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Good food the old-time way: Here's a few ideas for old-school fajitas, Italian, steaks

Homestyle fajitas, marinated along with pico, are a Wednesday special at La Familia.
Homestyle fajitas, marinated along with pico, are a Wednesday special at La Familia. facebook.com/lafamiliafwtx/

Hey, Bud! Thanks for the writeup about La Familia now serving the old La Palma-style fajitas Wednesday nights. We loved it. We're going to Margie's Italian Kitchen next, another place you reminded us of. Any other old-school places?

—Pat, Fort Worth

Fort Worth is all about unique local restaurants, and many have been around years. The Star Cafe in the Stockyards is better than a lot of chain steakhouses, and also has a good burger and one of the best chicken-fried steaks. The Original Mexican Restaurant has been around since 1930 and gets attention for nacho platters and old-timey crispy tacos. Carshon's Deli isn't open nights, but it's been open 90 years and is known for daily meringue pies.


Eats Beat Ep. 96

Bud and the gang talk patio dining, places to eat around Colonial and where Harrison Ford eats when he visits Cowtown.

Hey, Bud! I always go to Paris Coffee Shop (or others) for breakfast but it's not open Sunday. Where's the best breakfast cafe for Sundays?

—Several readers

Here's the top 10 Sunday breakfast cafes according to social media: 1. DeVivo Bros., Keller; 2. Beacon Cafe, north of Saginaw; 3. West Side Cafe, Fort Worth; 4. River Oaks Cafe, River Oaks; 5. Yolk, Sundance Square; 6. Oldwest Cafes, several locations; 7. Our Place, Burleson; 8. Joe's Coffee Shop, Watauga; 9. Seven Mile Cafe, Keller; and 10. Vickery Blvd. Cafe, Fort Worth. (A good list.)

Hey, Bud! I'm here for the weekend and I want the very best barbecue around Fort Worth. Where's the No. 1?

—Friend from California

I'm late on this, but I hope the choice was BBQ on the Brazos in Cresson. John Sanford's brisket was a hit again at the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival, and it's worth a trip any day Tuesday through Saturday.. Look for a gas station-convenience store in front of the motorsports track. It remains the single restaurant most often compared to Dallas' sainted Pecan Lodge, although Meat U Anywhere in Grapevine and Trophy Club also ranks high.

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