Lately, Daniel and I have been watching a show on Netflix called BBQ Pitmasters. They follow these amazing BBQ chefs around the country, documenting as they fight their way through intense competitions. Needless to say, watching this show has left us with quite a craving for some excellent BBQ and the chain restaurants just weren’t making the cut. I did some digging and discovered one of the teams featured later on the show was from a restaurant here in Dallas – Lockhart Smokehouse.
We ventured out of North Dallas through downtown and we arrived at the Bishop Arts District. We had never visited the Bishop Arts District before, so we weren’t sure what to expect, but it was exactly what we were craving. The location was great – tons of unique shops with amazing design elements. By the time we got to Lockhart, we were already planning to walk around after lunch. But that’s not the most important part…
The Barbecue…OH MY the barbecue!! It was SO GOOD. They pride themselves on having moist, flavorful meat that doesn’t require sauce and they succeed! It was easily the best meat I have ever tasted – seasoned perfectly and just melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I had some turkey and a sausage link, while Daniel got the brisket (their specialty). On the website, it described the burnt ends of the brisket as ‘meat candy’ and I thought it would be an exaggeration, but it was not! It was fantastic and we can’t wait to go back (and take friends!)
Our stroll through the Bishop Arts District left me feeling inspired to design all afternoon – here are a few of the fun shops we found: