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2019 Best Chili Finds in DFW

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We have written about the history of chili, and Dallas is definitely a large part of that. The original Tolbert’s downtown served some of the best chili that could be found on the planet. Also the original Chilis’, the chain that can be found just about anywhere, opened over 40 years ago by Larry Lavine at the now-defunct Greenville Avenue and Meadow location served fantastic chili back in the day, with a recipe inspired by the first chili cook-off in Terlingua.

One of our favorite’s comes from Graham Dodds and I am sure we will be tasting his new bowl of red at his new post as Exec chef at the Statler Hotel.

As we do each year, we bring you our favorite bowls of chili in the DFW area. Please note there is not a bean to be found on this list. If you do njoy beans with your chili, we invite you to check out another article we wrote some time ago on the subject.  Continue reading

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Jack Ingram at Ferris Wheelers Sept 14th

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Texas-native Jack Ingram is set to headline a Kickoff Concert presented by Echelon – The National Young Adult Auxiliary of The Salvation Army – on Friday, Sept. 14, at Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ.

Echelon is a community of diverse young adults collectively rising up, and mobilizing the next generation, to serve The Salvation Army through fellowship and networking, donations and fundraising, and service and volunteering. Collectively, Echelon serves The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command and its efforts to serve the homeless, the abused, veterans in crisis, addicts, senior adults, and at-risk children and families. Continue reading

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Ferris Wheelers Partners with Brotherhood for the Fallen to Host Fundraiser for the Dallas Five

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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 midnightFerris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ is partnering with Brotherhood for the Fallen (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.

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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.

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Goat Yoga and BBQ at Ferris Wheelers

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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

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Ferris Wheelers A Fantastic Meat Ride

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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

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Ferris Wheelers Opens Soon in Design District

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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 wheelThe result is Ferris Wheelers. (Yes, you can actually ride on it!) Continue reading

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