Jason Boso

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 70: Cheesesteak at Truck Yard

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. The food truck selection is always decent at Jason Boso's Truck Yard, Dallas' first perman ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    Twisted Root Is Now Serving a Milk Shake with Dude, Sweet Chocolate's Tub of Love and Bacon

    We love it when two of our favorite things find each other amidst all the chaos and clutter in life to forge a happy union of any shape or form. Especially if it's bacon and homemade custard. Or bacon and peanuts. Or bacon and anything. We're really open here. That's why we were giddy with the rec ... More >>

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    January 13, 2014

    Plano Will Vote on Food Truck Regulations, and a Food Truck Park May Follow

    Plano might be getting a food truck park. City officials plan to vote this evening on a measure that would ease restrictions on mobile food vending, allowing trucks to operate permanently at a single location. Currently, selling burritos from the window of a kitchen with wheels in Plano is signif ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    11 Dark Bars to Hide in After You're Stuffed: The 2013 Guide

    OK, turkey revelers, it's about time for elastic pants, pie and plates of regret. But, before we get too deep in the holiday mood, let's pull back a little. Don't hit the season too hard. Walk in softly. After hours of being stuffed like a turkey in a small house with your bestest relatives, it's to ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Thanksgiving Cooking Tips from 18 of Dallas' Best Chefs

    My excitement runneth over. With the best holiday of the year just a few days away, it's about time to start getting prepped. But it's hard to know where to start. That in mind we asked some of Dallas' best chefs for some Thanksgiving cooking tips. Omar Flores, Driftwood "Thanksgiving for me is ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 31, 2013

    A Welcome Truck Yard in a Food-truck Wasteland

    With his East Dallas Truck Yard, Jason Boso helps Dallas finally do food trucks right.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Cheesesteaks, a Tree Bar and Carnival Barker's Ice Cream: We Love Dallas' New Truck Yard

    Jason Boso's new Truck Yard (5624 Sears), which opened last weekend, had an almost-full house on Wednesday night that involved a lot of flip flops kicked up on various stools, with their owners kicked back in various chairs like they own the place. The clientele included families, dates and gaggle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    The Truck Yard Food-Truck Park is Open on Greenville, and Carnival Barker's Is There

    The Truck Yard (5624 Sears) at 5624 Sears Street, Dallas' third permanent food truck park, opened over the weekend, tucked behind Lower Greenville near the new Trader Joe's. This big backyard-esque spot is the brainchild of Jason Boso, a guy who's pretty good at big backyard-esque projects (see Twis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    Bowlounge Brings Bowlounging To The Design District

    If you've paid a visit to Bowl and Barrel and loved everything about the experience but your bill, there's a new, more affordable option coming to the Design District this summer. Bowlounge will offer 12 lanes of bowling just a few blocks south of the Meddlesome Moth, Oak and the other restaurants t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    A Horse Is A Horse ... Unless It's A Burger

    By now you've surely ready about the English horse meat scandal. Scientists first found horse DNA in the meatballs at IKEA in England, prompting the disposable furniture seller to pull tons of frozen boxes from their inventory. Now horse meat is popping up in all sorts of ground meat blends causing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    A Twisted Mule Brings Craft Cocktails on Tap to Twisted Root

    Chef and founder of Twisted Root Burger Co., Jason Boso, has concocted a new craft cocktail for his restaurants that taps into a slowly emerging trend around the country. Boso worked with bar man Jason Kosmas to develop a drink called the Twisted Mule, which is a combo-play on an Arnold Palmer and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Lion Gives Roaring Reviews of Twisted Root and YO Steakhouse, Recommends the Elk

    In late January, Aramis, a brilliant African lion at In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue in Wylie, stopped eating. Even when Vicky Keahey, one of his caretakers, gave him special food he typically likes, he would soon get sick and vomit. For seven days, the lion didn't eat at all. "He was probably sev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Monica's Nueva Cocina Opens, Rohst Closes and More From a Busy August

    At last, August has left us, bringing us that much closer to the promise of cooler weather. Someday soon, we hope. In the meantime, the month brought Dallas several new restaurants and wilted a few others. Read on for the full list of openings and closings and be sure to share tips about shifts in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Twisted Root's Jason Boso to Open Up a New Taco Spot

    Jason Boso, the owner of the growing Twisted Root burger chain just announced he's taking the taco business for a test drive. Boso is closing his Cowboy Kitchen location in Roanoke for a few weeks to renovate and re-brand the space. When he's done Tacos and Avocados (101 South Oak Street) will open ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 10, 2012

    The Fieri Effect

    Local restaurants try survive the crush of customers that follows a visit from Food Network's frosted-tip rainmaker.

