Tim Love is quite the superstar chef these days, what with all those Top Chef appearances, cookware collections and mayonnaise endorsements. While he may be best known for his pricy Lonesome Dove steakhouse that serves everything from kangaroo nachos to elk tenderloin, those looking to sample Love’s cooking at a more entry-level price point can head to Love Shack at the Fort Worth Stockyards, where the name of the game is burgers, fries and shakes. The signature “Dirty Love” burger features a quail egg, bacon and the disturbingly named but delicious “Love sauce.” There are also chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos and crazier creations like the “Amore Caliente,” a burger patty topped with guac, cheese and poblanos wrapped in a flour tortilla.
- Price: $, $$
- Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Outdoor seating: Open-air patio, Rooftop
- Alcohol: Full bar
- Reservations: Not Necessary
- Parking: On-street
- Extra Services: Private-group dining