When Angelo first opened the restaurant, there were only four dining tables, a stand-up table and an ordering counter, which added up to as much of a beer joint as a restaurant. He operated his business with his wife, June, his brother, Orville, who passed away in 1984, and his son, Skeet. When Angelo passed away in 1997, at the age of 71, he and his son Skeet had built the business into the renowned and thriving gathering spot it is today.
"Dad's hard work and determination put this place on the map,” said Skeet George, who grew up in and later took over the barbeque business. "He wanted to leave a viable business for his family, but what he actually left is a legacy for us and for Fort Worth."
Angelo's has become world-famous, and the cozy atmosphere is part of the reason. On first sight, the White Settlement location stands out from other Westside restaurants with its exterior wood paneling and unassuming structure. Once inside, the place is like a hunting lodge filled with friends. Trophies, such as bears, deers, elks, caribous, exotic displays of fish and a buffalo garnered from the George's hunting and fishing trips greet visitors along with the smell of hickory smoked meat that fill the dining rooms.
The restaurant has been documented thoroughly by nearly every food critic in the region and some nationwide, including publications such as American Way, Texas Monthly, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Dallas Morning News, Texas Highways, Chile Pepper Magazine, E
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