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Nov 5, 2010 02:33 PM

New to Dallas. Comment & Questions....

Had lunch at Urbano this week...hmmm beef cheek panini.....outstanding.

Made it there based on the recos from reading this board.

Stumbled into Jmmy's next door to find a great gem of an Italian wine selection...and Italian specialties (I'm Native NY'er, Italian...). Another great find!

Noticed a Vietnamese joint around the corner. Miais, or something to that effect.

Is it worth the effort to get over there??

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  1. mai's is awesome. lemongrass chicken with vermicelli is my favorite. others like the clay pots, not me, but i'm in the minority. the calamari appetizer is super as well.

      1. With all due respect to my fellow posters, Mai's is horrible! The food has definitely gone waaay south since formally owned by Mai. And, it's filthy, too.
        For the real thing, (as in, where the Vietnamese eat) Try Pho Pasteur or Saigon Block in Richardson.
        Or even more authentic, La Me and Pho Bang in Garland and my favorite, also in Garland, Bistro B. There are many more to list in Garland. Just seek (Google, Vietnamese in Garland) them out.

        Pho Pasteur
        1342 E Belt Line Rd, Richardson, TX 75081

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        1. re: twinwillow

          I tend to agree with twinwillow on just about everything but I love the dishes I mentioned at mais. Love me some la me too...definitely more authentic and better variety. But if you are in east Dallas I put maid up with anything around.

          1. re: twinwillow

            I'll second TW. If you're going to make an effort to get Vietnamese food then you need to come up to Garland or Carrollton. My list looks like Pho Bang, Nam Hua, Pho Bac, La Me.

            Pho Bang Restaurant
            3565 W Walnut St Ste A, Garland, TX 75042

            Pho Bac Restaurant
            153 N Plano Rd, Richardson, TX 75081