I was warned. It would be a lot of food. So I strategically headed off a food coma by ordering a lunch-sized portion of the crispy shrimp and ribs combo at Dallas BBQ.
Is that what they call a half a rack, stretched all the way across my plate?! Add yellow rice and cornbread, and I was looking at my dining companion from behind a mountain of food. Would I have to use a sugar packet to send smoke signals?
Do people come here for the quality or the quantity? The ribs remind me of Friday’s or Tony Roma’s. The fried shrimp were slightly overdone. The cornbread was moist and fluffy while the yellow rice was firm and chewy but tasty. Would I come to Dallas BBQ again? Only if I planned on sharing. With a group.
Dallas BBQ Chelsea
261 8th Ave
New York, NY 10011
Feature photo courtesy of Dallas BBQ.
Mary was born and raised in New York City where her family owned restaurants. Instead of eating dirt on the playground, she ate duck blood, beef tripe and pork belly. She cut her teeth at The Mandarin Oriental and The Ritz-Carlton hotels, working with Barbra Streisand, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe, LeVar Burton, Jane Krakowski and others. Mary founded Girl Meets Food in 2009 as a cover for her debilitating addiction to fried chicken and was named Washington Post’s “Favorite Local Foodie.” After 13 years in hospitality, she started freelance writing for USA Today, The Washington Post, Eater, Washington City Paper, and more. Today, she provides digital marketing for hospitality clients as a content creator who’s contently creating content.