Growing up in the South, religious shows appeared on our TV screens more often than toothless people on Hee Haw. When we’d tell our mom that we’d get a funny feeling in our tummy when we looked at the men’s underwear section in the JCPenney catalog she’d plop us down in front of the console TV and force us to watch Oral Roberts (an ironic name for this particular punishment we realize now).
But when she was “rewarding” us, we got to watch Happy Jesus shows, like Robert Schuller’s Hour of Power broadcast from the Crystal Cathedral (which we were bummed to learn wasn’t the Carrington mansion on Dynasty).
We hadn’t thought about Rev. Schuller’s series in years, but when Craft Dallas announced its one-hour Power Lunch this summer, the memories came flooding back. We thought the lunch was a little too heavy for summertime, so we patiently waited to give you the scoop for fall when sweaters hide all sins of the palate.
To be sure, at $28, this isn’t a lunch you’ll eat every day, but if you’ve got a client to impress or a sugardaddy to bilk for more free stuff, we highly recommend this three-course dynamo.
For starters, you can choose between an Arugula Salad or Short Rib Ravioli. We prefer the ravioli. Main course options include Crispy Pork Belly, Roasted Scottish Salmon and Roasted Sirloin (pictured). Hands-down, the Roasted Sirloin is one of the most satisfying pieces of meat we’ve had the pleasure of masticating. It’s smoky, tender and absolutely perfectly cooked.
The dessert choices, well, they sincerely make us laugh. Chocolate Chip Cookie with Vanilla Malt Ice Cream – or Fresh Fruit. If we learned anything from all that religious television, it’s that the sinful choice is always way more fun. Because at least in Hell (and at Craft) the chocolate chip cookies are hot and gooey.
Power Lunch Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
$28 for three courses
Guaranteed in 60 minutes
Complimentary valet with validation
Craft Dallas inside W Hotel
2440 Victory Park Lane, Dallas