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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
7.2
7.5
$30
Pretty good Pan-Middle Eastern in a small space—with good cocktails to boot

Medina Oven serves up an amalgam of Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine: dishes created with a contemporized slant are coupled with authentic compositions. Nosh, nibble, and gnaw flatbreads, dips, and spreads plus phyllo and gourmet pizzas. Grouse: the portions—tasty though they are—are as dinky as the dining room. (No, says the house marketing wizardry, the dining is room cozy, sexy, intimate—horny yet?). You’ll have a whale of a time filling up on this stuff.

And the dining room is good and sexed-up:… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
9.2
6.5
$15
A Vietnamese menu that covers a lot of ground, and succeeds in doing so

Quick, name your favorite place for pho. Okay, now what’s your favorite for banh mi? Bo bun Hue? All different places, right? Most Vietnamese places tend to have a singular focus and specialty, but Nam Hua is set apart by its varied menu, with multiple well-executed dishes.

Some of our favorites here are the banh xeo, which are easily the best rendition in Dallas. The crispy coconut crêpes come with hardly any grease and a soft center. Goi ngo sen (lotus… [More]