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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
7.0
4.0
$18
Ground-breaking Chinese in Cowboy Country

Established in Richardson back in 1982, First Chinese BBQ was among the first restaurants to take an earnest stab at proffering authentic Chinese cuisine within the Dallas metro orbit—an area not known for urban Chinatowns and a robust variety of Chinese regional fare. First Chinese embraces mostly Cantonese-style cuisine (emanating from the Guangdong Province in southern China) and stakes its rep on barbecued and marinated meats, a roster that includes roast duck, barbecue pork, soy sauce chicken, and beef tendon.

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From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
7.0
$20
Delectable banh mi from a strip mall. Oh, and delicious desserts.

Tucked in a strip mall and potentially overshadowed by more glitzy neighbors, La Me is the place to go for banh mi sandwiches—the culinary progeny of French-occupied Vietnam where crusty French bread and liver pâté synergize with fresh Vietnamese pickled vegetables, cilantro, green chilies, and a choice of meat. Get the #1 Buu Dien, with pâté roast pork and pork cold cuts.

La Me also has a full menu of Vietnamese fare including a respectable bowl of pho and outstanding bun… [More]