Monday, December 21, 2009

Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet

Dimassi's is a simple restaurant with a variety of Mediterranean favorites served buffet style.  I believe the dinner buffet was $12.  Honestly, I feel lukewarm about all buffet restaurants since the food is often lukewarm.  I realize the appeal is being able to eat a variety of items at one meal and getting to go back for seconds and thirds, which are obviously awesome bonuses.     

The salads were nice and fresh, felafel was tasty, and hummus was so-so.  The desserts were quite tasty, made us wish we had more room for them!

Monday, December 14, 2009

El Sol Y La Luna

More Tex-Mex.. yes!  El Sol Y La Luna was filled with the not-so-pleasant sounds of karaoke on the Saturday night we went there.  However, the food was good, the prices are reasonable, and the location on 6th is great.  Below you see their free crispy chips and salsa, the Plato Cubano ($7), chicken quesadillas with guacamole, ($8), and a tamale w/ rice and beans.  We also shared the chocolate cake with Mexican vanilla ice cream ($7), but as per usual we ate it before thinking of taking a photo.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Fast, design your own sushi in a strip mall! Maki is like a Chipotle/Freebirds/Cabo Bob's for sushi. You walk along in front of the counter picking out your fish, veggies, and toppings. They prepare the sushi right there as you make your selections, and at the end there are a number of interesting drinks & sides to pick from.

Sake2me was $3.99 I believe, beer $2.99. During happy hour they have drink and roll specials. I can't remember the hours for happy hour each day, call them for specifics.

The interior is refreshing and just how you'd imagine a fast food sushi place should look.

We basically had a sushi feast. The rolls were mostly in the $6-8 range, depending on what you wanted on them.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Crepes Mille

Crepes Mille is a fairly new crepes trailer on South Congress.  They have very inventive crepes that are different from what you find at most other crepe places- they're asian inspired.  Below are the pork floss crepe and the chicken panang curry crepe.  I was licking the curry sauce off the paper.  It was so flavorful, and spicy without being too spicy.  Most of the savory crepes were in the $6 range and the sweet crepes in the $4 range.  We also tried the apple cinnamon crepe and the caramel cream liqueur crepe.. of course we ate those so fast that they never stood a chance of being photographed.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fire Bowl Cafe

I'll admit it again and again: I'm a sucker for (heavily) Americanized Asian food.  Fried wontons filled with crab & cream cheese?!  Let me meet the person who invented these and shake his or her hand. 

Anyway, Fire Bowl Cafe has asian soups, appetizers, and various types of stir fry.  They're a chain with several locations in Texas (and Colorado & Michigan as well).  Very simple no-fuss place where you order at the counter and then wait for your food to be prepared.  We tried the miso soup, crab/cheese wontons, and two types of stir fry.  What a satisfying, filling meal.  We had enough left over for lunch the next day.