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By D Magazine |


The next time you’re in Santa Fe, stop by The Coyote Cafe’s General Store, Mark Miller’s new retail outlet for South-western food products. Or, If you’re not planning on making the trip any time soon, you can order a lot of the store’s good stuff by mail. Like hot sauces and salsas, and quesos and moles. Plus great gifts like fajita kits, gourmet baskets, and red chili wreaths. Call them at (505) 982-2454 for a product list and ordering info.


PEOPLE John Edwards, executive chef at the Fairmont Hotel’s Pyramid Room, has climbed to the top in an unusual way: without formal training or a cooking school diploma or even a secret boyhood desire to be a chef someday. Edwards has spent the last 10 years in the kitchen of the Pyramid Room and recently replaced the darling of local dining cognoscenti, Avner Samuel, who moved to London. Edwards began his career at the Dallas Zoo, where he fed the animals. At night he’d don his chef’s whites and head to Chablis, a tiny French bistro, where he learned to prepare more civilized cuisine tike the restaurant’s signature dish, beef bourguignon.

With a little experience under bis belt, he quit his day job and took off for the Pyramid Room. After spending years in every area of food preparation, Edwards was a natural for the big time after Samuel left.

-Lucie Nelka

An Outpost of the British Empire


Where’s the last place in the world you’d expect to find an outpost of the British Empire? If the seedy center at Ferguson Road and Shiloh isn’t it, it’s close enough. There it shines, the British Trading Post, with the Union Jack bravely blazing in a corner behind a warehouse-sized bingo hall. And there Anglofoodphiles have been finding their way for almost six years now, since native Glaswegians Myra Ballantyne and Davina Robertson opened the doors to their pristine mini-rood hall. The two sisters say most of their custom comes from Commonwealth transplants like themselves-but for traveled Texans, too, the shop offers an amazingly complete treasury of remembered joys. How long since you’ve crunched a salt and vinegar potato chip? Forked into a steak and kidney pie? Spread your morning toast with Rose’s Tangerine Marmalade or yeasty brown Marmite? It’s all here, frozen, boxed or canned, along with Scottish sausage, finnan haddie, Irish ham, Welsh pasties, even Indian curries and poppadoms. More striking still, the sisters are as un-chic in their prices as in their site selection-tabs are mercifully reasonable, browsing’s encouraged, and hot tea and biscuits are an always-on courtesy. 10892 Ferguson Road. 686-8840. Open 10-5 except Thursday and Sunday. -Betty Cook

Hillsboro Hot Spot

ON THE ROAD Half the charm of driving through Texas these days can be found only by abandoning the inexorable Interstate to explore the small towns that used to interrupt high-speed highway travel. To survive the bypass that killed off their way station livelihoods, these towns have had to become day-trip destinations in their own right. Hillsboro’s one of the best, it’s jewel-like town square transformed into a mecca for nostalgia-seeking shoppers. Antique shops abound, in buildings that once housed other businesses-the Majestic, for instance, a former movie theater facing the courthouse, has become a poke-through paradise of collectibles and gifts, plus an added attraction: Tucked away behind the concrete piglets and mellow old-pine accents is an airy lunchroom that’s one of the square’s most popular gathering spots. The menu’s light fare is surprisingly citified-you might sample mushroom-lavished spinach salad with honey-mustard dressing as we did, or the day’s special French dip sandwich, tender roast beef packed into a properly crusty roll. Stick around on a Friday or Saturday night, and you can enjoy an added attraction: candlelight dinner, from an expanded bill of fare that includes steaks, seafood, chicken-even quail-as well as the homemade pies that can be called outstanding, if the lemon chess we tried is typical. Prices are reasonable, service is warm, and you won’t miss liquor-have the house strawberry lemonade instead. 57 West Franklin. (817) 582-3606. Lunch Mon. -Sat. 11-3, Sun. 1-5; dinner Fri. -Sat. 6-9: 30. -B. C.



Real Texans know can lurk in unlikely locations, like the following:

Bubba’s Texas Bar-B-Q stacks a quarter-pound of done-right brisket on white bread or a bun (your choice), homey and handy in close-in East Dallas. 42O8 Live Oak. 821-7062. $3. 25.

Clyde’s. The beef’s fall-apart tender; the bread’s old-style white, the better to soak up the dark-brown, peppery sauce. Double points, too, for potato salad with plenty of crunch. 3915 N. Westmoreland. 688-9172. $2. 80.

R. J. Sho-Nuff’s. The place Is tiny, but the sandwich is huge- enough beef for two, slow-smoked like the sign says, real Southern-style, and zestily sauced. 3910 Maple Ave. 528-5230. $3. 75.

Ziggy’s. What -a barbecue joint In the corridors of a chic downtown hotel complex? Yes, and If you like your sauce on the sweet side, the chunked beef on a toasted Parking tickets validated, too. Plaza of the Americas. 969-0953 $3. 19.

Railhead Smoke-house. Fort Worth wants to keep this one a secret, but the not to tell about. And, if you like your ’cue with a brew, there’s a drive-through annex that lets you pick up your fix without leaving your car. 5518 W. Vickery Blvd. (817) 738-98O8. $3. 45.

-B. C.


A Culinary Adventure

Mori Mahal The tiny space that used to house Sagar hasn’t changed much outwardly despite its new name and new owners. But if you’re expecting just another Indian restaurant when you visit Moti Mahal, you’re going to be in for some big surprises-both pleasant and otherwise. Most of the recipes are Pakistan-style, and this new place offers some superb dishes you won’t find anywhere else in North Texas. Many of the standard dishes at Indian restaurants are almost unrecognizable here. The tandoori chicken, for instance, is bright red, all right, but its texture and taste are entirely different from the usual. It’s also blisteringly spicy-hot, as are many, perhaps most, of the dishes here. But if you love culinary adventure, it’s worth being taken aback occasionally for the sake of experience.

I can’t recommend any of the appetizers we sampled-hard, dry muglai shami kebab (spiced patties of lamb minced and deep-fried to the point of lasting like sheetrock) or chapli kebab (raw, or nearly raw, spiced minced beef with sautéed green onions and fresh herbs). The meat mixture for the chapli kebab also serves as the filling for the meat Samosa-its pungent flavor doesn’t wear well, and the overwhelming quantity of hot pepper is especially unwelcome in this Indo-Pakistani version of meat pies.

