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sacredsoul Nov 23, 2009 03:29 PM

Hey ya'll !

I was in Dallas a couple of months ago and I ate at a charming restaurant somewhere near the Inwood, I think... It was an old fashioned parlor with booths and home made cooking. They had okra, sweet corn bread, it was wonderful...
I had a dish of crispy fried chicken, mashed potates, corn, sweet corn bread and some sort of white gravy...
Does anyone know which resturant I'm talking about?
Or at least can give the recipe of that delicious gravy?

Thanks,
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    CocoaNut RE: sacredsoul Nov 23, 2009 03:34 PM

    If just west of Inwood, on Lovers, then most likely Celebration.

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      slewfoot RE: CocoaNut Nov 23, 2009 08:37 PM

      Celebration also came to my mind first. See if this link rings a bell....
      http://www.celebrationrestaurant.com/

      And it's y'all.

      Not ya'll. ;-)

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        CocoaNut RE: slewfoot Nov 24, 2009 06:40 AM

        I've always lived in the south and for whatever reason, have always spelled the plural "you" as "ya'll". Not sure why - probably because " 'll " is a common contraction ending. There are blogs on the 2 spellings though..... ;)

    2. twinwillow RE: sacredsoul Nov 23, 2009 07:31 PM

      I'll bet you mean, Dunston's Steak House. Did they have an open mesquite wood grill in back of the salad bar?
      http://www.dunstonssteakhouse.com/lov...

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        Webra1 RE: twinwillow Nov 24, 2009 12:14 PM

        From the poster's description, it sounds nothing at all like Dunston's.

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          LewisvilleHounder RE: Webra1 Nov 24, 2009 12:59 PM

          I would say it is either Celebration at Inwood and Lovers (the most likely) or Kel's at Inwood and Forest. Both have old fashioned diner type food.

          Nothing further south towards Lemmon or even close to Parkland (Harry Hines) sound like what the OP is looking for.

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            slewfoot RE: LewisvilleHounder Nov 24, 2009 01:55 PM

            Hmmm. Never thought about Kel's. Could be.

      2. DallasDude RE: sacredsoul Nov 24, 2009 01:54 PM

        I would say it was no doubt Celebration if in that vacinity. Kel's is probably 5 or 6 miles from there at best and at the site of an old Pizza Inn. What did the place look like inside or out, that would make it much easier to identify.

        1. Scagnetti RE: sacredsoul Nov 25, 2009 05:58 AM

          Unless the place looked like the inside of an old Wyatt's Cafeteria (Dunston's) then it's Celebration.

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            Mellicita RE: sacredsoul Nov 28, 2009 08:42 AM

            Other possibilities would be diners like Mama's Daughter's Diner or the Original Marker Diner.

            www.mamasdaughtersdiner.com/

            www.originalmarketdiner.com

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              dillonsmimi RE: sacredsoul Dec 1, 2009 05:15 AM

              To answer your question OP....call the restaurant in question and ask for the recipe. Most 'home style' cooks are very generous people. If not my dirty little secret is a package of Pioneer gravy mix. Made in San Antonio and comes in several "flavors"...black pepper, sausage, plain. Try this...brown and drain your fave pan sausage (chop it up into little pieces as you cook it.) and add into the gravy prepared as directed. Serve over fresh, hot homemade biscuits.

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