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!
Alright. So this is my first takeout post! I really wanted to do one, and Velvet Taco immediately came to mind. By takeout, I mean no servers, but they do have a dining room and beer. These aren’t street vendor tacos, though, even though I love those as well. These tacos are made with quality ingredients and seemingly by a Chef. Also, just because they don’t have servers doesn’t mean to pretend the tip jar isn’t there. Throw something in. You’ll feel better.
I had two tacos. I was satisfied, but three would’ve filled me up. I only ordered two this time, because one of my tacos was a bit pricy, but I HAD to try it. It was the maine lobster. It was good, but if I would’ve expected the lobster to be cold, I would’ve enjoyed it more. Good flavor, just shocked by the temperature. The shredded pork taco I had was excellent! It made me moan (just a little bit okay). It had bleu cheese crumbs and avocado cream on it! They may not have a bar or servers, but there is a beautiful wall with shelves of healthy beverages, but on the bottom?… Beer! Good beer at that! If you’re not a boozer like me, then they have creamsickle tea that gets refills like the sodas. I also highly recommend the rotisserie corn “elote style”. Just get it. You’ll like it if you like corn. If you like chicken, it looks like they slow cook it rotisserie style. You’ll see the whole birds rotating. A chicken taco is next on my list. I didn’t see the those birds until after I ordered. 😦
They do have two little patios, if that’s what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for some HD action, get it to go or for “takeout”. 😉 Anyways, I just had to say HD for no reason. Check this place out. Their food is great.
Fish and Chips, no chips, sub potato salad. I’m allowed.
They won awards, y’all!
I love the Old Monk! I’ve noticed that I tend to visit places with a strong earthy (woodsy?) presence. This pub has a covered AND uncovered patio and a nice, cozy, dark interior. They even have a dart board and guess what? HD action!!! I’ve had the mussels here, and they’ve always been bombtastic! I love the cheese board because you get to choose from a nice variety of cheeses, and it actually comes on a board! My favorite burger is the Monk burger. I substitute out the cheddar blend with the stilton cheese. I know. Most places hate substitutions, but I know what I like, and the waitress didn’t make a face, so I felt safe.
Anyways, on this visit, I got the fish and chips, but instead of chips, I got the German style potato salad. Nice and warm with a bit of vinegar. I know. Another substitution. Please forgive me. My friend asked me, “If you’re gonna do a food blog, should you be doing substitutions?” I yelled, “I DO WHAT I WANT!!!” I mean, really, it’s my blog. MINE!!! Sorry for yelling again. Okay, inner peace. My friend got calamari. I love calamari, but not everyone does it well. Some people go too chunky, too greasy, or too much breading, but they do it just right with a zesty marinara sauce. Okay, this post is getting too long. I tend to ramble on when I like what I’m…. short and sweet!