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Moules Frites in Dallas?

Just watched Throwdown with Bobby Flay, (not my fave show btw) but the challenge dish looked amazing and I have never had the pleasure of trying it. Just wondering if Moules Frites or Mussels and fries exists in the Dallas area?

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  1. I love mussels! I havent seen the frites sold with them but that sound tasty. I have my favorite mussels spots in town and look forward to hearing all the ones I havent tried. I will gather a list.

    1. Ginger - Go try them at Salum on Cole. They are something to remember and perfectly executed every time. Splurge for the garlic aioli.

      1. I see that Cadot (probably DD's favorite mussel spot) has mussels on the menu and also a smoked salmon appetizer on the menu with straw potatoes. Perhaps you can convince them to serve Moules Frites as an appetizer. It is worth a shot and I am sure it would be cheaper than Salum, not that Salum is a bad choice.

        1. As I remember Citrus Bistro also serves them.

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          1. re: irodguy

            The Old Monk does a respectable job with them. Plus you have large choice of Belgiun Beers to go with.

            1. re: J.R.

              I was about to say Old Monk. I also heard that they are making them using the old Green Room recipe at Park.

          2. Toulouse on Knox has my favorite, especially the Thai. I look for places that move a lot of them so you know they're fresh. Toulouse fits that bill, plus has a nice and reasonable French wine list.

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            1. re: sike101

              I second Toulouse -- big, plump mussels offered in different preparations. Broth that makes you want to dredge a whole baguette through it. Oh, man, now I have to go there.

              1. re: kebnabi

                Was on a mussel hunt this week and Touslouse had a lot of nice variations, including the OP's moules.. They also serve a version of the Green Room mussels ala Marc Cassel.

            2. In Fort Worth, Sapristi Bistro serves them - not as "a dish" but as one of the specialties.


              It's been a while since I've been (spotty service - food always great) - but the wine list used to be good, too.

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              1. re: texangirl

                Sapristi's menu looks amazingly tempting for lunch, dinner or brunch !!! and for me, a definite must try - the "Blues" and "Greens" particularly. I can live with so-so service if the food is remarkable - the "tip" being the distinguisher there.

                Thanks for putting this restaurant on the radar.

              2. Just had it for dinner at Old Monk. Plate was about $11. Pretty good, but the frites were not as crispy as I remembered.

                1. I had them last week for lunch at the Oceanaire. They were wonderful.

                  1. "Just wondering if Moules Frites or Mussels and fries exists in the Dallas area?"

                    only whenever i open my eyes and look at a menu.

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                    1. re: adkim

                      adkim, what is your favorite mussels and fries? i saw them recently on a menu, i think it may have been Masaryk. i love mussels and i love fries! what a great idea to have them together. but isn't it hard to keep the fries crispy? just my opinion

                      1. re: teegee


                        I once met this Belgian gal while getting my teeth whitened. I asked where she likes to go for her moules frites, but I was so amused by her disdain and rant towards the French and Germans, I don’t actually remember if she answered the question. She was really pretty. I'm talking bombshell...like, here are all my credit cards you can have them. Does that kinda' answer your question?

                        Yeah, I heard great things about Masaryk’s moule frites (I’m telling you--that modern mexican-belgian fusion cuisine is going to be the next big thing) and that their fries don’t succumb to the sogginess that other inferior frites succumb to. I don’t know how they do it.

                        Anyhow, I do love me some moules frites-enjoying them al fresco listening to relaxing music like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjRatw...

                        1. re: adkim

                          OMG, is that a rave in Second Life? ha.

                          1. re: adkim

                            I think to keep them from getting soggy, they double fry them. Fry them, remove and let stand about half an hour and flash fry them the second time until done.

                            1. re: texasredtop

                              All fries are double fried. Otherwise they would be limp and greasy.