by Steven Doyle
Growing up in Dallas it would be difficult to avoid the enchilada. The Tex-Mex beauties delicately filled, rolled and sauced for your dining pleasure. And what great memories most Texans have as children growing up noshing on the humble enchilada each Wednesday in our public schools, the same day that El Fenix offers their inexpensive deal on enchiladas. Perhaps some lay in puddles of grease, but we know how to sop that up with a tortillas for an extra side-car treat.
This past week we craved enchiladas and sought them out with vengeance. This began as our five favorites, but as we started in on them the list grew. Enjoy these enchiladas are in no particular order because Cinco de Mayo and all.
By the way, the list does not include marvelous Mexican restaurants such as Jose. We certainly do not consider them in the same category as Tex Mex.
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by Steven Doyle
Seafood Shack on Webbs Chapel very near Forest Lane has been a long tradition for lunch, with big flavors that are fairly easy on the wallet. So is true for the newer and prettier version located on Northwest Highway and Marsh Lane. The latter offers a full bar, an airy patio and many more seats.
A recent visit for dinner netted some great finds included what they called fried octopus, which gave us odd visions of a heavy battered fish. Instead, we found the dish to be light with a crispy sautee, punctuated with chunks of onion and tomato. This dish fell supreme on our palate. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
There is nothing quite like our Tex Mex we enjoy ravenously and with aplomb in the DFW area. One of the most respected names in this style of cookery is Herrera’s. We know everyone has their favorites, and it might be difficult to choose the best in enchilada in town, but we have been slowly working on our top list for that category which will arrive at your Crave doorstep soon enough. But the Herrera’s beef enchilada is definitely something to sing about.
Look no further than the 2C when ordering your next plate at Herrera’s. This will give you a nice sampling of beef enchiladas, rice and beans, and a crisp taco. Of course every order arrives with a steaming bowl of bean soup and a stack of the thickest tortillas around. Thick, yet soft and supple and served steaming hot. These make for easy sopping of the beefy gravy left behind after the enchiladas have been devoured. Continue reading
From chili and nachos to fajitas and enchiladas, Tex-Mex could be called the ultimate comfort food. Despite its enormous popularity all over the United States, it’s an understatement to say that Tex-Mex has struggled to get respect as a regional cuisine in its own right, rather than a lower-quality, corrupted version of traditional Mexican food. But with deep roots in both Spanish and Native American culture, the history of Tex-Mex cuisine—and the stories behind some of its most famous dishes—is worth another look.
Native Americans lived in the area that is now Texas for thousands of years before the first European settlers arrived in the early 1500s. For more than 300 years after that, Texas (like Mexico) was part of the Spanish colony known as New Spain, and Texas and Mexico remained linked after 1821, when the latter separated itself from Spain. Texas, of course, won its own independence 15 years later, and became part of the United States in 1845. Throughout this complicated history, and in the years since, a number of cultures—and culinary traditions—have been inextricably combined to produce what is known as Tex-Mex cuisine today. Continue reading
Kenny Bowers is a man who does everything in a BIG way! Whether it was the 2010 launch of the El Jefe Grande, a 7-pound burger at Bowers’ Kenny’s Burger Joint or this year’s Bada Big Challenge, a 32” 10,000 calorie pizza at Kenny’s East Coast Pizza, all of the Kenny’s concepts produce food that is always more than generous. And Chef Bowers isn’t afraid of getting a little cheesy, either. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Mr Mesero located at 4444 McKinney Avenue has this sparkling fresh menu that is incredibly good, and different than your average enchilada. The space is replete with a dozen four-top tables and has an additional communal table outside that seats about twelve people. It is tiny, but effective. Parking is ample with an all day valet service for those so inclined.
Interesting enough, Mesero sports a full bar, with swirl margaritas that are quite potent. The small restaurant becomes a lounge after 10pm, staying open late for cocktails and mingling. Continue reading