2 days ago | All-American
All-American is a series that looks at beloved, longstanding North Texas eateries and examines their histories while exploring how the food has changed — for the good or bad — over the years. There was one thing on the menu. Just after Y2K, Mahbub...
3 days ago | Burgers
There’s a moment of surprise when you enter the Mockingbird Diner. The ceilings are sky-high and vaulted. There are no winding hallways; it’s an open-concept floor surrounded by clean, sharp white walls. Up high on the south wall is a long, thin r...
10 days ago | Sandwiches
Pun intended, there’s no showboating at 20 Feet Seafood Joint. Cod is fried until it’s encased a golden orb of batter. Most things are served in a foil-lined plastic basket because some of the best, most emotional food is served in a basket that'l...
12 days ago | All-American
Twenty-eight years after he opened Dodie's Cajun Diner on Greenville Avenue, Charlie McGuinness was required to change its name. McGuinness moved to Dallas in the 1970s from New Orleans, and he’d opened up a Cajun-classics spot in a city where it ...
17 days ago | Sandwiches
On one of the coldest days in Dallas, the diner in Oak Cliff feels too warm to be real. Chicken-fried steak, big as the sun and shimmering with pepper gravy, steams visibly; it’s ready to go in the kitchen window like a pie in the windowsill of an...
22 days ago | Drinking
It wasn’t a long time ago, and it wasn’t a galaxy far away when Deep Ellum was, mostly, a place for beer, crispy fried things, cheeseburgers and pizza. The Texas comfort food pyramid was on full display: an iced-mug beer at Pete’s or a two-ha...