Nine Things You Need to Eat in Dallas Right Now

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Wondering what to eat this weekend? You've got a lot of options, friend, several of which are brand new. Here's a run down of our favorite DFW eats right now:

Fletcher's Corny Dog at the State Fair of Texas
With opening weekend and Texas/OU weekend behind us, it's a great time to hit up the State Fair of Texas before it closes Oct. 23 — but you should plan ahead, because this family-friendly fair is not cheap. Check out our rundown of the fair foods (and drinks) that are actually worth the money, like everyone's beloved Fletcher's Corny Dog, which is only 10 tickets ($5). If you don't think $5 for a corn dog is cheap, you clearly haven't been to the fair this year.

Bacon Burnt Ends at Heim Barbecue
This Fort Worth barbecue joint went from a food truck to a brick-and-mortar in August, and the lines are still building. Don't skip their house specialty, the bacon burnt ends. Even sweeter than that caramelized pork belly? Heim is run by a 20-something married couple that somehow manages to stay sane while running the city's biggest barbecue spot.

The Smokeshack at Shake Shack
Food critic Brian Reinhart reviewed the new Uptown Shake Shack this week, and he raved about the Smokeshack. As it turns out, this franchise makes a good burger — and a good metaphor for Dallas dining.

Sushi at Sapa House
This new downtown pan-Asian spot is fast becoming a happy hour hotspot. 

Deseprados' Signature Fried Tortilla Tacos
The reasonably priced Dallas mainstay turned 40 last week — and they're still churning out killer Mexican food.

Sweet Slab Bacon at STIRR
STIRR opened this week in Deep Ellum, bringing with it a gorgeous modern space, a rooftop patio with a killer view, craft cocktails and some tasty dishes like this sweet slab bacon drizzled with maple bourbon brown sugar. 

The Berkshire Pork Chop at Sugarbacon
While we're on the subject of pork, try the Berkshire pork chop at Sugarbacon, which recently brought its Texas comfort food to a new Lakewood location, a sister to its flagship in McKinney.

The Crab Cake Benedict at Happiest Hour
Happiest Hour's new #ButFirstBrunch is a Harwood District celebration of hollandaise, and we're all about that.

Americano's Chicago-Style Pizza Special
This limited-time special at Americano downtown will make you homesick for Chicago, even if you've never been there. 

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