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    Angry Dog: Bar Food at its BEST!

    by msbrandysue Updated May 22, 2011

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    If you are Vegan or severely health conscious you may want to read on to the next tip. But if every now and then you like to get a good fatty, greesy goodness that makes your heart wail then read on!

    I learned about Angry Dog from many of the Dallas publications that are around town. It has received MANY different Dallas foodie awards (see the additional picture of their menu which seems to be a trophy to their establishment or see the additional website I posted). Since I went with such a big group I was glad to get to taste so much food. And the atmosphere was very homey. Wooden tables and chairs were scattered beside the bar that walks the length of the place. TVs are on the wall to catch the games going on, although they aren't gigantic. Angry Dog is a Dallas staple, though. And being in Deep Ellum it has an amazing bar with over 100 different kinds of beer.

    ***A bit of a warning for those going with smaller children. The bathrooms are kind of raunchy, covered with semi naked celebrity pictures and some risque than others.

    Hours:
    11 a.m. to Midnight Monday thru Thursday
    11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday
    Noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday

    Favorite Dish: I went with a big group of my family so we got some appetizers. The queso was great, fried pickles were AMAZING and my Angry Dog was fantastic. So good.... But my mom's BLT looked too tempting, which bacon the width of almost an inch, and so crunchy. Everyone loved their meal...So, the hard part will definitely be choosing what you want to eat.

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    Dunn Bros. Coffee: Coffee for a Cause

    by msbrandysue Updated May 21, 2011

    Dunn Bros is another small coffeehouse chain that I've seen in Houston and Dallas. They have good coffee and an even better atmosphere. It's very similar to Starbucks in that you'll see people studying, reading, and on their laptops when you enter. But the servers are as equally as friendly and the community awareness is inspiring. When I went to this particular store in Addison I found local community happenings on the windows, local papers giving local events, and papers available to read for free laying on the tables.

    My favorite thing about Dunn Bros is their community give-back program. Volunteer organizations can sign themselves up and when customers use their give-back card Dunn Bros will give the organizations a few cents from their coffee purchase. My mother signed her organization Operation Lone Star up and they have received some donations through it. You better believe Starbucks surely doesn't do that. The website below also shows how involved Dunn Bros is with the community. Love that kind of a company when supporting with my purchases!

    They also have live music every now and then. No one famous, just little coffeeshop players.

    Monday-Sunday they close at 10pm
    Monday-Friday open at 6am, Saturday 7am, Sunday 8am

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    Vino 100: "100 Wines Under $25"

    by LBKesner Written Apr 20, 2011

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    Despite being part of a chain and having a 1970's disco ball inside the place, it's a cool joint. Nice seating inside and out provides a view of Allen Street, which in the spring is as close to a Paris view you can get in Texas -- lovely trees and flowers! In the summer, the mist fans on the patio provide some respite from the Dallas heat.

    Favorite Dish: Vino 100 has a great homemade sangria and a good-enough platter of wine food--cheese, sausage, crackers, fruit.

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    Benedict's: Great Breakfast

    by msbrandysue Written Apr 19, 2011

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    My favorite place to go to breakfast is on Restaurant Row in Addison, North of Dallas. It's got a little nicer feel (you could show up in shorts and a nice shirt but I wouldn't wear your jersey and cut offs). The food has a range of breakfast items and some brunch items.

    It gets busy after church on Sundays and most weekend mornings from 8am-after 12pm. But it's definitely worth the wait, if you can spare the time. It's not a huge place. There are three small eating rooms but the service is good.

    The only downfall are the hours...Wish it was opened later into the afternoon but only because I like it so much.

    Hours:
    Monday-Friday
    6:00 am-2:00 pm
    Saturday-Sunday
    6:30 am-3:00 pm

    Favorite Dish: The food is definitely the best part of coming to Benedict's. Their gigantic breakfast burrito was HEAVEN! Eggs are great, meats are cooked well...pancakes are just as yummy as ever! They have almost everything you could want for breakfast, no matter what your traditions/customs are!

    Some others praise their brunch/lunch items like soups and salads but I can never pass up the breakfast here.

