By Kena Sosa
Corn, the yellow topaz vegetable of the Americas, is all over local menus, but maybe not in the ways one might expect. Pulled from the menus of local creative eateries, try corn in a husk-full of fresh, new ways.
2604 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
When a dish is so good you can’t resist ordering it every single time you go to a restaurant, it must be on this list. D Magazine named it the “Best Latin Lunch.” The Cachapa has patrons returning time and time again. Best described as a thick corn pancake or turnover, the Cachapa is grilled and then enthusiastically stuffed with meat, cheese or both, or substitute veggies. Brought to the table hot, the Cachapa is larger than one might expect, which is not entirely bad. Take it home and make two meals out of the most hunger-inducing corn dish in the metroplex.
Pyramid Restaurant and Bar
1717 N. Akard St.
Pyramid Restaurant and Bar in Uptown Dallas took Tortellini and made it their own. Adding corn to the mix, Pyramid can boast a menu with Sweet Corn Tortellini, a splash of flavor for corn-crazed foodies everywhere. Pasta and sweet corn don’t get introduced often enough after trying this dish. Paired with the classy ambience and friendly service at Pyramid, the Sweet Corn Tortellini might be what gets you in the door, but you will want to stay once full. There’s nothing wrong with making new friends, staying until you are hungry and ordering it again.
120 E. Exchange Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas 76164
Riscky’s Steakhouse, almost 100 years in business is a quintessential feature of Fort Worth’s Stockyards, and sizzles up some of the most drool-worthy barbecue and Texan treats in these parts. On top of the endless meaty menu, there is an item for corn-lovers, too. Found in few other eateries, Riscky’s makes Fried Corn. For only about $6, Riscky’s chooses corn bursting with sweetness, dips it in flavorful batter and then fries it up to perfection for you. Most recommend trying it with traditional ranch dressing. Even dressing-free, Fried Corn sounds fit for the folks of Fort Worth and beyond.
4152 Cole Ave., Suite 106
Dallas, TX 75204
Komali brings south of the border flavors to you in a unique and savory way. Noted as Open Table Diner’s Choice Award Winner in 2016, Komali dishes out many Mexican favorites. Luckily for patrons, it includes many treats from the street as well, specifically Mexican Street Corn. With a taste that brings back memories, fills tummies and almost everyone can agree is fantastic, the Mexican Street Corn at Komali bursts with juicy corn kernels off the cob, mixed with authentic cream, some spice and queso fresco on top. For only $6, few could argue with ordering it in addition to an entree of choice.
642 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208
Pink Magnolia, nestled in Oak Cliff, flirting wish Bishop Arts, is a unique treat for foodies. Plentiful meats, colorful vegetables and spice mix together to create something new for patrons. Bright green and woody hues make sitting indoors look and feel like an elegant outdoor picnic. Pink Magnolia has taken many common dishes and added zesty twists, the Naughty Creamed Corn is no exception to this policy. Thick, creamy and savory, might sound naughty, but the taste is truly nice.