At Chasin’ Tail BBQ, it’s all about the food – whether you dine in at their new open location off Lake Dallas Drive or have it catered to your next event.
Mike Cooper and Brooke Asbell believe in offering the existential Texas-style experience for your taste buds with quality meats smoked for hours with special rubs and spices to create a flavor that keeps you coming back.
“The key is to do what you do well,” Asbell, a Highland Village resident, says. “The food needs to speak for itself.”
Noted by a large pink pig that once caught the eyes of passersby off Interstate 35E, the new location in Lake Dallas is easy to get in and get out whether you’re traveling north or south. It’s the place to be for lunch or dinner with family and friends and where you can stay up-to-date with a sports game on any of the wall-mounted flat screen TVs while you dine.
“We like to keep it simple,” Cooper says, adding the focus is on the food. Chasin’ Tail BBQ Is a place to come as you are equipped only with an appetite for the popular Texas fare.
Cooper, who lives in Flower Mound, and Asbell, who became friends through softball and church, have known each other for at least 10 years, only recently becoming business partners. The restaurant opened in 2010 after Cooper and some friends started competing in regional BBQ competitions. Cooper handles the cooking and operations of the restaurant while Asbell focuses on the management of the business. “It’s a natural mix,” Asbell says.
They believed in the business enough to scout for a new location, searching from The Colony to Ponder and in between. The move was necessitated by the widening on Interstate 35E from 635 to 380.
So where did the name come from? “Tired of Chasin’ Your Tail? Let us do the cooking,” the duo say with a say with a smile.
With 15 employees, many of whom have stayed with the business for several years and helped during the recent move, Chasin’ Tail BBQ is committed to being a part of the surrounding area.
With a telephone call, area residents can order catering services for weddings, family gatherings, corporate events and more. The team has taken barbecue to Fort Worth, Plano and all areas north.
“Barbecue is the perfect catering food,” Asbell says. “We encourage people to try us out for catering.”
Visit them at 601 S. Lake Dallas Drive, Lake Dallas, TX 75065, call 940-321-0524 or check out their website here.
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