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Dallas first major cold snap of late 2019 plunged us into weather that feels like 11 degrees. No thank you! This calls for a heavy coat and a hearty bowl of soup. If you’re willing to venture out of your warm home, stop at one of these Dallas-area restaurants for a cold-weather dish.
Dean’s Tortilla Soup from Fearing’s
Chef Dean Fearing first became famous for his tortilla soup at the Mansion Restaurant, but he’s carried a version of that soup recipe to his current restaurant, Fearing’s at the Ritz-Carlton in Uptown Dallas. Snag a seat in the swanky restaurant and start with tortilla soup before moving onto other hearty dishes like Dr Pepper braised short ribs at lunch or buffalo tenderloin with jalapeño grits at dinner. Don’t want to shell out the cash or leave the house? Here’s a recipe for Fearing’s famous tortilla soup to make at home. Fearing’s is at 2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas.
Cheese enchiladas at El Fenix
The cheese enchiladas at El Fenix are the stuff of legend. They’ve been on the menu for decades at this 101-year-old spot, and they’re easily the restaurant’s most popular dish. Pop in for a greasy, satisfying cheese bomb topped with chile con carne. You might just scare some warm weather back into Texas. If you can, go to the longtime El Fenix at 1601 McKinney Ave., Dallas, though the company operates more than a dozen restaurants in D-FW.
Dry garlic noodles at Wabi House
Wabi House’s menu is stocked with soup to warm your soul. A personal favorite is the dry garlic noodles, one of the few noodle dishes without broth. Add extra mushrooms and some minced pork for a heartier dinner.
A big pizza from Cane Rosso
Start with Fried Nuggz, yummy little knots of mozzarella and herbs, and move on to a pizza served in a searing-hot oven from Cane Rosso. We like the Ella, a pie with mozzarella and tomato sauce, topped with soppressata. But anything coming out of that 900-degree oven is bound to be delicious. Original Cane Rosso is at 2612 Commerce St., Dallas; other restaurants are in East Dallas, Carrollton, Frisco, Arlington and Fort Worth.
9:01 AM on Nov 12, 2019