100 Favorite Dishes

100 Favorite Dishes, No. 96: Elotes: Everywhere

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'm not going to spend a second trying to point out Dallas' best Elotes rendition; the Mexican street food's greatness is derived partly from its ubiquity.

That it's a perfect dish helps, too. Warm, sweet corn hit with mayo and sour cream for body, dried cheese for umami and salt, and lime and hot sauce for acid, make for a balanced and compelling flavor profile. Whether you like the sexed up version served at Velvet Taco or prefer yours from a tired cart in a Styrofoam cup, you should thank the gods that elotes are available everywhere.

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

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