El Bolero

Did someone say Lobster Fajitas ūüĆ∂

Ive been on a lobster kick for a couple of weeks now so when I ran into this dish it was nothing but perfect! I’ve heard of Lobster Rolls or lobster pizza but NEVER¬†Lobster Fajitas.¬†I came across El Bolero when reading a blog titled¬†Top 10 Meals you have to try in Dallas.¬†Soon as I scrolled pasted Lobster Fajitas I knew it was something I had to try!

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Before going to El Bolero I did more research & found out that on Fridays it is Lobster Friday & Lobster Fajitas are half off which means they are $15 usually $30 BUT WELL WORTH IT, plus it’s Lobster. ūüėÖ

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More Deals

Ok I know y’all are wondering how it taste! Let me just say IT WAS THE BEST THING I HAD IN A MINUTE! I’m still thinking about it, I mean seriously! Everything was great, the vibe was cool, the ¬†restaurant ¬†was clean, which made the visit so much better!

Im definitely going back, no doubt!

El Bolero is located in the Design District of Dallas.

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Taste of New Orleans

Dat Dog

Really what drove me to this place was the appearance. The restaurant was painted with beautiful colors and filled with vibrant lights.

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When I approached the menu I was so amazed by the different meats you can make into a sausage. They had an Alligator dog (which is the one I chose) or even a crawfish dog! After you pick the meat type you want, you then choose the toppings which is far from just ketchup and mustard. Due to the fact we where in New Orleans it was not surprise when I saw crawfish and a Cajun sauce as a topping.

I honestly can not remember what all I put on my dog but believe me it was to die for.

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Dat Dog is located on Magazine Street which is basically the artsy district of NOLA

I absolutely  can not wait to go back!

We Dat Food Truck

Ok so I came across this place when¬†I was looking for a good ole “hood plate”. If you do not know what a hood plate is I would love to explain. A hood plate is basically a BIG meal that you get from the hood for cheap. I mean the plate has to be loaded with food and poorly presented. As I searched across Instagram I found We Dat Food Truck. The Instagram pictures looked just right for me, so I headed there.

  1. The location is definitely not in the hood, lol (not a problem)
  2. The menu was pretty basic which is sometime good .
  3. The PRICE was definitely not CHEAP. (but hey we all tryna make money)
  4. Taste was honestly just OK ! I’ve had better!

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I got the Wazzam Wings w/ cheese, bacon, and jalape√Īo fries.

I’m not pressed to go back but it’ll be cool for you to try.

Asparagus Soup

I have never really been a big fan of soup especially soup I have never heard of. Hell my first time trying soup was this Christmas break of 2016! It was tortilla soup to be exact! When the teacher said we was making soup I wasn’t too excited. Even after we made the soup I still wasn’t impressed but I figured this would be good for people that like soup!

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Ingredients

Butter – 2 oz

Onion- 4 oz

Leeks- 1/2 each

Asparagus – 8 oz

Flour- 1 1/2 oz

Milk- 2 c

Chicken Stock- 2 c

Cayenne, ground – TT

Parsley- 1 Tbsp

Granted Swiss Cheese- 4 oz

Directions

  • Melt butter in stainless steel sauce pot. Add onion and leeks. Sweat until translucent, Add the asparagus and saut√© till brighten in color.
  • Stir in flour to coat vegetables. Gradually add chicken stock and milk . Add cayenne and parsley. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Lower to a simmer and cook until tender.
  • Add to soup.
  • Puree in blender. Stir cheese into hot soup.
  • Add at additional seasoning you may need.

Grand Lux Café

If you are from Dallas you know that Grand Lux Café is a nice place to eat at. It is not the most upscale place but it is pretty decent it is connected to one of our best and known malls named the Galleria.

(before we start let me remind you I have been a waitress for 3 years and currently working on my minor degree in hospitality management so I do have an idea how the restaurant business works)

ok so BOOM!…..

Lets start with the waitress I can not call her by her name cause I do not know it and I’m guessing she did not feel the need to share it! ¬†MISTAKE #1

She was not personable at all and hardly said anything HELL I don’t even think she said, “are you guys ready to order”. I believe we had to tell her what we wanted to order. We can make that apart of mistake #1 just to cut her some slack.

