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