UPDATE: Heim's new River District location, at 5333 White Settlement Rd., has opened its doors for business as of April 12.
There's good news from one of Fort Worth's favorite barbecue restaurants: Heim Barbecue, the Magnolia Avenue restaurant from mom-and-pop Travis and Emma Heim, are growing closer on the opening of their spinoff, with a date slated for early March.
The new location is a 7,500-square-foot space in Fort Worth's River District, and has been designed by Coeval Studio. It will offer ample seating and parking, a massive kitchen, full bar, covered patio, and an outdoor beer garden with live music and special events.
The second location will also boast eight smokers—five more than the Magnolia Avenue location—in attempt to keep up with their ever-growing demand.
Heim is a pitmaster who takes a slow and low approach to traditional Texas-style barbecue, letting the flavor speak for itself, with no gimmicks or shortcuts.
The meat-focused menu will include a variety of smoked meats priced by the half pound plus sandwiches, a signature burger, sides, desserts, and their bacon burnt ends.
Travis says in a statement that they're heavily anticipating the opening.
"We only had $100 to our names when we opened our food truck four years ago and we never dreamed of owning not one, but two restaurants," he says.