West Fort Worth comfort food restaurant adds Saturday brunch

The Sunday brunch crowd at Buttons spilled over onto Saturday.

The west Fort Worth comfort food restaurant has added a Saturday brunch menu for the first time, and a full menu rewrite is underway.

Buttons served its usual hundreds for the Easter buffet. (Reminder: Mother’s Day is in 18 days. )

But if you don’t want brunch until Sunday, the chef Keith HicksChicken and Waffles with Blueberry Butter and Collard Greens ($13) is now available on Saturdays.

The catfish and jalapeno-grits platter ($10.99) is also on the brunch menu, along with a chicken-bacon Dijon sandwich with provolone ($10).

New on the brunch menu: a blueberry waffle with eggs and sausage or bacon ($12.99). Ask for the blueberry butter.

Another novelty: mini-burgers with “bloody-mary” tomato-vodka sauce ($10.99).

(Sounds like a good idea, but the standout is ground beef and crispy red onion.)

10-year-old Buttons makes some changes as Hicks ramps up under new co-owner Curtis Luper.

Hicks is bringing back some of its original soul-food dishes: meatloaf and “Nacho Mama” pork chops, along with new steaks and more seafood.

Or, in his words, “Just comfort food that will make you say yum yum yum.”

Buttons opened in December 2008, when Hicks moved to Chapel Hill Mall after previous gigs at Ovation, a restaurant similar to Ridglea, and Gunsmoke Grill, a steakhouse near TCU.

Buttons is open daily for lunch and dinner except Tuesdays. 4701 West Freeway (Interstate 30), 817-735-4900, buttonsrestaurants.com.

This story was originally published April 22, 2019 5:30 a.m.

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Columnist Bud Kennedy is a guy from Fort Worth who covered high school football at age 16 and went on to two Super Bowls, seven political conventions and 18 sessions of the Texas Legislative Assembly. Since 1985, he has also written more than 2,800 “Eats Beat” columns about Texas restaurants, eateries and cuisine.

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