News You Can Eat
In this chapter of Fort Worth restaurant news, Tarrant County gets a new sandwich shop, and there's a new bar from one of the city's favorite breweries. Here's the latest dose of dining news:
East Hampton Sandwich Co. will open its most westerly location so far in Southlake, at 2211 E. Southlake Blvd., on September 2. This is the fifth location that founder Hunter Pond has opened since 2012, with a sixth set to open in North Dallas in the fall. The menu stars sandwiches such as the lobster roll, turkey bacon avocado, fried chicken, and balsamic tenderloin. Other signatures include housemade chips and white sangria. Salad options include chicken Caesar, Cobb, and golden pear pancetta, along with beer and wine.
Snuffer's Restaurant & Bar is introducing a new burger on September 11 called the Dakburger, an homage to Dallas Cowboys quarterback Rayne Dakota "Dak" Prescott. "Chefs in Snuffer's Arlington restaurant have been working on the Dakburger since late April, after discovering a promising recipe on a scouting trip to Mississippi," says the release. It has bacon, barbecue sauce, cheddar cheese, and red onions and is $7.79. It will be on the menu for the next 10 weeks.
Martin House, Fort Worth's scenic brewery, has released its second wine-barrel-aged brett beer, called Thunder Horse, which they describe as possibly their "most brutal creation yet." They start with a base of their Pretzel Stout beer, which is poured into Cabernet barrels and aged with brettanomyces for eight months. The wine and brett flavors are said to come through on the nose, with a slightly salty character on first sip. The finish is roasty and boozy, as the dark malts blend into the red wine barrels. With an ABV of 9.24 percent, it's not for lightweights.
Pollo Campero, the Latin chicken restaurant chain, has opened its fifth branch in Dallas-Fort Worth, at 1380 W. Belt Line Rd. in Richardson, in what was once a Hollywood Video store. Video stores, remember those? According to a release, the chain will open at least two more restaurants in the area this fall, including one in Lewisville and another in Arlington.
Dunkin' Donuts has introduced a fall menu which includes coffee, lattes, and macchiatos in two limited-edition flavors: pumpkin and salted caramel, served hot or iced. In perhaps even bigger news, they're now offering almond milk as a nondairy alternative to milk and cream. On the edible side, there's a glazed pumpkin doughnut, glazed pumpkin doughnut holes, and a pumpkin muffin topped with white icing and streusel.
Pizza Hut is introducing a new pizza box with a playable Flick Football Field on top. It has goal posts, football triangles, and a score card. The game of flick football, aka paper football, finger football, Chinese football, or tabletop football — boy that is a lot of names — has historically been played for fun. But Pizza Hut is doing a free pizza contest you can win by posting videos of your flick football talents on Twitter, tagging @PizzaHut and using the hashtag #PizzaHutHut. The free pizza is from their $5 menu, so that's a lot of free advertising you're giving for a cheese pizza.