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A 91¢ BBQ sandwich? Yes, because this Fort Worth restaurant is 91 years young

That’s a 91-cent chopped barbecue sandwich, a special price through Thursday at all Riscky’s. (They’re usually five for $7.)
That’s a 91-cent chopped barbecue sandwich, a special price through Thursday at all Riscky’s. (They’re usually five for $7.) bud@star-telegram.com

One of Texas’ oldest family-owned barbecue restaurants is 91 years old, and that means 91-cent Riscky’s BBQ sandwiches through Thursday.

That’s the sale price for Riscky’s chopped-brisket sandwich, always a good deal even at the regular price of 5-for-$7.

If you’ve ever gone to the original Riscky’s, it’s a good excuse to visit the flagship store, 2314 Azle Ave. near Texas 183 and Texas 199.

That’s also the place to go for some of Fort Worth’s best chili con carne, lima beans and beef stew.

It’s filled with knickknacks, signs and kitsch from as far back as 1950, when Riscky’s was built on the site of the family’s first grocery.

The family’s history actually goes back to 1911, when immigrant Joe Riscky. came to Fort Worth from what is now Belarus.

Riscky worked in the packinghouse for $9 a week and saved up to marry fellow immigrant Marcilia Bunkervitch.

About 1920, “Mary” Riscky’s family opened a grocery on Clinton Avenue near the Stockyards. In 1927, Joe and Mary took over and renamed a turn-of-the-century grocery 2 miles west on Azle Avenue, then the main highway to Jacksboro and West Texas ranches.

Riscky’s now has eight restaurants or delis, including a steakhouse and burger grill in the Stockyards.

The Azle Avenue location opens at 8:30 a.m. daily except Sunday; 817-624-8662.

Larger Riscky’s BBQ restaurants serve lunch and dinner daily at 300 Main St. in Sundance Square, 140 E. Exchange Ave. in Stockyards Station, or 6701 Camp Bowie Blvd.; risckys.com.

The 91-cent special is also good at Riscky’s smaller deli locations at 9000 Benbrook Blvd., Benbrook, and 8100 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills

Texas Live! is coming to life and Lockhart Smoke House is serving up brisket and other BBQ staples cooked over wood kindled with the coals from Kreuz Market in the beloved barbeque town of Lockhart in central Texas.

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