News You Can Eat
This roundup of Fort Worth dining news runs the gamut from tacos to pizza to healthy bowls and smoothies. There's an opening and a closure, and a little of everything in between.
Here's what's happening in Fort Worth restaurant news:
Mamaka Bowls, a California style smoothie bar, has opened a location at Fort Worth shopping and dining destination WestBend. Launched by mother-daughter Carrie and KK Hudson, who started making bowls at home. Thy opened the first Mamaka Bowls in Fayetteville, Arkansas, then Waco, and now Fort Worth. The menu includes smoothies, bowls, and granola made in house, with more than 15 flavor blends, all dairy-free and no sugar added, such as The Peach, with OJ, peaches, mango, banana, and coconut, topped with granola, strawberries, coconut shreds, and banana.
Located at 1653 River Run, #151, the shop has a surf theme with open air garage doors and hanging swings.
Tulips, the music venue that opened in 2020, is closing its deli operation to regroup. They initially opened the deli in December 2020 as an interim thing to tide them over during COVID-19, but the deli was never intended as a permanent thing.
"We found the fastest way into making food, which was putting a deli where a venue bar was supposed to be, and this was never supposed to last longer than COVID restrictions," says owner Jason Suder. "But Bria Downey does not mess around when it comes to a menu, and we were happily surprised with the response. Now is the time to figure out how to feed hundreds of people without sacrificing a component of the business we have all grown to love."
Taco Cabana has a new owner. Dallas-based Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc sold the brand to YTC Enterprises, LLC, an affiliate of Yadav Enterprises, Inc. a restaurant company based in California. According to the release, the sale proceeds will pay off some of Fiesta's loans and will enable the company to focus on the growth of its Pollo Tropical chain. Yadav is the largest Jack in the Box franchisee, one of the largest Denny's franchisees, the largest TGI Friday's franchisee, a significant investor in the ownership group of TGI Friday's global parent company, a franchisee of El Pollo Loco, and a franchisee of Corner Bakery Cafe. They better be good to Taco Cabana!
Torchy's Tacos has a Thai-inspired Tuk Tuk taco for its July taco of the month, a comeback item from 2017, with Thai fajita beef, cooked cabbage slaw, crushed peanuts, pickled cucumber and carrots, Sriracha, avocado sauce, and jack cheese for $6.50. The July cocktail is the Torchy's Cherry Limeade with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, sweet & sour, Sprite, and cherry.
Tacodeli is offering a limited time menu item, the Barbacoa Taco, from July 6-August 1, made with HeartBrand beef cheek barbacoa, cilantro, onion, avocado and salsa de arbol, for $4.25.
Pie Five Pizza has a new Parmesan Crunch Stuffed Crust Pizza. The outer edge of the dough is stuffed with mozzarella cheese, then topped with marinara sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. More parmesan cheese is sprinkled on the outer crust before it goes into the oven. It's finished with a buttery garlic blend. Through July 11, you can get a two-topping Parmesan Crunch Stuffed Crust Pizza for $5 with promo code STFDCRNCH redeemable online or in-store.
Volleman's Home Delivery has launched in Dallas-Fort Worth. The home delivery service offers Texas-made dairy products, bread, produce, proteins, and pantry staples. It's a partnership between Volleman's Family Farm, the only Texas-owned glass bottling dairy, and Matt Shatto of Shatto Home Delivery, a home delivery service based in Kansas City. Participating Dallas businesses include Shug's Bagels, Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, and Empire Baking Company.
Chipotle will offer buy-one, get-one free entrées on July 6 as part of the White House's initiative to get more Americans vaccinated. The BOGO offer will be valid in-restaurant from 3 pm to close. Say "Friends BOGO" at the cashier to redeem.
Capital Grille is hosting a summer wine spree available through September 6 called The Generous Pour, featuring a collection of seven distinctive labels available for $28 with dinner. Visit TheCapitalGrille.com to make reservations at Dallas, Plano, and Fort Worth, or order online.
Sadler's Smokehouse in Henderson has introduced its ready-to-eat Sadler's Smokehouse beef brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken and St. Louis Ribs at Albertsons, Shaws, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Hy-Vee and Kroger. It's $10 for pulled pork, pulled chicken, and St. Louis ribs, and $16 per pound brisket.
DoorDash has partnered with Albertsons to offer on-demand grocery delivery across nearly 2,000 of their banner brand stores nationwide through DoorDash including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Acme and more. Consumers can order more than 40,000 grocery items on-demand for delivery within an hour with no time slot, queues, or minimum order size required.
DoorDash has also partnered with Beyond Meat to offer limited-edition July 4th grilling kits. You get Beyond Burger, a grilling mit, apron, grilling tools, bottle opener, and recipe card for $15 in 14 cities across the U.S., including Dallas and Houston.