Fast-casual Cafe Roti is where we go in Dallas to get our Indian food fix. I love the earthy, piquant smell of all those Indian spices. Known for their naan, the bread is nothing
short of delicious. Request an extra order, you will be glad you did. We order the combo meals. Select vegetable, paneer (homemade cheese), chicken, lamb or shrimp. Then choose a sauce — balti, a North Indian sauce; green curry, a cilantro curry sauce; the almond and cream Korma; masala; curry and more. A favorite is Chana Balti, chick peas in the spicy North Indian sauce. The lamb can be a tad strong.
4438 McKinney Ave,
Dallas, TX 75205, 214.521.3655
6509 W. Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093,
Jonesing for French bistro fare? From the red banquettes, mirrored walls and chalk boards to the frites and mayo and thoughtful wine list, Toulouse will satisfy. Some highlights – certainly the ambiance, but also the excellent mussels Portuguese style with chorizo in a yummy tomato-based broth. A side of saut?ed chard, tomatoes and olives shined. The bouillabaisse broth was thick but loaded with fresh seafood like clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops and salmon. As for wine, a white blend of Riesling, Pinto Gris and Gewurztraminer, available by the glass, paired perfectly with the bouillabaisse.
3314 Knox Street, Dallas, 214.520.8999