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“Red Hot & Blue, Ft. Worth, TX”
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Red Hot & Blue
Ranked #546 of 1,567 Restaurants in Fort Worth
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar
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Dining options: Delivery, Takeout
Description: Red Hot and Blue is a full-service, casual-themed restaurant chain and caterer featuring delicious award-winning ribs, Memphis-style barbeque, smoked wings, and Southern sides and desserts. The atmosphere is steeped in legendary and contemporary blues music and delivers a large dose of Southern hospitality in a fun and entertaining dining environment. History: The first Red Hot and Blue restaurant opened in Arlington, Virginia in 1988, started by Lee Atwater, Don Sundquist and friends. Don Sundquist was from Memphis and served in the House of Representatives and as governor of Tennessee. The late Lee Atwater was an amateur blues musician and political figure that managed George H.W. Bush's successful race for the presidency. These men were friends who longed for authentic Memphis-style barbeque and great blues music. Unable to find that combination anywhere in the Washington, DC area they decided the only way to get it done was to open a restaurant of their own. The Memphis-style barbeque chain celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2013 by partnering with a charitable organization at 24 different restaurant locations. The yearlong celebration culminated in the presentation of thousands of dollars in donations to local charities. The Name: The name, "Red Hot and Blue" is taken from the title of D.J. Dewey Phillip's radio show that that aired on WHBQ-AM in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1950s. This radio show launched the careers of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash and broadened the audience for artists such as BB King, Muddy Waters, Robert Cray and Rufus Thomas. Red Hot & Blue Dine-In, Take-Out and Catering. Hickory-smoked Memphis-style BBQ, Ribs, Wings, Beef Brisket, Smoked Chicken, Seafood, Full-service Bar, in a Family-friendly atmosphere with a heapin' helpin' of Southern Hospitality!
DFW, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Red Hot & Blue, Ft. Worth, TX”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

Good food, good service, good prices. Good crowd there around noon on Wednesday. Live music later, we weren't there for it. We would go back.

  • Visited April 2012
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Super size BBQ stuffed baked potato is the bomb”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

Their BBQ stuffed baked potato's are fabulous, as well as the pull pork sandwiches and brisket. A must place to eat

Visited August 2011
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Fort Worth, Texas
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“Bar-B-Que & mood music”
Reviewed March 18, 2012

Love the atmosphere... BLUES! Service was good & the Pulled Pork Nachos are the BEST!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“If you're into Memphis bar-B-que, this is the place for you”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

I like Texas-style bar-B-que a lot better, but service here is courteous and fast.

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FORT WORTH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Memphis barbecue & blues all in one place”
Reviewed February 24, 2012

Being a Texas native, the idea of cole slaw in the middle of a bun full of pulled pork was foreign, but I soon learned to love it. The menu also has brisket & ribs as well as a tasty BBQ stuffed baked potato. Blues memorabilia on the walls provides an interesting time waiting for your meal.

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