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#1 pmburk



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:38 PM

We love BBQ and I'm just wondering if anyone has any info on Walter Jetton or his old BBQ joints here in Fort Worth. I've looked for a reasonably-priced copy of his cookbook for my husband for years but haven't had much luck!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:27 PM

Were there places besides Jetton's Cafeteria where Walter Jetton offered BBQ?  Which, while I was a tot, was somewhere near Tim Love's new restaurant on the Trinity.  I remember how the the way,way former pastor of Travis Avenue Baptist Church, Dr. James Coggin, counted Walter Jetton as a friend and mentioned him in his sermons.  How I remember this, I don't know.  But I remember the references and the former cafeteria.  If it existed today, if my memory is correct, the architecture would be considered mid-century modern and quite hipster today.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:45 PM

The Walter Jetton's Cafeteria was across Rogers Road from Tim Love's Woodshed Smokehouse.  It was Mid-Century Modern in style.  I can't remember other places where the barbecue was served. 

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:52 PM

Jettons started on Cooper St, just about where the entrance to Medical Plaza is now.  My Grandparents lived at 1528, now a parking lot for Cooks

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:25 AM

Walter Jettons and his cooks and crew were flown to the white house , to cook for President Lyndon Johnson.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:52 AM

Walter Jetton's also occupied the old Safeway supermarket building on West Camp Bowie, near Ridglea Avenue, back in the early 1970s.  Good food.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 06:46 AM

When did the Jetton's on Rogers Road become a Colonial Cafeteria?  I remember eating there when I was a kid back in the 80s.

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