Photo of the Day: May 15, 2017

A Mexican Breakfast at Taqueria La Ventana in Dallas, Texas. Don’t tempt me with a $3 beer at 10 a.m. or I just might bite…especially on a sweltering 110 degree day. That burrito was packed with what seemed like a pound of eggs, cheese, and potatoes. July 2015.

Travel Guide TX: Hoffbrau Steaks (Dallas)

Apologies for the quality of the photos. It was dark in there and I didn’t want to use my flash. We wanted to save a steakhouse for our last night in Dallas. I was looking forward to it for so long. If you’ve read my reviews of restaurants in Dallas during the trip, you will find…

Travel Guide TX: El Fenix (Dallas)

Billed as the oldest Mexican restaurant in Dallas, opening in 1918, many reviewers and locals also say it is the best. Now, claiming either Mexican food or BBQ is the “best” in Texas is like a restaurant saying they have the best pizza in New York City. They’re all the best in the eye of the beholder….

Travel Guide TX: Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse BBQ (Dallas)

Have I lived up to my promise of eating my way across Dallas? Next stop, Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse BBQ, where I wanted to try their brisket. I didn’t care what else was on the menu or what would get my attention, I was there for brisket. There were several different kinds of large-quantity plates to…

Travel Guide TX: Campisi’s Restaurant (Dallas)

I think I may have broken a cardinal rule. A sin and crime punishable by death: I had pizza while on vacation in Texas. At first, I wasn’t even going to write about it (hence there being no pictures). Then I figured I should put it out there that I had a decent pizza in…

Travel Guide TX: Reflecting on Dealey Plaza (Dallas)

Even though this is a food blog, sometimes I like to write about other points of interest in my Travel Guide. Whether you like history or not, if you are in Dallas, you need to visit Dealey Plaza. This was the site of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November of 1963. There is…

Travel Guide TX: Taqueria La Ventana (Dallas)

Don’t tempt me with a $3 beer at 11 a.m. when I’m on vacation. I just might bite. With Will away for meetings, I did some exploring of the city by myself. I was hoping to find some place cheap, and also eat slightly healthier due to the damage I did the day before. Well,…

Travel Guide TX: RJ’s Mexican Cuisine (Dallas)

It was actually when we were sitting in Gator’s for dinner next door did we stumble upon a review site for this restaurant on Will’s phone. He showed me the pictures someone took of dessert, and instantly, we asked, “Where is this place?!” Our jaws dropped when we realized it was literally adjoined to the…

Travel Guide TX: Gator’s Downtown (Dallas)

We were lucky that many good restaurants were within walking distance of the hotel. While Gator’s does come with some baggage, overall it proved to be a decent dining experience. As soon as you walk inside you are met with a quirky alligator-themed decor. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed and people seem to be enjoying…

Travel Guide TX: Record Grill (Dallas)

When a sign above the grill reads, “No WiFi. Speak amongst yourselves”, you know that a good, ol’ fashioned treat is in store. A tiny, hole-in-the-wall that seems stuck in time with great prices and delicious food. It was a goal of mine to find one of these places. When you are near the Record Grill,…

Travel Guide TX: Eating Well in Dallas

With temperatures plummeting in my home state of New Jersey, it’s time to add some older posts from a warmer climate into the Travel Guide. We’re talking about Dallas, Texas. I visited there last year with Will who was on a business trip. The history guy in me absolutely loved the opportunity to see Dealey…