Best Chili Dishes In North Texas 2019

It’s been chilly outside a few days this month. Anytime it’s cold I start thinking about delicious savory chili.

If you follow me, you know how much I LOVE beef or proteins like chicken and pork. That being said winter and the cold time of year always screams CHILI to me with plenty of proteins for that downhome southern comfort feeling.

Brandon and Trey’s Chow Down

Today chefs prepare chili with various types of proteins. They use ground beef, smoked brisket, smoked rib meat, bacon, or pork belly, venison, some even use chicken!

Gone of the days of old where chili just had ground beef.

The possibilities are truly endless when chefs are trying to create the tastiest chili dish.

You can’t forget vegan chili… Some folks just want chili without the beef! To each his own. I just want everyone to enjoy some lip-smacking, toe-tapping, knee-jerking chili of their choice.

When I eat my chili I get a bowl of flavorful chili top it with massive amounts of cheese, some onions, jalapenos, and a dash of my favorite hot sauce. I get cozy and start chowing down on my favorite chili.

If you research chili you will find that is was proudly introduced in Texas, yep San Antonio.

“An old legend holds that immigrants from the Canary Islands brought a recipe for chili with them when they settled in San Antonio in the early 1700s. Historians do know that chili was a popular meal amongst cowboys and pioneers on the Western frontier. In the 1880s, chili stands became popular in San Antonio selling chili citywide.”

When I spoke with the producer at Fox we discussed locating the BEST chili in North Texas so everyone could enjoy some of the best chilies during the 2019/2020 winter months.

I spent weeks locating and trying chili all over the North Texas area.

There are so many creative and talented chefs preparing flavorful and delicious chili these days it wasn’t hard to locate some savory chili dishes that everyone can enjoy.

The hard part was testing and eating it all. If you want to create the best possible chili experience for an article or a TV program for folks you have to try it all.

You can’t internet food and hope it’s delicious. Although a lot of writers do this I feel it’s extremely important to try it.

You have to get chili all over your chin. Let it run down the sides of your mouth and feel the deliciousness roll across your pallet. There is just something about savory chili juice running down the sides of your mouth and sometimes even dripping on the table. You know, the C.D.G. factor as I like to call it. If you don’t know what C.D.G. means let me explain. It’s clearly the ” Chili Drip Grease Factor”.

The biggest question is still BEANS or no BEANS. That is a big question in Texas. People will fight over the beans or no beans issue.

I love beans and always have just not in my chili. I’m a true Texan so I would say NO BEANS in my chili. That being said I judge a lot of chili and I’ve eaten a lot of chili that has beans.

Beans change the flavor profile and do add a different flavor but some folks still swear by NO BEANS.

Well, my chili chow hounds I’ve located some creative savory chili dishes that are truly delicious in the North Texas Area.

Any of my choices below will give you the C.D.G. Factor aka the “Chili Drip Grease Factor.”

I encourage you to try them all and let the grease run down your chin.

My chili choices or geographical located in North Texas area ONLY! 

407 Barbecue

Argyle, Texas

Pitmaster Bryan

Fresh Brisket Chili

Just north of Fort Worth in Argyle, Texas, 407 BBQ is slinging flavorful award-winning craft BBQ, delicious sides, and some savory chili that is loaded with flavor. The first time I tired Bryan’s chili I fell in love with the flavor profile. I’ve loved it ever since and will drive to Argyle Texas aka North Fort Worth to CHOW DOWN on it.

Whiskey & Rye

Omni Hotel Lobby

Fort Worth, Texas

Omni Culinary Team

Fresh Elk Chili

Anvil Pub Deep Ellum

I know what you’re thinking… Omni Hotel? Yes, the Omni hotel. They create deliciousness at Whiskey & Rye. It’s a chef-driven concept using fresh ingredients to create bold flavor profiles. They have a fresh Elk Chili that is slap your mama good. Elk Chili: it’s prepared with Ground Beef and Ground Elk meat and then they add fresh bacon too. It prepared with other various fresh ingredients then Topped with Cotija Cheese, Pico de Gallo, Cilantro. Come on baby it’s lip-smacking delicious.

Anvil Pub 

Deep Ellum

Dallas, Texas

Anvil Culinary Team

Vegan & Beef Chili

The Anvil Pub is a fantastic cozy little spot in the middle of Deep Ellum. They have a Chef driven menu and create some amazing flavorful dishes… They have award-winning Chili. They also have award-winning bloody Mary’s too. I can see you now. A savory bowl of fresh chili and a big bloody Mary, WOW!

