16 comments on “Food Feedback Friday

  1. Had the best dinner at Shinsei last night. Never tried some of the items on the menu because I hadn’t veered off my favorites much, but because the other couple we had dinner with were first timers we let them take the lead. The tempura vegetables were the best I’ve ever had. My entree was outstanding. Scallops over ‘asian risotto’ with brown butter. Delish!!!

  2. Went to Alma. Very nice and we all enjoyed our cocktails and food. We had the short rib enchiladas, smoked chicken taquitos, chips and the three salsas, street corn, side salad and dessert. It was a lot of food, interesting presentation and tasty.

    I have also been to the Morton’s in Uptown twice recently for the Happy Hour in the bar. I almost hate to tell about it, but it is so good not to share. Great bar bites for 5 and 6 bucks. Everything was so good. Especially the smoked salmon pizza and the mini burgers. Service outstanding!! Off the main menu you must try the hash browns with all the fixings. To die for. I will be back.

  3. Went to Komali last night. It was medoicre. Food was a little underseasoned and not well balanced. Soup too salty, meatball mole was off. Good service, good people, lacking food.

    Probably won’t be back. Too bad cause Salum is a favorite of mine.

  4. After reading the Crab Legs post from this week, I had a serious craving. I’m from Florida, so I grew up eating Stone Crabs and fresh seafood galore (something I seriously took advantage of). Anyway, I wanted to try Fish City Grill or Half Shells in Snyder Plaza, but we were really aching to sit on a patio so we tried Pappadeaux’s. Now, I’ve never been here before, and I was VERY pleasantly surprised. For some reason, I pictured lots of fried food, which is not my forte, but they had an extensive menu that was actually pretty good! I got the King Crab Legs Platter for $26.95 – I think it was a bit overpriced, but I know King Crab is expensivo so I went with it anyway (had to satisfy the craving). I was impressed! Highly recommend if you live in the Oaklawn/Uptown area and want to go somewhere nearby.

  5. #1 with cheese, no pickles, on texas toast from Whataburger. I think I’ll let all you peeps stand in line at In-n-Out and stick with the old standby until the crowds die down.

  6. Citrus Bistro, we enjoy this little neighborhood spot; especially BYOB. We tried some of the seafood entrees, black cod (very good, and not often found on menus), and salmon. Pretty busy, nice place, good service, and company.

  7. Enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Nosh last Sunday. We ordered a few appetizers not much flavor in the avocado crostini but the calamari made up for it. All of our entrees and desserts were perfect.

    Strolled down to Victory Park to try Medina. The lunch special (pan seared talapia over basamti rice) was excellent. It’s a small place with a patio so I will be back when the weather is a smidgen warmer.

  8. The pulled pork sandwich from Screen Door’s little cart was awfully good, but it might have been enhanced by the glorious weather and eating it at a table outside the Winspear instead of at my desk. Although eating at my desk has not diminished this Campisi’s “all the way” I’m noshing on now.

  9. Last Saturday at Lockhart’s. No plate. No fork. No sauce. No problem! But you can bring your own if you must. They won’t mind. Had the clod. Wow! Moist, smoky goodness did not disappoint even though the buzz about this place had raised my expectations. Of the two sides — beans and deviled eggs — I liked the well seasoned, spicy beans better. (You get a spoon for your side.) $3 bottles of Lone Star. Great experience. Got to meet Tim and Jeff. Nice guys and very excited about their new venture, as was the staff. I will be back. This is destination ‘cue.

  10. While at a birthday party at Urban Crust a couple weeks ago, a friend of mine proclaimed mightily that Cavalli Pizzeria Napoletana delivered the once and future pie. So, the wife and I checked it out last Sunday.

    They claim to serve authentic Neapolitan-style pie. I don’t give two hoots about authenticity, but the pies were darn good. My “Bianca” pizza, with potatoes, rosemary, parmesan and olive olive had a rich and soothing flavor. It was the pizza equivalent of a warm blanket.

    One problem is that you can’t get the larger 16″ pizza for dine-in. It’s take-out only. My wife had wanted to share an app (or tapa as they call them) and then have a large pizza. But instead we had to skip the app and get personal pizzas. I wouldn’t put it up there with Urban Crust, Il Cane Rosso, or Fireside Pies, but Cavalli is definitely another good option.

  11. Il Cane Rosso was great but honestly the best thing I’ve eaten this week was a bacon burger from Braums.

  12. Farnatchi–yum! But why leave the Farnatchi-burger off the menu on Saturday nights? I went specifically for the specialty and had to order something else. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to go back during the week.

  13. Went to Komali yesterday – excellent. True, fresh, authentic Mexican food. Not that cheesy chili covered mess that you find most places and people expect…refreshing. Great drinks and the salsa was to die for.

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  15. We ate at Tristan Simon’s new restaurant, Alma on Saturday. Never a fan of Cuba Libre-felt like the upstairs bar should have a Shah lounging on the back sofa and clapping for ‘dancers’ while ‘Sade’s’ sultry singing was piped through the speakers… The new decor was welcoming- the collaboration with Donald Chick turned out better than his Park. (Still think the napkins at both should stay at Sonny Bryan’s)
    Atmosphere was different downstairs than up.
    Brighter less casual downstairs – more electric atmosphere upstairs…
    The food at Alma was luscious!! – Being a guacamole connoisseur – it is one of the best. Healthy portions on the entrees- everything was so good we didn’t want to stop without dessert-the tres leche cake…mmmm! Service was fast and attentive.
    Very friendly staff – lots of fun and good food. Will be back many times…

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