100 Favorite Dishes, No. 96: Elotes: Everywhere
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'm not going to spend a second trying to point out Dallas' best Elotes rendition; the Mexican street food's greatness is derived partly from its ubiquity.
That it's a perfect dish helps, too. Warm, sweet corn hit with mayo and sour cream for body, dried cheese for umami and salt, and lime and hot sauce for acid, make for a balanced and compelling flavor profile. Whether you like the sexed up version served at Velvet Taco or prefer yours from a tired cart in a Styrofoam cup, you should thank the gods that elotes are available everywhere.