TRAVEL HERE: FOOD WITH FRIENDS AT FRANKIE’S
Here’s a local hangout in Richardson, near Custer and Lookout, you probably didn’t know was there. Even though we were looking for it we missed it, because it’s hidden away between Canyon Creek Square and Valley Glen Drive.
Frankie’s Found Through Friendship
When I was in the throes of locating a rental to tide us over between the house we sold and the house we were building, I made a cry for help on Facebook. Several friends made viable suggestions. One had just bought a house on West Lookout in Richardson and was willing to hurry up his renovations in order to provide us with a place. This was just the latest in a series of assists he offered, so even before we’d decided what we were going to do about our living situation, we knew we owed him dinner.
Our friend recommended a local hangout for dinner and it was perfect for catching up. See, I’ve known this friend for about thirty years. We used to work together and he was the roommate of one of my boyfriends. The boyfriend is long gone, but the roommate and I are still good friends. However, we travel in different circles now, so our paths rarely cross. We had a whole lot of catching up to do.
Good Food and Awesome Margaritas
Anyplace would have been a good place to catch up with my friend, but as is often the case with him, that little restaurant he knew about was just the sort of place everyone else is looking for. He is from New Orleans after all and New Orleans folk know food. Every time I think of him, I think of a muffalata joint around the corner from Jackson Square.
The meal at Frankie’s started out right. My husband considers himself a chips and salsa connoisseur. He proclaimed the chips beyond satisfactory – some of the best he’d ever had, I believe, or something along those lines. (I’m still on the El Fenix has the best chips team, but different chips for different folks)
Friend and I ordered Margaritas, on the rocks with salt. Let me tell you, the drinks alone are reason enough to make your way to Frankie’s. I had two and was a very, very happy camper.
For our meal, Hubby had chicken enchiladas with tomatillo sauce and I had flautas. Friend had some kind of enchiladas with fried eggs on top. Friend cleaned his plate. He thought it was because the food was so good, but it might have been the spin class he’d just been to. I ate way too many chips, because there was still guacamole left when my flautas were gone and it was very good guac. Hubby ate up his meal, too.
So do I think you should go to Frankie’s? Absolutely! The atmosphere is very casual and so are the prices. We had a great waitress who got us everything we needed without being intrusive. The food is yummy – and did I mention the Margaritas?