The unofficial mayor of Fort Worth, TX, Tim Love has become a nationally recognized culinary personality, known as much for his freewheeling personality as his signature urban western cuisine. As chef and owner of The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
and The Love Shack
in Fort Worth, he’s as comfortable cooking for the Dallas Cowboys as he is for his own kids, and his inspired and innovative dishes have earned critical and popular acclaim.
In 2000, Love opened The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, which features a locally sourced selection of steaks, game, seafood, and fine wines. It’s Zagat rating is consistently the highest of any restaurant in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Seven years later, Love opened a classic burger joint called The Love Shack in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards district. Another instant hit, it was singled out as having the “most perfect burger on the planet” by The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and was named by Condé Nast Traveler as a 2008 Hot List restaurant. Love’s second Love Shack opened in July 2009.
Through his restaurants and his work in the community for such causes as the March of Dimes and Spoons Across America, Love has become the de facto culinary ambassador for the state of Texas, always doing his fans proud. Wherever he goes, his charm and genuine southern hospitality are always on display, and guests love watching Love cook whether it’s in The Lonesome Dove’s open kitchen, or with Paula Deen, Rachael Ray, on Top Chef Masters, and on Iron Chef America. He’s sure to be an ACL Festival crowd pleaser (and palette pleaser) for years to come too.