Fort Worth food hall has Smoke-A-Holics barbecue restaurant

Smoke-A-Holics opens in the cultural district

Hey buddy! When will the new Smoke-A-Holics open on Crockett Row?

– Sharon on Crockett Row

Derrick Walker said he had big news from his grill restaurant on Evans Avenue, and here it is: A new Smoke-A-Holics is opening next weekend at the Food Hall on Crockett Row, 3000 Crockett St.. It brings Walker’s announced craft barbecue and soul food pages to a cultural district with later hours until 8:00 p.m. on weekdays, 9:00 p.m. on weekends.

Paris (3) Food Network’s Ace of Cakes Duff Goldman speaks to Mike Smith (right), owner of the Parisian coffee shop, after filming a segment from 2011. Rodger Mallison [email protected]

July renovation for Paris Coffee Shop

Hey buddy! You wrote about Mike retiring from the Paris Coffee Shop. But will it stay open?

– Rodney, Fort Worth

The Parisian coffee shop will open next week as usual under its third owner in 90 years after Mike Smith retired on Saturday. The restaurant will remain unchanged until July 1st and then take a few weeks off to maintain the 1960s-70s look. While the Paris is being redesigned, staff will assist Roy Pope Grocery in reopening the May debut.

A new treasure in North Richland Hills

Hey buddy! Thoughts on Sweetie Pie’s in North Richland Hills?

– Brian on Twitter

Based on the original Decatur location, the Ribeyes from Sweetie Pie in the North Richland Hills will be just as good as those from neighbor Babe, and again, the fried food is the standout here. Chicken fried rib eye is a favorite along with fried catfish, smoked pork chop, chicken tenders, seafood, and burgers. Save space for a fried apricot cake.

Columnist Bud Kennedy is a Fort Worth man who covered high school soccer at age 16 and attended two Super Bowls, seven political conventions, and 15 legislative sessions in Texas. Since 1985, he has also written more than 2,000 “Eats Beat” columns on restaurants, dining and eating in Texas.

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