Nothing ever changes at Angelo's Bar-B-Que.
Or so we think.
Actually, Angelo's changes are subtle, like the addition of one line on the menu: "pork loin."
With the cost of brisket climbing, restaurants are adding pork as an option. Angelo's loin dinner costs about $9, compared to about $14 for the brisket platter or pork ribs.
Angelo's also added baked potatoes as a side dish or topped with chopped beef. They're the newest items on a 55-year-old menu that recently added fountain drinks and brewed iced tea.
Angelo's is open for lunch and dinner daily except Sunday; 2533 White Settlement Road, 817-332-0357, angelosbbq.com.
(The first drastic changes were 20 years ago: light beer and air conditioning.)
Yet another tradition celebrates June 25.
Joe T. Garcia's will serve a legacy dinner combining current dishes from the family's Joe T.'s, Esperanza's and Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana with founder Joe Tafolla Garcia 's 1935 barbecue.
The restaurant opened as Joe T.'s Barbecue in a former Greek grocery at 2201 N. Commerce St. Once "Mama 'Sus" Garcia started making quesadillas and tacos, the barbecue pit gathered dust.
The event is a Texas Foodways celebration honoring the Garcias' and Lancartes' role in Texas food heritage. Tickets are $45 at foodwaystexas.com.
Hot Damn, Tamales! now serves Sunday brunch, including a Father's Day special featuring pork ribs, pecan-crusted chicken, flan and sangria; 713 W. Magnolia Ave., 817-926-9909, hotdamntamales.com.
(A list of Father's Day specials was published here Wednesday; dfw.com/eatsbeat.)
Taco Villa , the West Texas taco shops owned by Rosa's Cafe, will open locally next week at 8636 Benbrook Blvd.; tacovilla.net.
If you're going to Trader Joe's, the dining pick nearby is The Tavern, chef Felipe Armenta's wood-fired grill at 2755 S. Hulen St.; 817-923-6200, thetavernftworth.com.
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium will add burgers when it opens in mid-July at 111 E. Third St.
(The old Saucer's farewell party will be Sunday night at 111 E. Fourth St.)
Los Vaqueros will reopen in the Texas Christian University neighborhood, replacing Old Rip's at 3105 Cockrell Ave., losvaqueros.com.
FNG Eats , coming in Keller Town Square, has revealed Keller's worst-kept secret: Its chefs are Bob Stephenson and Carlos Arevalo from Cool River Cafe; 201 Town Center Lane, fngeats.com.
Chef Ying Aikens of Next Wood Fired Bistro will open the fine-dining Old Mayor's House at 710 Glade Road, Colleyville.
SandBurg's , the Burleson burger shop gaining friends for sweet-sourdough buns and fresh-cut fries, has added breakfast; 130 N.W. Newton Drive, off Southwest Wilshire Boulevard, 817-295-8221, sandburgs.com.
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