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Wingstop (Irving, TX)

Apparently Wingstop’s Facebook advertising worked to gain them at least one customer. I already knew I liked them because I like (boneless) wings and french fries, and they have tasty versions of both.

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Kebabs To Go (Irving, TX)

kebabstogomenusI only went to Kebabs To Go as an accident. My friend and I were SUPPOSED to go to LA Burger to celebrate my getting a new job (although I’d had it a while), but apparently they’re closed on Sundays. So we walked over to Kebabs To Go, which I’d wanted to go to for a while due to their strong Google reviews.

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Vito’s Pizza Restaurant (Irving, TX)

My family wanted pizza. Since making homemade dough, waiting for it to rise, kneading it down, preparing all the ingredients, and baking pizzasΒ would’ve meant plenty of dishes and a late, late dinner after an exhausting day, we headed out to nearby Vito’s Pizza Restaurant on Belt Line.

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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 choiceΒ 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.

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New York Pizza Pasta (Valley Ranch, TX)

I’ve ordered from New York Pizza Pasta a few times, but for photo purposes I took the family and we dined in for the first time last weekend. The place is definitely set up for you to get your pizza at the counter and then sit, but one of the cooks offered to serve us at a table, so we went for that one, as we weren’t sure exactly what we wanted.

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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 MichaelΒ and we ate enough that we didn’t need to eat for another 24 hours.

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Adisil (Irving, TX)

Recently in my neighborhood, signs have poppedΒ 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 AdisilΒ my support.

My friend and former co-worker agreed with this assessment of the adsΒ 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.

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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 theΒ 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.

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The chicken there the first time I went was amazing – both it and the crinkle-cut fries were fresh. It wasΒ 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.

Po’ Melvin’s (Irving, TX)

The first time I went here, I went with a group of co-workers for lunch. I had a regular meal (stuffed peppers) and three sides and a roll. It was a lot of food for the low price and I’d have gone back on the merit of that alone, plus the deliciousness of the yams.

However, having seen what my co-workers’ meals were, especially the po’ boys…I knew I had to return sooner rather than later.

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