Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.

We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Beltline Road - West

Tasty Greek Restaurant

Let me introduce you to my friend Walid 'Wally' Amro.  Wally moved to the U.S. from Lebanon in 1991 and began working at the Tasty Greek Restarant.  10 years later he bought it and you will see him there every day working the kitchen with a welcoming smile. 

Most of the food that Wally serves is home made from fresh ingredients in house.  I have to admit that this restaurant is on my list of favorites and visit it often.  You will not find more loyal patrons and I see the same faces at dinner, time and time again.  While I don't know their names, we give each other a nod of recognition and a wink because we know something that you don't ... and that is that this food is frigging amazing and that the rest of you are missing out.

Wally's place is a small hole in the wall in a nondescript strip center at the corner of Beltline and Josey Lane in Carrollton.  It is so spotlessly clean that Wally has hung up the scores from the health department inspections on the wall, next to the photos of his best customers.

A Gyro is a Gyro is a Gryo so skip the sameness and go for one of Wally's specialties.

Start out with the made from scratch Hummus or the Baba Ghanouj served with warm Pita.

Spanakopita (Spinach Pie) is a baked delight with phyllo, chopped spinach, onions, feta cheese, lemon juice and olive oil.  So simple but oh so good.

Pasticio is Greek lasagna, right?  Yeah, like a Ferrari is just a car.  Layers of macaroni to separate the layers of seasoned ground beef and cheese melted into a creamy, garlic bechamel.  Divine. 

May I also recommend the Baked Kibbie?  Seasoned ground beef mixed with cracked wheat then layered with sauteed onions and pine nuts.  Rich and quite filling.

How about Mousakka?   Ground sirloin mixed with sauteed onions, garlic, tomato, eggplant and lots of seasonings.  Bloody hell that is good.

I must insist that you end the meal with the Baklava, you will thank me.  Don't forget to look around at the faces of those dining around you because you will more than likely see them next time you are in.  Heck, one of them might even be me.

Tasty Greek Restaurant
906-A Beltline Road
Carrollton, Texas 75006

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