But many of the main dishes at Moti Mahal are spectacular. Macchi Mugarchee is a large steak of firm fish, crisply fried then delicately pickled. Mutanjan, another dish you won’t have seen on local menus, turns out to be a Pakistani version of biryani-a dense pilaf of rice flavored with lamb in a lemony sauce. Other items are less singular, but the unique style of the kitchen still makes itself felt-even dishes featured in other Indian restaurants taste quite different here. Chicken coconut, for example, from South India, is a superbly flavored cum Lamb pasanda, flat pieces of lamb in a dense sauce of almonds and spices, proved only a bit less interesting. Lovers of Indian food who are tired of the same old recipes offered by so many local places will find lots to enjoy at Moti Mahal. 1492 Spring Valley at Coil Road, Richardson. 238-7673. Lunch Mon. -Thur. 11-2, Fri. -Sat. 11-3, Sun. 12-3; dinner Mon. -Thur. 5-10, Fri. -Sat. 5-11, Sun. 5-9. Closed Wednesday night. All credit cards. Inexpensive to moderate. -W. L. Taitte

Cajun Country

PAPPADEAUX SEAFOOD KITCHEN Given our lack of enthusiasm for Pappasito’s (the previous incursion into the Dallas area of one of the chains owned by Houston’s Pappas family), we were pleasantly surprised by the newly opened bastion of the group’s Cajun line. Pappadeaux (on the hallowed site of the old Lucas B&B in Oak Lawn) is a huge stage set of a Cajun cabin, noisy as anything, cher, and crowded to bursting even in its first weeks. You may forgive even the no-reservations, we-don’t-care-if-you-wait-in-line-for-an-hour attitude when you finally get served by the perky, efficient waitstaff (obviously chosen in part for their striking good looks).

But most of all you will be pleased by the food, which by the evidence of our samples has no glaring weak spots and lots of strengths. Prices tend to be steeper than you might expect, especially for appetizers and desserts. But portions are huge-the only thing besides the crowds, blessedly, that reminded us of Pappasito’s. Among the starters you may choose an authentic Cajun-country andouille sausage and seafood gumbo, made from the darkest roux and sprinkled with file powder, or shrimp boiled in real New Orleans style, Oysters receive two excellent treatments-wrapped individually with bacon strips and deep-fried for the en brochette or topped With crab meat, spinach, and hollandaise, then baked as oysters Pappadeaux. Or you can opt for the huge Greek salad made tableside in the best tradition of the Greek seafood houses from which the whole Pappas dynasty ultimately descends.

Pappadeaux fries seafood well, if not definitively. The wide assortment of seafood we tried-everything from crayfish tails and soft-shell crabs to stuffed shrimp-could have been crunchier, but was lightly battered and obviously fresh from the deep-frier. But the greatest successes among the main courses are the treatments of fish. Red snapper Pontchartrain-sautéed to a rich reddish brown then topped with a wine sauce, bountiful shrimp, and lump crab meat-proved the favorite, but a blackened fillet of Mahi Mahi wasn’t far behind. Mercifully, the kitchen here knows how to season wisely. Several dishes, including the blackened fish, had enough cayenne to enliven the taste buds but not enough to overpower them.

It’s hard to find room for dessert after thehuge portions at Pappadeaux, but all fourchoices are good ones. A light breadpudding, a tall, fluffy chocolate pralinecheesecake, and sweet potato pecan pie allcome with a strong, hardly sweet bourbonsauce on top; the brownie topped with icecream gets an added fillip of praline-flavored whipped cream. 3520 Oak Lawn.521-4700. Mon. -Thur. 11-10; Fri. 11-11; Sat.11: 30-11; Sun. 11: 30-10. All credit cards.Moderate to expensive. -W. L. T.

Here’s the Beef

agnew and brown I have loved the restaurants that Tom and Kay Agnew have run in various locations over the last decade, so I greeted with joy the news that Tom (with former Cafe Margaux sous chef Joe Brown) was starting a new place for steak and barbecue in the space formerly occupied by Cafe Martinez, next to Routh Street Cafe. The old house’s interior received a make-over that transformed it into a cozy bistro-all to the good. But the food in the restaurant’s first weeks proved strangely uneven. Insofar as it resembled dishes from Cafe Margaux-appetizers like a “whaler-sized” soft-shell crab in Creole seasonings, fried shrimp with sherry sauce, smoked lobster sautéed and sauced, and a shrimp corn bisque-it was excellent.

But about that barbecue and those steaks… A gargantuan combination platter was ordered to be split between two diners, and they couldn’t finish it-partly because some of the meats were unappealing. Barbecued chicken boasted a rich, smoky flavor and tender flesh. But both beef and pork ribs were dried out and flavorless, and the brisket, fatty enough to have passed for bacon, seemed to have been cut into thin slices days before. The steaks, both a 12-ounce ribeye and a special 15-ounce New York strip (supposedly genuine U. S. prime, though we couldn’t tell much difference), were good rather than great. Most of the accompanying vegetables were memorable-au gratin potatoes, sugar snap peas stewed with tomatoes-though both pinto beans and black-eyed peas needed to be served in small bowls with some accompanying pot liquor rather than ladled dry onto a plate with a slotted spoon. Of the two desserts, the Kahlua chocolate poundcake proved tastier than Joe’s cobbler. Agnew and Brown has some of the makings of a successful venture, but first it badly needs to beef up its versions of barbecue. 3011 Routh Street. 720-3900, Lunch Mon. -Fri. 11: 30-2: 30; dinner Mon. -Thur. 5-10, Fri. -Sat. 5-midnight, Sun. 4-9. Alt credit cards. Moderate to expensive. -W. L. T

A Tiny Charmer

THAI LOTUS This tiny café has only five tables and some places set at the bar, but it’s more visually appealing than many restaurants twice the size. Like most other Thai eateries in this area, Thai Lotus is a shoestring venture, but ingenuity and a good eye have made a little go a long way. The bright Thai cotton cloths on the tables, cool blue paint, and exposed brick walls make Thai Lotus a pretty place, even charming. The solitary waiter helped us with good humor and competence, though he didn’t appear to be Thai and preferred we order our dinners by number. And there are lots of numbers. We only scratched the surface of the lengthy menu. This is vegetarian food in that no meat or chicken is served, only seafood and tofu. I’m still a carnivore, but you don’t miss the meat in Thai food anyway, except for the satay. We took a miss on the tofu ones and started instead with corn cakes and mee grob.

