Fruition Hospitality – a full-service hospitality firm founded by Chef Scott Gottlich and his wife Gina – has taken a leadership role in the daily operations of 18th & Vine BBQ located at 4100 Maple Avenue in Dallas. With award-winning pitmaster and co-owner of the well-regarded chef forward Kansas City barbecue restaurant, Matt Dallman has always been and is still in charge of anything smoked and meat.
Scott Gottlich explains, “Along with streamlining the experience, service and hospitality, we have changed the food menu and beverage program as well. Working in tandem, Gina and I are excited to see what the future holds for this special restaurant.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
A serious player in the Dallas BBQ business recently popped up with Doug Pickering at the helm. You may recall Pickering from Work in Deep Ellum where he plied his trade well serving up turkey, sausages briskets and ribs, all the BBQ staples, but he has upped his game tremendously at Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ where beer, BBQ and a 50 foot Ferris Wheel are the main attractions. Continue reading
Tickets for the 8th Annual Meat Fight go on sale Tuesday, October 3rd at 10 a.m. Be sure to set a reminder, as tickets for the meaty charity event sold out last year in under one hour.
Meat Fight is a Texas barbecue competition with a tradition of awarding bronzed beer-can trophies and raising cash for the National MS Society. “This year, Meat Fight is going to be bigger than ever before,” says Alice Laussade, CEO of Meat Fight, Inc. “We’re featuring 20 of Dallas’ best chefs in the main fight, plus 9 more chefs in our beefy VIP Side Show competition—and we’re adding a whole new competition to the mix for all attendees. It’s called Sweet Fight. Our friends at Whole Foods are presenting that, and the category for competition this year is pie. It’s gonna be so great.” Continue reading
On Saturday, September 16 from 1 to 5pm, eat a light breakfast. Because come lunch time, everyone’s invited aboard the BBQ Bus. RVC Promotions is hosting this event and the day will begin at Bitter Sisters Brewery in Addison. After a cold beer to kick things off, attendees will hop onto a luxury bus, and the adventure begins.
The tour will visit three of the Metroplex’s best barbecue joints (Hutchins BBQ, 3 Stacks Smoke & Tap House and Winner’s BBQ, with each providing a Holy Trinity plate of brisket, ribs and sausage, as well as a tour of the pit area to see where the magic happens. Continue reading
Enjoy a bit of Smoked at the downtown Main Street Garden park Saturday, September 24th. This bodacious BBQ event brings in talent from across Texas, and fantastic bands, including chef Dean Fearing’s Lost Coyote Band, the Vandoliers, Charley Crockett and more. There are also cold adult beverages and fun and games.
The festival opens at 2:00 p.m. to the public and your paid admission gets you complimentary tastings from every restaurant listed below included until 6pm. Continue reading
Dallas will soon be home to a one-of-a-kind BBQ restaurant created in the image of a true Texan.
Imagine Big Tex chowing down on some mouthwatering Texas BBQ with a local craft beer in-hand and live country music playing in the background. Now take that image and add in a 50-foot running Ferris wheel. The result is Ferris Wheelers. (Yes, you can actually ride on it!) Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
In the land of buffets we tend to stay clear, but there is one super hot spot you will wish to sample everything – and in abundance. BBQ can be difficult to monitor unless you have a steady stream of guests filing through, often waiting for the next slice of brisket to fall of onto the line, or a rack of ribs to be hacked into submission. North Main Barbecue stays very busy and for good reason, they have decent BBQ. Continue reading