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Nice to hear from you Michael, Jim and Phil!
 
After some consideration, I am backing off of Cattleack BBQ for Friday.  It is probably too recent after the glowing review from Texas Monthly, which has increased the already long lines at many of the best bbq parlors.  And we're not bringing her aunt to Dallas to stand in line.  How about we push Cattleack towards a future visit?  And since Michael can't make Friday, how about we have one get together Saturday afternoon instead?
 
Michael, as always, I would be more than happy to have you select a place.  What I am looking for is something that would be a true Texas experience.  Whatever that is.  Maybe a really good Tex-Mex place for a change.  But, any suggestions are welcome.
 
Also, who has been to 18th & Vine BBQ?

Assuming you meant the other Jim.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/10/24 14:19:22 (permalink)
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Nice to hear from you Michael, Jim and Phil!
 
 
Michael, as always, I would be more than happy to have you select a place.  What I am looking for is something that would be a true Texas experience.  Whatever that is.  Maybe a really good Tex-Mex place for a change.  But, any suggestions are welcome.
 
 



Thank's, BB. I'm flattered that you would ask for my suggestions. We've got lots of Tex-Mex in Dallas. I've got my personal favorite, El Fenix but, let me give this some further thought and get back to you and the group asap.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/10/24 14:40:09 (permalink)
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Nice to hear from you Michael, Jim and Phil!
 
 
Michael, as always, I would be more than happy to have you select a place.  What I am looking for is something that would be a true Texas experience.  Whatever that is.  Maybe a really good Tex-Mex place for a change.  But, any suggestions are welcome.
 
 



Thank's, BB. I'm flattered that you would ask for my suggestions. We've got lots of Tex-Mex in Dallas. I've got my personal favorite, El Fenix but, let me give this some further thought and get back to you and the group asap.




buffetbuster
 
I really enjoyed the  Parrelada Mexicana  at El Ranchito that Scholtz and I shared on my visit to Dallas back in July. I'm certain that Schlotz would concur.  In fact El Ranchito a Twinwillow recommendation.
 
 
 
 
 
post edited by wanderingjew - 2017/10/24 19:54:21
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/10/24 15:12:01 (permalink)
With all due respect to wanderingjew, in the same neighborhood I would go with Gonzales Restaurant for (arguably) better food. Although, not quite as "colorful" as El Ranchito a few blocks away, It's actually where the locals eat. I personally much prefer it. They're highly noted for their fresh, homemade flour tortillas and homemade salsa fresco. The best anywhere!
https://www.yelp.com/biz/gonzalez-restaurant-dallas-2
http://www.gonzalezrestaurant.com
 
Another good Tex-Mex option would be Mia's Tex-Mex on Lemmon Avenue. It's clientele is mostly Gringo but the food is good. The Tex-Mex at Gonzales however is more authentic and well made. I would put it at number one and Mia's at number two.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/mias-tex-mex-restaurant-dallas
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/10/24 15:35:23 (permalink)
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With all due respect to wanderingjew, in the same neighborhood I would go with Gonzales Restaurant for (arguably) better food. Although, not quite as "colorful" as El Ranchito a few blocks away, It's actually where the locals eat. I personally much prefer it. They're highly noted for their fresh, homemade flour tortillas and homemade salsa fresco. The best anywhere!
https://www.yelp.com/biz/gonzalez-restaurant-dallas-2
http://www.gonzalezrestaurant.com
 
Another good Tex-Mex option would be Mia's Tex-Mex on Lemmon Avenue. It's clientele is mostly Gringo but the food is good. The Tex-Mex at Gonzales however is more authentic and well made. I would put it at number one and Mia's at number two.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/mias-tex-mex-restaurant-dallas




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You deliberately gave me a bum recommendation?     
I couldn't tell you about the rest of the menu but the Parrelada Mexican was one of the best meals I had this year- not a top 10 but most likely an honorable mention

On the other hand I visited Mia's Tex Mex on my previous visit to Dallas in 2005 and loved it- however when I mentioned it previously- you sought of poo-pooed it!
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/10/24 16:09:31 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby wanderingjew 2017/10/24 16:15:30
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With all due respect to wanderingjew, in the same neighborhood I would go with Gonzales Restaurant for (arguably) better food. Although, not quite as "colorful" as El Ranchito a few blocks away, It's actually where the locals eat. I personally much prefer it. They're highly noted for their fresh, homemade flour tortillas and homemade salsa fresco. The best anywhere!
https://www.yelp.com/biz/gonzalez-restaurant-dallas-2
http://www.gonzalezrestaurant.com
 
Another good Tex-Mex option would be Mia's Tex-Mex on Lemmon Avenue. It's clientele is mostly Gringo but the food is good. The Tex-Mex at Gonzales however is more authentic and well made. I would put it at number one and Mia's at number two.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/mias-tex-mex-restaurant-dallas




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You deliberately gave me a bum recommendation?     
I couldn't tell you about the rest of the menu but the Parrelada Mexican was one of the best meals I had this year- not a top 10 but most likely an honorable mention

On the other hand I visited Mia's Tex Mex on my previous visit to Dallas in 2005 and loved it- however when I mentioned it previously- you sought of poo-pooed it!


