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Restaurant closures and barbecue switch-up lead Fort Worth dining news
There's a barbecue restaurant switch-up in Keller and some big restaurant closures going down. Here's what's happening in Fort Worth dining news:
Feedstore BBQ has closed its location in Keller after a little less than two years there, but there's more barbecue on the way: Roscoe's Smokehouse from Burleson will take over the spot at Main Street and Keller Parkway, with an opening set for summer 2016.
A spokesperson for Roscoe's says that they're looking forward to bringing the same Texas barbecue to Keller, with chopped beef sandwiches, ribs, sausages, sides, Texas toast, and 29-degree beer served in frosty mugs. They'll inherit an ample patio outfitted with picnic benches.
Feedstore is still open at the original location in Southlake.
Kin Kin Urban Thai, the West 7th Thai restaurant from chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin, is closed, following the April closure of his Dallas restaurant Bite. The Kin Kin space will be taken over by a promising new tenant, a ramen restaurant called Oni Ramen. Oni comes from Jesus Garcia, one-time chef at Little Lilly Sushi. There'll be half a dozen varieties of ramen, served in a fast-casual format modeled after Ramen Tatsu-Ya in Austin.
The Rig Steakhouse, which served affordable steaks off I-35W, closed on April 30 after 36 years. "We thank everyone for the many years of memories and success," the restaurant posted on its Facebook page. "So many people have grown up with The Rig; so many intimate memories people have shared here: first dates, birthdays, marriage proposals, and weddings. We are proud to have served you all the food and fun."
SuperChix in Arlington has closed. This is the prototype of the fried chicken chain that opened in Arlington under the auspices of Yum! Brands. Founder Nick Ouimet took it over and opened a branch in Addison, with more locations in the works, including one at the CityLine complex in Richardson.
Bentley's is a new hot dog joint that will open at 1515 W. Magnolia Ave., next door to Ellerbe Fine Foods. Hot dog options will include one served on a pretzel bun; a banh mi sandwich will feature pulled pork. The menu also includes crepes for lunch and dinner.
A third branch of Fuel Citywill open in Haltom City at 121 and Haltom Road in late 2016. The original has been in downtown Dallas off I-35, and a second branch opened in Mesquite in 2015. The chain is known nationally for its tacos and for having livestock onsite.
Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. recently installed a new canning line that has doubled its canning capacity. Some of the beers will be available in cans year-round, including one beer called The Fort Worth. The brewery will also release its Summertime Wheat seasonal in cans for the first time.
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