100 Favorite Dishes, No. 87: The Brisket at Pecan Lodge
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.
My first Texas brisket was eye opening. Back in DC, there were a few barbecue places that did an OK job. (Or so I thought.) Besides, brisket is comprised of nothing more than salt, pepper, heat, smoke and beef. How much variation can there be?
Apparently a lot. I was blown away how the fat in Pecan Lodge's meat melted away in my mouth and how those simple ingredients came together to create something so much greater than the sum of their parts. Brisket will never be the same to me again.
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
No. 89: Croissants From Rush Patisserie
No. 88: The Reuben At The Cock & Bull