A loyal disher and her handsome hubby are headed to Hot Springs for a four-day getaway. She’s succinct:
I’m going to Hot Springs. Where in the hell do I eat?
Update: Tim’s wrote about McClard’s BBQ in Hot Springs.
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He’s hungry and gets right to the point:
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I’m looking for a great location to eat snails, can you please give me a few locations. Send links if possible.
She woke up this rainy morning with a craving. Satisfy her.
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Hi Nancy! I got up this morning and found myself craving a great big bowl of chicken and dumplings. Can you ask your readers where my husband and I can go tonight to eat the best?
I hate it when this happens: You have a fond food memory and attempt to find it. This guy has a scent; he needs to find the trail.
I’ve been trying to locate a restaurant. The best cannelloni and chocolate mousse I’ve had in Dallas are at stake. A few years back, a restaurateur named Carlos (never knew or can’t remember his last name) operated a restaurant called Rigatoni on Skillman just south of LBJ. Not much to look at, but the food … Mmmmmmmmm. Mmm. Especially the items just mentioned. Recession and dwindling crowds (our part of Lake Highlands can’t seem to keep restaurants going) gradually brought a good thing to a close. We know he opened a restaurant in Richardson (staff told us on our last visit before Rigatoni closed), but have no idea what the name of it is or where it’s located (except they said it was on Campbell). I know it’s a long shot, but thought some of this might ring a bell.
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This gal has a unique request: She stands to eat.
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For many reasons I prefer to not go into, I have to stand rather than sit throughout the day. This includes when I eat. The problem is for work I sometimes need to take colleagues out for dinner, and standing at a bar – no matter how nice the atmosphere – just won’t do when you need to have a work conversation.
I have found a few nice/conversation-oriented restaurants in town that allow me to stand while my dining companions sit; Stephen Pyle’s chef’s table and the Sundown at the Granada for dinner, and Company Cafe for lunch come to mind. However I need some variety, and I imagine there must be more places like these around.
So please help me crowd-source this problem: where in Dallas can a group of 4-6 have a nice, quiet dinner and enjoy great food, but one of the party can stand while the rest sit? Again, bars won’t fit the bill here. Needs to be work-appropriate.
Meet Aramis. He is an 8-year-old African lion living at In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center in Wylie. Aramis is sick and requires a special diet but all he will eat at this point is elk.
Vicky Keahey, founder of In-Sync Exotics, called hunters to help but so far she has not been able to secure enough meat for Aramis. Yesterday Jason Boso of Twisted Root gathered 53 pounds of elk and hand-delivered it to Aramis. Customers of Twisted Root may go without elk burgers for a while but that seems like a small price to pay for the live of a sick lion in captivity. In-Sync Exotics is dedicated to the rescue of neglected, abused, and unwanted exotic felines. To learn more about In-Sync Exotics and Aramis the Lion, click here.
She’s in a pickle when it comes to pork. And she’s picky.
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I’m hosting a B-day party for 96 yr old great-great granddad this coming Saturday.He wants ham and a bunch of sides. 20-22 people coming. I’m looking to find a great roasted (not sweet-no honey, sugar, molasses) whole ham. In the E. Dallas-Lakewood area. Prefer organic pork w/out nitrates-nitrites, msg etc.Either already cooked, or I can oven roast it myself. Suggestions on where to find?
Nancy I’m looking for a DFW restaurant that serves artichokes – not artichoke dip, or artichoke hearts on a salad, not even a stuffed artichoke. I want an honest to god, artichoke (pick the leaves, scrape them across your teeth). Not since a trip to Utah several years ago, have I found a restaurant that offers one of my favorite foods. (And cooking them myself never turns out very well.)
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I was with some friends on Saturday who recently moved to the Southlake area and we discussed restaurants and one question they had was where to find good Peking Duck. I told them Steel very well might do a good job but wanted to get your take. They love Asian food and try to find new spots in the Richardson area when they are in that part of town.
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This jolly gent wants to get out of town and learn a few cooking techniques. Here is what he is looking for:
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I am looking for a bed & breakfast or inn that also offers a cooking school class or a foodie experience within 1-3 hours (ideally 1-2) of Dallas. I know of some in the Hill Country area but I have been there and want to stay a little closer to home. It can be cheese making, or a cooking class, or something else fun to do for the weekend.
