D[I] Food Guide 2018

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There are a lot of things I’m passionate about — mental health, culture, art, fashion, music, travel, etc. — but nothing compares to my love for food. No really, it’s my favorite topic and luckily Dallas has a thriving food scene, so there’s always something to talk about. I have been updating my special curated list of restaurants over the past year and frequently send it to friends, but I wanted to share my personal favorites with y’all too (btw none of these picks were sponsored in any way), so ENJOY:

Halal: Big Guys Chicken & Rice, Dog Haus Biergarten, Jimmy’s Burgers, Noodle Wave, ZioAls Pizza & Pasta, Three Forks (call ahead), Ruth Chris (call ahead)
Indian/Pakistani: Al Markaz, BBQ Tonight, BBQ King
Tacos: Velvet Taco, Torchy’s Tacos, El Paisano
Mexican: Tulum, Chuys, Javiers, Mesomaya, Beto & Son
Italian: Fachini, Taverna, Lucia, Kenny’s Italian, Sprezza, North Italia, The Charles, Bugatti Ristorante
Wings: Pluckers
Mediterranean: Sachet, Afrah, Sababa, Al Bilad
Texas BBQ: Cattleack BBQ, Pecan Lodge, Hutchins BBQ, Riscky’s BBQ (Ft. Worth)
Korean: Jin Korean BBQ Plano, Bbbop Seoul Kitchen, Rice Chicken, No. 1 Plus Chicken
Sushi: Kura, Sushi Marquee, Deep Sushi, Sushi Axiom, Ra Sushi
Japanese: Uchi, Gyu Kaku, Pok the Raw Bar, Namo, Kai
Fancy: Wolfgang Five Sixty Reunion Tower, The French Room, Lucia, Bullion, Knife
American: Neighborhood Services, Gemma, Hillstone, Town Hearth, Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.
Thai: Too Thai, Samui Thai, Malai Kitchen, Asia Mint, Crushcraft Thai
Seafood: Boiling Crab, Chamberlains, TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill, Hudson House
Pizza: Serious Pizza,, Zalat Pizza, Taste of Chicago, UNOs Chicago Pizza
French: Rise No 1, Mercat Bistro, the French Room, Bullion
Burgers: Maple & Motor, Knife Burger, L.A. Burger, Village Burger Bar
Brunch: Snooze an A.M. Eatery, Hash House A Go Go, Ida Claire, Whistlebritches, Yolk, Saint Ann, Sixty Vines, Black Forest Cafe, Public School 214, Whiskey Cake, Jonathon’s Oak Cliff, Stirr, HG Sply Co.
Chinese: Royal China, Gung Ho
Vietnamese: DaLat, Bistro B
Steak: Knife, Nick & Sams, Fogo de Ciao, Three Forks (call ahead), Ruth Chris (call ahead)
Healthy-ish: Spiral Diner, Cosmic Cafe, True Food Kitchen, Flower Child, Freshii
Coffee: Toasted Coffee & Kitchen, Local Press + Brew, Ascension, Halcyon
Southern: Babe’s Chicken Dinner House, Bubbas, Rapscallion, Celebration
Causal Dining: Legacy Food Hall, Dallas Farmer’s Market
Chocolate & Fondue: Sablon, Halcyon
Waffles & Crepes: T-Swirl Crepes, SweetMix
Boba: Fat Straws, Javaland Coffee Haus
Pie: Emporium Pies, Kessler Pie Co.
Bakery: Creme de la Cookie, Bird Bakery, Carlo’s Bakery, Sprinkles, Susie Cakes, 85 Degrees
Ice Cream: Milk & Cream, Cow Tipping Creamery, Berrynaked, ICENY Dallas, Steel City, Sweet Daze
Donuts: Glazed Donut Works, Sweet Daze
French Macarons: Savor Patisserie, Joy Macaron


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