Sunday, February 17, 2008

Enlighten Us!


DallasEats Wants to Know:

What's your favorite find?


We had so much fun with our Neighborhood Finds and Top Crave-able Dishes (see Aug-Oct of last year), that we're ready to find more. In fact, now we want to know yours!

Yes, that's right - DallasEats is admitting that there just may be a little hole-in-the-wall place we've never heard of ...or perhaps a menu item at a local restaurant that isn't getting the attention it deserves. What is your favorite local find? What's the very best dish of it's kind that might become a recurring necessity in our lives?

Leave a comment below and we'll run right out and take you up on your recommendation. Anywhere in Dallas is fair game. We'll even consider nearby suburbs (just don't expect us to haul up to Sherman). A future post will contain FoodiePrincess and Classy&Sassy's thoughts on what we're sure will be a slew of new favorites, and maybe a few controversial contenders.

We can't wait to try your finds!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Carl and I have several favorite places around town, but here are a couple to try:
Riccardi's in the Quadrangle - the Cioppino makes you feel like you're in San Francisco...and it's one of the most romantic restaurants in town!

Mariano's Hacienda on Skillman - Carl absolutely loves the Cilantro Snapper. Not your typical Tex-Mex.

McCarty's (on Central in Richardson) - great bar, but the food is above average. Wide-ranging menu. Haven't tried anything that we didn't like.

I'll look forward to your opinions!
Mom

Lydia said...

Since Arlington is my hometown and soon-to-be my residence once again, I have to give a shout-out. Although the city is teaming with chain restaurants, a new local restaurant is getting rave reviews from my friends & family. Olenjack's is off I-30 & Collins Street. It is not a hole in the wall by any means, but it is great. I recommend the shrimp & grits. Make a reservation and you won't have to wait for a table!

Classy&Sassy said...

Thanks, guys. Me and FP are going to have to fight over who trys what. Richardson is her hood, though, so she'll probably want to try McCarty's...

FoodiePrincess said...

I volunteer for Olenjack's. I'll bet I can talk my mom into joining me, since she lives in the area...

elizabeth said...

John's Cafe is my favorite. I'm dreaming about their breakfast now...

Kewljen said...

There is a little Italian eatery in The Colony called Roma's. They have two dishes that I love. Their Lobster Ravioli with Mushrooms and a Sherry Wine Cream Sauce. Rich and Filling - delicious. We also often order a White Sauce (Alfredo) pizza with Chicken, Artichokes, Spinach and Mushrooms - and they have huge pizzas with huge pieces of chicken. Delish!!

Suzy said...

I too hate to share some favorites for fear they get "too big", but for you, sure!

Tony's Pizza & Pasta on NW Highway - between Ferndale and Plano Road (about 4 miles east of 75) is an AMAZING find. It is family friendly and also has plenty of room. We had my husband's birthday party there last year, had 25 guests and polished off probably about as many bottles of wine that we didn't have to pay markup on (since Tony's is BYOB). All our guests who were first-timers walked out confused about how little they were paying for such excellent service (the matriarch of the restaurant waited on us all 25 of us by herself - she LOVES my hubby) and great food. Joey & I usually split the inexpensive house salad (try the house dressing a tomato vinaigrette sort of mixture - although my husband likes to mix it with a little ranch from time to time too), and then each get an entree, but only because we can always find time to eat the leftovers! My personal favorite is the tortollini bolognese, but to spice it up a bit, I'll occasionally switch to the Chicken Arabiatta now that I discovered it's even better than the Cacciatore. My husband leans towards the veal dishes, but on a recent trip ordered the special of the evening - a lobster ravioli and that's become a new staple for us when we go there.