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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 16:46:20 (permalink)
BB: More Mexican to try. Another favorite of mine is El Tizoncito's Mexico City style cuisine.
Three locations in Dallas. All excellent!
http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-tizoncito-dallas-4
http://eltizoncitous.com/
 
And, Tacos La Banqueta. A true Mexico City style dive for "street tacos". 99% Mexican customer base. The absolute best street tacos in Dallas! With 3 or 4 locations in Dallas, I like the Carroll Street location in East Dallas the best. Be sure to have the Suadero tacos (belly brisket). And ask for cilantro and onions in it. Also, don't forget to request their incomparable Green Sauce on the side.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/tacos-la-banqueta-dallas-4
 
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 17:50:24 (permalink)
Another of Dallas' favorite burger (plus more) Roadfood quality dives. Angry Dog. Very good! Check out their entire menu.
http://angrydog.com/index.php
 
In "Deep Ellum", within very short walking distance to Cane Rosso, Luscher's Red Hots and, Pecan Lodge.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 18:50:10 (permalink)
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Whenever you can, Dale. I'll still be here and as I said, I'll always be happy to see you again.




That's a very noble gesture. Thanks!


I was wondering if you've ever been to Mia's Tex Mex ? 10 years ago someone on the forum suggested it, I enjoyed a really good fajita there.

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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 18:55:11 (permalink)
I am amazed at the great response to this.  Thanks so much to everyone, especially Twinwillow and MetroplexJim.  I am furiously writing down notes.
 
So, here is the big question.....  Where can a guy get a great slice of pie in Dallas/Fort Worth?  I have enjoyed slices at Paris Coffee Shop, Norma's Café and Ponder Steakhouse in the past, but where is that truly great slice of pie?
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 19:04:28 (permalink)
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Whenever you can, Dale. I'll still be here and as I said, I'll always be happy to see you again.




That's a very noble gesture. Thanks!


I was wondering if you've ever been to Mia's Tex Mex ? 10 years ago someone on the forum suggested it, I enjoyed a really good fajita there.


Mia's Tex-Mex. 
Very "mainstream" Tex-Mex but, very good and very popular with the "gringo" crowd.
The brisket tacos are very notable.
 
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 19:04:44 (permalink)
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Pecan Lodge for sure, but how about after that?

I just finished watching an episode of BBQ with Franklin and Pecan Lodge uses a mix of mesquite, oak, and hickory for smoking, in case that sort of factoid might interest you.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 19:08:10 (permalink)
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Pecan Lodge for sure, but how about after that?

I just finished watching an episode of BBQ with Franklin and Pecan Lodge uses a mix of mesquite, oak, and hickory for smoking, in case that sort of factoid might interest you.


Yes, I'm familiar with that episode. As good as Pecan Lodge is, Franklin BBQ is in a league of it's own.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 19:11:56 (permalink)
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I am amazed at the great response to this.  Thanks so much to everyone, especially Twinwillow and MetroplexJim.  I am furiously writing down notes.
 
So, here is the big question.....  Where can a guy get a great slice of pie in Dallas/Fort Worth?  I have enjoyed slices at Paris Coffee Shop, Norma's Café and Ponder Steakhouse in the past, but where is that truly great slice of pie?


I'm not a big sweet dessert guy but I am familiar with the splendid reputation of Norma's Cafe.
 
Let me do some research and get back to you on pie.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 19:19:18 (permalink)
Regarding pie: Of the ones mentioned in the link below, I have heard the biggest buzz for Emporium Pies. They have the reputation for the best pies in Dallas.
http://www.dmagazine.com/...best-cobbler-in-dallas
http://www.yelp.com/biz/emporium-pies-dallas
 
If the above list is not enough, have a look at these........
http://www.yelp.com/searc...;find_loc=Dallas%2C+TX
 
 
post edited by Twinwillow - 2015/08/10 19:24:30
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 19:28:02 (permalink)
Geeze, with all my great food recs, I'm eating a salad and franks 'n beans tonight.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 19:39:06 (permalink)
Twinwillow-
Thank you so much.  Emporium Pies looks like a winner and I will read up on the other places when I get the chance.  When we meet, the franks & Beans will be on me!
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 19:43:51 (permalink)
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Twinwillow-
Thank you so much.  Emporium Pies looks like a winner and I will read up on the other places when I get the chance.  When we meet, the franks & Beans will be on me!


Yum.   
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 19:45:25 (permalink)
Okay, I am a completest. 
 
One of things I want to do is eat in everyplace in the Hamburger America book.  There are 13 to go that are still open.  Two of them are in North Texas, Adair's Saloon in Dallas and Herd's Hamburgers in Jacksboro.  Any opinions on these two places?  I will probably hit both, despite the fact that Jacksboro is a serious hike. 
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 19:45:38 (permalink)
I enjoyed Norma's Cafe. 
 
I had chicken fried steak with assorted vegetables (macaroni and cheese is a vegetable in Texas) but what stood out was their pies.
 
