When I was planning my visit to Forth Worth, I knew there was just one restaurant I had to try: Chef Tim Love’s Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, located in Fort Worth’s Historic Stockyards District.
I took a group of 10 people to Lonesome Dove so we could celebrate the food and culture of the American West. What a thrill for my group, who were from all over the US, from California to Rhode Island, all of who were experiencing Texas hospitality for the very first time.
Often a restaurant does not live up to hype, but from the rustic casual décor, attentive service, and oh! the food, it was worthy of the numerous awards and acclaim. The Rabbit-Rattlesnake Sausage, Blue Corn Lobster Hushpuppies, Rocky Mountain Venison - everything was perfectly cooked and delicious. I ordered extra plates of the sausage so we could all try it… when we passed it around even the squeamish amongst us had to admit it was a most interesting and tasty concoction.
Our table was close enough to the open kitchen that we were able to watch the chefs cook, each of them wearing their very Texas white 10 gallon hats. We wanted to say a special thank you to the team, and to meet the fun loving, hard working chefs of Lonesome Dove.
So we had the chefs come meet our group and do a shot of tequila together.
I don’t know who enjoyed it more, my friends or the chefs!
I bought the autographed shot glasses for the group, so we all have a great memento of the dinner at Lonesome Dove. What a very fun time! Every time I use mine I think of the great time in Texas, and of the exceptional dinner and experience I could have only had in Fort Worth.

Name: Jennifer Lichty
City: Washington
State: DC