Alvin Darrel Plaskoff, the founder of Big Al’s Smokehouse Barbecue, passed away on Nov. 24 at the age of 74. Succeeded by his family, who will continue running the business he started in 1973, Plaskoff leaves behind a legacy of multiple entrepreneurial and communal successes.Continue reading
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by Steven Doyle
In 1948 Peggy and Howard’s Beef Bar opened in what was a former location of a Sinclair gas station located on Hillcrest across from SMU, offering much of the same fare that Peggy Sue’s BBQ does today but in a cafeteria-style fashion. The Beef Bar closed in 1980 and it took another nine years for Peggy Sue’s to resurrect where it is today. Continue reading
Texas-native Friday, Sept. 14, at Backyard & BBQ.is set to headline a Kickoff Concert presented by Echelon – The National Young Adult Auxiliary of The Salvation Army – on
by Alex Gonzalez
This past Saturday, Low ‘N’ Slow: North Texas BBQ & Music Festival made its debut at Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas. For its first ever showcase, Low ‘N’ Slow proved to be a potential signature event for the newly renovated Longhorn Ballroom.
As its name suggests, Low ‘N’ Slow was an eight-hour long festival consisting of performances by local musicians and booths from some of Dallas’s best barbeque restaurants. Continue reading
July 7, 2016 was a tragic day in Dallas history, when five of the city’s finest were killed in the line of duty during an ambush.
On Saturday, July 7, from 7 p.m. to midnight, Backyard & BBQ is partnering with (BFTF) to host a fundraising event to honor the memory of the fallen officers.
During the event, the Dallas Police Choir will sing the national anthem, while the Dallas Police Honor Guard conducts a Presentation of the Colors. Bagpipers from the Fort Worth Police Department will also be present during the memorial program.
In addition, Dallas native Ryan Berg and award-winning guitarist Mike “Junior” Clark will perform live throughout the night and Ferris Wheelers will host a silent auction to help BFTF reach their 2018 goal of $100,000. All of the donations, ticket and table sponsorship sales will also benefit BFTF.
The Brotherhood’s primary mission is to send at least two uniformed Dallas police officers to the funerals of police officers killed by felonious acts across the nation. BFTF organizes and pays for the officers’ travel arrangements and provides a financial gift to the family of the fallen officer.
Dallas was introduced to the Brotherhood when the existing chapters sent over 75 officers to the funerals of the Dallas Five. After roy@experiencing the impact of their mission first-hand, Dallas officers felt strongly to serve other departments and families of fallen officers in the same manner. As a result, the Dallas chapter of BFTF began in the summer of 2016.
Guests will be treated to complimentary valet upon arrival. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. A $10 ticket (donation) includes one BFTF souvenir drinking cup, a $40 ticket includes one BFTF souvenir drinking cup and one dinner plate. Table sponsorships are also available. For more information on how to sponsor a table, email
Located at 1950 Market Center Blvd. in the Design District, Ferris Wheelers is where locals and visitors alike can grab some unforgettable BBQ while enjoying Texas-inspired cocktails, craft brews and live music performed by local and national artists outside on the 7,000-square-foot patio. In between sets, take a ride on the Ferris wheel or challenge a friend to a game of Jenga, bags, washers or hook & ring.
Ferris Wheelers’ menu features Texas staples such as brisket, ribs, house-made sausage, honey-brined smoked turkey breast and Carolina-style pork shoulder. The southern-influenced sides include smoked BBQ beans, smoked green beans, BBQ mac & cheese, jalapeño bacon cole slaw and southwestern potato salad.
On Memorial Day, Ferris Wheelers is hosting Happy Goat Yoga at 10 a.m. and the goats are bringing a very special furry friend! It’s a surprise that you don’t want to miss! Exercise, animals and positive people are all recommended to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. Ferris will have them all – the perfect cure for a chaotic week. Continue reading