steak_04 (clockwise from top left) Master sommelier Barbara Werley, chocolate toffee turtle pie, and the porterhouse at Pappas Bros. photography by Kevin Marple

7. Great Steaks: We'd bet this ranking of the city's best purveyors of meat is the one most often used by out-of-towners. They're coming to Texas, so they sure as hell want to get themselves a big juicy slab of beef to brag about to the folks back home. In this specific case, what happens in Dallas need not stay in Dallas.