Archive: dining

A Ranch Style Christmas

Posted on: Nov 24, 2014        In: Out and About        With: No comments
La Hacienda Ranch is decorated for Christmas.  I know it is a little early, but most retail establishments are ready to get this years holiday underway. (Thanksgiving is late this year – or so I hear.) As we entered La Hacienda Ranch, we could not help but notice Mr. Bear Claus. How dapper he looked […]


Posted on: Nov 15, 2014        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
MarshaChristmas asked if I had been to Lekka, a restaurant on Preston Road (just north of Summerside) in Dallas, Texas.  She thought Lanabird would enjoy this restaurant.  I had not even heard of Lekka, so I put Lekka on my “Want To Do” list, but…  time passed, and I did not go.  Recently MarshChristmas again asked me […]

Sababa Mediterranean Restaurant

Posted on: Nov 7, 2014        In: Out and About        With: One comment
At the intersection of Greenville Avenue and Spring Valley Road in Richardson is an area called Brick Row.  Nearby is the Dart Rail station.  For sometime, we had noticed Sababa and wondered about the new restaurant in the neighborhood.  Ever-Lovin’ and I had put Sababa on our “Want to Do” list.  Then, Miss Jane and […]

Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue – Tyler, Texas

Posted on: Nov 6, 2014        In: Out and About        With: One comment
Southern traditions run deep in Tyler, Texas.  During the Texas Rose Festival, we had enjoyed socializing with the Rose Queen, the Duchess, and their entire court.  The elaborate costumes and decorations were amazing, but after the Queen’s Tea, we thought it might be a good change of pace to sample some of the best barbecue […]

Jarams Has Croissant Donuts

Posted on: Nov 4, 2014        In: Out and About        With: One comment
I had heard of Cronuts (registered trademark) –  the hybrid between a donut and a croissant.  They have been the rage in New York City since May of 2013 when they were created at the Domniique Ansel Bakery.  From what I hear people wait in line for hours to have the opportunity to buy these pastries. Then one morning […]

A New Applebee’s

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014        In: Out and About        With: One comment
On the corner of Beltline and Plano Road in Richardson is a new restaurant.  Well, technically speaking it is not completely new.    Down the street there used to be the old Applebee’s.  It had been there a long, long, long time.  In fact, I think I read somewhere that that Applebee’s was the first […]

Amberjax at Trinity Groves

Posted on: Sep 11, 2014        In: Out and About        With: One comment
Trinity Groves was on my “Want to Do” list.  There have been press releases, reviews, and blog posting about this new area across the Mary Hunt Hill Bridge in West Dallas. You cross the bridge, exit on Riverfront, and you are there.  Phil Romano appears to have a successful beginning with the Restaurant Concept Incubator Program.  Chefs […]

Garland Cafe

Posted on: Sep 3, 2014        In: Out and About        With: One comment
Two recommendations gets our attention – even if the two recommendations are basically from the same source.  Several moons ago Gary K. told us about a very inexpensive breakfast diner, BUT he couldn’t remember the name.  We drove to the area, but there were two restaurants.  We didn’t know which restaurant he was recommending, so […]

Ten 50 BBQ – Richardson, Texas

Posted on: Aug 28, 2014        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
A new BBQ restaurant is in town – Ten 50 BBQ.  For months we have watched as a site just north of Arapaho on Central Expressway (US 75) has been transformed into a BBQ restaurant.  Finally it is open, and we went. Cute kid in the parking lot found us a good parking space. The entire […]

Meddlesome Moth

Posted on: Aug 26, 2014        In: Out and About        With: One comment
Meddlesome Moth – I had heard about it. The name intrigued me – Meddlesome Moth.  I had seen the restaurant listed on suggested places to eat in Dallas, but I really did not know much about this Dallas’ Trinity Design District restaurant.    When MarshaChristmas suggested lunch at the Meddlesome Moth I jumped at the opportunity. […]