News You Can Eat
All the news is good in this roundup of Fort Worth restaurant news
This roundup of Fort Worth restaurant news is especially upbeat. It's 100 percent good news, from new openings to new menus, with Lent being a theme. Many restaurants are offering limited-edition vegetarian and/or seafood items to make it easier on those giving up meat for Lent. Hey, maybe that's a habit they should consider adopting all year-round.
Here's what's happening in Fort Worth restaurant news:
JR's BBQ-N-More is a new restaurant opening March 1 in Keller, at 121 Rufe Snow Dr. #127. They started out as a food truck in 2017 and have been a staple at the Keller Farmers Market, serving breakfast tacos in the morning and barbecue in the afternoon. Owned by third-generation restaurateurs JR and Vanessa Herrera, they do tacos, migas, huevos rancheros, BBQ sandwiches, loaded baked potatoes, meat by the pound including pork ribs, brisket, and chicken, plus potato salad, mac & cheese, pinto beans, and coleslaw. They'll be open Tuesday-Sunday, from 7 am-7 pm weekdays, and 8 pm on Friday-Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday.
I Am Shavings is a new sno-cone place opening in Fort Worth at 5504 Brentwood Stair Rd., where they're hosting a grand opening on March 5, from 1-4 pm, where they'll give out samples of some of their food and a free snow cone to the first 27 children. How they came up with 27, we'll never know.
Cream & Crepes Cafe is a new restaurant opening in Southlake, at 1151 E. Southlake Blvd. #330, previously home to Lette Macarons, where they're serving crepes, waffles, sundaes, shakes, and more. Crepe fillings include strawberry-banana-Nutella, cookies & cream, peanut-butter & jelly, dulce de leche, and brownie melt. They also have cakes, cheesecakes, and ice cream including ice cream cookie sandwiches, rolled ice cream, and vegan ice creams such as caramel pecan twist. This is a second location of a concept that debuted in Richardson in 2019. On March 4, the Southlake location will host a grand opening celebration from 12-5 pm when they'll be serving $1 crepes and a free scoop of ice cream to the first 50 customers.
Fuzzy's Taco Shop has added a Bangin' Shrimp Taco with tempura-battered fried shrimp or grilled shrimp, Fuzzy's new Butt Burnin' sweet chile sauce, avocado crema, cabbage & pepper slaw, feta, and cilantro on a flour tortilla. Marketing VP Laura Purser says in a statement that it's an option if you don't eat meat or are giving it up for Lent. It'll be served from March 2-April 10.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill has a very limited-run seasonal menu featuring Irish inspired dishes and beverages that will be available from March 3-17. It includes Scotch Eggs, Bacon Cheddar Potato Cakes, Shepherd’s Pie, Reuben sandwich, a Corned Beef Mac & Cheese with cavatappi pasta and braised cabbage, a Beer Braised Corned Beef & Cabbage, and Whiskey Bing Cherry Bread Pudding for dessert. Served at both Euless and Irving locations.
Jane, the chic cafe in Southlake, has a new cocktail menu that includes a Spicy Mango Margarita, made with their exclusive Special Edition Jane Barrel of Dobel Diamante Tequila; a Blood Orange Margarita; a Blueberry Mule; and The Zenith with gin, elderflower, lavender, and blackberries.
Taco Cabana has a number of yummy-sounding new items including a Shrimp Tampico taco and Shrimp Tampico quesadilla — featuring shrimp marinated in ancho spice, sauteed with garlic, lime, & cilantro, and served with pineapple-chipotle salsa. They also have a line of new burritos, for breakfast, lunch and dinner in flavors that include Bean & Cheese, Bacon & Egg, Chorizo & Egg, Chicken or Steak Fajita, and Ground Beef. And on March 9, they'll be debuting their new Tres Leches cake, a sweet sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk, for $3.
Corner Bakery has new vegetarian dishes they're featuring including Tuscan Grilled Cheese with Provolone, basil, spinach, roasted tomato, and pesto aioli on grilled sourdough; plus Avocado + Spinach breakfast wraps with scrambled eggs, avocado, cheddar, and spinach in a tomato basil tortilla with green chile salsa.
Cotton Patch Cafe is hosting an All You Can Eat Fried Fish Fillets every Friday with fried white fish, French fries, hushpuppies, and rolls. It's $15 and available every Friday from March 4-April 15.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit is also getting on the Lent bandwagon, sortof: From March 3-April 14, they'll be serving smoked or fried fish as a plate or sandwich as an alternative to their usual meat meat meat. Hey Dickey's, how about some delicious tofu.
Starbucks has introduced a new nondairy drink: the Iced Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso. It's a blonde espresso, shaken with caramelized vanilla and topped with creamy oatmilk, featuring layers of caramelized vanilla and nondairy creaminess. It joins its nondairy cousin and fan favorite, the Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso, a blonde espresso with brown sugar–flavored syrup and cinnamon, finished with oatmilk, no wonder it's a fan favorite.