News You Can Eat
This roundup of restaurant news includes tidbits about a new seafood place, a new pho spot, and a brewpub in the works.
Here's what's happening in Fort Worth restaurant news:
Randy's Shrimp & Oyster Bar is a new-ish seafood spot in Granbury that opened in March featuring seafood with a slight Cajun twist including crab cakes, oysters, shrimp, and alligator sausage. It's a sibling to Randy's Bar & Grill, both owned by Randy Crawford, a Granbury resident and veteran operator (Johnny Carino's Italian, Texas Roadhouse) who opened the Bar & Grill in 2018.
Rush Bowls just opened a location in Southlake at 1151 E. Southlake Blvd. in late May. Rush Bowls does smoothies and healthy bowls, blending fruits and veggies topped with granola, honey, and choice of toppers.
Roki's Pho & Boba is a new eatery inside the Oak St. Food Hall in Roanoke, serving not only the promised pho and boba tea, both getting raves on Yelp, but also a variety of dishes they're rotating in to see what sticks. That include banh mi and most recently charcuterie boards.
Old Texas Brewing Co., a brewpub in Burleson, is opening a second location in the Village at Camp Bowie shopping center, 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd., in the fall. The original is a 100-year-old historic restaurant in old town Burleson that promises to have a little something for everyone from smoked BBQ to tacos to Southern cuisine to burgers to the best brisket nachos in town. A spokesperson said the second location would hopefully be open in a few months.
Flips Patio Grill has a new burger for June: The Fried Bologna Burger, a 50/50 patty topped with bologna, pickles, caramelized onions, and Flaming Doritos served on a brioche bun. With two locations in Grapevine and Fort Worth, Flips is known for its Texas-sized patio and hearty burgers.
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille has a new seasonal menu available through August 31 that includes spring vegetable salad with sugar snap peas, green beans, asparagus, English peas, and fennel tossed in a honey mustard dressing with capers and mixed herbs; artichoke-potato-leek soup with truffle oil; orange-vanilla cream cheesecake; and a New York strip flight that includes Texas kobe-style Wagyu beef from Rosewood Ranches, Nebraska Prime certified Angus, and true Japanese A-5 Wagyu beef.
SusieCakes has special graduation-themed cakes through Sunday June 26. Graduation design options including a Grad Llama, Grad Silhouette, Cap & Scroll, and Pink Rosettes. These cakes are available in 6 inch, 9 inch, or quarter sheet cakes. There's also a Grad Cupcake Box with 12 assorted cupcakes with a personalized inscription, and a Congrats Cupcake Box featuring 4 assorted cupcakes with a “Congrats!” inscription. A 6-inch cake serves 6-12. A 9-inch serves 12-20. A quarter sheet cake serves 20-30. Order at the store or online at susiecakes.com.
Cowboy Chicken has brought back a summertime favorite: watermelon tea as well as slices of watermelon as a side dish, available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Church's Chicken has brought back its Original Smokehouse Chicken for the summer. They first introduced it six years ago, and spent several years modifying the recipe. Chef Kevin Houston drew inspiration from a trip to the Texas BBQ Trail between San Antonio and Austin. It's a half chicken marinated in a smoky marinade, fried, and served with a coating of glaze. It's available in a combo meal with mashed potatoes, Honey-Butter Biscuit, and drink. They also have a peach cobbler built on a Honey-Butter Biscuit.
Texas Ale Project is rolling out new Pantera limited-edition craft beers available in San Antonio, Austin, Waco, Houston, and DFW. The series kicks off with Becoming Bock, an easy-drinking Amber Lager, available at Total Wine and other select locations, followed later this year by Electric Blonde Ale brewed with habanero peppers.
McDonald's has debuted its first new McFlurry flavor of the year: the Chocolatey Pretzel McFlurry, available for a limited time, made with vanilla soft serve, mixed with chocolate-covered pretzel bits, and topped with caramel swirl.
H-E-B held a groundbreaking celebration to mark the start of construction on its newest store in Allen, located on the northwest corner of State Highway 5 (Greenville Avenue) and Exchange Parkway across the street from Allen High School. This will be the fourth H-E-B currently under construction in DFW.