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Old 06-12-2007, 07:31 PM
 
Location: la hacienda
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The white cheese is called queso fresco or queso blanco. I've seen the queso fresco in the grocery stores here in FL:

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Queso blanco is a creamy, soft, and mild unaged white cheese that originated in Mexico. It is made by pressing the whey from cottage cheese. It is very similar to cheeses called pot cheese and farmer cheese. It has also been compared to Indian paneer. Queso blanco is considered to be one of the easiest cheeses to make. Called Queso Blanco ("white cheese") in the Spanish-speaking world, it is used throughout the world by different names. This fresh and slightly salty cow's milk cheese can be eaten straight or mixed in with various dishes. This cheese does not melt when heated, but only softens. For this reason, it makes a creamy addition to recipes, and is often used as a topping for spicy Mexican dishes such as enchiladas and empanadas.<<
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:43 PM
 
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I'm not from the East Coast... but I use to love Chi-Chi's when I visited family in the mid-west . I can't remember if we ever had one here or not. I was a kid though and I imagine my taste buds have changed a bit. LOL!
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:52 PM
 
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I loved Chi-Chis when I grew up out east.

Then I moved to CA.

After CA, it's like being content with an Accord till your friend lets take a spin in his M5. It's another level of Mexican food appreciation. Sonora style, which is alot more Spainish in origin. I heard yucatan style is good, but I need to go to MX to try it....maybe this summer.

What is soooo much better here than any place else is barbeque, and grilled meats with rubs.....Texans embarass most other states with their barbeque.

I'm smelling brisket now...
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:53 PM
 
Location: la hacienda
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Was Chi-Chi's one of the first chain Mexican food restaurants? I remember when I was younger our family would go to MN for a week in the summer. We would stop in Minneapolis and go to Chi Chi's.
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:59 PM
 
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I would say Chi Chis is similar to 'On the Border' here...definitely not bad, but not Blue Goose (Plano) or Hacienda Ranch (Frisco/Dallas) quality. Good place to go with the kids because they have a good kids menu and a coloring book with crayons to keep them occupied.
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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I would say Chi Chis is similar to 'On the Border' here...definitely not bad, but not Blue Goose (Plano) or Hacienda Ranch (Frisco/Dallas) quality. Good place to go with the kids because they have a good kids menu and a coloring book with crayons to keep them occupied.
I wouldn't even give Chi-Chi that much credit. Atmosphere wise it was better then say Taco Bell. Their food however was a disgrace, it wasn't even close to real Mexican food. Strangely enough Chi-Chi's is Mexican slang for the female chest. LOL.
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:53 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Socketz, there is a place on the Richardson/Garland border that has AWESOME brisket tacos. OMY, they are mouthwatering they are so good. The regular portion is 4 made w/ corn tortillas but the lunch one is 2 made w/ flour but I request the corn. It is called Casa Milagro and it is at the N.E. corner of Campbell and Plano Rd. FYI, for any Dr Pepper addicts they serve DP in the can from Dublin . And be forewarned, their margarita's are KILLER. Two and you need a designated driver. Great outdoor patio area.
Casa Milagro - Restaurante Mexicano Richardson, Texas

It is VERY possible to find good Tex-Mex that is not covered in cheese sauce. I hardly ever get anything in cheese sauce. Hubby loves the verde sauces at most places (that is the green sauce). Find places that let you kind of "build your own" or have many house specialties like Casa Milagro, Luna de Noche and Chuys.
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:05 AM
 
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I wouldn't even give Chi-Chi that much credit. Atmosphere wise it was better then say Taco Bell. Their food however was a disgrace, it wasn't even close to real Mexican food. Strangely enough Chi-Chi's is Mexican slang for the female chest. LOL.

I know, I learned this from my wife's Mexican friends once I moved to CA.

Felt odd after I learned that I'd been eating at a place called 'boobs' for 3 years.
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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And how do you feel about eating at Hooter's?
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:39 AM
 
Location: la hacienda
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>>> And how do you feel about eating at Hooter's? <<

oh my gosh best laugh of the day!
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