They have two chili options a beef and a vegan chili. I’ve eaten both chilis enjoyed them. They’re loaded with flavor and deliciousness. The vegan chili is also incredibly tasty. I was shocked at how much I enjoyed the vegan option!!! Check out Anvil and Chow Down.

Hurtado Barbecue

Arlington Texas

Pitmaster Brandon

Rib Meat Chili

If you haven’t tried Hurtado Barbecue, then you haven’t lived. They have a little place located in downtown Arlington where they are slinging deliciousness on the street. Their new building is under construction and will be ready soon.

Hurtado BBQ Arlington

They have some savory chili using Hurtado smoked rib meat and some other secret ingredients. They offer you cheese and green onions to top it with. I would suggest getting two orders because you are going to love it. I licked my lips all the way home! It was that tasty.

Full Circle Ranch Grill

Weatherford, Texas

Chef Clint

Beef Chili

Chef Clint has been featured on several TV programs and is creating chef dream deliciousness at the new Full Circle Ranch Grill.

His passion for cooking really shines through on his chili. It is loaded with flavor! He uses bar cattle company grass-fed beef, cayenne pepper, chipotle, Arbol chilies, and some other secret ingredients that will set your taste buds at attention. Like I said, it’s loaded with flavor and Chef Clint is all about bringing Flavor Gods to each bite.

BBQ On The Brazos

Fort Worth, Texas

Traffic Circle

Pitmaster John

Brisket Meat Chili

Both Pitmaster John Sanfords Sr. and Jr. have been slinging BBQ deliciousness for years. They are in the top 50 BBQ joints in Texas every year. They took that award-winning BBQ and created some award-winning chili that you will fall in love with. The flavor profile is what I like to call Damn Delicious. That’s all you have to know! They love feeding folks and making them smile with each bite. Go get some chili and let it drip down your chin you will understand after that first bite.

Texas Spice On Lamar

Downtown Dallas, Texas

Omni Hotel Lobby

Chef Gregory

Beef Chili

Here we go again with the Omni folks. Omni has some amazing talent in their kitchens. I don’t care what kind of Chef works for the Omni Hotel organization, every single chef they have is creative and passionate about food and culinary experiences for everyone to enjoy.

Chef Gregory at Texas Spice is no different. His culinary team uses fresh vegetables and ingredients to create bold flavor profiles like the Texas Spice Beef Chili. I’m in love with this restaurant, the chili, the staff, and the wonderful vibrant Texas atmosphere they offer each guest who walks through the doors. You can also dine outside on their wonderful patio. When you get time to head out to Texas Spice. When you arrive scream out Trey sent us to CHOW DOWN!

The Rim Restaurant

Old Town

Burleson, Texas

Chef Kieth

Soul Glow Beef Chili

My man! The talented and creative soul food Chef Keith Button Hicks is slinging soul food chili deliciousness all over Burleson. I can’t begin to explain the passion and drive this chef has for creating soul food with love. In the words of Keith, “When you add LOVE into the food it creates magic”.

I’ve known Keith for a long time and everything I eat that comes from his kitchen is truly magical. Each bite will dance across your pallet like little food angles are in your mouth. The flavor profile of his chili is no different.

I asked Keith, “Why is this chili so good? What in the hell is in this chili?”

He looked at me with that smile and said, “Trey, you know cuz it’s the love, the Soul Glow!”

I said, “Ok Keith Baby like usual LOVE!”

Red Hot & Blue DFW Area (On The Cover)

I’ll tell you what it’s called it’s called passion folks and everyone needs to make a trip to the NEW RIM in Burleson and get some Soul Glow Beef Chili.

RED HOT & BLUE BBQ

Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

Various locations

Pitmaster Creations

They are a chain restaurant but offer various BBQ items and chili that is flavorful and delicious. They have a unique back story which I love. If you know me you know I believe food always tastes better with a story.

In the early days, Red Hot and Blue had only ONE portable, an outdoor smoker in which all the meats were smoked. The Alexandria Virginia county health department didn’t allow outdoor smokers so whenever the smoke was billowing high; a health director inevitably arrived and asked them to turn it off. Pitmaster Sonny McKnight was Red Hot and Blue’s very first employee and he recalls how he would load the portable smoker onto his truck and drive for hours until the food was cooked to avoid confrontation with the health director.

“After a couple of hours on the freeway, I’d come back and we’d unload the meat at the restaurant.”

