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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
7.7
3.5
$15
Burger blessedness, fantastic fries, and stellar shakes—just don’t expect comfort

This joint borders gentrified streets, but belongs more to the ‘hood. Yet well-heeled Dallasites line up for Maple & Motor’s burgers. Of course, this says more about the sorry state of burger stops in the city than anything else. The tiny restaurant could settle for Burger King quality and still draw raving crowds.

In this case, though, the people are right. Maple & Motor serves oozing, fatty burgers ground from a mixture of brisket and chuck. The flavor is straightforward: beef,… [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]