Tim Love’s flagship restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas — The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro — has earned critical acclaim since it opened in 2000. In April 2007, Tim opened a classic burger joint called The Love Shack. The Love Shack is a casual outdoor spot serving fresh burgers, sausages, hand-cut fries and onion rings, and root beer on tap. The Love Shack is adjacent to The White Elephant Saloon, an authentic Wild West Saloon, established in 1887.
I have never been to any of his restaurants but heard of him when he reigned supreme in Iron Chef "Chiles" battling against Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto in 2007. You can purchase his signature rub on his website or make the version published in Food & Wine magazine in July 2010.
Tim Love's Wild Game Rub
1/4 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup pure chile powder, such as guajillo or ancho (I used ancho)
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
Mix all of the ingredients in a jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
I made a full batch of this rub so if any of you who are local want to try it let me know.