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Old 01-15-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Also, there are places that are "chain" restaurants to the extent that they have a few locations within the metroplex, but are not actual chain restaurants, such as Blue Goose, Snuffers, etc.
Good point. They may technically be 'chains' but they're not like Applebee's or On the Border.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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Good point. They may technically be 'chains' but they're not like Applebee's or On the Border.
Thee operate very similarly to the likes of the national chains, though. Food quality is only slightly better imho.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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Thee operate very similarly to the likes of the national chains, though. Food quality is only slightly better imho.

Huh? Blue Goose has great food, and very little on Earth compares to Snuffer's cheese fries.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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Huh? Blue Goose has great food, and very little on Earth compares to Snuffer's cheese fries.
Urgh
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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Huh? Blue Goose has great food, and very little on Earth compares to Snuffer's cheese fries.
It has nothing to do with the taste of the food... Places like Blue Goose and Snuffers likely use a lot of the same food purveyors and business practices as the national chains. They want to create efficiency, cost effectiveness and consistency of food at each location. It is technically a chain. I'm not saying anything negative or positive, I'm merely commenting on the fact that they operate essentially as a national chain but at a regional level.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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Good point. They may technically be 'chains' but they're not like Applebee's or On the Border.
How are they different from On the Border, which is another restaurant that started in Dallas (on Knox) before branching out?
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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Yes...it takes a while living here to find the LOCAL places. A few of my favorites not previously listed:

Javier's---Mexican...(not TexMex). Very good.
Ferrari's---Italian on Midway, just south of Beltline. Be sure to have their anti-pesto.
Frankie's Little Europe---in the Casa Linda shopping center. Go there, and then head down Garland Road to the Chilully exhibit at the arboretum.
Stoneleigh P---pub across the street from The Stoneleigh Hotel. Near downtown.
And altho it's a local chain, I also enjoy Cafe Brazil. Lots to enjoy there.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Southlake. Don't judge me.
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Ferrari's---Italian on Midway, just south of Beltline. Be sure to have their anti-pesto.
Anti-pesto? What, you mean they really really hate pesto there so they have created a sauce that is the absolute opposite of it? Or that if you put it near some basil there would be a tremendous explosion that would wipe out much of Addison?
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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(i.e. I ordered my typical 3 sides of green veggies as my meal and every single one of them was swimming in butter and/or cheese).

Where is the largest concentration of local restaurants (ideally even ethnic restaurants) in the Dallas Metroplex?
Just ask for veggies without butter or cheese if you don't like that. And that is way too broad a question. Where did you go, and we'll tell you where to go near there. And what do you count as ethnic? I count Italian and Tex-Mex as non-ethnic personally.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Anti-pesto? What, you mean they really really hate pesto there so they have created a sauce that is the absolute opposite of it? Or that if you put it near some basil there would be a tremendous explosion that would wipe out much of Addison?
Don't be so dramatic, it's just that they don't get along.
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