Dallas' Most Interesting Restaurants No. 8: Brick & Bones

Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul.

For the past few years, young entrepreneurial cooks have often settled on food trucks as a way to break into the food business. This was great for customers looking for a quick lunch near the office or a quirky caterer for a high school graduation party. If you're in the mood for a cocktail, though, or even a seat, food trucks can be a bit of a let down.

Brick & Bones belongs to a new era of young restaurateurs who are teaming up and opening adventurous, interesting restaurants that Dallas diners have never encountered before. Sure, fried chicken can be had at nearly every Southern restaurant, but you won't find fried chicken given a treatment like this one at your run-of-the-mill chicken shack.

The bird is brined for a day, fried to an unheard of level of crispness and served with plenty of citrus wedges and hot sauce. Get some potato salad hiked up with poblano, deviled eggs with a mysterious crunch, and coleslaw while you're at it, too. You can have an all-out picnic in the air-conditioned comfort of a dive bar if you want.

That the drinks are good and the place is open till 2 a.m. makes Brick & Bones a prime Deep Ellum hangout. And if you end up with a craving for chicken and you're at some other bar, fear not. The team is working hard to put in a walk-up window. Drunken to-go buckets of fried chicken are the future!

Brick & Bones, 2713 Elm St., 469-914-6776

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