1. So surprised to find my favorite #icecream in America that I haven’t seen in 8 years! I once spent a whole summer in Michigan eating Kilwin’s ice cream, and their base ice cream just as creamy, soft, and perfect as I remembered. The ratio of mix-ins to ice cream is just right, and they still make the best cookie dough chunks for their cookie dough ice cream. They also make their own waffle cones and bowls, caramel apples, fudge, and chocolates in each shoppe, making it one of the best-smelling places you’ll ever walk into. I have looked for ice cream like this in Texas for 7 years and have yet to find it. Unfortunately the closest Kilwin’s to Texas is in Branson, Missouri, but they’re all over Florida. (at Kilwin’s)

    So surprised to find my favorite #icecream in America that I haven’t seen in 8 years! I once spent a whole summer in Michigan eating Kilwin’s ice cream, and their base ice cream just as creamy, soft, and perfect as I remembered. The ratio of mix-ins to ice cream is just right, and they still make the best cookie dough chunks for their cookie dough ice cream. They also make their own waffle cones and bowls, caramel apples, fudge, and chocolates in each shoppe, making it one of the best-smelling places you’ll ever walk into. I have looked for ice cream like this in Texas for 7 years and have yet to find it. Unfortunately the closest Kilwin’s to Texas is in Branson, Missouri, but they’re all over Florida. (at Kilwin’s)

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  2. #Food and #drink on the #beach— exactly why I came to #Florida! #ClearwaterBeach has some of the whitest sand I’ve ever seen. Thanks to all who recommended Frenchy’s. They catch their own #grouper, and it’s all over the menu. I got the recommended grouper sandwich. It was decent, but the bread covers up the light flavors of the fresh grouper and melted provolone. Their tropical drinks are all sweet, except the monthly special Mango Tango with Bacaradi Mango, muddled oranges and limes, club soda, and pineapple juice.  (at Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill)

    #Food and #drink on the #beach— exactly why I came to #Florida! #ClearwaterBeach has some of the whitest sand I’ve ever seen. Thanks to all who recommended Frenchy’s. They catch their own #grouper, and it’s all over the menu. I got the recommended grouper sandwich. It was decent, but the bread covers up the light flavors of the fresh grouper and melted provolone. Their tropical drinks are all sweet, except the monthly special Mango Tango with Bacaradi Mango, muddled oranges and limes, club soda, and pineapple juice. (at Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill)

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  3. Dallas Foodie is officially 5 years old today! When I created the name on Twitter, I never expected I’d still be describing my daily food 5 years later, or that this account would be the catalyst for starting my Internet marketing agency four years ago. The joke about Twitter then was, “No one wants to read what you ate for lunch.” But after thousands of food photos and tens (or hundreds?) of thousands of Likes, I can say for certain that people do want to know what you’re eating— if you describe it well and photograph it well.

    Dallas Foodie is officially 5 years old today! When I created the name on Twitter, I never expected I’d still be describing my daily food 5 years later, or that this account would be the catalyst for starting my Internet marketing agency four years ago. The joke about Twitter then was, “No one wants to read what you ate for lunch.” But after thousands of food photos and tens (or hundreds?) of thousands of Likes, I can say for certain that people do want to know what you’re eating— if you describe it well and photograph it well.

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  4. My first stop in #Tampa, Florida, was Columbia Restaurant, a staple Spanish/seafood restaurant open since 1905. Beautiful tiling all over the facade. Their famous “1905 Salad” (bottom left) has shaved ham on top and Worcestershire sauce in the dressing. Good dressing, but shredded iceberg lettuce is disappointing for such a renown salad. Seafood cannoli was highly recommended by the lifetime regular sitting next to me and my bartender, but it was below average— unevenly cooked pasta, lobster claw on top was too fishy and overcooked to eat, and overall a very heavy dish. The winning item was the free Cuban bread baked by a local bakery; flakey and crisp on the outside and soft inside. This bread was also in the impressive and huge White Chocolate Bread Pudding. You could taste the rum in the sauce, and chocolate shavings were a nice addition. I never saw the famed flamenco dancers.  (at Columbia Restaurant Group)

