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Barbecuing and Grilling

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Pecan Lodge is Moving to a New Space, But The Smokers Are Staying The Same

    After being praised for their barbecue prowess by what seems like every publication in Texas, Pecan Lodge owners Justin and Diane Fourton decided that it was time to stretch their legs and start serving their loyal fans in a bigger space. On May 12, the Fourtons served up the last plates of Pecan Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Five Texas Barbecue Events to Put on Your Meat Calendar

    What with the announcement of this year's Meat Fight date (more on that in a minute), and the sad fact that said date is way off toward the end of the year, we thought it might be time to have a quick poke around the internet to see what we could see. And what we saw was a bounty of barbecue events. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Andrew Zimmern Ate His Way through DFW This Weekend, with Help from Daniel Vaughn

    If you spent some time at any of a few area barbecue restaurants this weekend, you might have bumped into Texas Barbecue Guru Daniel Vaughn and TV Person Andrew Zimmern as they palled around eating Texas barbecue. Zimmern was in town filming for an episode of Bizzare Foods America, which is devoted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Sorry, Texas, but Jamaican Jerk Is the Best Barbecue in the World

    In honor of Sunday's sold-out Meat Fight, we're celebrating smoked animal flesh all week long in our inaugural Meat Week, in which we celebrate the procuring, cooking and face-stuffing of dead-animal flesh. The term "barbecue" holds a lot of different meanings to those who have tasted meat worked b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Dallas-Fort Worth's 10 Best Barbecue Joints

    Texas barbecue: You and I know it's the best. More importantly, it's a food where, if you leave the state, you'll notice other states do barbecue in strange and terrifying ways that make you feel wrong. Once I went to Oklahoma (this is how all great stories start, I know), ordered brisket and was se ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 25, 2013

    Slow Bone's Bravado

    Jack Perkins made some bold claims when he first opened his barbecue restaurant. He's almost backed them up.

  • Dining

    June 13, 2013

    Picking a Bone With Pecan Lodge

    Want access to some of the best barbecue in Texas? Get in line.

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    In Texas, a Golden Age for Smoked Meat

    There's a barbecue revolution afoot. Put a tiara on that slab of meat and give it a dozen roses. Barbecue is the new beauty queen in the culinary world. For many of us, smoked meat is as right as being born a Texan, or getting here as soon as you could. Brisket and ribs are clogging our veins and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Outdoor Competition Grills Up Support For Disabled Veterans

    Here's pulling for great weather next Friday. Students from the culinary program at the Art Institute of Dallas are planning an outdoor event to raise money for Patriot PAWS. The nonprofit organization provides service dogs free of charge to disabled veterans. The event will pit two teams from the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Oink And Moo Barbecue Will Kill Us All, But Especially Me

    The concept of a mobile barbecue food truck, which may appear next to me at any moment in any situation, is a health danger on a par with snakes, shoddily constructed buildings and being fired out of a cannon into the sun. Especially snakes. I really hate snakes. Previously, I would have had to driv ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 29, 2012

    An Englishman in BBQ Sauce

    An expatriate Brit learns to love Texas, one pound of brisket at a time.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Pecan Lodge Is Joining Baker's Ribs To Represent Dallas In Texas Monthly's BBQ Festival

    Tickets for the third annual Texas Monthly BBQ Festival went on sale today. Twenty-one barbecue joints will gather just south of Lady Bird Lake to show off their take on brisket, sausage, ribs and anything else with enough fat content to stand up to an hours-long stint in a smoker. If you need an ex ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012

    Community 'Cue

    The tradition of open-pit barbecues in Texas predates the Civil War.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    How Dallas Chefs Grill: The Tools, the Meat and the Techniques

    We tracked down a few Dallas chefs to get a little insight on how a Memorial Day cookout in their backyard might look, taste and smell. From grills and smokers to favorite cuts of meat, plus some tips for the novice, let their words serve as inspiration as grilling season officially begins this week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    The Texas Monthly BBQ Festival Was Pretty Cool, I Guess

    Why is this sign not made of barbecue?​The city of Austin's clothing smelled like delicious, delicious barbecue all the live long day on Sunday. The 2nd Annual Texas Monthly BBQ Festival was stinking up that town something awesome. And if you weren't there to sample brisket, ribs and sausage from ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 1, 2011
  • Dining

    April 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Central Texas Pitmasters Aren't Going to SeaWorld

    You know, some low and slow cooking over oak...oh, never mind. ​SeaWorld in Orlando this week announced it had invited local smokehouses to participate in its annual "Bands, Brew & BBQ" festival, an innovation that would make even more sense at the theme park's South Texas location. But a spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Ten Texas Pitmasters Welcome Media to Texas

    ​Debates regarding the quality of smoked meat in Dallas will be temporarily settled tomorrow when 10 of the state's leading pit masters descend upon the House of Blues to cater the Super Bowl party for credentialed media. Participating barbecue joints include Snow's, Franklin BBQ, Black's BBB ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Heard Through the Grapevine: Who Deserves Credit for Great Dining Finds?

