by Steven Doyle
Researching the history the hot dog is murkier than the water some are boiled in, but there is certainly no mistake that the wiener on a bun is a quintessential staple of ball games, circuses, amusement parks, and just about anywhere people are looking for an inexpensive and easy to eat meal.
Dallas saw an insurgence of great hot dogs a few years back but they did not seem as sustainable as the almighty burger, and many fantastic dog locations shuttered.
We do have a list of some terrific hot dogs found in and around Dallas, take head and enjoy. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
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. By the way, Terlingua’s Chili cookoff(s) are the first week in November.
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 enjoy beans with your chili, we invite you to check out another article we wrote some time ago on the subject. But feel free to legume!
This year a few favorites fell off the list, not due to a bad chili, but rather they removed the item from their menu. It may return as it gets colder, but sayonara CBD Provisions, Ferris Wheelers and Katy Trail Ice House. They all have amazing food.
Check out our list:
Frankfurter fanatics and Uncle Herky devotees head on over to Luscher’s Red Hots (2653 Commerce) as Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher serves-up his final Post Oak Red Hots at the Deep Ellum eatery through Tuesday, December 13. This is the last chance to eat at Luscher’s which will close December 14.
“Everyone is invited to come bid Luscher’s adieu with a final Uncle Herky and a beer,” says Chef Brian. “I am so proud of all we accomplished with Luscher’s. The food and our team are on point and we are truly honored for all of the accolades and attention garnered during our two-year run. We gave it everything we’ve got.”
Luscher will continue to focus and grow Post Oak Red Hots LLC., which provides the all-natural sausages to area restaurants and retail locations as well as oversee operations at The Grape.
Luscher’s Red Hots announces “Rush Hour” Monday through Friday from 5pm-7pm. Enjoy $4 Post Oak Red Hots, Depression Dogs and Kraut Dogs, $10 Goose Island draft beer pitchers and $2.50 local canned brews, drafts and wines by the glass while rocking out to the legendary band Rush.
Chicagoland native Brian C. Luscher, whose desire for the perfect dog was so great that he took matters, and meat, into his own hands and launched Luscher’s Red Hot’s in 2015. The ultimate take on the Chicago dog, smoked with oak and made by hand with all-natural, locally raised meats, breads and produce has garnered attention all over Dallas – Fort Worth. Everything is made from scratch or comes from someone who does. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
It has been a year since we revised our best hot dog list, and the list changed dramatically. Today we have bigger and better options when it comes to the reliable tube steak. Check out our list of favorites and enjoy all these dogs during National Hot Dog Month:
Luscher’s Post Oak Red Hots: You might know Brian Luscher; chef, charcuterie maven, owner of The Grape. Just last year he moved into a new arena when he devised the Post Oak Red Hot. This snappy and delicious rendition is part of a full line up of dog related bites that includes an oak smoked hot dog made with locally raised meats. You can also find hand-made accouterments to devise your own Chi Dog including sport peppers, spicy brown mustard and sweet and hot cucumbers. The dog is sold by the chef at the White Rock Local Market at Green Spot on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 8am to 1pm, and the White Rock Local Market at Lakeside on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 8am to 1pm. For take home goodness try checking out Bolsa Mercado and the Green Grocer. Luscher’s is the Holy Grail of Dallas dogs. Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas
Made by hand and smoked with oak, Luscher’s Post Oak Red Hots are now available at Artizone.com the online market place for local, small shops and home delivery service.
The custom line of sausages created by Chef-Owner Brian C. Luscher of The Grape includes Sweet & Hot Italian Sausage and Post Oak Red Hots, made using all-natural Texas-raised beef and pork as well as Luscher’s signature Spicy Brown Mustard. To order on Artizone go to Luscher’s Post Oak Red Hots. Continue reading