Dallas - Fort Worth August 30, 2017
Here Are The 10 Dishes You Have To Eat In Dallas – Fort Worth Before You Die
The Dallas – Fort Worth area is a food utopia for all things delicious. With so many choices, it’s hard to narrow down what you want to eat, but here are 10 local favorites, including the bizarre, the ethnic, the spicy, and the oh-so-big servings!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. The annual Big Tex Choice Awards Fair Food Winner at the State Fair
Just announced as the best tasting savory AND most creative food item for the 2017 state fair is the Funnel Cake Bacon Queso Burger by Tom Grace. This winner is a must-try food item for all fair foodies at designated concession stands at the fair.
2. A Fletcher's Corny Dog at the State Fair
Having a Fletcher's corny dog is a state fair requirement. Unlike the choice awards, this is a permanent staple. You now have a choice between regular and a jalapeno cheese version, and adding ketchup or mustard (or both) is like the icing on a cake. Fun fact: About 650,000 corny dogs are sold at the fair each year!
3. A slice of pie from Emporium Pies
From the cute building outside to its creative and original names for their pies, like the "Drunken Nut" pictured above, you just know you have found a slice of heaven! The pies here are sold by the slice and the choices change by season! This scrumptious dessert shop can be found in the Bishop Arts District at 314 N. Bishop Ave. in Dallas.
4. Brisket tacos from Manny's Uptown Tex-Mex
You simply MUST come for the brisket tacos here--it would be a crime not to. The ambiance and prices are worthy of a mention as well. Find Manny's Uptown at 3521 Oak Grove Rd., 75204.
5. Tamales from Hot Damn, Tamales
With 18 kinds of specialty gourmet tamales, including vegan, vegetarian, and dessert options along more traditional meat-filled varieties, how can you not transform into a tamale lover? The restaurant is located at 713 W. Magnolia St. in Fort Worth, 76104.
6. A Boomstick from the Texas Rangers' Globe Life Park
This two-foot monstrosity is stuff of legends. It weighs three pounds and consists of a hot dog smothered in chili, nacho cheese, caramelized onions, and jalapeños on top of a massive potato bun. The $26 price tag also includes a side of fries (if the dog alone doesn't kill you first). Bring a friend (or four) to help you devour this terrifyingly tasty treat. The ballpark is at 1000 Ballpark Way in Arlington, 76011.
7. Tableside guacamole from Anamia's Tex-Mex
Don't make the mistake of thinking all guacamole is created the same. The ONLY way to eat it is when it is made tableside, and when you choose your ingredients and right amount of spice!
Anamia's Tex-Mex does it right, with big-enough-to-share servings of custom guacamole. There are several locations across the Dallas - Fort Worth area to make the experience easy!
8. Steak and Cake from Kenny's Wood Grill
This is the most popular item here is often touted as the best steak in Dallas - Fort Worth. The Steak and Cake is an 8-ounce filet topped with a half-pound crab cake! The restaurant is at 5000 Beltline Rd. #775 in Dallas, 75254.
9. Chicken Fried Steak from Babe's Chicken Dinner House
There's fried chicken and chicken fried steak, so the choices are simple. Everything is served family-style and the sides are every bit as delicious as the entrees. Find the original Roanoke location at 104 N. Oak St., 76262.
10. Anything meaty from Hard Eight BBQ
This family-owned and operated business really knows how to please its barbecue fans. Pit masters serve you your choice of food straight from the fire. Fan favorites are the brisket, hand cut ribeye, and pork chop, so essentially anything served here is worthy enough to be called a Texas winner. The restaurant is located at 688 Freeport Parkway in Coppell, 76019.
What delectable choices do you think are worthy of our Texas pride? Post your faves in the comments!