Category Texas

Slow Bone Barbecue – Dallas, TX

The first time that I visited Slow Bone was six years ago, when I was in town and went to lunch with some office mates.  But I didn’t remember that, right off the bat, when I was asked where I wanted to go for lunch.  Finishing up a meeting in Las Colinas around 2:00, we […]

Ferris Wheeler’s Barbecue – Dallas, TX

8/15 11:45 On day two of my Dallas trip, I was meeting a friend for lunch.  What would we have?  Barbecue.  We tried to find a place, that was both open on Wednesday and that neither of us had been to previously and he gave me two choices: I opted for Ferris Wheeler’s Backyard & […]

Lockhart Smokehouse – Dallas, TX

  Flying into Dallas for business, I landed about 11:30, which meant I was just in time for lunch.  Heading from the airport to downtown, there are a plethora of options, but I was thinking about the “one that got away”.  A couple of years back we went to the Texas State Fair to eat […]

Scotty’s Soul Food – Midland, TX

Landing at Midland Air & Space* Port, I was confronted with lunch choices: chicken fried steak?  Or barbecue?  I decided on the former and asked the young lady at the car rental counter, “Who has the best chicken-fried steak in Midland or Odessa?”  She answered, without hesitation, “Scotty’s Soul Food.” Decision made.  I plugged the […]

Off Site Kitchen – Dallas, TX

   Finishing up our visit to the Texas State Fair, we were looking for something to eat on the way to the airport.  I had a couple of places and mind and gave Jo a choice of burgers or barbecue.  She chose burgers and I had found Off Site Kitchen in this fabulous book Where […]

Meat U Anywhere Barbecue – Grapevine, TX

Heading to the Texas state fair, we landed at DFW with a shopping destination on my beloved’s mind.  I, on the other hand, was thinking of food.  This should not be a shock to anyone that knows me.  I opened the Texas Monthly Barbecue Finder (this is a great app – if you like barbecue […]

Pecan Lodge – Dallas, TX

One of the top “food” spots planned for our trip was to make it to Pecan Lodge, in Dallas.  We have an office in downtown Dallas, and I had heard about the consistently excellent barbecue they were putting out from their prior location in the farmers’ market.  But I never seemed to be in town, […]

Big Daddy’s Ribs & BBQ – Little Elm, TX

Heading down I-35 from southern Oklahoma, by the time we hit the Texas line I was hungry.  With no real food plans until dinner in Dallas, I was confronted with the age old question – “what do you want to eat?”  I’d like to take this chance to proclaim the love for my beloved (who […]

The Big Texan – Amarillo, TX

If you’ve driven through any parts of the American West, on or near I-40, you’ve likely seen the signs for the Big Texan Steak Ranch.  And their 72 ounce steak challenge – eat the shrimp cocktail, baked potato, salad, with roll, butter, and of course the 72 oz. steak, in one hour, and it is […]

Abacus – Dallas, TX

In town for a meeting, when we were looking at dinner choices, I was reminded that Kent Rathbun (brother of Atlanta restauranteur Kevin Rathbun – of Rathbun’s, Rathbun Steak, KR Steakbar and Krog Bar) was Dallas-based.  In fact, we had just seen the two of them on a Chopped re-run on Sunday afternoon.  I Googled […]