This week's hot headlines
New vegan BBQ spot sizzles in this week's 5 hottest Fort Worth headlines
Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that list here.
1. New Fort Worth vegan barbecue concept VBQ Smokehouse resides at Mariachi's. There's a new BBQ concept in Fort Worth dishing out a vegan rendition of barbecue fare: Called VBQ Smokehouse, it's a startup restaurant-inside-a-restaurant from chef Hank Storm, operating out of Mariachi's Dine-In at 5724 Locke Ave., where it's serving Southern plant-based barbecue, fixins, desserts, and cocktails.
2. Tarrant County tax office issues reminder about looming property taxes. The Tarrant County Tax Office has a reminder for homeowners: The last day to pay property taxes for 2023 and avoid penalty and interest is Wednesday, January 31. Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector Wendy Burgess recommends not waiting until the last minute and maybe do it online.
3. Get brunch and Mexican coffee from an Airstream at new Fort Worth startup. There's a new food truck in Fort Worth featuring two irresistible specialties: Called Café x Jose, it opened January 6 in Near Southside with an innovative Mexican twist on coffee, and Southern brunch. The business is located in the a shiny Airstream truck in South Main Micro Park, in the parking lot of Soma Winery at 105 S. Main St.
4. Home of Juicy Dumplings restaurant coming to Euless seizes on hot trend. A new restaurant specializing in traditional Chinese cuisine, including buzzy handmade dumplings, is coming to the Fort Worth suburb of Euless. Called Home of Juicy Dumplings, it’ll open in early summer at 2910 Rio Grande Blvd. #300, in a new space at the Glade Parks shopping center.
5. Coffee lovers brew up cafe-wine-bar-market on Race Street in Fort Worth. A cool cafe-combination-wine-bar and bodega is percolating in Fort Worth: Called Ostara Coffee + Wine + Market, it'll open at 2707 Race St. #121, in a former pizzeria space, with a debut set for the spring. The new cafe is a spinoff of Ostara Coffee Roasters, the first female-owned coffee roaster in Fort Worth.