Hey, Bud! You mentioned a couple of new barbecue places lately. Where’s the best?
—Cliff, Fort Worth
Heim Barbecue still reigns, with a new location coming soon on White Settlement Road. But I also like two new food-hall barbecue stands: Brix Barbecue, open weekends in Americado, 2000 W. Berry St., and Not Just Q, open daily inside the Food Hall at Crockett Row, 3000 Crockett St. Also, state-ranked BBQ on the Brazos has moved a half-mile to 9012 Performance Court in Cresson. (And Billy’s Oak Acres BBQ, is adding a breakfast menu any day now.)
Hey, Bud! I called Del Frisco’s about New Year’s Eve — it’s $150?
—Not on a champagne budget, Fort Worth
And it’s $195 with wine pairings. Honestly, I’m OK with a holiday special as long as the restaurant’s doing something really special, like Del’s four-course dinner. But in general, I’d avoid anyplace that bumps up the price just because it’s a holiday. The same company’s Del Frisco’s Grille has a $45 dinner, and plenty of other restaurants have a good menu for $40-$50 plus wine.
Hey, Bud! Has something changed at La Familia?
—Arthur, Fort Worth
La Familia, a long-standing Tex-Mex restaurant in the Foch Street Warehouses, is now open Sundays and Mondays for the first time and has a revamped brunch menu Saturday and Sunday mornings. Ray Cosme (Habanero’s) and Gilbert Pedroza (La Palma) are making changes.