El Asadero Update:
Get a margarita. They're pricey, but strong and well flavored. If you've been to the place immediately south of El Asadero, please let me know if its good. I really want to try it out.
Hold on, don't get mad yet. I'm not promoting Starbucks. They have a mug with the FW skyline on there. Its overpriced and you're supporting communism by purchasing one, but if you need a little more FW each morning, this is how to do it. They really captured the beauty of Burnett Plaza...
This place just opened at the Montgomery Plaza and fits on this blog because its owned by a local guy out of Colleyville. They serve sandwiches, burgers, wings and other bar type food. The place has a ton of TVs and with their open air design, this place should be fun once the weather is nice.
I had their equivalent of the Whataburger Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich. Its a grilled chicken sandwich with BBQ sauce and bacon on it. Healthy and good. Lots of people comment on the fries. They're seasoned well, but a little limp. I prefer crispy fries, but these are still very good. Plus they're fresh. The onion strings were recommended by the waiter but I refused to follow like a sheep.
My buddy got the chicken strip basket and said one more strip would make it a little better deal. Three strips just weren't enough for him. He's morbidly obese and eats truckloads of pancakes for breakfast though.
There is another location or two of this place and one of my only complaints is that it feels very chainish. I know I know, it sounds like I have the "I don't like this band because they're on MTV now" syndrome, but they could have given it a little more personality in my opinion. This isn't like the other places I post on that have interesting people or really good food. Its just your regular bar stuff. But with all the TVs and open air feeling it will be cool to watch games and go for happy hour. I just wish it felt a little more unique. This, coming from the guy who commented on Starbucks...
Apparently one of these recently opened in Southwest FW. They have a restaurant in Colleyville and another up in the "cities north of dallas" area. So they're not really a hole in the wall but they're local and I think they can fit in to this blog. This has got to be one of my favorite yuppie pizza places. The pizza ingredients are all fresh, you can take your own wine. Plus, looking down your nose at the people ordering pepperoni and cheese (how do they live like that?) is free. Thats not true at all. The place seems very casual and relaxed and I have never had a bad pizza there.
Men's Health has compiled a ranking of 101 cities based on cleanliness of their restaurants. The information is based off of foodborne illness outbreaks. Plano, Arlington and Fort Worth made it into the top ten. Dead last - Lubbock. So go ahead, have all the larb you want here in town. But if you go to Lubbock, just order the....wait. Don't go to Lubbock. Ever.
I am working hard to get to the Love Shack, King Tut, Benitos, Cafe Chadra and some Mexican place I heard about up on 25th street, north of Downtown. If you've got any other recommendations, please let me know.