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ALL GOOD CAFE Amer­i­can. Ev­ery­thing re­ally is all good at the All Good Café, a long­time lo­cal fa­vorite lo­cated in Deep El­lum. En­trées range from a Tex-Mex-in­fused break­fast menu to chicken fried steak. Check out the live mu­sic posters that have ac­cu­mu­lated in­side over the years. www. all­go­od­ 2934 Main St., 214.742.5362. BREAD WIN­NERS Amer­i­can. Bread Win­ners is the per­fect com­bi­na­tion of up­scale dining and a ca­sual, friendly at­mos­phere, of­fer­ing break­fast, lunch, din­ner and a fa­mous week­end brunch. Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions. www.bread­win­ner­ CAFÉ MO­MEN­TUM Amer­i­can. Chef Chad Houser (of Pa­rigi, a long­time lo­cal fa­vorite in the Oak Lawn neigh­bor­hood) founded non­profit restau­rant Café Mo­men­tum across from Thanks-Giv­ing Square to pro­vide down­town din­ers with gourmet fare and also helps at-risk youth develop im­por­tant life skills through culi­nary train­ing. Café Mo­men­tum is open for din­ner Thurs­day through Satur­day. Reser­va­tions are rec­om­mended. www.cafemo­men­ 1510 Pa­cific Ave., 214.303.1234. CAFE R&D Amer­i­can. Cafe R&D is the sis­ter of Hous­ton’s, lo­cated just across the street. For starters, check out the Hand-Cut Fries or the Dip Duo, fea­tur­ing a tasty mix of gua­camole and queso. The “West of Paris” Roasted Chicken with tab­bouleh is a star en­trée. 8300 Pre­ston Cen­ter Plz., 214.890.7900. CINDI’S NEW YORK DEL­I­CATESSEN & BAK­ERY Amer­i­can. Cindi’s Deli is a taste of the Big Ap­ple in Big D, and the menu runs the gamut. From but­ter­milk pan­cakes, Den­ver omelettes and chicken-fried steaks to Ger­man-style crepes, cheese blintzes, latkes and reubens, Cindi’s has it all. Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions. www.cindis­ny­ ELLEN’S SOUTH­ERN KITCHEN Amer­i­can. Clas­sic dishes made with only the fresh­est in­gre­di­ents make up the menu at Ellen’s. Dive into the An­gus bistro filet, Texas cat­fish, black­ened sal­mon filet, but­ter­milk fried chicken or Ca­jun shrimp & grits. www.el­lenssouth­ 1718 N. Mar­ket St., 469.206.3339. ELLERBE FINE FOODS Amer­i­can. Find a farm-totable ap­proach to South­ern-in­spired Amer­i­can dining at Ellerbe Fine Foods, with en­trées like Braised Rab­bit Pap­pardelle and Grilled Air­line Pheas­ant served amid con­tem­po­rary am­biance in what was once an old gas sta­tion. www. eller­be­fine­ 1501 W. Mag­no­lia Ave., Fort Worth, 817.926.3663. FEAR­ING’S RESTAU­RANT Amer­i­can. Chef Dean Fear­ing serves up note­wor­thy dishes such as a maple-black pep­per­corn-soaked buf­falo ten­der­loin at his name­sake restau­rant, lo­cated in The Ritz­Carl­ton. Other must-tries in­clude the bar­be­cued shrimp tacos and the Dublin Dr Pep­per Braised short ribs. www.fear­ingsrestau­ 2121 McKin­ney Ave., 214.922.4848. GAR­DEN CAFE Amer­i­can. Founded by an at­tor­ney with a green thumb, this quaint East Dal­las eatery serves break­fast and lunch, pri­mar­ily usng pro­duce grown in the gar­den be­hind the restau­rant. Have a cup of tea and en­joy the gin­ger­bread pan­cakes. www.gar­den­ 5310 Ju­nius St., 214.887.8330. HG SPLY CO. Amer­i­can. At HG, which pays homage to all things hunted and gath­ered, the menu stars bold fla­vors and high-qual­ity in­gre­di­ents, and the experience is ac­com­pa­nied by an un­ob­structed sky­line view from the rooftop. 2008 Greenville Ave., 469.334.0896. LOVE SHACK Amer­i­can. Chef Tim Love’s unas­sum­ing burger joint in the Fort Worth Stock­yards serves up burg­ers made from meat ground fresh daily as well as old fash­ioned shakes and more. www.shakey­ourlove­ 110 E. Ex­change Ave., Fort Worth, 817.740.8812. LUCILE’S STATESIDE BISTRO  Amer­i­can. This pop­u­lar bistro draws in vis­i­tors thanks to its friendly am­biance and su­perb food. Fa­vorites in­clude piz­zas that are baked in the wood-fired oven, fried green toma­toes and herb-roasted chicken.­ci­lesstateside­ 4700 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.738.4761. MAX’S WINE DIVE New Amer­i­can. “Fried Chicken and Cham­pagne?” Why not at Max’s Wine Dive?

