As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the cheap, but all are delicious to the extreme. Don't hesitate to share your own nominations in the comments. More of the dish's tasty details are after the jump.
No. 59: Capricciosa Pizza at Il Cane Rosso Truck
Bet you didn't know damn fine pizza is available in Dallas. You didn't? Read on! While the Big D has a long way to go before it can imaginably secure a spot along side other pizza capitals like New York, Chicago and, obviously Naples, Il Cane Rosso Truck certainly helps the cause. Owner JayJerrier has been serving Neapolitan-style pies from his mobile pizza oven since March 2009. It's hard to go wrong with any of the classically made pies; however, the pie in the sky is the elaborate Capricciosa, composed of San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, prosciuotto cotto, artichokes, olives, mushrooms and basil.
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Like all the pizzas on the menu, the Capricciosa is made to order in a custom-built wheeled oven that reaches a temperature of 900 degrees, and the pies are ready to munch in two minutes. I guess you could go for the simple and uber-traditional Margherita (San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil) but why go small in Texas?
Finding Il Cane Rosso truck can be a bit of challenge. Jerrier recently returned from vacation and will be back at X10 Cellars beginning today, July 7. You can also have him bring the oven to you for special events by calling 214-577-6747, but be fast, he says his July weekends are already pretty booked.
Il Cane Rosso
Wednesday, 6 p.m. until the dough runs out
6324 Prospect Ave.
No. 100: Oatmeal Pancakes at Legal Grounds
No. 99: Shanghai Buns at Jeng Chi Dumpling House
No. 98: Mashed Tater Parfait at Cowboy Chow
No. 97: Chicken and Waffles at Victor Tango's
No. 96: Colorado Lamb Osso Bucco at Hibiscus
No. 95: Flatbread Pizza at Dish
No. 94: First Chinese Barbecue in Richardson
No. 93: Elotes at Fuel City
No. 92: Summer Platter For Two at Big Shucks
No. 91: Chicken Gizzards at Sushi YamaNo. 90: Bob Armstrong Dip at Matt's Rancho Martinez
No. 89: The Angry Dog at Angry Dog
No. 88: Sliders at Dish
No. 87: Spaghetti Bolognese at Urbano Café
No. 86: Vietnamese Pork Panini at Lumi Empanada & Dumpling Kitchen
No. 85: Cheese Fries at Snuffers
No. 84: Tres Vasos at Samar
No. 83: Quatro Leches at La Duni
No. 82: Pad Pak at Bangkok City
No. 81: Brisket Sandwich at Maple and Motor
No. 80: Lunch Express at Dream Cafe
No. 79: Apple Crisp at Salum
No. 78: La Vaca Loca at Good 2 Go
No. 77: Shrimp and Grits at Screen Door
No. 76: Meatball Sub at Jimmy's
No. 75: Baja Chicken at Mattito's
No. 74: Fried Port Salut Cheese at The Porch
No. 73: Lobster Roll at Rex's
No. 72: Fried Green Beans at Local
No. 71: Shaved Ice at May's Ice Cream
No. 70: Shredded Pork Sandwich at Mojitos
No. 69: Tom-Yum-Gai at Bangkok City
No. 68: Paella at La Calle Doce
No. 67: Bacon Cheeseburger at Wingfield's Breakfast and Burgers
No. 66: Original Nachos at Fuzzy's Taco Shop
No. 65: El Aragón at Tortas La Hechizera
No. 64: The Cheeseburger at The Grape
No. 63: Dungeness Crab Dip at Hibiscus
No. 62: Sweetbreads Made Two Ways from Restaurant AVA
No. 61 Asado De Puerco Rojo At Chitos
No. 60: Basil Chicken at Genroku