Doesn't look like this has been discussed yet, but in this morning's Dallas Morning News, critic Leslie Brenner listed some of "her favorite plates of 2009". In no particular order:
Twig and branch flatbread at Bolsa
Matsumae zuke soba at Tei An
Cochinita pibil tacos at Taquerias el Fuego (picture of this was "above the fold" on page 1)
Tres Vasos at Samar by Stephan Pyles
No.14 Pho at Pho Pasteur
Foie gras and chicken liver moose at Smoke
"My Mussels" at Park
Lotus-wrapped sticky rice at J.S. Chen's Dimsum and BBQ
Butternut squash tart with gingersnap crust at Ellerbe Fine Foods
I haven't had any of these dishes, but I really like el Fuego and Pho Pasteur. I've been meaning to try Bolsa, Smoke and J.S. Chen;s, so maybe I have some things to try when I go.
Any thoughts on her selections? Agree? Disagree?