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Bud Kennedy


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Past articles by Bud:

Seven years after a drunk driver killed his father, he finds himself grieving both men

Seth Donnelly’s death in June from heatstroke suffered at a prison near Abilene, TX, ended Brent Lynn’s plan to forgive him for the 2012 drunk driving death of his father, and to work toward his parole in 2020. → Read More

Matt’s El Rancho restaurant in Austin is hot over a Fort Worth queso

Matt’s El Rancho, one of Texas’ best-known Tex-Mex restaurants, has gone to court against Horseshoe Hill Cafe in the Fort Worth Stockyards claiming trademark rights to its Bob Armstrong Dip. → Read More

Here’s what’s coming next door to Dutch’s near TCU. (Hint: It’s new from Dutch’s.)

Dutch’s Hamburgers, a place to eat near TCU, will open a burrito shop next door on University Drive in southwest Fort Worth. The food eatery will serve burritos, bowls and wraps next door to the grill-and-bar. → Read More

The last Klan hall in America is facing the wrecking ball. Should Fort Worth save it?

Owners of the Invisible Empire’s 1924 auditorium north of downtown are asking it tear it down after 180 days. The land will be valuable riverfront property. But opponents want an arts and cultural center. → Read More

Maverick’s Grill has the key to breakfast or brunch in downtown Arlington

Maverick’s Grill, a sports grill and place to eat in downtown Arlington, is open for breakfast and brunch. It now serves the former Connie’s Cafe food menu, including pancakes, burritos and morning bloody Marys → Read More

Ninja Turtle pizza? It’s only one of many surprises at the new Black Cat pizzeria

Former chef Jaime Fernandez from a West Magnolia Avenue restaurant has switched to doing inventive gourmet pizzas at his new restaurant in the South Main Village district of Fort Worth’s Near Southside. → Read More

50 years after the moon landing, he’s still the Fort Worth space hero nobody knows

Chief flight director Gerry Griffin was part of every Apollo moon landing in his role at NASA Mission Control, and was in charge of three flights including fellow Fort Worth product Alan Bean’s Apollo 12. → Read More

Chef Tim Love on the don’t-miss dishes at his new Italian restaurant: pizza, roast chicken and a ‘showstopper’ steak

Chef Tim Love’s new Italian restaurant is off to his best start ever, and there’s a reason. → Read More

What could be better than burgers? A new Fort Worth grill adds hot chicken, brisket Frito pie

Former barbecue pitmaster Rodney Lambert opens Uncle Daddy’s, a burger grill and bar in Cityview Centre off Interstate 20 in southwest Fort Worth. It also serves hot dogs and chicken-fried steak sandwiches. → Read More

Big dining deals for Dad: cafes, clubby steakhouses and more

Fathers get all the fun one day a year. This year they have new barbecue, steak and seafood restaurants to pick from, and prices from about $17 to $55. → Read More

A turnabout: Years ago, Haltom City didn’t want refugees. Now, meet the new mayor

In the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Haltom City, a former Vietnamese military pilot won the mayor’s seat overwhelmingly. He says diversity and international business are important to the city’s growth. → Read More

It’s a lake weekend again: Popular lakefront restaurant reopens Friday

A 29-year landmark in south Grand Prairie near Mansfield, the Oasis on Joe Pool Lake, returns this weekend with regular lunch and dinner hours. It had been closed since high water turned it into an island. → Read More

Mark your calendar: Dates set for DFW Restaurant Week deals to help Lena Pope

More than 100 Fort Worth-Arlington and Dallas restaurants will offer $39 and $49 prix-fixe fine-dining menus in August to benefit a Fort Worth children’s charity and a Dallas-area food bank. → Read More

‘The stars have aligned’ for chef Hicks, leaving Fort Worth for Burleson

The founding chef of a Fort Worth soul food restaurant, Buttons, has left the partnership. For now, Keith Hicks is cooking with friend Brent Johnson at a Burleson retro bar-and-grill, The Rim. → Read More

A prize-winning burger is back: The return of Original Chop House Burgers

An Arlington burger grill made famous on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins & Drives” is open in chef Kenny Mills’ third location, this time on Little Road in west Arlington north of Interstate 20. → Read More

Father’s Day choices: (1) a big 42-ounce steak, (2) a big buffet, (3) a big plate of barbecue

The list of Father’s Day brunch specials isn’t long, but it includes a Tim Love porterhouse, a downtown Fort Worth hotel buffet and a special Sundance Square helping of red velvet pancakes with thick bacon. → Read More

McDonald’s is selling burgers for pesos and euros. But there’s a catch.

The Chicago-based burger giant is operating its own currency exchange June 6, offering a choice of a burger, chicken sandwich, soft-serve or cheese fries for any foreign coin or bill of any value. → Read More

Tacos, burgers and beer on the lake—from a Stockyards Tex-Mex legacy

Family members from highly regarded Dos Molinas’ near the Fort Worth Stockyards have taken over a shorefront cafe on Eagle Mountain Lake, adding street tacos and burgers with fish tacos and more to come. → Read More

One of the best new burgers is at a lakefront hole-in-the-wall north of Azle

On Eagle Mountain Lake, a new marina grill and restaurant on the west shore offers “high choice” brisket-beef burgers, funnel cakes and weekend breakfast within a short drive of Texas 199 between Azle and Reno. → Read More

At age 170, here are 7 things Fort Worth is known for

As Texas’ “Panther City” turns 170, some of its favorite legends are history (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) and some are just stories (the “Sleeping Panther”). But they’re all fun. → Read More