Best of Dallas 2015 Guide : Page 71

Best Bakery BoulangeRie SHOPPING/SERVICES | Thank you to our Friends, Family and Fans, YOU ARE THE BEST! Best Steakhouse Hibiscus When Graham Dodds arrived at Hibiscus, the old-school steakhouse got an infusion of youth and integrity. The local food move-ment that’s guided Dodd’s cooking in several kitchens around Dallas upgraded the ingre-dient sourcing and his creative takes on clas-sic dishes brought a thoughtful update to much of the menu. Come here for a perfectly cooked, locally sourced steak. Sit at the bar if you’re feeling social — Hibiscus has one of the liveliest bar scenes on Henderson Ave-nue. You’ll also have access to one of the bet-ter whiskey selections in the city. 2927 N. Henderson Ave., 214-827-2927, Kathy Tran HOME TO THE BEST PATIO IN DALLAS, THE ORIGINAL COPIED BY MANY DUPLICATED BY NONE. CULTURE/PEOPLE wrong with a fizzy bottle of Topo Chico paired with your suadero, but an ice-cold cerveza is a taco’s perfect foil. El Come Taco also deals in tacos other taquerias can’t be bothered to serve. Grasshoppers, ant eggs and calf brains all may sound like a challenge, but they’re delicious. And with-out owner Luis Villalva, you wouldn’t have the opportunity to even try them here in Dallas. 2513 N. Fitzhugh Ave., 214-821-3738 3127 Routh Street • Dallas • (214) 468-0600 • | Haute wines at hooch prices. Whether you’re searching for wine from here in Texas, Napa, or all the way from Bordeaux, there’s a store around the corner with experts who can help you find that right bottle for any occasion. FOOD/DRINK Readers’ Pick: Fuel City | 801 S. Riverfront Blvd., 214-426-0011, NIGHTLIFE/MUSIC Best Tex-Mex Herrera’s It was a sad day when news broke that Herre-ra’s on Maple Avenue would close. Teary-eyed customers streamed out of the restaurant wondering where they’d go for their beloved sour cream enchiladas. Herre-ra’s had moved plenty of times, but this go around there was no new location on the ho-rizon. Now that the Tex-Mex restaurant is all settled in on Sylvan Avenue, it’s hard to un-derstand why anyone was ever concerned. Sour cream enchiladas abound, along with fa-jitas, refried beans and a list of combination plates that fills an entire page. The new res-taurant has a massive patio, an expansive din-ing room and the most charm since the very first Herrera’s occupied a tiny nine-table spot back in 1984. 3311 Sylvan Ave., 214-954-7180, Readers’ Pick: Bob’s Steak & Chop House Various locations, Best Sunday Brunch Boulevardier With plates like duck confit with farm eggs, and a massive burger, Boulevardier is also in the running for brunch most likely to induce an afternoon nap. Even the steak and eggs here features a 14-ounce rib eye, and the plates are always filling. But after a weekend of excess, some Sunday slumber is often just what the doctor ordered. Don’t pass up the cocktail list — consider it part of the medici-nal properties of a great brunch — and pre-pare to walk out the door with your mind set on spending some quality time with your couch. 408 N. Bishop Ave., No. 108, 214-942-1828, Best Thai Restaurant Sakhuu Kyla and Angel Phomsavanh might very well be the hardest-working couple in the entire restaurant industry. If their Thai restaurant Sakhuu is open, one or both of them are likely working inside, whether during lunch service, dinner service or the late eve-ning hours when the kitchen needs cleaning. The hard work pays off, though, with a staff that is just as diligent and an atmosphere that is so welcoming you may forget that you’re in a restaurant and not your imaginary Thai grandmother’s living room. Don’t start a meal without the stuffed chicken wings, a feat of culinary engineering that results in an addic-Readers’ Pick: Mattito’s 3102 Oak Lawn Ave., 214-526-8181, Best Taqueria El Come Taco Every few months something else seems to improve at this East Dallas taqueria, and if the killer paint job, stylish tables and mas-sive projection-screen TV weren’t enough, El Come Taco recently earned a license to sell alcohol. Not that there was anything / | SPORTS/RECREATION DALLAS OBSERVER S eptember 24-30, 2015 LOW PRICES /// EXPERT SERVICE /// GRAND SELECTION FIND ALL 13 DFW LOCATIONS AT GOODYGOODY.COM 71

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