Fort Worth is in line to get a taste of Deep Ellum with the arrival of Stirr, a restaurant-bar from Dallas' hipster neighborhood, opening a location in Fort Worth's equally hip Crockett Row.
According to a release from the landlord, Stirr is going into the space at 3028 Crockett St. that was previously home to Kona Grill. Kona closed mere days ago on February 24, leaving Stirr to snap up the spot. They'll open later in 2019, with the exact opening date still TBD.
The release describes Stirr as trendy, yet approachable, and also as being known for its Instagram-friendly tableaus, with vibrant tile backdrops, neon signage, and stairs with inspirational messages.
The original opened at 2803 Main St. in 2016 as a casual-yet-refined spot with American food and creative cocktails from Milkshake Concepts, a group that also owns other Dallas restaurants and bars such as Vidorra in Deep Ellum and Citizen in Uptown.
Crockett Row will be the third location for Stirr, which already has a second location in the works for Addison, opening at the Village on the Parkway in summer 2019.
Co-founder Imran Sheikh says Stirr has built a wider audience that exceeds the Deep Ellum stereotype.
"We see such a broad and mixed demographic of people — everything from graduation dinners to couples celebrating wedding anniversaries," he says.
They also have an expansive menu that accommodates a variety of tastes and price points.
"You can come in for a rib eye, or have cocktails and a flatbread," he says. "We change our menu seasonally, and we also offer a power lunch for under $10 where you can get a sandwich and salad. We have great happy hours, and a strong late-night component where we stay open until 2 in the morning."
Its brunch is also a big hit, with menu items such as a giant cinnamon roll, a croissandwich, and stuffed French toast.
They'll offer late-night hours in Fort Worth, too. "Stirr has that ability to serve for all manner of occasions," he says.