100 Favorite Dishes

100 Favorite Dishes, No. 83: The Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes at Smoke

To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments or email Scott.

"The best pancakes of my whole life!"

That's what many people have heard me scream after they innocently ask where they can find a good brunch in town. After I calm down, I explain that Tim Byres' Smoke in Oak Cliff is the location of my top recommended brunch in town. I tell them that it's kind of a big deal. Then I demand that they politely encourage them to go with a friend, order the Smoked Brisket Cornbread Hash and the Heavy Handed Blueberry and House Made Ricotta Cheese Pancakes with Vanilla Poached Apricots and Cream, and split 'em.

These pancakes are like cake you can eat for breakfast, guilt-free. And what's brunch if not for the careless consumption of carbs without shame? Studded with blueberries and plump apricots, they're topped with a dollop of freshly whipped cream. It's enough to make a grown woman cry. Try them immediately.

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No. 100: The Cleaver and Block Burger at NHS Tavern No. 99: The Bone Marrow at the Meddlesome Moth No. 98: Arepas at Zaguan Latin Cafe No. 97: Jalapeno Poppers at City Tavern No. 96: Elotes: Everywhere No. 95: Dan-Dan Noodles at Royal China No. 94: Smoked Ham Mac and Cheese at The Porch No. 93: Chicken and Waffles at Jonathon's Oak Cliff No. 92: Regina Margherita At Cane Rosso No. 91: Devils On Horseback At The Chesterfield No. 90: Ginger Soy Baby Back Ribs at Tei Tei Robata No. 89: Croissants From Rush Patisserie No. 88: The Reuben At The Cock & Bull No. 87: The Brisket at Pecan Lodge No. 86: The Roast Chicken At Bolsa No. 85: Chicken-Fried Egg at Union Bear No. 84: Brisket Tacos At Manny's

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