“This tastes delightfully strange,” comments Beefcake as he bites into the fried chicken “Hotlanta” taco from Good 2 Go Taco. The well seasoned waffle-battered chicken breast crunched and gave way to devilishly succulent meat. Warm sweet potatoes in honey butter lay underneath and the whole concoction is wrapped in a warm springy taco.
Kalachandji’s Restaurant is not your typical Dallas dining experience, it is housed inside the Sri Sri Radna Mandir Hare Krisna Temple. As you wander in, diners are transported to a private oasis. A cosy sunlit courtyard surrounded by lush greenery and the sound of babbling water eases all the day’s woes away. We didn’t know what to expect and were pleased to see several families already seated.
Nosh Euro Bistro, owned by award wining Chef Avner Samuel, is one of those places that most people never think of taking their kids to. Maybe because Nosh sounds a bit like ‘posh’ or the word ‘Euro’ has fancy connotations but it is surprisingly kid friendly. They even have high chairs to prop up your ittybittyfoodies as they munch on classic French style escargot done with lots of butter, herbs and garlic served with a nub of crusty bread.
I picked up the December issue of Dallas Child today and excitedly flipped to Pg.30 to see the featured article ”Best for Families – Dining and Destinations” article and boy was I shocked. On the list were Tin Star for Hottest Taco Joint, Babes Chicken for Ultimate Eatery to Share a Meal Family style, Chuck E. Cheese Best Pizza Pie with a Side of Playtime, Rainforest Cafe for Coolest Themed Dining Experience. There were two that I thought were ok, eatZi’s Market & Bakery for Best Healthy Dining and Paciugo’s Gelato & Cafe for Best Spot to Snag a Frozen Treat. What a sad city we live in if this is considered Dallas’ Best?