New Place to Eat in North Austin-DiMassi's
Saw a coming soon banner for DiMassi's Mediteranean Buffett in the shopping center near 183 & Oak Knoll.
A couple doors down from Mongolian Grill.
I think it's a chain, but I'm not sure and it didn't say when it was opening.
I'm looking forward to it. It will give me a new option for lunch at work. Tino's is a bit far.
I have eaten at the one in The Woodlands, but it was a few years ago, so I wouldn't be able to give a decent review of the quality. I recall a nice assortment of Greek and Lebanese foods and an interesting Lebanese drink being offered amongst the fountain drinks and iced tea. Jalab I think.
It's in the old location of the short-lived "La Fiesta" restaurant, which I think was a Serrano's before that. Seems like one of those doomed locations (a la Don Luis's location). Hopefully this place will buck the trend. I'm looking forward to trying it!
Here's a report a couple of months ago by a Houston blogger which pretty well sums it up.
I am a big fan of DiMassi's but we have lots of options and I haven't been in months. I, too, have only gone to the Richmond Ave. location. I love the tabouli - all the salads, really. The fish is tilapia, clearly identified everytime I've been there. Dessert cookies are good - smallish, though. The biggest downer has been the baked spinach which can turn black on the bottom and get very bitter from extended exposure to the heat.