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  • African Village Restaurant: Delicious West-African Cuisine

    by Faith08 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    If you've ever wanted to try authentic african cousine, you should hurry up and vistit African Village Restaurant. Although not very fancy, this restaurant has food that will make you want to cry cause it is so good.

    They also do take-out.

    Favorite Dish: You should ask for the vegetable soup with pounded yam.

    Other great dishes are Egusi Soup and Ogbono Soup, both served with Pounded Yam.
    The Okra Soup is good also, but not everyone likes the slimy texture.

    Also make sure you try the fried plantain and taste an original Nigerian malt drink (non-alcoholic)

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    Vera Cruz Cafe: Meso-American, Mayan Huasteco and Aztec cuisine!

    by lonestar_philomath Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Mexican cusine is great but Meso-American, Mayan Huasteco and Aztec cuisine is quite unexpected. Selected as one of the top ten new restaurants in Dallas for 2006 and also selected as "One of America's Best Restaurants" in Gourmet Magazine!

    Things that :
    1. Clean table cloths and napkins (cotton)
    2. Sparkling clean glasses (no water or soap spots)
    3. Clean silverware (again, no water or soap drops)
    4. Service is great and amicable.
    5. Decor outstanding but the restaurant is too small!

    When I go to restaurants, the above are some of the items I consider important. When the kitchen is visible I also check if the staff are wearing something over their head and are dressed in an apron. Service people should be serving from the right and removing plates from the left.

    They are opening a second restauant somewhere in Dallas.

    Favorite Dish: Pipian

    The entrance The corner street sign A page from the menu - note L1 - YUM One wall painted old wooden doors off cabinets!
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    Abacus: Five Star Fabulousness!!!

    by brwgrl Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Abacus is billed as contemporary global cuisine and might be considered neuvo American. The feel when you walk in the door is a modern feel that, when you look more closely, could reflect more of the clean lines and muted colours of the modern Arts and Crafts period. The dining room is open yet cozy in the way the booths and tables are arranged. For most of the evening I didn't know there was anyone else in the restaurant even though we were not the only table it sure felt intimate and comfortable.

    Our service was fabulous and our server did a great job at coming to the table at just the right time. She was knowledeable and allowed us to pick and choose whatever we wanted.

    Favorite Dish: The food at Abacus was incredible. I have to rate it one of the top 3 meals I've had in my life. Recognize that this includes some pre-Katrina New Orleans meals at places like Nola's, Gautreau's, Galatoire's, & Brennan's. Everything was spot-on and had great flavour, presentation and concepts.

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    La Trattoria Lombardi: Scallop Heaven

    by North_by_Northwest Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Dark, quiet, and shockingly not crowded, this restaurant has the feel of a true Italian trattoria. The building itself seems almost Victorian from the outside, but once inside the brick archways and checkered tablecloths took me a world away from Dallas. The candlelight and bottles of Pellegrino on the tables added a touch of true authenticity.

    Favorite Dish: I ordered the fettucine del pescatore with calamari fritti to start. The calamari was decent, above average even, but the fettucine was amazing. I have never truly understood scallops until I had this dish. The seafood was abundant and the marinara sauce perfectly complimented the shellfish without overwhelming it. The pasta was cooked perfectly al dente. Our waiter was efficient and polite. I truly have not had a dining experience like this since I left Italy.

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    Texas Land and Cattle Steak House

    by keeweechic Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This restaurant is Texas based although it has now expanded to New Mexico. The company took over from he famous Night Hawk restaurant in Austin who created an authentic Texas ranch house setting with large fireplaces, booths, and large portions. They had been in operation for 70 years. The Texas Land & Cattle has since expanded to seventeen locations.

    Their Signature menu items include: "Texas Land & Cattle Steak House’s Pepper-Smoked Sirloin, specially seasoned, slow-cooked and sliced to order in 10-ounce and 16-ounce portions; The Trail Boss Margarita, a 16-ounce frozen Margarita made with Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila and a special lime mixture; and Branding Iron Margaritas, hand-shaken sipping margaritas, featuring a choice of top-shelf tequilas."

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    The Green Room: The Green Room

    by goingsolo Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Green Room is one of Dallas' best restaurants and is top notch for its combination of great food, excellent wine and a laid back atmosphere. The restaurant and bar are located in the Deep Ellum neighborhood and are a popular nightime hangout.