Now if that’s not a great story I don’t know what is.

They offer some flavorful fresh prepared chili which you can order in a cup or a bowl. You can add cheese sour cream, and peppers. It comes topped with a fresh tortilla chip. I’m sure you can get more, just like I did. Hell, this is Texas boys and girls who doesn’t want to dip tortilla chips in their chili? I sure do! Chips, Chili and cheese, yeehaw! Giddy up my chili lovers to the nearest Red Hot and Blue to grab you some of their fresh Pitmaster chili.

Panther City  BBQ

Fort Worth, Texas

Pitmaster Driven

Panther City Team

Panther Island is new to the Barbecue scene in Fort Worth. Not new to winning acclaims for incredibly delicious barbecue. They have been so popular they’ve already upgraded their location and have a new brick and mortar location on the southside of Fort Worth.

Their Barbecue is winning hearts all across Fort Worth and their chili is no exception. Prepared in house and it’s loaded with flavor. The flavor of deliciousness. I would order some brisket and

then a bowl of chili. What more could you want for a cozy comforting snack? Chili and brisket, boy that just sounds awesome.

The Barn Cafe

Paris, East Texas

Chef Zane

Beef and Bean Chili

Heim BBQ On The River Chili

Let’s talk about real authentic southern cooking from Mrs. Chef Zane. She prepares everything in the house and it’s always fresh and loaded with flavors. She’s a real southern Chef with those cozy southern recipes we all know and love.

Her chili is loaded and I mean loaded with flavors. It’s a 40-year-old secret ingredient recipe that even includes coffee. She won’t tell you everything that it includes. She will let you have as many bowls as you desire because you won’t be able to stop eating it.

What you need to do is order her chili and be sure and grab some of those house-made rolls or biscuits then get one of her house-made southern. Desserts. YEAH, BUDDY! DELISH

Heim BBQ On The River 

River District

Fort Worth, Texas

Pitmaster Travis 

Brisket & Pork Chili

Pitmaster Travis is already known as a Fort Worth BBQ legend for creating “Pork Burnt Ends” an introducing them to the world of BBQ. It would stand to reason that he would add pork with his brisket to create a delicious and flavorful chili. I had them smother it with onions, cheese, and chopped jalapeños to create savory deliciousness. I didn’t stop eating it until it was gone! Head over to Heim and try this award winning chili.

 

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TOP 10 BEST Bloody Mary’s In DFW 🏆

Did I hear someone say, Bloody Mary?

Yes, why yes I did and I went on a serious mission to locate the BEST we have to offer in the North Texas area.

Trey with Celebrity Chef Keith B. Hicks

If you’re one of the 5 million-plus people we reach every month through social media, event happenings, my radio and television podcast show then you’re aware of this fact. BUT I always like to state the obvious.

I’ve tried each one of these BLOODYS! Trust me, I have tried literally hundreds of Bloodys in the last decade. It was all tasted & tested and approved by Trey’s Chow Down and Drink With Trey 

If you love brunch then chances are you love a great Bloody Mary.

I drank Bloody Mary’s between Texas, Florida, California, Washington, New York, even in Jamaica and Mexico. I drink them quite often and have been asked at least 100 times this year or more, “Trey, who has the best Bloody Mary in North Texas?”

Bloody Mary’s are a staple in the national and the Texas brunch scene. It’s a favorite among the cocktail lovers of all ages the young drinkers and the old.

But first, I want to discuss the history of the Bloody Mary because it still blows my mind how it was conceived and created. Just as simple as someone mixing a drink and giving it a name after one long night of drinking. I still laugh at this because so many awesome deals can transpire over cocktails.

The history of the Bloody Mary is simple. It’s only 100 years old.

In FACT, next year is the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Bloody Mary.

It was back in the 1920s when Fernand Petiot, an American bartender at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, mixed up equal parts of tomato juice and vodka for a customer who was hungover from a long evening of drinking. He had no idea that his concoction would become world-famous when he agreed with the guy at the bar who suggested he call the drink a Bloody Mary.

Trey with Celebrity Mixologist Aaron Wang

Oh yes, the situations that can transpire over a great cocktail. Big business deals, contract negotiations, job interviews, heck even war invasions and planning have all been discussed and decided over cocktails.

We won’t even discuss what happens on the golf course, lol!

So the question is, “What makes a GREAT or a memorable Bloody Mary?”

Everyone might have a different answer to this question. Some will say it’s vodka, bloody mary mix, the spices you choose, or how it’s prepared.

