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Posted 16 September 2021 - 10:49 AM

Anybody have any info on the happenings with old Magnolia Tree Tavern? Theyve been doing some work, paining and refinishing outside tables. It was a fun place but I felt service lacked a little bit. Location is wonderful with the side patio.

New owners, same folks behind Durty Crow and Durty Murphy's per nextdoor. 



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Posted 16 September 2021 - 10:51 AM

Anybody have any info on the happenings with old Magnolia Tree Tavern? Theyve been doing some work, paining and refinishing outside tables. It was a fun place but I felt service lacked a little bit. Location is wonderful with the side patio.

I think of that place in terms of a Venn Diagram.  One circle is that building, the other is The Bearded Lady.  The intersection of the two circles was an awesome place; the other areas of the Venn diagram.... not so much.


 

Anybody have any info on the happenings with old Magnolia Tree Tavern? Theyve been doing some work, paining and refinishing outside tables. It was a fun place but I felt service lacked a little bit. Location is wonderful with the side patio.

New owners, same folks behind Durty Crow and Durty Murphy's per nextdoor. 

 

So expect another Durty place?


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Posted 16 September 2021 - 11:05 AM

Just noticed a New Mexican food coming to the old Mi Cheritta Ray off Westcreek. San Antonio Mexican Foods.

San Antonio Mexican Foods is owned the same people as Mexico Real which is basically a half mile away.  Mexico Real is TexMex, I would expect the new place will be a slightly different concept.  I went by there and there is an outdoor patio with several picnic tables.


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Posted 17 September 2021 - 07:49 AM

New "Brix and Morter" location for Brix BBQ at 1012 S. Main

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 08:47 PM

According to Bud Kennedy Nish Mediterranean Grill reopened today. That is great news, I didnt think they would reopen. I am a big fan of that place.

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 11:47 AM

Nothing terribly exciting here....

 

New razing permit for the Taco Bueno at 5600 Camp Bowie.  Katie's Express Car Wash, LLC is the point of contact.

https://accela.fortw...ShowInspection=

 

Razing permit for Grandy's 4301 SOUTH FWY.  Taco Cabana probably owns the ground lease but Katie's Express Car Wash, LLC also listed as the point of contact on this one.

https://accela.fortw...ShowInspection=

 



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Posted 23 September 2021 - 05:37 PM

I noticed a sign for "Berry Bites Cafe" on the east of the building that Fuzzy's is in on Berry east of University (formerly Topper's Pizza).  I thought Fuzzy's was going to expand into that space but apparently not.  Fuzzy's did reconfigure the east end of the shop; they now have a bar combined with the ordering counter.


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Posted 24 September 2021 - 07:33 AM

Culturemap breaking lots of restaurant news today. Brix Barbecue food truck is moving to permanent space on South Main. https://fortworth.cu...main-airstream/

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Brix BBQ Completion Date: 1/10/2022

1012 S. MAIN ST Fort Worth, TX 76104

https://www.tdlr.tex.../TABS2022001617



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Posted 24 September 2021 - 11:43 AM

I tried Cava the other day and it was pretty good.  Light & refreshing.  All-in with tax was $10.79 and came with a piece of pita.  I think the one on University is set to open Oct/Nov this year.

 

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I've tried Cava a couple times since this first post and I really like it.  I'm looking forward to them coming to FW.  There's a couple tricks you need to know for visiting here:

 

If you're going for lunch on the weekday, get in line before 11:30, otherwise if they have more than 12 people waiting in queue, their ability to dish the food is quite a bit slower than Chipotle.  It's the same identical concept just different ingredients.  If you are planning to get there mid-lunch, order on the app and they just have a shelf by the door, way easier if you're not dining-in.

 

Study the menu ahead of time, it's sort of overwhelming with options.  Here's my recommendations:

 

1) you first choose if you want a pita wrap or bowl (just like Chipotle) and most people get the bowl.  They still give you a small piece of bread with it.

2) choose either grain, grain / greens (they have several greens to choose from) or greens only for a salad.  I like to get grains and greens because I love their saffron basmati rice but don't need to load up on carbs.

3) Next you pick your protein which has a few options, I usually just get Chicken but there's grilled veg, falafel, harissa chicken too.

4) then you pick up to three scoops of their dips which are hummus, baba ghanoush, harissa, spicy hummus, tzatziki or "crazy feta" which is a whipped feta with jalapenos (not bad if you're into that kind of thing)

5) Now you get to choose toppings which are unlimited but they have a ton of options like pickled onion, lentils, corn, cucumber, pickled cabbage, feta, fattoush and a few more I don't recall (I just tell them I'll take everything except the spicy red peppers which have considerable heat)

6) They have 5 or 6 dressings that go on top of all this....everything I've tried so far I liked.  Also, for dietary restrictions, you can do gluten free, dairy free, vegan or vegetarian pretty easily here.  I cook a lot of similar items at home and their flavors and ingredients seem to be top-notch in my opinion and would cost an arm and a leg if you went to the store and bought all these items. 

