Tim Love

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    The Best Patios in Dallas That Host Live Music

    Prime patio weather might have passed us by in, oh, May, but people in Dallas still love drinking their booze outside. Fortunately for us, the weather gods have seen it fit to bless us with a respite from the heat in the form of a summertime polar vortex. That means that for one brief, shining momen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Is Tim Love a "Celebrity-Chef Douchebag"?

    FW Weekly recently went deep on celebrity chef Tim Love. The story used accounts of Love's lackluster performance as a caterer at the Crowne Plaza Invitational and TCU as the hook to tell a story about a man who is hard-working but over-extended and, according to the paper, a tad egotistical. Throu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    The Best Dallas Bars to Feel Like a Cowboy

    You know that stereotype of Dallas that people go with? No, not the one about the city being extremely segregated, and stuck in a class warfare. We mean the one all the sports broadcasts use. The one where they show b-roll of the area to kill time between action, and you see people in boots, cows an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    I Ate the Lamb Brisket at Tim Love's Woodshed Smokehouse and Now Everything's OK

    Woodshed Smokehouse's menu has been teasing me for months. With all those exotic items (smoked mozarella! Bizarre sausage! AN ENTIRE GODDAMN SHIN OF BEEF! Smoked rutabaga, which is called "swede" back home because "rutabaga" is literally impossible to say in a British accent), I had actually spent w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Dallas Chefs on Twitter: the Good, the Bad and the Exceptionally Weird

    Social media is a beautiful thing. Sites like Twitter and Facebook allow us to read all about our high school classmates' stupid kids, yell at politicians about gun control and tweet creepy, 140-character love notes at celebrities we like. Thanks to cooking shows like Top Chef and Chopped, chefs are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Five DFW Restaurants That Serve Great Game, in Honor of the Quest to Legalize Roadkill

    Tink Nathan, founder of Tink's Deer Scent Company and host of Tink's Legendary Hunting Moments, hopes to represent the fine people of House District 53, comprised mostly of rural West Texas counties. And he's made one of his top campaign priorities reversing a 2007 law that banned the picking up and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Fort Worth Food Wine Festival Announces Inaugural Event, Including $500 Ticket

    Fort Worth is getting a highbrow food and wine event this spring. The four-day eating and drinking parade will start on March 27. The aim, other than to consume a lot, is to "infuse historic venues and homegrown flavor" with local chefs, wine makers, craft breweries and the like. The Fort Worth Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Tim Love's Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Fort Worth Damaged in Early Morning Blaze

    An emotional Tim Love struggled to talk to news teams this morning about an early morning blaze at his Fort Worth restaurant, Lonesome Dove Western Bistro. NBC 5's Deborah Ferguson informed Love of the fire early this morning. Opened in 2000, Lonesome Dove is Love's signature spot that serves cow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Il Cane Rosso White Rock Opens and More from a Busy April

    Another month has come and gone and with it a handful of restaurants have opened. Read on for the full list of restaurants happenings in April, and be sure to share tips about new and/or dead restaurants in the comments section below or at Openings: Il Cane Rosso White Roc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    First Look: Queenie's Steakhouse Brings Sexy Back to Denton

    Love Shack of Denton and its glorious Bigfat-burgers-with-a-bigfat-egg-on-top were laid to rest in October when Tim Love decided to close the doors and revamp the space with visions of dry-aged steak and white tablecloths dancing in his head. Fast forward to now and Queenie's steakhouse (115 E. Hick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Austin Food & Wine Festival to be a Buffet of Food, Wine, Music and Stars

    Andrew Zimmern. Marcus Samuelsson. Marc Murphy. Brian Malarkey. Tim Byres. Tre Wilcox. Tim Love. Aaron Franklin. Paul Qui. Where can you hang out with the likes of these national and local food greats all in one place? The answer is The Austin Food & Wine Festival, coming up at the end of the mont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Cook Hall Opens, Love Shack Closes and More From a Very Busy October

    Another very busy month has come and gone, and with it several Dallas restaurants have opened while others have closed their doors for good. Read on for the full list and be sure to share tips about restaurant openings or closings in the comments section below or at Opening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Denton Love Shack Closing Doors Today

    Tim Love, or one of his techies, announced on Twitter and Facebook an hour ago that he will be closing the Denton Love Shack location to renovate for a new concept. The closing comes as quite a surprise to many Love Shack patrons, as the restaurant famous for juicy burgers and live music has been op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Ditch the Caf: Better Food Is Truckin' to a Campus Near You

    See Also: *The College Diet: Breaking Down the Food at SMU's Cafeteria *Digg's Taco Shop: Yeah, We Can Dig It Well, RFOC is out. Big surprise. I distinctly remember finding the choices so taste-numbing that I once ate nothing but a bowl of croutons for dinner during my freshman year at SMU. Perha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Bon Appetite Declares Undying Love For Texas: Dallas Included

    Usually when a national glossy compiles a list Dallas is all but forgotten, but this month Bon Appetite decided to honor not one, but two restaurants in our area. Oak, which has received nothing but positive press since it opened, was named along with Tim Love's Woodshed Smokehouse as two of candida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Olympics in England, SNACK on Henderson and A Hot Mess: This Week in Dallas Eats

