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My journey and experiences throughout DFW.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria – West Village

I have been to the Grimaldi’s in Uptown Dallas three times now.  I first went to meet with some friends.  I fell in love with the “White with Garlic” pizza.  I got the Personal size which is quite filling.  I loved it so much I had to go back by myself and order another one.  A few days ago I tried  the regular red sauce pizza.  It was so wonderful that I ate the whole thing and quickly.  The pepperoni was the best part; small, round, and packed with flavor.  The head bartender was quite friendly as well.  He talked to people but is also apparently a good judge because he realized that I was not in the mood to talk that day so he just checked on me every once in a while.

They serve wine and beer, which is not surprising since it is an Italian restaurant.  My favorite wine is Moscato.  They have a drink called White Sangria which has Moscato mixed in it.  It was so tasty.  I know what drink I’m getting next time I’m go.

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This pizza is absolutely delicious.  This is probably one of my new favorite pizza joints. There are several locations but I’ve been going to the one in Uptown Dallas.

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Scooter Boogie

I finally decided to try the Scooter Boogie, which I think is a fantastic idea.  It’s a company that delivers from any place in a specified delivery area.  According to the website they deliver to Uptown, Downtown, Deep Ellum, Lower Greenville, Lakewood, and some of Bishop Arts.  I think this is great because in Dallas, you can only get pizza or Asian food delivered.  Now I can eat at any restaurant in the area without even leaving the house.  And yes, for all you partiers, this includes alcohol.   The delivery guy told me they are all TABC certified and he had the sticker on his scooter to prove it.  Just think..if you’re hosting a party and you don’t want to leave it to replenish the beverages, all you have to do is make a phone call.

Scooter Boogie has several restaurants that they call “affiliated” which are basically restaurants that have signed up for the service.  The delivery fee from these restaurants tends to be cheaper and you order directly from the restaurants.  However, you can get delivery from any restaurant in the delivery area.  I think the founder came up with a smart and innovative concept.

I ordered some breakfast from Pop Diner (click her to see my blog about it).  I was told I would get it in 35 minutes or less.  When the delivery man got to my place it had been almost an hour.  My first thought was that I wasn’t going to be recommending this service because it takes way too long to get your food…and I was hungry.  However, when he got there, he explained what happened.  There was a volleyball tournament going on at the same time and apparently people had been ordering a lot of water, which is understandable since it’s summer.  That was when I started asking more questions about what they deliver.  I thought it was pretty cool that people could simply order bottled water, especially during an event that is outside.  They do not accept tips so you get what you pay for plus the delivery fee without that obligated feeling of tipping the delivery guy the right about.  Personally, I don’t like giving tips.  Don’t get me wrong, I do give them.  I just don’t like doing it.  I want to pay what the price is and no more and I don’t want to feel guilty if I can’t give a lot of extra money.  I don’t want to be worried that my future service is dependent on the tips of the past.  The delivery man was very friendly and had no problem answering my questions.  It seemed like he actually enjoyed it.  It must be a pretty interesting company to work for.  He also waived my delivery fee because, according to him, it had been about 50 minutes which is longer than they like to take on their deliveries.  I didn’t even have to ask or complain about the wait time.  He just automatically did it.  So of course, I would definitely recommend them.  I also think that the scooter idea in itself is pretty great in this growing green society we live in (and the scooter is literally green).

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Pop Diner website

Pop Diner blog

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Pop Diner

I decided to try out Scooter Boogie (click here to see my blog on it) for the first time recently.  I ordered from Pop Diner in Uptown.  I ordered the Sweet Cream pancakes which were pretty good even without syrup.  I would definitely order them again.  I would actually order the whole meal again which was the Sweet Cream pancakes, an order of bacon, and hash browns.  I liked that the package came complete with napkins, ketchup, butter, and syrup.  I forgot to ask for these items and these days you usually have to ask if you want a condiment…even if it makes sense for it to automatically come with the food item.  It was pretty tasty and they were not stingy with the portions.  I got more than 2 or 3 pieces of bacon.  I’m getting a craving just thinking about it all.  I love that they serve breakfast all day and that they are open 24/7 (according to the website).

I want to try the Smoky Mountain Fries next.  They are topped with bacon and bar-b-que sauce (and cheese but I would order them without that).  Yum.

Pop Diner website
Scooter Boogie website
Scooter Boogie blog

 

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