Food & Drink

Many animals gloriously died in the making of this restaurant

Interior at Waldron Lodge, Dallas TX

Upping the Bishop Arts District's game by bringing a shton of... game... to the table, Waldron Lodge is a testosterone-pumping purveyor of meat, fish, and beer, set in a classic hunting lodge with taxidermy-rich walls and a sand freaking volleyball court in back.

Deer at Waldron Lodge, Dallas TX

This place is teeming with dude, from photos of old men with big guns, to this deer. Hell, this is the kind of place you'd expect to see a piece of wood with John Wayne on it...

John Wayne at Waldron Lodge, Dallas TX

Yeah, kinda like that.

Cowhide at Waldron Lodge

Even the furniture's manly: the bar's made from a fallen cedar tree they finished off themselves, and on the stools, you can still see ranch branding marks on some of the cowhides.

Volleyball at Waldron Lodge

The back patio's got plenty of room for outdoor eating, drinking, and sand volleyball playing, plus in the Winter there'll be firepits, making the volleyball that much more awesome/deadly.

Jerky at Waldron Lodge, Dallas TX

The menu's all been done by a dude who went from pre-med at UTA to Cordon Bleu training ("The biggest difference is now I get to eat my patients!"). One of his awesomest specialties? Mason jars filled with seasonal jerkys (during Christmas they'll have reindeer!), including this buffalo that's properly salty and tough after all those Super Bowl losses.

Bison Burger at Waldron Lodge, Dallas TX

Also: wild boar sandwiches and burgers like this guy made outta bison.

Or you can go ultra-gamey with duck tacos or a cheddar jalapeno elk sausage loaded with green chiles, pinto beans, and Cotija.

Salmon at Waldron Lodge, Dallas TX

Wild fish? Checked off in the form of seared salmon over fingerling potatoes and a tomato sauce with (yawn) pancetta bits.

Taps at Waldron Lodge, Dallas TX

And, duh, you can wash it all down with a dozen taps of craftiness like Lawn Ranger, Goose Island, Buried Hatchet, and Breckenridge. Assuming, of course, you're game for beers.