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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
2.5
7.5
$40
Chain sushi seems so much sexier after a few sugary cocktails

West Village has Mi Cocina and Taco Diner—venues so popular and boisterous that people seem not to notice the mediocrity of the dishes placed before them. In fact, crowds reward the two restaurants with glowing commentary. RA sushi plays a similar role for Plano’s Shops at Legacy development.

Sushi rolls are unwieldy things, weighed down by avocado, cream cheese, plain cucumbers, and indistinct fish. Other dishes make even less of an impression. Drinks shine like plastic jewelry, attracting the blurry gaze… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
7.0
$20
Delectable banh mi from a strip mall. Oh, and delicious desserts.

Tucked in a strip mall and potentially overshadowed by more glitzy neighbors, La Me is the place to go for banh mi sandwiches—the culinary progeny of French-occupied Vietnam where crusty French bread and liver pâté synergize with fresh Vietnamese pickled vegetables, cilantro, green chilies, and a choice of meat. Get the #1 Buu Dien, with pâté roast pork and pork cold cuts.

La Me also has a full menu of Vietnamese fare including a respectable bowl of pho and outstanding bun… [More]