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Zaxby’s (The Colony, TX)

I scored some free tickets to the Heart of Dallas Bowl in 2016 thanks to my cousin, who works for the Dallas PD. My dad, who was in town for the holidays, went to the game between the University of Washington and Southern Mississippi and Zaxby’s promotions were everywhere (they were the bowl’s title sponsor, so sensibly so).

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Lolo’s Chicken and Waffles (Southlake, TX)

I grew up on the West Coast, where there aren’t many establishments offering chicken and waffles as a meal. I heard about them for a while when I got older, but never had the opportunity to try it as a meal until I went to a Dave and Buster’s in San Jose, and they were pretty amazing; I’ve been hunting for them (on the rare occasion I seek breakfast in a restaurant) since.

Emoji review: ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿšถ, ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿณ๐Ÿž

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Taco Naan (Coppell, TX)

Man can’t subsist on hamburgers and pizza alone – even just for the occasions where he’s dining out.

With that in mind, I went to lunch with Michael again and we explored Belt Line as opposed to MacArthur, our usual street of choiceย for restaurants (lunch break logistics limit options). Michael likes Indian food; I had been lamenting the lack of tacos in my reviews, so when I saw Taco Naan appear in the list of local restaurants, I knew it was where we needed to be.

Emoji review:ย  🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮 > 💐
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Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet (Irving, TX)

Ah, unlimited food. The portions are always just enough…to make you feel like you’re going to explode (unless you have much more self-control than I do). For lunch last Friday, I re-convened with my friend Michaelย and we ate enough that we didn’t need to eat for another 24 hours.

Emoji review:ย ๐Ÿž๐Ÿš๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ— +ย ๐Ÿž๐Ÿš๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ— +ย ๐Ÿž๐Ÿš๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ— =ย ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘Œ Continue reading Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet (Irving, TX)

Adisil (Irving, TX)

Recently in my neighborhood, signs have poppedย up advertising this place – they’re similar to political candidate signs (which have been surprisingly rare here in Texas, thankfully) in that they’re unsightly. They differ, however, in that I was actually interested in giving Adisilย my support.

My friend and former co-worker agreed with this assessment of the adsย and we, along with a mutual friend, visited Adisil last week for lunch.

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Empa Mundo (Irving, TX)

Sometimes I don’t need burgers, despite what it may seem from the blog. Sometimes I may need to check out the No. 1 ranked restaurant in the city via Travelocity, a 4.9/5.0 on Google reviews, an all-in-all beloved cheap eats joint.

Empa Mundo serves empanadas. If you don’t like fried pies filled with food, then a) you’re wrong, and b) you’re not going to like Empa Mundo. Since I didn’t know how often I’d have an opportunity to get back, I ordered six of ’em on my trip. I’ll review each of ’em below. Again, decor isn’t anything particularly special, but I don’t care about decor – I’m here to eat.

Emoji review: 5๐Ÿ–๐Ÿž+๐Ÿ ๐Ÿž=๐Ÿ‘ผ

Chilipanzingas: On the one hand, it was good. On the other hand, it’s probably best eaten by people who are better capable of handling spicy food than me.

Chicken: It was probably good, but I still wasn’t able to taste after the chilipanzingas.

Chorizo: Still recovering. But regaining taste and hey, I see theย reason this place is well-liked.

Texas Brisket: Welp, yep, gimme more of these. Sweetish, and who doesn’t like brisket? I should’ve saved this for last, I think as I finish it.

Criolla: Yeah, it’s all-meat empanadas; I’m not paying $2.50 per pie to NOT have meat in it. This one was also really good. Who knew raisins went so well in meat pies?

Camote: Okay, I had to have a dessert pie. Now shhhh, no more words. More miniature sweet potato pies.


Raising Cane’s (Irving, TX)

Raising Cane’s has a very simple menu. If you like chicken tenders and fries, you will have a good time. If you don’t like chicken tenders and fries, then you’re not likely to find something you like (unless you want to make a meal of coleslaw and Texas toast).

Of course, if you don’t like chicken tenders and fries, it’s time for some soul-searching to figure out where you went wrong in life.

Emoji review:ย ๐Ÿ”+๐ŸŸ+๐ŸŽฒ=๐Ÿ’ฃ (orย ๐Ÿ˜’)

The chicken there the first time I went was amazing – both it and the crinkle-cut fries were fresh. It wasย one of the best baskets of chicken and fries I’ve ever had. The second time we went they weren’t as fresh and they were just average. So I’d either request freshly-fried chicken or just be aware that your experience may be wildly different based on when you go.

The Elf tie-in was cool – the kids’ meal came with a Candy Land-esque board game that I’ve played a few times with my daughter. It’s simple, fun, and something you can play with multiple times.

When Raising Cane’s is on, it’s a delicious experience. When it’s not, it’s still adequate for fast food and appropriately priced. I’d recommend it and hope for the best.