"It is fantastic, absolutely beautiful. It's breathtaking from the balcony down into the stadium, it's going to be a breathtaking view," Jeff Bergus said.
The smell of brisket, sausage and ribs will soon drift through the air at Globe Life Park, as preparation work for the kitchen, including the barbeque pits, will start in May
"We're getting the [barbeque] pits ready, we'll have six of them, custom made. They'll probably be ready to [be installed] in about two weeks and we'll start smoking up the place," Jeff Bergus said.
Owners Jeff and Jill Bergus brought the Central Texas barbeque flavor to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex seven years ago, opening their first restaurant in Dallas' Bishop Arts district, followed by a second location in Plano four years ago. Expanding to Arlington was an easy decision and a great way to expand the Lockhart Smokehouse brand.
"Arlington is booming. There is so much out here between the Cowboys and the Rangers, and everything is coming to Arlington right now," Jill Bergus said.
Lockhart Smokehouse brings Central Texas barbeque to North Texas, serving as the only place in Dallas-Fort Worth that offers Kreuz Market Sausage. The Texas Live! location will be open for both lunch and dinner. Rangers fans can explore the same great offerings from the other locations, but added take out options are currently in the works as well.
"When you're going to the game you want something that you can grab and take to your seat and enjoy, so we're working on crafting a few of those things right now," Jill Bergus said.
Texas Live! is phase one in a series of scheduled openings in the Arlington Entertainment District, with Live! by Loews scheduled to open in 2019 and Globe Life Field following behind in March of 2020.