This is not just any Babe’s. It ’s a super-sized version, serving the restaurant’s full menu of hickory-smoked chicken, fried catfish and chicken tenders along with fried chicken, chicken-fried steak and buttermilk biscuits.
For 50 years, Parton’s has served old-time cracker-crust pizzas in a traditional pizza “parlor” with red-and-white checked tablecloths, red vinyl booths, red chairs with heart-shaped backs, plenty of pepperoni and a serve-yourself salad bar with various day-glo colors of dressing.
Tennessee pitmaster “Rooster” Beane has moved barbecue restaurant from Granbury, Texas, to a convenience store-gas station in town of Cresson, where top-ranked area favorite BBQ on the Brazos was located.
The former antique-mall tea room is now a downtown Grapevine stronghold of Southern charm. It’s open late Friday and Saturday, which means this is a good week to go by for coconut cream cake ($5.99) or the brown-sugar pecan bread pudding with bourbon sauce.
On Saturday, Kevin Martinez hosted a one-night-only pop-up at a Tokyo takoyaki counter. The evening was billed as “Tokyo comes to Tokyo.” The restaurant, Uenomaru, was sold out for Martinez’s dinner of cheese takoyaki (a street food specialty like a fritter),
From its wine-bar beginnings, Patrick Colombo’s Crú has grown into a solid restaurant serving entrees such as halibut, chicken piccata or a blue-cheese 6-ounce filet, along with pizzas, sandwiches, salads and weekend burgers.
Mary Perez of Enchiladas Ole, a small neighborhood restaurant, invited anyone with no home or A/C to sit inside for water and chips as temperatures climbed toward 110. Enchiladas Ole was recently ranked by USA Today readers as one of Texas’ 10 best.