Food Halls Are Still Hot

Fort Worth food hall warms up biscuits and waffles on menu of vendors

Fort Worth food hall warms up biscuits and waffles on menu of vendors

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Chef Grady Spears' biscuits are a crowd-pleaser. Photo by Malcolm Mayhew

The much anticipated Food Hall opening at Crockett Row in Fort Worth has signed on four new vendors, including a biscuit-centric stand from chef Grady Spears.

Other new players added include the team behind Tokyo Café, plus Press Waffle Co. and Not Just Q. They'll join previously announced vendors Knife Burger by John Tesar and The Dapper Doughnut.

Spears will debut a new concept called Graze, focused on chicken and biscuits and other comfort foods. Biscuits with butter and jam have been a popular appetizer at Horseshoe Hill, his restaurant in the Stockyards.

Tokyo Café owners Jarry and Mary Ho and chef Kevin Martinez will open a sushi concept with some of the most popular rolls from the restaurant, as well as new menu items that will be exclusive to the food hall. To address the needs of nearby office workers and residents, the concept will offer both counter service and grab-and-go options.

Press Waffle Co., owned by brothers Bryan and Caleb Lewis, will feature Belgian waffles and coffee. The waffles are "Liege-style," which are sweeter than regular Belgian waffles and can therefore be served for dessert as well as breakfast. Varieties include Nutella and chicken and waffles, along with a build-your-own option where you choose toppings such as peanut butter, fruit, and nuts. Press Waffle Co. has a location at Legacy Food Hall in Plano.

Not Just Q is a barbecue spot from former TCU football star David Hawthorne and a spinoff of the popular Dallas food truck featuing chef Eric Hansen's menu of barbecue, sides, and dishes such as brisket nachos. The menu at the food hall will include Fort Worth-only exclusives and a monthly rotating feature chosen by customers.

The food hall will also feature a full bar with seating for 115 in a central area, and seating for 70 outside on the patios and in the covered paseo between buildings. It'll be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

More vendors and an opening date for the food hall will be announced in the coming months.