100 Favorite Dishes

100 Favorite Dishes: Lunch Express at Dream Café

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).

Dream Café
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

No. 92: Summer Platter For Two at Big Shucks

No. 91: Chicken Gizzards at Sushi Yama

No. 90: Bob Armstrong Dip at Matt's Rancho Martinez

No. 89: The Angry Dog at Angry Dog

No. 88: Sliders at Dish

No. 87. Spaghetti Bolognese at Urbano Café 

No. 86 Vietnamese Pork Panini at Lumi Empanada & Dumpling Kitchen

No. 85 Cheese Fries at Snuffers 

No. 84 Tres Vasos at Samar

No. 83 Quatro Leches at La Duni

No 82. Pad Pak at Bangkok City 

No. 81 Brisket Sandwich at Maple & Motor

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