Lone Star State restaurateur says chefs are reinterpreting Texas cuisine, debunking culinary stereotypes
About Tim Love
Fort Worth, Texas chef Tim Love is known as much for his freewheeling personality as his signature urban western cuisine. As chef and owner of The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and The Love Shack, he’s as comfortable cooking for the Dallas Cowboys as he is for his own kids, and his inspired and innovative dishes have earned critical and popular acclaim.
In 2000, Love opened The Lonesome Dove in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards district, earning his reputation as a veritable meat master for his preparations of everything from steaks to rabbit, wild boar, kangaroo, elk, and even rattlesnake. In 2007, Love opened a classic burger joint called The Love Shack, also in the Stockyards, and it was another instant hit, earning three stars from The Dallas Morning News, and was singled out as having the "most perfect burger on the planet" by The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Love’s second Love Shack location opened in 2009, and in April 2011 he opened a third location, this time in his hometown of Denton, Texas.
Through his restaurants and work in the community for such causes as Burgers 4 Babies in support of Fort Worth's NICU Helping Hands Foundation or Spoons Across America, Love has become the de facto culinary ambassador for the state of Texas, always doing his fans and family proud. His charm and southern hospitality are always on display, whether it’s at his restaurants or at culinary events and cultural festivals around the world such as the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, and as the official chef of Austin City Limits.
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Texas chef Tim Love hosts one-of-a-kind interview on genConnect.com
Watch Tim Love spend ’2.5 Minutes With genConnect.’ At the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, we connected with the chef and owner of Fort Worth’s The Lonesome Dove.