Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!!

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2013/09/30 16:18:55 (permalink)

Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!!

Tim Love, one of our DFW "celebrity chefs" has opened a barbeque place in Fort Worth: The Woodshed Smokehouse
 
This joint is a total home run! 
 
As you can note from the website - which includes a "pitcam" - even though he's a real deal chef (he beat Morimoto like a rented mule on Iron Chefwhile pausing several times for him and his crew to take tequila shots!), Love is also quite the showman as a restauranteur.
 
Here's the restaurant:

 
which is complete with a nice view of what we here in Texas call a "river":

 
and, of course, Valet Parking for our modern "mounts":

 
 
Our first time here the genteel Mrs. Metro used a knife and fork on her beef rib and I got to gnaw on the bone.  It was simply magnificent.  This time she went for the brisket with a side of smoked "Mexican Corn".  She rated the brisket "the best ever"; after the one bite she allowed me, I agreed:

 
 
For my part I again enjoyed the best pork ribs I have ever had, anywhere.  OMG good!  \The first time I had a smoked, loaded baked potato which was every bit as good as it sounds.  This time I had a really decent potato salad that, not surprisingly, was not as good as Mrs. Metro makes from my mother's recipe:
 
 
As a matter of fact, everything on the menu is smoked or has an element of smoke in it.  Even our dessert - Love's take on chocolate meringue pie that was so good the first time we had it again - uses 'que drippings as shortening for the crust.  On both occasions it was decadent and truly wonderful:
 
  

The Woodshed is pretty much just that - constructed largely from steel girder and wood beams framing corrugated, galvanized steel sheets.  And, it is not air conditioned!  
 
Would this present an issue on a 101 degree afternoon?  NO!  The interior and exterior seating areas are comfortably cooled by industrial-sized ceiling fans and water-coolers; in fact, it was far more comfortable than "standard AC".  Even the open air courtyard was well populated with diners enjoying the comfort of umbrellas, the giant, gentle fans, and misters.  Huge kudos to the architect and the HVAC engineers.  Wonderful!  The ambiance certainly augments the food experience.
 
And yes, one does smell smoke walking up (but only a hint of it in the airy interior); the smokehouse:

 
and the fuel - oak, pecan, mesquite, & hickory are used, depending on what Chef Love believes best complements each "product":
 
I'm not a "BBQ snob" or "expert".
 
That said, I do know what I like.
 
And I love Love's Woodshed.
 
 
 
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2013/09/30 17:07:49
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    Re:Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!! 2013/09/30 17:42:34 (permalink)
     
     
    The food looks great! 
     
     
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    Re:Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!! 2013/09/30 18:05:56 (permalink)
    No fair!  You guys get all the good places.   It looks really excellent!!!!
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    Re:Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!! 2013/09/30 18:14:27 (permalink)

     
    Round here we call that a crick!
     
    That being said, that smoked mexican corn looked AWESOME!
    post edited by CajunKing - 2013/09/30 18:19:00
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    Re:Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!! 2013/09/30 18:15:56 (permalink)
    lleechef

    No fair!  You guys get all the good places.   It looks really excellent!!!!
     

    It truly is.
    But - as Rick and Ilsa had Paris - you and Michael will always have Waffle House!
    post edited by MetroplexJim - 2013/09/30 18:45:13
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    Re:Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!! 2013/09/30 18:24:58 (permalink)
    CajunKing,
     
    Crick.
     
    That's what we called them back in Pittsburgh. 
     
    In fact, I once lived in Eighty-Four, PA along Chartiers Creek (very similar in flow volume to the Trinity River in Ft. Worth) before it contributes to the mighty Ohio just after it is formed by the confluence of the Monongahela and the Allegheny.
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    Re:Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!! 2013/09/30 18:36:57 (permalink)
    Glenn1234 

    The food looks great! 
    Glenn


    Tasted good, too!
     
    But, you also have a fantastic 'cue opportunity near you.  No reservation needed.
     
    Here's the order:  "I'll have an XL Carolina sandwich.  Hold the slaw.  Add hot sauce.  Large Mountain Dew, no ice".
     
    Grab a bunch of napkins and enjoy!
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    Re:Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!! 2013/09/30 18:38:34 (permalink)
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    lleechef

    No fair!  You guys get all the good places.   It looks really excellent!!!!
     


