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11 comments on “Food Feedback Friday

  1. I ate at Bellini’s off of Oak Lawn and Congress. It is in the scariest little strip center, but once you walk inside you step back in time for some delightful Italian food. Not to mention the owner- who is like and Italian Elvis! He is just a hoot and charming. Our group all had classic chicken and pasta dishes and no one was disappointed. The garlic and herb bread before dinner is almost worth the trip alone. Wine prices are good and the service is attentive and unobtrusive. I just love this neighborhood joint. If you have never been before- give it a try sometime.

  2. Great meal at Restaurant AVA last Saturday. We ordered the 5-course tasting menu with wine pairings. Each course was flawless, and the pairings were spot on.

  3. Lunch twice at Pho Colonial. I like their beef tenderloin pho better than Vietnam’s, but I prefer Vietnam’s bun thit nuong and egg rolls. Word is they’ll be open for dinner this coming week. Yay!

    Dinner at Wild Salsa. Chicken tinga quesadillas, om nom nom nom.

    Dinner at Vietnam. Tasty as always.

  4. Tried out Tony Gardizi’s new digs at Cafe Mykonos nearby Preston/121 area. The Seared Tuna on Watermelon sprinkled with balsamic infused raspberries is a flavor combination that works. And try the Lebanese Beer.

  5. Lunch at McCormick & Schmick’s at NorthPark. Food presentation and service were excellent but the food seemed, pre-prepared. I had the lobster cobb salad. A beautiful presentation was ruined by previously frozen or worse, (canned) lobster?
    My meal mate’s Ahi tuna salad was again, “picture perfect” in presentation but totally meh in taste.
    I see no need to return.

  6. Tried the pho at Pho Colonial downtown… the one with beef tenderloin, brisket, tendons, tripe and meatballs. Fantastic! The broth is amazing. Very addictive.

    Also tried the salad wrap at Salata downtown with mixed seafood. It comes with some very tasty little pita chips. I think I like the wrap better than the salad. If you haven’t checked it out, it’s under the 1700 Pacific building. From the street, go in by the Starbucks and keep walking. It’ll be on your left. A little pricey but delicious! I’d say 25 toppings or more to choose from.

  7. Ventured to Gandolfos food truck in the arts district Thursday with coworkers. Everyone was very impressed, including me. Had the Brooklyn Bridge turkey sandwich which was amazing. Rave reviews from coworkers on the Rockefeller reuben sandwich as well.

    Sunday I stayed at the Joule and ordered room service from Charlie Palmer. Had the lobster corndogs and truffle fries. Both were fantastic.

  8. Dinner at Bistro B in Garland last night. Ordered the “charbroiled” pork with vermicelli. TERRIBLE!!!
    The meat was fried. Not, charbroiled! And the accompanying crispy eggroll was totally inedible.
    The only saving grace for the meal was the hollowed out coconut filled with coconut jelly for dessert.

    It seems, the only place to eat a truly charbroiled pork with vermicelli seems to be Lemongrass in Deep Ellum.

  9. Dinner at La Fiorentina. One of the best service oriented restaurants I’ve had the pleasure to dine in. We felt comfortable and welcome from beginning to end. And while I can’t recommended a specific dish (everything we had was exactly as it should be i.e. flavorful, well executed, normal sized portions) I can recommend the restaurant as well worth your time and money.

  10. Brunch at Alma. Very tasty food (had the latin benedict and crab pancakes), but ridculously small portions. Brunch is served al la carte. For $13 an entree, the should throw in some potatoes, fruit, beans, etc. Could literally have eaten double what I was served.