Food & Drink

If this doesn't make you hungry, you're a vegan

Published On 04/12/2012 Published On 04/12/2012
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1. Carbone's Fine Food and Wine 4208 Oak Lawn, Dallas, TX 75219 (Highland Park)

Famous for its notoriously delicious (secret) meatball recipe, Carbone's is part Italian specialty food store, and part local lunch counter. The whole place is packed with gourmet groceries either sourced from small, high-end purveyors, or prepared in-house. The Dallas market is the ideal go-to spot for cooking provisions -- olive oils, wines, imported meats and cheeses -- while there are a battery of marvelously fresh options available at the deli counter as well. In addition to house specialties like hand-pulled pastas, and fresh antipasti, the counter serves hefty Italian sandwiches and pasta dishes, all made-to-order with the finest of Carbone's house-ingredients (this is your chance to order the meatball sub). While the joint is self service throughout the week, in good Italian form, it serves a massive sit-down dinner every Sunday night.