If you haven't already been reminded by 90 coworkers today, we're happy to tell you that today's Friday the 13th. According to Wikipedia, fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia. So now you know that. Nerd.
Since today's already unlucky, in the spirit of getting screwed by your own superstitions, we think you should go somewhere you're bound to really step in it. Let's poop in the face of unluckiness and sign ourselves up for a lunch fail. Let's go back to that place we found some hair in our food. Let's wonder what ingredients are really in that cream sauce. Here's our list of five places you might be able to get unlucky today:
1. Lockhart Smokehouse 400 West Davis Dallas, TX 75208 214-944-5521
If you happen to be Leslie Brenner, go check out Lockhart Smokehouse in Oak Cliff today. Brenner just rated their barbecue one star. (We'd link to it, but you'd just be looking at the DMN's pretty paywall. Which would be dumb.) Then, @DallasLockhart tweeted this:
"We have 2 specials today inspired by Leslie Brenner's @lesbren review. The first is baloney. Ours is smoked, not written ... And for our second special check out the picture...http://twitpic.com/4x16va"
Guaranteed she could get a good, solid fork to the earhole if she went there today. We're sure you'd find the brisket super tasty, but LB might be up for a different experience altogether.
2. In & Out Tacos 413 S. Garland Ave. Garland, TX 214-703-8188
"A shard of something as dense as bone is something that ought not ever be found in a lengua taco. If their experience is anything like my last one, that frightfully unlucky possibility awaits customers of this taco stand. Tongues and bones are great and in certain situations can lead to wonderful experiences. But not in a taco." --José Ralat Maldonado
3. Bee Gee's Restaurant 9025 Forest Lane Dallas, TX 75243 972-669-0809
"I once ordered their chicken-fried steak and got human fried bile. It was Trump-hair bad." --Alice Laussade
5. Heart Attack Grill 1718 N. Market St Dallas, TX 75202
Heart Attack Grill opens in the West End today. And if you're over 350 pounds you eat free. Lucky you?
6. Best Thai 7447 N Macarthur Blvd Irving, TX 972-910-8846
"My worst was at Best Thai. Starving, I powered through a plate of Pad Kee Mow, even though there was something not...quite...right. The next day, it was Pad Kee Spew." --Anthony Marks
So, where have you gotten unlucky in Dallas? (Besides prom.)
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