What are some of your favorite restaurants in Southlake?
My personal favorites are Brio, an Italian restaurant at Southlake Town Square and Wildwood Grill, another family-owned restaurant in Southlake. I like appetizers so I tend to order small bites mostly at the bar at both places. Brio makes great pizzas (think flatbreads with vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella or sausage, with pepperoni and ricotta). My drink of choice is Jack Daniels, single barrel on the rocks. We also like Armend’s Restaurante, another family-owned restaurant who have been in business far longer than Feedstore BBQ.
If you had out-of-towners visiting, where would you take them?
I’ll take them to Fort Worth to do all the touristy things like Billy Bob’s Texas and go out to eat at Joe T. Garcias. I also bring them to Southlake Town Square. There’s so much to show off about our town. When I moved here in 1974, Southlake Town Square used to be the Fechtel Farm. There’s two big oak trees near City Hall that was the entrance to the farm. Now we have lots of stores and restaurants. Apple and Tesla have opened here. During the holidays there’s always something going on at Southlake Town Square like Southlake Home for the Holidays Events.
What makes Southlake cuisine unique?
Southlake has retained its small-town feel. It’s a strong community and a lot of gatherings happen at Southlake Town Square.
Any locals-only tips for those visiting Southlake?
I always tell newcomers to stay off 1709 at traffic time. It’s just not worth it.
What makes good BBQ?
We smoke our pulled pork and brisket for 12 hours and four hours for ribs. The ribs are our signature item, and I love the sausage. Quality products, quality employees and consistency are the secret to good Texas barbecue.
VisitDFW Pro Tip: While Feedstore BBQ cooks twice a day to cater to all their loyal customers, go early in the evening as they tend to run out of food.
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