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. 80 Lunch Express at Dream Café
There's just something seductive yet comforting about a warm popover fresh from the oven. Dream Café knows this and they're using it against us.
OK, fine, they're not using it against us, per se, but we're totally allowing them to lure us in with popovers over and over again. Cool thing is, Dream Café's popovers aren't restricted to the socially accepted breakfast or pre-dinner eats. They're anytime finds. And they're what make the Lunch Express one of our favorite things to snag mid-day.
Choose pesto chicken salad (our fave for it's shreds of chicken loaded with basil flavor), chicken chopped Caesar, Greek chopped salad and hummus or tuna salad, and it comes stuffed right inside the eggy pastry. It's both hand- or fork-appropriate--you know how we love our options. Better yet, it comes with a cup of soup (call ahead and see when corn chowder is on the menu).
2800 Routh St. (in the Quadrangle)
5100 Belt Line Road (in Addison)
Check out our previous favorite dishes by clicking on these links:
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