    It truly is.
    But, you and Michael will always have Waffle House!

    Boo.  Hisssssssssssss.
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    Re:Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!! 2013/09/30 18:56:11 (permalink)
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    lleechef

    No fair!  You guys get all the good places.   It looks really excellent!!!!
     


    It truly is.
    But, you and Michael will always have Waffle House!

    Boo.  Hisssssssssssss.

    Sorry, but I'm still giddy from discovering how to use Photobucket to illustrate posts here on Roadfood. 
     
    I'll credit Cliff (post #5) for that from his relating his first experience in doing the same in 2007.  Occam's Razor cuts through all the gobbledegook yet again.  (First learned about that at our Mother Fair!) 
    post edited by MetroplexJim - 2013/09/30 19:05:19
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    Re:Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!! 2013/09/30 19:31:51 (permalink)
    Now This Is a River (looking out my back porch)
     
    The line haul vessel seen floating by is 165' long by 40' wide, then add the barge length to that.  It is easy to see a float of 7 to 8 long by 3 wide (thats about 1350' + in total length)


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    Re:Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!! 2013/09/30 19:43:16 (permalink)
    Very nicely done MetroplexJim!  Love that smoked Mexican corn.  Thanks for the report.
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    Re:Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!! 2013/09/30 20:19:14 (permalink)
    Lisa- we are both so land locked when it comes to good BBQ!!!!!
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    Re:Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!! 2013/10/01 11:17:11 (permalink)
    ann peeples

    Lisa- we are both so land locked when it comes to good BBQ!!!!!

    Yes, I know, and it sucks big time!!
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    Re:Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!! 2013/10/01 12:27:03 (permalink)
    Amazing looking BBQ....thanks for the report and pictures.
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    Re:Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!! 2013/10/01 12:53:34 (permalink)
    Great looking Q, great report!
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    Re:Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!! 2013/10/01 16:15:36 (permalink)
    Great report, Jim. Thanks again for work well done. Or, maybe I should say, work well smoked?
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    Re:Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!! 2013/10/01 16:38:46 (permalink)
    Twinwillow

    Great report, Jim. Thanks again for work well done. Or, maybe I should say, work well smoked?

    Thanks, Michael !
     
    As for smoke, even the luscious meringue pictured above is smoked.
     
    It's easy to get to as well:  fire up the Lincoln, take the Stemmons to the Tom Landry west to the Fort; University South, right on Riverfront.  Voila! 
     
    Tell me if you like it as much as Pecan Lodge
    (The Woodshed sure has it beat for neighborhood, ambiance, and service!) 
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    CajunKing
    Out here in Arizona we call that a torrent. Haven't seen that much water in one place since the last flood.
     
    David O.


    Round here we call that a crick!

    That being said, that smoked mexican corn looked AWESOME!


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    lleechef

    No fair!  You guys get all the good places.   It looks really excellent!!!!

     
    Don't be jealous. We don't get fried Boloney sandwiches in the DFW area.
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    Twinwillow

    Great report, Jim. Thanks again for work well done. Or, maybe I should say, work well smoked?

     
    Thanks, Michael ! 

    As for smoke, even the luscious meringue pictured above is smoked.

    It's easy to get to as well:  fire up the Lincoln, take the Stemmons to the Tom Landry west to the Fort; University South, right on Riverfront.  Voila! 

    Tell me if you like it as much as Pecan Lodge
    (The Woodshed sure has it beat for neighborhood, ambiance, and service!) 

     
    Jim, you should meat me at the Slow Bone one day for lunch.
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    Re:Take yourself to the WOODSHED!!! 2013/10/07 17:01:15 (permalink)
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    Twinwillow

    Great report, Jim. Thanks again for work well done. Or, maybe I should say, work well smoked?


    Thanks, Michael ! 

    As for smoke, even the luscious meringue pictured above is smoked.

    It's easy to get to as well:  fire up the Lincoln, take the Stemmons to the Tom Landry west to the Fort; University South, right on Riverfront.  Voila! 

    Tell me if you like it as much as Pecan Lodge
    (The Woodshed sure has it beat for neighborhood, ambiance, and service!) 


    Jim, you should meat me at the Slow Bone one day for lunch.
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    Good plan.  I know right where it is.  I'll talk to the Mrs. and send a PM. 
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