News You Can Eat
There's a new sophisticated restaurant at the airport, a new chef at the Omni, plus lots more bites from restaurants around Fort Worth. Here's this serving of restaurant news:
Whitetail Bistro is newly opened at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Terminal D, from Paradies Lagardère and Kent Rathbun Concepts. The two companies were awarded a contract for three new restaurants and bars in the DFW Airport; Whitetail Bistro is their first. The restaurant pays homage to French cuisine with a Texas twist. Dishes include fish and chips and small plates such as pork albondigos with fire-roasted ranchero and cortija cheese.
Omni Fort Worth Hotel has a new chef: Amol Agarwal. He'll oversee culinary operations for all restaurants on the property including Bob's Steak & Chop House, Cast Iron Restaurant, Wine Thief, and Whiskey & Rye. He'll manage all catering, in-room dining, and poolside dining at the Water Horse Pool Bar.
Agarwal has worked at Loews Regency Hotel in San Francisco, the Ritz-Carlton in South Beach, JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, and Straits Restaurants in San Francisco. He's worked in several countries, including China, Jamaica, and the Maldives, and received his degree at the Institute of Hotel Management in Chennai, India.
Craft & Crab Seafood House is a new restaurant in Colleyville in the old Mac’s Bar and Grill spot at 5120 Hwy. 121. You can order boiled or fried seafood, by the pound or half-pound. There are also sandwiches, tacos, po'boys, and oysters. Crab comes in many forms, including crab cakes, crab nachos, crab Caesar salad, a side of crab corn, and crab "thingies," which are jalapeños stuffed with crab.
Soulman's Bar-B-Que, the local barbecue chain with 15 locations around Dallas-Fort Worth, is opening a branch in Mansfield. It's going into a former Pizza Hut at 1223 Highway 157 N., with a timetable of early 2017, according to a spokesperson for the chain. This is the westernmost branch, beating an honor previously held by Hurst.
Original Pancake House has softly opened in Fort Worth at 4646 SW Loop 820, in a former Bennigan's. As Dallasites know, OPH is famous for its Dutch Baby pancake with powdered sugar and lemon, Swedish pancakes, and crepes. The chain has seven branches in DFW, including Addison, Grapevine, and Denton.
Mudsmith, the Dallas coffee shop from Barcadia owner Brooke Humphries, has opened its Fort Worth branch in the So7 development. It took over the former Love Shack space, and it will serve coffee, juice, wine, beer, and sandwiches.
Revolver Taco Lounge (CultureMap’s Tastemaker Award winner for Fort Worth Restaurant of the Year) has opened in its new location at 2418 Forest Park Blvd., in the old Sera Dining & Wine (and Sapristi) space. The new location will reprise its lunch buffet and introduce a ceviche bar with tequilas.
Another Broken Egg Cafe is opening a branch in Southlake on October 3. The Florida-based chain specializes in breakfast and has a location in Casa Linda in Dallas.
Taco Diner opened a location in Fort Worth in the booming Waterside development, at 5912 Convair Dr. The Dallas-based chain, which does tacos and other Mexican-ish food, is the casual sibling of Mi Cocina. It currently has eight branches total, including one in Sundance Square.