Margaret from This Lady Rides and I have teamed up to begin a new series called Fill Your Tank of our favorite eateries that we like to take rides to. We will be writing independently on our blogs about the experience and making videos to accompany the posts. For some of the day long or over night stays we will begin offering ride maps to get you off the interstates and onto scenic back roads for an exciting ride along the way. Some of these are going to include places of interest that will make for some great stops not only to rest for a bit but to spend some time seeing local sights of interest along the ride.
This first restaurant of our series was Red Hot & Blue. We have been eating at the location on the corner of Bellaire Dr. South and Hulen in Fort Worth, TX for over 15 years and never had a bad experience. We always sit in the bar area and the service has always been superb. I almost always order the dry rub ribs. Red Hot & Blue is the only place we have found so far that offers true Memphis style dry rub ribs in our local area. We have been to Memphis and experienced incredible dry rub ribs and Red Hot & Blue comes close to what you would expect from that particular style of smoking.
We chose Red Hot & Blue this time because in our area its over 100 degrees everyday and taking an extended bike ride, especially in the afternoon, is extremely hot. The restaurant is only about 8 miles from where we live and allows us to take nice shady neighborhood roads to get to the location. It makes for a good ride to get out on the bikes without physically draining us by the time we get home.
Neither of us are big meat eaters and both of us mostly eat more on the vegetarian and closer to vegan side of food. About once a week though we will have a meal with meat and when we do we want it to be good. I have written on Healthy Living for Healthy Riding in the past and we stay quite true to what was written in that post. Well usually make the one or two meals a week which include meat part of one of our bike rides. That makes it somewhat special for us and we decided it would be nice to start the series Fill Your Tank to share those destinations for others to experience if their around the area or passing through.