Where the Creators of Scotch & Sausage Eat When They Eat Out in Dallas

Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

Anyone who's ever owned or worked in a restaurant knows that it's easy to grow tired of your own food. You can only eat so much of anything, no matter how good it is, before you get burned out and start craving something new.

Trevor Ball and Dylan Elchami, the minds behind Oak Lawn's Scotch & Sausage and the subject of our recent interview, have only been in the sausage business for a short while, but they still need a break from the tube meats from time to time. When they're not twisting up sausages and serving up scotch, you'll find them at these six Dallas spots.

The Common Table Ball heads to Common Table every Monday for their "Pour Man's" five course dinner. Each week, a different chef-influenced menu is paired with new or interesting beers, and these guys are not without a sense of humor. The menu from this Monday's dinner included an ingredient called "Paula Deen's tears." Which are probably pretty delicious.

Jorg's Vienna Cafe Ball's old-world background -- his grandfather emigrated to the United States from Germany to the United States before opening up his legendary sausage house in Snider Plaza -- is probably part of the reason he loves Jorg's in Plano. He recommends you check out the schnitzel, then finish out the meal with some of the metroplex's best tiramisu.

FT33 Elchami joins the rest of Dallas in loving Matt McCallister's FT33. "Everything that guy does is awesome," says Elchami. "I can't think of anything negative to say about any dish I've had there." Start with the charcuterie.

Boulevardier Brunch spots are aplenty in Dallas, but Elchami thinks the best dish in Dallas is at Boulevardier in Bishop Arts. Alongside a few bloody marys made with habanero tequila, order the "Legs & Eggs." The name could use a little work, but the dish is pretty great - duck confit, stone-ground grits, and sunnyside up eggs topped off with a huckleberry jam. This is hangover food for classy people.

CBD Provisions Critics are raving about CBD Provisions at The Joule, and Elchami joins the chorus. You already know that you order one of those much-lauded pig head carnitas, but Elchami says that you should really pay attention to the service. "Any time I have an important meeting, I know that I'm going to CBD," Elchami says. "Their service is just so thorough, and you always know that it's going to be great. Better than great."

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.