Where to find the Fort Worth area‘s best brisket

Hey, Bud! You mentioned barbecue restaurants that only use Creekstone Farms beef. We only serve Creekstone Certified Black Angus at Baker‘s Ribs‘ Weatherford location.

—Deanna, Weatherford

Never knew, mainly because I‘m always checking out the fried pie selections. (Adding Baker‘s to the Creekstone list along with BBQ on the Brazos in Cresson, plus Billy‘s Oak Acres BBQ and Cousin‘s Bar-B-Que in Fort Worth.)

Hey, Bud! Wasn‘t there supposed to be some sort of Reata cafe downtown?

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—Monty, Fort Worth

Yes, and 203 Cafe is open now. It‘s a simple office-building lunch cafe, with a few Reata sandwiches. Look for it at 215 Commerce St., upstairs.

Hey, Bud! I‘m new to Fort Worth and would love to hear about some of your favorite dessert places. So far, I‘ve discovered Melt Ice Creams and Steel City Pops but am still looking for a place that has great cakes. Went to one bakery but wasn‘t wowed. Eager to try some great local places in my new hometown.

—Charlie, Fort Worth

The city‘s favorite cake is probably the Black Forest cake at Swiss Pastry Shop, but McKinley‘s Bakery & Cafe also has some great cakes. Blue Bonnet Bakery is another old tradition. Also, the Dixie House Cafes usually have a choice of three or four fresh cakes daily along with about 20 pies. Try the strawberry-banana or lemon cream cake.