In the Dallas suburbs you will find many, many options for Indian cuisine. Some of that cuisine is in actuality Pakistani or even Nepalese food, and to the neophyte you may not be able to discern the difference. Then we have another subset in the cuisine from Bangladesh.
Dating far in the past, the Bangladeshi cuisine emphasizes fish, vegetables and lentils served with rice. Because of differences in history and Bangladeshi geography, the cuisine is rich in regional variations. While having unique traits, Bangladeshi cuisine is closely related to that of surrounding Bengali and North-East Indian, with rice and fish traditional favorites. Continue reading →
I must be the angel of death today announcing closures, and there are more coming. This morning we learned of the Carrollton outpost of Monkey King shuttering. For fans of this location looking for delicious hand pulled noodle soup or their juicy xiaolongbao the Deep Ellum location is still moving strong.
Downtown Carrollton may have hit its saturation point of restaurants, or perhaps Babe’s Chicken is all our friends in Carrollton are looking for. Continue reading →
The chefs behind Sumo Shack, Wabi House, Monkey King Noodle Company, Four Sister (soon to open in Fort Worth) and Khao Noodle Shop (a pop up) have come together to present an evening of Asian street foods from four distinct cuisines – Chinese, Japanese, Laotian, Vietnamese: Continue reading →
Inca’s Cafe is located in Carrollton just off George Bush and Josey, in the same strip center as the Target which you will find on the corner. What looks to be very ordinary, and possibly even mundane from the outside, turns out to be a whimsical ride through Machu Picchu in Peru. Inca’s serves up some pretty terrific Peruvian dishes, often with a side of live music to keep with the beat of the theme.
Owned by Candy Vera, who purchased the restaurant from her mother. “In 2003 my mother started the restaurant using all of our family recipes. My grandmother’s, and further back” said Vera. Candy Vera was working for Merrill Lynch at the time as a broker, and at one point invested in the restaurant to help take it to another level. She eventually bought her mother out, and now runs the restaurant by herself. She talks of expansion, catering (which she does now to a happy list of clientele) and even going back to school for some culinary lessons to help elevate those old family recipes. Not that she needs to, because what we found was thoroughly delicious, and reminiscent of my travels to Peru. Continue reading →
With various all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue places in the DFW area, LA-based, Gen Korean BBQ House is the newest iteration to open up. Located off of Old Denton and I-35 up in Carrolton diagonally from Ranch 99 and across the highway from H-mart.
Gen brings to DFW its LA flair of modern design and flavoring. Upon walking into the restaurant you’re greeted with the delicious aroma of grilled meat and pleasing view of a restaurant that is well lit with a cool blue glow. The wait can be a bit daunting even during the week, be prepared to wait at least thirty minutes to an hour, I’ve been told that on the weekends it can be up to a two hour wait. Continue reading →
Chopshop Sports Garage on Midway Rd. in Carrollton is celebrating Independence Day weekend with a big block party. What’s more “’America” than BBQ, ZZ Top tributes and fireworks? Uh, nothing.
Today DJ Rev spins from 4-9 p.m. to get your red, white and blue blood pumping. Then, watch the Kaboom Town Fireworks Show from the Chopshop parking lot — it’s bring-your-own chairs and blankets. After the fireworks, continue the birthday party good enough for ‘Merica with ZZ Top-inspired tunes from tribute band Trio Grande. Continue reading →