Pangea—located on the edge of Garland, adjacent to Plano and Richardson—is the brainchild of chef Kevin Ashade, who was born in Dallas, spent his childhood in the U.K. and Nigeria, and later graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. His menu influences range from Southern and Mexican to Afro-Caribbean. Order this to go: Best bets include the crab cakes, ahi tuna tower, tender jerk-rubbed lamb leg, and the chef’s signature coq a vin. Pro tip: Pangea is part of the residential-retail development that backs up to Naaman Forest Boulevard.

Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.