Dallas parents, I hope you’ve checked out the cooking camps and classes on our site. If you’re looking to treat your little chef to some delicious eats, I have an exciting new recommendation for you:
The Purple Cow-Dallas
Preston Royal Shopping Center – (214) 373-0037
6025 Royal Lane, Suite 110
Our family frequently travels to Dallas, sometimes with the kiddo and sometimes without. This past weekend she joined us. We were there for my husband’s company BBQ so we were covered for lunch. As dinner time approached, I wanted to find a kid-friendly restaurant in Dallas. Because Dallas has zoning laws, you can’t just drive around and look for a place. As Houstonians, this can be a bit confusing sometimes. You really have to search out places and do your homework before venturing out.
Luckily, I was able to find a cute little place called The Purple Cow. It’s a quaint little diner in the heart of Dallas. Nestled in the Preston Royal shopping center you will find this lovely little restaurant. While they do offer outside seating on pretty purple chairs and tables, we opted for the indoor dining experience because, let’s face it, it’s Texas…in July! I prefer not to sweat while eating my dinner.
The inside is decorated with purple booths and many little ceramic purple cows as well as the usual diner fair. Something we found interesting, at each booth there is a blue print diagram of the perfectly constructed gourmet burger, hot dog, or other type of menu item they offer. My husband, being a drafter (meaning he draws in Auto Cad and creates blue prints), found this rather amusing. Our waiter seated us promptly in a booth and had our drinks and appetizer out to us within minutes. While the chips and queso were good, it really seemed as though it was just microwaved Velveta. Nothing super special.
Hubby and I decided on burgers for ourselves and pasta with marinara and a fruit side for our daughter. I chose the goat cheese burger and my husband picked the Cozumel. The burgers came out quickly and were cooked perfectly. Mine was a medium-rare patty topped with goat cheese, herbed butter, and shoe string onion rings on a potato bread bun. The Cozumel included a medium patty with hot jack cheese, salsa, guacamole, and grilled onions and peppers on a potato bread bun. It should be noted that you are able to substitute vegetarian burgers, black bean burgers, turkey burgers, and portabello burgers at no additional charge. We both thoroughly enjoyed our juicy burgers, and our daughter seemed to enjoy her pasta and fruit…and staring at the other little kids in the next booth!
Overall, we would probably go back to The Purple Cow next time we go to Dallas. But what if you aren’t in the mood to go out and about with the kiddos? Well, they do offer burger delivery through diningin.com. While there is a $15 minimum delivery order, this isn’t a bad deal as most of their food ranges around $8 a plate. Has your family been to The Purple Cow? What’d you think? Let us know in the comments section!