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Oct 2, 2009 01:55 PM

Eastern/Middle European Cuisine---Dallas

I miss Franki's Lil Europe in North Dallas (it went under) and the stupid train that went around overhead. My favorite dish there was this stuffed breaded chicken breast. I miss red cabbage. I need a new place to get my grub on. Any suggestions to fill the void?

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  1. They were German as much as anything else. I would suggest Jorg's in Plano By the way both of the foods you mention are also very easy to make at home.

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    1. re: irodguy

      For You European Cafe & Deli

      Bavarian Grill (I think they have a "stupid" train overhead, too, but am not positive since we don't pay attention to anything but food :-

      1. re: kuidaore

        Not even the polka stylings of Alan and Manfred? I love going to their biergarten and watching the entertainment, it's a blast. Sometimes I'll get a craving for ham hocks though, mmm!

        1. re: air

          No maybe because we usually go there for lunch and often at weird hours like 2-3pm. We know when soccer games are playing on the big screen, though, because I'm with a soccer freak.
          Did you already come back from YVR?

          1. re: kuidaore

            Gotcha, before I decide to head over there, I usually glance at the site to see who is performing in the biergarten. I go to Henk's a lot more often and sometimes they'll bring out a big screen for soccer games. It was a blast to watch the Euro 2008 finals over there.

            I'm leaving for Seattle tonight and we actually decided to cancel the Vancouver segment of the trip. Disappointed yes, but rather than spending an afternoon/night there, I think it'd be better to set aside a whole week during the summer, specifically while Richmond Night Market is going on. And there's lots of goodies planned thanks to many excellent suggestions from Kirk and ExtraMSG, this weekend will be very fun!

    2. For You European Cafe & Deli

      Bavarian Grill (I think they have a "stupid" train overhead, too, but am not positive since we don't pay attention to anything but food :-

      1. So we have:

        Jorgs Cafe Vienna
        For You Deli
        Bavarian Grill

        Anyone been to all three? Which is better?

        Any other German restaurants of note in DFW? I'll be there for a limited time next month.

        Also, what's the price range for Jorgs? Their menu is sans prix.

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        1. re: sheltonp

          Jorgs is a simple German diner really (not a dis or anything). It's not expensive. Bavarian Grill offers a bit more in terms of menu variety, little train (yes they have one), polka music, sausages and beer, but the food is not any better than Jorg's overall I'd say. If you just want a solid German meal go to Jorg's, if you want a fun atmosphere with decent (but not great) German food, go to Bavarian Grill. Which brings up the question: can German food be great?

          1. re: luniz


            Well, German food can be comforting at least.

            1. re: sheltonp

              omg luniz, thats funny. And sadly true. Even the best of the German dishes I have had (including in Germany) are what they are. That said, I do like Bavarian Grill, the people there are dynamite.

          2. re: sheltonp

            For pure taste of the food I go for Jorgs. The food at Bavarian grill is just okay. The schnitzel at Jorgs is much better. I would have to swear that the potato pancakes at Bavarian grill are out of a box. Now I tilt toward Jorgs because he is Austrian and not German. I grew up on viennese style schnitzel. Yes Bavarian grill has more stuff, entertainment etc. If you are going for beer go to Bavarian grill for food Jorgs.

            1. re: irodguy

              Agree with irodguy, I too prefer Jorgs over Bavarian Grill.

            2. re: sheltonp

              As mentioned earlier, Henk's, one of my favorite spots in town. I saw your other post and they're actually pretty close to the area you're looking at, sheltonp. I prefer going there early in the day, perfect for breakfast/lunch/brunch.

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

              1. re: air

                I think this is the place in which I get the best cake in all the land---the Swiss Madrisa. It's a staple of birthdays in our household!