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11th April
2011
written by leiabox

This is part of the “Food cialis pills in…” series. My main goal when traveling (or even when at home in Austin) is to try as many new (or return to old favorite) foods.

We spent the past weekend on mini-vacation in Dallas. Here is a list of restaurants & the dishes I tried at each.

Creme de la Cookie
Whoopie pie, OMG chocolate chip cookie with nuts, yellow cakeball with chocolate – ALL AMAZING! Will go back here.

Fruitealicious
Bubble tea place that has pop boba (imagine little round plasticy balls filled with juice or yogurt that pop). They were out of real tapioca when we went, which is a bad sign for a boba joint. Overall, very disappointing.
pop boba

The Grape
Sunday brunch. Texas Monthly #1 burger in the state, fried chicken biscuit sandwich. The burger was solid w/ great bun, cooked perfectly medium rare (upon my request), yummy pickles. Don’t know if I would call it the best burger in the state, but it was tasty. Very good ambiance, food & service. Loved the neighborhood. Make reservations.
No 1 Burger

Rise no.1
Souffle heaven. The crab, truffled mushroom & chocolate souffles were all spectacular. The service was god-awful. I would probably still go back.
Crab Souffle

SMOKE
Near the Belmont Hotel, which is one of my favorite hotels of all time. We eat a meal at Smoke every time we’re in Dallas & it’s always impressive. This time our meal of choice was brunch. We had the homemade ricotta blueberry pancakes & the pulled pork benedict. Both were wonderful. We’ll go back the next time we’re in town.
Pulled Pork BenedictHouse made ricotta blueberry pancakes

Victor Tango’s
Dinner. Chicken & mini waffles, crab mac & cheese and hanger steak were fantastic. The salmon was ok. My favorite part of the meal was my passionfruit gimlet; so good.
Hanger Steak

Outside of food, we:

  • Saw two films at the Dallas International Film Fest (The Last Circus & Beautiful Boy). It wasn’t the best run festival I’ve attended, but we were able to get in without having to have passes/badges; a refreshing change from SxSW or Fantastic Fest insanity.
  • Did some shopping at Dolly Python (one of the best thrift stores I’ve been to. Bought a fantastic figure.) & We Are 1976 (quirky, Japanese toys & great art. We bought a print).
    2 dollar bunny

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