Like it so much that I made a repeat visit the next time I was in Texas.
 

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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 19:47:11 (permalink)
mar52-
And I am a sucker for tall meringue!
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 19:49:01 (permalink)
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I enjoyed Norma's Cafe. 
 
I had chicken fried steak with assorted vegetables (macaroni and cheese is a vegetable in Texas) but what stood out was their pies.
 
Like it so much that I made a repeat visit the next time I was in Texas.
 



Yup, you can't go wrong with Norma's Cafe. Good call, Mar.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 19:58:37 (permalink)
The better Mexican restaurants in Dallas all do a Tres Leches cake. Mr. Mesero which I recommended earlier does (arguably) the best in town. Theirs is a Cinco Leches cake.
http://www.southernplate.com/2013/05/cuatro-leches-cake-four-milk-cake.html (recipe)
 
Better than any pie! It's what Sally was probably really eating at Katz's. 
 
 
 
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 20:15:52 (permalink)
This is a picture of my lunch the last time I went to Norma's Cafe.
 

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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 20:19:47 (permalink)
YUM! Looks a lot better than my franks 'n beans tonight.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 20:26:31 (permalink)
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 20:30:21 (permalink)
Twinwillow, if you're ever up in Sherman, TX stop at Tracks.  It had the absolute best chicken fried steak I had on that trip and I ate it everywhere.
 
http://tracks-restaurant.com/
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 20:43:15 (permalink)
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Twinwillow, if you're ever up in Sherman, TX stop at Tracks.  It had the absolute best chicken fried steak I had on that trip and I ate it everywhere.
 
http://tracks-restaurant.com/


Gosh, Mar. I haven't been up the Sherman-Dennison way in 15 years. We used to stop at 
Hucks for fried catfish when we kept a boat at Lake Texoma. You mentioned Hucks earlier on this thread. They were great at frying catfish.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 20:51:51 (permalink)
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Okay, I am a completest. 
 
One of things I want to do is eat in everyplace in the Hamburger America book.  There are 13 to go that are still open.  Two of them are in North Texas, Adair's Saloon in Dallas and Herd's Hamburgers in Jacksboro.  Any opinions on these two places?  I will probably hit both, despite the fact that Jacksboro is a serious hike. 


BB, I've known Adair's ever since I've been in Dallas (52 years). However, given a choice,
I'd go with Angry Dog (mentioned earlier) nearby.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/10 22:33:00 (permalink)
BB - Drive myboy drive dont hike especially in TX
MAR - Macaroni and cheese is THE vegetable of the south
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/11 02:09:58 (permalink)
I've not spent time in Dallas since the 70's but there was a Mexican place in a converted gas station that was outstanding and that's where the entire Washington Redskins team would go when they were in town to play The Cowgirls. They never won there because they were too busy running to the John during the game!
Can't remember the name of the joint but it was excellent!
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/11 06:24:57 (permalink)
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bb - Are you going to squeeze in a tour of Cowboys Stadium?

Somehow, Jerry Jones will have to manage without my money.  Think he will be okay?
 
The Rangers are in town, so I may decide to go to a game, but probably not.  The one tourist destination I have to visit every time in Dallas is Fair Park, with their spectacular art deco architecture.
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/11 09:34:50 (permalink)
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I've not spent time in Dallas since the 70's but there was a Mexican place in a converted gas station that was outstanding and that's where the entire Washington Redskins team would go when they were in town to play The Cowgirls. They never won there because they were too busy running to the John during the game!
Can't remember the name of the joint but it was excellent!


LOL, now, almost every gas station in Dallas houses a taco joint. 
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/11 11:00:18 (permalink)
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bb - Are you going to squeeze in a tour of Cowboys Stadium?

Somehow, Jerry Jones will have to manage without my money.  Think he will be okay?
 
The Rangers are in town, so I may decide to go to a game, but probably not.  The one tourist destination I have to visit every time in Dallas is Fair Park, with their spectacular art deco architecture.




Don't miss The Sixth Floor Museum.
 
Something truly vile, horrific, and history-changing happened to have happened in Dallas 11/22/1963.
 
Everyone that lived through that has an 'opinion'.
 
Visiting that and seeing the actual 'scene of the crime' will better inform one's 'opinion'.
 
(BTW:  I am most definitely not a 'conspiracy nut'; the first time I ever saw and travelled it "the lay on the land" and the scale of the scene was so very much different than I had imagined it from the hours of video I had previously seen). 
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/11 13:30:34 (permalink)
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I have been to the Sixth Floor Museum three times and agree that it is a must visit. 
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Re: Headed to Dallas 2015/08/11 13:35:16 (permalink)
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MJ-
I have been to the Sixth Floor Museum three times and agree that it is a must visit. 


Being an Uber driver here in Dallas, that's where most out-of-towners want to visit first.
The second most asked for destination? BBQ!
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