To me, mee grob, a Thai favorite, is a mystery dish. I like a little of it, but it’s like eating cotton candy-a lot of it goes nowhere. The sticky, fried rice noodles are too insubstantial to be real food, and there’s nothing to anchor them. Still, compared with other versions I’ve had around town, this one was good, though short on peanuts. Corn cakes came six to an order and we were glad: The crisp, irregular rounds of yellow kernels and sliced scallions were delicious with their sweet and hot cucumber dipping sauce. Pad Thai with shrimp held few shrimp and the noodles were gluey. There was not as much textural interest as I like in this dish. But we were happy with an outstanding dish of shrimp in a spicy mash of fresh mint and garlic. Beware-sliced jalapenos packed extra firepower. This one could really get you. The same is true of the crispy fish in red curry sauce, a platter of rich, crunchy, fried fish, slivered carrots, scallions, and fiery red sauce with more peppers. No beer or wine is served (you can bring your own), but iced coffee cooled us down nicely and made a good dessert as well. 3851-D Cedar Springs. 520-9385. Lunch Mon. -Fri. 11-3; dinner Mon. -Thur. 5-11, Fri. 5-12; open Sat. 11 a. m. -midnight; Sun. 5-10. All credit cards. Inexpensive.

-Mary Brown Malouf

The Deli Meister

HENK’S EUROPEAN DELI Q: Who are all these people, and why are they beaming and singing and carrying on this way?

A: They are members and friends of this city’s sizable community of Teutonic types-Dutch, Austrian, and German people of all ages who pack this place with fun and fellowship. What they’re celebrating is Friday night and the place itself-Henk’s European Deli, named for its owner, former Kuby’s partner Henk Winnubst. Located at one end of the old Black Forest Bakery, which he has also reopened (behind Sterling’s on Northwest Hwy. ), Winnubst’s warmhearted new eatery /deli reflects his Dutch roots in its decor: A bright little mural of Amsterdam covers one wall, and crisp Dutch lace borders a front window.

Meanwhile, the food’s worth a visit any time. Three specialties, available only on Fridays and Saturdays or by advance arrangement, were terrific: A huge patty of steak tartare, immaculately lean and studded with capers, put pricier places to shame at $6. 95; broodje haring, tender, salt-cured whole herring on a crisp-shelled roll, brought near-tears joy to homesick Hollanders in the crowd; and potato pancakes with applesauce were perfect.

Even everyday dishes we tried were exemplary: a sausage sampler appetizer was an entree-big assortment of grilled chunks, flavorful and fine. Potato salads, both hot and cold, were above average; so was sauerkraut zipped with whole peppercorns. Wiener schnitzel, a plate-sized serving, tender inside its not-quite-crisp breading, was outclassed on a return lunch visit by kassler, lean smoked pork loin slices steamed to juicy succulence, then grilled to seal in all that splendid flavor.

The menu, which Winnuhst’s wife, Jeanne, confided is already expanding as demand warrants, offers several German wines and a selection of beers. For lunch, the strong-brewed iced tea is more bracing than either. Breakfast is served until 11 a. m. Service is home-warm, to match the ambience; prices are incredibly low for what you get; and the import-foods selection fully lives up to the definition of a European delicatessen-although deli might also, in this case, be short for delectable. 5811 Blackwell Street. 987-9090. Mon. -Thur. and Sat. 7 a. m. -6 p. m.; Fri. 7 a. m. 10 p. m. MC, V. Inexpensive to moderate. -Betty Cook

A Moving Experience

MANGIA ITALIA RISTORANTE Can once-sleepy Lakewood one-up Lowest Greenville for dine-out diversity? Certainly, the neighborhood center’s recent run of restaurant openings points in that direction. And now, from the same folks who brought you Oak Lawn’s kicky Quadrangle Grille, comes yet another contender.

Mangia Italia has more visual flair, for sure, than the black-and-white simplicity of its predecessor, Landmark Plaza Cafe. Its soaring interior has been transformed into something that might be called country grandeur: Wooden tables are kitchenesque, an impression belied by elaborate 10-foot chandeliers, carved sconces, and a candelabra. Shaded decks set with airy steel-mesh tables and chairs, left pretty much unchanged, still offer possibly the prettiest al fresco dining setting in town.

The moderately priced bill of fare includes several novel touches, some more successful than others. We loved the hot, buttery, soft breadsticks brought with various flavored olive oils for dipping; served gratis, they far outshone the domed garlic bread loaf, split and cheese-toasted, for which we had to pay. Create-your-own designer pizzas are an inspired appetizer or light-meal notion. Standard starters we tried were satisfying, although crisp-fried squid deserved better than their accompanying dark marinara dip, as did satiny slices of mozzarella-pesto roll, batter-gilded and deep-fried.

The spaghetti marinara served as a side dish with entrees was not outstanding, but two other pastas were: Manicotti was a stellar version, tender crepes, fresh and crisp-edged, filled with ricotta and spinach under an herbaceous tomato sauce; chicken lasagna held a lovely, creamy meld of mushroom and other components in bechamel sauce, not at all heavy. Skewered beef tenderloin cubes spiked with garlic and cheeses were nicely grilled, the medley of al dente vegetables served with them excellent.

Too full to fancy dessert, we dutifully chose three-for a sample tasting only, we agreed. Two were merely marvelous: a ricotta cheesecake splotched with color from its candied fruit confetti, but delicious; and a coconut macaroon cake of surpassing delicacy. The third, a chocolate tart filled with dark chocolate goo and crowned with espresso whipped cream, I can only describe as a sequential orgasm: The little moans of stunned rapture that followed the dish around the table would have been censorable in any other context. This little indulgence, I’m told, originated in the kitchen of the Quadrangle Grille; I’m not sure it shouldn’t require licensing as an addictive substance. Consider yourself duly warned. 6334 La Vista. 821-5328. Lunch Mon. -Fri. 11-2; dinner Mon. -Thur. 5-10, Fri. 511; Open Sat. 11-11, Sun. 11-10. All credit cards. Moderate. -B. C.



D Revisits Outback Pub. Funny the serendipitous discoveries you can make when you least expect them-we were en route to another West End dining scene when we stumbled past one of this Aussie station’s outdoor tables and were stopped in our starving tracks. What did it was one look at a patron’s Dundee stew, a cantaloupe-sized loaf of crusty bread that had been hollowed out to hold a beef and potato concoction that looked delicious. It indeed was, we dis-covered. Almost as terrific was an Aussie pie, deep-flavored beef chunks enshrined in flaky pastry and sided with golden French fries. Pasties are offered here, too, along with an un-publike selection of seafoods, pastas, salads, and a list of sandwiches that includes one with Vegemite (if you have to ask what that is, you won’t like it. but I do). Our only disap-pointment in all this great goodness was the Pavlova dessert, which was soft rather than crunchy meringue, but was topped with fresh, ripe strawberries and real honest-to-gawd whipped cream. 1701 N. Market. 761-9355. Inexpensive.

