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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
6.8
7.0
$30
Bean jelly, buns, and dumplings, oh my!

This restaurant specializes in the food of Northern China (surprise!), so when you order here, you should, too.

There are two sections on the menu devoted to these regional specials, and a few items are a must: a cold dish called “mixed vegetables & bean jelly with sesame sauce.” Bean jelly is an unusual type of thick wide flat noodle. “Stewed with Northern China Style” has pork belly and those bean jelly noodles again. “Special pork pan cakes” consists of spicy… [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]