Delve into gourmet com­fort food, paired with a se­lec­tion from the ex­ten­sive wine list. Hanker­ing for Sun­day brunch? Try the South­ern fried-chicken with red vel­vet pan­cakes, and don’t for­get the mi­mosas. Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions. www.maxswine­ MEDDLESOME MOTH Eclec­tic. Touted as the finest gas­tropub in Dal­las, Meddlesome Moth serves gourmet fare in a ca­sual, pub-like at­mos­phere. With more than 120 beers from which to choose and plates that make din­ers’ mouths wa­ter (think lamb meat pie, steak-frites and five-spice pork belly), Meddlesome Moth is a great choice. www. moth­ 1621 Oak Lawn Ave., 214.628.7900. ODDFELLOWS Amer­i­can. This award-win­ning cafe serves up some of the best mac­a­roni and cheese ever cre­ated, fol­lowed by its pop­u­lar fried chicken and waf­fles. But that’s not all; the ‘Fel­lows’ are known for their de­li­ciously-fla­vored, hand-crafted, Fair Trade cof­fee that seems to keep vis­i­tors com­ing back for more. Serv­ing de­lec­ta­ble break­fast, brunch, lunch and din­ner. www.odd­fel­lows­dal­ 316 7th St., 214.944.5958. OL’ SOUTH PAN­CAKE HOUSE Amer­i­can. For­get IHOP; this lo­cal break­fast spot is a Fort Worth gem, serv­ing melt-in-your-mouth flap­jacks and more 24 hours a day. www.ol­south­pan­cake­ 1509 S Univer­sity Drive, Fort Worth, 817.336.0311. OLD CHICAGO PIZZA & TAPROOM Amer­i­can. Head to Old Chicago for en­joy pizza, pani­nis, sal­ads and more in a ca­sual, fam­ily-friendly set­ting. With 60-inch HDTVs, 36 beer se­lec­tions on tap and daily drink spe­cials, this Mock­ing­bird Sta­tion pizza pur­veyor is also an ideal place to en­joy the big game. www.old­­ca­tions/dal­las­mock­ing­bird-sta­tion. 5319 E. Mock­ing­bird Sta­tion, Ste. 100, 214.821.5700; 8933 North Fwy., Fort Worth, 817.847.7170. THE PORCH Amer­i­can. The friendly, re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment earned the Porch its name. Any­one with an ap­petite should stop in for a bite. Amer­i­can clas­sics range from the good old-fash­ioned cheese­burger to the Porch salad. There’s al­ways room on the Porch. www.the­p­orchrestau­ 2916 N. Hen­der­son, 214.828.2916. PUB­LIC SCHOOL 214 Amer­i­can. The ed­u­ca­tion theme at Pub­lic School 214 would seem gim­micky if the food and drink weren’t so darn good, and the servers so knowl­edge­able about both. Drop by for “re­cess” (happy hour) or leave with “home­work” (left­overs), but either way or­der the mac and cheese, topped with salt-and-vine­gar potato chips. Ex­tra credit if you try a new beer from the im­pres­sive, ro­tat­ing draft list. www.pson­ 3700 McKin­ney Ave., 214.599.6234. RAPSCALLION Amer­i­can. From the team that brought con­tem­po­rary French restau­rant Boule­vardier to the Bishop Arts District, Rapscallion is a con­tem­po­rary neigh­bor­hood bistro on trendy Lower Greenville Avenue. The cre­ative gourmet menu, in­fused with lo­cally grown in­gre­di­ents and a dash of South­ern com­fort, in­cludes a ro­tat­ing oys­ter se­lec­tion, a scratch-made mezze plate and a heap­ing plate of Nashville-style fried chicken. www.dal­las­rap­scal­ 2023 Greenville Ave., 469.291.5660. REM­EDY Amer­i­can. Rem­edy is the mod­ern ver­sion of the old-school Amer­i­can soda foun­tain: a place where folks can gather and re­lax while im­bib­ing in top-qual­ity so­das, cock­tails, ice cream sun­daes and

