Don’t let the dive bar ambiance fool you; Lee Harvey’s is as fit for foodies as it is for beer enthusiasts. The South Dallas spot is famous for its homey, laid-back atmosphere created by wood-paneled walls, vintage beer signs, frequent live music and a spacious outdoor patio warmed by fire pits during chilly months. Snag a picnic table and order a round of cold ones before diving into inexpensive yet surprisingly upscale bar fare (the burgers are a must.) The fresh gourmet salads, addictive fish tacos and onion rings dipped in chipotle aioli receive rave reviews, as well.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.