Uncle Julios Guacamole
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I’ve never been a fan of guacamole; maybe it’s because of the clumpy texture or that it’s $2 extra at Chipotle like what?  Or perhaps it’s the brown color it turns after oxidation. Regardless of the reason, I’ve always said “Hold the guac.” One visit to Uncle Julio’s changed my whole mind! My boyfriend was raving about tableside guacamole and since he was paying, I was all in. I was so intrigued when the waiter came to the table and made the guac in the front of our face with our input on all the ingredients. There’s something fascinating about restaurants that prepare your meals in front of you. I love when we’re included in the experience without having to do the labor and we can supervise everything prepared to the liking of our taste buds.

Tableside Guac

The rich, smooth, and creamy guacamole was complemented with bottomless chips! Luke, our server was very attentive; a fresh hot basket was delivered every time it became half empty. Of course, no Mexican meal is complete without drinks, so we ordered “Lucky Horseshoe” (Herradura Reposado Tequilla, Grand Marnier, lemon/lime sour) and “The Swirl” (a frozen collision of margarita and sangria). Don’t be fooled by “The Swirl”, it looks pretty but definitely gets the job done!

Horseshoe & The Swirl

Uncle Julio's Vibrant

While sipping my drink, enjoying my “not your average guac”, and waiting for my main course, I had the chance to admire the decor. The place was so vibrant; it forces you to be happy. The entrees were overwhelming but scrumptious. Uncle Julio’s is located in seven states but it’s totally worth the trip. The next time you are near Texas, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Florida, or Pennsylvania make sure you visit Uncle Julio’s.

Uncle Julio's Juanitas Platter

Uncle Julio's Shrimp Fajita's

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Chicken Scratch in Dallas
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Chicken Scratch in Dallas
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went to Texas for the first time and all I did was eat during the whole trip. No real sight seeing, no clubbing, no bar hopping, just food! I’m not complaining at all but I have to go back, the city was gorgeous. Writing this post was a struggle because I have so many meals to choose from. However, I chose Chicken Scratch because it is the epitome of the stereotypical southwestern experience. You know that scene in a movie where there is country music playing and a crowd screaming “Yee-Haw!” while line dancing in cowboy hats and boots? That’s what I felt like doing at this restaurant.

Chicken Scratch in Dallas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The decor was welcoming; it’s full of bright colors and unique furniture. There was an outdoor patio with couches and a stage for live bands to perform. The employees were friendly, but it’s the South, if they were rude I would have been appalled. One of the workers saw me with my Canon DSLR so he asked if I was a photographer. I then told him all about Food Before Love and Don’t Die Afraid and how it was my first time in Texas so I have to capture the moments and blog about it. He gave me a huge welcome and told me to enjoy his city of Dallas.

Chicken Scratch in Dallas
Photo credit: Elliott Munoz

Chicken Scratch in Dallas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now the moment you all have been waiting for, the food. This place has food porn written all over it! The saying, “Everything is bigger in Texas,” is definitely true when it comes to the portions here. Biscuit sandwiches that you have to eat with a knife and fork because your hands just won’t do. It gets real messy. I had “The Foundry” chicken biscuit sandwich and collard greens. I was full for hours after, it was delicious!

Just salivate over the photos below.  If you ever visit Dallas, you have to eat at Chicken Scratch and also get a drink at The Foundry, the bar right next door.

Chicken Scratch in Dallas

 

 

 

Chicken Scratch in Dallas
 

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