What you’re getting: Damn near everything
Not a stretch, every menu item at Pecan Lodge is a must-try. It’s because of this perfection that you’ll never run out of combinations of beef ribs or brisket platters to take on when you visit. Located in the heart of the nightlife of Dallas, this is the best spot to spend your next morning curing that hardy hangover. Its patio offers ample seating and the indoor seating is just enough out of the way from the long line of customers, but just enough in the way to make them jealous that you already have an amazing plate.
Seating: Indoor and patio
Honorable mentions: Meshack’s in Garland, Hutchins in McKinney, Slow Bone in Dallas
Jon Daniel: Big Jon Daniel is a lifelong music lover and iced coffee drinker. The Oak Cliff resident is a road warrior tech salesman who has been known to find a great indie coffee shop on the route to his customer meetings. You can find Jon at a concerts standing in the way of some shorter person, or in seat 21B on an American Airlines MD-80.
Christopher Thompson, Oddfellows: Thompson had many successful stints in the food business by working for Dallas Country Club, Brinker Associates, DC’s Café and Catering, Papadeaux’s, Commissary, and Spoon, while also attending culinary school at Remington College. He is currently the general manager of Oddfellows in the Bishop Arts District.
Jean-Paul Caron, The Wild Detectives: Jean-Paul Caron is a recent transplant to Dallas and a bartender/barista at The Wild Detectives. He enjoys spending his free time by finding new and great food around Dallas.
Kylan Savage, The Texas Theatre: Kylan Savage is the bar manager at the Texas Theatre and is a local comedian. He enjoys finding random holes in the wall at which to eat.
Amy McCarthy, Paste magazine: Amy McCarthy is a writer and critic living in Dallas, Texas. She is the Assistant Food Editor at Paste magazine.
Scott Reitz, Dallas Observer: Scott Reitz is a food critic for the Dallas Observer.
Kirk Thurmond, Joy Macarons: Not only has Kirk worked a wide array of jobs ranging from retail to food, he’s also a full time musician who has definitely traveled enough to know what good barbecue is and where to go.
Cody Neathery, Dallas Observer: Cody Neathery is an Army veteran with a large appetite for barbecue and smoked meats. He started a BBQ blog that turned into a position as the second BBQ-only writer/editor for Dallas Morning News affiliate, Pegasus News. Now, he writes for the Dallas Observer, when the spirit moves him.
Scott Beggs, partner/talent buyer/promoter at Three Links: Nothing goes better with rock and roll like barbecue, and Scott certainly knows where to direct talent for barbecue whenever they’re in town.
Dallas Reddit Community: This eclectic group is sure to discuss where to go, what to do, and what to bitch about in between.
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