Trompo

Ordered: trompo, bistec tacos Comments: Basically a food truck atmosphere from a brick and mortar taco restaurant. No nonsense street tacos with limited seating. The trompo taco was better. The meat had a good amount of fat and flavor. It was really crowded when we came. (Bon Appetit had recently named this place “the best…

Taipei Station

Ordered: leek dumplings, spicy beef noodle soup Comments: Best beef noodle soup either of us have ever had. Broth was flavorful and thick, it had the consistency of a soup that’s been simmering low and slow. Broth was a cross between bun bo hue and bo kho; it also had a slight flavoring of tomato….

Ephesus Mediterranean Grill

Ordered: hummus, falafel, shepherd salad, gyro plate Comments: Food here was fine. Nothing was outstanding, but nothing was bad either. Our quest for a go-to mediterranean restaurant continues.

Off Site Kitchen

Ordered: Do it Murph-Style burger, cheese fries Comments: We came here to try the burgers, thinking they would be comparable to other well-known burger restaurants in Dallas (Shake Shack, Smashburger, etc.). Off site kitchen is better. They pay attention to small details, like toasting the inside as well as the outside of the bun. Also,…

Sprezza

Ordered: octopus salad, porkchop, cacio e pepe Comments: The menu here changes pretty often, like maybe weekly. Everything was fine.  I was expecting more from a place that costs $$$. I think the thing to get here are the pastas – it’s handmade in-house.

Aloha Hawaiian Barbeque

Ordered: spam loco moco, bbq chicken Comments: Blake’s loco moco came with spam and a burger patty. This is what I would consider solid comfort food. The chicken was tender with good flavor. The cabbage was not so good; it was basically overcooked. Would come back, but only for the loco moco.

Andalous

Ordered: meat plate with four sides (lamb shank, hummus, tabbouleh, fattoush, cauliflower) Comments: Cafeteria-style Mediterranean food. Lamb shank was kind of tender with subtle flavor. Pita bread was fresh and soft, but a little raw on the inside. Sides were fresh and plentiful.

Sichuanese Cuisine

Ordered: dumplings, green beans, water boiled fish Comments: Dumplings were not good at all. They tasted like the frozen kind you get at the grocery store. The green beans were excellent. Good texture, good flavor, and good level of saltiness. Fish was only okay. The texture was too flaky.

Montlake Cut

Ordered: crudo, mussels, clam chowder, halibut Comments: Crudo appetizer was tasty, flavors were subtle. Mussels came in a white wine butter sauce. Clam chowder was different than expected. The broth was somewhat spicy with hints of citrus. The halibut was cooked well, but on the the pricey side. Only the entree is included, no sides…