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Serious red beans & rice in a new Near Southside bar

Red beans and rice at the new Twilite Lounge, 212 Lipscomb St.
Red beans and rice at the new Twilite Lounge, 212 Lipscomb St.

Hey, Bud! What’s the new bar near downtown Fort Worth with gumbo and po-boys?

Curious Cajun

The new Twilite Lounge, 212 Lipscomb St., is a dimly lit bar with a kitchen serving po-boys and some fierce red beans and rice. No gumbo yet until business builds, but the debris po-boys with mustard sauce are definitely worth the trip. (But watch your step. It’s dark in there.)


Hey, Bud! There was a nice Italian restaurant in University Park Village where Pacific Table is now. Did it move, or close?

Missing the minestrone

La Piazza, an exclusive high-end Italian restaurant, is in its 26th year and moved a few years ago to a new home at 2930 Bledsoe St. (That’s off West Lancaster Avenue near the museums.) Owner Vito Ciraci is still offering a $25 three-course dinner special most Mondays. Dress nicely.


Hey, Bud! You didn’t mention anything about B&B Butchers Restaurant & Butcher Shop. When — ?

Sandy, Fort Worth

“First week of January” is the answer they’re giving now at the new prime steakhouse in the Shops at Clearfork. Took a look inside this week and it wasn’t anywhere close. I do think you can go ahead and book a table for Valentine’s Day.