Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Revival Perhaps?

We've been through this revival thing before but lets see if it sticks this time. 
 
So often the question comes up, "have you found any new restaurants?".  These questions come from loving people who know but clearly don't read this blog - because they would know the answer.  Posting has been slow as adventuresome eating has been slow.  Finding new restaurants becomes a challenge when you have so many you love and only so many meals to eat in a day.  The adventuresomenessity has been on hold for ....
 
Until now. 
 
Dos Molinas. It's on 25th Street just north of the stockyards, tucked back into a little neighborhood you probably don't visit often. The breakfasts are filling and delicious. And Fort Worth has a SWAT team that likes the food. More to come.
 
But until the Dos Molinas post arrives I wanted to touch back on a few older post that will get you back in the reading spirit.
 
Most Controversial Post
Although the review of Spiral Diner initially had some vegans gnawing at their non-GMO, locally made, hemp bits in anger, it was the Letter to Benitos that really got a firestorm going.  I still get comments today about my complaint of no chips.  Turns out I was right as they caved. 
 
On the free chip note, Salsa Fuego is trying to lure old Benitos fans as they now charge for chips and salsa.  I was a huge fan at first (before it was cool to like SF).  But their insistence on hiring horrible servers, then raising all of their prices, then still not getting food out in a timely manner stopped me from going for a long time.  A recent trip revealed the new chip policy and I almost posted from my phone to see if we could get a new free-chip-comment war going.  But alas, I don't know how to post from my phone.  Luckily the food was still good.  Unfortunately, the service still lacks.  But Carlos is looking to move up to the Golden Dragon spot just north of him so maybe he'll be able to get things ordered properly in a larger space.  Best of luck to him in the new space. 
 
Why Not?
There are two posts that I always get comments about and thought some of you might have missed them.  The first is actually a story about a non-Fort Worth restaurant hidden in a Fort Worth  Restaurant Post.  My trip to Montgomery Street Cafe prompted a memory of my trip to Jean's Feed Barn in Cross Plains.  It's interesting only as a point of knowing what a bad person I and the people I associate with are.
 
Second, involves a growing up story if you will.  An opportunity presented itself and, well, just read about becoming a man.
 
Bittersweet Memories
With Verve Pipe playing in the background we remember the goat party that never was at Caro's.  Though the food was over-priced and less than good, the dream still lives on.  We should also never forget Fuzzy's.  I know it isn't gone, but its gone to hell.  Remember when the tacos were full of ingredients and there was only one location instead of one on every corner? 
 
Favorite Restaurant
Naming a favorite restaurant is like picking your favorite kid right?  Everybody has one but you can't shout it out because the other kid may be the one that ultimately decides which home you go into so you stay quiet to preserve unity but also to keep the opportunity to stay at the Stayton instead of a mobile home with no steps out front, parked on a vacant lot by a river somewhere.
 
 
We're back online now and I hope you will return with me to the journey of exploring the unique restaurants that make the Fort just that much better than....well you know.