Observer

BBBOP'S CHICKEN IS THE STUFF OF OBSESSION

One shot. Most dishes I encounter during my food explorations get one chance to make an impression before they're captured in my notebook and churned into words. Dallas is filled with interesting restaurants and has too many menus with too many dishes for me to give mediocre plates a second chance.

Most often when I'm writing a review, I'll try a dish a second time for one of two reasons. The first is that a dish is exceptionally good, and I want to be sure this culinary masterpiece wasn't just a one-time fluke. The second reason is the dish is so bad, I hope — deeply and sincerely — that it was a fluke. Maybe a cook called in sick that morning and an ingredient wasn't prepped properly, or maybe somebody's dog died and they're too weepy to cook. Either way, I want to be sure the dish is truly a bomb before I unleash a string of expletives to describe it.

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