-B. C.


D Revisits The Prince of Hamburgers. We pulled in next to a pickup and a Lincoln, windows down, trays at- tached. The Prince has classic drive-up appeal. Milkshakes are served in a frosty breakable glass, salt and pepper arrive in glass shakers, and there’s a stack of extra napkins. The root beer in a frosty mug is justly famous-the mug so frosted a ball of soft ice forms in the dark beer. We strayed from our tried and true favorites and tried the new chicken basket-strips of real while breast, not the reconstituted, ex- truded, chicken-ish patties of fast-food joints. They came with stiff cream gravy and a fistful of fries. The hamburger holds a thin but pink-in-the-middle patty-Prince must hold my view that meal is not the raison d’etre of a good ham burger. The appeal here, though, is not just the food-it’s the great taste of yesterday. 5210 Lemmon Ave. 526-9081. Inex pensive. -M. B. M.


D Revisits Cafe Panda. Prices at this tony Chinese bistro on the edge of the Park Cities are a little elevated and portions are small. But you might not mind paying more when the food is this good. Only a few of the recipes themselves-like the Shar Char prawns appetizer, grilled in their shells with a little filling of Shar Char sauce, or the rather heavily sauced pineapple chicken-are unusual. But the quality of execution of standard dishes like tangerine beef and shrimp with black bean sauce stands out. We just wish the portions weren’t divided up before serving-we think the standard Chinese practice of serving dishes family style is much more practical, since not all individuals in a party will want the same quantities of different dishes. 7979 Inwood, Suite 121 902-9500. Moderate to expensive. -W. L. T.\


D Revisits 311 Lombardi. Every once in a while, I suppose, every restaurant must change its menu, if only to raise its prices. Apart from the price aspect, this West End Lombardi’s new bill of fare seems more rearranged than changed. The carpaccio’s the same, lovely beef ribbons delightfully bedded on mustard-dressed arugula. Sautéed shrimp with diced tomato, garlic, shallots, and grilled egg- plant, a new appetizer, was richly rewarding on our visit. An old-favorite pasta, the cannelloni and manicotti combination plate, was not-the spinach- and veal-filled tube and ricotta- hearted crepe, respectively, were both fine, but the red and while sauces that bathed them were thin and tasteless. Soft- shell crab, which used to be a starter, is an entrée now, and wonderful-a golden-Fried pair, crisply succulent, set off in style by their garlicky, herbed, tomato-white wine bath. One new entree was delectable-veal scallops with fresh shitake mushrooms and Madeira wine; another was not-pollo alla parmigiana’s chicken breast wore a rubbery blanket of moz- zarella that was downright unpleasant in texture. 311 Market. 747-0322. Moderate to expensive. -B. C.


D Revisits Korea Hometown. For all the allure of the table-grilling offered here. I’ve never gotten around to doing it. On the hot summer evening of our last visit, we elected to let the kitchen handle the sweat work and were glad we did. Our shared oyster pancake was the prime hit, a delicate egg batter lavished with oyster chunks and scallions, served in squares for chopstick dipping in the soy-based sauce brought with it. The raw beef that I remembered fondly was less interesting this trip; the shreds of tenderloin were perfect, and the accompanying cucumbers and carrots fresh as ever, but the “secret” sauce that gave the dish its special distinction was lacking, and the golden egg yolk served in its half-shell failed to fill the gap. The little-dish assortment of pickled vegetables was terrific as always, the kimchi cabbage more subtly spiced than most, the seaweed and exotic spinach crunchy and good enough to win approval from the least adventurous member of our party. That same member’s shrimp and vegetable tempura plate was a winner, too, the vast shellfish firm and pink inside lacy batter, the vegetables tender-crisp. 10560 Walnut, Suite 200. 272-9909. Inexpensive to moderate. -B. C.


D Revisits Crockett’s. Crockett’s is still trying to capitalize on the concept of “sharing plates” that was all the rage a few years ago. Be careful how you order them here- we asked for what we expected to be three small plates to share and found ourselves captive to an unnoticed menu offer of a half-portion of any three appetizers to all guests at a single charge of $9 per person. This turned out to be much more food, at much greater expense, than we had intended, but the crabcakes. duck sausage, and especially the sea scallops in a tangerine mustard sauce were all quite good in themselves. Entrees (end toward grilled meats or fish outfitted with a sauce and a huge pile of underdone vegetables. Better than any of these, we liked the black lobster ravioli in a wild mushroom and basil sauce. Doubletree Hotel at Park West. 5410 LBJ Frwy. 701-5160. Expensive. -W. L. T.

D Revisits The Mansion on Turtle Creek.

Elizabeth II has come and gone, but Dean Fearing lingers on (after cooking for the queen) to supervise The Mansion’s kitchen, still capable of turning out for us commoners meals fit for a monarch. Of course, if The Mansion’s maitre d’ doesn’t think you look like Dallas aristocracy or a visiting movie star, you’ll probably be consigned (as we were) to the narrow, enclosed patio rather than the ornate main rooms. But you’ll still have courteous service (not always to be taken for granted here in earlier years) and. of course, special (the menu changes frequently) dishes like a heavenly appetizer of grilled baby artichokes with a lamb calzone, served on a bed of ratatouille vegetables. An evening special of pan-roasted duck breast with watermelon sauce was less memorable, partly because the layer of fat underneath the skin had not been thoroughly rendered. But old menu standbys like the warm lobster taco and the rack of lamb proved as fabulous as ever. 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd. 526-2121. Very expensive. -W. L.. T.


D Revisits Tommaso’s Fresh Pasta. Tommaso’s has a small eat-in area and it’s a popular place for lurch-the en- irees you see in the case can be heated and come with salad, or you can opt for one of the specials. On my visit I took it all to go. though. I first tried rotolo in Dallas at Tommaso’s, and it’s still one of their best dishes: wide strips of pasta rolled around a filling of spinach and cheese and cut jellyroll lash- ion-delicious with a spoonful of the excellent marinara. We tried all three kinds of lasagna-vegetable with thin slices of zucchini and cheese: bell pepper, onion, and zucchini; and beef. The frittata-a golden casserole of spaghetti noodles with egg and cheese-would make a good breakfast or brunch entrée but was good for supper as well. All the pasta salads looked good-and the ones I tried were, even one with tonellini, red pepper, and sun-dried tomatoes, though I don’t usually like filled pasta in salads. 5365 Spring Valley, Suite I58. 991-4040. Inexpensive so moderate. -M. B. M.




