Pecan Lodge: Just Like Heaven

But it's hell for vegans.

This summer, one of your friends will inevitably drag you to the Dallas Farmers Market because, "Ohmahgawdy'all!! Texas peaches are in season!!!!" Yeah, that's great. You know what's also in season? SWEATING ASS CRACKS. I don't know if you heard, but the high was 315° Eff yesterday, with a heat index of Total Recall.

Whenever this happens, you should resist the urge to punch your eating-local-loving friend in her farm fresh eggs and go to the Dallas Farmers Market. Why? Because once you're done haggling for blueberries and cussing out toddlers for stealing the best watermelon, you'll stumble upon the Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory of Texas barbecue. Open the doors of Shed 2 and I swear, as soon as that air conditioning hits you, angels will start singing, "If you wanna vieeeew paradiiiiiise, simply look around and view iiiiiiiit."

You've found Pecan Lodge, a Southern comfort foodsterant, where, yes, they serve fried chicken and barbecue. Welcome, friends, to meat heaven.

The Texas BBQ Plate (two slices of brisket, two ribs, one side for $8.95) told me that if I didn't order it, I was a pussy. So I ordered it. In your face, Plate!

Your options for sides are green chile and bacon macaroni and cheese, and you don't even need to know the rest of the options because this is obviously the only choice. In fact, the only reason to even read the rest of the options on their menu is to confirm that, "Yes, I'll have an additional side of the mac 'n' cheese with my mac 'n' cheese, please." Pecan Lodge's macaroni and cheese is better than watching Scotty McCreery run full speed into a screen door. It's better than petting a real Lisa Frank unicorn. This macaroni and cheese is so good it should be knighted. And then sainted. And then boned.

Also: The brisket and ribs were well-seasoned and juicy. Loved every bite.

You should also try a link of the new-to-the-menu house-made smoked sausage, which caused at least five people in the restaurant including me to make the "Oh my holy Samuel L. Jackson balls" face. (For reference, that's one step awesomer than the "Oh my holy Jesus balls" face.)

 
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Beda
Beda

Hey Boss Lady, how about adding fresh brewed tea to your menu? The guy at the hot dog place is NOT NICE when you go over there and just buy tea, then take it to Pecan Lodge. In fact, they even have a sign that says "No tea refill if you don't order from us" (paraphrasing there). Tea is part of the whole dining experience for me.

Dalozano
Dalozano

So funny I just went back and read it again.

Diane
Diane

This is the best! Love it ;-D (hey, maybe I'll put it on a t-shirt.) RT"This macaroni and cheese is so good it should be knighted. And then sainted. And then boned." @thecheapbastard http://bit.ly/mmIdT8

whargoul
whargoul

"The Texas BBQ Plate (two measly slices of brisket, two meatless ribs, one side and no drink for $8.95) told me that if I didn't order it, I was a pussy."

There, fixed that for you.

If you're more concerned about tasting it than filling up on it, then go here; it tastes good but you'll leave almost as hungry as when you came. If you want to get great taste and get filled up at the same time then go to the Baby Back Shack...they'll give you the meat sweats for a few bucks more.

Liz
Liz

We ate there last Saturday and I am sorry to say that it was awful. Friends ate there right after we did (11am and 11.30 am) and they had an equally bad experience. The brisket was terribly fatty despite asking for lean (as in big pieces of fat cap making up half of each slice), the brisket sandwich was all fat cap with maybe two bites of meat, and the fried okra was OK but left in the fryer about a minute too long. I know people rave about it, but I was extremely disappointed.

Byrd
Byrd

if you follow them on twitter, they will tweet when they have burnt ends for sale... first come gets it until the burnt ends run out

Boss Lady
Boss Lady

Hey Byrdie- Burnt Ends at noon today. Get here early and ask for Boss Lady ;-)

Alice Laussade
Alice Laussade

If you follow them on Twitter, you'll also find that your barbecue consumption will increase a millionfold.

 
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