Q de Cheval's Rex Turner: What This Town Needs is More Burgers

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Rex Turner
In part one of this week's Three Course Meal, we gave you a look at Rex Turner, executive chef at Q de Cheval, and his thoughts on the national food scene. In today's installment, the chef shares his views on the Dallas dining scene, the good, the bad, and the overcooked.

What are the five Dallas restaurants you go to most often?
My favorites would be Charlie Palmer at the Joule, Little Katana, Schwainese cuisine, Kenny's Wood Fired Grill and Whataburger.

What are some things the Dallas restaurant scene needs more of?
Mom and pop joints; burger restaurants with no wait. (I think 50 just opened last year.) And I'd really like to see some food trucks and some Peruvian restaurants.

What are five things the Dallas restaurant scene needs less of?
Valet parking, beautiful restaurants that have no soul and Texas-themed restaurants so that I have less competition.

What is the best of Dallas when it comes to restaurants?
Great chefs and people who know how to appreciate good food.

What is the worst of Dallas when it comes to restaurants?
Restaurants that don't have anything exciting or unique to offer. I'm not the biggest fan of chain restaurants.

If you could steal one dish off another Dallas chef's menu, what would it be?
Samir Dhurandhar's (Nick and Sam's) tuna tartare with peanut ponzu and jalapeño cotton candy.

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