Saturday, June 5, 2010

Fred's Texas Cafe

We drove to Fort Worth for lunch on Saturday, our destination being a place we'd stumbled across a few years ago while on one of our aimless drives, a place called Fred's Texas Cafe on Currie Street. That time, though, we just had a beer and took in the quirky southwest ambiance of the funky old bar and diner. Since then, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives discovered the place and dramatically increased its business. Now, though, the business is apt to include large numbers of geezers and thirty-something yuppies who live in the recently-built urban loft-style condos that are going up all around the area.

Since that first accidental introduction to the place, we'd wanted to go back. But after my wife saw the DD&D episode, it took on a new urgency...the food was said to be exceptional.

I can attest only that the Diablo Burger (a huge thing with chipotles, cheese, pickles, grilled onions, mustard, and lettuce) is wonderful! Whlie it's an absolute mess to eat, it's a remarkably good burger. The fries that come with it are truly home-made and exceptionally good, as well. When coupled with an ice-cold beer, as mine was today, the meal is otherworldly in its goodness. My wife had a patty melt that she said she liked very much; I tasted it and it was good, but it paled in comparison to thte Diablo Burger.

It was far too hot today to sit outdoors in the patio area (temperatures topped 100 degrees), but we peeked in and decided it would be a great little place if the temperatures had been bearable. It reminded me of what I want my back yard to look like.

Oh, the photos: first one is my burger, second one is my wife's patty melt. Used the cheesy cell-phone camera, so the quality isn't very good...but the food was.


Phil said...

Wonder if they do mail order.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

to paraphrase Calvin Trillin, now I have to go to Fort Worth.


Springer Kneeblood said...

Phil, just come on down to visit and I'll buy you one! Ellie, ditto!