I'm always checking out new bars and restaurants, and my friends are always telling me to start a blog since I love to eat and drink! I decided to start the blog to highlight a few of my favorite places in Dallas as well as places I have never been. I'd like to show my support for my service industry friends and showcase what they do. I'm just a waiter who likes good food, good beers, good cocktails, and good specials! I'll try to keep all my posts short and sweet so you can move on to the next one. I feel like saying too much can ruin it. Let me know what you think!
Before I came here, I watched hours of a competitive cooking show (“Chopped” I think), and one of the Chefs competing made ceviche out of the ingredients given to her. That made me crave it, so immediately I thought of Hacienda. I love their ceviche, plus I can combine the complimentary chips and salsa that comes first! I just mix everything given to me and go to town. I squeeze the limes in, dump in the salsa, cut up the avocados and dump in, etc. and just mix it all up. Chips for dipping! When I was done, I noticed the cholula next to me. I LOVE cholula and didn’t see it until the end. Bummer. Oh well. Next time. They have a lot of good Mexican food that I didn’t actually try on this visit. This post is obviously obsessed with the ceviche. I will expand it more at a later time.
As far as specials, they have HALF PRICED FOOD on Mondays, and Tuesdays they have $2 select drafts, $2 tacos, and $2 house margaritas! Also, they have a comfortable patio with, you guess, HD flat screens! Check ’em out.
The BBC is a new English pub in uptown at 2800 Routh St. one street over from the Gingerman. It’s a really cool place and is a lot bigger than I thought it was when I walked in. As I sat at the bar, I turned around and saw a stage in the corner. Live music, y’all! I love live music. It seems to start pretty late. After ordering my drink and appetizer, I decided to get up and walk around. They have two big patios with HD action and two bars! The back bar is just as big as the front bar and almost cooler (not cold, like … cool, yo.) The appetizer we got was ceviche. It was kinda fancy and a bit small but had great flavor. That’s the most important part! I had already had dinner somewhere else and was full, but I kept smelling the shepherd’s pie all around me and finally fell into it’s smell/spell. It was SO good! The lamb and sauce was perfect, and I loved the fancy piped potatoes on top. I hope they don’t get mad with me using the word “fancy” twice for their pub. I got too full and boxed the remaining half. Soon after that, the live music started. It was jazzy and grungy with a little reggae infused in. I’m pretty sure they did a Bob Marley song.
Anyways, I hope this place does well. It’s pretty cool, and all the staff seem very nice. I couldn’t find a website for it yet, but I’ll keep looking for you. The people who do Sherlock’s run this operation, I think, so I’m sure a website will be up soon.
Oh! I forgot to mention our awesome cucumber cilantro martini! There. I mentioned it.