Taste Addison Festival
This is annual "eating" festival held in the huge field next to Addison Circle. The festival is usually held on one weekend in May. It lasts almost all day Saturday and Sunday.
Some of the local restaurants (from Restaurant Row) show up and sell samples of their goodies from their restaurants. Live bands are also provided. Carnival rides are also brought in for everyone.
I went to this festival/event in 2004. It's a tad overpriced for the food, but it's worth attending.
This Indian restaurants offers a pretty good buffet.. They have one of the best versions of the Kheer desserts in D/FW. The scenery is fairly trendy (the waterpiece when you walk in the front door is nice) while the food is tucked away in the corner.
I do have one gripe in that I wish they would put more dishes onto the buffet. Their Kheer dessert is the best I've ever tasted on a buffet.
This restaurant is nestled away in the corner of a shopping center. The staff was nice; I actually spoke to the owner. The food was "OK" for Thai food; so far there near the bottom of my Thai list. However, that's not a bad thing because it's pretty good, and I would eat here again. Heck, I'd even take a date there! The owner promised me frest Thai hot peppers in my soup on the next visit. I had the Tom Yum soup. It was good, but seemed a little on the skimpy side.
Also known as "Restaurant Row", or "Where Dallas Goes for Fun", Addison is a township of about 12,000. It began its roots in about 1846 with the settlement of Preston Witt. Although the city wasn't incorporated until much later (1953), name "Addison" derives from the town's 2nd Postmaster, Addison Robertson, who served from 1908-1916.
The first industry in Addison was the Pistole brother's cotten gin. It was built on Addison Road.
In 1957, construction of the Addison Airport (ADS) was completed under the direction of Henry Stuart. The airport was later sold to the town in 1986. As is stands, Addison Airport is the busiest airport in Texas, and roughly the third or fourth busiest general aviation airport in the nation.
The Town of Addison allowed liquor to be served by the drink in 1975, thus introducing a large boom in business and restaurant development.
Today, Addison is known for its restaurants, currently holding the record for the most restaurants per capita for all cities west of the Mississippi River (hence the nickname "Restaurant Row")..