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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Formerly Currently

Get a notebook and a pencil.

The chef at the restaurant formerly known as Rooster, left and with his life-and-business partner opened Inwood Quarters. The chef at the restaurant formerly known as 36 Degrees now occupies the space formerly known as Inwood Quarters, currently known as ...

3109 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX 75235
Phone: 214-357-7243

36 Degrees chef was awesome at seafood and apparently he still is. While the menu is not completely saturated by sea creatures it does reach near critical-density in every category. If you are a fan of seafood, any variety, just close your eyes and pick something, you will like it.

For those that liked the intimacy and casual romantic quality of Inwood Quarters, relax, even though the colors have changed to some variation of 3-years-ago green, it still retains its original character. For those of you who had been to Inwood Quarters in the summer you know their AC could never quite keep up with 100+, this has unfortunately also not changed. A better bet would be to go later at night or when the temps are less than 95, that seems to be the magic number for comfortable dining.

I've been here twice, once with the incredible shrinking Laurel and again with Home Depot Guy. Both loved it. I loved it. If I had to recommend one dish it would be the Crab Ludwig. Think Crab Louis with a twist. The twist is all of the ingredients are molded into a tall cylinder then displayed on a stark white plate surrounded by thinly sliced cucumber. I loved the display; layer of crab, then egg whites, then egg yolks, then tomato, more crab, more egg, more tomato, more, um, well crap, I lost count but you get the point. A side of Ludwig (Louis) dressing and you are set for one delicious and deceptively filling meal.

This is definitely a date place; quiet, casual, comfortably romantic and reasonably priced.


Blogger steve'swhirlyworld said...

Oh My...that crab dish sounds great. I love crab. Thanks for the review. I hope all is going well in your busy world. Have you found a graduation party place yet?

8:38 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Its going well, Steve, thanks. Yes, I found a place. Check that off the list :)

9:00 AM

Blogger john said...

I love seafood. When I'm down in Texas, I'll have to look that place up.

9:09 AM

Blogger purpletwinkie said...

You're such a fair critic. I would say, "Fuckers still don't have that A/C thing under control". ;)

10:11 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Its a good choice, John!

1:28 PM

Blogger Jim said...

LOL, you are a mean critic, Scott :)

1:34 PM

Blogger Jason said...

OK, who is this Home Depot Guy?

8:24 PM

Blogger Jim said...

Jason, HD Guy is this guy that I met at Home Depot earlier this year :)

7:28 AM

Blogger JC said...

Good Luck on that last semester - I got senioritis really bad that last 6 just beware, don't put everything off to the end of the sememster.
Have fun in Austin - it has been hot as blazes here. The news today said Lake Travis is dropping 1 ft. a day and is approaching it's record low....need a hurricane to fill it up - oh boy I wish for that :-/
Speaking of familly - how are the folks/cousins in Middle East doing?

8:49 PM

Blogger JC said...

oh yes i forgot - good luck with Home Depot Guy....hummmm a guy would is good with his hands, imagine that! LOL

8:51 PM

Blogger Jim said...

Thanks JC, I think everything is under control, even if it isnt it will still be fine lol.

Family and friends in the Middle East are fine just a little leary of what may happen next. On of my Persian friends is trying to get his mother out of Tehran for obvious reasons.

9:04 PM

Blogger Jim said...

LOL, yes JC, he is handy, we'll leave it at that :)

9:04 PM


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