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wtctdrgn | Dec 28, 201003:54 PM

We moved from Big D to Seattle in January 1999. There are a couple of places I've been missing something fierce. I'm hoping someone can jog my memory (or in one case I'm sure, play taps). It's been (almost) 12 long years... We're in month 3 of a cross country move, and we've crossed the country more times than any sane human should. I'm hoping for some edible nostalgia to strengthen the resolve.

Somewhere in the M streets was a Persian/Lebanese/something along those lines place that you ordered a meal, either veggie, chicken, meat, lamb, seafood, and you got a little mezzes platter with something called Russian salad, as well as baba ganoush, and the best hummus I've ever had. I have lived all over, and I've never found hummus I liked quite as well. It might have been Cafe Izmir, but heck if I remember. It wasn't a huge place, but nice, and newer. You had the mezzes and then you got your meal with a pile of nice rice. I don't think it was saffron, but I could be wrong.

Somewhere in/near Addison, around Belt Line, was a place that was also newer when we left. They had a pickle/olive bar that had cornichon, it was take out mostly (but had tables) and great salads and grilled stuff. It was not on the same side of the street as Fogo de Chao, but was in that general vicinity, maybe near Midway.... They used to have chocolate pots de creme in little foil cups. They had other yummy stuff, and it was my favorite "today has been hell, I'm getting take out" place. The pots de creme alone could turn around a bad day. I think it was called something Express. I'm thinking it's gone. I'm thinking I'll cry if it is.

There was a place that maybe shared a parking lot or was near Wizards in Richardson. It might have been Papadeaux, but I don't think so? They had peach pecan bread pudding with wonderfully boozy buttery whisky sauce. Was that Papadeaux?

Any suggestions while we're here? We leave Friday morning. Will drive across the Metroplex for must-eat eats.

My husband is Venezuelan, I see there's a restaurant and coffee type place here now, any feedback?

My son would give his eye teeth for either some really great porky, hand pulled ramen, or some soothing pho ga (bonus for really rich stock, and really great, fresh accoutrements).

Thanks, y'all.... Off in search of some dinner eats, and some Jason's for the husband and wee ones. Teen and I are gonna eat something a bit more substantial.

Cafe Izmir
3707 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

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