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!
Image of the dining room taken from outside after closing.
Free chips and salsa!
Slow smoked brisket and sausage served with tortillas.
The delicious farm-raised catfish!
New Tex-Mex restaurant in Lakewood? Yep. I had to try it. I kinda felt like a traitor since La Calle Doce is nearly right across the street. Anyways, I’m glad I did. My dishes were so good! I got an appetizer called “smoked Bob and sausage” that had slow smoked brisket and sausage laid over a bed of queso and served with sour cream, guacamole, and tortillas. I loved it. I tried it with the warm flour tortillas but enjoyed it more on top of a chip. I piled each chip with all I could and probably embarrassed myself with how messy I got, but I just avoided looking around so I could keep pigging out without feeling embarrassed. My friend got the shrimp cocktail for his meal. I tried it. It was nice. Lightly spiced with avocado, baby shrimp, Mexican cocktail sauce, and crackers. For my meal, I had a meal. 😉 I had the farm raised catfish laid over a bed of rice and served with grilled veggies and “drunken” beans. The spices on everything were perfect. Usually I force myself to eat all my vegetables, but it was not “forcing” this time. I enjoyed my veggies.
The patio was pretty cool. They had glass paneled garage doors behind the bar that opened up so that guests can sit at the outside bar and be served by the indoor bartenders! They had four HD televisions that faced the patio from the inside so that the patio patrons could enjoy their favorite sports event. Of course, they had patio tables as well for full service.
Anyways, the food was good, and the service was fast. Sorry I didn’t try the obvious original Tex-Mex dishes, but I like to be a little different than the rest. Check it out!
Jalapeno shrimp scampi over angel hair pasta with spinach.
Chicken panini with coleslaw… Tasty, but actual panini probably coming soon!
This place finally re-opened as the Lemon Bar, and I’m a bit excited about this. Another cool restaurant in my hood! I love having more options nearby. This building was known as Cuba Libre for many years but went out of business. Another place opened soon after and tanked after about six months. Now we have the new location of the Lemon Bar!
As far as food goes, I thought everything was really good considering I was told at the door that this was their second week in a “soft opening”. She said most places do one day of a soft opening, but they wanna get as many imperfections out of the way as possible. I love it. Anyways, my jalapeño shrimp scampi over angel hair pasta was fabulous. I’m still thinking about it the day after. Check out my picture of it. It looks pretty awesome, I must admit. Actually, I was surprised I ate it all, because I had just had dinner at Victor Tangos an hour before. I ordered it thinking I’d get a to-go box soon after! Not so much. My friend had the chicken panini with coleslaw as his choice of side. It wasn’t on panini bread or pressed in a panini maker, but it still tasted very good! Granted. They are in their “soft opening.” I can’t wait to come back to get that same non-panini as an actual panini. It was good. I think it’d be easier if they just changed the name, but that’s just me. It was a good sandwich.
As far as the rest of the place, they got HD HD HD and more HD!!! :-). Ha. I think I just like repeating HD in all my posts. Obviously, it’s not a rare thing. Upstairs, they have a small room perfect for clubbing on the weekend or gettin’ yo dance on! Not really my scene anymore, but I’m willing to go with a friend so we can be wallflowers until the liquid courage kicks in and pictures are taken of me dancing with hot ladies half my age that I’ll never remember.
Um, they have a small patio as well. I hope they can expand it before patio weather comes back! Check out their website below. That’s all folks!
I went to La Calle Doce Mexican Seafood for their lunch specials. Go figure! My first lunch special post! It’s probably because I’m not a big fan of daywalking. So, I decided to take one for the team and do this for “you people.” By “you people,” I mean normal. Also, I took another one for the team and did this for the “not lactose intolerant.” The food coma afterwards was worth it! I got the sour cream chicken enchilada that came with beans and rice all for $7.95! Delicious. My buddy ordered the first special off the board for $5.95. I think they were crispy chicken flautas with beans and rice. He gave me a taste. Really good stuff. It’s funny that the cheaper special comes with a cup of chicken tortilla soup! It’s okay, I incorporated the complimentary chips and salsa into my meal again. My pictures aren’t too exciting, but the entrees look awesome on their website. Lunch was good and cheap, but I MUST come back for dinner.
Oh! Apparently, this place burned down recently (probably just the inside), and it took them eight months to rebuild. It looks completely different. They moved the bar closer to the front door. Great idea! Also, they have a private dining area, dining upstairs, and two patios! Anyways, check out their link below. Good stuff.