It’s an exciting time to be a foodie in Dallas. And because it seems like “the new hip spot” to take friends and family changes every day, we thought we’d put together a little cheat sheet that will at least last you through the rest of the month.

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Top Knot

Top Knot

Located above Uchi and lovingly referred to as the restaurant’s slightly younger sister, this fun fusion eatery also offers perfectly executed cocktails. The menu has a predominantly Asian flair to it, but you can still order a hot fried-chicken bun and a Little GemCaesar.

What to order: Tiger Cry bao and a Sparkling Shrub cocktail

2817 Maple Ave.; 214-855-1354 or topknotdallas.com

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Montlake Cut

Seafood lovers are squealing over this Seattle-inspired restaurant. The menu changes daily to ensure you are getting the freshest fish possible, but they do have steak frites for your friends who don’t want to partake. It’s a tiny spot and they don’t seat parties of more than six,so make a reservation as far in advance as you can.

What to order: Nick’s Picks oyster sampler and a glass ofChampagne

8220 Westchester Dr.; 214-739-8220 or mlcdallas.com

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Mudhen Meat and Greens

Located on the grounds of the Dallas Farmers Market, this restaurant is what healthy dreams are made of. Restaurateur Shannon Wynne managed to create a menu with clean offerings--organic, paleo, GMO-free, locally sourced, vegan and pasture-raised--that excites both your taste buds and your conscience.

What to order: Loco Moco and a Naked Neck cocktail

900 S. Harwood St.; 214-698-7000 or mudheninthe.net

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Knuckle Sandwich Co.

Let’s all take a moment to give this place snaps for the amazing name. The brand-new Lower Greenville restaurant is serving up craft cocktails and deli-style sandwiches. And word on the street is that these sandwiches will soon be available for delivery. 

What to order: The Knuckle Sandwich and any cocktail--they’re all amazing.

3619 Greenville Ave.; 469-364-1239 or Facebook

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Komali

Komali

Dallas couple John Broady and Emanuel Salinas recently purchased this beloved Dallas restaurant from Abraham Salum, but don’t worry, executive chef Geovanny Arredondo promises to keep the staple favorites on the menu. And they didn’t even think about touching the margaritas that are hands down the best in town. It makes the list because of a slight interior facelift along with fun new menu additions.

What to order: Cochinita Pibil (braised pork served in banana leaves) with a Komali Margarita

4152 Cole Ave. #106; 214-252-0200 or komalirestaurant.com

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