Restaurant Review: Hoffbrau Steaks

On my second trip to Dallas last week, I vowed to try a steak because I’m in beef country. I have tried burgers and barbeque so while in the historic district we went to Hoffbrau Steaks. It’s a small down-to-earth place with lots of Western-themed decor. There are a number of pricier steakhouses in the…

Review: Downtown Grille

Upscale restaurant in Charlottesville, Virginia

Recently, my sister paid us a visit and she had a hankering for lobster. We’re a couple of hundred miles from the coast and I wouldn’t recommend the local Red Lobster. So on our jaunt to Charlottesville, she treated us out to dinner at the Downtown Grille which is in the historic district. The location is a nice pedestrian mall with lots of outside seating for the many restaurants that line the main walkway. I usually don’t frequent expensive places like these but my sister wanted her lobster (and steak). There is a formal dining area but we decided to eat al fresco. I found the main dining area a bit stuffy and we were casually dressed. I didn’t want to ruin the dining experience of some of the patrons.