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Kerry Beal

Heading to Dallas - what not to miss

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Heading out in a few weeks for the Dallas Chocolate Festival. I suspect we will have a couple of nights to find dinners and wonder if there are some places I should consider and be looking to get reservations ahead of time?

 

We will be staying downtown and likely won't bother with a car.

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kayb   

Al Biernat's has a wonderful steak. They make a port/foie gras sauce that is to die for. 

 

Ate at Cafe Pacific a few years ago and had the best halibut I've ever had in my life. It was over roasted corn polenta. The waiter kept asking if he could take my plate, and I kept saying, "No," because I kept thinking if I waited a bit I could take just one...more...bite...

 

Both are in Highland Park, a short Uber ride. I think it was 10 bucks last year; maybe not that much.

 

You need reservations for Al's. Cafe Pacific, maybe, maybe not. Wouldn't hurt. 

 

Cafe Brazil (several locations, including one in Deep Ellum, adjacent to downtown and walkable) has marvelous coffee and a good breakfast, including some Brazilian dishes.  I still order my coffee beans from there. 

 

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Good to know about the breakfast place - one of the things I always forget to ask about and always enjoy!

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chefmd   

Mansion on turtle creek is a classic.  Old school.  

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26 minutes ago, chefmd said:

Mansion on turtle creek is a classic.  Old school.  

I'm seeing a lot of what looks like old school steak house places. Perhaps I should be thinking steak!

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joiei   

Pecan Lodge for some bbq.  Mesa for some incredible Vera Cruzan Mexican, think seafood.  The mole, OMG.  And I second the CAfe Brazil for breakfast.  Good coffee, and I have not had anything there that I didn't like.  Tell Sandor hello for me.  I would be there but I'm scheduled to judge bbq in Shawnee, OK on that date.  

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Looking back at a thread from 2010 - Chito's Mexican and Blue Ginger Garden were mentioned. Still open? Still good?

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joiei   

As it turns out I will be in Dallas, Bedford actually, doing my food judging gig.  Saturday is Steak Cookoff Association's steak gig  Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival steaks .  Then Sunday it will switch over to BBQ.  Bedford Bluesfest &nbsp .  I will not be judging the pork steak cookoff.  Any suggestions for a decent breakfast in the Bedford, Euless, Hurst area?   Does not have to be fancy.  

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2 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

So @joiei- what would be your suggestion for what to eat at Pecan Lodge?

Brisket is my go to.   When in Texas, brisket.  Then beef ribs, usually one does me in. 


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I had a great time judging wings and steak at the Steak Cookoff Association portion of the annual Bedford Blues and BBQ festival.  Because the American Royal changed their date to that weekend a lot of the bbq teams went to Kansas City that would of otherwise been in Bedford.  The entries in the KCBS bbq cookoff on Sunday was not as stellar as in years past.  

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Started a new topic to document our trip and show you where we eat! Love it if you would follow along here.

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