    My first stop in #Tampa, Florida, was Columbia Restaurant, a staple Spanish/seafood restaurant open since 1905. Beautiful tiling all over the facade. Their famous “1905 Salad” (bottom left) has shaved ham on top and Worcestershire sauce in the dressing. Good dressing, but shredded iceberg lettuce is disappointing for such a renown salad. Seafood cannoli was highly recommended by the lifetime regular sitting next to me and my bartender, but it was below average— unevenly cooked pasta, lobster claw on top was too fishy and overcooked to eat, and overall a very heavy dish. The winning item was the free Cuban bread baked by a local bakery; flakey and crisp on the outside and soft inside. This bread was also in the impressive and huge White Chocolate Bread Pudding. You could taste the rum in the sauce, and chocolate shavings were a nice addition. I never saw the famed flamenco dancers. (at Columbia Restaurant Group)

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  5. Great #burger at Meddlesome Moth today was no where near the phenomenal burger I had at The Grape Restaurant 3 days ago, despite having many of the same ingredients. It’s good local beef, red/ripe tomato, red onion, Bibb lettuce, exact same pickles, bun from the same local bakery, but it’s compiled, sliced, and cooked differently. It’s still a great burger, just on a different, lower level.  (at Meddlesome Moth)

    Great #burger at Meddlesome Moth today was no where near the phenomenal burger I had at The Grape Restaurant 3 days ago, despite having many of the same ingredients. It’s good local beef, red/ripe tomato, red onion, Bibb lettuce, exact same pickles, bun from the same local bakery, but it’s compiled, sliced, and cooked differently. It’s still a great burger, just on a different, lower level. (at Meddlesome Moth)

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  6. A good basic #TacoSalad at Mattito’s. Strangely though, it doesn’t come with dressing; ask for ranch and dip the crispy flour shell in the ranch. (at Mattitos cafe)

    A good basic #TacoSalad at Mattito’s. Strangely though, it doesn’t come with dressing; ask for ranch and dip the crispy flour shell in the ranch. (at Mattitos cafe)

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  7. Phenomenal #burger tonight at @TheGrapeResto; one of the best meals I’ve eaten all year! Tonight solidified its rank as the unrivaled Best Burger in Dallas. Every ingredient on the plate was the absolute best of its kind tonight. The #beef: so juicy, rich, flavorful, and perfectly cooked medium throughout. The #bacon: housemade and perfectly crisp. #Tomato: so red ripe, with salt and pepper to bring out the flavors. #Lettuce: a crisp, green hydroponic. Onion: red onion, thinly sliced so as not to overpower the meal. Cheese: a flavorful Vermont white cheddar. #Pickles: thick cut, sweet horseradish pickles. Even the dijonnaise was exquisite— tasting slightly like shrimp, adding a new dimension to the flavor profile of a burger. Ask for a side of their garlic aioli to add even more unbelievably good flavor. Then on the side, instead of fries, I subbed a creamy garlic Parmesan salad with giant, hand-torn, housemade toasted French bread croutons. The foodie goodness just didn’t end! (at The Grape Restaurant)

    Phenomenal #burger tonight at @TheGrapeResto; one of the best meals I’ve eaten all year! Tonight solidified its rank as the unrivaled Best Burger in Dallas. Every ingredient on the plate was the absolute best of its kind tonight. The #beef: so juicy, rich, flavorful, and perfectly cooked medium throughout. The #bacon: housemade and perfectly crisp. #Tomato: so red ripe, with salt and pepper to bring out the flavors. #Lettuce: a crisp, green hydroponic. Onion: red onion, thinly sliced so as not to overpower the meal. Cheese: a flavorful Vermont white cheddar. #Pickles: thick cut, sweet horseradish pickles. Even the dijonnaise was exquisite— tasting slightly like shrimp, adding a new dimension to the flavor profile of a burger. Ask for a side of their garlic aioli to add even more unbelievably good flavor. Then on the side, instead of fries, I subbed a creamy garlic Parmesan salad with giant, hand-torn, housemade toasted French bread croutons. The foodie goodness just didn’t end! (at The Grape Restaurant)

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