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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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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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Best Restaurants For Fried Chicken In Dallas

by Steven Doyle

We love our fried chicken, and have been seeking out the very best Dallas has to offer. We scoured the streets and found some with an ethnic twist, others are straight forward crispy fried and juicy.

We had to eliminate a few that didn’t qualify as traditional, such as Bon Mua’s fried Cornish hen, which is still worth making the drive to Carrollton.  In making our list we were shocked at how many plates of fried chicken we had sampled over the past months. Col Sanders would have said he was too drunk to taste that chicken after just a few of these places.

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Pecan Lodge At Wine Poste This Friday

pecan lodgeby Steven Doyle

Pecan Lodge Brisket and Wine is back at the Wine Poste this Friday evening, and you best make your plans now if you do not wish to be left out of this delicious affair that will most assuredly sell out. This week the Wine Poste  will be featuring 6 Argentinian Malbecs with a half pound of Pecan Lodge’s  unbelievably delicious Brisket.  Continue reading

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Wine Poste Features Pecan Lodge This Friday

brisketby Steven Doyle

On Friday, February 21st the Wine Poste will continue its special food and wine tasting events with Pecan Lodge Brisket & California Zinfandel. The Wine Poste will be serving 6 highly sought after Red Zinfandels from California along with half pound portions of Pecan Lodge Brisket.  All wines are noted for their high acclaim and extreme value.     Continue reading

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