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    November 22, 2011

    The Must-Have Thanksgiving Dishes of Dallas' Top Chefs

    We all have our favorite dish at Thanksgiving. Maybe it's sweet potato casserole, cheesy mashed potatoes, Jello salad or cornbread dressing. No matter that crazy great-aunt Melba came up with the recipe 47 years ago; if it's not on the table when the bird is served, then just call the whole thing of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Revolving Doors: Restaurants Come In, and They Go Out

    ​The month of May has proven to be an eventful one. The Californian mega-chain In-N-Out Burger made its Texas debut in Frisco and Allen, The Cedars Social finally celebrated its grand opening, and plenty more new culinary establishments have popped up along the way. Not to mention, a few have clos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Twisted Root's Special Off-Menu Fries Should Stay Off

    There's a good reason some items aren't listed on menus, like Twisted Roots "fancy" fries.​With all the excitement surrounding the grand opening of In-N-Out Burger last Wednesday, it's only natural that competitors are looking to capitalize on the hype. That's exactly what local burger joint T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Jason Boso's Sloppy Joe Recipe: Great Taste is the Reward for Patience

    Jenny Block​In part one of this week's Three Course Meal, we gave you a look at Jason Boso, owner and executive chef of Cowboy Chow and Twisted Root Hamburger Company. In part two, we asked Boso to complete our thoughts for us. In today's final installment he shares a recipe for Brisket Sloppy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Twisted to the Root: Jason Boso on Kids' Jokes, Pantlessness and Steakhouses

    Jason Boso, owner and chef at Twisted Root Burger Company and Cowboy Chow​On Wednesday, we gave you the goods on Jason Boso, owner and chef at Twisted Root Burger Company and Cowboy Chow. Today, we ask Boso to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, he shares one of his recipes. (Note Boso's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Cowboy Chow's Jason Boso: Bringing the Chef in the White Coat to the Sloppy Joes of the World

    Jason Boso is wearing jeans, a battered SMU hat, and a mechanic's shirt with the name "Easy" on the name patch. He's cute. Really cute and he's at the bar having a beer when I get to Cowboy Chow. The hostess introduces us and he gives me the "hey" head nod. I have to remind myself for a minute that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Twisted Root, Mooyah and Burguesa Make List of "Burger Chains to Watch in 2011"

    The burger industry publication, Burger Business, has named Twisted Root Burger Co. as one of 11 "burger chains to watch in 2011," a designation the Dallas-based chain's owner doesn't dispute. Reached by phone this morning, Jason Boso said he was out late last night celebrating the hiring of his fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Somtimes a Pickle is More Than Just a Pickle

    ​Taking a cue from pickle-happy high-end chefs, a few fast food chains are reassessing the role of the once-humble dill. The obligatory pickles slapped on burgers by the nation's leading chains have long been thin, watery afterthoughts. But Wendy's this week announced its planned line of prem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Tonight, We Put Dallas In Our Mouths!

    Mmm, gluey.​Hop on the Green Line train tonight and hop off when you see every restaurateur in Dallas -- it'll be the Fair Park stop, where the 24th annual Taste of Dallas kicks off this evening and continues throughout the weekend. Some of the Big Dizzle's best-known chefs will be in attendance c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Twisted Root Burger Co. Goes as American as Apple Pie With New Desserts

    ​Since the tall tale of Johnny Appleseed was planted in the American vernacular, apples have been a symbol of the nation. This is most apparent in the old adage, "As American as apple pie." The chefs at Twisted Root Burger Co., have taken this to heart and will be premiering two apple desserts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    New Restaurants are Blossoming This Spring

    ​ This March kept true to the saying "in like a lion, out like a lamb," kicking off with a four-alarm fire on Lower Greenville on March 2. The fire started in Terrilli's and soon destroyed Hurricane Grill, Mick's and Greenville Bar & Grill only a few weeks before one of Greenville's biggest ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    Short Orders: Cowboy Chow

    Cowboy Chow2801 Commerce St.214-742-2469One caveat before we get started: Playing on the flat screen during lunch on my most recent visit to Cowboy Chow was Sergio Leone's epic tale of greed and revenge in Europe's old west--and pretty much the greatest movie ever made--The Good, The Bad And The Ugl ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 1, 2009