I had to move my truck anyway due to the 2 hour street limit on meters in Dallas, Grrrrr, so I motored down the few blocks to Deep Ellum. I was surprised to find it pretty busy and all of the street meters taken. I pulled into a $2 lot thinking Saturday afternoon would be cheap. Wrong. When I got up to the fancy electronic money grabber I found the sign on the street had lied by $3. Good ol' Dallas doing what good ol' Dallas does best (oh, and I am a 5th generation Dallasite, born in Oak Cliff, so I can say that with experience). I was too lazy to go looking for another spot so I paid the $5 and walked around the corner from Commerce to Pecan Lodge on Main Street.
I was a little surprised to NOT see a line out the door, but it was 2 pm on Saturday afternoon and it was what we were hoping for. Inside I found a healthy line of about 50 waiting to order and at first I was just going to hang out, wait for Scott and Steve, and have another snack of smoked meats. Then I saw this.
On the way out to the parking lot I found a guy just pulling in. I gave him my parking receipt and my spot just to stick it to "the man" and smiled all the way home.