100 Favorite Dishes: Shaved Ice at May's Ice Cream
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. 71: Shaved Ice at May's Ice Cream
As another punishing Texas summer brings us daily multiple showers and seared body parts on car seats, excuse us while we enjoy our heat-induced hallucinations of meat-locker air conditioning systems and giant troughs of margaritas.
The more viable, eco-friendly and liver-sympathetic solution to combating God's beat down, however, comes in the form of a bowl of shaved ice from the beloved Richardson Chinatown eatery, May's Ice Cream. Giant bowls of shaved ice are topped with sweet ingredients of your choosing. The selection is endless and can range from jellies, to sweet beans to boba pearls. Capped off with even more shaved ice and generous pours of condensed milk and dark amber syrup, it's enough to make someone ignore utensils entirely in favor of dunking one's head in the bowl of frozen goodness.
May's Ice Cream 400 N. Greenville Ave. Richardson 972-690-9040
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 ShucksNo. 91: Chicken Gizzards at Sushi YamaNo. 90: Bob Armstrong Dip at Matt's Rancho Martinez
No. 89: The Angry Dog at Angry DogNo. 88: Sliders at DishNo. 87: Spaghetti Bolognese at Urbano Café No. 86: Vietnamese Pork Panini at Lumi Empanada & Dumpling KitchenNo. 85: Cheese Fries at Snuffers No. 84: Tres Vasos at SamarNo. 83: Quatro Leches at La DuniNo. 82: Pad Pak at Bangkok City No. 81: Brisket Sandwich at Maple and Motor
No. 80: Lunch Express at Dream CafeNo. 79: Apple Crisp at Salum No. 78: La Vaca Loca at Good 2 GoNo. 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
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