It seems in our current times everyone is trying to create these monster Bloody Mary’s with all kinds of food and fresh ingredients to create a Texas-size Bloody Mary that nobody can forget.

They will infuse different flavors with the vodka. Use various proteins: ham, beef, and chicken. They have vegetables, cheese, and various types of house prepared bacon and we won’t even discuss the various pickles, fresh peppers, hot sauces they’re using.

They even have Bloody Mary bars where you can create your own memorable Bloody Mary. These bars are unbelievably extensive and or loaded with all kinds of mixes, vegetables, proteins, cheeses, and fruits. Some even have infused pickles and other vegetables for you to experiment with creating a NEW creation.

Drink With Trey spent months investigating and trolling the bar and brunch scene.

I interviewed two local Celebrity Mixologists who are professionals at Bloody Mary creations. Mark Irving from Fort Worth, and Aaron Wang from Dallas. I wanted to have more than just my opinion on what constitutes a FANTASTIC bloody.

Professional Mixologist Mark Irving gives his take on fantastic Bloody Marys.

I ask Mark his thoughts on a Bloody Mary:

“Well thank you for asking Trey, this drink never dies, but it does adapt. It comes in National (Bloody Maria), regional (beef bullion cubes) and Clamato juice up in Northeast. Old Bay spice in the mix or on the glass rim in the Mid Atlantic, and even very local versions. In recent years it has literally become an item on the dinner menu, with more than one protein floating or teetering from the edge of its vessel, basically a shaken and chilled meal with booze in it. The Bloody Mary may be taken for granted but I doubt it will ever disappear.”

What Bloody Mary is your favorite?:

“Well, Trey I myself go for a more traditional style. I like V8 (several veggies), or a good canned tomato juice will suffice. I use the whole small can of either and that will make a good batch, that will refill the first glass that was downed quickly because it’s tasty when done right.”

How do you prepare it, Mark?:

“Trey, two oz Vodka, since this will make a little more than one drink. I add a few or two good hard shakes of Celery salt, a dash or two of Tabasco, four or five good dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Then I add the juice of a nice fresh lemon wedge which helps the spices expand to open up and blend easier. Two to three bar spoons of Olive jc (brine) is a bit of an excellent catalyst too. I add all these ingredients into a large shaker, pack with ice and shake the hell out of it for 30 seconds. I then pour that mixture into a tall pint glass that is half-rimmed with salt, garnish with olives and citrus. This drink should be hearty and thick, viscous and super chilled.”

Damn Mark I want one now!

Mark laughing with his smile.

What if I would like MORE heat, Mark?:

“If you like additional heat I recommend the new Mexican Habanero Pepper Salts, scorpion salts or ghost pepper salts, just a healthy pinch added to the shaker ingredients gives it a remarkable texture, smoked pepper flavors in the Bloody Mary (I know they are available at Olive Oilery in Sundance Square) and other fine disturbers.”

Professional Mixologist Aaron Wang gives his take on fantastic Bloody Marys.

Aaron, Can you please tell me what makes the perfect bloody Mary?:

“Trey, hands down the mix makes the Bloody Mary. You will never be able to taste the vodka in it so the mix is the most important ingredient in a Bloody.”

Aaron, What do you use or prefer for the BEST mix?

“I make my own Bloody Mary mix. But the best commercial mix I’ve ever had is made by Stirrings. But, nothing beats my homemade mix that we use at the Deep Ellum Distillery.”

Aaron, how do you prepare it?:

“When I drink bloody Mary’s I like mine with some spicy heat! So usually Deep Ellum Vodka, my homemade mix, some horseradish, bacon jerky, blue cheese stuffed olives, and a celery stick.”

Aaron, where do you think the most outrageous Bloody is located in Dallas?:

“Anvil pub has crazy Bloody Mary’s! It’s literally a meal! I recently tried one at Ichigoh Ramen lounge in Deep Ellum and it was incredible! They use their pork belly wash inside the Bloody Mary and it is killer! So most outrageous is definitely Anvil pub and the best tasting is definitely Ichigoh.”

Thanks Aaron, now I want a bloody mary and shot of pickle Deep Ellum vodka. Aaron, you want a shot too? Hell Yea I do!

Well, folks that should answer all your Bloody Mary questions for the perfect bloody Mary. Now it’s time to discuss who has some of the BEST and most unique Bloody Marys in the DFW area.

