Eater national critic—and former DMN food critic—Bill Addison spent the past the past seven months dining in 28 American cities (and Montreal), in an attempt to determine the 38 essential American (and Montreal-ian) restaurants. Tei-An, the delicious, incomparable Arts District spot, made the list.
“If Dallas doesn’t rank as one of the country’s great bastions of Asian cuisines, North Texas food lovers nonetheless know that they have something special in Teiichi Sakurai,” Addison writes. (I quibble with the slight on Dallas’ Asian cuisine, though I guess it’s technically our suburbs that really shine.)
Other Texas spots include Franklin Barbecue in Austin, and Oxheart and Underbelly, both in Houston. Here’s the full list. I’ve only been to two; time to book some flights.