Every dining critic has fielded the same question. “Which is the best restaurant in town?” For me, it’s a tough question. If I’m dining on my own dime, I have a favorite Tex-Mex restaurant and a favorite Thai spot. The same goes for other ethnic restaurants, burger joints, and barbecue shacks. So when someone asks me to name the best restaurant in Dallas, I usually dodge the question. But, here, I’ve decided to answer it. After I made my top pick, I added another 99 to make it a good, round number.

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