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100 Favorite Dishes, No. 97: Jalapeno Poppers at City Tavern

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.

Too often, bar snacks are relegated to frozen staples, dropped in a deep fryer till they're golden brown and delicious edible. When a bar takes the time to hand-craft a deep-fried treat it's hard not to notice.

Hand-crafted Jalapeno poppers can be had at the Free Man, but the kitchen leaves the seeds inside the pepper before stuffing them with cheese. The results are so hot I watched a man turn pink while trying to force his way through a plate.

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At City Tavern, though, the kitchen does their best to remove most of the seeds and ribs. The poppers are still spicy enough to make you pause about half way through a plate, but mild enough that you'll live to tell about it.

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

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