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Meat Fight Rescue: 7 Meaty Alternatives

funny-gif-Popeye-meat-marketby Steven Doyle

Meat Fight is upon us, and it would seem every decent barbecue Generalísimo will be either working or judging the event this Sunday. You know you didn’t get a ticket, we didn’t either. Our fingers are just not fast enough to score a ticket as they sell out extremely fast. Regardless, it is a fantastic event that started as a small backyard brouhaha to raise a few bucks for National MS Society by the Observer James Beard award winning writer and Cheap Bastard, Alice Laussade. The event has raised $170,ooo since its grass roots inception for this cause. What makes Meat Fight even better is that 100% of funds raised goes to the MS research to eradicate the disease.

We know you are kicking yourself for not securing a ticket in a timely manner. Who wants to miss out on all that meatiness? We have some resolve for you. We have a list of what to do if you didn’t score a Meat Fight ticket.   Continue reading

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Enjoy A Plethora Of Our Favorite Sandwiches In Dallas

by Steven Doyle

There is little to make a sandwich wonderful other than  fantastic bread, well thought out seasonings and spreads, and a filling that should be unsurpassed. When deciding a list of our favorites, it seemed a more daunting task than originally thought. So many more came to mind as the list was settled.

With all the heartache of selecting which can stand alone as the very best, we humbly submit in no particular order sandwiches that we enjoy. Tell us your favorites and we will run out today and sample one. Continue reading


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Best Restaurants For Fried Chicken In Dallas

chickenby 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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Eat Me: Everything at Pecan Lodge

DSC03611by Steven Doyle

Writing about Pecan Lodge has sort of become this low hanging fruit. Everyone knows it is some of the world’s best BBQ. The Hot Mess isn’t so much messy as it it sublime with it’s pulled pork goodness perched on top of a giant sweet potato. The brisket is superb, and you should always ask for fatty pieces because those are simply the best.

The ribs at Pecan Lodge are huge and meaty, especially when they switched over to spare ribs. If you want a giant haunch of meat, the beef ribs weigh as much as a small child and are as tender as anything you will ever put in your mouth. And the house-made sausages are not to be missed, especially the jalapeno version.

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Order Your Thanksgiving Dinner From Pecan Lodge Online

PL Ham

Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum is now taking online orders for Thanksgiving, featuring a selection of tasty smoked meats for the holiday table. Choose from traditional smoked turkey, smoked ham with apricot-molasses glaze, spice crusted beef tenderloin, whole smoked brisket, racks of ribs, handmade smoked sausage links ($27-$179).  Continue reading

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Date Night in Dallas: Memorable Evenings For $100 Or Less


Labor Day weekend comes early this year, and we will be starting you off right on Saturday the 30th with some beer, barbecue, and fun in the sun for $100 or less.    Continue reading

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We Rocked With Joe Freakin’ Perry This Weekend

20140822_220216by Steven Doyle  photos by Steven Doyle

This weekend we had the pleasure to hook up with  Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and his family a we made our way about the city of Dallas after his concert Saturday evening. As a person who spends much of his life on the road (in a well appointed tour bus) Perry has sought out ways to spice up what otherwise could be bland or boring meals. He is obviously in terrific shape, and noted that after a concert he would typically eat turkey legs. He carries around his own spice kit and historically purchased bottles of sauces to make the turkey more flavorful. A few years back he decided to create his own line of sauce blends that would kick up his meals, and soon offered them to the public. The Rock Your World sauces come in several flavors, including a spicy Boneyard Brew, Original BBQ and a Peach Mango.      Continue reading

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