I ordered the¬†Shrimp Scampi Linguine¬†….


Doesn’t it look so good? Don’t be fooled like I was cause it wasn’t! Not only was it not good my food came out 5-10 min after the rest of the table. As a server or chef you know that it is most important for food to come out at the same time. While waiting for my food I did not receive a notice or an apology about the wait! MISTAKE #2

At this point I was over it all and informed the waitress that I did not like the food and she can inform the manager that it took too long for it not to be good. She did not ask me if I would like something else nor did the manager come to the table for a follow up. MISTAKE #3

Finally..

I ask another waitress to bring the manager over when he came I informed him about the service and he simply apologize in the simplest manner as he could which slightly irritated me. He also informed me that the pasta will be taking off, as if  I was going to pay for it anyways.

if you have not guess by now… I WILL NOT BE ATTENDING GRAND LUX AGAIN !!

Zenna’s

Happy hour not so Happy

You can ask anybody I have been dying to go to Zenna’s¬† for their happy hour! The deals are to good to be true and to my dismay it was exactly to good to be true! My guest felt the exact same which was a little embarrassing because when I invite people out I like to make a good impression but I¬†came to¬†conclusion¬†it was Zenna’s fault, not mine.

The amazing prices!

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Not so Amazing food and drinks!

The sushi was mediocre and believe me I have had really good sushi. The drinks were¬†watered down and taste like medicine may I add my guest and I all got different drinks. I can usually take the pain and drink or eat something¬†I don’t¬†like but this was unbearable I had to return it !

Oh but the dessert !

The last thing I put my faith in was the dessert. Surprisingly it was the best thing, we had fried banana and fried ice cream. I want to say it was breaded with coconut which is perfect because I love coconut!

(I would really like to add I did not go to the original Zenna’s which is located downtown. I went to the location in North Dallas)

In a nut a shell GO THERE AT YOUR OWN RISK! I plan to try the Downtown one.

 

Chef Fiesta

Although my blog is not just about food: we all know its mainly about food! This past semester I changed my minor from Marketing to Hospitality Management. I made this move because I found myself getting more involved in the restaurant business.

In this class we will be learning the business aspect of managing a restaurant, hotel, or casino. Most excitingly we will be learning how to cook! However I have never been much of a cook even through I make a mean RED VELVET DEEP FRIED OREO ! I am excited to learn and get more familiar with different taste and focus on preparation !

I will be posting recipes and pictures of the things I make in class so stay tuned. Most of the recipes should be affordable and simple to make so DONT WORRY! If I can do it so can you.

Say HELLO to Chef Fiesta!


Angry Dog

Girl vs Food…

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I have never been in a situation were food was a challenge for me!

But the hot dog I had was truly an ANGRY DOG.

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Most restaurants do not offer hot dogs let alone chili dogs on the menu so believe me I was ecstatic to see that option! WAIT, I forgot to mention how much I love HOT DOGS, its one of my top 5 favorite foods (yes I do know what hot dogs are made of ).

When I told the server I wanted a THE hot dog he asked me, “do I want to add bacon on top and jalapenos on the side?” I gazed at him because that is everything up my alley!

  • time: This was the first restaurant I did not have to wait 30 min or more for my food. It came out at perfect timing, soon as I returned from the ladies room my food was waiting on me and not vis versa.

 

  • preparation : the presentation of the food was set up very nicely. Due to the fact it was a chilli dog I was expecting something a little more all over the place.

 

  • Taste: The hot dog was more than what I expected. The fact that hot dogs are so simple this dog in particular was beyond simple. I wont to also talk about the fries, even though they were not as seasoned the still had to freshest taste to them.IT WAS WEARID.

 

  • atmosphere: This was not my favorite atmosphere only because the tables were fairly close¬†and I like to be personable with the person I came out to eat with, not the random person next¬†to me.

ANGRY DOGS is located in Deep Ellum , Dallas Tx

Hot Dog 1 – Fiesta 0

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