 

I wouldn't call this "health food" but for the price point, it's healthier than a lot of other options and you can customize until you're blue in the face to cut out certain items.  I think the only thing fried is the falafel otherwise nothing is greasy or loaded with fat, for example their Lemon Herb Tahini dressing is only 6g of fat which isn't horrible I guess compared to ranch dressing.  

 

As mentioned before, total cost for this is only $10.79 OTD which isn't really any different from Chipotle if you get chips and guac.  I'll weigh the bowl full of food next time and see how much food they give you, but it feels like about 1.5 lbs.



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Posted 24 September 2021 - 04:24 PM

NEW PROJECT
https://www.tdlr.tex.../TABS2022001666

Project Name:
Ojos Locos Discoroja
Project Number:
TABS2022001666
Facility Name:
Ojos Locos
Location Address:
4401 South Freeway (I think they meant 4421 at the old Grand Buffet)
Fort Worth, TX 76115
Location County:
Tarrant
Start Date:
11/5/2021
Completion Date:
5/5/2022
Estimated Cost:
$1,150,000
Type of Work:
New Construction

FW South Coming Soon: https://ojoslocos.com/locations

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 08:07 PM

4401 South Freeway (I think they meant 4421 at the old Grand Buffet)
 

 

They have it as 4421 on the Locations page of their website.



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Posted 27 September 2021 - 09:06 PM


 

Just noticed a New Mexican food coming to the old Mi Cheritta Ray off Westcreek. San Antonio Mexican Foods.

Do you mean a new restaurant serving Mexican food, or a restaurant serving food from New Mexico? The latter cuisine - "red or green?" chile sauce, stacked enchiladas, fried egg on top - is delicious but rare in Fort Worth.
 
 
 
This made me think of Chuy's Southwestern Enchiladas (stacked, with a fried egg on top) and I thought that sounded perfect for dinner. Except apparently they shrunk their menu and that didn't make the cut. :(
Bud Kennedy must have heard us wondering where to find New Mexico food:

For National Taco Day, Santa Fe-style tacos at a backroad cafe west of Fort Worth

La Choza off of Highway 199

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 09:09 AM

 

I havent seen an official news article or anything, but I just saw on the Fort Worth subreddit that Pluckers is opening where Fuddruckers used to be on 20 in south Fort Worth. Finally a location in actual Fort Worth!

 

as additional veracity to the subreddit, Jungus Jordan posted about the Pluckers on his facebook page yesterday

h/t Jeriat on that one

 

 

Razing permit filed for former Fuddrucker's at 5601 SOUTHWEST LOOP 820 FWY

https://accela.fortw...ShowInspection=

 

By the way, I met a buddy at Pluckers in Grapevine last week and we each got a 10-wing combo with tea and a small app, total was $57 + tip for a quick lunch. 

 

I snapped this photo by their entrance.  Shows you who is most vital to their operation.  This whole $15 minimum wage debate seems to becoming less relevant by the day and is purely supply and demand at this point.  It's still a seller's market for these type of positions.

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 08:26 PM

 

The new Jon's Grille recently hit TDLR AB registry.  2905 W. Berry Street

 

"first floor remodel with approximate 2,665 sq ft roof deck addition"  $1M project.

 

Interesting to point out Bonnell's ownership in Buffalo Bros.  

 

Bud Kennedy covered this a while back but nice to see some movement...

 

 

All I know is what 360 West reported: Chef Jon Bonnell is opening a burger grill in the former location of The Hop and the Aardvark, 2905 W. Berry St. The name evokes memories of an old Jon’s Grille nearby on South University Drive, known for serving the “greatest hits”: a replica of the old Carlson’s bakon-burger, a Griddle Systems burger and a Rockyfeller Hamburgers burger.

 

 

Commercial Addition Permit filed for Jon's Grille 2,665 sq ft roof deck addition. Remodel is covered under separate permit. PO21-01702



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Posted 28 September 2021 - 09:44 PM

Ed at Buffalo Bros said Jon's Grille should open late spring/early summer 2022.


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Posted 29 September 2021 - 08:04 AM

 

 

I havent seen an official news article or anything, but I just saw on the Fort Worth subreddit that Pluckers is opening where Fuddruckers used to be on 20 in south Fort Worth. Finally a location in actual Fort Worth!

