Dallas’s nonexistent Mardi Gras celebration left you chomping at the bead for some good ol’ Southern cooking.
Laissez les bons temps rouler at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar.
The Next Food Network Star alum Lisa Garza calls the shots at the new soul food joint, which just opened in the former Hector’s on Henderson space.
The Memphis native skips fancy fusion twists on her dinner menu, opting instead for classic dishes such as buttermilk-soaked fried chicken, chicken-fried steak, Gulf shrimp ’n’ grits, and her grandma’s romaine lettuce salad with sweet peas, egg, cheddar, and Hellmann’s dressing.
Load up on sides — fried okra, collard green confit, sloppy slaw, cornbread muffins — but leave room for the Better than Sex chocolate cake with crunchy peanut butter sauce. For night owls, Garza’s put together an after-hours menu and beaucoup cocktails (hello, Belvedere tea bar and moonshine punch).
Way to rock the float.
Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar, 2929 North Henderson Avenue (214-827-9900 or sissyssouthernkitchen.com).
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