Fort Worth has all the restaurant buzz these days, with oodles of openings and new menus across town, from Crockett Row to Sundance Square, from Southlake to Arlington and beyond.
Here's what's happening in Fort Worth dining news:
El Bolero Cocina Mexicana, the chic-yet-casual concept from Apheleia Restaurant Group, opened in Crockett Row at West 7th on February 15. Chef Jacob Barrios' menu includes tacos al pastor, shrimp ceviche, chile relleno, and a lavender-rosemary margarita. The menu showcases favorites like Wagyu tacos, salmon poblano, barbacoa enchiladas, and queso fundido. The brunch menu features dishes such as savory churro French toast, and house mimosas for $3. The restaurant seats 120 people, plus an outdoor patio, and features an open kitchen. This is the third El Bolero; the original opened in Dallas' Design District in 2015 and a second opened on Fitzhugh Avenue in Dallas in 2018.
The Social House is now open in Champions Park in Arlington, North I-30 on Collins Street, minutes away from Rangers Ballpark and Cowboys Stadium. The Social House is a bar and restaurant with craft beers, cocktails on tap, and a fun and relaxing atmosphere. There are locations in Addison and Fort Worth.
Kona Grill in Fort Worth closed after five years in the Cultural District. There are still locations of the Asian restaurant chain open in Dallas and Plano.
Concrete Cowboy Kitchen & Cocktails is opening at 2901 Crockett St., in the space that was most recently Waters, which is now in Sundance Square. It's a restaurant-bar that's heavy on the bar, with locations in Dallas and Frisco.
Coolgreens, the healthy restaurant chain from Oklahoma, will be opening a location in Southlake, at 2211 E. Southlake Blvd., which is the former location of East Hampton Sandwich Co. Coolgreens serves bowls, flatbreads, sandwiches, and wraps, with a build-your-own bar where customers can make their own. It's part of a big push into the DFW market; there's also a location opening in Richardson.
Herencia Texican Cuisine is a new restaurant at the Shops of Southlake, at 1431 E. Southlake Blvd., in a former Mi Chula's location. The restaurant's "Texican" cuisine draws from influences across Texas and Latin America, and Hill Country ranch decor.
Southlake resident Jessica Colvin is a contestant on Spring Baking Championship, a show on Food Network that premieres on March 18 at 9 pm. Colvin is self taught and bakes all night after her kids go to sleep. Her favorite spring dish is a pavlova with peach custard and blackberries.
Pie Five Pizza has a new Double Cheeseburger Pizza featuring ground beef, mozzarella, cheddar, red onions, ketchup, mustard, and diced dill pickles. The Double Cheeseburger Pizza is available in individual and large pizzas from March 5-April 14.
Pinstack has a new set of monthly specials available throughout March at all three locations. New starters include lemon thyme chicken soup and fried pickles with chipotle ranch. There's also Cajun chicken fettuccini with Andouille sausage and tomatoes, and the Beyond Burger, a new healthy, plant-based burger that looks and cooks like beef. Their dessert cobbler of the month is mixed berry.
Bird Café in Sundance Square is debuting its spring menu on March 4 featuring lunch and supper entrées, pot pies, salads, sandwiches, and burgers which rotate quarterly. Offerings include smoked duck and black pepper dumplings; black cod with asparagus, snap peas, and mushrooms; barramundi filet with carrot, tomato, spinach, fish consommé, and hazelnut tuile; Southern fried catfish; and a revamped burger.