Austin’s Barbecue. 2321 W Illinois. 337-2242. Inexpensive

Baker’s Ribs. 2724 Commerce. 748-5433- Inexpensive.

Peggy Sue BBQ. 6600 Snider Plaza. 987-9189. Inexpensive

Riscky’s Barbeque. 1701 N. Market. Suite 104. 742-7001. Inexpensive to moderate.

Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse. 2202 Inwood. 357-7120. 302 N. Market. 744-1610. Inexpensive.


Jennivine. 3605 McKinney Ave. 528-6010. Moderate to expensive.


Balls Hamburgers. 3404 Rankin. 373-1717. 4343 W. Northwest Hwy. 352-2525. Inexpensive.

Cardinal Puff’s. 4615 Greenville Ave. 369-1969. Inex- pensive.

Chip’s. 4501 N. Central Expwy. 526-1092. Inexpensive.

Club Schmitz. 9661 Demon Drive. 902-7990. Inexpensive.

8. 0. 2800 Routh St. 979-0880. Inexpensive.

Hard Rock Cafe. 2601 McKinney Ave. 855-0007. Moderate.

Snuffer’s. 3526 Greenville Ave. 826-6850. 14910 Midway. Addison. 991-8811. Inexpensive.

Texas Hamburgers. 1606 Market Center Blvd. 747-2222, Inexpensive.


Arcadia Bar & Grill. 2114 Greenville Ave. 821-1300. Inexpensive.

Atchafalaya River Cafe. 4440 Bell Line. Addison. 960-6878. Moderate.

Cafe Margaux. 4216 Oak Lawn. 520-1985. Moderate.

Crescent City Cafe. 2730 Commerce. 745-1900. Inexpensive.

Dodie’s Seafood Cafe. 2129 Greenville Ave. 821-8890. Inexpensive.

Louisiana Purchase. 2901 N. Central Expwy. at Parker Road. Piano. 423-0533. Inexpensive to moderate.

Nate’s Seafood & Steakhouse. 14951 Midway Road. Addison. 701-9622. Moderate.

Red’s Cajun Queen. 3701 W. Northwest Hwy, Suite 310. 350-9777. Inexpensive to moderate.


Gloria’s Restaurant. 600 W. Davis. 948-3672. 9386 LBJ Frwy, at Abrams. 690-0622. Inexpensive.

Latinamerican Cafe. 4436 Lemmon Ave. 526-4436. Inexpensive.


August Moon. 15030 Preston at Beit Line. 385-7227. 2300 N. Central Expwy, Plano. 881-0071. Moderate.

Cathy’s Wok. 4010 W. 15th. Piano. 964-0406. Inexpensive.

Canton Chinese Restaurant. 400 N. Greenville Ave.. Suite 25. Richardson. 238-1863. Inexpensive.

Chef Wang. 9330 N. Central Expwy.. United Artists Plaza. 373-1403. Moderate to expensive.

Chu’s Restaurant. 15080 Beltway, Addison. 387-1776. Moderate.

Crystal Pagoda. 4516 McKinney Ave. 526-3355. Moderate.

Elm St. Shang-Hai. 2807 Elm St. 651-8988. Moderate.

First Chinese Barbecue, 111 S. Greenville Ave., Richardson. 680-8216. Inexpensive.

Grand Taipei. 216 W Campbell, Richardson. 907-1027. Moderate

Henry Chen. 3701 W. Northwest Hwy. 956-9560. Moderate.

Hong Kong Royale. 221 W. folk. Suite 200. Richardson. 238-8888. Moderate to expensive.

May Dragon. 4848 Belt Line at Inwood. 392-9998. Moderate.

Restaurant Jasmine. 4002 Belt Line, Suite 200. Ad-dison. 991-6867. Moderate.

Szechwan Pavilion. 8411 Preston. 368-4303. 1152 N. Buckner. Suite 128. Casa Linda Plaza. 321-7599. Inexpensive to moderate.

Taiwan Restaurant. 4980 Belt Line, Addison. 387-2333. Inexpensive to moderate.

Tasty China. 3514-A W. Walnut. Garland. 276-1999. Inexpensive.

Texas Jade. 3227 McKinney Ave. 871-8898. Moderate.

Tone’s. 11661 Preston, Suite 143. 361-6588. Moderate.

Tong’s House. 1910 Promenade Center, Richardson. 231-8858. Moderate.

Uncle Tal’s. 13350 Dallas Pkwy., in (he Galleria. 934-9998. Expensive.


Dallut. 2515 Inwood. 353-0804. Inexpensive to moderate.

River Nile. 7001 Fair Oaks. 363-1128. Inexpensive to moderate.


Addison Cafe. 5290 Belt Line, Addison. 991-8824. Moderate to expensive.

Cafe Le Jardin. 4900 McKinney Ave. 526-0570. Moderate to expensive.

Chez Gerard. 4444 McKinney Ave. 522-6865. Moderate to expensive.

Clair de Lune. 5934 Royal Lane, Suite 120. 987-2028. Moderate to expensive.

Epicure Highland Park. 69 Highland Park Village, Preston at Mockingbird. 520-8501. Moderate to expensive.

Ernie’s. 5100 Belt Line, Suite 502. 233-8855. Moderate to expensive.

Ewald’s. Stoneleigh Hotel, 2927 Maple. 871-2523. Expensive.

The French Room. The Adolphus Hotel, 1321 Commerce. 742-8200. Expensive.

The Grape. 2808 Greenville Ave. 828-1981. Moderate.

La Madeleine. 3072 W. Mockingbird. 696-0800. 3906 Lemmon Ave. 521-0183. NorthPark Mall. 696-2398. Inexpensive.

L’Ancestral. 4514 Travis. 528-1081. Moderate.

Le Brussels. 66ES Snider Plaza. 739-1927. Moderate.

L’Entrecote. Loews Analole Hotel, 2201 Stemmons Frwy. 748-1200. Very expensive.

Les Saisons. 165 Turtle Creek Village. 528-1102. Expensive.

The Old Warsaw. 2610 Maple. 528-0032. Very expensive.

