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vstock Aug 9, 2009 06:50 PM

I have looked at previous posts, and they are very outdated. I would love to hear what your favorites are in the area (details on the food please!). Thanks!

  1. twinwillow Aug 9, 2009 11:29 PM

    Here's a list of 300 plus BYOB's within 20 miles of 75209.
    The very best of the bunch? Amici Signature in Carrollton
    http://www.gobyo.com/res.php?

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      CocoaNut Aug 10, 2009 09:17 AM

      Nonna Tata in FW - Southside. 5 star Italian at casual VERY small restaurant. Many pastas made in-house. No better. Limited seating and odd hours.

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        twinwillow Aug 10, 2009 12:14 PM

        I heard it's fantastic but, very difficult to get in. They're closed on weekends and the "locals" know when to go so they don't have to wait 2 hours to get a table.

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          CocoaNut Aug 10, 2009 01:13 PM

          Yep! The hours really are bad for those with a Mon-Fri work week. They are open Tues - Fri for lunch, which I belive is served until 3. They then reopen at 5:30 (?) and serve dinner until they are ready to close - I was told about 9-9:30.

          The 2 times I've been, I've arrived at 4:30. I was the first there once and the 2nd to arrive another. As others arrive, there was general conversation that occurred until they opened, so it wasn't boring. But in 100 degree temps, it certainly wouldn't be that comfortable. As I remember, there are 5, maybe 6 tables, one of which I think served 6, the others only 4. In nice temps, there are 2 or 3 additional tables just outside the front door on the sidwalk - next to the street. If you do not receive a table for the first seating, they'll take your cell # and call you when a table is about to be open. So at least you don't have to wait there on the premise - although, there's not much else in the immediate area to entertain yourself with.

          IF you can make it, the food - quality and taste - is worth the inconvenience.
          Which speaking of inconvenience, it's cash or check only. If you forget your wine (or other), there's a convenience store a few blocks away, but the selection may be scary.

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        dg1873 Aug 13, 2009 09:41 AM

        Our favorites are Mais and Urbano (no corkage). Also Campania ($5 corkage).

        1. twinwillow Aug 13, 2009 01:22 PM

          I go to many BYOB's in Dallas. One of my favorites is, Cafe Amore' on Coit Road in Richardson. A terrific "red sauce" mom & pop Italian.
          For great Greek, Zorba's on Preston Road in Plano.
          And, don't forget, Gregory's in East Plano. Sensational food!
          There are hundreds more. The, Dallas Morning News website lists all of them under BYOB.

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            simply_victoria Aug 13, 2009 01:58 PM

            I still like Noodlewave on Spring Valley and Coit and Venezia on Audelia and Buckingham.

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              foiegras Aug 15, 2009 08:30 PM

              Afghan Grill is BYOB (I believe it's over the line & in Plano)--kebabs are the specialty, but pretty much everything's good. The pumpkin appetizer is nice. Rosewater ice cream with cardamom for dessert ...

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