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!
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.
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.