Slow Food Dallas
by Veronica Rushing, Lewisville Texas
Slow food week in Dallas has arrived. This week you will be introduced to a diverse, organic way of eating and a cultural lifestyle that’s guaranteed to get your mind working on ways you can incorporate these changes into your every routine.
In 1986, Carlo Petrini started an international movement which promoted the idea of traditional and regional cuisines across the nation. In attempt to provide families with an alternative to fast food, Petrini’s movement encouraged the farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of the local eco system. This movement had an exceptional growth experience across the globe affecting not only individuals but also small businesses.
In the Dallas region there is a wide range of Slow Food restaurants and cuisines fit to please any and everyone’s palate.
Looking for Barbecue? Then Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse is definitely for you. With locations in Richardson, Irving, and Dallas, Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse offers nothing but choice smoke meats which includes fall-off-the-bone rib baskets, delectable turkey, mouth-watering sausage, and irresistible pulled pork sandwiches. Their finger-licking tangy barbecue sauce will have you wanting to go back for seconds, and maybe even thirds.
Avila’s Mexican Restaurant in Dallas has been producing many traditional favorites for the last 25 years. Upon arrival, savory salsa is delivered to your table with tortilla chips made from scratch. Since Anita Avila’s dishes consist of the freshest and most delicious ingredients, you will probably have a hard time choosing the right dish for you. Selections include brisket tacos, chiles rellenos, and customary mole that will create a flavorful experience for your taste buds.
Hattie’s, located on Bishop Street in Dallas, is where you need to be if you are looking for the perfect Southern dish. This just what the doctor ordered-- bistro and southern hospitality makes for a comfy experience. All year, Hattie’s menu offers a three-artisanal-cheeses macaroni that you must have before leaving this restaurant. Depending on the season, you might find fried-green tomatoes on the menu, shrimp over goat cheese grits with Tabasco-bacon pan gravy, or pulled pork in a sweet onion sauce.
Other Slow Food cuisines include Naan Sushi, located at the intersection of Bishop and Legacy in Plano, and You Chun at 2254 Royal Lane in Dallas will satisfy the Korean appetite. For a feel of Venezuelan you would want to try Zaguan Bakery and Café at the intersection of Oak Lawn and Routh in Dallas.