This past weekend, I got wasted…Taco Wasted that is. Who doesn’t love a good taco? Living in Fort Worth there are taco places around every corner: Torchys, Salsa Limon, Taco Heads, Taco Diner, Velvet Taco just to name a few. But Taco Wasted is a popup Taco spot currently residing on the Dallas side.
Owner Vincent Meeks has broken a very different mold introducing something called a puffy taco. Not only is it a unique taco-sperience (yes I just made up a word) it’s also a very tasty taco-sperience!!
Hubby and I headed to a local church Fall Festival and got to enjoy first hand some delicious taco-ness. It started off with an airy crunchy puffy taco shell housing seasoned ground meat, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. Don’t let me forget to mention it’s also topped off with a perfectly spicy cream sauce that builds beautifully with every bite. We thought we’d be satisfied with two but we both ended up ordering two more.
I can’t wait for Taco Wasted to start making trips to pop up on the Fort Worth side. Until then, I’ll be eating my puffy tacos in Dallas and I recommend you do the same 😉
Every year me and hubby are blessed with the opportunity to have a date night celebrating our anniversary. It’s one of the few times we get all dolled up and eat some delicious food prepared by anyone else. This go round hubby found a spot in Dallas that serves its steaks below the surface…literally. Dakota’s Dallas.
This low key joint features dim lighting and a suave personality. It’s so unassuming from above, but once your inside the walls seem to close in on you and it cozies up the evening with a fire pit and elegant outdoor waterfall as the surroundings.
The food is what we came for so let’s dig in! To start we chose something off the beaten path, a Pan Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras. It’s a duck liver with grilled apricot jam and sautéed onions over bread (the fancy menu way to say it is toasted focaccia and grilled apricot duck demi). Three words…DE-LIC-IOUS! This goes on my “food items I’d rather not share list”. I don’t even like liver, but this totally caught me off guard. The liver melts when eaten and has that beautiful earthy tone that married perfectly with the onion. The surprising note of apricot sweetens it the appropriate amount without overpowering the dish.
Then for my entree I enjoyed a medium filet mignon steak. Ok ok ok…sooooo I took a late pick on this because I forgot about pictures momentarily lol (For 9 months I stopped eating steak because I could only have it well done and that’s just not how I enjoy steak). It was seasoned and cooked perfectly. Again, a melt in my mouth type experience.
For sides we went with a creamy gouda mac n cheese and sautéed broccoli. Gouda encorporated into mac n cheese is amazing because it’s so smooth and rich like all tasty goodness should be.
To finish off the night Dakotas sent out a complimentary dessert for our 5 year celebration. Since hubby chose the app, I got to choose dessert. I went with the Molten Peanut Butter Cake. Traditionally I don’t care for peanut butter, but in this case I made an exception due to the fact that also in the molten center was gooey caramel, which I’m a sucker for. The cake was warm, moist, and alongside a spoonful of cool vanilla gelato, one forgets there’s even peanut butter in there lol!!!
What a lovely finish to a lovely evening. A cool underground romantic spot with more melt in your mouth food than I was prepared for. The only thing that topped this event was getting to share it with my best friend 😊 Until next time, happy eating.
I’ve always wanted to attend a pop up restaurant. I see them in movies and modern tv shows but I can never figure out where the heck these places actually exist! Well thanks to awesome chefs like Sarah and Matt that managed several successful pop ups I now have access to a local foodie first for me. Continue reading “Hot Box Biscuit Club”
Happy Foodie Friday!!! Eating veggies is super easy with this recipe from Honeyed Home. It’s jam packed with a medley of mushrooms, bell peppers, scallions, and jalapeños for a spice kick.
The only thing I didn’t make was the crust (I’m 9 mos prego, there’s no way I’m making pizza dough lol). No worries though because I love to sub it with one of my favorites, Naan original bread. It can be found hanging out in mostly any deli and it tastes AMAZING!
The veggies are so fresh and accommodating with this pizza. The mushrooms almost taste sausage like with a sprinkle of salt and pepper when sautéed. I also used some fresh tomato sauce that my youngest sister made from scratch right from their garden and let me tell you, it is one of my favorite parts of the whole meal! It’s sweet and acidic just like I like. Unfortunately it’s not available in store, but I’m sure any marina will work for this dish.