1.The Rim Restaurant 🥇

Burleson, Texas

Chef Keith Button Hicks is slinging deliciousness with his one of a kind chef-driven bloody Mary that is loaded with southern eats. Two chicken wings, two bacon-wrapped shrimp, house prepared stuffed pretzel, Asparagus, Chunk of Andouille Sausage, Various Peppers, vodka, farm-fresh celery, olives, and house-prepared mix. Giddy Up!

A small meal and drink for only $24.00 ( 🎥 Trey’s Chow Down )

2. Anvil Pub Dallas  🥈

Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas

A 32oz bad boy that is loaded with all kinds of culinary creations. A bacon cheeseburger slider, Onion Ring, fried potato wedges, pickled vegetables, a pickle, and fresh celery with house-made bloody mix. You can add anything to your bloody if you request it. The staff is awesome!

Priced right at only $22.00 ( 🎥 Trey’s Chow Down )

3.Chef’s Point Modern Bar & Restaurant 🥉

Colleyville & Watauga Texas

It all starts with your choice of a domestic beer or mimosa while you wait for your double size order of their signature Bloody Mary that includes the famous Better Than Sex Fried Chicken, a Nolan Ryan slider, waffle fries, grilled shrimp, jalapeno pepper, pickle spear, and bacon.

A BIG meal for $35.00 ( 🎥 Credit: Chef’s Point Video )

Our Story & The Bloody Best

Watch to learn the story of Chef Point and how the Bloody Best came to be!

Posted by Chef Point Bar & Restaurant on Thursday, February 8, 2018

4. Drakes Yoke Food & Wine

Willow Park, Texas

I traveled out to Drakes Yolk to try “The Colonel Bloody Beast” it’s prepared with a mini cheeseburger, deviled egg, cold boiled Shrimp, Smoked Wing, Grilled Bacon, Grilled Jalapeno, Pickled onions, celery, parsley, Olives all on top of a delicious Bloody Mary.

The great thing is it’s only $15 bucks total.

5.Deep Ellum Distillery

Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas

D.E.D. prepares their award-winning bloody mary with their own tasty vodka and a house prepared mix created by Mixologists Aaron Wang fresh daily. Bloody Mary recipe. Tomato sauce, Pineapple juice, Orange juice, Black pepper, White pepper, Garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, Valentina hot sauce, Water And a few more secret ingredients the Aaron WILL NOT tell us because it’s a secret.

Just Part Of Buffalo West Bloody Bar

6. Buffalo West STEAKHOUSE & Restaurant

Fort Worth, Texas

The Bloody Mary Bar is ridiculously crazy but very awesome. It consists of ten different kinds of Bloody Mary Mixes, they have a wide variety of additional items you can add to your drink. Jumbo Shrimp, Fresh Cooked Bacon Strips, Spicy Garlic Pickles, Pepperoni, Asparagus, Blue Cheese Olives, Jalapeno Olives, Sweet, and Sour Gherkin Pickles, Assorted Olives, Crumbled Blue Cheese, and Pickled Okra. Each Guest Receives a small Bottle of Tito’s Vodka for their Bloody Mary and you can mix & match any of the mixes the way you so desire. Wow!

7. Maple Leaf Diner

Dallas, Texas

Chef Mike is slinging deliciousness and great cocktails. Oh do I love Maple Leaf, but I’m in LOVE with the Bloody Mary and the chicken and waffles what a great combo. The bloody mary is prepared with. Clamato juice, Iceberg Canadian Vodka, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco with celery salt on the rim and a pickle, a slice of bacon, olives, lemon and celery for garnish. Yummy!

8. Hash House A Go Go

Plano, Texas & Las Vegas Nevada

Hash House A Go Go Bloody!

I tried Bloody’s at booth of these joints. Johnny’s Famous Bloody Mary is prepared with house vodka, house bloody mary mix louisiana hot sauce, fresh horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, smoked bacon & salt rim, romaine lettuce rib, red ripe tomato, hardwood smoked bacon slices, ground pepper and served in a custom made house glass. This thing is awesome. I’ve been to it in Las Vegas and now Plano.

9. Jonathon’s Oak Cliff

Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas

Chef Jonathon is always creating magic at Jonathon’s.  I say order a fantastic fresh Bloody Mary and the Danger Dogs, yummy! They prepare their Bloody Mary mix from scratch. They use Fresh Roma tomatoes and the chef’s seasoning bloody blend. On the weekends, they offer a fresh Bloody Mary bar which lets everyone garnish as you like and spice it up to their own liking.

