1. Roots Southern Table
(Top) Chef Tiffany Derry’s latest foray is a welcome sight in Farmers Branch, a quiet enclave that seems to leave the big openings to other ‘burbs. But Derry’s “homage to modern Southern cooking” is making noise for its vibrant menu that spans fried shrimp and grits to My Mother’s Gumbo, not to mention jerk lamb chops paired with black-eyed peas. The family-style duck fat fried chicken is a nod to Derry’s other venture, Roots Chicken Shak, and it proves the chef can do wonders with minimal ingredients — kinda like on that TV show on which she earned kudos.
Call (214) 346-4441 for reservations.