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jeffbatl Jul 23, 2007 01:14 PM

so i will be in this area in a couple of weeks and was looking for some good local spots around here. maybe a good breakfast place with really good coffee etc. and a good dinner spot with a good beer selection

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    randyjl RE: jeffbatl Jul 23, 2007 01:19 PM

    Kuby's for German breakfast and Bubba's for absolutely great friend chicken and rolls! You are in the heart of one of Dallas' best food areas!

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      pinotho RE: randyjl Jul 23, 2007 02:01 PM

      second both Kuby's and Bubba's......by the way , check and see if Bubba's doesn't serve old fashioned breakfasts , as I'm flashing on an image of biscuits and gravy .

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        mbreed RE: pinotho Aug 7, 2007 12:06 PM

        Yes, Bubba's has excellent breakfasts too. I lived in an apartment across from Bubba's during college, and it's a wonderful thing to wake up every morning to the smell of fried chicken!

    2. air RE: jeffbatl Jul 23, 2007 01:20 PM

      Henk's European Deli, can't beat 22 oz draft Optimator for $3.25.

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        pinotho RE: air Jul 23, 2007 02:04 PM

        Henk's is a great choice for beer......and if it's Friday , a good choice for a German dinner....maybe open on Sat night too , does anyone know Henk's hours ?

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          air RE: pinotho Jul 23, 2007 04:26 PM

          From their site: http://www.henksblackforest.com/

          Monday through Thursday: 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM.*
          Friday: 7:00 AM until 10:00 PM.*
          Saturday: 7:00 AM until 9:00 PM.*
          Sunday Brunch: 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.*
          *Kitchen closes 1/2 hour prior.

          I also added a link... more stuff in the chow database is good :P
          Oh yeah, and the beer is $3 for the 22 oz, not $3.25. I've wanted to go there for brunch on sunday, I hear it's quite good.

          Henk's European Deli
          5811 Blackwell St, Dallas, TX 75231

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            simply_victoria RE: air Jul 23, 2007 04:53 PM

            Oh I love Henk's, especially on Friday nights. Its a good old fashioned german family night there.

            I usually walk out full with a handful of chocolate I don't need.

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              air RE: simply_victoria Jul 24, 2007 11:40 AM

              Oh yeah, I almost forgot about Trinity Hall! Gotta mention this place too for good beers.


      2. vktp RE: jeffbatl Jul 23, 2007 06:25 PM

        Henks is one of my favorite places in town. Another good option in that area is Olivella's. You're also a short drive away from Knox-Henderson-- Highland Park Pharmacy, Rouge, Taverna, Sangria, Cafe Madrid, Roti Grill, Kozy Kitchen, Cuba Libre, Old Monk, Porch, Fireside Pies. . . Look any of them up on this message board or guidelive.com

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          kindofabigdeal RE: jeffbatl Jul 23, 2007 06:50 PM

          Breakfast spots-

          Cafe Brazil - diner with latin flair
          Zaguan - Venezuelan bakery with egg dishes and crepes and great lunch options
          Drip Coffee - Coffeehouse. Wonderful scones

          These are all really good and serve good coffee

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            jeffbatl RE: jeffbatl Jul 23, 2007 06:59 PM

            thanks for all the great recs

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              IHeartAsparagus RE: jeffbatl Jul 23, 2007 07:11 PM

              I second the HP Pharmacy, an old neighborhood soda fountain. My grandmother went there, my mother, now me. Chocolate sodas are fantastic. Cafe Madrid and Fireside Pies are great as well.

              And because you are near SMU, you must go to Mustang Donuts. The plain ol' glazed is fabulous!!!

            2. Scagnetti RE: jeffbatl Jul 24, 2007 10:03 AM

              Doing the SMU campus visit are we?

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                jeffbatl RE: Scagnetti Jul 24, 2007 10:55 AM

                nope. i'm there for business and this seemed like a good central location near the tollway

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                  bhoward RE: jeffbatl Jul 24, 2007 11:19 AM

                  Check out the bar and restaurant at the Hotel Lumen across the street from SMU. I have never eaten there but have heard it is decent. The bar is a good place for a cocktail in that area.


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                    jeffbatl RE: bhoward Jul 24, 2007 12:13 PM

                    that is where i am staying

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                      bhoward RE: jeffbatl Jul 24, 2007 12:35 PM

                      Jeff: E-mail me privately and I will give you some important information about the hotel. bhoward@hdbtyler.com

              2. GroovinGourmet RE: jeffbatl Jul 31, 2007 10:02 PM

                Burger House!

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                  skedhead2000 RE: jeffbatl Aug 1, 2007 10:24 AM

                  Olivella's is new and it serves fantastic (albeit pricey) pizzas. It's a tiny hole in the wall. Please do NOT go to Cafe Brazil . . . it is foul, it is vile, it is food unfit for eating unless you're piss drunk and it's 2am and nowhere else is open . . .which is how Cafe Brazil stays in business). Bubba's in Snider Plaza has the city's best fried chicken. Penne Pomodoro (also in Snider Plaza) has great straightforward, affordable italian food. It won't knock your socks off, but their pasta dishes all hit the spot.

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                    jeffbatl RE: skedhead2000 Aug 1, 2007 10:48 AM

                    nice. i'll have to check it out

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                    jeffbatl RE: jeffbatl Aug 1, 2007 12:52 PM

                    any good sushi around here?

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                      kendraburt RE: jeffbatl Aug 1, 2007 04:18 PM

                      Oishii on Wycliff at Maple

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                        palattefanatic RE: jeffbatl Aug 1, 2007 04:46 PM


                        Sushi Zushi

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                          mbreed RE: jeffbatl Aug 7, 2007 12:08 PM

                          Reikyu in Mockingbird Station (Mockingbird & I-75). Really close to Trinity Hall too, for good beer selection.

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                          palattefanatic RE: jeffbatl Aug 1, 2007 04:49 PM

                          BuzzBrew for breakfast

                          The Libertine Bar and The Meridian Room both have a great menu and a great beer selection - mostly imports from Europe.

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                            jeffbatl RE: palattefanatic Aug 2, 2007 06:27 AM

                            BuzzBrew looks fantastic. i think that and Allgood will be my breakfast spots

                            and i will check out Libertine and the Meridian Room

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                              simply_victoria RE: jeffbatl Aug 2, 2007 11:12 AM

                              FYI, Libertine has food deals until 7. Half price mediteranean plate until 7. YUM!! And they have great fries!

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                            DTF RE: jeffbatl Aug 6, 2007 09:03 PM

                            Felissa's is a little know gem, waking distance from SMU on Milton, a side street off Snider Plaza. It's local, it's good, and it's not very well known - at least not yet.

                            If you want something that's fairly casual, Ozona's is a great place for good Tex inspired food and a cold beer, however, service can be hit or miss.

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