Michaels Cuisine for chicken Wednesdays
Hey, Bud! I live in Cleburne and I’ll be in town Wednesday. Where do you recommend for old-fashioned fried chicken?
You picked the right day. Michaels Cuisine, 3413 W. Seventh St., has a chicken platter (or tenders) Wednesdays that compares to old-time Southern dinner houses ($20, but plenty for two); michaelscuisine.com. Otherwise, I’d say Tributary Cafe, 2813 Race St., tributarycafe.com; or The Rim, 5912 Convair Drive, therimrestaurant.com.
Brand Room or Mac’s for chicken-fried steak
Hey, Bud! I live in Terrell and I’ll be in town next week. Where do you recommend for chicken-fried steak since Rufus closed?
—Randall, Kaufman County
I wrote here last week about the Brand Room, 212 W. Exchange Ave., a redecorated bar used during the filming of TV’s “1883”; facebook.com/thebrandroomftw. The traditional favorite is Mac’s Bar & Grill, 6077 Interstate 20 West, Arlington, macsteak.com.
$39-$49 specials at six Fort Worth area restaurants
Hey, Bud! Did you ever write about Winter Restaurant Week?
—Julia, Fort Worth
The $39 dinner specials continue through Jan. 30 at Fixture Kitchen and Rise n°3 Souffle, with $49 specials at B&B Butchers, Loveria Caffe, Silver Fox Steakhouse (also offering curbside takeout) or Waters. I’d go with Loveria lamb ribs or osso bucco, Rise souffles, a Silver Fox pork chop or a Fixture filet mignon; 360westmagazine.com/winter-restaurant-week.