100 Favorite Dishes, No. 91: Devils On Horseback At The Chesterfield
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 worried I wouldn't be able to include this dish in our 100 Favorites list since Michael Ehlert, the chef responsible for the plate, recently flew the coop. I just called The Chesterfield, though, and the devils on horseback remain on the menu.
Don't order these alone; you'll miss the whole point. Ask the bartender to mix you up an Old Fashioned while you wait on your bacon-wrapped, cheese-stuffed dates. The ash and oak in the bourbon featured in your cocktail will draw out the smoky flavors in the bacon while the sweetness of dates and the tang of blue cheese finish the flavor profile that makes the most compelling food and cocktail pairing I've had since coming to Dallas.
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