by Kate Krader
It’s easier than ever to fake your way through a summertime cookout. You’ve heard about the test tube burger; you had to, it cost $33,000. Meanwhile, sales of alternative meat products, like faux hot dogs, continue to rise (to more than $550 million last year). The one cookout staple that doesn’t easily lend itself to veganism is ribs. So, before someone comes up with a test tube version, let’s shout out epic pork and beef ribs around the country.
Texas star chef Tim Love, whose restaurants include the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and Love Shack, happens to be a ribs expert. He kindly provided a list of his favorite ribs spots—both pork and beef. Believe it or not, he’s got his eyes wide open enough to find a go-to place in Toronto. Continue reading
In honor of the National Day of the American Cowboy, Riscky’s Barbeque is hosting the 9th annual rib eating contest at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2015, to coincide with events hosted by the Fort Worth Stockyards and Stockyards Station.
Riscky’s Barbeque, a Fort Worth BBQ legend since 1927, along with Stockyards Station, has challenged 20 barbecue enthusiasts to eat as many Riscky’s beef ribs as possible in 20 minutes. The top two qualifiers will then go head-to-head for the $500 grand prize. Continue reading
Join chef Blaine Staniford in celebration on July 24th at Grace as he prepares his menu for his upcoming dinner at the James Beard House on August 3rd. Guests will be guided through a menu created for the prestigious culinary institute, featuring dishes such as Rock Shrimp Tartare, Smoked Ocean Trout, Koshihikari Risotto with basil fed snails, black garlic cream and shiso and Popcorn Panna Cotta with dulce de leche, aerated milk chocolate and blackberries. Continue reading
by Trey Moran
Off the beaten path and sometimes hard to see the signage, Melis is tucked away off Vickery Blvd and there you will find some of the best tacos in the Fort. Ok, they could well be THE BEST tacos in the Fort. Locals know about Melis but it’s still kind of a secret go-to spot when you have a craving for some real Mexican tacos al pastor. Open from 6am until 10pm every day, you can pretty much get your fix whenever you need it. Continue reading
Salata opened its new Fort Worth location on June 15, 2015. The new salad bar, located on Berry Street, will be the second Salata to open in Fort Worth. The new Fort Worth Salata restaurant, the growing chain’s 44th location nationwide, is owned and operated by Salata franchisee Raul Ruiz. Continue reading
by Trey Moran
Just a little outside the West 7th area in Fort Worth sits Chef Marcus Paslay’s Clay Pigeon restaurant. It’s an unassuming white building surrounded by warehouses and auto repair shops but once you pass through the heavy wooden doors you will find the place to be very comfortable and energetic. Chef Paslay is an Arlington native and was the Executive Chef at Neighborhood Services in Dallas. The idea at Clay Pigeon is to make as much as possible from scratch and use the best available ingredients. Sauces, breads, ice cream, pickles and more are all made in house and you can taste the different. They also butcher all their own meats. There is a fresh quality to all the food served here. Many items are cooked over a wood fire using a combination of oak and mesquite which gives a really nice flavor and the smoke is subtle and not overbearing. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Far removed from the hot Texas days when we would bust out the sprinkler, or walk to the local creek-side watering hole to cool off, which usually ended with a cold Popsicle treat. Sometimes these were homemade versions on a stick, other times they were purchased. Today you can get back that loving feeling and reminisce with flavors that are a bit kicked up, and sometimes meant strictly for adult palates. The Popsicle is definitely the latest rage. We found a few in Dallas that you will want to sample. Continue reading