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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
5.9
7.0
$35
Middling comfort food in comfortable digs, with some killer HH deals

This 25-year old staple earned its cred by serving inexpensive drinks and hearty appetizers in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Touting itself as a great place for a swift lunch or an easy dinner, Cretia’s makes everything fresh daily; from soups and breads to pastas, pies, cakes, and cookies.

Yet the traffic doesn’t seem brisk enough to sell through all these items daily. Plus the breads are a little doughy. But Cretia’s seasonally changing menu packs loads of comfort classics like rotisserie… [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]