Fort Worth’s WestBend inherits Dallas’ hippest patio restaurant
The day has come for the Fort Worth premiere of HG Sply Co. Dallas' hip Greenville Avenue restaurant is opening a second branch in Fort Worth's WestBend development on August 22.
HG Sply Co. is the concept from Elias Pope, of 8020 Hospitality, which also owns Remedy, the Greenville Avenue soda-shop restaurant. Pope says that their goal at HG Sply Co. is to serve fresh, flavorful dishes prepared and sourced the right way.
"Danyele takes the idea of healthy food and makes it delicious," he says.
The Fort Worth branch will offer the same expansive menu as Dallas, designed by chef Danyele McPherson to meet all kinds of dietary needs. They are very into their "bowl" program, which McPherson describes as wholesome, flavorful, and filling.
Fort Worth will also have a few unique additions. There's mango-BBQ crispy chicken legs served over a green papaya salad, and pulled-pork tacos with barbecue sauce. There'll be chicken fried steak, bone-in rib eye, and jalapeno mac n cheese. Garlic herb coconut-butter green beans and mashed sweet potatoes will be sides added specially for Fort Worth. But will they add the vowels that are missing in the restaurant's name?
Chef de cuisine at the Fort Worth branch will be Eric O'Connor, formerly of Winslow’s Wine Café, and he will run the day-to-day kitchen operations.
They'll make the most of WestBend's location on the Trinity River and Trinity Trails, with a 7,000-square-foot patio that overlooks the river and trails. The patio will open in a few weeks.