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119 Reasons Why We Love Dallas – No. 115


Because we embrace home-grown restaurants

People always talk about what a great restaurant town Las Vegas is, because every New York big-concept eatery opens and succeeds there. Really? That’s a great restaurant town’s m.o.? We don’t think so. We demand more than a high-profile name and a glitzy opening. That’s why so many flashy dining options (think N9NE, Nove, and Il Mulino) here have failed. We do embrace quality, though, and we take care of those high-profile chefs who provide tremendous food and who clearly love the city. Stephan Pyles, Dean Fearing, Kent Rathbun, Avner Samuel, Sharon Hage, Graham Dodds, dozens more—these are the people who reward us with wonderful food, simply and lovingly prepared, and we in turn give them our business. It’s why we’re a great restaurant town.