After more than 20 years as a regular customer at Los Alamos Cafe, I have been forced to find a replacement. It hasn’t been easy.
Good food, plenty of it, lunch specials at $7 or less, pleasant and casual surroundings, friendly and fast service, close proximity to central Fort Worth – am I asking too much, people?
After weeks of trying out a dozen different restaurants, I have discovered a few places that come close to meeting all the above criteria.
Tres Jose’s Mexican Restaurant is my new honey hole. In addition to free chips and salsa, they give you a bowl of black bean dip that’s…well…if Andy Griffith ate there, he’d say, “Mmm-mmmmm, that’s gooooood.”
The lunch specials ($6.99) closed the deal for me. The spinach enchiladas with white cheese are…well, if Jed Clampett ate there, he’d say, “Woooo-eeee! Them’s plum tasty vittles.”
Anybody else know any restaurants that meet my criteria? They don’t have to be Mexican restaurants. Salads, hamburgers, buffets — I’m open to anything as I search for that perfect lunch spot where I will spend the next 20 years.
While you’re thinking, check out this clip of Buddy Ebson appearing on The Andy Griffith Show before The Beverly Hillbillies and Jed Clampett were even created.