Pecan Lodge: Made-From-Scratch Comfort Food in Dallas

There’s nothing like good ole barbecue in the south. That’s the premise behind Pecan Lodge in Dallas, where, according to its website, is “all smoke, no mirrors.” With some mesquite wood and a little oak, Pecan Lodge serves up smoked meats, handmade sausages, fried chicken, classic sides, and comfort dishes like The “Hot Mess,” which consists of jumbo sea salt-crusted sweet potato, South Texas barbacoa (shredded brisket with southwestern seasoning), chipotle cream, cheese, butter, and green onions.

Known for its deep-rooted history and community, Deep Ellum seemed like a perfect fit of a neighborhood for Pecan Lodge, says Justin Fourton, the restaurant’s co-owner and chef.

Fourton isn’t a chef or operator by trade, but it became his fate after his son was born, a milestone that ultimately led to a decision for Justin and his wife Diane to quit their corporate jobs, positions that required them to travel often.

Watch the full “Table 42” vignette above, brought to you by the Foodable Network, to get a finger lickin’ taste of Top 25 restaurant Pecan Lodge and the made-from-scratch operations behind it.