The Battle for Pecan Lodge: DF Market Holding Sends in Tanks, I Mean a Food Truck

Café Momentum’s Chad Houser tweeted a picture of the Katy Trail Ice House food truck parked outside of Pecan Lodge on Saturday with the message: “Hey @RobertWilonsky and @NancyNichols, look what’s parked outside Pecan Lodge today. Pretty classless.” ‘Natch Big Bob was “@viva_chato Hunh. Good thing I was l already headed that way to check in […]

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What To Drink Now: Wines to Sip with Barbecue – Part 2

Continuing on with some suggestions for pairing with your favorite barbecued and grilled items, here are a few ideas for pairing with the heavier, heartier, richer proteins like beef, lamb and other game. Last week I gave you ideas on the lighter selections, like fish and seafood, grilled chicken breasts and veggies.  A few selections […]

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What To Drink Now: Wines to Sip With Barbecue – Part 1

No matter what is on your grill this summer a bottle of ideally paired wine is easy to find. Whether your favorite grilling delicacies include salmon or shrimp, pork or chicken, lamb, beef or venison, even simply dressed and lightly charred veggies are ideal summertime fare when paired with smoky, spicy, sometimes fruit forward wines. […]

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Pecan Lodge Institutes New Policies to Reduce Epic Long Lines

You’ve waited, I’ve waited, we’ve all waited a good two hours for Pecan Lodge’s fatty brisket and sweet potato Hot Mess. It’s always worth it, so we complain under our breaths and suck it up, anyway. But now, SideDishers, YOUR LIFE IS ABOUT TO CHANGE. That’s right. You don’t have to skip church on Sunday […]

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Restaurant Review: The Slow Bone in Dallas

Jack Perkins, co-owner of The Slow Bone and Maple and Motor, seems to attract more press than the food he serves. However, today I’d present a review of his barbecue joint, The Slow Bone. The meat, other than the pork, was excellent. The pea salad stole my heart. Jack Perkins has mastered the art of […]

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Taste of Dallas 2013: A Recap of All the Crazy Food We Ate

This weekend was my first time attending Taste of Dallas – actually my first time to attend a “Taste of Anywhere” – but it won’t be my last. Last Friday evening, I met up with Kellie Spano, the administrative assistant at D, and a couple of our friends at Fair Park to see what this festival […]

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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, July 5-7

Sorry for those of you who have to be back at work today, but, hey, it’s Friday already. There are a few things coming up this weekend to continue Independence Day celebrations, plus a few other options. As you are reading this, I am continuing my July 4 fun and headed to the lake. Wee! […]

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Don’t Mess With Texas Barbecue

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player   In case you weren’t zoning out in front of the television yesterday, ABC’s Nightline checked out some of Texas’ hot-off-the-grill barbecue joints in honor of the meatastic day everyone will be having tomorrow. Our neighborhood friendly BBQ Snob, Daniel Vaughn, rocked his MEAT FIGHT shirt on national television and led […]

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Fourth of July Guide: 4 Dallas Chefs’ Favorite Cookout Recipes

This July 4, don’t settle for your usual hot-dog-and-hamburger routine. Four Dallas chefs are sharing their secrets and tips for the tastiest Independence Day cookout your neighborhood has ever seen. Step it up a notch with Lockhart’s spicy adobo sauce, Komali’s pineapple habanero ribs, TJ’s grilled salmon with cucumber dill sauce, and Chino’s teriyaki steak […]

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Taste Test Thursday: Chopped BBQ Beef in Dallas

Taste Test Thursday is a new series we’ve started here on D Magazine’s web team island. If you have other foods/drinks/non-humans you’d like to see tested out, send us a note. We’ll give it our best bite. (Two weeks ago, we did donuts.) Beef. It’s what all the cool kids are talking about. (Vegetarians/vegans/whatever-ans, I love you, […]

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Several Cities Vie for Pecan Lodge’s Business. Dallas is Not One.

Yesterday, Carol posted a recap of what is going on with Pecan Lodge and the Dallas Farmers Market. In a pecan shell, Carol writes: City Hall has sold the Dallas Farmers Market to DF Market Holdings for $3.2 million dollars. Earlier this week, though, the transaction became official. Changes and renovations might start as early […]

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Slow Bone Co-owner Jack Perkins Ticketed for Assault

A delivery driver for a local food company called the police and claimed he was physically assaulted by Jack Perkins, the owner of The Slow Bone barbecue restaurant on Irving Boulevard. Perkins also owns Maple & Motor Burgers & Beer. The driver says he ordered a chopped beef sandwich at the counter and was asked […]

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Deep Ellum Brewing Co.’s Brew-B-Q Rocked Again

Deep Ellum Brewery has one tremendous presence in this city. Whether they’re offering a brewery tour, pairing their beers with fine food in great restaurants, or just crushing craft beer taps around town with their ever-evolving menu of top notch beers, it seems they never stop. Lately they’ve been assisting with some genuine and inspired […]

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The Barbecue at Daniel Vaughn’s Book Signing Parties is Lick-Your-Fingers Good

Don’t worry, guys. Daniel Vaughn, the BBQ Snob and new Texas Monthly barbecue editor, will never get too big for his brisket. Even though he did hold his most recent book signing for The Prophets of Smoked Meat at a place called Stodghill Manor last Friday, everyone wore “barbecue attire,” drank beer, and dug in to […]

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