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Discover Jesus BBQ

19_2011_01_JesusBBQ-1by Steven Doyle

Just around the corner from Rahr Brewery in Fort Worth you will discover a gem called Jesus BBQ. With a name such as Jesus in your title you are sure to elicit something close to ethereal smoked meats and surprisingly one of the better chicken fried steaks to be found in the area.   Continue reading

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Meshack’s Bar-Be-Que is Smokin’

meshack1by Steven Doyle

Meshack’s Bar-Be-Que Shack is simply that. A shack in an industrial encampment of Garland that if anyone had placed the location in a business plan it would have been summarily rejected immediately. However, this long standing BBQ restaurant has succeeded without interior dining, long waits during peak hours, and otherwise some pretty delicious BBQ. That smell is not only pecan wood, it is the smell of success for owner Travis Mayes. Continue reading

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Sammy’s Brings Solid Barbecue To Uptown Dallas

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Marshall Prichard stokes the firebox of one of the three smokers he fuels to barbecue the brisket and pork ribs he serves at his Sammy’s Texas Barbecue in Uptown. The brisket smokes for 10-12 hours at around 225⁰F on mesquite.

As well as the main indoor area, Sammy’s has two patios. A covered one adjoins the restaurant and has a door to the large back parking lot. On the other side of the restaurant a patio offers a grass covered surface and is a favorite with dog owners (Prichard is a big dog lover himself). That patio also has an outdoor smoker which is brought into use at special events. Believe it or not, Sammy’s does over 100 wedding rehearsal dinners a year, reflecting the desire of local families to offer something decidedly Texan to their out-of-state guests.   Continue reading

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11 Supreme Salads Dallas Has To Offer To Stay Cool This Summer

executive-chefby Steven Doyle

It has been plenty hot in North Texas with more rage from the sun on its way before we enter into our odd fall-like weather. There are a few ways to cool off, besides hitting the beach each weekend which is highly suggested but not practical, and the tastiest is to seek out some of the cooler salads Dallas has to offer. We have you covered on this short list of suggestions. Play along by offering you best salad below in comments.

Not in any particular order here are a few choice salads to indulge and cool off with: Continue reading

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Smoke Plano Closed

smoke-pieby Steven Doyle

There is no joy in reporting bad news but once again we have been inundated with news that yet another popular, local restaurant has shuttered. The Plano version of the very popular restaurant Smoke closes at the end of this business day.

Read on for their announcement: Continue reading

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Filament Closes This Weekend

fil2by Steven Doyle    photos by Joey Stewart

Fans of the Matt McCallister Deep Ellum modern southern kitchen best make their way to Filament Sunday, August 13th, the final day for the restaurant.

Employees of Filament just messaged us after a staff meeting that they were informed that the restaurant was closing. Sunday will be your last chance to sample the fried green tomatoes, fried catfish, deviled and smoked chicken. Continue reading

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Mesero Will Make You Re-Think Tex Mex

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For the life of Mico Rodriguez he has done nothing more than try to please us all. Early on in his career you know he was responsible for bringing us what is now the behemoth M Crowds restaurant group which own Mi Cocina et al. A bout with alcoholism took this company away from him and left his to his own devices and went about to correcting this portion of his storied life. Now,  the man who is responsible for changing the way we dine in Dallas, nay, most of the Tex Mex dining world is clean, sober and taking back his stake in the dining market through his company that owns Mesero and its little sister Mr MeseroContinue reading

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