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Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that list here.

1. Fort Worth's birria taco queen readies new restaurant for opening day. One of Fort Worth's most hotly anticipated restaurants is preparing for its brick-and-mortar debut: Calisience, a food truck that draws sell-out crowds for its crispy birria tacos, will open in a permanent space at 2707 Race St. Owner Jacqueline Anaya says it's too soon to pin down an opening date, but she's aiming for August.

2. 10 affluent Dallas-Fort Worth counties make bank as richest in Texas, new report shows. Based on its geographic size, Rockwall County is the smallest county in Texas, at just 149 square miles. But don’t let its size fool you when it comes to wealth. Rockwall County also is the richest county in the state — and it's not the only DFW county to make the wealthiest list.

3. This roundup of Fort Worth restaurant news has breakfast on the brain. If you're a morning person, this roundup of Fort Worth restaurant news has you in mind. It's loaded with tidbits about breakfast, brunch, and everything in between. There's new breakfast restaurants, new breakfast menus, and a little coffee news for good measure.

4. Where to drink in Fort Worth right now: 5 best bars for frosty frozen cocktails. Oh, hello summer. You’re sure early this year. North Texas has been seeing a record-breaking heat wave. While temperatures are hovering around 15 degrees above normal, a frozen cocktail might be the only solution to keeping cool … and sane. Find respite at these five Fort Worth fan favorites for frosty beverages.

5. These are the 8 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week. This week bring the highly anticipated return of one of Fort Worth’s most iconic burger joints with a grand opening celebration in a new location. There's also a big fried chicken and craft beer fest this weekend. Save room for a beer-pairing dinner on Monday that’s sure to bring on the “meat sweats.”

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These are the 8 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

This week in gluttony

This week bring the highly anticipated return of one of Fort Worth’s most iconic burger joints with a grand opening celebration in a new location. Also returning are wine dinners at a popular Keller chef-driven restaurant. Save room for a beer-pairing dinner on Monday that’s sure to bring on the “meat sweats.”

Wednesday, May 18

Crocker & Starr Wine Dinner at Grace
Napa Valley winemaker Pamela Starr will visit the downtown fine dining destination for this five-course wine dinner from chef Blaine Staniford. Starr will guide guests through each pairing. Dinner is $195 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Arrive at 6:30 pm for a bubbly reception followed by the seated dinner at 7 pm.

FnG Eats Wine Dinner and Communal Gathering
It’s been a while since this popular Keller restaurant has hosted a wine dinner, so they’ll have two in a row to make up for it. Make reservations for Wednesday or Thursday for a four-course dinner, featuring an array of fan-favorite wines (like Alexander Valley Chardonnay). Menu highlights include Oaxaca cheese-stuffed pupusas, steak frites, and salted caramel ice cream. Dinner is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and begins at 7 pm both nights.

Thursday, May 19

Bar Ilegal at Tulips
Visit the Near Southside bar and live music venue for a pop-up mezcal tasting. Guatemala-based Ilegal Mezcal will bring its traveling tour to Tulips for mezcal cocktails, flash tattoos, and a show by the female rock band SUSU. The fun begins at 7 pm.

Saturday, May 21

Grand Opening of Fred’s Texas Café on Camp Bowie West
After the decades-old original location of the time-honored burger joint closed its doors on New Year’s Eve, fans have been waiting hungrily for Fred’s reincarnation in West Fort Worth. A grand opening celebration will feature live music all day from 12-10:30 pm, a throwback beer special that “harkens back the year Fred’s opened” (which was 1978), and an inaugural food challenge at 4 pm. The new Fred’s is located at 7101 Camp Bowie West. (Don’t forget that Fred’s also has a location on Western Center Boulevard in far north Fort Worth.)

Fort Worth Fried Chicken & Craft Beer Fest at Panther Island Pavilion
Tributary Café, Gus’s World Famous Chicken, and Hooters are just some of the participants during this fried chicken festival presented by Four Corners Brewing Co. The $45 ticket includes fried chicken from 10 restaurants and six tastings from Four Corners. There’ll also be live music, axe throwing, a photo booth, spirits tastings, a wine bar, and Colonel Sanders costume contest. The event will run from 12-5 pm.

