If you're hungry and you crave something new, you've come to the right story. This rendition of Where to Eat spotlights the five hottest new eateries in town, from a brewpub with pizza to a beloved breakfast-and-lunch restaurant that's branching out.
Here's where to eat in Fort Worth for March:
Deep Ellum Funky Fermatorium
New brewery-restaurant in a former print shop at 611 University Dr. is a spinoff of Deep Ellum Brewing Co., but one that's far more food-centric than the original, with a kitchen and a bar. (The original started out merely as a brewery, before adding food trucks and outside vendors to provide snacks.) Crafted by consulting chef Dino Santonicola (Cane Rosso), the menu includes Neapolitan-style pizzas, beet salad, and a few appetizers such as spinach-artichoke dip. It's open for lunch and dinner, and of course it also features the brewery's house-brewed beers.
El Bolero Cocina Mexicana
Chic-yet-casual concept in Crockett Row is the third El Bolero; the original opened in Dallas' Design District in 2015 and a second opened on Fitzhugh Avenue in Dallas in 2018. Chef Jacob Barrios' menu includes tacos al pastor, shrimp ceviche, chile relleno, and a lavender-rosemary margarita. The menu showcases favorites like Wagyu tacos, salmon poblano, barbacoa enchiladas, and queso fundido. The brunch menu is especially tempting with dishes such as savory churro French toast, and house mimosas for $3.
Grub Burger Bar
This startup burger chain from two former Outback execs has a style similar to Hopdoddy, with a list of burgers ranging from Angus beef to turkey, chicken, tuna, and veggie. They also have cheese fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, and milkshakes. But they go beyond a burger joint profile with chicken sandwiches, salads, and bowls like the ahi tuna bowl. They also serve liquor, hellooo. This location at Alliance is their first foray into Fort Worth, and is the third Grub in the DFW area, following Dallas' Greenville Avenue in Dallas, and one in Plano.
Herencia Texican Cuisine
New restaurant in a former Mi Chula's at the Shops of Southlake features a cuisine they call "Texican" which draws from influences across Texas and Latin America, and Hill Country ranch decor. They offer many Mexican classics but go above and beyond with dishes such as the vegetable asado, with Mexican squash, yellow squash, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and black beans; or the spinach enchiladas with green sauce, cotija cheese, and black beans. They're also doing a fine brunch with breakfast tacos, Mexican French toast with tres leches crema, and casiamento, a traditional Central American breakfast with sautéed eggs, corn tortillas, plantains and crema, panela, and gallo pinto.
Seven Mile Cafe
Denton's beloved mom-and-pop noted for grand breakfast and healthy lunch is opening on March 11 in far north Fort Worth, at 6300 North Fwy., in what was previously a Brick House Tavern location. Fans love their numerous benedicts and 10 kinds of pancakes, including their signature pancake sampler with three different flavored pancakes: buttermilk, blueberry, and red velvet. They also serve lunch and offer numerous vegan options. They also have locations in Keller and Highland Village.