100 Favorite Dishes, No. 85: Chicken-Fried Egg at Union Bear

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Sara Kerens
To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me.

Union Bear's beer list is a reason to go all on its own, but its chicken-fried egg is one hell of a bonus once you get there. With a salty, crunchy exterior, wrapped around a tender egg white, wrapped around a oozing orange yolk, this number owes as much to its sourcing as it does to the chef that handles the dish.

Yellow Prairie Farm in Caldwell supplies the eggs (you can buy similar ovums at Urban Acres in Oak Cliff), and the kitchen consistently turns out golden gushers. My only problem with the item is that it's only offered on the side of a Caesar salad. Imagine a chicken-fried egg BLT and then keep dreaming. That egg would work on anything.

Hungry for more? Check back every morning for another dish, and download our Best Of App for Android and iPhone for more picks on the go.


No. 100: The Cleaver and Block Burger at NHS Tavern
No. 99: The Bone Marrow at the Meddlesome Moth
No. 98: Arepas at Zaguan Latin Cafe
No. 97: Jalapeno Poppers at City Tavern
No. 96: Elotes: Everywhere
No. 95: Dan-Dan Noodles at Royal China
No. 94: Smoked Ham Mac and Cheese at The Porch
No. 93: Chicken and Waffles at Jonathon's Oak Cliff
100 Favorite Dishes, No. 92: Regina Margherita At Cane Rosso
No. 91: Devils On Horseback At The Chesterfield
No. 90: Ginger Soy Baby Back Ribs at Tei Tei Robata
100 Favorite Dishes, No. 89: Croissants From Rush Patisserie
100 Favorite Dishes, No. 88: The Reuben At The Cock & Bull
100 Favorite Dishes, No. 87: The Brisket at Pecan Lodge
100 Favorite Dishes, No. 86: The Roast Chicken At Bolsa

Location Info

Union Bear - CLOSED

3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant


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6 comments
Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

More fried stuff?  Ya'll have to get over this fried business.  The egg should either be baked in a quiche, or folded into an omelet.  That's it, I'm going to deep fry a can of tuna......and make a million bucks!  Fried plates?  Fried donkey balls?  Fried gerbil tonsils with an encrusted creme sauce. 

Again, the best thing to eat at the fair is the parm sub in the cooler. 

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Dear Scott,    Is this a "share plate"?  The one that is SO popular with house frau's, and trendy yuppie types.  What goes well with a "share plate" you ask:

-wine-bored frau's-yuppie moxey-an innate ideal to be attracted to trends, whether they are reasonable, or not-dumb tv show about rich, plastic surgery laden, aging housewives, or a Kardashian

Trevor Talbert
Trevor Talbert

lol appropriate username...

Agreed though, would make a great appetizer too.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

No, I have full blown retard in me-why?  Don't like my post(s)......maybe you can just follow like everyone else.  Because that ALWAYS works well Carl.  Kerg's laughing "ahhhhhahhahhahhhah hhah ahah!". 

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