Greetings from a new Dallasite
Just a brief introduction from a new member. I moved to Dallas back in July and just got around to posting up here. I've already picked up lots of great recs from searching around here. Also, I work at Central Market on Lovers as a "foodie."
Interests: Vietnamese and Thai, real Mexican, mega-spicy foods, Offal, Pork, Oysters and Crawfish
Favorites in town so far: Bistro B, Louie's, Herrera's, Lola, Tong's House
We stayed in an uptown apartment for a month right after we moved from CA 18 months ago. Breadwinners was around the corner and we love their breakfast and bread.
For real Mexican, we like El Fuego in Richardson.
We like Thai Thai's buffet, but not so much the dishes we ordered from the menu.
Is Tong's House (in Richardson?) good? What kind of Chinese? It's around the corner from where we live and we never paid attention.
If we're just talking Uptown:
Kozy Kitchen for something a little different
Tin Star in the Quadrangle
Yutaka Sushi Bistro
Coal Vines for pizza
Campania also for pizza
Hola or Cafe Madrid for Spanish tapas
Tio's Tortas supposed to be good, but haven't been
Wild About Harry's for frozen custard and hot dogs
Otherwise. . .
Cuquita's on Henderson
Dallas doesn't really have great Thai, but my personal preferences in town are
Thai Soon in Richardson
Chan Thai in the Bishop Arts District
Toy's Cafe on Lemmon Ave
First Chinese BBQ
my parents still go to Saigon Kitchen in Garland, but that's more out of habit than anything else. You might want to check some of the places discussed here:
http://chaskemp.googlepages.com/east_... But there's definitely lots of viable options in that Jupiter/Walnut Little Saigon area.
Daza's in Deep Ellum
Crustacean's in Deep Ellum
If you like Lola you'll also like York Street. Had some great sweetbreads there in the past, but the menu is seasonal, so.
Other notables in town:
Hattie's in Bishop Arts
Sushi Sake in Richardson (search for previous postings on this board; you'll find plenty of accolades
)Doughmonkey for baked goods
Henry's in Plano for ice cream
Can't help you with pork, uber-spicy, oysters, or crawfish.
Finding good Asian cusuine in Dallas is not an easy task. I have not found any notable Thai retaurant here despite visiting most in Dallas. Vietnamese is also pretty pitiful. Royal Thai and Bistro B are the best Thai/Vietnamese I have found.