Parker County Today April 2017 - Page 99

our taste: RESTAURANT REVIEW BANKHEAD BISTRO & COFFEE BAR IT’S a Little Quaint Café You’ll Like a Latte BY THE WEATHERFORD FOODIE P.S. Next door is a candy shop named Sweet Couture, open Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. I found it perfect to satisfy my sweet tooth. Bankhead Bistro is open Monday through Friday 6 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. They are located at 600 E. West Oak drive in Aledo, just east of Ranch House Road on East Bankhead Highway. They can be reached at 817-629-1743, on Facebook or at http://www. bankheadbistro.com.restaurant.com. Weatherford Foodie can be found at weatherfordfoodie.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Yelp, Urbanspoon, Foursquare and Pinterest. A friend told me there was a great little coffeehouse that had recently opened just south of Willow Park, and of course I had to check it out. I traveled east on East Bankhead Highway from Ranch House Road and came upon my destination — the Bankhead Bistro & Coffee Bar, a blue house turned bistro located on the south side of Bankhead Highway.  A bistro, by definition, is a small restaurant, serving simple meals in a modest setting. This house was moved here after being used as housing for ministers of Church at the Crossing. The place definitely has good bones. As I parked I noticed the parade of vehicles using the drive-thru window to get charged up for the day. You enter by crossing the front porch with a white railing leading inside, noting the sign showing free WI-FI. You cross the wooden floors to the display case full of fresh muffins and other baked goodies and place your order. The best way I can describe the atmosphere is that it’s “very Austin.” Trendy and quaint at the same time; but it’s not so trendy that it makes its more conservative guests uncomfortable. The barista presents guests with a variety of offerings and awaits their choices. The menu items include a variety of starters including Kolaches and Mexican-spiced brownies, sandwiches of turkey, chicken, roast beef, BLT, and salads for any taste, not to mention the excellent coffee concoc- tions. I chose to have the lemon-herb chicken and goat cheese panini, consisting of panini bread with house-cooked lemon-herb chicken with mayo and pesto, a tomato and goat cheese. My companion had the Cuban sub sandwich consisting of ham and house-smoked pork loin, Swiss cheese with yellow mustard and grilled flat. Both sandwiches were served with fresh Ket H\\[Y[[]YX[ \^Y\\YX\[YYHHY]XHX\Y\X[\ܙ\H[Y\[H۝\˜YZ\[H\ܚو[\\[Y[ؙ\[BۙHوH^[܈X\ˈ^H[ٙ\]܈X][˂\\ۈY]\[H\HX\Y H[YH\H^[]]K]\۸&]ۙ[]\۸&]XZ][\HY[[[و]ܚ[˂[ܝ ]\H\X]K^H[[H\Y \[ޚ[][X[\B\[H]H\\HHXH\[Y[ BX[[X\Y\]X[H\[YHXH]B] ۙ\[H]\[][[[Y\X[[Y[XY\ۈX\ K MݚYHHYY[™ܛ[܈YX\[[\H][[Y[HZY܋B[\X\ˈ]\[[[Y\X[\XXX^H\B[[KY[HHܛ [[HY[ۂZ\\\[\\[Z\]\]Y[H[^H]H]HX\[H[Y[][H]\M