Eatery Goes Pea‘Nuts

FW restaurant goes heavy on peanut fare

by Bruce Felps

Elvis would have been envious, and ravenous.

In honor of National Peanut Day, that would be today, The Eatery in Fort Worth added a few goober-foods to the menu.

The fried peanut butter and banana sandwich — supposedly Elvis’ favorite munchie — takes center culinary stage Tuesday at the restaurant, bacon optional — and that has to be either awesome or awful — along with a grilled version of same for health-conscious diners.

A special Thai peanut soup also awaits patrons who don’t have peanut allergies.

Peanut aficionados who can’t make it today — hours run through 8 p.m. — should have no worries. The peanut fare remains on the menu for the rest of the month, but somehow it just doesn’t seem the same if not on National Peanut Day, proclaimed during the Carter Administration, maybe.

Has this been done before for the State Fair of Texas? If not, The Eatery chefs seem to be missing out on a golden-brown opportunity.

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. As a kid he liked peanut butter-and-mustard sandwiches, but only on hot dog buns.

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of NBC, NBC 5, or its employees.

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