by Steven Doyle
Last evening I made an unscheduled visit for a steak and baker at Dunston’s. I have written about this Dallas gem several times, and it is a certain local institution. With two locations, Lovers Lane and Inwood as well as a larger version on Harry Hines, the steakhouse provides haunches of beef and baked potatoes for a slim cost, and also have a prime version at a fraction of what you might find at one of the tonier restaurants across the city.
Keep in mind, this is no-frills dining. There are no pretensions of glitz to be found, just a solid plate at a price that is as easy to swallow as its prime rib.
While dining last evening I checked into Facebook with a pretty luscious photo of my meat and a friend suggested I taste the housemade Key Lime Pie along with a shot of Patron tequila. Patron is not exactly the tequila of champions, but I never fall back from a challenge.
The pairing made total sense on paper. Basically a dessert margarita on a plate. A forked up version that begs for an other bite, and another sip. The pairing offers a crescendo of flavors that will waft through the back of your mind well into the evening. The cool tartness of the keys limes coupled with the bite of the tequila will together warm your insides. Unmitigated genius.