Pangea Restaurant & Bar
Garland, TX 75044
Top pick: Ashade is a master of carbohydrates. At one point, this author managed to have mashed potatoes, grits, risotto, cornbread and macaroni and cheese all at a table occupied by two diners. The champ? Five-cheese jalapeño grits, with the risotto — a twist on African jollof rice — coming in at an honorable second place.
The downside: Well, it’s on the far side of Garland. Of course, for suburbanites tired of driving to downtown Dallas for an upscale experience, that’s a huge advantage.
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