Restaurant News Roundup
Major opening and a surprise re-set top this Fort Worth restaurant news
In Fort Worth dining news, the top items include a new restaurant opening with a high-profile chef, and a surprising reset of a restaurant in Grapevine. There's also sweet summer menu activity and a must-have limited-edition collection of cookies.
Here's what's happening in Fort Worth restaurant news:
Winewood Grill, a restaurant in historic downtown Grapevine that specializes in steaks and seafood with from-scratch recipes with a creative twist, has unveiled its new status as a prime steakhouse, offering an elevated menu and an array of delectable seasonal cocktails. A release says that new meticulously crafted dishes and handcrafted cocktails embody a new level of sophistication and innovation. Those new dishes include: 22-ounce Bone-In Wagyu Strip, hickory flame-grilled, crowned with herb butter, and paired with crab mac & cheese. Other new dishes include sesame crusted seared ahi tuna with green tea soba noodles and Asian-style vegetables; Scottish Salmon with heart of palm beurre blanc and garlic mashed potatoes; Pecan Crusted Trout with steamed broccoli; Macadamia Crusted Chilean Sea Bass with risotto; and New Zealand Rack of Lamb with Brussels sprouts. Winewood Grill also has seasonal cocktails, and so much more. Fun fact: The restaurant was a nominee for Best Restaurant in CultureMap Fort Worth's 2022 Tastemaker Awards.
Le Margot, the French restaurant concept at 3150 S. Hulen St. from Far Out Hospitality (Tavern, Pacific Table, The Grill, Maria’s Mexican Kitchen, Towne Grill, Cowboy Prime, F1 Smokehouse) that's a collaboration between chefs Felipe Armenta and celebu-chef Graham Elliott, has opened. The menu is uber-French with seafood (oysters, shellfish tower), sole almondine, coq au vin, lobster Thermidor, chateaubriand, Lyonnaise salad, beef tartare, French onion soup, crab salad nicoise, escargot, steak frites, steak au poivre, and Dover sole Meuniere. Ooh la la, this thing is tres French.
Tiff’s Treats has created a “Tiff’s Remix” package, a rare collection of six seasonal flavors: one each of Lemon Sugar Cookie, Pumpkin Spice Cookie, Red Velvet Cookie, Rocky Road Cookie, Salted Caramel Cookie, and Triple Chocolate Cookie. It'll be available June 21-August 31 in-store or for local delivery.
BJ’s Restaurants has new menu items: Hickory Brisket Nachos Big Twist Pretzel with BJ’s Beer Cheese, Buffalo Stampede Chicken Pasta, Chicken Tortilla Pasta and four new margarta flavors: White Peach Boba-Rita, Spicy Mango Margarita with jalapeños and a Tajin rim, Watermelon Margarita, and BJ’s Grand Patrón Margarita features a mini bottle of Grand Marnier topping off the glass. A new Cheeseburger Pizza is available for takeout only. They're also bringing back the Peanut Butter S’mores Pizookie, a warm Ghirardelli triple chocolate cookie piled with peanut butter, toasted marshmallows, and finished with rich vanilla bean ice cream.
Newk's Eatery has four new menu items for summer: Green Goddess Salad: All-natural chicken with romaine, bacon, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, avocado, green onions and tossed in green goddess dressing. Watermelon Feta Salad (with Chicken): All-natural chicken on a mix of romaine and arugula, along with cucumbers, watermelon, blueberries, feta, green onions and tossed in a Sherry Vinaigrette. Chicken Avo Club Sandwich: All-natural chicken, bacon, avocado, cheddar cheese, mayo, lettuce, tomato on Parisian bread. Lemon Cake: Fluffy cake layered with a sweet and tart iced lemon glaze.
Mountain Mike’s Pizza, the California-based pizza chain known for curly pepperonis and 20-inch pizzas, has a new limited-time menu item: “BBQ at the Ranch” Pizza, with chicken, bacon, diced onion, tomato, BBQ sauce, green onion, ranch dressing available July 1-August 31 at the Lewisville location at 4740 TX-121 #900. The chain is opening two more locations in the DFW area, both listed as Coming Soon: Melissa at 3031 Washington Dr., and Fort Worth at 3488 TX-114.
El Pollo Loco has a new entrée for summer: Double Chicken Chopped Salads, featuring fire-grilled chicken, avocado, pepitas, queso fresco, spinach, lettuce, super greens and pico de gallo. Street Corn Double Chicken Chopped Salad has chicken corn, cilantro, queso fresco, lettuce, super greens, chili lime seasoning and pico de gallo.
Cotton Patch Cafe has launched fiery summer LTO menu items available now through Wednesday, July 12: a Firecracker burger with pepperjack cheese, caramelized onion, jalapeno, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, & sriracha sauce; Firecracker Sandwich, a chicken version of the same thing; and seasonal cobbler in blackberry or blueberry.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub has a new summer dessert: Hot Fudge Sundae with two scoops of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce, candied walnuts, whipped cream, and Bordeaux cherry. Sounds about right. At four locations in Grandscape, Preston Hollow, Irving, and Euless.
Mi Dia From Scratch has an AMAZING new Margarita of the Month: The Watermelon Margarita, with Casa del Sol Tequila Blanco, fresh watermelon, orange & lemon juice, and organic agave nectar, with a kick from the ancho salt rim. Sweet, salty, and spicy, served through July at Plano: 3310 Dallas Pkwy., Grapevine: 1295 South Main St., and Flower Mound: 2601 West Windsor Dr.
Capital Grille launches its annual summer wine tasting event, The Generous Pour where customers can sample world-class wines for $35 and the purchase of dinner, from two famous winemakers: Wine Enthusiast 2019 Winemaker of the Year Dave Phinney of Orin Swift Cellars and 2022 Winemaker of the Year Nicole Hitchcock of J Vineyards & Winery. Available through September 3, this year’s lineup includes Department 66 “Fragile” Rosé /France and six California wines including Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir from J Vineyards, 8 Years in the Desert Red Wine, Abstract Red Wine, and Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.