Departing from his usual meat-centric repertoire, Fort Worth-based celeb chef Tim Love (Woodshed Smokehouse, Love Shack, Lonesome Dove Western Bistro) has hearkened his pastry skills to launch Back Dough, a late-night gourmet doughnut shop inside Queenie’s, his Denton steakhouse.
Served from a neon-lit back door entrance, the ever-changing doughnut lineup includes flavors like strawberry cheesecake, and cookies and cream.
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The menu from the chef best known for his treatment of meat also features savory varieties such as barbecue pulled pork and buffalo chicken.
Doughnuts are light, fluffy and made-to-order, and Love has plans for customers to eventually choose their own toppings and fillings.
“I wanted to start it very quietly in a cool spot, so I chose Queenie’s for a test,” he says, indicating the possibility for more locations to come.
The Back Dough is open 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights.
The concept is just one of multiple new projects for Love, including a Knoxville, Tenn., Lonesome Dove Western Bistro set to open this month, a new Love Shack location now open inside Terminal E at DFW Airport, and the launch of his own rosé.
Called Love & Hope, the American-made pink wine was a collaboration with California winemaker Austin Hope.
“It can stand up to a great charcuterie and can be enjoyed all day on the porch,” Love says.
The wine is currently only available for purchase by the half case ($120) online at www.loveandhopewines.com.
Back Dough is at Queenie’s Steakhouse, 115 E. Hickory St., Denton, 940-442-6834, www.queeniessteakhouse.com.