Thursday, July 21, 2005

Boots and Brix lunch buffet*

Boots and Brix, which needs a new name, is a hotel restaurant (in the lobby of the Richardson Hotel). Recently renovated, cheffed by Brian Dietz (formerly of Oceanaire Seafood), and hot to seduce the locals, it has a new lunch buffet that’s a steal. The salad/soup is $8.99 and gets you stuff like tomato-mozz, chick salad, artichokes, pasta, grilled vegs, deli meats, olives, blue cheez chunks, grape tomatoes. For $13.99 you also get entrees like rotiss chicken, blackened tilapia, and pork loin, w cheddar mashed potatoes and steamed vegs.

*Unusual blog item alert: no links, not "breaking," neither sweet nor caffeinated

16 Comments:

At July 21, 2005 4:41 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

*also not QUITE as far north as plano

 
At July 21, 2005 6:37 PM, Anonymous polar negri said...

wow! this one's a talker

 
At July 21, 2005 6:52 PM, Blogger TG said...

well this isn't my best blog item ever (nothing could surpass The Return of Malt, 6-18-05), but all of the many dallas restaurants i'd like to write about aren't done deals yet, and i thought this new buffet deal deserved a nod.

in any case, i don't think you can judge the merit of an item by the level of response (and that goes for those beet chips too). mcd's serves "millions" every day, and plenty of dopes paid to see the backstreet boys; but neither of those things is any good

 
At July 21, 2005 6:53 PM, Blogger TG said...

ms.ery, i like your little follow-through on the asterisk

 
At July 21, 2005 7:42 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

very observant

 
At July 21, 2005 7:45 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

some of these hotel buffet deals can be real bargains, and hotels can be good places to go when you're dining alone. people think you're a traveler, not some loser

 
At July 21, 2005 7:54 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

maybe we're all just later getting on the computer today. like you, i'm not wild about that name. what is brix supposed to stand for? bricks or the webster definition, which is an adjective for relating to the Brike scale? are is it new slang for britches or some other word? note that the bar in this hotel is called spurs

 
At July 21, 2005 9:09 PM, Blogger TG said...

Brix = a system that measures sugar content in grapes. A secret sign for wine drinkers! but i'm a wine drinker and i never heard of brix. Boots = cowboys = steakhouse. Destination, the Colorado company that took over the hotel last year, spent $8 mil on the renovations. but the restaurant's always a bit lonely.

 
At July 22, 2005 2:02 AM, Anonymous fitz said...

WHERE exactly is this hotel? I couldn't find an address on the Web site, just that it is near DART rail, and I'm not familiar with the Richardson stop.

 
At July 22, 2005 2:05 AM, Anonymous red ennk said...

is it that big hotel at the corner of campbell and central? i think it used to have another name.

 
At July 22, 2005 3:26 AM, Anonymous charlotte ruse said...

i'm up reading the friday ny times in the middle of the night. there's a really interesting piece on the op ed page about the snobbishness of the fresh food fanatics

 
At July 22, 2005 3:44 AM, Anonymous mary frances said...

good tip, charlotte. i'd also point bloggers to today's washington post "remembrance" of George E. "Gerry" Long, the Swanson salesman who "invented" the TV dinner. he died this week at 83. the Post piece goes into the effects of the frozen meals on society -- women's lib, obesity, families not eating together. hope you can find it; someday i'll learn how to provide links

 
At July 22, 2005 3:49 AM, Anonymous mary frances said...

a correction: george e.'s last name was thomas. don't know where that long came from.

 
At July 22, 2005 3:51 AM, Anonymous wimpy said...

tg: don't you think mcd's fries are tasty?

 
At July 22, 2005 4:12 AM, Anonymous quiet one in the corner said...

is there a full moon tonight or what? anyway, it's interesting to see how many people are up during the deepest dark of the night. and i wanted to tell you not to worry about what you post -- just post so people have something to serve as an excuse for communicating. the great thing about your blog is that it allows easy expression to all. tg for nyce!

 
At July 22, 2005 8:13 AM, Blogger TG said...

mary frances, here's the link to that swanson obit. (i think you have to register to see it.) NYCE thrives on breaking news! so thanks for trolling the internet and pointing it out. you remind me of Elario, the baker who worked the night shift at the mansion, preparing fresh rolls and pastries for the morning shift

 

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