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Hot Deep Ellum restaurant and bar re-creates magic at new Fort Worth location

Hot Deep Ellum restaurant and bar re-creates magic for Fort Worth

Stirr
Their food, drink, and atmosphere has been a smash in Deep Ellum since 2016. Courtesy photo

One of Dallas' hottest bar stories is bringing its mojo to Fort Worth: Stirr, a modern American restaurant, patio, and rooftop bar that first debuted in 2016 in Deep Ellum, now has a brand new spinoff located in the West 7th District.

Stirr Fort Worth opened on October 22 at 3028 Crockett St., in the space vacated by Kona Grill, where it's serving chef-driven dishes and creative cocktails.

Stirr comes from Milkshake Concepts, the hospitality group behind Dallas' Vidorra, Citizen, and Serious Pizza. They also have plans for a Stirr in Addison. CEO and co-founder Imran Sheikh says in a statement that the company is thrilled to be opening in Fort Worth.

"I've long been an admirer of the city — both of its rich culture and also its history," Sheikh says. "We believe Stirr will be the perfect addition to an already bustling food and beverage scene — and one that caters to everyone, for all manner of occasions."

According to a release, the menu was assembled by chef Joey Ryholt, a James Beard nominee; and chef Rodman Shields, who has been appointed Milkshake Concepts' directory of culinary experience. Nice title there, Rod.

The menu features shareables, salads, flatbreads, and entrées. Appetizers include fritto misto, which has fried calamari, rock shrimp, lobster, and peppers. Funky Town Hot Chicken has fried breaded chicken bites, maple piri-piri, and blue cheese dip.

Entrées include

  • Burger with Kobe beef, sharp cheddar, lettuce, tomato, bacon onion jam, and secret sauce, served with Kennebec fries
  • Half smoked chicken
  • Glazed salmon
  • 21-day dry-aged 20-ounce Frontier ribeye with grilled broccoli and a giant Texas loaded baked potato

Flatbreads include a traditional margherita flatbread or the Notorious P.I.G. with spicy soppressata, mozzarella, marinara, and Texas red pepper jelly.

The beverage program is designed to be fun yet approachable, with local beer and cocktails like the Femme Fraise with Grey Goose, strawberry basil syrup, and fresh lemon juice; a purple signature cocktail for TCU fans; and select cocktails in a "large format" for what they describe as "a lively social experience."

The 10,000-square-foot space has three areas; main dining, patio dining, and rooftop patio, which re-creates the magic formula they devised for Deep Ellum.

The restaurant seats 250 people downstairs with 80 on the rooftop bar. There are 20 TVs, so game-watching is also a thing. The restaurant will also have a dedicated complimentary valet outside the main entrance, with self parking available at street level or in neighboring garages.

They're open daily for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, with late-night hours until 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays.