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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
7.3
6.5
$25
Ugly is only skin deep—behind this dumpy façade are some delicious treats

Viewed from the outside, Bonsai Sushi is a bit frightening. It sits in a second rate strip center fronting Trinity Mills next to a post office. Glance at the menu and things don’t improve. Besides sushi and other Japanese dishes, you’ll find a scattering of Korean and pan-Asian favorites. Hmm…old strip, post office, a Trinity Mills location, sushi and bibimbap sharing space on the same menu—all symptoms of impending gastrointestinal disaster.

Fortunately, Bonsai Sushi breaks the rules. Start with the katsudon… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
3.0
$10
This simple, outstanding taco stand helps the Bishop Arts District keep it real

How does one tell a good street taco from one that will cause distress at some point later in the evening? A glut of vehicles pulling up to the curb or finding an empty patch of grass, a line of impatient people standing in the hot sun, a mix of Hispanics and in-the-know gringos clamoring for barbacoa or al pastor—those are good indications you’re in the right place.

Taquería El Si Hay is one of the most revered stands in all… [More]