    The restaurant is known for its wine as well as its food. The "feed me wine me" selection is a four course meal prepared specially by the chef, with each course being paired with a different wine. I'd highly recommend this as it was one of the best meals I've had, although after all that wine, I can't exactly remember what it was.

    Favorite Dish: The feed me wine me. See above.

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    Sipango: Intimate dining

    by elmcarra Updated Apr 4, 2011

    If you want something a little more personal than your average corporate chain restaraunt, this is a MUST in Dallas dining. This little gem has been in business for years and still going strong. Good idea to make a reservation. Great atmosphere and vibe, they cater to the hip and famous. Did I mention live jazz? I dont even like jazz and I love this place...for a few dollars in the tip jar you can make a request. Also, there is a small dancefloor so you can go cheek to cheek while you wait for dessert. You won't be disappointed.

    Favorite Dish: Farm Raised Salmon “Horseradish Aioli”
    Served on Horseradish Whipped potatoes & Creamy Cucumber Salad

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    Barbec's: Down Home Country Eatin

    by Jim35 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Famous for it's beer biscuits, Barbec's specializes in breakfast. Serving biscuits and sausage gravy, corned beef hash, eggs, pancakes and a variety of breakfast meats, this is not a dieter's paradise. But if you want down home cooking, this is the best place for miles and miles.

    Favorite Dish: If you're getting breakfast, most things come with 'breakfast bread'. Get the biscuits and gravy instead of toast and grits. Trust me. Come Hungry.
    If you're there in the afternoon. Try the chicken-fried steak or chicken-fried chicken. About as artery-clogging as it sounds, but damn good. About as Texan as it gets.
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    Packed every weekend.

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    The Green Room: My favorite Dallas Restaurant

    by Cabana_Boy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Green Room. The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is loaded with great restaurants, but The Green Room is my absolute personal favorite.

    Eclectic food set in a funky atmosphere in the groovy part of town... In the past few years they have also added a roof top deck much like the other Deep Ellum nightspots.

    Favorite Dish: If you are there with three or four other people, order up the 'Wine me, Dine Me' or the 'Feed me, Wine me' whatever they are calling it these days... Served in four courses, this is the Chef's special selections for the evening. Each course is paired with a different wine.

    By simply ordering this you are left with no expectations as your dinner is totally at the Chef's discretion. So, each course is a pleasant surprise. I have ordered the 'Wine me, Dine me' on three or four different occasions and have never been disappointed in the Chef's selection. It just makes for a fun and interesting dinner for all...

    The Green Room
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    Champs: A Good Sports Bar with Tasty Burgers

    by cjg1 Updated Mar 15, 2011

    My wife and I often hit this place for a meal before a long flight. We've had some long flights to Hawaii that would not have food service save the garbage overpriced sandwich or chips. The food here is the usual pub grub selctions; sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads and a variety of appetizers.

    this place is always hopping with people but the service is always fast and attentive. I enjoy their cheddar burgers and the mozzarella sticks. Liz enjoys their burgers as well as their onion soup. After a good meal and a large Miller Lite I'm always able to get through a long flight without being hungry.

    Favorite Dish: The burgers here are large and very flavorful. The fries are also quite nice.

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    Mercy Wine Bar: the place for wine tastings

    by morochaargentina Written Oct 22, 2010

    They have a GREAT wine by the glass list (over 100 different wines! WOW), very well balanced, including wines from all over the world, with some rare ones that you will not find anywhere else.

    They have great tapas to complement the wines, including a build-your-own cheese plate (you should accept their recommendation to see what goes better with your wine choice), a pate plate (GREAT value), hummus, bruschettas; as well as sandwiches and some other small plates.

    We went several times and everybody is extremely knowledgeable of the wines and extremely friendly. The last time we were there, there was a big party and our server thought that he was a little bit slower than usual, nothing that we noticed, but he felt he was not doing his best so he brought us 2 extra glasses as an apology. Talk about great attention to details! We even met the owner, who come to our table to check out if everything was great. Talk about a personal touch!

    On top of the great wines, food and service; it’s a great place to see and be seen, great ambience. No wonder why everybody is highly recommending them!

    Favorite Dish: the wines!

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