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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
7.9
4.0
$15
Head to the smokin’ in the shack for good city ‘cue

Texas barbecue aficionados are a finicky, narrow-minded bunch. Any touch of sauce on brisket, any hint of Carolina, Kansas City, Memphis, or other foreign influences will likely send them into a full-blown tizzy. Yet the Dallas-Fort Worth region has never been known for barbecue, despite the trail of out-of-towners streaming to places like Sonny Bryan’s for a taste of Lone Star grilling.

Long-time residents instead trek to storied small towns, such as Lockhart. While conceding that Dallas and Fort Worth are… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
3.0
$10
This simple, outstanding taco stand helps the Bishop Arts District keep it real

How does one tell a good street taco from one that will cause distress at some point later in the evening? A glut of vehicles pulling up to the curb or finding an empty patch of grass, a line of impatient people standing in the hot sun, a mix of Hispanics and in-the-know gringos clamoring for barbacoa or al pastor—those are good indications you’re in the right place.

Taquería El Si Hay is one of the most revered stands in all… [More]