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 me.
My first Texas brisket was eye opening. Back in DC, there were a few barbecue places that did an OK job. (Or so I thought.) Besides, brisket is comprised of nothing more than salt, pepper, heat, smoke and beef. How much variation can there be?
Apparently a lot. I was blown away how the fat in Pecan Lodge's meat melted away in my mouth and how those simple ingredients came together to create something so much greater than the sum of their parts. Brisket will never be the same to me again.
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 100 Favorite Dishes, 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