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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
6.7
6.0
$35
A Deep Ellum survivor that still turns out great margs and decent Tex-Mex

In some ways, Monica’s is the culinary equivalent of a beachhead survivor from Saving Private Ryan-style carnage. While bars, restaurants, and other small businesses collapsed all around during Deep Ellum’s long and painful fall, Monica’s soldiered on—even when the restaurant’s founder and soul, Monica Greene, escaped town for a spell.

It has out of necessity become a half-price-special and happy-hour haven. Every Tuesday they slash prices on mains. On Wednesdays, the bar pours 75-cent margaritas. Other nights feature $3 drinks. Little… [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]