Pierre’s By The Lake. 3430 Shorecrest. 358-2379. Moderate to expensive.

The Riviera. 7709 Inwood. 351-0094. Very expensive.

St. Martins. 3020 Greenville Ave. 826-0940. Moderate to expensive.

Watel’s. 1923 McKinney Ave. 720-0323. Moderate to expensive.

York St. 6047 Lewis. 826-0968. Moderate to expensive.


Belvedere. 4242 Lomo Alto. 528-6510. Expensive.

Bohemia. 2810 N. Henderson. 826-6209. Moderate.

Cafe Athenee. 5365 Spring Valley at Montfort, Suite 150. 239-8060. Moderate.

The Chimney. 9739 N. Central Expwy. 369-6466. Expensive.

Frankl’s LI’I Europe, 362 Casa Linda Plaza, Garland Road at Buckner. 320-0426. 255 McKinney Ave., Suite 150, 953-0426. Inexpensive to moderate.

Hofstetter’s Plaza at Bachman Creek. 3840 W North-west Hwy., Suite 400. 358-7660. Inexpensive to moderate.

Kuby’s Sausage House Inc. 6601 Snider Plaza. 363-2231. 3121 Ross. 821-3121. Inexpensive.


Athens Cafe. 5290 Bell Line, Suite 118, Addison. 991-9185. Inexpensive to moderate.

Goldfinger. 2905 Webb Chapel Extension. 350-6983. Moderate to expensive.

Greek Bistro. 2014 Greenville Ave. 826-8989. Inexpensive to moderate.

Kostas Cafe. 4914 Greenville Ave. 987-3225. Inexpensive.

Little Gus’. 1916 Greenville Ave. 826-4910. Inexpensive.

Theodore’s Seafood Restaurant. The Corner Shopping Center, 8041 Walnut Hill. Suite 810. 361-1922. Moderate to expensive.


Bishop Arts Cafe. 316 W. 7th St. 943-3565. Inexpensive to moderate.

Celebration. 4503 W. Lovers Lane. 351-5681. Moderate.

Chubby’s. 11333 E. Northwest Hwy. 348-6065.

Farmer’s Grill. 4015 Lemmon Ave. 521-2281. Inexpensive.

Fox Hunt Pub & Grill. Manor House. 1222 Commerce at Field. 748-6686. Inexpensive to moderate.

Gennie’s Bishop Grille. 321 N. Bishop. 946-1752. Inexpensive.

Highland Park Cafeteria. 4611 Cole a( Knox. 526-3801. 300 Casa Linda Plaza. 327-3663. Lincoln Plaza, Second Floor, 500 N. Akard. 740-2400. Inexpensive.

Highland Park Pharmacy. 3229 Knox. 521-2126. Inexpensive.

Mama’s Daughter’s Diner. 2014 Irving Blvd. 742-8646. Inexpensive.

The Mecca. 10422 Harry Hines. 352-0051. Inexpensive.

Original Market Diner. 4434 Harry Hines. 521-0992. Inexpensive.

Roscoe’s Easy Way. 5420 Lemmon Ave. 528-8459. Inexpensive.

Rosemarie’s. 1411 N. Zang. 946-4142. Inexpensive.

Theo’s Diner. Ill S. Hall. 747-6936. Inexpensive.

Tolbert’s. One Dallas Center. 350 N. St. Paul & Bryan. 953-1353. 1800 N. Market. 969-0310. Inexpensive.

Vice Versa. 6065 Sherry Lane. 691-2976. Inexpensive.


Akbar. 2115 Promenade Center, Richardson. 235-0260 Inexpensive (lunch) to moderate (dinner).

Ashoka Indian Cuisine. 5409 Bell Line, Prestonwood Creek Shopping Center. 960-0070, Moderate.

India Palace Restaurant. 12817 Preston, Suite 105. 392-0190. Moderate to expensive.

Kebab-N-Kurry. 401 N. Central Expwy., Suite 300, Richardson. 231-5556. Inexpensive to moderate.

Kebab N-Kurry. 2620 Walnut Hill. 350-6466. Inexpensive.

Shallmar. 35 Richardson Heights Village. Central at Belt Line. Richardson. 437-2858. Inexpensive.

Shusmi. 859 N. E. Green Oaks, Arlington. (817) 860-8728. Moderate.

Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant. Caruth Plaza. 9100 N. Central Expwy., Suite 179. 692-0535. Moderate.


Tipperary Inn. 2818 Greenville Ave. 823-7167. Inexpensive.


Acapella Cate. 2508 Maple. 871-2262. Moderate.

Alessio’s. 4117 Lomo Alto. 521-3585. Moderate to expensive.

Aurello’s. 2935 Elm St. 749-0208. Inexpensive to moderate.

Cafe Italia. 2720 Stemmons Frwy. 521-0700. Inexpensive to moderate.

Caffe Paparazzi. 8989 Forest Lane, Suite 136. 644-1323. Moderate.

Capriccio. 2616 Maple. 871-2004. Expensive.

Chianti Restaurant and Pizzeria. 9526 Webb Chapel. 350-7456. Inexpensive.

Fausto’s Oven, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Reunion Blvd. 651-1234. Moderate.

Ferrari’s. 703 McKinney Ave., in The Brewery. 954-1112. Moderate to expensive.

Flip’s Wine Bar & Trattoria. 1520 Greenville Ave. 824-9944. Moderate.

Joey Tomato’s Atlantic City: 3232 McKinney Ave. 754-0380. Inexpensive to moderate.

La Tosca. 7713 Inwood. 352-8373. Expensive.

La Trattoria Lombardi’s. 2916 N. Hall. 954-0803. Moderate.

Lombardi’s, at Travis Walk. 4514 Travis Walk. 521-1480. Moderate.

Lombardi’s Expresso. 6135 Luther Lane. 361-6984. Inexpensive to moderate.

Massimo da Milano. 5519 W. Lovers Lane. 351-1426, 2121 San Jacinto. 871-0400. 901 Main Place in the NCNB Building. 761-6350. Inexpensive to moderate.

Ml Piaci. 14854 Montfort. 934-8424. Moderate to expensive

MoMo’s Italian Specialties. 9191 Forest Lane. Suite A2. 234-6800. 2704 Elm St. 748-4222. 3309 N. Central Expwy., Suite 370, Piano. 423-1066. Moderate.

MoMo’s Pasta. 3312 Knox. 521-3009. Inexpensive.

Nero’s Italian. 2104 Greenville Ave. 826-6376 Moderate.