Military Appreciation Month Event at Whiskey Ranch
The folks behind TX Whiskey will celebrate Military Appreciation Month with a commemorative Stars and Stripes edition bottle, available for purchase at the Ranch Store, and an evening concert benefit event. The $35 per-person ticket includes two TX Whiskey cocktails, one dish from either Texas Mac & Cheese or Rollin’ Stone food trucks, and live music by King George, a George Strait tribute band. All ticket proceeds will go toward Boot Campaign, an organization that aims to restore the lives of veterans and military families through individualized programs. The event will run from 5-9 pm, with the concert to start at 7 pm. There’ll be free bottle engraving, too.

Sunday, May 22

Pop-Up Brunch at Rancho Loma Vineyards
The South Main Street wine bar is back with another Sunday Funday pop-up brunch, this time featuring tenured chef Blythe Bridges and her new mobile barbecue concept, Bark Tacos & Smoke. Reservations are available from 12-3 pm and menu items will be sold a la carte.

Monday, May 23

Meat Sweats Beer Dinner at Funky Picnic Brewery & Café
Garland’s Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery will visit the Near Southside brewery for a collaborative beer and barbecue dinner. Chicken, beef, and pork will be represented on the menu. Highlights include beef cheek ragu on pappardelle pasta and Asian-style brisket with kimchi and cucumbers. Save room for smoked banana pudding. All courses will be paired with a beer. Dinner with pairings is $90 per person, including tax and gratuity. Arrive by 7 pm.

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Whataburger opens international location at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport

Burger News

Texas Burger chain Whataburger is opening a location at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, in Terminal D, aka the terminal servicing international flights.

So now travelers coming from around the world can be regaled with orange-and-white stripes the minute they land on U.S. soil. Welcome and howdy!

According to a release, the restaurant will open on April 23 at 8 am, with carry-out as well as dine-in seating. Hours will be 8 am-4 pm daily. A 4 pm closure seems kind of early, but maybe international travelers aren't craving a burger at midnight.

Armed with burgers, Fancy Ketchup, and Spicy Ketchup, the restaurant comes to the airport via franchisee Gilbert Aranza.

"The new Whataburger is the latest in a series of massive improvements to Terminal D over the past few years," Aranza says in a statement. "We can't wait to serve both brand-new and returning customers a taste of what Texas is all about."

The location will serve burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken strips, and shakes. They'll also serve breakfast from 8-11 am.

It's actually the second Whataburger at the airport; the first opened at Terminal E in 2019, also via franchisee Gilbert Aranza — an opening that was met with much fanfare, since it was the first.

The chain also has locations at Love Field, George Bush International Airport, and San Antonio International Airport, which is opening later this year.

Whataburger will celebrate this opening with gifts for the first 25 guests, including free Whataburger for a year for the first customer.

Headquartered in San Antonio, Whataburger currently has more than 880 locations across 14 states.

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Master list of the McDonald’s locations in Fort Worth selling the McPlant

Vegan News

McDonald's has bestowed upon Dallas-Fort Worth foodies a tremendous gift: North Texas will be among the first areas in the U.S. to have the opportunity to try the McPlant, the chain's new plant-based burger.

This deployment follows a smaller test that started at eight restaurants in November 2021. (We did a taste test comparing it to Burger King's Impossible Whopper.)

McDonald’s is now expanding availability of the McPlant to approximately 600 select restaurants in the San Francisco Bay and Greater DFW area. That includes 340 participating locations in North Texas.

According to a release, it will be available beginning Monday, February 14 — so romantic, maybe something you can do for Valentine's Day? — for a limited time, while supplies last.

McDonald’s first unveiled the McPlant in 2020. It includes a plant-based patty they developed with Beyond Meat that’s exclusive to McDonald’s and made from plant-based ingredients like peas, rice, and potatoes.

The patty is served on a sesame seed bun with tomato, lettuce, pickles, onions, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and a slice of American cheese. The release notes that it "has the iconic taste of a McDonald’s burger, because it is one."

It has since been introduced in various overseas markets including Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Austria and the UK.

While it is plant-based, it is not vegan as served, but can be veganized by removing the mayo and the cheese.

McDonald’s USA is testing the McPlant to better understand consumer demand and its impact to restaurant operations.

The list is online.

