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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
7.6
7.5
$50
Polished nosh with stellar cocktails and a bumpin’ patio

With a “Downhome Food, Uptown Cocktails” motto, The Porch is all about bringing Americana to the bar and table. Key basics, like salad dressings, are made fresh every day. Daily specials make use of fresh ingredients that are both flavorful and calendar appropriate, though some items could use more seasoning. The beautiful and spacious outdoor patio is unmatched on a Dallas evening—as long as it’s not scorchingly hot.

Preps like smoked brisket enchiladas, buttermilk-fried-chicken Cobb salad, and the “Stodg Burger ”with… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
7.0
$10
The best coffee in Dallas—it can even stand up to the summer heat

The Pearl Cup was among the first of the “Third Wave” coffee shops in Dallas to pull delicious, viscous, creamy shots of espresso, and remains among the best. They’re devoted to providing high quality (better than just “fair trade”) and usually locally roasted beans including two house espressos, currently by Eiland Coffee Roaster of Dallas, and Topeca from Tulsa, and a rotating guest espresso.

These are well chosen to represent a range of roasts from dark to light, and flavor profiles… [More]