Arlington, TX for next weekend - please

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lpatinga
Junior Burger
2013/01/18 04:41:26
I'll be there Friday for lunch and dinner, plans all day Saturday but Sunday Brunch is open.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Arlington, TX for next weekend - please 2013/01/18 07:31:43
Babe's Chicken Dinner House:  www.babeschicken.com
 
Or this place, featured by Guy Fieri on DDD: http://www.chophouseburgers.com/
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Arlington, TX for next weekend - please 2013/01/18 11:12:22
MetroplexJim

Babe's Chicken Dinner House:  www.babeschicken.com

Or this place, featured by Guy Fieri on DDD: http://www.chophouseburgers.com/

 
A big second from me for Jim's suggestions
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Arlington, TX for next weekend - please 2013/01/18 11:40:06
I doubt you have very many Vietnamese restaurants in Ostrander, Ohio. But here in the DFW metroplex, we are blessed that so many Vietnamese settled in our area and opened restaurants for us to enjoy their highly addictive somewhat French influenced food.
 
If you would like to be adventurous and try something new and very delicious, then I would give Ba Lee in Arlington a try. Be sure to enjoy a bowl of Pho (pronounced, "fah"). Have some spring rolls, and of course, a Banh Mi sandwich on a "French" roll.
Be sure to look through the pictures on the link I provided.
 
You'll consider Chinese food "boring" after your first Vietnamese meal.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/ba-le-restaurant-arlington
 
Note on the links below, the many pictures of Vietnamese Pho and Spring Rolls. Every restaurant has their own distinctive variations.
 
http://www.google.com/sea...xnv5UIGqD-rQ2QXL_oHgBg
http://www.google.com/sea...p;biw=1680&bih=971
post edited by Twinwillow - 2013/01/18 12:17:36
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Arlington, TX for next weekend - please 2013/01/18 20:31:27
For Heaven's Sake ...
 
Saw your post early this AM before work and was in such a hurry that I forgot to say/write:
 
Welcome to ROADFOOD!!!
plb
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Arlington, TX for next weekend - please 2013/01/18 21:20:41
If you have not already done so, check out the "official" Roadfood places close by under the Restaurants tab above.  You may be close to Chef Point Cafe and a couple of Fort Worth places.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Arlington, TX for next weekend - please 2013/01/19 11:52:37
Chef Pointe Cafe ( http://www.chefpointcafe.org/ ) is "Roadfood" in the sense that it:
 
a)  was featured on DDD
b)  Is located in a gas station.
 
(Chef Pointe couldn't get a loan to open a restaurant, but he did get a loan to buy a gas station.  He then installed a kitchen and some seating in the station's convenience store, and voila!  He expanded the place last year and it is now a restaurant that also sells gasolene).
 
It is one of our favorite places in DFW (we make the 45 mile drive a couple times a year), but is more in the 'fine dining' category.  It's about 20 miles from Arlington and worth the trip if something on his menu is of particular interest to you.
ynotryme
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Arlington, TX for next weekend - please 2013/01/19 14:47:30
http://www.olenjacksgrille.com/
http://www.pappadeaux.com/home/
http://www.macsteak.com/home  3 of my favorites, the first 2 are near Cowboy's stadium
 
HDtravlr1
Cheeseburger
Re:Arlington, TX for next weekend - please 2013/01/23 22:14:30
Babe's chicken dinner house! MetroplexJim and Twinwillow sent me there in November. All five of us had the chicken. It was outstanding as well as the sides and biscuits. The chicken fried steak looked good on other diners plates. We can't wait to go back!
 
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Arlington, TX for next weekend - please 2013/01/24 07:10:52
HDtravlr1

Babe's chicken dinner house! MetroplexJim and Twinwillow sent me there in November. All five of us had the chicken. It was outstanding as well as the sides and biscuits. The chicken fried steak looked good on other diners plates. We can't wait to go back!



Glad to be of help.  Among Babe's many accolades was Southern Living's listing it as "the best fried chicken in the South", and being featured on "The Best Thing I Ever Ate". 
 
That said, don't overexpect.  But it is good, really good.  Let's just say that you will not be disappointed.
plb
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Arlington, TX for next weekend - please 2013/01/24 16:49:08
HDtravlr1

Babe's chicken dinner house! MetroplexJim and Twinwillow sent me there in November. All five of us had the chicken. It was outstanding as well as the sides and biscuits. The chicken fried steak looked good on other diners plates. We can't wait to go back!



Why would five people go to a family style restaurant and get five orders of the same thing?  At least try their smoked chicken.
HDtravlr1
Cheeseburger
Re:Arlington, TX for next weekend - please 2013/01/24 17:41:20
plb
It was our first time and we all love great fried chicken! I was considering ordering the smoked chicken. Got there and could not do it! Had to have the fried.
We did stop at Pete's Place in Krebs, OK for lunch on the way home and we got four different meals. But, I have been to Pete's dozens of times. http://www.petes.org
 
post edited by HDtravlr1 - 2013/01/24 17:43:12
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Arlington, TX for next weekend - please 2013/01/24 19:44:55
Yes, Babe's other offerings are also rocket good. 
 
Mrs. Metro loves their pot roast and smoked chicken.  The best (and most reasonably-priced and generously portioned) pork ribs I've had so far in TX are available at their Garland location.
 
One "touch" I love is the on-table provision of honey and sorghrum molassas.  Another is the "atmosphere".  One of my students works at Babe's in Frisco and said that the "Loves it ... works hard ... makes "Hooters $$$" without humiliating or debasing herself." 
 
Bottom line: this business "says Texas" as well as anything I have encountered in our 8 years here.
Texascajun
Cheeseburger
Re:Arlington, TX for next weekend - please 2013/01/24 21:00:14
When we went to the the state high school football championships a few weeks ago you recommended Babe's. It was really good. My family really enjoyed it. Thanks for the recommendation MJ.  
scrumptiouschef
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Arlington, TX for next weekend - please 2013/01/24 22:34:08
I only ate at http://www.thearlingtonsteakhouse.com/ once but it was a good Roadfood joint. est. 1931
HDtravlr1
Cheeseburger
Re:Arlington, TX for next weekend - please 2013/01/25 15:02:23
Scrumptiouschef-That looks like a good tip. A low price steak house in Dallas.
Thanks
 
I forgot to mention how good the Sorghum was with the biscuits. Reminded me of eating biscuits with my grandmother. Thanks Metroplexjim
 
Johnny