100 Favorite Dishes: Tortilla Soup at Fearing's

To celebrate Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, available this week, 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. 2: Tortilla Soup at Fearing's

Dean Fearing's famed tortilla soup has evolved over the years, but one bite reminds us of the first time we tasted this Southwestern delight more than a decade ago. There's smokiness and heat in this classic, complimented with chunks of silky avocado and crispy tortilla strips. It's good enough to be bottled and sold to the masses, which is how Fearing has won over soup fans outside of Dallas. If you think this is just some ordinary soup, we say, "No soup for you!" That just means there's more for us.

Fearing's at the Ritz Carlton 2121 McKinney Ave. 214-922-0200

Want to see the full list? Click through to our 100 favorites on City of Ate.

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