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It Has Begun: Deep Ellum Pecan Lodge Is Fully Operational

23_2014_05_Pecan_Lodge_Open-207-2by Steven Doyle  photos by Robert Bostick

The day finally arrived, and this past Friday the many fans who had previously waited for hours to sample BBQ vittles from Pecan Lodge hastily plowed through the long line that curved outside the new building in Deep Ellum. With nearly 5,000 square feet, the new Pecan Lodge was able to accommodate the hungry hoard with ease, with wait time just mere minutes due to several stations that sliced and diced the smokey meats.    Continue reading

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Calais Winery In Deep Ellum Moving To Hye, Texas

calais1by Steven Doyle

Calais Winery in Deep Ellum will be shutting their doors July first and moving down to Hye, TX once their new winery is ready, probably by the end of summer or early fall, according to Benjamin Calais. This is also home to Garrison Brothers Distillery.

 

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Pecan Lodge To Open May 23 With Growlers, BBQ and Fun

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For those sitting in wait for Pecan Lodge 2.0 to open in Deep Ellum, set your clocks for 7pm May 23rd. This is when the public will be able to sample the amazing brisket, sausages, ribs (both pork and beef) along with all the other fantastic things that has made the BBQ joint so legendary. The new digs are spectacular, and befit the vision that owners Diane and Justin Fourton have been furiously developing for the past year.

With news of the opening, and a preview for friends and media, there were some terrific announcements made last night. The first is that Pecan Lodge will now be selling growlers of beer. And to top off the brew news Four Corners Brewing Company came up with a new beer in their line up called The Boss Lady, which is named after Diane Fourton. The new beer, called Rustic Red, is actually a spin off of the brewing company’s American amber, Red Roja, that has been dry hopped for a special piquant flavoring backed with notes of stone fruit and citrus.    Continue reading

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Pecan Lodge Served Their Last Brisket at the Dallas Farmers Market

pecan lodgeby Steven Doyle  photos by Bryan Coonrod

The owners of Pecan Lodge, Justin and Diane Fourton, have been blessed. In 2010 they decided to leave their corporate jobs to take on their first restaurant and took up digs in Shed #2 at the Dallas Farmers Market. The plan was to recreate the same solid BBQ that Justin grew up on in Abilene, and mix in some terrific sides and fried chicken straight from Diane’s family table. It was slow going at first even though Justin was blazing a trail and highhandedly resurrected the Dallas BBQ scene.  The love and expertise in which Justin throws down his  succulent brisket, meaty ribs, and heavily sought after burnt ends is legend unto itself.

It probably didn’t seem like an over night success for the Fourton’s. In the beginning the foot traffic was not the same as it is today at the downtown farmers market. That all came after a few key television appearances, specifically on the Food Network’s Guy Fieri circus, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Although Fieri is abrasive, his audience is loyal and soon queued up around the building for a taste of what the Fourton’s knew to be the best BBQ around. And it is.    Continue reading

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Works Last Hurrah Today

pickering1by Steven Doyle

You might have seen our breaking story that Work is closing its doors for a re-do. Until that “night club” opens, the pitmaster Doug Pickering is slinging burnt ends, ribs and brisket today starting at 12:30 for lunch. Head over and get in on this last hurrah.

I am sure you want meat-mouth for the rest of the day. Go and enjoy. Work is located at 2618 on Elm in Deep Ellum.

 

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Breaking: Deep Ellum’s Work Shuttering Saturday, Re-Concepting

pickering2by Steven Doyle

Doug Pickering has announced that he is leaving Work, the Deep Ellum hot spot that has garnered so much attention with the work of Pickering’s BBQ finesse. with that news, Work will be shuttering this Saturday for a re-concept to a night club/ lounge.   Continue reading

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