Food Hall News
New food hall in Grapevine signs on fave Fort Worth falafel food truck
Sliders and falafel have been added to the menu at Harvest Hall, a European-style food hall opening in historic Grapevine in mid-2020.
According to a release, newbies joining the food hall are Easy Slider, home of gourmet sliders; and Zatar, a Fort Worth food truck that does Mediterranean cuisine.
Harvest Hall is connected to Hotel Vin, part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, which specializes in one-of-a-kind properties. Located at 215 E. Dallas Rd., it's part of a $114 million mixed-use development called Grapevine Main, which will serve as a gateway to the burgeoning downtown district.
The food hall and hotel will be operated by Coury Hospitality, which currently has seven boutique hotels, located in Kansas City, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Wichita, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee.
The food hall previously signed on four vendors, so this will make six. The restaurants they've selected for the food hall are family-owned and -operated:
- Easy Slider is from owner-operators Caroline Perini and Miley Holmes, and specializes in Angus Beef sliders with unique toppings. That means farmer's market produce such as Texas baby portobello mushrooms and other seasonal ingredients. Dallas/Fort Worth's first and only gourmet slider truck, Easy Slider has grown to include three trucks and a brick and mortar restaurant in Deep Ellum.
- Zatar's owner-operator Niddal Abedrabbo serves family recipes made from high quality ingredients including lamb kabobs, hummus dips, Jerusalem-style falafels, zatar pies, and shawarma on a spit. This will be their first brick and mortar location. Zatar participated in the Blue Zones Project, a national effort to lower chronic diseases and improve quality of life. Zatar is also involved in many charitable endeavors.
They'll join the four previously announced vendors:
- Arepa TX – Latin Kitchen
- Chick & Biscuit – Comfort Cuisine
- Four Sisters – A Taste of Vietnam
- Spuntino – Bites of Italy
Now that they're part of the Harvest Hall family, Easy Slider and Zatar's food trucks will expand their menus to include items from these other Harvest Hall entities.
In a statement, Tom Santora, Chief Commercial Officer of Coury Hospitality and Managing Director of Hotel Vin and Harvest Hall, calls it "a challenging time" in the hospitality industry.
"All of Harvest Hall’s restaurants are family-owned and operated – and we are all looking for ways to support one another," Santora says. "By happenstance, our two newest partners are food truck operators – and by sharing space on their food trucks, each of our kitchens are able to expand their reach to help maximize revenues during this difficult time."