Unsure where the insiders of Dallas are eating and drinking? It's easy to spot lines out the door, but some underlying trends are harder to see.
We took a data-driven look at the question, using Yelp to uncover which local businesses have been seeing especially high review volumes this month.
To find out who made the list, we looked at Dallas businesses on Yelp by category and counted how many reviews each received. Rather than compare them based on number of reviews alone, we calculated a percentage increase in reviews over the past month, and tracked businesses that consistently increased their volume of reviews to identify statistically significant outliers compared to past performance.
Read on to see which spots are getting plenty of attention this summer.
Miriam Cocina Latina
Open since May, this Mexican establishment is trending compared to other businesses categorized as "Mexican" on Yelp.
Citywide, Mexican spots saw a median 3.4% increase in new reviews over the past month, but Miriam Cocina Latina saw an impressive 250% increase, maintaining a terrific five-star rating throughout.
Located at 2015 Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Uptown, Miriam Cocina Latina offers a variety of Mexican-inspired plates on its menu, including brisket tacos, Oaxaca-cheddar cheese enchiladas and the La Dominicana Burger, which comes served with Dominican chimichurri sauce and yucca fries.
Whether or not you've been hearing buzz about Oak Lawn's Homewood, the New American locale is a hot topic according to Yelp review data.
While businesses categorized as "American (New)" on Yelp saw a median 3.3% increase in new reviews over the past month, Homewood bagged a 68.8% increase in new reviews within that timeframe, maintaining a strong four-star rating.
Recently opened at 4002 Oak Lawn Ave., Homewood serves food that showcases regional ingredients found in the Southwest. Menu offerings range from raw oysters and chilled tomato gazpacho soup to a center cut Wagyu rib-eye steak, sourced from a local ranch.
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
Oak Lawn's Snooze, an A.M. Eatery is also making waves. Open since January at 3211 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite A, the breakfast and brunch cafe has seen a 16.7% bump in new reviews over the last month, compared to a median review increase of 3.2% for all businesses tagged "Breakfast & Brunch" on Yelp.
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery offers a wide selection of breakfast and brunch fare, and is famous for its eggs Benedict, pancake and morning cocktail options. Over the past month, it's seen its Yelp rating tick down from 4.5 stars to four stars.