100 Favorite Dishes, No. 44: The Brisket at Pecan Lodge
Right up front there is the best brisket you can get in Dallas.
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.
Pecan Lodge has really become an anchor for the Dallas barbecue scene in the past few years. You could point to all the publicity and drama surrounding their untimely move from the Dallas Farmers Market to Deep Ellum, but the real reason everyone has been talking about the place are those brisket slices front and center in the picture above.
Customers in the know always ask for the fatty cuts, cardiovascular health be damned. The fat renders down into a tender, melt-in-your-mouth consistency and adds a ton of moisture and flavor to every bite. Get a side of mac and cheese to play a backup roll and you'll living about as decadently as you can.
What's even better is how much more fun the restaurant is with the new digs. Pecan Lodge feels more at home in Deep Ellum than it ever did in the Farmers Market. They even brought the notoriously long line, but now there's more smokers turning out stellar brisket so the line moves faster, and there are more tables, inside and outside for seating.
Pecan Lodge, Deep Ellum edition has longer hours for extended brisket dining, and the have bands on the patio, so you can blow out your eardrums while you bury your face in a hot mess. And sweet, sweet, Jesus, most important of all they have beer. And beer and brisket are delicious.
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