Hanuta06 (69) Washington | April 22, 2014
- AMBIANCE 5/5
- SERVICE 9/10
- SELECTION 15/15
- FOOD 9/10
- VALUE 8/10
- OVERALL 14/20
After driving for two hours the previous day in crappy traffic for some mediocre barbecue (which three sources listed as among the best in the Dallas area), I figured I wouldn’t get on the freeway again. I did a search for best chili in Dallas and found this place--which was only minutes away from my hotel.
A lot of folks on the net said the chili wasn’t as good as it once was, but it had won a prize in some chili cook off. The website didn’t list any beers on tap, so I thought the place may be in a dry county. Well, I sure as hell wasn’t gonna get on the freeway again, so closeness seemed more important than alcohol.
I found the place very easily. It was in a little town. I went in and the waiter gave me a tap list: 38 craft beers on tap! Hell yes! And the chili was great--and spicy, and inexpensive. The waiter was familiar with the beer on the tap list and suggested some local brews--that were very good. They even had real ale!
When I was in the middle of my second beer, I started looking around the bar. They had a small stage--with some microphones, lights etc. By the stage was a large poster. I couldn’t read some of it, but it said something about live music, two dollar cover, Friday night . . .. I figured, "Why even charge a cover if you’re only gonna make two bucks?" Then I looked carefully and was able to read more of the poster. It was from 1977. The two dollar cover was for Triple Threat. "Must have been some prominent local band," I figured. Underneath was something that was really hard to read because the lettering was in silver. I took a closer look and it said "featuring Stevie Vaughn." How cool is that! I suppose the two dollar cover netted him enough cash to buy a middle name.
Great little place! I would be happy to visit again.