Pasticcio’s. 4527 Travis. 528-6696. Moderate.

Patrizio. 25 Highland Park Village. 522-7878. Inexpensive to moderate.

Piccola Cucina. 1030 NorthPark Center, Suite 330. 691-0488. Moderate.

Pizzeria Uno, 2811 McKinney Ave. 855-0011, 4002 Belt Line. Addison. 991-8181. Inexpensive to moderate.

Pomodoro. 2520 Cedar Springs. 871-1924. Inexpensive to moderate.

Ristorante Savino. 2929 N. Henderson. 826-7804. Moderate to expensive.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill. 4535 Belt Line. Addison. 386-3831. Moderate.

Ruggeri’s. 2911 Routh St. 871-7377. Moderate.

Scuro. 2713 Elm St. 741-0111. Inexpensive to moderate.

Sfuzzi. 2504 McKinney Ave. 871-2606. 15101 Addison Road, Addison. 960-2606. Moderate.


Fuji-Ya. 13050 Coit. 690-8396. Inexpensive to moderate.

Hana Japanese Restaurant. 14865 Inwood. 991-8322. Moderate

Hibachi-Ya Japanese Steak House. 3850 W Northwest Hwy.. Suite 510. 350-1110. Inexpensive.

Mr. Sushi. 4860 Belt Line. Addison. 385-0168. Moderate.

Nakamoto Japanese Cuisine. 3309 N. Central Expwy.. Suite 360. Piano. 881-0328. Moderate.

Sakura Japanese Restaurant. 7402 Greenville Ave.. Suite 101. 361-9282. Moderate to expensive.

Shinano Japanese Restaurant. 8830 Spring Valley. 644-1436 Moderate.

Shogun of Japan. 5738 Cedar Springs. 351-2281. 3455 N. Bell Line. Irving. 594-6911. Moderate.


Kobawoo. 3109 Inwood, 351-6922. Moderate.

Koreana. High point Village. 12101 Greenville Ave., #107. 437-1211. Inexpensive to moderate.


Adelmo’s. 4537 Cole. 559-0325. Moderate to expensive.

Monte Carlo. Grand Kempinski Dallas Hotel, 15201 Dallas Pkwy. 386-6000. Expensive.


Anita’s Mexican Cantina. 7324 Gaston. #319 328-9639. Inexpensive.

Blue Goose Cantina. 2905 Greenville Ave. 823-6786. Moderate.

Cantina Laredo. 4546 Bell Line, Addison. 458-0962. 8121 Walnut Hill. 987-9192. Moderate.

Casa Dominguez. 2127 Cedar Springs. 742-4945. Inexpensive to moderate.

Chuy’s. 211 N. Record. 747-2838. Moderate.

Desperados. 4818 Greenville Ave. and University. 363-1850. Inexpensive to moderate.

El Asadero. 1516 Greenville Ave. 826-0625. Inexpensive to moderate.

El Ranchito. 610 W Jefferson. 946-4238. Inexpensive to moderate.

Flamingo Joe’s. 2712 Main at Crowdus. 748-6065. Inexpensive to moderate.

Grandpa Tony’s. 3130 W. Mockingbird. 357-1531. Inexpensive.

Javier’s. 4912 Cole. 521-4211. Expensive-

La Calle Doce. 415 W. 12th. 941-4304- Inexpensive to moderate.

Las Cazuelas. 4933 Columbia. 827-1889. Inexpensive-

La Suprema Tortilleria. 7630 Military Pkwy. (at Loop 12).. 388-1244 Inexpensive.

Los Arcos. 3. 108 Ross. 826-5020. Moderate.

Mario & Alberto. LBJ Frwy., at Preston. Suite 425-980-7296. Moderate.

Mario’s Chiquita. 4514 Travis. Suite 105. 521-072I. 221 W Parker. Suite 400, Piano. 423-2977. Moderate.

The Martinez Cafe. 1900 Preston (Preston Park Village). Piano. 964-7898. Inexpensive.

Matt’s Rancho Martinez Mexican Restaurant. 6312 La Vista. 823-5517. Inexpensive to moderate.

Mercado Juarez. 1901 W. Northwest Hwy. 556-0796. 4050 Belt Line. Addison. 458-2145. Inexpensive to moderate.

Mia’s. 4322 Lemmon Ave. 526-1020. Inexpensive.

Mi Casa Tex Mex Restaurant. 8301 Westchester, at Luther Lane. 890-9939. Inexpensive to moderate.

Primo’s. 3309 McKinney Ave. 520-3303. Inexpensive.

Uncle Julio’s. 7557 Greenville Ave. 987-9900. 4125 Lemmon Ave. 520-6620. Moderate.

ZuZu. 6423 Hillcrest. 521-4456. 5940 Royal Lane. 739-1312. 3100 Independence Pkwy.. Piano. 596-6744. Inexpensive.


All Baba. 1905 Greenville Ave. 823-8235. Inexpensive.

Hedary’s Lebanese Restaurant. Promenade Center, 15400 Coit. Suite 2500, Richardson. 669-2112. Moderate.


Bluebonnet Cafe & Deli. 2218 Greenville Ave. 828-0052. Inexpensive.

Dream Cafe. 2800 Routh St., Suite 170. in the Quadrangle. 954-0486. Inexpensive.


Aransas Pass. 2912 N. Henderson. 827-8650. Moderate to expensive.

Aristocrat Hotel Bar & Grill. 1933 Main. 741-7700. Moderate to expensive,

Beau Nash. Hotel Crescent Court, 400 Crescent Court. 871-3200. Moderate to expensive.

Bravo. 2621 McKinney Ave. 871-2786. Moderate.

The Bronx. 3835 Cedar Springs. 521-5821. Inexpensive to moderate.

The Buffalo Club. 2723 Elm St. 748-2400. Moderate to expensive.

By George! 2900 Greenville Ave. 821-1538. Moderate.

Chaplin’s. 1928 Greenville Ave. 823-3300. Moderate to expensive.

City Cafe. 5757 W. Lovers Lane- 351-2233. Moderate.

The Conservatory. Hotel Crescent Court, 400 Crescent Court. 871-3242. Very expensive.

Dakota’s. 600 N. Akard. 740-4001- Moderate to expensive.

Deep Ellum Cafe, 2706 Elm St. 741-9012. Moderate to expensive.

Dover’s Grille. Doubletree Hotel at Park West, 1590 LBJ Frwy. 869-4300. Moderate to expensive.

