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No bull, these are the two best steaks in Fort Worth

How to cook a championship steak: Grillmaster

Joe D. Torres Jr. will be competing in the World Steak Championship at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth on October 24. Here he demonstrates how to grill a championship caliber rib eye steak.
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Joe D. Torres Jr. will be competing in the World Steak Championship at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth on October 24. Here he demonstrates how to grill a championship caliber rib eye steak.

Hey, Bud! It’s Father’s Day weekend. What’s the best steak in town?

—Several daughters

For a long time, I’ve said Lonesome Dove in the Stockyards has the best steak: the roasted, garlic-stuffed tenderloin ($36-$41). It’s available at dinner and also Fridays and Saturdays at lunch. But I’m also impressed with Bonnell’s pepper-crusted bison tenderloin in whiskey-cream sauce ($49).

Hey, Bud! What about the Oasis? Did it ever reopen?

—Charles, Mansfield

The Oasis at Joe Pool Lake, one of the busiest restaurants in southeast Tarrant County, is open again after waters receded, Go by for the giant shrimp cocktail, the coconut shrimp, the blackened catfish or the seafood platter. It’s open for lunch and dinner daily; 5700 Lake Ridge Parkway, oasisrestaurant.com.

Hey, Bud! i saw where Mark Dean’s BBQ in Azle closed. What’s going in there?

—Raymond, Azle

Pitmaster Mark Dean retired. The Riscky’s Bar-B-Q folks own the building, but do not plan to open there, a spokeswoman said. (If I were them, I’d open it as Riscky’s Catch. The family’s catfish is underrated.)

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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