 

as additional veracity to the subreddit, Jungus Jordan posted about the Pluckers on his facebook page yesterday

h/t Jeriat on that one

 

 

Razing permit filed for former Fuddrucker's at 5601 SOUTHWEST LOOP 820 FWY

https://accela.fortw...ShowInspection=

 

By the way, I met a buddy at Pluckers in Grapevine last week and we each got a 10-wing combo with tea and a small app, total was $57 + tip for a quick lunch. 

 

I snapped this photo by their entrance.  Shows you who is most vital to their operation.  This whole $15 minimum wage debate seems to becoming less relevant by the day and is purely supply and demand at this point.  It's still a seller's market for these type of positions.

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Here's the New Commercial Bldg Permit for Pluckers:

https://accela.fortw...ShowInspection=



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Posted 06 October 2021 - 08:00 AM

Paris Coffee Shop is set to re-open next year.  FWBP article.  I wasn't a frequent customer, but I enjoyed a cup of coffee there a few times awhile back.

 

https://fortworthbus...return-in-2022/

 

https://www.tdlr.tex.../TABS2022002426

 

PROJECT
Project Name: Paris Coffee Shop Renovation
Project Number: TABS2022002426
Facility Name: Paris Coffee Shop
Location Address: 704 West Magnolia
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Location County: Tarrant
Start Date: 10/11/2021
Completion Date: 4/4/2022
Estimated Cost: $850,000
Type of Work: Renovation/Alteration
Type of Funds: This project is privately funded, on private land for private use.
Scope of Work: Renovation of existing 6,500 sq ft restaurant with 320 sq ft covered patio addition and new accessible parking.
Square Footage: 6,500 ft 2
Are the private funds provided by the tenant?
No
Current Status: Project Registered
 
OWNER
 
Owner Name:
PCSFW Properties LLC
Owner Address:
311 University Dr Suite 100
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
 
TENANT
Not Assigned
 
DESIGN FIRM
Design Firm Name:
Robert W. Kelly Architect Inc
Design Firm Address:
201 S. Calhoun Street Suite 12B5- Suite 125-B
Fort Worth, Texas 76104


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Posted 07 October 2021 - 07:55 AM

not necessarily a coming or a going but Billy Gibbons hit up Taco Heads on Monday

https://www.star-tel...est_restaurants



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Posted 07 October 2021 - 09:01 PM

not necessarily a coming or a going but Billy Gibbons hit up Taco Heads on Monday

https://www.star-tel...est_restaurants


Also not a coming or going, but while on topic of wings there is a spot north off Heritage Trace Parkway that makes some of the best wings Ive ever tasted. The place is called Keeks Eggrolls and Wings. Korean style wings with some amazing sauces.

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Posted 15 October 2021 - 08:07 PM

https://www.tdlr.tex.../TABS2022003054

 

PROJECT
Project Name:
Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream Fort Worth
Project Number:
TABS2022003054
Facility Name:
Stone Gate Crossing
Location Address:
2743 S Hulen Street
Fort Worth, TX 76109
Location County:
Tarrant
Start Date:
11/1/2021
Completion Date:
1/1/2022
Estimated Cost:
$80,000
Type of Work:
Renovation/Alteration
Type of Funds:
This project is privately funded, on private land for private use.
Scope of Work:
This project is an interior build-out only. The proposed new layout includes: new layout, lighting, power outlets, low voltage, plumbing layout, mechanical layout, ceiling, and finishes.
Square Footage:
1,656 ft 2
Are the private funds provided by the tenant?
Yes
Current Status:
Project Registered
PERSON FILING FORM
Contact Name:
Kevin Garsek
RAS
RAS Name:
BLAIR,BAKER
RAS #:
19
RAS Address:
3415 MISTY MEADOW DR
DALLAS, TX 75287
RAS Phone:
(972) 306-2800
OWNER
Owner Name:
Texas Treats LLC
Owner Address:
P.O. BOX 100129
Fort Worth, Texas 76185
Owner Phone:
(817) 296-8361
Contact Name:
TENANT
Not Assigned
 
DESIGN FIRM
Design Firm Name:
GF55 Architects
Design Firm Address:
225 West 39th Street FL 9
New York, New York 10018
Design Firm Phone:
(212) 352-3099


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Posted 15 October 2021 - 08:13 PM


https://www.tdlr.tex.../TABS2022003054
 
PROJECT
Project Name:
Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream Fort Worth
Project Number:
TABS2022003054
Facility Name:
Stone Gate Crossing
Location Address:
2743 S Hulen Street
Fort Worth, TX 76109


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Posted 16 October 2021 - 08:53 AM

Just a thought... maybe Frezko could take that corner Westbrook spot in Sundance Plaza. 

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It would keep with the theme, at least.


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