100 Favorite Dishes, No. 75: Pepper Bomb At Goodfriend

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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 wonder if I'd known what was about to happen if I would still have eaten that Trinidad scorpion chili. I'm talking about a long-term impact on my perception of spiciness, not the endorphin waves, sweating and labored breathing that subsided after 10 minutes or so. I feel like I've been permanently recalibrated in a blue pill, red pill moment I can't undo. I've become a hot head. Which is why we're looking at Goodfriend's pepper bomb for our hundred favorite dishes.

The mix of serranos, habaneros and Thai bird chilies packs wicked heat, but it's nothing once you've tangoed with the Trinidad. And if flaming lips are not your thing, that's OK. You don't have to jump down the rabbit hole. There are other burgers on the menu that make use of the same great beef. There's a great beer list, too.

Hungry for more? Check back every morning for another dish, and download our Best Of App for Android and iPhone for more picks on the go.


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
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
No. 87: The Brisket at Pecan Lodge
No. 86: The Roast Chicken At Bolsa
No. 85: Chicken-Fried Egg at Union Bear
No. 84: Brisket Tacos At Manny's
No. 83: The Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes at Smoke
No. 82: The Oxtail Ragout at Central 214
No. 81: The Italian Beef At Jimmy's
No. 80: Pulled Whole Hog BBQ Eggs Benedict at Smoke
No. 79: Veal Cheeks At Bijoux
No. 78: Sweet Shrimp At Yutaka
No. 77: Pho At Lemongrass
No. 76: Shanghai Buns at Jeng Chi Dumpling House


Location Info

Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House

1154 Peavy Road, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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CitizenKane
CitizenKane

I tired quickly on Goodfriend.  For a number of reasons.  1.  Menu is very limited. 2.  Parking sucks 3.  They charge for anything xtra.  And I mean anything.  I asked for an onion slice for my burger, BAM, added $0.50 to the tab. 4.  Evening crowds are predictibly obnoxious families (with kids).  Latecomers to East Dallas who really want to be living west of 75. Off Site Kitchen is far far superior.

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