Archive for July, 2012

July Is National Hot Dog Month – I’m Celebrating At Wild About Harry’s

Posted by    |    July 12th, 2012 at 1:10 am

In my quest for a fun way to celebrate National Hot Dog Month, I found Wild About Harry’s on Knox Street. What caught my attention? The giant smiling hot dog statue outside, hot pink tables on the patio, and the glowing neon lights lining the windows. There’s even an endearing hand-crafted sign near the door that says, “Y’all come in!”

Now, I don’t eat hot dogs often – we all know what the average hot dog is made from (or do we?) – but what I found when I walked into Wild About Harry’s is that their hot dogs are made from 100 percent lean beef brisket. And just because they’re high-quality doesn’t mean they’re pricey! The average price of a hot dog from Wild About Harry’s is around $4.50 – not bad, considering the amount of wonderful toppings you get. The menu also offers the option of upgrading to a jumbo dog, veggie dog, or polish sausage for only $0.80. After evaluating all these wonderful options, I decided on the “Dallas” Dog – a promising classic at Harry’s topped with mustard, relish, onions and cheese – plus a side of fries and a refreshing fountain drink, of course.

When I sat down to wait on my order, I took some time to bask in the relaxed, eclectic atmosphere of the place. At one table, a group of cops were taking their lunch break together. Some tables were occupied by families with young children, and at other tables, single businesspeople clicked away on their laptops, enjoying delicious hot dogs while they worked. The restaurant is simultaneously laid back and kid-friendly. The inside is just as magical as the outside: walls and tables bursting with color, cool memorabilia all over the place, and… what’s this? They serve custard! (more…)

Medina Oven & Bar

Posted by    |    July 10th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

After hearing a friend rave about the magic of Medina, I decided to give the Moroccan-Mediterranean restaurant a try.  Being a Southern girl at heart, I usually stick to Southern comforts or Tex-Mex. A Chicago-style gyro is about as adventurous as it gets. But I’m all about broadening my horizons, so I booked a reservation on OpenTable: Dallas Restaurants, grabbed some of my more adventurous girlfriends and had my first go at Moroccan cuisine.

The location was killer (right next to American Airlines) and the candlelit interior was perfect. The iron lanterns and elegant textiles created a warm and elegant atmosphere. I kept waiting for Aladdin to pop out from the kitchen and take me on a magic carpet ride.

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