Petra & The Beast appears, well, relatively unassuming, but the most magical things always do. The counter-service menu is full of ingredients like chicken hearts, pig tails, and blood pudding – not your typical Dallas eats. While that might sound intimidating, Petra & The Beast serves up these items in a way that is undeniably delicious, reinforced by their James Beard Foundation nomination for Best New Restaurant. Owner and food genius Misti Norris is a fiend for sustainability and she loves to forage, butcher, and ferment, all while honoring her Cajun roots.

Something even crazier than her delectable, sustainable menu? Misti opened this well-celebrated restaurant without an investor. One loan and a chunk of savings started her humble operation and she was ready to show Dallas how not waste a single scrap.

Pro tip: Reserve a spot at a Saturday evening tasting to experience the full range of Misti’s culinary talent.

Business Owner
Misti Norris