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A Tim Love truck sighting spurs rumors about his next Fort Worth restaurant

Chef Tim Love hosts pop-up dinners in his test kitchen on North Main Street. Handout photo
Chef Tim Love hosts pop-up dinners in his test kitchen on North Main Street. Handout photo

Hey, Bud! Just saw a Tim Love trailer over at [a vacant restaurant]. Know anything about that?

—@ItsMeJavier on Twitter

Love has said he’ll open a restaurant and patio with a garden. He’ll tell us more soon. Meanwhile, he’s doing a Greek gourmet pop-up dinner, Grafeío, Feb. 6-9 in his test kitchen: items like grilled octopus, lobster spaghetti and ouzo-marinated pork skewers; 5:30-9 p.m., $125, 817-624-9712.

Hey, Bud! I drove all the way down to Flores Barbecue last weekend and they had run out. What are their hours?

—Charlie, Fort Worth

Here’s the only hour that matters at a great barbecue restaurant: 11 a.m. is opening time. Last weekend, Flores’ Whitney location ran out at 1:40 p.m. as diners wanted a preview of the coming Clearfork restaurant. The Whitney location, 10 miles west of Hillsboro, closes forever on Super Bowl Sunday.

Hey, Bud! Are there any food trucks left? I’m looking for good dessert.

—Olga, Arlington



The Fort Worth Food Park will reopen in spring, and some operators like Gypsy Scoops moved up to a shop. But don’t miss the desserts at farmers’ markets. Sweet Lucy’s Pies, usually at the Clearfork Farmers Market, just made a “best pies” list along with JudyPie in Grapevine.

Columnist Bud Kennedy is a Fort Worth guy who covered high school football at 16 and has moved on to two Super Bowls, seven political conventions and 15 Texas Legislature sessions. Since 1985, he has also written more than 2,000 “Eats Beat” columns about Texas dining, restaurants and food.

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