    Who cares how you know? Just tell us where the good stuff is.​Is restaurant scouting an open source activity? That's essentially the question underlying local barbecue blogger Daniel Vaughn's frustration with Dallas Morning News critic Leslie Brenner's new list of the top barbecue joints, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Dallas Isn't a Barbecue Town (Ready, Aim, Fire...)

    ​City of Ate readers earlier this week didn't take kindly to my saying that "barbecue isn't very good in Dallas," suggesting my assertion must mean I'm an agoraphobic Californian. Wrong on both counts, but their ire brings up an interesting question: What constitutes a barbecue town? Do a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Oak Cliff to Serve Up "Ethical Meat"
    At Barbecue Competition

    Do happy cows make for better barbecue?​An upcoming barbecue contest in Oak Cliff may be among the first nationwide to demand its entrants use sustainable, grass-fed meat. Teams participating in the September 11-12 competition will receive beef brisket, pork ribs, whole chicken or homemade sa ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Dude Food: Dr. Bell's BBQ

    Patrick MichelsIt came with three sliders, but priorities dictated eating one of these chip-filled mini-burgers pre-photo.​Dr. Bell's BBQ1404 Main St214-741-4552Dude Factor: 9, or Dr. House, on a scale of 1 (Dr. Phil) to 10 (Hawkeye)If you're looking for a meal of substance in the middle of the wo ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Dude Food: Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ

    Jesse Hughey​Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ3317 Inwood Rd. 214-350-2649Dude Factor: 6, or Tony Romo, on a scale of 1 (Brad Johnson) to 10 (Roger Staubach)Texas being one of the reddest of red states, medical marijuana isn't going to happen any time soon without intervention by the federal government. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    On The Range: Carne Asada

    pdphoto.org​On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.If you think cookout in Texan terms, you are usually thinking of brisket...well, steak and burgers, too--but that's everywhere. If you think of grilling in Mexican terms, though, it's carne asada all the ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Baker's Pitmaster To Cook At Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

    Joe Duncan of Baker's Ribs (aka "that place next to Angry Dog that smells good but always looks closed") will participate in the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party June 13-14 in Madison Square Park, New York City. Baker's Ribs is, of course, a Dallas Observer favorite, earning the Best of Dallas bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Dude Food: Cousin's Barbeque

    Cousin's Barbeque Various locations I don't think a Texas barbecue place does itself any favors by boasting that it's a favorite of an Ivy League, blue-blood Yankee, but Cousin's Web site brags about serving George H.W. Bush. Had I known that before trying the food, I'd have been a tad skeptical. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008
  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008
  • Dining

    October 25, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    Dickey's Wants the World to Eat Its Meat

    The original Dickey's barbecue, founded in Dallas in 1941 In the St. Louis Post Dispatch, of all places, Roland Dickey Jr. talks about the plans to turn the family business into the nation's favorite barbecue franchise -- and, yeah, that'd be Dickey's Barbecue Pit, like you couldn't figure that out. ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 9, 2007

    Cheap Bastard

    Got $6? Mr. BBQ's got lunch.

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2007
  • Dining

    May 24, 2007

    Clubbing Crocs

    The latest in reanimated after-dark hotspots

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2007

    Phemme Phatalie?

    Dotty Griffith. Remember her? She’s the former Dallas Morning News restaurant critic who Nick & Sam’s-Eatzi’s founder Phil Romano hates to love. He drug her through the lawyer trough, donchaknow. Anyway, after being ceremoniously eased into the last Dallas Morning News newsroom pruning last S ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2005

    Fired Up

    A woman's place is at the grill

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2005
  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Barbecue

    Peggy Sue's BBQ

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Barbecue

    Peggy Sue's BBQ

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Market & Sausage Factory

    Rudolph's Market & Sausage Factory

  • Music

    January 8, 1998
  • Dining

    September 18, 1997

    Attacking Macs with chopsticks

    Yoshi's brings Japanese sensibilities to an American dining habit

  • Dining

    June 19, 1997

    Good to the bone

    The ribs at Magnolia restore your faith in barbecue

  • Dining

    March 21, 1996

    Blues exchange

    Texas Blues Cafe brings more than brisket to the 'burbs

  • Dining

    January 26, 1995

    Supreme Being of barbecue

    Zeus' Smokehouse offers up food for the gods

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