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The breadth of skill and creativity in Dallas' dining scene never ceases to thrill us, and we're not alone. Publications like The New York Times and Bon Appetit have highlighted local restaurants frequently, which only reinforces Dallas' status as a great dining city.
As we head into a new year, there are still challenges ahead for the industry. Inflation and a tight labor market continue to weigh heavily on restaurants. While diners are being smarter with their spending, there are still plenty of faces to feed, and Dallas' restaurant scene stands ready with old favorites and innovative new concepts to cater to the masses.
This year, our Top 100 Restaurants list welcomes a dozen new establishments as we do our part to shine a light on the locally owned spots serving a wide range of flavors and cuisines. Exploring the city's foodways with you will always be our passion, and we can't wait to see what the new year brings. - Chris Wolfgang