Amer­i­can fare. The desserts and drinks are just as im­por­tant as the food, with the in­gre­di­ents for all tak­ing cen­ter stage. www.rem­e­dy­dal­ 2010 Greenville Ave., 469.294.4012. THE SE­COND FLOOR Amer­i­can. Scott and Gina Got­tlich, of ac­claimed restau­rant Bi­joux, have cre­ated a well-cu­rated menu of up­dated clas­sics at The Se­cond Floor, lo­cated just where you think it is within the Westin Gal­le­ria Dal­las, in ad­di­tion to boast­ing the largest Scotch col­lec­tion in Dal­las. www.thesec­ond­floor­restau­ 13340 Dal­las Pkwy., 972.450.2978. SIMPLY FON­DUE Amer­i­can. A fun and ca­sual place per­fect for a night out with friends, Simply Fon­due of­fers, of course, fon­due like aged whiskey ched­dar and Wis­con­sin sharp ched­dar, with an as­sort­ment of meats like ten­der­loin, chicken, sausage, and un­ex­pected op­tions such as wild boar, bi­son, quail and duck. Don’t for­get dessert. www.sim­ply­fon­due­fort­ 111 W. 4th St., Fort Worth, 817.348.0633. SISSY’S SOUTH­ERN KITCHEN + BAR Amer­i­can. Gourmet culi­nary tal­ent meets tra­di­tional South­ern cui­sine at this eatery in the heart of Dal­las. Cus­tomers flock here of­ten, pin­ing away for their ten­derly sweet crab cakes, crispy chile-fried Gulf oys­ters and their pop­u­lar and beloved fried chicken. www. sis­sys­south­ 2929 N. Hen­der­son Ave., 214.827.9900. SPI­RAL DINER Veg­e­tar­ian. Ve­g­ans and veg­e­tar­i­ans alike fre­quent this ve­gan café, where the menu is filled with ve­gan treats rang­ing from faux-bar­be­cue sand­wiches and pasta to a whole case of baked goods. Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions. www.spi­ 1101 N. Beck­ley Ave., 214.948.4747; 1314 W. Mag­no­lia Ave., Fort Worth, 817.332.8834. ST. PETE’S DANC­ING MARLIN Amer­i­can. Pas­tas, pizza and more served on white table­cloths en­able this lo­cal Deep El­lum restau­rant to suc­cess­fully main­tain a spe­cial com­bi­na­tion of ca­sual com­fort and class. www.danc­ing­mar­ 2730 Com­merce St., 214.698.1511. STAM­PEDE 66 South­west­ern. Stephan Pyles, the first per­son in the South­west to re­ceive the cov­eted James Beard Award for Best Chef in 1991, cre­ates time-tested recipes from his fam­ily’s Philips 66 truck-stop diner com­bined with his sig­na­ture South­west­ern twists at down­town’s Stam­pede 66. There’s fried chicken, chicken-fried buf­falo and bowls of red (that’s chili to any non-Tex­ans) on the menu, all with fla­vor as big as Texas. www.stam­ 1717 McKin­ney Ave., 214.550.6966. TABLE 13 Amer­i­can. Step back in time with this swanky sup­per­club, where the mar­ti­nis are strong, the singers are croon­ing and the Steak Diane is per­fectly seared. www.ta­ble13ad­di­ 4812 Belt Line Road, Ad­di­son 972.789.9558. TWISTED ROOT BURGER CO. Amer­i­can. Founded by three chefs who were sick of the same ol’, same ol’, this burger joint serves hand-rolled meat pat­ties, hand-cut french fries, home­made ice cream, root beer — even ketchup and mus­tard. Did we men­tion it’s all home­made? Mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions. www.twist­e­d­root­burg­ UN­CLE UBER’S SAM­MICH SHOP Sand­wiches. With home­made recipes and one of the city’s best burg­ers, Un­cle Uber’s serves up some of DFW’s most de­li­cious sand­wiches. This ca­sual neigh­bor­hood spot sweet­ens the deal with lo­cally made ice cream, a va­ri­ety of mi­cro­brews and a menu to

please both car­ni­vores and veg­e­tar­i­ans. www. un­cleu­ 2713 Com­merce St., 214.653.8237. WHISKEY CAKE KITCHEN + BAR . With its South­ern-in­spired gourmet menu (think lo­cal goat cheese fon­due, house-cured beef jerky and fried green toma­toes), a full-ser­vice bar fea­tur­ing its sig­na­ture whiskey cock­tails and a killer brunch, this restau­rant and bar in Plano of­fers tasty Texas hos­pi­tal­ity in a con­tem­po­rary yet ca­sual set­ting. 3601 Dal­las Pkwy., Plano, 972.993.2253.

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