Haystack Burgers and Barley is a fast casual eatery specializing in mouthwatering gourmet burgers. It’s a laidback, unfussy joint with a cute, stylish Western theme that offers burger fans creations like the signature Haystack Burger topped with onion rings, cheddar, Applewood smoked bacon, BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato and pickles and The Barn Burner (with lettuce, chipotle mayo, grilled poblano, pico de gallo and pepper jack cheese). Better yet, Haystack’s burgers are served up alongside one of the best craft beer menus in the area featuring a number of Dallas brewed beers alongside ales from across the country.
Ten 50 BBQ teams its smoked-to-perfection meats – slow-roasted for up to 16 hours using charcoal made from a mix of hickory, pecan, oak and mesquite wood – with made-from-scratch sides and craft beers dished out in a laid back, stylish space. Choose from USDA prime beef brisket, pulled pork and ranch BBQ chicken and sides like corn on the cob, fresh cut fries, onion rings and four cheese mac ‘n’ cheese. Opt for a local craft beer from brewery’s including Garland’s Lakewood Brewing Company and Granbury’s Revolver Brewing and leave room for one of Ten 50 BBQ’s delicious homemade desserts like its much-loved banana pudding.
Ten 50 BBQ, 1050 North Central Expressway, Richardson, TX, USA, +1 972 234 1050
Taco Ocho aims to offer a dining experience different to the Dallas Metro’s abundance of typical Mexican taquerias with a menu that takes in the cuisines of countries including Peru, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, to name but a few. Taco Ocho’s authenticity is reflected in its decor too: its vibrant, modern dining room features a beautiful, hand-painted mural depicting Latin American landmarks while an open kitchen allows guests to see delicious dishes like its Cusco tortas (with Peruvian stir-fried steak, potatoes, sautéed red onions, fresh cilantro and jalapeno aioli) being prepared.
Casa Milagro specializes in Mexican and Tex-Mex fare. There’s a sophisticated but unstuffy dining room ideal for feasting on dishes like spicy shrimps sauteed in molcajete salsa and the house specialty chile rellenos (available with fillings like shredded chicken, slow-roasted pork or Monterey Jack cheese) while Casa Milagro’s pretty patio is perfect on balmy evenings for enjoying margaritas to the sounds of live Latin jazz.