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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
8.0
8.5
$60
Experience farm-to-table Fort Worth terroir in what used to be a gas station

Passion for and momentum toward locally sourced, locally grown menu ingredients keeps building in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Ellerbe Fine Foods drives this passion to innovative levels, crafting imaginative upscale farm-to-table fare within an orbit of local farms and ranches. Founded by Shreveport, Louisiana-born epicureans Molly McCook and Richard King, Ellerbe’s was once a 1920s-era gas station before it was transformed into a homey dining room. It’s a warm and airy space, with white-clothed tables that are covered in brown… [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]