Big D Blog: Cowboy Chow in Deep Ellum

December 9, 2010  

Posted By Jackson Butt

While stumbling around deep ellum dressed as a zombie, I shuffled into a place called Cowboy Chow.  As a promotion for Zombie Walk Dallas, Cowboy Chow was offering a free shot of bacon infused bourbon with any drink purchase.  So, I ordered a round and received an excellent bloody mary with tequila instead of vodka, and my complimentary shot of bacon infused bourbon. 

I don’t have much experience in infused liquors, but from what I know they are usually made with sweet things, like pineapple or orange, not bacon.

The shot looked like someone had poured the leftover bacon grease directly into the bourbon.  The congealed fat had formed hundreds of tiny white spheres that were suspended in the bourbon, so it was little surprise when the shot tasted exactly like bacon and bourbon.  I love bacon, but I think I’ll stick to eating it in solid form.

The food at Cowboy Chow is excellent.  Their specialty is brisket, which is in many of their dishes: tacos, flautas, chili, grilled cheese, and a brisket and mashed potato parfait.  I have returned to Cowboy Chow several times and have thoroughly enjoyed the menu and the service.

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