This pizza was gone in minutes! I almost forgot to take a picture because it was so good. I had to snag hubbies plate so that’s why it’s missing a slice. Point proven lol!! Until next week, happy eating 😊
Happy Foodie Friday!!! Today my sweet hubs helped me make us a delicious Mexican meal. We had fish tacos courtesy of recipe found on delish.com.
I usually use tilapia as my fish of choice. But this time I decided to go with a nice piece of flounder. A whole host of Mexican spices go into marinading this flakey white fish.
We may have gotten a little carried away with our sides. Hubs made us fresh guacamole and pico de gallo. To top it off, we added a nice crunch of purple cabbage to texturize our tacos.
For sides it was a simple Mexican rice and Mexican Street Corn mixture. Overall a very tasty and satisfying dish. Until next time Happy Foodie Friday!!!
Happy Foodie Friday!!!! This dish is dressed up with somewhere to go….my stomach lol! Last week The Mister got back in the cooking game and made me one of his single man go to meals, Chicken Bow Tie Pasta (the fancy pinky version). I’m here to give all the details of what all went into this lovely creation. Continue reading “Fancy Chicken Bow Tie Pasta”
Happy Foodie Friday!!!! Let’s see, this week I tried my hand at a soup. I LOVE soup….or maybe it’s better to say I have a healthy obsession with soup.
This recipe I found while scouring the web for quick delicious meals that don’t require a ton of free time besides throwing everything in a pot. The Chickpea and Chicken Soup solved that problem.
This dish has a good amount of developed slightly spicy flavor from the chunky whole tomatoes, cayenne, and paprika. Because the chicken legs are cooked in the broth prior to shredding the meat, you get another added layer of depth to help build on.
My favorite thing about this dish is the finishing touches of the earthy parsley and zing of lemon juice at the end. Hubby and I added more parsley than the recipe called for, but hey, to each their own. Our soup was light, yet curiously filling and a great end to a busy week.
Give it a whirl sometime, see what ya think! Til next time, happy eating!!!
This is no ordinary pizza. This pizza has been the most requested pizza hands down by my husband since the first time I made it. At LEAST once a month I get the request for us to have this dish and with good reason….it’s the BEST pizza ever! Hands down!
The recipe I used is a slight variation from the Bobby Flay original Pizza with NY Strip, Blue Cheese and Balsamic Glaze. For my dish I use the Garlic Naan in the bread section of most grocery stores. I do use the New York Strip as well. It has to be the NY Strip or one of those finer cuts because otherwise it just doesn’t do the pizza justice.
Chef Flays recipe calls for watercress, but I can never seem to find it so I sub in fresh arugula to give it a nice peppery cut. And then the cheese I never deviate: Monterey, Smoked Amish Blue Cheese, and shaved Parmasean. The blue cheese and parm really add a nice sharpness to the mild monterey cheese.
The icing on the cake is a tangy sweet balsamic glaze that is striated over the top. Talk about absolutely delicious! I never have to ask hubby if he wants to eat this. He always wants to eat this lol!!!!
Til next time, happy eating 😋
In the times I’ve eaten “hole in the wall” food, why is it that Gas Station restaurants tend to serve good food? Seems to go against nature to me. Pearl Street Station is a Gas Station that’s just one of those restaurants. It’s currently situated in the cozy town square of an ever growing Granbury Texas. Continue reading “Pearl Street Station Cajun and BBQ Eatery”
Happy Foodie Friday!!! This week I’m featuring a copy cat rendition of a salad I had that was sooooo good I actually recreated it at home. Hubby doesn’t always get excited about salad, but this one, he has actually requested after trying it the first time.
This is a BJ’s Brewhouse recreation of their Roasted Portobello Mushroom and Asparagus Salad with Chicken (I added the chicken 😊). It’s a very simple and yet filling dish. Take crisp spring mix greens and load in the roasted veggies. I love the earthiness of Portobellos, plus they are meaty so it helps the salad fill one up.
It’s topped with goat cheese for a nice gamey tang and cranberries that give the slight tart contrast that marries well with this dish. I chose to grill up some balsamic glazed chicken thighs and doubled the balsamic as the dressing. The chicken is optional of course, but us carnivores love our meat every once in a while. And then the final touch is a sprinkle of roasted pumpkin seeds. Strangely enough, the seeds taste a lot like sunflower seeds so either do the job I’m sure.
Well there you have it! A copy cat version of a salad so great, I actually brought it into the house lol!!!
Til next time, merry eats!!