A Chicago-based restaurant has designs on Texas, with locations planned in two of Dallas-Fort Worth’s hottest areas. Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen will open in Fort Worth’s Shops at Clearfork and at McKinney & Olive in Uptown Dallas in fall and spring 2017, respectively.
There is also a location coming to Austin’s Domain Northside in spring 2017.
The “fresh casual” restaurant offers burgers and sandwiches, salads, pizza, and what they call Wok Out bowls. Those are kale, carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, and chopped cashews with salmon, chicken, shrimp, tuna, tofu, or steak, as well as your choice sticky brown rice, lo mein, or quinoa with sesame teriyaki or spicy Thai sauce.
Among the “very special” entrees are center-cut filet mignon, Tennessee hot chicken, and Cajun crusted trout. Doc B’s sources ingredients from farmers and small purveyors, and meats are vegetarian-fed and hormone- and antibiotic-free.
The restaurant also serves craft beer, wine, and spirits.
The Doc B’s in Fort Worth will have a 35-person oval bar with six TVs. Here the emphasis will be on dining al fresco, as there will be a 2,500-square-foot patio with umbrellas, canopy, and heat lamps. An outdoor fire pit will be another gathering spot to enjoy cocktails and apps.
The McKinney & Olive branch will have an open island kitchen, exposed 35-foot ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Texas-inspired artwork will hang on the walnut and Carrara marble walls. Fancy.
There will be additional dining upstairs on the mezzanine overlooking McKinney avenue. An expansive wraparound patio will seat 75. Gotta have a patio.
Founded in 2013, Doc B’s now has locations Chicago and Tampa, Florida, with locations underway in Fort Lauderdale and Coral Gables, in addition to those in Texas.