Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Aboca's Italian Grill

In 1997, after stints at Melrose Hotel, Dallas Country Club, Popolos, Eatzi’s, etc, chef Arthur Pira opened a fine Ital called Paesano’s coincidentally located steps from NYCE HQ. After bldg its rep as an xlent neighborhood joint, Pira received an offer he could not refuse & sold the place. Took it easy a coupla mths. Became restless. And so here is his new place, Aboca’s Italian Grill, another fine Ital which will undoubtedly establish itself as a nabe fave, too. Ruminate, masticate: spicy grilled scallops served w/ risotto Milanese; pasta Aboca, w/ garlic, shallots, mushrooms, capers, & artichokes in a lemon-white-wine sauce over choice of angel hair, spaghetti, linguini, fettuccine, penne or rigatoni; smoked turkey & Swiss on homemade focaccia. Prices are $5-7 @ lunch, $7-10 @ din, they don't scrimp on the garlic, & their house bread is awesome

100 S Central Expy., Suite 63. Richardson 972 231-7500

16 Comments:

At January 18, 2006 11:48 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Frsit!!

Ummmm. That's all I've got.

 
At January 18, 2006 11:51 AM, Anonymous m.b. said...

If only T.G. would write about restaurants in the Carolinas, right Captain

 
At January 18, 2006 12:00 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Hey, they have free delivery. That's a big plus in my book. Who wants to sit around in a nice restaurant when you can eat a nice veal chop while watching Simpsons reruns.

 
At January 18, 2006 1:03 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

but you got to live in the nabe Twisted. do you? i don't.

 
At January 18, 2006 1:04 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

i could drop in sometime.

 
At January 18, 2006 1:26 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

I suppose I could write about restaurants in the Carolinas, but we don't eat out much.

 
At January 18, 2006 1:28 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

True, Miz. But they don't specify their delivery area. It's only a four-hour flight.

 
At January 18, 2006 1:44 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

3-1/2 hours if you pass off the right drop off point

 
At January 18, 2006 2:45 PM, Anonymous peanut gallery said...

Is this new construction or did it replace something else? Sure would be nice to know what the exit is off 75.

 
At January 18, 2006 2:52 PM, Anonymous peanut gallery said...

Also what the hell do you suppose Aboca means

 
At January 18, 2006 4:46 PM, Blogger BK said...

The only Aboca I have ever heard of is a big herbal products company based in Italy. They have an Aboca Museum of ancient herbal stuff in the Tuscany region.

Perhaps dey smoke da prosciutto wid de herb, mon.

 
At January 19, 2006 5:19 AM, Blogger Dean said...

Mellow Mushroom, Captain.

 
At May 08, 2006 11:16 AM, Blogger Nathan said...

Arthur just made up the name "Aboca's". Makes me think "to-the-mouth" or something like that... From the guy who wrote abocas.com (just going through server logs and found the link from your site - thanks!)

 
At December 20, 2006 2:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Po fegjoj se te ka hec puna Arthur.
Gezohemi, megjithese nuk ndihesh per i gjall.

 
At December 27, 2006 2:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arthur Pira, Gezuar vitin e ri, me mish e me raki!

 
At May 19, 2007 3:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Artur pashe ne internet perparimet e tua dhe gezohem shume.
Me vjen keq qe nuk patem mundesi te takohemi dhe te bisedonim per shume ceshtje ne te cilat ti informacion te gabuar. nje tjeter here do te te informoj me detaje.
Edhe njehere te uroj nga zemra Gjithe te mirat Ty , Enxhit dhe Vajzes tuaj .
Esat Pira

 

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