Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Best DFW restaurants to buy a gift certificate for the food lover on your list
Because everyone loves food, especially good food.
Giving a gift certificate doesn't have to be an impersonal present. Think of it as giving someone dinner at a restaurant you love. And what's more personal than dinner?
Instead of opting for a chain restaurant, here's a list of DFW restaurants you should consider:
- For gastronomic types and wine lovers: FT33, Chef Matt McCallister's new venture in the Design District
- For the sushi addict: Masami Japanese Sushi and Cuisine, "the cozy little sushi bar of your dreams" in Richardson, said DMN restaurant critic Leslie Brenner
- For early risers and lovers of brunch: The Front Room: A Park Cities Diner, opened in September in the newly-remodeled Hotel Lumen
- For secessionists: Stampede 66, the just-opened restaurant on Akard in Dallas cheffed by Stephan Pyles
- For poets and purists: Mesa Veracruz Coastal Cuisine, "a wonderful addition to the city’s dining scene," said Brenner of the Oak Cliff place
- For the spirits aficionado: The Tried and True, formerly Neighborhood Services Tavern on Henderson Avenue in Dallas
- For Mom and Dad, if they're culinary sophisticates: Oak, a nominee for Bon Appetit’s best new restaurant
- For the Pisces on your list: Spoon Bar and Kitchen, just opened by John Tesar, who is currently on Top Chef
- For burgermeisters: Hopdoddy Burger Bar, a haven for alcoholic milk shakes in Preston Center
- For fried chicken fanatics: Sissy's Southern Kitchen and Bar, a fancy take on the Southern classic (with a recipe for the fried chicken here)