100 Favorite Dishes, No. 89: Croissants From Rush Patisserie
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.
I was surprised it took me so long to find these, considering they're offered just up the street at Oak Lawn Coffee. Croissants are hard business, taking many turns (the folding of butter into dough to form layers) at just the right temperature, and baking just so so those stratifications become airy layers of perfectly cooked pastry.
Rush Patisserie nails the perfect croissant on all counts. It's light and airy, tastes of rich butter and is cooked aggressively to a deep mahogany brown. What's better is you can get them a number of places. Try the original location in Oak Cliff if you want to meet Samantha Rush, the woman behind Dallas' best croissants, or Drip Coffee on Lovers Lane near the tollway.
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