Best Monte Cristo Sandwich in Ft. Worth
Chef Point Cafe, Watauga
5901 Watauga Road
What's hot: Nigerian-born Franson Nwaeze has mastered the art of comfort food at his near-legendary Chef Point Cafe, situated in a Conoco gas station. But his version of the Monte Cristo sandwich is so huge it can make you downright uncomfortable if you try to eat it all. That's not to say that the creation isn't delicious at all levels (it is). Three slices of whole-wheat bread come topped with half-inch-thick layers of medium-sliced turkey, ham, Swiss and American cheeses. The whole thing gets deep-fried, cut into quarters, dusted with powdered sugar and placed on a plate with a bonfire-shaped mound of fries and a cup of berry jam. The whole thing is only $9 -- and it's truly enough food for two adults.
What else: I visited with my wife -- this is her favorite place -- and she ordered a cioppino soup that I couldn't ignore. I talked her into a trade: I give her a fourth of my sandwich in exchange for just a sample of her Italian fish soup, with its hot tomato broth and big chunks of scallops, mussels and other ocean fare. It was a terrific trade for me, because I was on such a sugar rush from the Monte Cristo and needed something warm and nostril-teasing to settle down.
More: 817-656-0080; www.chefpointcafe.org