Leslie Brenner reviewed Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot: Waits can reach up to two hours at this recently opened Plano restaurant, and according to Brenner, it's worth it. Opt for the regular menu over the all-you-can-eat option; she recommends the "half and half" broth with original and spicy versions, which are good enough to drink alone before using them to cook sliced lamb, beef, and pork. Most of the seafood options fall short, but cold dishes like kimchi and wood-ear mushroom salad are worthwhile accompaniments, as is the sesame pancake. An unexciting wine and sake list is made up for with Japanese beers and better-than-expected cocktails. [DMN]
Scott Reitz gushed over 20 Feet: Chef Marc Cassel's East Dallas seafood joint offers "light, crisp and delicious" fish and chips, plus East Coast oysters that are bargain-priced at a mere $9 a half-dozen. A "simple, no-bullshit" lobster roll is "served in a perfectly toasted and lightly buttered bun", and more exotic choices like Asian-tinged mussels, banh mi, and ramen round out a simple menu that's overall incredibly successful. [Observer]
Malcolm Mayhew reviewed Enchiladas Olé in Fort Worth: This "tiny, cheery restaurant" has an equally diminutive menu, offering just appetizers and five enchilada varieties, including chicken, brisket, and vegetarian options. Sauces, including a mole and an ancho chile version, are as outstanding as one might expect from a first-time restaurateur that sells her own line of sauces at Central Market, and even the rice and beans are "dynamite" and "robustly flavored". [DFW.com]
THE BLOGS: DFW Food Truck Foodie raved about OinknMoo BBQ; The Taco Trail checked out Trompo Loco Highland Mart in East Dallas; Town Square Buzz reviewed Plano's Whiskey Cake; SideDish scoped out Mockingbird Taproom.
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