We love a list that pats our city on the back. So it’s particularly upsetting when a national list comes out, and Dallas is nowhere to be found. It’s especially perturbing when Fort Worth makes the list — twice! — and that list has to do with brunch.
OpenTable’s list of 100 best brunch restaurants in America disses Dallas entirely and only names five Texas spots total. But we’re really salty that Fort Worth’s Cafe Modern and Lucile’s made the cut.
Houston has Max’s Wine Dive, and Austin got credit for Chez Zee. Galveston — f’ing Galveston — made the list with Bernardo’s at Hotel Galvez.
Actually, I had the brunch at Bernardo’s once, and it was too good. So I get that one. Still, it hurts to get snubbed — am I right pre-The Departed Martin Scorsese?
OpenTable, we will not stand for this. We will sit and sip on mimosas and gossip about how fat you’ve gotten.
The real problem here is that Dallas is simply too good at brunch. The list is so long and varied that it became impossible for any one place to rise above. That’s totally it.
Well, if you want a burger at The Grape you do. Which begs the question: Why isn’t The Grape on this list?
Whatever. We didn’t want to be on your list anyway, OpenTable.