Breadwinners’ pumpkin cheesecake

Cindy and Jim Hughes wanted to create something small but special when they opened Breadwinners on McKinney Avenue in 1994.

Michele D’Antuono’s La Dolce Vita

“We opened this Italian restaurant to bring to Dallas a restaurant that truly captures the feel or taste of Italy,” says D’Antuono.

Back Country Bar-B-Que’s sauce

The 23-year-old restaurant (on Greenville Avenue for 10 years) stands by the original thick, ketchup-based sauce it developed over the years.

Daddy Jack’s Lobster Fra Diavlo

This seafood-plus version of the lobster fra diavlo has become one of the restaurant’s biggest sellers, with up to 40 of the dishes served during the weekend.

Silver bells

It may be a horse-drawn carriage ride offered by The Brick Room