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Yes, that’s a $124 hot dog: B&B Butchers ready for Opening Day

True to its Houston roots, B&B Butchers & Restaurant is ready to throw out the first pitch with opening-day specials March 28 for Major League Baseball season.

It’s farther from the Fort Worth B&B to the ballgame than in Houston, but the prime steakhouse and bar is still offering free rides to the stadium on its luxury shuttle, Rare Force One.

B&B is the only local prime steakhouse that comes up with a gourmet hot dog menu for opening day.

On March 28, B&B will serve:

The “Ballpark Classic,” two all-wagyu grilled dogs and potato wedges, $14.

“Chef Tommy’s” dog, an all-wagyu bacon-blue cheese dog with honey, $26.

The “Carpetbagger,” an all-wagyu bacon-blue cheese dog with fried oysters and red-hot sauce, $29.

The “Break the Bank,” an all-wagyu dog topped with steak and lobster and topped with flakes of 24-karat gold. $124.

(Yes, really.)

B&B Butchers serves brunch, lunch and dinner in the restaurant and inexpensive to-go sandwiches from the adjacent butcher shop.

The main menu is pricy, but B&B also offers a $55 early-bird three-course dinner menu, a lighter happy-hour menu with sliders and pizza, and a late-night menu.

B&B Butchers’ retro butcher shop and deli opens at 10 a,m. daily. The restaurant is open for lunch or brunch and dinner daily at 5212 Marathon Ave.; 817-737-5212,

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.