Dallas

Pecan Lodge Frustrated at Farmers Market

Aug 2, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

Last Saturday, business was booming at Pecan Lodge in Shed #2 at the Dallas Farmers Market. I was eating tamales from La Popular, another vendor at the market, and it was great to see such vibrancy in at Shed #2. Just a few years ago, when Pecan Lodge opened,…

The Slow Bone Barbeque

Jul 2, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

“You can master this process fairly quickly.” This was the quote from Slow Bone owner Jack Perkins a few months before he opened his first barbecue joint in April of this year. Perkins has been a force in the Dallas dining scene since his much heralded burger joint,…

Interview: Justin Fourton of Pecan Lodge

Jun 5, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

Justin Fourton Owner/Pitmaster: Pecan Lodge; opened in 2010 Age: 37 Smoker:  Steel smoker with an offset firebox Wood: Mesquite and Oak I called Justin Fourton on his day off to set up this interview. His voice mail was full. He is a man in demand,…

In Praise of “Old” Barbecue

May 23, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

Traditional barbecue is having a moment, not just in Texas but around the country. So it’s natural to wonder when the backlash might come. Though it may be overdoing it to call Josh Ozersky’s story in the Wall Street Journal, “The New Barbecue,” a call to arms, he does…

Pecan Lodge

May 17, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Shed #2 at the Dallas Farmers Market is a vast, enclosed, and fully air-conditioned structure that essentially serves as a city-owned food court where up-and-coming restaurateurs crowd in to show off their skills. The unquestioned anchor tenant of this gastro-carnival is Pecan Lodge, a three-year-old barbecue joint producing what is…

Lockhart Smokehouse

May 14, 2013 By Texas Monthly

The closest some Dallasites will get to a Central Texas barbecue experience could well be ordering meat by the pound at Lockhart Smokehouse. The similarity to Kreuz Market, in Lockhart, isn’t an accident. Co-owner Jill Bergus is part of the Schmidt family, who run Kreuz Market, and she and her…

The Afterlife

May 13, 2013 By Gregory Curtis

In Dallas, our newly not-so-unpopular forty-third president tries to bend the arc of history’s judgment.

Conflicts and Interests

May 10, 2013 By Jay Root

John Carona is a state senator from Dallas who chairs the Business and Commerce Committee. He’s also the CEO of the country’s largest homeowners’ association management company. And the word “recusal” isn’t in his vocabulary.

Please Sir, Arms For The Poor

Apr 3, 2013 By Ross Dubois

The Armed Citizens Project, a Houston-based nonprofit seeks to provide free firearms for residents of high-crime neighborhoods in an effort to fight crime. Not surprisingly, opinions vary on the programs goals.

No Tebow At Texas Church

Feb 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Under heavy media fire, the NFL quarterback cancels his appearance at the controversial First Baptist Church of Dallas, but not everybody's happy that he did. (AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)

Do Call It Dallas–Fort Worth

Jan 24, 2013 By Bud Kennedy

All my life we’ve wanted top billing. But in the eyes of the world, we’re forever the sidekick: Dallas–Fort Worth. We’ve tried, over the years, to use that thirty-mile-long hyphen between the cities like a battering ram, deriding our rival for having fewer museums, no Bass brothers, and no sense…

By Invitation Only

Jan 23, 2013 By Skip Hollandsworth and Jason Sheeler

In a city that loves its parties, there’s perhaps none so aesthetically significant as Two x Two for AIDS and Art, Dallas’s most cutting-edge fundraiser—and one hell of a good time.

People We’ll Miss

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Big Tex will be back. Sadly, we cannot the say same of Larry Hagman, Darrell Royal, Amarillo Slim, Leslie, and the many other Texans we lost in 2012. 

How ’Bout Them Cowboys?!

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

The ones at Cowboys.com, that is. A URL the Dallas Cowboys failed to buy is now a "an online dating community for men who enjoy the same country living lifestyle."

Talking Tacos With Gustavo Arellano

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

The "¡Ask a Mexican!" columnist and author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America talks about Tex-Mex, Houston versus Dallas, and Ray's versus Henry's.