Red Hot & Blue’s website warns patrons, “your taste buds may never be the same” after viewing and tasting their delicious food. Named as one of the Top 10 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Dallas by AOL City Search, Red Hot & Blue is a great destination to enjoy a variety of American classic foods including Potato Salad.
Three Southerners and a transplanted Yankee created the concept for Red Hot & Blue because they craved southern barbecue and blues music. Living in Washington, DC, they dreamed of having a restaurant that embodied both the food and the music they loved. A few years later, they opened the doors of the first Red Hot & Blue in Arlington, Virginia.
Red Hot & Blue boasts several high profile investors. According to their website, “one of the original investor/founders was then-U.S. Rep[resentative] Don Sundquist of Memphis, who served 12 years in the House of Representatives and eight years as governor of Tennessee. Another original investor was the late Lee Atwater, a blues musician and legendary political figure who managed George H.W. Bush’s successful race for the presidency and served as chairman of the Republican National Committee.”
The original group of friends created a gem that would move across states, drawing in customers who wanted flavorful, authentic barbecue. Red Hot & Blue states its mission is to “serve only the best quality barbeque available anywhere in a fun casual atmosphere surrounded by authentic blues music and memorabilia.”
Some of the mouth-watering food on the menu include the Southern Fried Chicken Salad, St. Louis Style Baby Back Ribs, and a variety of Sandwiches piled high with pulled pork, chicken, and brisket. A perfect side to these items is Grandma’s Famous Potato Salad, which at least one reviewer says is “the best potato salad I’ve ever had.” You can tell a side dish is great when cooks all across America try to copy it in their own home. No kidding, Google it.
Why the name Red Hot & Blue? It relates to the friends’ second love – blues music. The name comes from the “title of DJ Dewey Phillip’s radio show that aired on WHBQ-AM in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1950’s. This radio show introduced the world to Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash and broadened the audience for artists like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Robert Cray, and Rufus Thomas.” Each Red Hot & Blue has hand-selected blues memorabilia and music to celebrate the blues.
Red Hot & Blue is located off Central Expressway near Walnut Hill. There are other locations in Plano, Fort Worth, Las Colinas, Flour Mound, Duncanville and North Richland Hills. To find their exact address, click here. Patrons have the ability to order in advance for personal pick up and the restaurant caters all over the metroplex. Visit the one nearest you!