Discover Dallas: Foodie Edition
The Lone Star State does everything big, and food is no exception. In addition to cultural centers, sports attractions and impressive architecture, Dallas is now home to a burgeoning foodie scene that makes a visit worthwhile. Whether you’re on a cross country #AmtrakAdventure or taking a day trip from your hometown, hop on the Texas Eagle and arrive in style to these good eats deep in the heart of Texas:
- Five Sixty: With pork belly tacos and crispy Texas quail, start your culinary tour on a high note with a visit to this swanky Wolfgang Puck stop known for its fancy fare and stunning views of the Dallas sky line. This Asian-fusion restaurant features a full sushi menu and award-winning French desserts. Bon appetit, y’all.
- Meshack’s Bar-Be-Que Shack: From high class to low country, the next stop on our foodie tour is this roadside BBQ favorite that serves up perfectly smoked beef and ribs glazed with a secret sauce that’s sure to impress. You have to yell your order through the shack’s window, but the lack of fine linen isn’t a problem when you tuck into the melt-in-your-mouth meat.
- Pho Is For Lovers: Texas is home to a diverse array of cultural flavors from around the world, and Vietnam is no exception. Stop by this local favorite to sample the famous aromatic Pho that’s simmered for 12 hours, or a perfectly sliced Bahn Mi sandwich on a toasty baguette with zesty cilantro.
- Pepe’s and Mito’s Mexican Cafe: Purveyors of fine Mex-Tex (not Tex-Mex, they adamantly proclaim), this local cafe puts the focus on south-of-the-border flavors and favorites such as perfectly battered chile rellenos and cinnamon-dusted sopasillas.
- Company Cafe: Brunch is a must at this cafe that focuses on fresh, farm-to-table dishes like The Paleo Bowl which helps keep your waistline in check. But if you’re in a “calories don’t count on vacation” mindset, you’ll definitely want to order the Johnny Rooster featuring fried chicken atop pancakes slathered with jalapeno marmalade.
You’re full of good eats, but what about some sights in the Big D? Check out the Old Red Museum, a former courthouse and current historical hot spot for all things Dallas. Head over to the Dallas Museum of Art and check out everything from classical treasures to modern art installations. If you’re in town Sept. 30-Oct. 23, you’re in luck. The Texas State Fair is about as epic as state fairs get, with every fried things on a stick you can imagine!
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