Somebody Help This Poor Boss Out By Building the Perfect Eating Day

Here’s an email I received this afternoon. Let’s help this guy out:

Hi D folks. I see that people send you questions, so I thought I’d give it a try. I’m trying to hire this guy from another city.  The company is flying him in for a final interview next week. I know he has other offers, so I want to sweeten the deal by showing him that Dallas has restaurants that will blow his mind. Problem is, we only get one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner with him before he flies out again. Where should we take him? It doesn’t need to be fancy. But it should make him say WOW! Even if it’s a taco joint. I want to show him what we do best. The office is pretty centrally located in town, so no neighborhood is off limits. Any ideas?

I love this question. Build your perfect eating day.


  • Food Lover

    Breakfast…Fuel City Taco’s
    Lunch…Stephan Pyles
    Dinner…Charlie Palmer

  • air

    Fuel City’s a good way to turn someone off to this town town and maybe even tacos in general.

    Breakfast: BBQ at Pecan Lodge (I’ve been to Snow’s at 8 AM, it’s perfectly reasonable to have BBQ early in the day)
    Lunch: Cane Rosso
    Dinner: lots of wiggle room here, I’d go Lucia or Tei An

  • Rob

    Dinner: Smoke

  • Breakfast- Tacos Y Mas
    Lunch- The Porch or Bolsa
    Dinner- Park, Mi Cocina, Javiers

  • Julien

    If you were hiring ME, I would love to go to:

    Breakfast: The Pearl Cup on Henderson
    Lunch: Mi Cocina HP Village
    Dinner: Stephan Pyles

  • Breakfast: Dragonfly at Zaza
    Lunch: Il Cane Rosso, Parigi or Stephen Pyles (I couldn’t choose!)
    Dinner: Tei An

  • Scott

    Breakfast – Eatzi’s
    Lunch – La Duni
    Mid Day snack – pizza at Cane Rosso
    Dinner – Abacus

  • m

    I love Scott’s list. Abacus could also be subbed with Tei An, Lucia, or Stephen Pyles. Take him to those and if he doesn’t oooh and aaah over all four of those, don’t hire him.

  • Downtownist

    Lunch – Bolsa, Il Cane Rosso, or Samar
    Dinner – Lucia, Te An, Il Cane Rosso, or Stephen Pyles

  • LJT

    Breakfast: Smoke
    Lunch: Bolsa
    Dinner: Lucia (if you can get in!)

  • Carol

    If I was to die, and I knew I would only get to eat in Dallas- I would have a hard time between these choices:

    Breakfast: Crossroads or The Mansion on Turtle Creek
    Lunch: Royal Thai, Hook, Line and Sinker, Zanata or Gloria’s.
    Dinner: Charlie Palmer or The Mansion on Turtle Creek.

  • Heather

    Breakfast: Oddfellows
    Lunch: Stephen Pyles
    Dinner: Fearing’s

  • TM

    Breakfast: Zaguan
    Lunch: Parigi or Salum
    Dinner: Nonna

  • JT

    Hard question. But Bolsa for lunch or dinner. Nosh for either too. Nonna for dinner. Neighborhood services and Park on Henderson for dinner. Hatties for breakfast.

  • N

    Who said you can’t do a scavenger hunt kind of dinner? Hit 4-5 of the best spots possible and spend the most time at #3 or 4. Dessert and last cocktails at #5.

    My choices would come from the following: Abacus, Tei An, Tei Tei, Nonna, The Mansion, Charlie Palmer, Cane Rosso, Hattie’s, and Local.

  • DFWFoodie

    Breakfast – this is tough…I don’t do a lot of breakfasts during the week aside from eatZis (which is phenom), so that would be my choice. That or some breakfast tacos at Fuel City!

    Definitely Bolsa for lunch – the atmosphere is great, and the foot is so good and fresh!

    Dinner – Fearing’s is overrated…sorry. Id say Stephen Pyles or Abacus (mmm lobster shooters)

  • cbs

    B-fast- Zaza (or breadwinner’s)- breakfast is weak but you need to talk
    Lunch- Fearing’s-
    Dinner- Al. B.’s or Abacus

    These are places deals are closed and power is wielded.