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It's showtime for Eatzi's and more Fort Worth restaurant news

It's showtime for Eatzi's and more Fort Worth restaurant news

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Eatzi's debuts May 11. Photo courtesy of Eatzi's

Fort Worth finally gets its Eatzi's, and Fuzzy's gives some limited-edition menu items a permanent seat on the bench. Here's what's happening in Fort Worth dining news this week.

The opening date for Eatzi's at University Park Village draws near. On May 11, the European-style market chain debuts its first store in Fort Worth. This is the fifth branch overall, the closest is in Grapevine off Hwy 114. At UP Village, Eatzi's will join a mix of unique luxury shops that includes an Apple store, Tesla Motors, Michael Kors, Kendra Scott, Lululemon, Madewell, and the restaurant Pacific Table.

Fuzzy's Taco Shop is taking three formerly limited-edition dishes and making them permanent. Item No. 1 is the jalapeño-cilantro queso, made from Fuzzy’'s famous queso, spiced up with jalapeño and cilantro. The second item: jalapeño bottle caps, consisting of jalapeño slices that are battered and fried, and served with avocado ranch.

The last dish is Fuzzy’s burrito bowl, a much-requested dish prepared with choice of fajita chicken, beef, or grilled veggies on cilantro-lime rice and black beans, topped with guacamole, pico de gallo, cheese, lettuce, and cilantro. The chicken is drizzled with salsa and the beef and veggies are coated with spicy chimichurri.

Fuzzy's began on Berry Street in 2003. There are now more than 100 branches across the country.

Max's Wine Dive has a new menu coming out in May, and is previewing that with two menu items: salmon with dill compound butter, English peas, and asparagus risotto; and spicy coconut quail wings with crispy coconut-curry marinated quail legs and honey-red chili garlic sauce.

Subway has adopted a new policy on where and how it gets its chickens. By 2020, the sandwich chain will use third-party animal welfare audits; switch to healthier breeds; and give birds more space, natural light, and enrichment. Subway joins companies such as Burger King, Panera Bread, TGI Fridays, and Red Robin. But it's a real big deal for Subway, since it is the most ubiquitous restaurant chain in the U.S.

Martin House Brewing Co. has a new raspberry sour ale called True Love. It will celebrate its launch at an event at the brewery on May 6.

Hopdoddy's has an over-the-top limited-edition dish called 7 Layer Loaded Fries, available May 3-9. It's a large order of fries served with a side of house-made seven layer dip, which has: black beans with bacon, cheddar cheese, green chile queso, guacamole, pico de gallo, and cilantro. It gets poured all over the fries to create the magical seventh layer. To seal the deal on this amazing $9 special, it comes with two mini frozen margaritas, or two ice-cold Mexican Cokes.

Central Market will host "Taste the South," with flavors from the southern United States, including Carolina blue crab, Carolina wreck fish, Benton’s ham and bacon, Joyce Farms chicken, Sally Lunn bread, and Carolina Gold rice pudding. The chef’s case will feature Brunswick stew, hoppin’ John with Carolina gold rice, collard greens, southern ham, pickled okra, boiled peanuts, and Frogmore stew. It'll run May 17-30.