Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I got tagged by Tera. I professed on Fringes blog how much I did not want to ever get tagged for a meme and Tera being the true friend that she is tagged me at the first available opportunity. After a kick in the crotch like that I feel like you're really part of my inner circle.
This one is more of a travel guide than a meme so that you can look at the list and say, "Hmmmm, I'm going to Kuala Lumpur on business next week, I wonder where I should go eat?" but that's ok with me.

By the way I myself have no plans at this time to go to Kuala Lumpur next week, but I'm open.

The meme:
1. Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you. Include the city/state and country you’re in.
Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, USA)
Lotus (Toronto, Canada)
tanabata (Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas [ish], Texas, United States)
Todd (Louisville, Kentucky, United States)
miss kendra (los angeles, california, u.s.a)
Jiggs Casey (Berkeley, CA, USA! USA! USA!)
Tits McGee (New England, USA)
Kat (Ontario, Canada)
Cheezy (London, England)
Paula (Orange County, California, U.S.)
Jeff (Colorado, USA)
Fringes (around Houston, US)
Tera (Somewhere In KY by way of OH, USA)
Dagromm (Dallas, TX, USA)

2. List your top five local eating places.
Italian Villa (Lewisville, TX) - This is a locally owned chain of two or three locations. This place is one of the best Italian places I've ever been. They have specials every week that aren't on the menu and that is what I select every time. The only time I have been disappointed is when I have ordered pizza for delivery. The toppings tend to slosh off. The last time I ordered though I brought this up and my pizza arrived pristine.
Ying's Chinese/Mexican Jalapeno Grill (Lewisville, TX) - I've thought about taking pictures of this place a thousand times. The foods ok. The service is bearable. And the prices are not completely insane. What I like is that you know what you are getting. I hate going into a Chinese food place only to find that the place is completely run by Mexican's or a Mexican food place that is completely run by White people. I'm biased that way, so sue me. This place at least tells you up front that if you like some mu shu enchiladas with stir fried refried beans then you've come to the right place.
Bone Daddy's (Richardson, TX) - If I didn't list this on here then Q and CyberD would cry foul. Bone Daddy's is our luncheon spot of choice when we get together. The food is acceptable, the prices manageable, and the service is outstanding..........looking. This is almost like eating at the buffet at the Gentleman's Club except their is no nudity and you don't go back to work smelling like cigarrettes and budussy (sp?).
Family Rice and Noodle (Richardson, TX) - I used to hate Chinese food as a kid and would complain if it ever came near us. Recently though I've grown an affinity for it. I think it has something to do with all-you-can-eat buffets. This place is great and besides the economy priced buffet which is what most the people eat, they also have a nice menu in another language which is what all of the Asian people eat from.
Rafain (Addison, TX) - This is a semi-pricey Brazillian Churascurra that is near my work. It's fancy and would definately impress a date. For those unfamiliar with the concept, patron pay a flat rate for their food and then can select as much salad/soup bar stuff as they want. Then the waiters come around the tables with spits of meat (steaks, pork loins, rack of lamb, chicken breasts, etc.) and serve you as much as you want of any of it. When vendors want to take me out to lunch to try and get my business this is where I suggest.

3. Tag 5 other people (preferably from other countries/states) and let them know they’ve been tagged.
Amanda Knight
Ajith Kumar

I don't know who the last three people are, but I hit the next blog button a few times and this is what I came up with. Enjoy!


Tera said...

Thanks for being a sport Dagromm!!! You guys really make me feel like I'm missing out on some things in TX!!!! Great post!

Why yes, I am a GREAT friend...I am honored to be a memeber of your Inner Circle! :)

fringes said...

I can't wait to find out if those last three people participate. What a cool idea!

Nina said...

Tera seems to be good at tagging people who don't want to be tagged.

Dagromm said...

Tera - Thanks for the compliment and you are most definitely in the Inner Circle. Not the band that did the theme song for Cops, but my blog circle of trust.

