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Still cooking after all of these years

By Emily Charrier, Advocate Magazine Six decades in the kitchen at Highland Park Cafeteria Mr. B’s rough and calloused hands are a stark contrast to his soft blue eyes, which crinkle with joy when he speaks about his favorite subject: his faith. “I just trust in the Lord,” he says proudly and often. “The Lord is […]

Want to feed a few thousand for Thanksgiving? Here’s what you need

Highland Park Cafeteria serving line Thanksgiving

By Emily Charrier Start with 250 turkeys. But buy them in May, because the avian flu was briefly threatening the world’s turkey supply, with some predicting a shortage come Thanksgiving. Throw in 1,800 pounds of potatoes and 2,200 pounds of yams that are peeled by machine but finished by hand by one woman with lightning quick speed. […]

GuideLive: It’s Time to Talk Turkey

Highland Park Cafeteria The menu includes Thanksgiving staples such as roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cornbread dressing, candied yams, green bean casserole and more. Choose from several desserts, including pumpkin pie, coconut meringue pie, German chocolate cake and carrot cake. Nov. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $14.99 per person, which includes turkey or ham, two […]

Eats Beat: Thankful for HPC

Highland Park Cafeteria

Photo: Highland Park Cafeteria in Dallas offers daily features such as baked chicken with squash casserole, and a Thanksgiving lunch special. By Jeffery Washington, Star-Telegram archives. It’s a drive, but a lot of North Texas families will load up Thanksgiving morning and head to the timeless Highland Park Cafeteria in the Casa Linda neighborhood east of downtown […]

Lima Beans and Ambrosia Salad Await at 90-Year-Old Highland Park Cafeteria

Highland Park Cafeteria

by Amy McCarthy Dallas has its fair share of time-honored restaurant institutions, be they barbecue, Tex-Mex, or even classic French fare, but the most old-school of them all might be Highland Park Cafeteria. Originally established in 1925, the restaurant enjoys an impressively loyal following of locals who are devoted to the old-school cafeteria feel and food […]

The Ultimate High-Low Dining Guide

Highland Park Cafeteria best chicken fried steak Zagat 2014

Chicken-Fried Steak The High: Sissy’s Southern Kitchen ($20) Why it’s Worth it: For the chicken frying of a flat-iron cut, the retro-bespoke vibe and design of the Henderson Avenue restaurant and all the Southern-inspired cocktails you can enjoy alongside it. The Low: Highland Park Cafeteria (pictured; $6.99) Perks/Trade-offs: The self-service approach at the East Dallas stalwart may not be […]

Where to eat in Dallas right now: 10 favorite neighborhood restaurants

Highland Park Cafeteria in Casa Linda. HP Cafeteria comes with a nearly century-old history that included a move from the actual Highland Park to Casa Linda, where it was welcomed as one of its own. That ardency is something to mull as you decide between Waldorf salad, baked tilapia, broccoli casserole, mac and cheese, and pies — […]

An Ode to Iced Tea

Illustration by Mary Woodin

[excerpt from D Magazine, September 2013] The old Highland Park Cafeteria on Knox Street served the best iced tea in Dallas. This magazine made it official several times. It wasn’t served in bathtubs, but in clear Collins-type glasses with that little bulge near the top. I hear they’ve improved the original product over at HP’s […]

Party Like It’s July 4th at Highland Park Cafeteria

Highland Park Cafeteria at dusk

Looking for an air conditioned place to party and grub on Independence Day? Highland Park Cafeteria in Casa Linda Plaza has your back July 4 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. “Fried chicken, barbecued brisket, hot dogs, whole kernel corn, zucchini muffins, apple and cherry pies are all on the menu,” the press release tells us. Plus, […]