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With such an informal, inviting name, the interior of this community favorite is modern, sleek and even chic. Amber-light-emitting sconces line the walls of owners Susie Buck, who is also the chef, and Kathy Jack's hangout. However, the backyard is your run-of-the-mill outdoor bar space -- albeit one writ large with telephone wire wooden spools. The menu is heavy on the hand-held bar grub with a short list of entrées that include perennial all stars chicken-fried steak and brisket. Buck's signature dish, Jack's Bites-eight pieces of chicken, water chestnut and pickled jalapeÃ±o neatly enveloped in bacon-is a novel twist on a common Texas hors d'ouvre. But what's probably most surprising about Jack's, which opened in October 2008, is that it's hidden in plain sight (across from a trailer park), making it an oasis for those in-the-know.
Dallas' Lisa Loeb is known for a few things -- talking "so" all the time, only hearing what she wants to, thinking that she can leave and later realizing that she was wrong, thinking that what she fee... More »
Jack's is a hotspot in Big D that offers some of the best live tunes in town. Check out Wednesday nights from 7 to 10pm. Seriously great local and regional music served up from local songwriter Emy Taylor -- takes a songwriter to book an excellent night of music. If $2 bottles and a listening crowd is your game, check this out!
'Bout a year ago, back when Jack's first opened, a buddy of mine convinced us to check the place out, promising that the then-new Oak Cliff spot was gonna be quite the big deal in the very near future. Sure enough, what we saw upon arrival was, indeed, quite the chic, if somewhat hidden, hot spot. And it definitely didn't hurt that there were only two males in the place aside from one of the barkeeps. But it wasn't long before the place started drawing a bigger, more varied mix of patrons,... More »
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