As reported earlier by our Bud Kennedy in a recent “Eats Beat” column, Fort Worth chef Tim Love is about to turn part of his White Elephant Saloon into a part-time chili parlor called, well, Chili Parlor.
The Chili Parlor will debut Friday, with limited hours: noon to 3 p.m., 7 to 10 p.m. and midnight to 1:30 a.m. on weekends, perfect for the late-night munchies after a night of Stockyards partying. Or during, since you can party after 1:30 in the morning.
The Chili Parlor will be in the back of the White Elephant, with a takeout window (shades of his Back Dough doughnut shop in the back of Queenie’s Steakhouse in Denton).
It’ll feature Love’s signature Texas Red, with several toppings available, including the really important ones: Fritos, shredded cheese, jalapeños, onions. According to Kennedy’s column, there will also be a specialty chili of the day.
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Love has also launched Flavor House, a new digital retail line, where you can order such items as rabbit-rattlesnake sausage and a Colorado lamb rack to be shipped to your house. Or wherever you want it shipped.
You can also order holiday tamales, in chicken or vegetarian varieties, through the end of the year. Yes, we are trying really hard to avoid that “chili today, hot tamale” line. OK, so we didn’t try hard enough.