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Good Eats near Stadium?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by pupulehaole, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. pupulehaole

    pupulehaole Well-Known Member

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    My girlfriend and I shall be traveling to Dallas this week for the Cowboys Vs Giants game and I'm looking for some inside info on good Mexican and BBQ joints out there in Arlington. Being from Hawaii I don't really get either so you guys got some favorite joints you stop at before you go to a game?
  2. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    Mariano's is a really good mexican restaurant and is relatively close to the stadium.
  3. the_h0wey

    the_h0wey Well-Known Member

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    There is a Shell Gas station right across the street from the Stadium that serves great Breakfast Taquitos. Don't park there though because they will tow you.
  4. DallasCowpoke

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    I suggest driving the few miles N on 380 to North Main BBQ in Euless.

    30 year institution, only open Fri, Sat and Sun. They do an all-you-can-eat buffet that's well worth the price. Plus, if you want something more than iced tea, it's BYOB. Load up a cooler, plop-down your $, and stay awhile!

    Komo mai e ai. You can thank me later! ;)
  5. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    If you mean all over Arlington or DFW, there are a lot of choices. My favorite Mexican restaurants are in the North Side Stockyards area of Fort Worth and it's great for tourism because it's still Western/Historic. Try Los Vaqueros or Joe T Garcia's in the area, or for BBQ try Riscky's BBQ in the stockyards or there's one downtown Fort Worth. Railhead BBQ is great too.

    If you mean really close to the stadium there's a Colters BBQ that I eat at every time before a game, but that's just to avoid the stadium food.
  6. pupulehaole

    pupulehaole Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Yah I won't have a rent a car so we will just be taking cabs but I'm in Texas to watch the Cowboys play and eat so I don't mind a bit of a cab fare for a good bite. Keep em coming.
  7. Rynie

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    All barbecue places are the same, so it doesn't matter where you go.
  8. pupulehaole

    pupulehaole Well-Known Member

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    Interesting? Care to elaborate?
  9. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    All barbecue places serve the exact same items, with little difference in taste. That's my opinion. Of course, somebody is going to be butthurt by that statement, but there's seriously no difference between Dickey's, Colters, Randy White's, Hole-in-the-wall, etc.
  10. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    The only difference is the sauce!
  11. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    Lol we got a Hawaii invasion going on this weekend. I'm going to the game with my cousin and his gf as well.
  12. pupulehaole

    pupulehaole Well-Known Member

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    That's what's up! What's the best Burger joint in Texas ppl?
  13. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

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    My butt doesn't hurt or anything, but that's like saying all burger places are the same. They all serve cooked beef on bread, right?
  14. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    In Texas? You know it's a big state, right? lol

    IIRC, there was a burger place in Arlington that was featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. You should look it up.

    They looked pretty good too.. if I ate beef.

    Edit: Here's the link to find Triple D locations. http://www.flavortownusa.com/

    Chop House Burgers might be it - http://www.chophouseburgers.com/
  15. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 RAWR

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    I've been to many bbq joints in DFW and I like this local chain the best:

    http://www.springcreekbarbeque.com/arlington.htm

    Haven't been to the one in Arlington though but I have been to the one in Bedford many times...

    As far as Mexican food look for a run down looking shack or a taco truck, those are usually the best...
  16. rynochop

    rynochop Well-Known Member

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    Yeah..I'm sure there's a lot of former owners of closed down bbq joints that don't agree.

    Steak houses? Chinese food? It's all just fried rice and sweet and sour chicken right? Kind of a ridiculous thing to say.
  17. pupulehaole

    pupulehaole Well-Known Member

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    THANKS looks pretty good. So does Mariano's. Thx for the suggestions ppl.
  18. SaltwaterServr

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    If you like Spring Creek, try Shady Oaks BBQ. It's Spring Creek's full service version with a larger menu. Pretty good stuff all the way around except for their cinnamon apples that are strangely bland.
  19. Phrozen Phil

    Phrozen Phil Active Member

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    I gained 4 pounds just reading this thread!:eek:
  20. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    I firmly believe opinions on things like food, music, movies, beauty etc are subjective but using this logic, you'd have to say the same thing about Italian, Spanish, Asian or every other establishment that focuses on 1 type/style of food.

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