What an appropriate day for this gal with a head for watching reality TV and a bod for storing food to ask about refrigerators. She writes:
Hey, Nancy. Long time no see. My fridge died yesterday. Lucky I could just put everything outside last night but I’ve got to buy a new one today. What kind of fridge do you have or do you recommend? I cook a lot and like to freeze things, but I’m sick of having a side-by-side model. Maybe I’ll get one with freezer on the bottom. Maybe you’re readers have some thoughts.
I’m sick of my side-by-side but it sure beats digging through a bunch of frozen leftovers. Thoughts smart people?
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I received an Waring Pro FS155 electric meat slicer as an early Christmas present and am considering returning it. But first, I thought I’d check with the SideDishers to see if anyone has any good uses for it other than the obvious. Is it worth keeping?
We try to answer your questions before you ask them, but this high-maintenance Disher wants more than Carol can give her—a list of all of the restaurants and take-out options for Thanksgiving Day dining. Natch football is involved in her complicated scenario. Read on and rant:
We are headed to a football game on Thanksgiving Day (not the Cowboys- University of Texas). So we will be looking for a restaurant open for brunch off the regular that day. I am assuming a few spots will be open? I know you always get a list of places open for dinner, but could you also ask who might be open for brunch from 8AM to 11AM? I just thought there are people like us going to football games who don’t want turkey for breakfast /brunch
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We don’t really care that her “good friend just received a big promotion,” but we will help her with her with her question:
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$he asked me to recommend a nice place for her, her husband, and me to have a special dinner. They are both vegetarians, and I am a carnivore. Do you know of any nice restaurants that vegetarians rave about?
She’s a nostalgic gal with a bad case of brain freeze. Hear her cry:
Hi Nancy, I am on the hunt for the name of a bar that used to be located on lower Greenville Ave past the Ross Ave split. It existed in the late 80s early 90s. It was across the street from the Sears. I remember it was a wine bar and you could order plates of cheeses. Anyway, my husband handed me your email address because I am racking my brain trying to remember the name. I apologize for wasting your time.
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An international attorney with a head for resolving disputes and a palate for expense wine begs the question:
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Ok, Nancy. I am looking for your suggestions here. What are the best restaurants in Dallas that allow BYOB?
Nancy – I was wondering if you knew or if you could ask the great people on SideDish where one might be able to find Fearing’s Texas Mop Sauce. You can buy it on-line from the Canyon Foods but I am trying to avoid the shipping costs. Central Market used to carry it but for some reason I have been told they have stopped carrying it. This stuff is very addicting and tough to cook a steak without it once you have tried it and unfortunately my last bottle has run dry.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I love SideDish & hope you and your readers can help me out. I am in search of good eclairs in Dallas. Really good ones with a chocolate filling & topping. My 80+ year old Dad grew up eating them from McKenzie’s Bakery in New Orleans & I’d like to surprise him with some. La Madeleine used to have them but not anymore.
Lots of needy folks out there this hot Thursday morning. First up is a gal who mends socks in the hall. She has a hard-and-fast deadline:
I’m from Dallas, I live in the heart of Dallas, I’m a regular reader of the food/bar scene and yet for the life of me I can not think of a good place to host the Mr’s up and coming 50th. The dilemma is mainly location. We live and have friends south of LBJ. The Mr. works and has a slew of employees (25) that work north (Preston/Forest). I’m looking for a place to host a birthday HH with flowing drinks and lite bites for those that attend. We are not stuffy but I’d like something on the nice side vs. total bar dive. I’m anticipating around 30 at the most. Please help, I on a deadline to get out invites!
Second man/boy up is looking for early morning gold, as in Olympic soccer.
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Hi Nancy, Do you know of any places that are opening up early 9AM on Saturday (Aug. 11) to show the Mexico v Brazil Olympic gold medal game? Thinking of something like Komali for an early brunch etc.
She’s lean and mean and fights against the machine. She digs hot, cheesy (not salty) soup during the dogs days of summer. She barks:
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My husband was transferred to Dallas and we have just moved here. He is originally from France and we love the simple food of France. Our favorite restaurant in LA is Comme Ca. Is there anything like Comme Ca in Dallas. We are particularly fond of their onion soup covered with melted Gruyère.