Joined June 10, 2007
4 years, 2 months agogeoffreyley's comment on:
I went 3 weeks ago and was very pleased to find pici bolognese and duck ravioli (in an envelope-style ravioli). It's great to have another Northern Italian option in Dallas to go along with Nonna and Cibus.
4 years, 7 months agogeoffreyley's comment on:
Have you tried St. Arnold's Fancy Lawnmower Beer? It's a kolsch lager and is my personal favorite summer beer. In my mind, it strikes that right balance of having real character in its flavor, a clean finish, and feeling light enough for a 100+ day. I've never had a beer go down so easily and so satisfyingly on a hot day as this beer.
I'd be curious how you rate it in your list above.
5 years, 6 months agogeoffreyley's comment on:
I've been going to Chip's on Cole for almost 8 years (I went weekly for the 5 years that I lived a few doors down). I'll be very sad to see it go. Their food was consistently good, and their atmosphere was/is fantastic. Also, I enjoyed seeing the same folks behind the counter all of these years. They were a great service staff that gave their customers top-notch service for a hamburger joint. I hope that they're all able to find new jobs quickly.
5 years, 12 months agogeoffreyley's comment on:
I'm sure that competition didn't help either. Hola did okay with Cafe Madrid just down the street, but the steady crowds at the more recently opened Sangria (also just down the street) must have been detrimental to Hola's business too.
With 3 Spanish restaurants (and the only 3 inside of LBJ for that matter) being located within a half mile of one another, it was only a matter of time before one closed shop. Hola had the least desireable location, so it's not surprising that it was the one to go.
The same thing claimed Il Sole last week ... too many Italian restaurants, too close together, vying for the same customers. Unfortunately, in that case, the (undisputably) superior restaurant was the one to go.