The Best Food Around Here
I had yet another discussion about restaurants – we’re down to a very few places that we actually like consistently, and we really don’t like to waste our dining out dollars on crap any more. Then I thought…hey, I should write this down. So here are our current winners in the area of Places That Can Sell Me Food:
Burgers – Five Guys / Twisted Root
Five Guys Burgers and Fries is a chain restaurant, consistently good. VERY simple menu – burgers, dogs, fries, sodas – and simple wrappings. And free peanuts while you wait!
Twisted Root…well, I think this is a chain. Anyway, they have gorgeous burgers and fries, jars of pickle chips at the counters, delicious shakes, and a great sticky-table atmosphere.
(In N Out can seriously suck it….yecch.)
Pizza – Mellow Mushroom
We first found these guys on an out-of-town trip, and a few months later, rejoiced when one opened up in the metroplex. Great hummus, excellent (if pricey) pizzas, great selection of beers.
And I still hold a special place in my heart for The Tomato, in Sanger…
Thai – Thai Chili (Las Colinas)
These guys are consistently good, over 10+ years of going there. Plus it’s got a nice outside eatery in a pretty part of town, and it’s hardly ever jam-packed. Try the garlic chicken.
Vietnamese – Pho Pasteur (Arlington, TX)
These guys are great, even though they’ve let their egg rolls slip in recent years. Great big giant bowls of soup with fresh basil and sprouts and noodles and jalapenos and and and and…
(And when we’re in Seattle, we’re big fans of What the Pho.)
Expensive – Texas de Brazil / Fogo de Chao
Both of these guys are gooooood. Not just the meats (though of course that’s just gorgeous), oh no…their “salad bar” of cheeses and cold cuts and marinated mushrooms and sundried tomatoes, etc etc, is absolutely to die for. O yum!
Ice Creamy Things – Paciugo Gelato
Paciugo (pah-chew-go) is a chain that may well be in your area. They are delicious and consistent and gorgeous.
We’re still looking for the ideal BBQ, Mexican, American, Chinese, and French food places (among others). Let me know if you have suggestions!