    The opening ceremonies have just kicked off, and the Olympics are under way. Seems like a good time to check in with our resident Brit for his primer on food from the other side of the pond. While most of the dishes Gavin Cleaver listed are impossible to find here in Dallas, you can find some decent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Food & Wine's Best BBQ City List Includes A Few Spot in "East Texas: Dallas"

    Food and Wine took some time this week to evaluate our great nation's best barbeque cities in a feature titled "Best BBQ Cities." First noticeable local on the list is Tim Love. Standing next to a grill, right? No, in a Hellman's mayo commercial. What the heck is the deal with the mayo? No mention ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Oklahoma Joe's BBQ in KC: It Ain't Home, but It's Almost Worth the Wait

    Last week after the All-Star Game, Kansas City barbecue got the full hash tag treatment from visiting sports writers. I just so happened to be in KC this weekend and, based on Twitter-sphere, recommendations from friends and an editor, I told my hosts I had visit to Oklahoma Joe's BBQ. They didn't a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Men's Health: Tim Love's Woodshed is Among America's Manliest Restaurants

    Men's Health posted a poll yesterday on the Manliest Restaurant in America, where you're all invited to cast your vote for restaurants in nine different categories. As always, with bated breath (and a knowing swagger), we had to see if there were any Texas restaurants. There better be, amIright? B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Chef Tim Love Has Some Really Expensive Kitchen Tools to Sell You

    Tim Love, you cheeky monkey: Costco wasn't enough was it? After announcing a line or sauces and rubs to be featured at the discount store, and endorsing Hellmann's mayonnaise in a mock culinary competition, the Fort Worth chef known for his burger shack, Woodshed and the more polished Lonesome Dove, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Denton's New Fry Street is Flirting with Corporate America. Is This Such a Bad Thing?

    As many Dentonites are aware, especially those (un)fortunate enough to live a stone's throw from the UNT campus, the "high rise" apartments going up on Fry Street have created quite a state of multi-variable chaos. Construction, no parking, there-is-seriously-another-nail-in-my-tire syndrome: the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Prepping For The Super Bowl: This Week In Dallas Eats

    This Sunday, Americans will eat more food than on any other day, with the exception of Thanksgiving. On Super Bowl Sunday we shamefully watch others with the sports skills we wish we had, and use excessive amounts of food to comfort ourselves for our own lack of stamina and hand-eye coordination. No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Tim Love's Dirty Love Burger is So Very Nice

    Here's the thing about working in the Town of the Cow versus our more easterly hamlet: In these parts, when a group of people are waiting for an elevator in a downtown building, once our vessel arrives, everyone keeps their eyes straight ahead, makes haste in an orderly, yet all-business fashion and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    A Requiem for Cheap PBR

    I got a kick out of this picture from Lauren's Love Shack burger story earlier today. Maybe a decade or so ago, I used to buy an occasional six-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon at a Giant grocery store near my place. I think I paid $4-something for that sixer. I know I paid less than $5. Half a case wasn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Top Chef Texas Highlights: That Heather Lady is a Real Bitch, Ain't She?

    photos via BravoNyesha and Dakota were the victims of this week's double elimination.​Lounging on the couch, still rumpled and disheveled from last week's steak dinner competition, Edward coined the gang of chefs the "dirty dozen." "Ooohh, dirty dozen," they laughed in unison in a perfect tel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Top Chef: Texas Starts November 2 With Two Austin Chefs, None From Dallas and ... Pee-Wee!

    "Mecca lecca high mecca tiny bit more salt, please."​Finally time to see how your tax dollars were put to work by Bravo and its Magical Elves. As you'll recall, we reported back in July that Governor Rick Perry's office, that bastion of small government, spent $400,000 to promote the state's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Best in Smoke: Sugar-Coated Ribs, Sour Tim Love

    ​Everybody knows that contest-based reality shows give out different roles to play and that level of casting certainly extends to the judges. After all, American Idol all but invented the boosterish judge (paging Paula Abdul), the urban cool-cat judge -- as in Randy Jackson, and, of course, ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Of In-N-Out and Crabs...Our Inner 12-Year-Old Howls With Laughter

    He's dead! Shot in the head! Please pass the bread! Stay classy, Dallas.​It sounds like soft shell crabs and In-N-Out are finally coming to Dallas, so it's been a good week in Dallas food blogs. Read on. City of Ate Kristy Yang has some mixed feelings about Il Cane Rosso. She was disappointed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Dirty Love: You Know You Want It

    In part one of this week's Three Course Meal, we learned about chef Tim Love's inspiration for his Love Shack burger joint, along with a secret, off-menu item he likes to order when he's in the mood for one of his burgers. Yesterday, we shared a recipe for grilled pickles that are available only at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Tim Love's Pickle...Nah, That's Too Easy...It's Just a Recipe

