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 cowboy fare with an upscale flare, marrying straight-from-the-ranch proteins with affluent culinary touches. See seared duck breast with sweet corn milk, fowl sausage and pickled nectarines. Or quail with charred tomato-okra succotash.

Love also owns the White Elephant Saloon in the stockyards, as well the upscale burger spot, The Love Shack, and the eclectic barbecue venue on the banks of the Trinity River, The Woodshed Smokehouse. Most recently he opened Queenie's Steakhouse in Denton.

Fire crews on the scene told NBC 5 that the fire started near the kitchen and that heavy smoke damaged much of the interior of the restaurant.

Love ensures a strong comeback:

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