Yelp is a great resource for finding hidden gas station taco locations. Awhile back, El Regio Taqueria came up in a search, but it had a single and sad 1-star review. The reviewer commented: “Someone give me mint! I can’t get the taste out of my mouth!” I can’t say I was too excited to try it.
I’m glad I did.
First of all, El Regio Taqueria is no more. There is still a gas station taco restaurant inside, but it’s now called Tacos 4 You. What’s most impressive is whatever was said on Yelp is no longer valid. Tacos 4 You makes good food. However after eating any taco, a breath mint isn’t a bad idea.
The taqueria is tucked behind the gas station’s mini-mart register and a check cashing business. There are 4 tabletops with red vinyl stools where one can sit down and eat. There is also a dine at counter that shares space with the cash register. Quite a few customers stayed and others grabbed carryout around 11:30AM when I placed my order. The staff, a man and woman who spoke some English, worked together getting everyone’s orders ready.
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As I mentioned yesterday, several of us got together at the Dallas Chop House last night to judge some barbecue. The seven pitmasters (three from Oklahoma, four from Texas) got their smokers out to Main Street Garden early yesterday, pulled onto the Great Lawn (except for Big Daddy’s, whose 46-foot smoker was unable to fit on the lawn), and got to work. They were each given St. Louis-cut ribs and told to cook for five hungry judges.
We reaped the fruits of their labor last night. (We being Cathy Barber from the Dallas Morning News, Teresa Gubbins from Pegasus News, Robert Wilonsky from the Dallas Observer, and Dave Cathey from the Oklahoman.) We judged the ribs on texture, tenderness, appearance, and sauce. We judged the crust, the cut, the rub. We wondered if the ribs were too spicy. Too sweet? Was the fat cooked down? Was there too little fat? Did we like the pumpkin-y sauce? What about the hot sauce? How about that pickle? After about two hours and sampling 35 ribs apiece (don’t worry, we didn’t all of them), we were stuffed. And we’d made a decision.
The winners are all below. Go.
Galleria Dallas invites you to a celebration of the center’s finest cuisine at Delish at Galleria Dallas, a celebration of cuisine, Thursday, October 20 from 6-9 p.m.
What’s better than an epic evening of dining and entertainment, including a special appearance by Ace of Cakes celebrity dessert chef Duff Goldman? After the last delicious bite, you’ll also enjoy the supreme satisfaction of knowing it’s for an excellent cause.
Guests of Delish at Galleria Dallas purchase their tickets through one of the four selected charity beneficiaries, including the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, the North Texas Food Bank, PAWS in the City and the Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas. Your $50 ticket price benefits the charity partner of your choice and includes complimentary valet parking for the event.
You don’t have to be a greyhound. You don’t have to own a greyhound. If your dog looks like a greyhound, runs like a greyhound, or barks at greyhounds he/she’s still eligible. In fact, this is on the same day as at French Fest on Slocum so, in principle, your dog could learn to bark in French, run in the dog park in Deep Ellum, and meet some greyhounds — all in one day!1 Comment »
On October 20th at 6:30pm Ruth’s Chris Steak House is holding a tasting of Antinori wines with a set 5-course meal at 38 locations in the US. This includes the North Dallas location.
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Last week a small fire in two unattached storage sheds caused the temporary closing of the original location of Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse on Inwood Road. They re-open 11AM. On Wednesday, October 12, they will host a celebration with the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas, a non-profit that the company has supported for years. From 11 AM to 8 PM, 25 percent of all sales that day at the Inwood location will be donated to the organization, which provides monetary support to families of fallen fire and police officers, and raises funds to benefit the youth of our community. In addition to the donation, Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse will honor Dallas firefighters from Fire Station 47 with a lunch and an official plaque made from door knobs that were removed from the Inwood restaurant when firefighters responded to the September 27 fire.
Dishers, where did you dine and what did you eat this week? Here is what you reported last week.8 Comments »