Another month has come and gone… time to share a few of my favorite Dallas eats that I experienced in April!
WOW Donuts and Drips
If you live in Plano and haven’t stopped by WOW, I have one word for you… “WOW!” 😉
If you don’t live within 15 minutes of this Plano donut and coffee shop, I’ll cut you a little slack if you haven’t made it by. But regardless of your location, it’s worth the trip. I took a trip down memory lane with the “Dirt and Worms” donut… and got my fruit fix with the “Strawberry Shortcake” donut. This non-coffee loving girl even slurped down her iced coffee in all of an hour. It was good, my bad! If you aren’t into the coffee part, the fresh lemonade flavors are sure to hit the spot.
Be prepared to spend a lil’ bit more than you would to pick up donuts at the gas station… but they are more than a lil’ bit better.
18th and Vine
If you’re looking for a taste of real BBQ (and by real, yes, I do mean KC style), you must check out 18th and Vine. From the meat plates to the fried okra, you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu. I never would have guessed I’d find a place that was this good in the middle of Dallas.
And this is all coming from a girl who grew up on Kansas City style bbq.
Smithy might have become my favorite new Knox Henderson spot, all thanks to Sarah. The decor is chic, the drinks are colorful (and strong) and the food is to die for. I’m not sure which part of our meal was my favorite… but we’ll just mark it up as an overall WIN.
Pretty sure I’m the last person to this party… but Arepa is one tasty fast casual spot. They have everything from Arepas, salads, alcohol pops, to sweet potato fries and more. My favorite Arepa treat is easily the (non-pictured) Brownie Cheesecake pop. Holy. Taste. Buds. My mind was blown. I could sure go for this brisket with a side of salad again… But I think on my next visit to Arepa, I’ll have to try the tacos!
Haywire has been open for a bit, but the rooftop is open now and it’s game over. You have the perfect view of Box Garden, a bar feet away from you at all times and tacos that will leave you drooling. Not to mention the sliders, also 10/10. I’m hoping that the fans will keep the rooftop easy and breezy all summer long, because this is a spot I wouldn’t mind posting up at on a Saturday.
The much anticipated Box Garden is finally open! Live music and strong drinks, a great atmosphere… and in the middle of one of the hottest suburban spots. Now that I love a bit more north, Box Garden could become one of my favorite spots. I have yet to try the food… but if it’s anything like the drinks, we’re all in for a treat.
RaceTrac Grab & Go Pizza
Who would have guessed that RaceTrac would become one of my favorite places to pick up pizza in Dallas? I can’t decided which I like more… the Buffalo Chicken Pizza or the Meat Lovers Pizza. How about you go try both and let me know what you like better? Better hurry though, Buffalo is a limited time only special.
Otto’s Coffee at The Adolphus Hotel
THE CUTEST COFFEE SHOP THERE EVER WAS. I can’t tell you what to order, because everything was great. But then again, I’m a sucker for chocolate croissants, so order those. Be sure to take in the beauty of downtown before you go in for your coffee. If you haven’t had the chance to go to The Adolphus… take a few minutes to explore. The vibes are some of my favorite in all of Dallas. There are numerous gems to take note of: City Hall Bistro, The French Room and Ottos are just a few of my favorites.
Pie Tap Pizza Workshop
Pie Tap Pizza Workshop is located in the Knox-Henderson area, as well as Design District. Although I have only been in once- my life was changed. The pizza was crispy just the way I like it (haters gon hate). The service was a tad on the slow side, but nothing crazy considering I went right at the peak of lunch hour.
Harlowe MXM is in the heart of Deep Ellum. This melty cheesy burger was worth every penny and every calorie (because you know there are a ton of those). I’ve had dreams about this burger, it was that damn good. Too bad I only got to eat half of it because Sarah and I were splitting our dinner after we ate ice-cream down the road.
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is a classic Dallas staple with multiple locations in the metroplex- we might have just Favor’ed this to the apartment though… Stop judging us, okay. Sometimes you don’t want to leave your house for chicken and fries!
Let’s be honest, DogHaus is probably the most unique spot I take my friends and family to. From their dogs to burgers to shakes, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.
My favorite part about these plates is the use of Hawaiian Dinner Rolls. It makes for a unique twist on a traditional bun- aka visually appealing and high on the taste-good scale.
Pro tip: go with a group of AT LEAST 3 people. Sharing is caring, my friends, especially when it comes to your meal at DogHaus. Do not, I repeat, do not order (and expect to be able to eat) one side per person. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…