The season is here for dark beers and stick-to-your-ribs food, turning up on menus now. There's food being delivered and chefs on the move. Here's the best of restaurant news in Fort Worth:
Amazon has expanded its Prime Now one-hour delivery service to Fort Worth. The service, offered exclusively to Prime members, provides one-hour delivery on tens of thousands of daily essentials from staples like paper towels, milk, or ice cream, to electronics such as laptops and Kindle devices.
In Fort Worth, Prime Now is available from 8 am to 10 pm, seven days a week. Two-hour delivery is free, one-hour delivery is available for $7.99.
Barley & Board in Denton has a new fall menu, with dishes such as burrata cheese with beets; roasted cauliflower flatbread; vegan soba noodles with acorn squash, bok choy, cashews, and coconut milk; and lamb shank with barley salad.
Kimbell Art Museum has a new chef: Peter Kreidler, who will oversee food services. Most recently chef at Swiss Pastry Shop in Fort Worth, Kreidler replaces Shelby Schafer, who was at the Kimbell for more than 30 years.
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, Kreidler has worked at Craft Restaurant in Los Angeles, Boulevard in San Francisco, Neighborhood Services in Dallas, and Clay Pigeon in Fort Worth.
Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. has two winter beers: Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer and Angry Santa. Both beers start with Rahr & Sons' Winter Warmer, an English dark ale with notes of plum, raisin, and chocolate, which is brewed with different ingredients to create two beers with distinctive flavor profiles.
The Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer is always a seasonal favorite and collector's item. This year's label features red, gold, and silver metallic artwork with a static hologram.
Angry Santa will be released commercially for the first time; last year, it was a small draft-only run. Mulling spices, vanilla bean, and honey are added to the English dark ale to create a dark, malty brew reminiscent of gingerbread cookies. Craig Mycoskie, Rahr's VP of operations, based the beer not on brewing books, but on baking recipes. "We use ingredients in both beers that are typically associated with the holidays and nicely complement the notes found in our Winter Warmer English dark ale," he says.
Both will be available in 22-ounce bottles and on tap around Dallas-Fort Worth.
To celebrate the release, Rahr & Sons will host an event at the brewery on December 21, with Angry Santa on tap. Attendees are encouraged to wear festive outfits for the brewery’s popular annual ugly holiday sweater contest. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.
Black Rooster Bakery is prepping special offerings for the season. They include brioche rolls and stollen, the Christmas bread studded with dried and candied fruit, and dusted with powdered sugar.