Fringes - I'm not sure if they all even speak/read English. I guess we'll see.

Dagromm said...

Nina - Everybody has their special talents and I suppose that's hers. I saw that you had the same reaction that I did.

Churlita said...

Now, I want to go down to Texas and eat in restaurants. My best friend lives in Austin so maybe I can kill two birds with one stone.

Tera said...

(Blowing raspberry @ Nina and Dagromm) Get over it! You did it, and you've got to admit it's fun to have those from other countries to take a peek-see at your blog!!! :)

Nina said...

Eat it, Tera!

Celebrate Woo-Woo said...

That bit about how you came up with the last three has me trying to mute my laughter in my not-at-all-sound-proof office;>

Dagromm said...

Churlita - You should come for a visit. The summers are hot, but the winters never get too cold or for too long. It's brilliant. There's lots of regional cuisine in Texas too, but it's spread pretty far apart. Come and get some.

Tera - I will not respond to that. Harumph!!!

Nina - I would respond to that, but unfortunately it wasn't directed towards me.

Woo-Woo - I don't send chain letters to people and the meme is the half cousin of the chain letter. So I only sent it to the people that I knew might respond to it and three innocent bystanders. Kind of a drive by meme-ing.

Tera said...

As usual, you are too funny!!!

Nina~no thanks, perhaps you should redirect that at Dagromm since it seems to have somewhat peaked interest! Not to mention, I'm interested in the response! :)

Now something I do wonder (Dagromm)...was your response to Woo-Woo somewhat (in a 3rd person twice removed sort-of way) directed toward me (rubbing chin)...hmmm???

LMAO @ "drive-by meming!"

Q said...

So did you tag me from behind. You know like I do when I come down to the 'Ville.

plug said...

I recognize this for what it is - a way to expand your readership in your quest for the Blogworth title. Even so, I will respond because I like to review restaurants. I assume I can send you the bill for reimbursement after doing my "research."

Dagromm said...

Tera - I won't say it was directed at you, but....well, yeah it was kind of directed at you. That's ok though, because I survived the meme and I ama stronger man for it.

Q - Definitely, then I pulled a David Copperfield. Surprise!

Plug - Go ahead and send the bill. I'm not sure what good it will do you, but if it makes you feel better. The meme strategy to blog worth, huh? It's so crazy it just might work. I have changed my stance on memes now!

heather said...

good going dags! out of the three 'mystery tags' only one of the blogs is written in english and the other has my (and tera's) template. freaky.
family rice and noodle sounds like my kind of place. i love both mexican and chinese food and am often torn between the two. what a clever concept! too bad your review wasn't stellar though. ny to texas is a bit far to drive for some so-so food.

Dagromm said...

Heather - Thanks for the praise. I don't want anyone to make the trip based on my recommendations and then be disappointed, so I tried to tell it like it is.

Nicole Tan said...

Ying's Chinese/Mexican Jalapeno Grill really sound so unique...I must go try that place if I'm ever around there..and haha yeah the point of the meme was to be like a food travel guide..dun you just hate those travel guides that tell you those expensive places to eat?

Ps thanks for doing the tag. If you know of anyone else doing it please feel free to send me a message and I’ll update them too on the updated list of tag doers

Dagromm said...

Hey a visit from the originator!!! Now that's cool.

velverse said...

Sounds like one will never get bored at Italian Villa. If I were you... I think I would have gone there like every week just to try what's new.

Rafain sounds good too. Hahaa... Wooo date.. hemm okay.. I hope it's not too odd to go alone :)

Thanks for doing the tag and sharing the list.

Dagromm said...

Vel - I would go every week if I could afford to. Unfortunately my kids insist on eating too.

LIT said...

Why, when I've been there, and we've "gone out", it's only been to Wendy's Drive-Thru?

Never mind. I know. It wasn't pay day weekend. Asi es la vida!