Hey, Bud! Where do we go for tamales this year?
—Victor, Fort Worth
Besides the usual recommendations, El Rancho Grande Restaurant will sell its pork or chicken-cheese tamales this year. They’re handmade and like everything at 70-year-old Rancho Grande, they’re full of flavor. The usual recommendations here lead with Esperanza’s or Rodriguez Foods in Fort Worth, or Marquez Bakery in Arlington. Ask at Enchiladas Ole too, and watch for a full list.
Hey, Bud! We really loved Japanese Grill & Sushi in North Richland Hills. Did it close, or move, or … ?
According to their Facebook page, the Chen family retired in March after 14 years. (Readers are still asking.)
Hey, Bud! You wrote about Brix Barbecue in Americado. So: Brix or Heim?
—Randy, Fort Worth
Heim for best barbecue all around, and for bacon burnt ends. But Brix’s brisket makes it a new must-try, and the triple-cheddar-black-pepper sausage last week was a winner. Anxious to try the brisket ramen. (It’s open weekends inside Americado, 2000 W. Berry St.)