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In Grapevine, a 79-cent pork chop lunch leads Main Street Fest dining picks

Perry’s “pork chop lunch” special.
Perry’s “pork chop lunch” special. Handout photo

Hey, Bud! We’re taking TEXRail to Main Street Fest in Grapevine this weekend. Where do we eat?

—Al, North Richland Hills

In the morning, go in time for coffee or pastries and breakfast at Main Street Bistro & Bakery, 316 S. Main St, Don’t miss the Southern cooking and stellar desserts at Mason & Dixie, 603 S. Main St., or pies at JudyPie, 520 S. Main St. For a steakhouse, Mac’s on Main is at 909 S. Main St., near the train station.

Hey, Bud! What about Perry’s?

—Al again, North Richland Hills

Yes, it’s “Flashback Friday” May 17 at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, 2400 Texas 114 West in Grapevine. The first 100 patrons in line before 11 a.m. get Houston-based Perry’s “pork chop Friday” lunch special for 79 cents. (If you don’t make it at lunch, there’s a menu of $9 happy hour items in the bar.)

Hey, Bud! Where can we get a margarita tamarindo like in San Miguel de Allende?

—Missing Mexico

This was a tough one. Chadra Mezza and Grill, of all places, has the tamarind margarita popular in Mexico. It’s a Lebanese and Mediterranean restaurant at 1622 Park Place Ave., known for a lunch buffet and Wednesday night pizza-and-pasta buffet.

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.