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Alligator Cafe’ in East Dallas!!!

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Yep!  We went Cajun this time!  This place was pretty busy with only three servers.  Generally, I try not to go to a restaurant during their dinner rush, but, oops!  I did it again.  I just had to be sure that I was ready to order enough “stuff” every time the server stopped by.  Right away we ordered water, Pabst Blue Ribbon (don’t judge, it was refreshing), shiner, calamari, and crab cakes.  I just gotta say, I love when someone does fried food well.  Not too greasy or chewy, etc.  The crab cakes were on an awesome sauce that I can’t pronounce.  The calamari was served with tartar and cocktail sauce.  Both appetizers were very good.  It made waiting, which wasn’t that long, more bearable.  It’s just that time is in slow motion when you’re super hungry.  For dinner we had more beer, blackened tilapia that sat on a bed of dirty rice (instead of white rice by request) topped with an AWESOME shrimp cream sauce, fried okra, blackened alligator, blackened salmon, and fried cream corn.  I loved everything.  I don’t have to describe all the flavors, just know that it was great, and please try all this good stuff.  I see why their Chef has been on television.  Also, one of their regulars told me I should’ve got the pork chops.  Next time.  No dessert this time.  I couldn’t even finish my tilapia which I took some home as leftovers.  It was even better the second day!

Oh, I understand they sometimes have live music.  Acoustic blues and jazz I think.  Check out their website for that info.  Speaking of their website, their pictures on there do their food much more justice than mine.

http://eatgator.com

I love food, and I approve this restaurant.  (Sorry, election coming up.)  😉

Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House!

I love this bar.  They’ve got great food and a huge selection of beers on draft and in the bottle.  The whole place has great “craic” inside and out!  Very laid back and inviting.  The wings are probably the best I’ve had in Dallas. I’ve ordered the spicy wings, but it was way too spicy, although my buddy loved them, so I stick with the milder version!  My burger of choice was the Mary Mary (lamb burger), but as soon as I tried the Coop (burger with grilled bacon, brie, and an egg over easy), I had a new favorite.  Everyone’s telling me to get the Pepper Bomb burger, but that’s apparently on the spicy side as well.  I’ll leave that one for you guys with the steel tummies!  One of my favorite appetizers is the Cuddly Pigs.  They’re like pigs in blankets but with quality meat and a puffy pastry.  Nice dipping sauces as well.  I didn’t really get good pictures because I kept attacking my food before I realized I wanted pictures.  I’ll add pictures later, because I’m sure I’ll be back many times.  Oh, they started doing happy hour all day on Mondays.  All drafts are $4.  Still, Kronenbergs are always $3, although I always end up ordering a rotating draft.  On this visit, I got the double pumpkin ale.

Of course they’re in Dallas located at Garland and Peavy road.  You’ll see a CVS one way and a Walgreens the other.  They’re next to a car wash, and use them for parking sometimes.  Check these guys out.  They really know what they’re doing.

goodfrienddallas.com

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