Dallas' Most Interesting Restaurants No. 31: Blind Butcher
The dining room at Blind Butcher
Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul.
There is no greater tribute to meat in Dallas than Blind Butcher, where for nearly two years sausages, meat pies and other animal parts have been flaunted to excess on Greenville Avenue. Give the meat case a quick scan before you sit down, to help you navigate the lengthy menu. All of the sausages you see are cranked out by hand right behind the counter.
Meat even adorns the french fries at Blind Butcher, where you can have poutine a number of ways including topped with foie gras, a duck egg cooked sunny side up and plenty of gravy. More fries are cooked in duck fat, spaetzle with even more duck and even the pies here are filled with freshly ground forcemeat.
As much as Blind Butcher is a mecca for meat, it's also a great place to grab a drink. The beer selection covers local brewers as well as beer makers from across the nation and around the globe. Ask your bartender nicely and you might stumble upon an increasingly rare bottle of suds.
Add in the patio out back and you've got what amounts to a great place to spend your time — a fact that holds true even if you're a vegetarian. Blind Butcher may be dominated by beef, pork and poultry but the menu is respectful of the fact that not everyone is carnivorous. Chef Oliver Sitrin is just as deft with vegetables and does some amazing things with mushrooms. His vegetarian plates are some of the most satisfying in the city.
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Meat, gelatine and pastry come together in this delicious savory pie.
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