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Healthy bites and beer buoy up this Fort Worth restaurant news

Healthy bites and beer buoy up this Fort Worth restaurant news

Nekter Juice Bar
Mmmm, looks healthy. Nekter Juice Bar

This collection of Fort Worth dining news includes items about burgers, beer, and brunch.

Here's the latest dish on restaurant news:

Nekter Juice Bar, the California-based juice and bowl chain, is opening a new location in DFW — this time in Colleyville, at 5615 Colleyville Blvd. They have juices, cleanse programs, smoothies, bowls, and vegan ice cream in chocolate and vanilla flavors. Nekter has 11 locations in the area, including Fort Worth Dallas, Frisco, and Plano. Colleyville will celebrate its grand opening on October 5 with $1 juices and introduce a new, limited-time-only Pumpkin Almond Bowl, a protein- and antioxidant-rich blend of fall flavors, including pumpkin, banana, cream almond butter, and cashew milk, topped with seasonal pumpkin granola, roasted pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes, and fresh apple slices.

Martin House Brewing has replenished its supply of ultra-hot Best Maid Sour Pickle Beer. The beer is back on tap at their Riverside Lounge taproom — but that's the only place you can get it for now. They've added a fun complementary item: Salty Lady Beer Pickle jars, for sale in the taproom for $3.50 each. The beer won't be available in cans until late October and for now, they won't fill growlers. It's available for on-site consumption only until the six-packs return.

Central Market has expanded its Curbside & Delivery service to Southlake, beginning October 3. Curbside & Delivery requires three steps: You make your grocery list and place your order online at centralmarket.com/shop. You schedule a pick-up or delivery time. (Orders must be placed at least four hours prior to the scheduled pick-up/delivery time.) You pick up your groceries at the new Curbside pickup area on the west side of the Southlake store; or stand by for delivery. Curbside is $4.95, plus 3 percent personal shopping fee. Delivery is $9.95, plus a 3 percent personal shopping fee. You can place your order anytime, up to seven days in advance. Delivery ZIP codes go as far north as Argyle and as far south as Hurst-Euless-Bedford and east Arlington.

My Lan, the longtime Haltom City Vietnamese restaurant, is opening a second location in Colleyville, in a new space near Colleyville city hall. The menu will be slightly smaller than the original, with grilled meats, pho, noodles, rice dishes, vermicelli, and bubble tea.

City Works, the modern American restaurant with more than 90 craft beers located at the Shops at Clearfork, is offering seasonal Oktoberfest specials through Sunday, October 6, to celebrate the start of fall and the restaurant’s love of beer. Two beer-infused specials include housemade herb Spaetzle ($13) with hefeweizen Mornay, braised pork belly, caramelized onions, and brown butter breadcrumbs; and Chicken Schnitzel ($14) with fried egg, Pilsner Düsseldorf aioli, and hefeweizen braised slaw on a kaiser roll. Beer lovers can also pair the beer-infused specials with a build-your-own autumnal beer flight featuring seasonal suds.

Dan’s Seafood and Chicken #3 is a longtime mom-and-pop from Fort Worth that's expanding to Dallas. The first location opened at 6719 Bridge St. more than 25 years ago. Owner Minh Do says they opened a second location in 2014 at 3801 Altamesa Rd., Fort Worth. Their Dallas address will be at 8360 S. Polk St., in a building that's new from the ground up, next to a Family Dollar and across from new North Dallas County offices that just began construction. Those employees will sure be happy to have Dan's nearby.

The Gap Cafe is a new sibling of award-winning restaurant Perini Ranch Steakhouse, located in Buffalo Gap. The café is open for breakfast with items such as Perini Ranch's signature blend of Cowboy Coffee, made-to-order breakfast, cinnamon rolls, almond croissants, parmesan prosciutto scones, and seasonal Danishes by Salty Roan Bakehouse. Lunch is coming soon, consisting of soups and sandwiches. The Gap Café joins the Perini Ranch family in Buffalo Gap, which includes the original Perini Ranch Steakhouse, the Perini Ranch Country Market, Guest Quarters, catering, e-commerce site, and cookbook, with a second cookbook slated for release in November 2019.

Whataburger has introduced an indelicate new curiosity: a breakfast burger. It features a beef patty, pepper sauce, two slices of bacon, an egg, three hash browns, and American cheese in a 4-inch bun. Whataburger VP Rich Scheffler calls it a "hearty creation" for those fueling up for their day or enjoying a late-night meal. The Breakfast Burger is available for a limited time, which they do not divulge, and only available during breakfast hours from 11 pm to 11 am.

Sprouts stores now have Hope & Sesame, the world's first plant-based line of organic sesame milks. Features include eight grams of protein per serving, with the same calcium as whole dairy milk, but with less sugar, more vitamin D, and no dairy allergens or lactose. It comes in five flavors: chocolate, vanilla, original, unsweetened original, and chocolate hazelnut. The milks feature Sesamein, Hope & Sesame's exclusive plant-based protein concentrate. Sounds intriguing. Sesame seeds are said to be more sustainable than other seeds and nuts because the crop can grow in moisture or heat-stressed environments. Sesame seeds take about 125 days from planting to harvest, while other sources of nondairy milk, like tree nuts, take years. Sesame is also a natural source of vital minerals and amino acids and has many health benefits from normalizing blood pressure and balancing hormones to boosting liver function and reducing vulnerability to breast and colon cancer, among others.