This is not just any Babe’s. It ’s a super-sized version, serving the restaurant’s full menu of hickory-smoked chicken, fried catfish and chicken tenders along with fried chicken, chicken-fried steak and buttermilk biscuits.
For 50 years, Parton’s has served old-time cracker-crust pizzas in a traditional pizza “parlor” with red-and-white checked tablecloths, red vinyl booths, red chairs with heart-shaped backs, plenty of pepperoni and a serve-yourself salad bar with various day-glo colors of dressing.
The Crockett Row shops in Fort Worth are quiet at lunchtime. And the Monday crowd drags in very slowly, particularly after a Sunday night Dallas Cowboys game. So Social House added a third day to brunch.
Former Reata chef Juan Rodriguez, known for his monthly specials at Magdalena’s, is doing a menu of 18-hour oak-smoked brisket tacos for the new taqueria in the Fort Worth Cultural District near West 7th.
Everest Burgers is like an East Coast-style deli gone San Fernando Valley, serving chili-cheese burritos or pancakes in the morning and pastrami sandwiches, fish tacos or Greek gyros with tzatziki at night.
For the company’s 40th birthday, all Hoffbraus will sell sirloins for $7.40 and chicken-fried steak for $6.40 Monday through Thursday, Oct. 1-4, including in Fort Worth. A new location is planned in Benbrook.
La Gran Plaza has 25 restaurants or food stands, and one of the largest is Rio Bravo Mexican Restaurant, a cavernous seafood and Tex-Mex restaurant and bar with other locations in Dallas, Addison, Grand Prairie and Haltom City. One will open soon in Burleson.
If you’re going to Austin, it’s almost worth driving the extra 20 minutes to Kyle and Texas Pie Co. For kolaches, Gerik’s Ole Czech Bakery in West has huge cinnamon rolls and klobasniky (sausage rolls).