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New Dallas Barbecue Haven Comes with Its Own Giant Ferris Wheel (No, Really)

Brisket and a Ride?

BY // 09.15.17

The State Fair of Texas better watch out – there’s another Ferris wheel rolling into town at the end of September, and it’s bringing some serious eats with it. Ferris Wheelers is an unusual barbecue joint opening in the Design District later this month. The restaurant will include plenty of entertainment with lawn games, a massive patio equipped for live music and, of course, a fully functioning 50-foot-tall  Ferris wheel.

Head Pitmaster Doug Pickering of DWP BBQ is in charge of the menu, which will include essential Texas staples like brisket, ribs and house-made sausage. Pickering is also drawing from barbecue hubs like Memphis, Kansas City and the Carolinas (we won’t hold that against him).

“I use post oak wood and an offset wood-fired rotisserie smoker to ensure a taste of Texas in every bite,” he says. “I’m a Dallas native and SMU grad so, as you can imagine, I’m a huge fan of the area and I can’t think of a more amazing platform for showcasing my own particular style of BBQ than Ferris Wheelers!”

The restaurant will serve sides like smoked green beans, jalapeño bacon cole slaw, BBQ mac & cheese, southwestern potato salad and smoked BBQ beans.

The 7,000-square-foot patio will host live country music, have giant Jenga, checkers, Kerplunk and more. Ferris Wheelers will also have plenty of local beer on tap for maximum Texas vibes.

It’s the latest project from This & That Concepts, which also owns Parlay, Whippersnapper, High Fives and Tiny Victories.

The restaurant is currently recruiting people to join its staff. Details are below.

Ferris Wheelers will bring 30-40 jobs to Dallas, including including servers, bartenders, hosts and kitchen support staff. Apply in person at 1950 Market Center Blvd. in the Dallas Design District, on Friday, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., or send a resume to cody@ferriswheelers.com. All kitchen employment inquiries should be directed to doug@ferriswheelers.com.

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