100 Favorite Dishes: Brisket Sandwich at Maple & Motor
As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the cheap, but all are delicious to the extreme. Don't hesitate to share your own nominations in the comments. More of the dish's tasty details are after the jump.
No. 81 Brisket Sandwich at Maple & Motor
Buns that are toasted to the brink of burnt. Layer upon layer of thickly sliced brisket. An offensive amount of mayonnaise.
Topped off with shredded iceberg lettuce and wisps of tomato, all combining into possibly the most hedonistic sandwich in the city. Obviously, the brisket makes the dish. Because the meat is seared, each slice having a crispy outer layer of crust surrounding fatty, melt-in-your-mouth marbled beef. Too bad the bread isn't thick enough to contain all of the meat, making it quite the messy sandwich. But it's not like they don't warn you, as the menu reads, "This is not your daddy's barbecue sandwich."
Maple & Motor
4810 Maple Avenue
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No. 100: Oatmeal Pancakes at Legal Grounds
No. 99: Shanghai Buns at Jeng Chi Dumpling House
No. 98: Mashed Tater Parfait at Cowboy Chow
No. 97: Chicken and Waffles at Victor Tango's
No. 96: Colorado Lamb Osso Bucco at Hibiscus
No. 95: Flatbread Pizza at Dish
No. 94: First Chinese Barbecue in Richardson
No. 93: Elotes at Fuel City