photo by Elliott Muñoz

photo by Elliott Muñoz

This story from the Washington Post about Priceline naming Dallas the most affordable travel destination mentions only one Oak Cliff spot, El Ranchito.

That Tex-Mex gem on West Jefferson actually ranks very high on my list of places to bring out-of-towners. It’s in the original Red Byran’s Smokehouse; it’s got a random Elvis fascination; and the food is not bad. Germans love it.

But it got us to thinkin’: What other spots must our out-of-town guests see? Yes, yes, there are all those places where a presidential assassin walked and slept and ate and got arrested. But besides that. What are the neighborhood places that give you a real Texas or Oak Cliff feeling?

In other restaurant news:

Eater made a list of the 10 best places to find French macarons in Dallas. Many of them, including Joy on West Davis, are in our neighborhood.

Leslie Brenner reviewed Sushi Bayashi at Trinity Groves. The bar has a “tragic” design flaw, but she gave it two stars.

City of Ate reviewed Chino Chinatown and discovered that Mexican-fusion ramen tastes like pho.