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 The  40/40  list   for  2020: America's  hottest  startup  fast  casuals 

Feb. 3, 2020 | Dallas, TX  ( Local Favorite Restaurant Brands Taqueria La Ventana and Village Burger Bar are listed among America's hottest startup fast casual restaurants for 2020.


 dallas'  50  highest-rated  restaurants

Oct. 15, 2018 | Dallas, TX  ( This being the Lone Star State, Mexican and Southwestern restaurants were gravitated to the top of the list. Contenders also included other Dallas institutions like Mia’s Tex-Mex and Meso Maya, which had two locations among the top 50.


the  10  best  restaurants  in  all  of  dallas,  tx   

Oct. 1, 2018 | Dallas, TX  ( It wouldn't be right to have a list of restaurants in Dallas without including some of the best Mexican eateries in the whole country. If you're looking for something that offers traditional Mexican dishes in a slightly more upscale environment, along with some great cocktails, this is it.

el  fenix  celebrates  a  century  of  tex-mex  with  epic  100th  anniversary  party     

Sept. 13, 2018 | Dallas, TX  (  Very few restaurant concepts have the staying power to celebrate even a decade of service. This September, Dallas’ own El Fenix Mexican Restaurant is turning 100!


el  fenix  celebrates  100  years  as  cornerstone  of 

tex-mex  cuisine   

Sept. 13, 2018 | Dallas, TX  (  Thursday marks an important day in the rich culinary history of Texas, the 100th birthday of the nation's oldest Tex-Mex restaurant chain - El Fenix. Dallas City Council voted to rename a portion of Alamo Street near the restaurant. It will now be called Miguel Martinez Way in honor of the man who started it all. 

3  bites  of  el  fenix  history  on  the  Dallas  restaurant's  100th  birthday   

Sept. 12, 2018 | Dallas, TX  (  When Miguel "Mike" Martinez died in 1956, his legacy to Dallas was the gift of Tex-Mex. All these years later, his legacy endures. Today, El Fenix, the restaurant he opened in September 1918, turns 100 years old and anchors a $100 million restaurant portfolio.


10  best  burgers  in  plano 

July 2, 2018 | Plano, TX  (  This 1978 restaurant got its start on Lower Greenville, but it quickly became a staple throughout the entire Metroplex. Snuffer’s serves up true Texas flavors in bold specialty burgers. Don’t forget about the famous cheddar fries, which are arguably reason enough to swing by the West Plano restaurant. 

7  Restaurants  Leading  the  better-burger  movement 

May 29, 2018 | A true Texas staple, Snuffers has been around since 1978, when the first location opened in Dallas. Their cheddar fries and fresh-ground chuck burgers were fast favorites in the area, and legend has it that the original restaurant is haunted, presumably by ghosts who don’t want to lose out on the house-made ranch dressing.

Snuffer's  "Best  Burger  Challenge  DFW"  Winner  2017 

October 23, 2017 | Congratulations to Snuffers Restaurant and Bar for "Best Burger Challenge DFW" Winner 2017 on Home and Lifestyle TV! Also, check out the behind the scenes ghost story of the Greenville Avenue location.

20   Dishes  to  Eat  to  Call  Yourself  a  True  Dallasite

March 27, 2017 |  Cheese enchiladas at El Fenix. For 99 years, this Tex-Mex plate has been synonymous with the word enchilada in Dallas. 

Cheddar fries at Snuffer's.You can find cheese fries on hundreds of menus across the city, but this legendary spud dish has been drawing legions of devoted fans since its inception in 1978 at the Lower Greenville Avenue original. 

20  essential  restaurants  in  or  around  downtown Dallas

March 27, 2017 |  It isn't fancy. But it is traditional Tex-Mex, sold for low prices at a Dallas institution that's been around for nearly 100 years. If you've never had Tex-Mex, El Fenix is a great place to start.


Hottest  Bars  in  Dallas

December 9, 2016 |  Hope you're thirsty. The Dallas bar scene has welcomed many a new opening in the past year, some inside restaurants, others where cocktails are the main attraction. 


Taqueria La Ventana | The downtown Dallas location is absolutely the best place to grab a bite to eat after visiting the Perot Museum or during lunch.

Explore   Major   Museums   and   Letterpress   Studios   in Dallas

Where to Eat:  Nosh on authentic Mexican street food at Taqueria La Ventana, where the strung-up lights and colorful barstools of the outdoor patio feel more like a friend’s backyard than a restaurant. 

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