During a quest for Dallas area Dim Sum, Garden Restaurant in Garland kills it

My sister in law Jessica came in town and wanted Dim Sum. I had never stumbled across any in town so we went on an adventure. We picked Garden Restaurant out in Garland and had a great meal. Little carts whizzing around, presenting all the options. I try to be adventurous, but I’ll admit I passed on a few things including a durian fruit fried roll. I had durian “fresh” before and it was too much. Even if you wanted to try it all, there are too many options for it to be possible in a single visit. Where do you Dim Sum? I would certainly recommend this place, but be prepared for a wait before 1 or 2pm on a Sunday.

3565 W Walnut St

Garland, TX 75042


Jack’s Burger House packs the nostalgia in every bite

One of my favorite burgers in town is at Burger House, more commonly called “Jack’s”. It’s not the biggest burger on the block, but they’ll stack it 25×25 if you ask! Their special seasoning salt is what makes me dream about it. Located on Hillcrest, between Lovers and Mockingbird, this quick counter service spot is always half full of sweaty neighborhood kids and businessmen with their ties toffee over their shoulder. Come as you are, but leave happy.

Dallas Kicks Ass


The Commissary is a great coffee shop in downtown Dallas

A couple days ago when it was frigid, I swung by The Commissary to warm up and grab an early lunch. I thought it was just a coffee shop, but their food is pretty damn tasty as well.

The French Dip was almost a banh mi, and was excellent. With a clean and tidy interior and friendly staff, this is a great place to check out when you’re downtown looking for a cup of coffee or a quick bite.

1217 Main St Dallas, TX


Rise no 1 slays the soufflés

Soufflé party! The folks over at Rise No 1 are about to celebrate ten years of French cuisine. Tucked in the shopping center at Inwood and Lovers, Rise has dialed in the production of both sweet or savory soufflés. Escargot, Duck L’Orange, Jambon & Chèvre were the highlights on the savory side, and the Grand Mariner and Chocolate soufflés made for excellent deserts.

Their cheese board involved a cart and presentation of all the available cheeses and then you make your selections table side. A few cheeses were on a girolle slicer that curls a soft cheese spiral rather than a block, and made for a fun and unique addition.

With two available reservation times of 5:30 and 7:30, they take walk ins all night long. I’d strongly recommend a reservation as this place has frequent regulars.

5360 W Lovers Lane #220