The Slow Bone was one of the barbecue joints rent.com named in a list of notable Dallas meat-lover restaurants.

The Slow Bone was one of the barbecue joints rent.com named in a list of notable Dallas meat-lover restaurants.

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Rent.com ranked Dallas as the No. 7 best city in the United States for meat lovers.

"Beef-based barbecue is no bull," writes Michael Hochman when speaking about Dallasites' meat-eating tendencies.

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The study looked at cities with over 100,000 residents and counted up their barbecue joints, burger houses, steakhouses and butcher shops. Basically, they're looking for "any spot where beef is what's for dinner (or lunch, or heck, even breakfast)," according to the blog post.

Honestly, we'd tack on more beefy puns, but the rent.com story already used them all. 

Houston ranked No. 8 on the list. "Houston is a big town. Houston is a rich town. And make no mis-'steak,' Houston is a meat town," the post says.

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Other meaty towns named are: Nashville (No. 10); Louisville, Ky. (No. 9); Tucson, Ariz. (No. 6); San Antonio (No. 5); Indianapolis (No. 4); Jacksonville, Fla. (No. 3); Memphis (No. 2); and Las Vegas (No. 1)

Interestingly, Lewisville and Tyler were named on a list of "top 10 small cities for meat lovers." Lewisville has one meat establishment per 5,301 residents, they say.

The list of carnivorous establishments is paired with an average price for a one-bedroom apartment in each of the major U.S. cities. Remember, it's a rent.com survey. Should we trust their meaty math? Could be a bunch of bull.

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