Five Dallas Dishes to Keep You Warm During This Week's Terrible Cold Snap

Categories: Best Of Dallas

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Catherine Downes
What the? Unless you were sequestered your apartment with blankets over the windows, you had to notice it was 80 degrees at one point this weekend. Birds were singing, tree blossoms exploded, and baby deer were frolicking with rabbits along Turtle Creek, trying to remember where they parked their car the night before.

Yet last night sleet turned Stemmons Freeway into a bobsled track for cars, and now low temperatures are expected to remain close to freezing the rest of the week, squashing your plans to box up your sweaters for the season. But don't be glum: Spring can't be that far off, and when it does come you'll lose your excuse to hunker down with these cold weather faves.

Monkey King Noodle Company (pictured above)
Dan Dan noodles, soup dumplings and beef noodle soup -- any of these could crush your sad wintery feelings, but order all three and you'll be warm until spring finally arrives. Monkey King combines big, bold flavors with hand-crafted techniques to deliver some of the best Chinese street food to be had in Dallas.

*****

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Pho Pasteur
A super bowl of pho at Pho Pasteur delivers an epic quantity of soup. The broth is already steaming hot when it arrives, but you can make it hotter with a measure of sriracha sauce and a few slices of fresh jalapeño. With just one sip your mouth will be aglow, and the rest of you won't be too far behind.

Location Info

20 Feet Seafood Joint

1160 Peavy Road, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Carbone's Fine Food and Wine

4208 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Local Oak

409 N Zang Blvd, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Monkey King Noodle Co.

3014 Main St, Dallas / Fort Worth, TX

Category: Restaurant

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18 comments
scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

Pick 2 Pho randomly.  Gee, you should have gone for food type. 

J_A_
J_A_

I love you Scott! Best list ever.

kaneda99x
kaneda99x

Go try the new pho yen phi in coppell....pho is made by a mother of 5 from danang vietnam!! You wont be disappointed.

Greg820
Greg820

Those Soup Dumplings are a mouth watering, soul-warming, orgazmatron kind of dish!

cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

There damn sure better have been chili on that list. And I note I do not see even one bean in that bowl. 

cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz No way. There are only two beans acceptable to accompany chili and neither belong in the pot with them; the pinto and the Anasazi bean. Black beans are ok if you like them, but I'll pass on them with chili. Kudos for not saying kidney beans, I have yet to eat one that did not taste like pithy pellets. 

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@cactusflinthead @Myrna.Minkoff-Katzyou expose your ignorance if you think kidney beans taste any sort of way--I suggest you don't know the first thing about cooking beans--red beans and rice is commonly made with red beans.  If you've never had good Louisiana Red Beans and Rice, you can't call yourself a Texan. 

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@cactusflinthead  I don't require beans in chili.  I just like them better.  Black beans only, though.  I despise kidney beans, yuck.

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