Hold on there, cowboy! Yes, I did recommend El Ranchito. Their food is very good and it has that Mexican-American "vibe". I would still not hesitate to recommend it to someone from out of town. However, as I said, I personally prefer the Tex-Mex cooking at Restaurant Gonzales.
 
I only sort of "poo-pooed" Mia's Tex-Mex because, although the food is good, It's somewhat Gringo-ized and not quite as authentic as the others. Capeesh?
 
You know I love ya.
 
 
 
 
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/10/24 16:30:55 (permalink)

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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/12/07 08:21:49 (permalink)
Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to this.  We just returned from our New Mexico trip earlier this week and have been busy.
 
Are we still on for this Saturday, December 9?  I sure hope so!  It would work better for us if we could get together later in the afternoon, maybe around 5:00.  How does that work for everyone?  And I mentioned earlier about Tex-Mex, but after 10+ days of eating in New Mexico, we would probably prefer something in a different direction.  Twinwillow, what do you have in mind?
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/12/07 12:45:07 (permalink)
Writing down all of these suggestions for that next time I head to Texas.
 
Has anyone tried the Blue Goose?
 
I had very interesting chile rellenos there.
 

 
Inside instead of cheese the chiles were stuffed with ground beef, raisins and peanuts:
 

 
And stranger to me yet, the cheese enchiladas were covered in queso.  Cheese on cheese!
 

 
I hope I don't drive there any time soon. 
 
Wishing you all a grand, tasty time!
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/12/07 13:33:02 (permalink)
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Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to this.  We just returned from our New Mexico trip earlier this week and have been busy.
 
Are we still on for this Saturday, December 9?  I sure hope so!  It would work better for us if we could get together later in the afternoon, maybe around 5:00.  How does that work for everyone?  And I mentioned earlier about Tex-Mex, but after 10+ days of eating in New Mexico, we would probably prefer something in a different direction.  Twinwillow, what do you have in mind?


5:00pm on Saturday works great for me. No Tex-Mex, eh? Ok, let me think about a good alternative. Get back to ya real soon.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/12/07 13:37:34 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby mar52 2017/12/07 15:17:02
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Writing down all of these suggestions for that next time I head to Texas.
 
Has anyone tried the Blue Goose?
 
I had very interesting chile rellenos there.
I hope I don't drive there any time soon. 
 
Wishing you all a grand, tasty time!

 
Mar, Blue Goose is still around and still very popular for excellent Tex-Mex. Two
locations in dallas, now.
 
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/12/07 15:19:57 (permalink)
Just a suggestion......Jimmy's Italian food store. Dallas' highly respected and very popular Italian market also serving the best Italian sausages and great Italian and New Orleans style sandwiches. 
Also, the largest Italian Wine selection in Texas. I love this store!
https://www.yelp.com/biz/jimmys-food-store-dallas
I'll look for your comments and opinion.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/12/07 15:39:17 (permalink)
Per above, Jimmy's sandwich menu......Note the low prices!
https://www.jimmysfoodstore.com/menu.php
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/12/07 16:08:15 (permalink)
Twinwillow-
Man, look at those sandwiches!  Sounds like a great suggestion.  How about we meet there on Saturday at 5:00PM?  Anyone else able to join us?
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/12/07 17:34:36 (permalink)
Wow! I have never seen any Italian sandwiches  which look  better than those! I would go there in a flash.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/12/07 17:45:38 (permalink)
if I was in Dallas - Fort worth for a couple of weeks, and got tired of BBQ, Tex Mex, Burgers, CFS and Chili, I would definitely check out the Italian Sandwich joint- that Muffuletta has my name written all over it- Hey isn't New Orleans close to Dallas anyway ?
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2017/12/08 00:02:21 (permalink)
OK, that's great! Jimmy's is located at the corner of Bryan Street and Fitzhugh. Parking is usually a bitch but at that time of day it should be OK.
I'm delighted y'all approved of my suggestion. I know we'll all enjoy it very much.
See you Saturday at 5:00pm. 
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2018/04/18 10:11:20 (permalink)
Hi -this is short notice I know
getting sent to Dallas for business tomorrow (Thursday) and home late Friday.
Looking for somewhere to have BBQ for dinner on Thursday, and would be happy for any RF company as well. 
I know most of the "true" BBQ spots are open till mid day or they run out, but I'll be working then. 
so any rec's for a evening spot are welcome. 
I'll be near Baylor MC on Gaston. 
Thanks much 
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2018/04/18 11:10:16 (permalink)
I'm afraid you're out of luck for one of the "best" BBQ joints because they all close at 3:00PM. Including Pecan Lodge which is where I would have sent you. 
They're open late only Friday & Saturday eves.
 
Down from the "top of the scale" a bit is Lockart SmokeHouse at the corner of Davis &
Bishop in the Oak Cliff area. Depending on traffic, about 15-20 UBER minutes away from Baylor MC.
 
That would be your very best bet for a good mid-week BBQ dinner. Unfortunately I would not be able to join you
Lockhart Smokehouse - Bishop Arts District - Dallas, TX - Yelp
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