Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Ranch in Irving

( Formerly -Cadillac Ranch), Los Colinas, TX (Irving)

Located at MacArthur and 114 NE side.
This is very unique one of kind restaurant with the 'Duke' adorning the wall behind the bar.
Wealthy Ranch owners will feel comfortable dining here as well as the ranch hand ~ by design. Kat & I enjoyed the SW decor with the Cactus sculptors, water ways and patio with the fire. See my former post here
This is truly a fine restaurant just a different name...

2 Very Happy Dragons with 5 +

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Veggie Garden ~ Irving

New Start Veggie Garden - Royal Lane, 1 Block west of I35. $6.95 for dinner when we enjoyed this wonder place, with $1 tea!

The buffet is all vegan, delicious with exotic sauces, lettuce wraps with many goodies to add, spring salad rolls and a sushi entry, 3 kinds of rice, potatoes, eggplant, kimchi's, 2 soups, and many, more. Very clean food, very friendly staff, and caring owners ~ with a store on site.
We will be back again and again,
2 Very Happy Dragon's 4+

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cadillac Ranch, Los Colinas, TX (Irving)

Located at MacArthur and 114 NE side.
This is very unique one of kind restaurant with the 'Duke' adorning the wall behind the bar.
Wealthy Ranch owners will feel comfortable dining here as well as the ranch hand ~ by design.

The veggies are the best I have eaten anywhere, the grilled asparagus and the twice backed potato were simple 5++. The fried chicken we split was as good as the best anywhere. We had a problem with it - as this was handled quickly, graciously, and courteously. These folks just want to you to be happy and we are.

The Caesar - you know by now is my favorite one, was served with hyper fresh romaine served long and uncut, but were the inner core one crisp and light green. The dressing superb, the shavings of romano or percorino-romano were about 1/2 inch square - Aww man this was good eats...

You need to know that this one restaurant that is dedicated to serve as much as possible food from Texas, with over 185,000 ranches and 365 miles of sea coast, they don't have much problem finding the best. The greens, for example, comes from a special ranch in Stevenville, TX. Buck Creek Farms( Salad Greens) Stephenville, tX
The tomatoes are grown special at Grace's Heirloom Tomatoes Pecos, TX
Some of their non vegetarian goodies: Texas Quail Co. Bandera, TX

A live band out on the covered patio played popular and western music, a large gas log fireplace glowed on the faces of those relaxing around the out door bar.

We split the chicken, salad and the 2 veggies. We were stuffed.
With tip under $30

2 Very Happy Dragons 5

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cosmic Cafe, Dallas, TX

This has been the #1 choice of so many veggie lovers for so many years it is a fine place to eat.
Indian motif with statues and paintings everywhere and then some with bold colors of paint.

Some middle eastern and many Indian dishes with surprises.
simple tables, friendly service, but busy for lunch. A yoga center upstairs.

Located just north of the Turtle creek area.

Busy at lunch, park in the rear or call for advise, as they will tow your for parking next door.
It is a little difficult to park - better with small cars or tight European turning Mercedes, but leave your ranch truck at home.

This atmosphere fun, bright, and even a meditation and yoga room upstairs.

This a fun place to eat, and visit.

2 Very Happy Dragons 4

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Kalachandji's Vegetarian...

Located at the Hari Krishna temple in East Dallas, area for over 25 years serving the finest quality of Vegetarian food in the Dallas area.
This is an exotic atmosphere with food prepared with love and consciousness. It is a buffet the menu changes daily. Vegans will do well here, very well, as will vegetarians, and even one can do with out sugar ! yea for the anti fungal folks... too.

This a different kind of place - delicious, exotic, a bland American pallet to the hottest Indian will find something they like.

We can't say enough but go on an adventure, for lunch or diner.
If there's a draw back it is that it is a bit fun to find - if you're not familiar with the area, a parking may be a bit tricky as well.

2 Very Happy Dragons a 5 for quality, selection, health, atmosphere, friendliness.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Greenz: Addison + 2

Greenz is located right on the circle in Addison, Veggies will delight in the mounds of fresh greens, with baked brie in pasties, apple walnut or warm pear with goat cheeze salads. Vegans can play here too. Fine fresh made soups and now sandwiches too. Meat eaters have a choice as well.

We like it here a lot, but it is a bit to informal for after work comfortable sit down. The room is bright, airy, place your order at the counter, they will bring it to you.

Informal and wonderful, but just to eat, not so good to sit and read or have a long chat.

2 Very Happy Dragons 4

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Eden Bistro, Southlake, TX

NoW Closed Located on the main drag in Southlake, TX amongst many good restaurants, eateries, and pubs.
It has changed hands at least 2 times that I know of, and the present owners really go out of the way to make sure you are well fed and happy.

Many vegetarian choices and vegan ones to - you will be very pleased.

My favorite is the 'Summer Rolls' every one calls them something different. Here they are fresh salads in un-fried transparent wrap. A good way to get your salad, with peanut sauce that will please your stomach not kill you.

The Hunan chicken or veggie has good sauce and may be ordered in any heat style you prefer.
I liked the veggie version of the Thai spicy flat noodles in medium heat.

Nice white table clothes, a good bar, very clean decor.

2 Very Happy Dragons 4-