As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the cheap, but all are delicious to the extreme. Don't hesitate to share your own nominations in the comments. More of the dish's tasty details are after the jump.
No. 92: Summer Platter For Two at Big Shucks
Before BP turned the Gulf into a giant Jiffy Lube, we took our seafood for granted. Now it's like the race is on to gobble down a lot more shrimp before it's too late.
Big Shucks' "Summer Platter" is a heaping bowl of the best Cajun-style crack 'ems and peel 'ems. The order arrives under an upturned silver bowl that reveals a half-pound of shrimp (heads on), a half-pound of snow crab legs, a half-pound of sausage, some buttery corn on the cob and a couple of boiled potatoes. Get it with or without the fiery red pepper. And eat it with your hands. At this casual neighborhood eatin' spot, they're so laid-back, you pay on the honor system.
6232 E. Mockingbird Lane
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No. 100 Oatmeal Pancakes at Legal Grounds
No. 99 Shanghai Buns at Jeng Chi Dumpling House
No. 98 Mashed Tater Parfait at Cowboy Chow
No. 97 Chicken and Waffles at Victor Tango's
No. 96 Colorado Lamb Osso Bucco at Hibiscus
No. 95 Flatbread Pizza at Dish
No. 94 First Chinese Barbecue in Richardson
No. 93 Elotes at Fuel City