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February 2, 2011
El Asadero serves up traditional flavors RESTAURANT REVIEW
Take a drive down North Main Street near the Stockyards, and you are sure to find a unique Mexican restaurant with authentic food. No, it’s not Joe T. Garcia’s, but El Asadero Mexican Steakhouse and Seafood restaurant. The building’s bright orange and yellow exterior stands out like a sore thumb. Some may even be discouraged from entering El Asadero because of its awkward appearance. However, those that do enter should do so with caution. If coming in through the side door from the parking lot, there is a steep drop to the dining room floor. It’s best to enter through the main door, where you don’t have to worry about possibly falling on your face. The walls inside are bright red and yellow, and are no
more subtle than the outside. Luckily, the intensity of El Asadero’s décor matches the intensity of its flavorful cooking. True to the custom of Mexican cuisine, a basket of chips and cups of salsa are brought to the table as an appetizer. These chips are not the ordinary, flavorless Taco Bell style chips. They are crispy with a touch of salt that is not too overpowering. The salsa combines just the right amount of tomatillos, jalapeños and cilantro needed to give the chips a nice, spicy kick. The enchiladas suizas plate includes two enchiladas filled with shredded chicken, topped with white cheese, a dollop of sour cream and guacamole, and then covered in the restaurant’s special sauce. The enchiladas are also accompanied by a side of rice and refried beans because no Mexican food meal would be complete without them. The corn tortillas that hold the juicy and tender chicken are soft and moist. The melted cheese and the light,
creamy sour cream are the perfect topping for the chicken enchiladas. Every bite of the enchiladas suizas bursts with flavor. The enchiladas suizas plate costs $7.99. This price is reasonable since the meal actually tastes like Mexican food and not like the poor imitations you find at most TexMex places. The meals at El Asadero are worth every penny. El Asadero also serves other well known Mexican favorites, such as fajitas, chalupas, tacos, flautas and tamales. These plates range in price from $5.99-$10.99. The Mexican food restaurant in addition, serves a variety of soups, including beef and vegetable, chicken, fish, menudo and shrimp. The soups are priced from $4.99-$9.99. El Asadero is sure to deliver a truly authentic Mexican meal that is delicious from start to finish. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Barry Grubbs | Rambler Staff Thursday, 11 a.m-midnight El Asadero, located near Fort Worth’s Stockyards, is a local favorite that offers customers Friday and Saturday and 10 traditional Mexican meals, including fajitas, tamales, tacos (pictured above) and enchiladas. a.m.-10 p.m. on Sunday. The restaurant’s lively atmosphere and authentic flavors will keep customers coming back.
Pub delivers beer, good atmosphere
I consider myself a professional beer drinker. I like to drink and enjoy my beverages. However, I have learned that there is a true art to drinking beer. First you must select the beer, whether it is a pale ale or a lager. Then you must decide on the amount of foam or “head” (some are fans, others are not). Then there’s the aroma of the beer—do you want bitter pine scent or a smooth floral scent? Regardless of your taste, The Ginger Man offers beers from Belgium, Ireland and Mexico, as well as domestics from Boston and Seattle to name a few. Known for their Germanesque stature, The Ginger Man is located at 3716 Camp Bowie Blvd. It’s a tiny cottage hidden by trees and vines, with a simple sign poking through. The building is warm and welcoming, and features a long row of draft spouts that line the entire back wall. The specials are plenty. My jaw nearly hit the floor when I saw that they were offering all of the Rahr & Sons brews at only $3.50 a pint. Although I was quite intrigued, I was in for a world experience. This bar isn’t a typical party lounge. Located near the
Angie Ruiz | Rambler Staff The Ginger Man, a pub in Fort Worth, offers customers an extensive beer, wine and champagne selection from several countries, including Belgium, Ireland and Mexico. Guests can also order finger foods, such as cheese, grapes and salami (pictured above) to snack on.
Texas Wesleyan University and
The Department of Music present
15th Annual President’s Honors Concert February 4 at 7:30 p.m. Martin Hall
Cliburn Concert Series Joyce DiDonato, soprano February 8 at 7:30 p.m. Bass Hall
Texas Music Education Association Annual Conference, San Antonio February 9 - 12 Martin Hall
cultural district, this small cottage welcomes a mellower crowd. Guests come from all around Fort Worth to enjoy a nice cold beer. They have a complete menu to help patrons with their choice of beverage. The menu includes beer, wine and champagne, but no liquor. They also have a menu filled with German favorites such as Bavarian pretzels and bratwursts with sauerkraut. All are priced under $10! I was hooked immediately. The prices are enough to keep you coming back for more. If you’re in the mood for some good drinking and are willing to sit through an educational history lesson from the older gentleman sitting next to you, then this is definitely the place to be. So slap on your lederhosen and clogs and join the crowd at The Ginger Man.
Specials Monday: All Texas draughts are $1 off Tuesday: Buy the beer, keep the glass Thursday: Think and drink trivia starts at 7 p.m. Sunday: All Spaten pints for $3.50
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Open Super Bowl Weekend! Enclosed, heated waiting area with themed entertainment & concessions! I-30 & Forest Park Blvd 1 mile west of downtown Fort Worth 15 minutes west of Cowboys Stadium Thurs, Feb 3 Fri, Feb 4 Sat, Feb 5
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Arrive by closing time and you’ll still get the full tour!
817-336-HANG • www.hangmans.com
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Religious Life at Texas Wesleyan
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Live music with brief time of worship Tuesdays at 12:15 in PUMC Chapel Free lunch after on PUMC 3rd Floor – Room 312
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Free lunch and discussion/dialogue Thursdays at 12:15 in PUMC Chapel PUMC 3rd Floor – Room 312 “Faith seeking understanding” – ALL are welcome! For info: http://www.txwes.edu/religiouslife/index.htm