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100 Favorite Dishes, No. 89: Croissants From Rush Patisserie

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.

I was surprised it took me so long to find these, considering they're offered just up the street at Oak Lawn Coffee. Croissants are hard business, taking many turns (the folding of butter into dough to form layers) at just the right temperature, and baking just so so those stratifications become airy layers of perfectly cooked pastry.

Rush Patisserie nails the perfect croissant on all counts. It's light and airy, tastes of rich butter and is cooked aggressively to a deep mahogany brown. What's better is you can get them a number of places. Try the original location in Oak Cliff if you want to meet Samantha Rush, the woman behind Dallas' best croissants, or Drip Coffee on Lovers Lane near the tollway.

Hungry for more? Check back every morning for another dish, and download our Best Of App for Android and iPhone for more picks on the go.

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

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