Report from my most recent Denton/DFW visit
We are headed home from another fun week in the DFW area.
The trip started off well with fried shrimp po boys and fries @ Old Tyme Grocery in Lafayette, LA (I know that's off topic, but it was too good not to mention).
Our fare in the DFW area included (in no particular order):
Very good lunch at Mi Taza in Denton. We all had sampler plates with different choices and it was all very good. The portions were huge. We should've split two plates, but were glad we ordered four because we were the only.people.there (at noon on Tuesday). They gave us a complimentary bowl of queso and it was some of the best I've ever had. Different.
Lunch at Tillman's Roadhouse in Bishop Arts. Fun place. Good food and my DH particularly enjoyed the beer selections. I would've been happy with just a loaf of their bread.
Dinner at Lonesome Dove. All I asked for Christmas was for DH to treat the four of us to a great dinner. I sent several choices to my sister (Pyles, Fearings, Craft, LD and Keiichi). We couldn't get a reservation at Keiichi (my nephew's first choice), and LD was his second choice. It was a good one! We had a great time. Atmosphere and service were spot on and there wasn't a disappointing bite of food on the table (we all shared everything around). Standouts were the rabbit loin, the fish in papillote and the ancho chocolate cake with amaretto ice cream. We nearly passed on dessert and were SO glad we didn't. The four of us split that cake/ice cream and it was plenty, but I could've eaten a whole one myself! Oh, and the rabbit/snake sausage app.
Until next time... I hope to be back in March, so I'll be starting my food foreplay for that soon. :-)
Dinner at Frilly's in Denton (good, as always).
Kolaches from Kolache Haven.
(Those two are on my must-do-every-time list.)
I also wanted thai at Andaman, but we ran out of time.
Just had to throw in that Old Tyme Grocery huh?
Just curious which kolaches/klobasnek (sausage filled) you had?
Also need to include Denton Square Donuts.....go for the Apricot and Brie and the Jalapeno preserves and Cream Cheese...those are the best ones.
Loco Cafe....never been for lunch but this place is my default place for breakfast. Not sure who the young woman chef but she is awesome at what she does! Johnny cakes with cinnamon apples, on the side as they can be a bit sweet, and a side of hash (get the smallest order of Johnny cakes as they are huge). The biscuits are good but I think they need some work. The batter fried poached egg was interesting.
Ravelin Bakery not really much I don't like here. Bread is good, pasteries are awesome especially the eclair and croissants....best in the Metroplex, and the pies also.
I have two other recommendations but I will save those for future visits.
We had the german sausage (Fishers?) klobasneks and got a dozen kolaches (one of just about every choice). I love the sausage ones. Of the sweet kolache, my favorites are cheese (with lemon flavoring), cherry/cheese and raspberry. My husband loved the chocolate/cheese one and my sis loved the apricot. We didn't eat breakfast out, but I was disappointed to hear the diner I liked on the square closed and is now some other sort of restaurant.
I'm looking forward to the next trip...
You are right it is Fischers sausage from Muenster up close to Gainesville/OK border. Fischers has some really nice sausages and a great meat counter for such a small town. However I think that Kolache Haven dries the Fischers sausage out a bit during cooking and doesn't do Fischers sausage justice. Not to be a wet blanket on Kolache Haven it is better than a pig in a blanket (lil smokie in a bun) to put it relatively.
The sausage I really like is the Boudin, spicy and moist, rice keeps it that way. I believe Syracuse in Ponder makes those, I could be wrong though.
I believe Metzlers (the one on Londonderry) still carries Fischers sausages, smoked cheddar and other goodies. I know they still carry the strudels from Bayer's Kolonialwaren in Muenster if you want a change from the Kolaches.
It is great to hear your reports on Denton and look forward to future ones!
Well, we also had a couple of beef dishes, which were also very good. The fish was from the gulf and its sauce had a definite Texas flavor we all loved. I had planned to try the guinea fowl, which was shown on their online menu, but it wasn't available that night. I don't know if that qualifies as a Texas choice or not.