    ​In part one of this week's Three Course Meal, we learned about chef Tim Love's inspiration for his Love Shack burger joint, along with a secret, off-menu item he likes to order when he's in the mood for one of his burgers. Tomorrow, we'll give you the lowdown on the new Denton location and ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Tim Love Shacks Up in Hometown Denton

    Anthony MarksTim Love spreads his Dirty Love Burger to his hometown, Denton.​Chef Tim Love of Fort Worth's Lonesome Dove Western Bistro is a very busy guy. On top of his flagship fine-dining restaurant, the Denton native owns the White Elephant Saloon and three Love Shack burger joints, the th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Super Bowl Week: Charities Ride the Hype

    ​Dallas is going to see more than an infestation of football fans this week. In honor of the big game, groups are putting their best philanthropy out there. The Event: Leading Ladies Spectacular The Cause: Genesis Women's Shelter This year, the Leading Ladies' philanthropy spilled over into t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Fort Worth Apron Collectors Can Tie One On

    ​The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is now giving restaurant apron collectors the chance to beef up their Fort Worth holdings. In conjunction with its showing of "The Apron Chronicles," a traveling photographic exhibit managed by The Women's Museum of Dallas, the museum's raffling o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Burger expert sings Keller's Praises, Thinks Fearing's Ain't Bad Either

    Josh Ozersky, food writer and burger expert, has had a change of heart about the Dallas food scene ​Food writer Josh Ozersky - who this year covered the locavore movement, coined the word lardcore and found himself at the center of a journalistic ethics firestorm - yesterday told Eater the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Making a List: Who's Been Naughty
    Or Nice on the Web?

    Gosh, and we wonder why meat-eaters so often make fun of vegans.​As any web editor will tell you, the best way to up the "viewage" is a daily list. People love lists. Five Ways to Hack a McRib and Six Things to Do with Disturbing Halloween Candy proved this theory. My pitch for Top Five Sauces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Eat for a Cause -- Other Than Being Hungry,
    We Mean

    ​Put your money where your mouth is. Various Dallas eateries are supplying food and drink for a cause. Read on for details of this week's charitable happenings. The place: Texas Motor Speedway/Asphalt Chef The cause: Speedway Children's Charities and Mario Batali Foundation Pork, gulf shrim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Tim Love Hates Vegetarians and Their Roasted Pumpkins

    Nick RalloTim Love's Dirty Love Burger is all dirty with glorious meat​Could Tim Love be the unnamed saboteur who copped to bathing vegetarian entrees in lamb's blood? It's highly unlikely, but the Fort Worth celebrity chef isn't shy about carnivorous sermonizing. He last week shared "Five Reason ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Watch: The Jonas Brothers Take Fans On "A Tour of Dallas," But Do They Ever Actually Go To Dallas In The Clip?

    Yesterday, while our servers were down, we received a press release from the JoBros camp featuring the above video showing the boys tromping around town showing "their favorite hangouts around Dallas." It starts with an MTV Cribs-style tour of their house, and then the boys hit the road. The first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Five Hunks of Meat That Are Hard to Beat

    As all people know everywhere, it's National Burger Month and National Masturbation Month. So, it seems only logical to combine the two, as some of the burgers around this glorious meat city have gone seriously soft-core. Here are five burgers to chow down on as you settle in for a little private ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Tim Love Shares the Love for Kids and Family at Save-a-Lot; Fires Chili Buckshot at Germans

    ​ While Whole Food's new store has gourmands descending on it like birds flocking on Tippi Hendren, a local Save-A-Lot attracted mommy and family food bloggers with the appearance of Tim Love, owner of and chef at Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Fort Worth. The Cowtown celebrity, best know for his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Where Do Stephan Pyles, Tim Love and Dean Fearing Get Their Fast Food Fix?

    The first Whataburger in Corpus Christi​Right -- this should probably be over on City of Ate, but I'll be damned if I'm not going to make this inexplicable (on my part) Esquire subscription count for something, so here goes. For the September issue, which just landed in the mailbox, editors asked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Kitchen Wasteland

    Just how many food shows do we need hanging out in and around Dallas, distracting our chefs and disrupting meals?Oxygen will be shooting the Naughty Kitchen at Central 214 for the next few months. The contest winner with the hair was back in the area--this time in Cowtown. A mom from Keller is vying ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 19, 2009

    Bacon Causeburger

    Beef and drink while fighting AIDS

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Fox 4's Good Day Gang Presents Their 10 Most Memorable Guest Chefs Of 2008

    We here at the City of Ate are big fans of Fox 4's Good Day...and not just because the other morning shows wrap up at some unknown but clearly ungodly hour. No, it's because long about the break of day--8:45 or so--they run a cooking segment.Every weekday some local chef wakes early, steps under the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008
  • Dining

    February 14, 2008

    Burger Joint Love Shack Coming to Victory Park

    Chef Tim Love says nothing's worse than a crappy burger

  • Dining

    December 27, 2007

    Victory: That Gasoline Smell...

    2007 started with the scent of napalm in the morning

  • Dining

    March 15, 2007

    Luqa's Luck?

    Kyle Kepner abandons ship

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2005

    Zest is Best

    Spice things up with ZestFest

  • More >>