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What could be better than burgers? A new Fort Worth grill adds hot chicken, brisket Frito pie

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I know this is tough to believe, but the Bryant Irvin Road neighborhood of southwest Fort Worth was underburgered.

No longer. Uncle Daddy’s B&B is open behind Razzoo’s in Cityview Centre, bringing a homestyle burger grill and bar by local pitmaster and chief grill cook Rodney Lambert.

For now, the “B&B” stands for burgers and brews. It was supposed to include barbecue, but Uncle Daddy’s is starting with the simplest “B.”

The burgers are thick, hand-packed and served with house-smoked bacon or brisket chili.

Uncle Daddy’s matches Kincaid’s for the best burger south of Interstate 20, unless you go to Nicky D’s in Crowley.

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That brisket chili is also at the heart of Uncle Daddy’s true standout: the Frito pie ($4.99).

It’s topped with shredded cheese, jalapenos and plenty of brisket chili. This might be the best chili south of Dutch’s or Rodeo Goat.

Uncle Daddy’s also serves Nathan’s hot dogs. (I see a July 4 hot dog with chili ahead.)



There’s also a fried chicken sandwich, a hot chicken sandwich with pork belly and a hot link, and a chicken-fried steak sandwich.

Uncle Daddy’s serves lunch and dinner weekdays and Saturdays. It’s next to a Schlotzsky’s/Cinnabon at 4608 Bryant Irvin Road; facebook.com/UncleDaddys.

Honey Smoke BBQ in Montgomery Plaza features pit-smoked meats by chef Rodney Lambert, who also discusses his brief stint at Smokey Mae's in Mansfield.

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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