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(with purple onion) salad. It contains no meat, no salad dressing —nothing cooked. How do you make a salad without dressing taste good? By smothering the chopped kale and crisp onion with creamy, squished-up fresh avocado. It’s pitched to people on the stringent “raw food” diet, but for anyone’s menu, it’s a light, refreshing, healthy bowl o’ green. All locations, Best Eats After 2 a.m. ZAlAt Best Eats After 2 a.m. Zalat For all that Dallas’ dining scene does well, late-night food service is not a strong point. Beyond the usual pancake joints and freeway greasy spoons, there isn’t much to pick from for eats after last call. When Zalat opened this spring, that changed. Five nights a week — Wednesday through Sunday — the New York-style pizza joint will serve you a pie as late as 4 a.m. The pizza, especially the creative and delicious Reuben, is way better than it should be for an after-midnight nosh. Worth staying out late for. 2519 N. Fitzhugh Ave., 469-573-2007, | Contents | the thread | Unfair Park | sChUtze | featUre | night+day | CUltUre | Movies | stage | dish | MUsiC | Classified | SHOPPING/SERVICES Best Brunch Abomination Easy Slider’s Glazed & Confused In most cases, the idea of doughnut as sand-wich roll is overwhelming. It’s a gimmick, trotted out by the likes of minor league baseball teams trying to kill you with a full-size Krispy Kreme double cheeseburger. Easy Slider, with a little help from Deep El-lum’s Glazed Donut Works, takes advantage of its staple’s diminutive size to make a sweet, savory concoction of beef, cheese, ba-con and doughnut that falls deliciously short of being a gut bomb. It’s available from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, when the Easy Slider truck can be found at the Doublewide in Deep Ellum. 3510 Commerce St., 214-668-1910, Best Fort Worth Import Rodeo Goat CULTURE/PEOPLE | Best Pimento Cheese Best Hangover Cure The Ol’ Number 7 at Norma’s Sandwich Cold Beer Co. Cold Beer Co.’s pimento cheese bears no re-semblance to the neon orange stuff your grandmother used to keep a tub of in the fridge. It’s a decadent combination of Gouda, cheddar, mayo and just a hint of jalapeño. Topped with bacon and spread between two pieces of sourdough, it makes a sandwich you’ll tell your grandkids about. 3600 Main St., 214-370-9301, Kathy Tran Two biscuits smothered in gravy, three scrambled eggs, hash browns and melted cheddar cheese topped with sausage, bacon, jalapeños and tomatoes. That’s Norma’s Ol’ Number 7. A giant, dense, gooey mess that will take care of the physical ramifications of whatever horrible things you drank last night. It won’t help with your paleo diet, but it sure does help heal a hangover. 1123 W. Davis St., 214-946-4711, Fort Worth’s top contender for the North Texas burger throne proved itself in 2015 as its second outpost took up residence in the Dallas Design District. The Rodeo Goat fea-tures a burger named after our mayor — the Irish whiskey cheddar-and candied bacon-topped “Mike Rawlings” — and brought the Fort Worth original’s Goat Balls along for good measure. Ignore the rude name, the goat cheese-stuffed beignets are little wads of cheesy goodness. Every bite of the half-cho-rizo Chaca Oaxaca burger is an adventure into spicy meat happiness. 1926 Market Center Blvd., 214-741-4628, SPORTS/RECREACTION | NIGHTLIFE/MUSIC | FOOD/DRINK | DALLAS OBSERVER DALLAS OBSERVER M onth XX–M onth XX, 2014 S EPTEMBER 24-30, 2015 80 11

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