10. TruFire

Southlake & Frisco, Texas

I’ve made three trips to Trufire for brunch and each trip has been a pleasure. Great service, vibrant atmosphere, and wonderful staff. The TRUFIRE has a Bloody Mary bar is prepared with in-house Texas vodka infusions with either lemon peel peppercorn, cilantro garlic basil, or fresh jalapeno. Even better, you can create your own mix!

Well that about sums it up for my drinking buddies.

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Please view Trey’s live shows with The Rim Team, The Deep Ellum Team, and Mark Irving below! 

Trey’s Chow Down & Drink With Trey LIVE Talk Show With The Rim Team 

Trey’s Chow Down and Drink With Trey LIVE Talk Show With Deep Ellum Distillery Team.

Trey’s Chow Down LIVE and Drink With Trey Professional Mixologist Mark Irving 

Nashville Chicken in Texas, Say Whaaat?

When you think of Nashville hot chicken, all kinds of delicious thoughts come to find. Just think of crispy fried hot chicken dripping with delicious savory flavors that make you foodie senses run wild.

Choose YOUR Heat ( Texas Hot )

Nashville hot chicken has skyrocketed in popularity in the last two decades. I use the term “skyrocketed”, but really I think it’s been more like a supersonic ride.

If you don’t know what Nashville hot chicken consists of, then you must be a vegan or vegetarian, because these days it’s everywhere!

The origins of Nashville hot chicken are simple; it was created in the south Nashville back around 1930. In the 1970s, the new addition was created by using a different array of peppers and served with slices of white bread.

If you research the definition it’s a pretty basic explanation;

“Hot chicken, or Nashville hot chicken, is a type of fried chicken that is a local specialty of Nashville, Tennessee, in its typical preparation, it is a portion of breast, thigh, or wing that has been marinated in a water-based blend of seasoning, floured, fried, and finally sauced using a paste that has been spiced with cayenne pepper. It is served atop slices of white bread with pickle chips. It is both the application of a spicy paste and the presentation that differentiates it from similar dishes, such as Buffalo wings. It can be viewed in similar context to other foods that have been tweaked to be unique in a regional way, such as the slugburger or the Mississippi Delta tamale.”

25 Best Barbecue Spots In North Texas for ABC

This isn’t about barbecue I found on the internet or on television… I spent twelve months traveling to various restaurants, barbecues, festivals, and events. I visited 119 barbecue joints and tasted some 280 different items. Of course, I visited some fantastic dedicated barbecue and food festivals like Smoked Dallas, Smoked Fort Worth, Red Dirt Barbecue & Music Festival, Chef For Farmers, Austin Food and Wine Festival, and many others seeking out my mission to find the VERY BEST barbecue for our followers to enjoy in 2019

#IAMSTILLUP

#IAMSTILLUP: Join us for today’s Party on the Plaza! We’re talking all things Texas BBQ this morning!

Posted by News 8 Daybreak on Friday, June 28, 2019

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PEI WEI Bento Box Deliciousness!

Trey w/Chef J Pei Wei

Trey’s Chow Down got invited to the roll out of the new PEI WEI Benton Boxes. I had time to visit with Chef J about Pei Wei’s new Bento Boxes and the new Clean-Label Initiative, The Wei Forward™ program. I was thrilled to hear about the program, and that Pei Wei has created some incredible new Benton Boxes packed with big bold flavors and freshness. I really enjoyed the NEW BENTO BOXES they where really delicious. I also loved the new Cauliflower Rice option which is now on the menu and it may be substituted in the Bento Boxes for rice. There are so many NEW options and everything is prepared fresh to order at each Pei Wei location.

Please read about the Bento Boxes and the Clean-Label Initiative, The Wei Forward™ program. 

Hello Bento. Hello Options. Longing for more variety? Don’t settle. Indulge in the variety you crave at a price you’ll love with Pei Wei’s new customizable Bento Box for just $9.99*.

Beginning April 17, Pei Wei Asian fast-causal brand started offering handcrafted variety with customizable Bento Boxes perfect for a fresh and delicious meal.

“We couldn’t be more excited to offer customizable Bento Boxes to guests that are as visually stimulating as they are delicious,” said Chef J. Sullivan, Pei Wei’s Director of Culinary Innovation. “We’ve brought Japanese tradition to the fast-casual space with Pan-Asian options and even cauliflower rice. The idea behind the Bento Box was that we wanted to highlight a variety of dishes that Pei Wei guests love and allow them to tailor their box to fit their own personal taste and preference.”