Fort Worth's Buttons Serves the Soul

By Greg Janda and Annie Potasznik
|  Saturday, Nov 21, 2009  |  Updated 1:30 PM CDT
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Buttons Serves the Soul

Buttons in Fort Worth is just as popular for its live music as it is for its soul food.
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From their signature chicken and waffles to other Southern dishes, Buttons in Fort Worth serves the soul.

"We try to make this a house of love," says Buttons chef Keith Hicks. "We want everyone to come here and leave all you cares at the door. There's so much going on in the world today that what greater way to show love than to come in and let us express it through the food and the music."

Buttons is building a celebrated reputation based on Hicks' culinary philsophy.

"What we're trying to do is bring everyone together like one big happy family. All flavors, races creed and color," Hicks continues.

Just as popular for its nightly entertainment --"We just got voted best live music venue in Fort Worth," Hicks mentions -- Buttons still holds it down when it comes to serious grub.

"It's really good!" says customer Qinana Owens. "The one bite I've had has been fantastic."

Buttons' menu includes soul food favorites like shrimp fish and grits, tenderloin oscar steak topped with lobster tails and bacon wrapped asparagus, gumbo topped with rabbit, and creme brulee to satiate diners with a sweet tooth.

Buttons southern-fried story started with Hicks' childhood nick name.

"Believe it or not, when I was little I was cute as a button and that's where the name comes from."

Buttons' Turkey Day menu is set to bring the classic favorites, complimented by Hicks' soulful cooking.

"We're going to prepare the whole turkey, whether you want it smoked or baked. It will come cool with the cornbread, dressing, cranberry sauce and all those cool favorites that come along with Thankgsgiving," says Hicks.

For other Thanksgiving meal ideas, head to our Gourmet Yourself section.

Buttons Restaurant
4701 West Fwy
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 735-4900

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