Renowned Texan chef and grill master Tim Love has another iron in the fire, with the opening of his new Chili Parlor, located at the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Like his burger concept Love Shack, the chili parlor will be located right on the grounds of the White Elephant Saloon, his time-honored bar. A spokeswoman says that the parlor will begin serving chili on December 16.
The menu will consist of, basically, chili, but with a variety of "fixins" to top it off, including:
- shredded cheese, either smoked cheddar or white cheddar
- crème fraîche or sour cream
- yellow and blue corn tortilla strips
- chopped cilantro
- minced jalapeños
- Frito’s, either regular or chili cheese
- pico de gallo
- crackers or saltines
The Chili Parlor will be stationed in the back of the bar with a take-out window, featuring eco-friendly bowls, spoons, and napkins, yay. It'll be open daily for lunch from 12-3 pm; dinner from 7-10 pm; and late-night on weekends, from midnight to 1:30 am.
Love has been a longtime chili disciple, sharing his philosophy — no beans — as well as his recipes. One, which seems to be his classic, has brisket, chiles, and San Marzano diced tomatoes, the kind used exclusively for Neapolitan-style pizza; another has no tomatoes.