One Night in Dallas

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2013/06/25 21:14:42 (permalink)

One Night in Dallas

My daughter and I are headed to Dallas to visit the George W. Museum and Library.  It will be a short trip - arriving Friday afternoon and leaving Saturday afternoon.  If you were choosing one Mexican / Tex-Mex restaurant and one BBQ restaurant, which ones would you choose? I've been to Sonny Bryan's (about 5 years ago), and really enjoyed it, but in my recent searches for best BBQ, it's nowhere to be found.  As for Mexican / Tex-Mex, the number of options is overwhelming. Thanks in advance for your help!
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    Twinwillow
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    Re:One Night in Dallas 2013/06/25 21:49:54 (permalink)
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    Re:One Night in Dallas 2013/06/26 15:41:37 (permalink)
    Thanks, Twinwillow! The Slow Bone looks interesting, and the menus for both Tex-Mex restaurants are awesome. I appreciate your help.
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    Re:One Night in Dallas 2013/06/26 17:06:25 (permalink)
    Michael gave you three excellent recommendations.
     
    The original Sonny Bryan's (Inwood, near Lemmon) is still great, especially this time of the year with their shaded, misted outdoor seating available.  The original is just a short piece dowm Mockingbird from the GWB.  The "reviewers" are always looking for something "new"; the original Sonny's is still the real deal in the Big D. 
     
    Here's another "Dallas Legend" you will enjoy, perhaps for breakfast:  http://www.themeccarestaurant.com/ .  It is also near the GWB.
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    Re:One Night in Dallas 2013/06/26 17:08:36 (permalink)
    Here's another Tex-Mex place I love. Actually, it's my favorite!
    Gonzalez Restaurant. If you go, be sure to ask for the special,
    "Salsa Fresca" with your chips.
    You have to ask for it! Otherwise they'll bring you a salsa that resembles something that came out of a jar.
    The best authentic Mexican foods are on the far right page of the menu under "specialties".
    I especially like their Guisado Puerco (pork stew). Fantastic!
    And wait till you try their home made flour tortillas. The best in Dallas!
    On the way out, be sure to buy some of their home made pecan pralines.
    They're huge and, only one dollar each.
    http://www.gonzalezrestaurant.com/
    http://www.urbanspoon.com...-Cliff/Gonzalez-Dallas
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/g...food-restaurant-dallas
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    Re:One Night in Dallas 2013/06/26 17:25:02 (permalink)
    MetroplexJim

    Michael gave you three excellent recommendations.

    The original Sonny Bryan's (Inwood, near Lemmon) is still great, especially this time of the year with their shaded, misted outdoor seating available.  The original is just a short piece dowm Mockingbird from the GWB.  The "reviewers" are always looking for something "new"; the original Sonny's is still the real deal in the Big D. 

    Here's another "Dallas Legend" you will enjoy, perhaps for breakfast:  http://www.themeccarestaurant.com/ .  It is also near the GWB.

     
    With all due great respect for my good friend MetroplexJim, I totally disagree about the "original" Sonny Bryan's. Sonny Bryan's is now a mere shell of it's former self from before the late, Sonny Bryan died. It is now a huge chain operation. I'd stick to my original recommendation of The Slow Bone for the best BBQ brisket in Dallas. Besides, you don't want to eat anywhere in Dallas outside when the temperature is in the triple digits!
    post edited by Twinwillow - 2013/06/26 17:34:52
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    Re:One Night in Dallas 2013/06/26 19:34:21 (permalink)
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    MetroplexJim

    Michael gave you three excellent recommendations.

    The original Sonny Bryan's (Inwood, near Lemmon) is still great, especially this time of the year with their shaded, misted outdoor seating available.  The original is just a short piece dowm Mockingbird from the GWB.  The "reviewers" are always looking for something "new"; the original Sonny's is still the real deal in the Big D. 

    Here's another "Dallas Legend" you will enjoy, perhaps for breakfast:  http://www.themeccarestaurant.com/ .  It is also near the GWB.


    With all due great respect for my good friend MetroplexJim, I totally disagree about the "original" Sonny Bryan's. Sonny Bryan's is now a mere shell of it's former self from before the late, Sonny Bryan died. It is now a huge chain operation. I'd stick to my original recommendation of The Slow Bone for the best BBQ brisket in Dallas. Besides, you don't want to eat anywhere in Dallas outside when the temperature is in the triple digits!


    Your recommendation puts the Slow Bone on my "list". 
     
    It is true that Sonny Bryan's franchises are, to put it politely, uneven. 
     
    The one here in McKinney was dreadful and closed.  But, we have always had good experiences at the "original" on Inwood near Lemmon/Harry Hines: http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Reviews/416/sonny-bryans
     
    As for their attempt at al fresco:  Mrs Metro (a desert girl) and I love the shade and MIST even on 1000 days.  Were it not for the misters it indeed would be unbearable. 
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    Re:One Night in Dallas 2013/06/26 19:49:36 (permalink)
    Jim, The Slow Bone is owned by Jack Perkins of Maple and Motor (hamburger) fame.
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