Gershwin’s. 8442 Walnut Hill at Greenville Ave. 373-7171. Moderate to expensive.

Huntington’s. Westin Hotel. Galleria, 13340 Dallas Pkwy. 851-2882. Expensive.

Kathleen’s Art Cafe. 4424 Lovers Lane. 691-2355. Moderate to expensive.

Landmark Cafe. Omni Melrose Hotel. 3015 Oak Lawn. 522-1453. Expensive.

Laurels. Sheraton Park Central Hotel. 12720 Merit Drive. off Coit near LBJ Frwy. 385-3000. Expensive.

Malibu Cafe. 4311 Oak Lawn. 521-2233. Moderate.

Nana Grill. Loews Anatole Hotel, 2201 Stemmons Frwy. 761-7470. Expensive.

Parigi. 3311 Oak Lawn. 521-0295. Moderate to expensive.

The Promenade. The Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd. 559-2100. Moderate to expensive.

The Pyramid Room. Fairmont Hotel, 1717 N. Akard. 720-5249. Very expensive.

Quadrangle Grille. 2800 Routh St.. Suite 180, in the Quadrangle. 979-9022. Moderate.

Routh Street Cafe. 3005 Routh St. 871-7161. Very expensive.


Atlantic Cafe Too! 14866 Montfort, Addison. 960-2233. Moderate to expensive.

Aw Shucks. 3601 Greenville Ave. 821-9449. Inexpensive.

Cafe America. 4546 McKinney Ave. at Knox. S59-4441. Expensive.

Cafe Pacific. 24 Highland Park Village. Preston at Mockingbird. 526-1170. Expensive.

Dinger’s Catfish Cafe. 8989 Fores! Lane. 235-3251. Inexpensive.

Fishmonger’s Seafood Market and Cafe. 1915 N. Central Expwy, at Chisholm. Suite 600. Piano. 423-3699. Moderate.

Hampton’s. Preston Center. 8411 Preston. Berkshire Court. 739-3474. Moderate.

Jozef’s Seafood Restaurant. 2719 McKinney Ave. 954-0407. Moderate to expensive.

Maine Street. 6348 Gaston. 826-8264- Inexpensive to

Newport’s Seafood. 703 McKinney Ave. in the Brewery. 954-0220. Expensive.

Oyster’s. 4580 Belt Line, Addison. 386-0122 or 387-4231. Inexpensive to moderate.

Rusty Pelican. 14655 N. Dallas Pkwy. 980-8950. Expensive.

S&D Oyster Company, 2701 McKinney Ave. 880-0111. Inexpensive to moderate.

Yoll’s. 9220 Skillman. Suite 124 341-3533. Inexpensive.


Baby Routh. 2708 Routh St. 871-2345. Moderate to expensive.

Blue Mesa Grill. 5100 Belt Line at Dallas Pkwy., Suite 500. Addison. 934-0165. Inexpensive to moderate.

Brazos. 2100 Greenville Ave., at Prospect. 821-6501. Moderate to expensive.

Cisco Grill. 6630 Snider Plaza. 363-9506. Inexpensive.

Loma Luna Cafe. 4131 Lomo Alto. 559-4011. 8201 Preston, Suite 100 (at Sherry Lane). 691-1552. Moderate.

Sam’s Cafe. 100 Crescent Court. Suite 140. 855-2233. Moderate to expensive.

Zuma. 2701 Stemmons Frwy. 631-3050- Moderate.


Cafe Madrid. 4501 Travis. 528-1731. Inexpensive to moderate.

The White Swan. 2307 Abrams. 824-8122. Moderate.


Arthur’s. 8350 N. Central Expwy., Campbell Centre. Suite M 1000. 361-8833. Expensive

The Butcher Shop Steakhouse. 808 Munger, off Lamar. 720-1032. Moderate.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle. 4300 Lemmon Ave. 526-9811. Expensive.

Lawry’s The Prime Rib. 3008 Maple. 521-7777. Moderate to expensive.

Old San Francisco Steakhouse, 10965 Composite. 357-0484. Moderate to expensive.

Palm Restaurant. 701 Ross. 698-0470. Very expensive.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House. 5922 Cedar Springs. 902-8080. Expensive.

Wellington. 2408 Cedar Springs. 748-1291. Expensive.


Al’s New York Style Deli. 3301 Oak Lawn. Suite A (entrance on Hall). 522-3354. Inexpensive.

Bagel Emporium. 7522 Campbell. 248-0608. Inexpensive

Bagelstein’s. Northwood Hills Shopping Center. 8104 Spring Valley. 234-3787. Inexpensive to moderate.

City Cafe To Co. 5757 W. Lovers Lane. 351-3366. Moderate.

City Market. 2001 Ross. Trammell Crow Center. Suite 200. 979-2696. Inexpensive.

Crescent Gourmet. 400 Crescent Court. Suite 150. 871-3223. Inexpensive to moderate.

Dell News. 15775 Hillcrest. Suite 502. 392-3354. Inexpensive.

Marty’s. 3316 Oak Lawn. 526-4070. Moderate.

Pat’s Park Cities. 6617 Snider Plaza. 363-7797. Inexpensive.

Polio Bueno. 3438 Samuell Blvd. 828-0645. Inexpensive.


New Slam. 2415 Willowbrook, Suite 108 (at Northwest Hwy. and Harry Hines). 358-5679. Inexpensive to moderate.

Sala Thai. 4503 Greenville Ave. 696-3210. Moderate.

Thai Cuisine. 1915 Central Expwy. (off Park). Piano. 422-5219. Moderate.

Thai Lanna. 1490 W. Spring Valley, Richardson. 690-3637. 4315 Bryan. 827-6478. Moderate.

Thai Nipa. 4315 Lemmon Ave. 526-6179. Inexpensive.

Thai Soon. 2018 Greenville Ave. 821-7666. Inexpensive.

Thai Taste. 4501 Cole. 521-3513. Moderate.

Thai Toy’s. 4422-B Lemmon Ave. 528-7233. Inexpensive to moderate.


Arc-en-Ciel. 3555 W. Walnut. Garland. 272-2188. Inexpensive to moderate.

Cafe de Saigon. 5617 W. Lovers Lane. 350-8767. Moderate

East Wind. 2711 Elm St. 745-5554. Inexpensive to moderate

Mai’s Cuisine. 4814 Greenville Ave. 739-5424. Inexpensive.

Saigon. 1731 Greenville Ave. 828-9795. Inexpensive.