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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
7.2
4.0
$25
The wonders go beyond brisket at this tiniest of ‘cue joints

When Off the Bone enclosed a seating area, it marked the second most important occurrence on this stretch of road just south of downtown—although, quite honestly, this step toward 20th-century convenience only affects about twelve or fifteen people at a time. Like so many of the city’s more notable brisket and rib spots, seating is something of an afterthought—if thought of at all. The most significant event, of course, was the very opening of this small barbecue joint.

Off the Bone… [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]