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. 75: Baja Chicken at Mattito's
Why the Baja Chicken at Mattito's is still only an appetizer on their menu, we have no idea.
You'd think after years of us petitioning the restaurant to throw some Spanish rice and borracho beans on the plate and call it an entrée, they would have listened. They didn't. Sigh. Doesn't matter, we will still visit the Mexican restaurant anyway and enjoy the dish as our main meal. So what exactly is the Baja Chicken? It's bacon-wrapped chicken stuffed with Monterey jack cheese and jalapenos placed on a skewer and served with ranch and cayenne dipping sauces. Pretty much it's a bacon-wrapped heart attack on a stick.
Mattito's 3011 Routh St. 214-526-8181
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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