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1. Many exciting openings coming to Fort Worth and more restaurant news. This roundup of dining news around Fort Worth includes some openings, a closing, some cocktails, and some pop-ups. There are more seasonal menus, and nearly all of the major food groups are covered: tacos, burgers, coffee, and chocolate. Here's what's happening in Fort Worth restaurant news.
2. California diner scrambles up all-day breakfast with CFS in Fort Worth. A California-based restaurant chain is coming to Dallas-Fort Worth, with that most valuable commodity, breakfast all day: Black Bear Diner, which serves classic, home-style comfort food, is executing a Texas expansion for 2022 that includes a location in Fort Worth, at 9501 North Fwy., near Heritage Trace Parkway.
3. 2 popular Texas burger brands team up to create beefy new powerhouse. Austin-based Hopdoddy Burger Bar has acquired Bryan-based Grub Burger Bar to form a new company that unites two of Texas' most prominent "better burger" joints. Now known as HiBar Hospitality Group, the new company will operate 50 locations, combining Hopdoddy's 32 restaurants in five states with Grub's 18 locations in four states — including restaurants in Fort Worth.
4. High-end Fort Worth portrait studio finds new home near Cultural District. A photography studio that's a favorite choice among Dallas-Fort Worth elites has moved to a new address — one with many new upgrades. Gittings, a portrait studio that was located for 27 years on Camp Bowie Boulevard, has found a new home at 3124 W. 5th St., a former office building near the Cultural District.
5. 2 happy campers unplug to recharge at a tiny cabin Getaway in East Texas' Piney Woods. Getaway Outposts are “resorts” of about 40 trendy tiny homes that let city folk escape into nature in a slightly upscale way — to turn off digital devices, relax, and recharge internal batteries — “rustic without having to rough it,” they advertise. One city couple drove two hours east of Fort Worth into the Piney Woods to check it out.