100 Favorite Dishes, No. 87: The Brisket at Pecan Lodge

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To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me.

My first Texas brisket was eye opening. Back in DC, there were a few barbecue places that did an OK job. (Or so I thought.) Besides, brisket is comprised of nothing more than salt, pepper, heat, smoke and beef. How much variation can there be?

Apparently a lot. I was blown away how the fat in Pecan Lodge's meat melted away in my mouth and how those simple ingredients came together to create something so much greater than the sum of their parts. Brisket will never be the same to me again.

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No. 99: The Bone Marrow at the Meddlesome Moth
No. 98: Arepas at Zaguan Latin Cafe
No. 97: Jalapeno Poppers at City Tavern
No. 96: Elotes: Everywhere
No. 95: Dan-Dan Noodles at Royal China
No. 94: Smoked Ham Mac and Cheese at The Porch
No. 93: Chicken and Waffles at Jonathon's Oak Cliff
100 Favorite Dishes, No. 92: Regina Margherita At Cane Rosso
No. 91: Devils On Horseback At The Chesterfield
No. 90: Ginger Soy Baby Back Ribs at Tei Tei Robata
No. 89: Croissants From Rush Patisserie
No. 88: The Reuben At The Cock & Bull

Location Info

Pecan Lodge

2702 Main St., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Omar Venzor
Omar Venzor

I hope the Wagyu Brisket is on this list, if not it should.

Glenn Campbell
Glenn Campbell

The brisket in that photo lOoks very dry and over cooked. Am I missing something?


Best brisket in Dallas! Make that, that best BBQ in Dallas. Period!


This list is going painfully slow...

In professional paint watching, pastel color bracket...

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

It's really really good. Everything from that place is really really good


Oddly, their Wagyu brisket although very good, isn't as tasty as their (melt in your mouth) regular, fatty brisket.


Yes, yes you are. It's ridiculously good.

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