Fort Worth -- If you find yourself driving in Fort Worth, you'll come across one of the oldest restaurants in town -- Riscky's BBQ. It started out as a grocery store-slash-market.
The store soon expanded into BBQ, and as they say, the rest is history. In the mid 90's Riscky's branched out to the Stockyards.
Now, the Riscky's brand includes a BBQ (Riscky's BBQ), a steakhouse (Riscky's Steakhouse), and a burger place (Trailboss Burgers). All are located along the popular Fort Worth strip. With restaurants all around Fort Worth, they've become a popular go-to place for any one visiting the city.
Each location is full of character and history. Chew on this, the Riscky`s Steakhouse building dates back to the 1920`s when it was a small saloon and hotel. But in the 60`s, the then owner worked with a Disney prop builder to create the 'store front' look it`s now known for.
But it's the just the decor that's drawing folks to their locations. It's the food.
Joe Riscky now runs the Riscky's restaurants and recalls growing up in the family legacy.
Joe Riscky recalls growing up having his dad coming home smelling like smoke and being around all the old timers from the grocery store was a unique thing. He grew up working in the business from time to time over the years and it was a natural progression to take it over.
Joe is trying to keep his family history alive. One way he's decided to do that is to restore the family's vintage delivery truck.