Tolbert's is (hopefully still) an old-style chili parlor in downtown Dallas. Used to be open only for lunch. Frank X. Tolbert was a journalist who wrote for the Dallas Morning News after working for the Ft. Worth Startlegram, and co-founder of the Terlingua World Championship Chili Cookoff. He died in '84, and the parlor may have closed down. I hope not. It always had a pretty good cross-section of the Dallas populace, and lots of news people. It was a long-standing tradition like Old South Pancake House and Angelo's.
Lee (not the one with the \c)
Found a listing on google that's heartening:
Tolbert's Texas Chili Parlor
350 North Street at Paul Street
$5 - $10