Hound from Minnesota coming back to DFW -- Thursday and Friday afternoons/evenings open. I think this is about trip #4 or 5 and I'm looking to end my string of subpar chow luck in DFW (you can search for MSPD on your board and find the summaries if you're a glutton for punishment or have absolutely no life).
I apologize for the lack of specifics and research...this trip came up on short notice. But...
1. Steer me to something that DFW is good at. What are the one or two lower-budget cuisines which stand out? Tex Mex?
2. In briefly updating my reading at dallasfood.org (thanks Scott) I saw mention of Soul Food, especially Scott's mention of "mom and pop soul food places in South Dallas". Is this *really* worth exploring? We are seriously lacking in soul food and (obviously) "southern" cooking up here. I really love that stuff. I'll sample 3 or 4 places if they are in close proximity. I'll even be the guinea pig for places you've been dying to try. As long as it's unique.
3. Any other hidden, rundown looking, secret stuff? (The best food I've had so far in DFW was the van/taqueria experience I had off Harry Hines Blvd).
4. A few posts mention brisket tacos. I love brisket. I love tacos. This may be a way for me to break the bad luck. Where are the best brisket tacos?
I'm intentionally leaving off location. I'm driving 18 hours to get to DFW, so I'm willing to go 30 more minutes from my hotel in Las Colinas to wherever, as long as I'll be rewarded with great chow. I actually like to use food as an excuse to get away from where I'm staying. (I am, however, angry that once again, I won't have time to continue on to Austin/Lockhart/etc. for the BBQ journey. Maybe later in the year.)
Thanks in advance. I always enjoy reading your board and I promise to report back.