New York Times Food Critic Needs Your Help With Local Scene

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Dallas is about to get scrutinized by one of the nation's leading dining critics.

In a call put out via Twitter this morning, the New York Times' chief restaurant critic Sam Sifton announced he was "Heading to Dallas" to "figure it out for those heading to Texas for Super Bowl."

Sifton's interests aren't purely gastronomical: In keeping with his reputation as a writer who lavishes as much attention on people as a previous generation of critics devoted to their plates, Sifton asked his nearly 37,000 followers for advice on "restos, food, sports, culture, etc."

Thus far, most of the suggestions have come in the first category: Helpful tweeps have steered Sifton to Screen Door, Bolsa, Craft, Sonny Bryan's (described as "not bad" and "the best we have to offer") and -- oddly, considering Sifton's hometown -- Jimmy's Food Store. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's John Kessler notched a vote for Tei-An.

What do you think? Where else should Sifton go?


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luniz
luniz

I bet he goes to mostly places that suck.

G_David
G_David

How about that little German restaurant in European Crossroads?

cp
cp

Gonna go there... Bob's Steak and Chop.

bjorn
bjorn

Brownstone (i know FW but still great), Tei An, Spiral Diner, Cosmic Cafe, Lemongrass and Bangkok City

Scagnettie
Scagnettie

York St, Cuba Libre, N9NE

Tootinramen
Tootinramen

Uh, York St? Been out of town Scagnettie?

MiF
MiF

T, duh, they are all closed.

MiF
MiF

Mia's and Ellerbe's Fine Foods.

And steer away from places like Joe T. Garcia's, just because people have been taking out of towners there for the last 100 years. I love the courtyard, but the food is nothing special.

Heykaren
Heykaren

Hattie's in the Bishop Arts District. Shrimp and grits or the Chicken and Waffles (brunch only). Best place in town.

Slippy
Slippy

Maple & Motor is very tasty... If he likes burgers... never been, but Nosh is getting good reviews from my friends... BBQ & TexMex is tough around here, because everyone likes a different place. For me, I love Sammys and Blue Goose (Tacos al Carbone, specifically)...

LM
LM

Smoke!!!!

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

If he's here Tuesday, he can meat (that's right) me at the Baby Back Shak. I have an appointment there with some ribs.

Colin
Colin

I'll throw in for Babes, Hibiscus and Lonesome Dove.

Scott DFW
Scott DFW

Any recommendation of Sonny Bryan's cannot be characterized as "helpful." If he's going to touch barbecue in Dallas, he should spend an hour or two on a private tour led by Daniel Vaughn of Full Custom Gospel BBQ (http://fcg-bbq.blogspot.com/).

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