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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Funky Joints"

  (3 restaurants)    
Aired on: April 6, 2009 
Aired on: April 6, 2009 
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  • Clam Linguini
    fresh Manila clams from Puget sound tossed w/ housemade linguine in a white wine butter sauce w/ crispy house cured pancetta & roasted jalapeno; "in the top 5 I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; served only in season; looks good
  • Elk Bolognese
    wild Oregon elk w/ fennel, thyme, Mama lil's peppers & pork shoulder slowly simmered into a creamy ragu & tossed w/ handmade parpardelle ribbon pasta; looks good
4.0 out of 5
828 ratings
opened in 1986; quirky & fun pasta house w/ ever changing inspired decor..."The ambiance was perfect with a lot of things suspended from the ceiling and other things that reminded me of the Twilight zone..." (from Yelp! reviewer); everything is 100% housemade; Other Recipes: Gnocchi Cavofiore'
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  • Open Faced Hot Turkey Sandwich
    fresh baked bread topped w/ white & dark roasted turkey slices & side of mashed potatoes & topped w/ homemade gravy
  • Garlic Steak Sandwich
    filet mignon marinated in garlic oil overnight, slice & cooked on flat top; "that is ridiculous!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Prime Rib
    spice-rubbed, smoked in-house for 6 hrs & served w/ side of au jus & horse radish; looks good
  • Mixed Grille
    combo of pan-fried scallops, prawns, fish & fresh Dungeness crabmeat topped w/ creamy shrimp-flavored sauce; "that's off the hook!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
749 ratings
#38 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); started in 1986; dive-bar w/ causal & simple ambience, food made from scratch & Friday night barbecue dinners; so unassuming, there's no sign on the building
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Chef Point Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Chef Point CafeSee Chef Point Cafe Video ($$)
(1002 ratings)

5901 Watauga Rd Map It!
Watauga, TX 76148
(817) 656-0080
www.chefpointcafe.org
  • Bread Pudding
    made fresh daily & smothered in housemade hot cognac sauce; looks good
  • Duck a l'Orange
    called "Maple Leaf Duck" on menu; half duck slowly roasted, served over angel hair pasta & topped w/ housemade orange sauce; check for availability
  • "Bloody Best" Bloody Mary
    double order of spicy Bloody Mary, your choice of a 16oz domestic beer, "Better Than Sex" fried chicken, a Nolan Ryan slider, waffle fries & much more...all skewered & placed on the Bloody Mary drink; looks crazy (fun!)
3.5 out of 5
1002 ratings
fine dining restaurant located inside a gas station; tried to open restaurant, but bank wouldn't provide loan...so they got an easier-to-get loan for a gas station...and then opened the restaurant on the side; Other Recipes: Blackened Stuffed Pork Chops
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Funky Joints"   (3 restaurants)    
Aired on: April 6, 2009 
Aired on: April 6, 2009