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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
9.2
6.5
$15
A Vietnamese menu that covers a lot of ground, and succeeds in doing so

Quick, name your favorite place for pho. Okay, now what’s your favorite for banh mi? Bo bun Hue? All different places, right? Most Vietnamese places tend to have a singular focus and specialty, but Nam Hua is set apart by its varied menu, with multiple well-executed dishes.

Some of our favorites here are the banh xeo, which are easily the best rendition in Dallas. The crispy coconut crêpes come with hardly any grease and a soft center. Goi ngo sen (lotus… [More]