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4705 Moulton St

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104 W Main St

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404 W Main St

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5641 E Belknap Rd

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2130 S Hwy 79

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8300 S Stemmons Fwy

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1504 Corsicana Hwy

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2980 Fort Worth Hwy

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100 Kinfolk Ln

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402 S Jackson St

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2215 S Washington

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906 Hwy 259 N

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100 Garret Morris Pky

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314 E Coke Rd

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2 Texas fast-food chains cruise onto list of country’s best drive-thrus

Texans’ bread and butter

The rest of the U.S. is quickly catching on to some fast-food addictions most Texans have been noshing for years, with one automotive-focused media site driving some national praise for two favorites.

Online publication Jalopnik recently released its reader-compiled list of the Best Drive-Thru Restaurants in America and — likely unsurprising to devourers of burgers and Tex-Mex in the Lone Star State — Whataburger and Taco Cabana (both based in San Antonio) are featured among the top 10 favorites.

Jalopnik notes that perhaps Whataburger’s popularity among drive-thru consumers has something to do with the chain’s many burger options (“Maybe its popularity is thanks to the rumored 36,864 different burger combinations that customers can create with the firm’s range of toppings.”)

In further applauding the burger chain, which has maintained an almost cult-like following since the brand first launched in Texas in the 1950s, one Jalopnik reader even shared a story about a Whataburger newbie’s first experience.

“Whataburger, hands down,” the poster told Jalopnik of their favorite drive-thru in the country. “If it’s on the menu, it can be put on your burger. I once had the joy of watching a kid from New Jersey eat Whataburger for the first time. It was like that scene from The Road when the son has a Coke for the first time in his life.”

In addition to that transformative experience (true Texans know a perfect Whataburger meal can be an epiphany), Jalopnik readers also hailed Taco Cabana as one of the best drive-thrus in the country.

Though Jalopnik, which is clearly not based in Texas, downplays the Tex-Mex chain’s formidability, calling it “another taco joint” that serves up a host of “Mexican treats,” readers (and likely Texas-based devotees) set the publication straight, calling out Taco Cabana’s fresh-made flour tortillas, array of salsas, and boozy offerings, and making mention of the brand’s way-better-than-Taco-Bell quality.

“Multiple orders of magnitude better than Taco Hell,” one Jalopnik poster says.

Another reader notes the chain is a middle-of-the-night go-to, something many Texans can also relate to.

“Taco Cabana,” the poster says of their favorite drive-thru, “especially the 24-hour ones. Nothing, I mean nothing, beats a couple of barbacoa tacos at 3 am.”

Other drive-thru chains scoring a spot in Jalopnik’s reader-based top 10 include Wyoming-based Taco John’s, ubiquitous California burger joint In-N-Out, California-based Baker’s Burgers, Jack in the Box, Chicago-born hot dog spot Portillo’s, universally loved Chik-Fil-A, quality burger joint Culver’s, and sandwich eatery Runza.

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Best vegan grocer in Denton relocates to market-deli space

Vegan News


An acclaimed market in Denton specializing in all things vegan is making a move: Mashup Market, the plant-based specialty grocer that debuted at 316 Oak St. in 2020, is closing that original location and making its new headquarters at 1302 W. Hickory St., its second location that opened in 2021.

Owner Cherie Reed says that the new location offers a better platform and resources for the kinds of expansion she wants to undertake.

"We are moving all our products and resources to 1302 W. Hickory to focus on continued product additions and a new deli we have in the works," she says. "We've loved developing a following with our original location at 316 E. Oak but that will be closed after Sunday, September 25."

She anticipates that all of the products currently carried at Oak Street will be available at the Hickory location by Wednesday, September 28.

Reed opened Mashup Market as a place to stock vegan provisions from local, Texas, and small U.S. businesses, including jerky by It's Jerky Y'all, Spread Happiness Nut Butters by UNT grad Yesika Horton, and delectable vegan meats by vendors such as ribs by Dallas-based The Boneless Butcher and a vegan stuffed turkey by acclaimed The Herbivorous Butcher based in Minneapolis.

She's one of two DFW vendors, along with Lucky Mouth Grocery in Oak Cliff, who's stocking the wildly popular vegan cheeses by Rebel Cheese, an artisanal maker in Austin. Her vegan cheese selection is broad, with vendors from across the U.S.

The store sells dry goods, snacks, cooking kits, dressings, vegan caramel sauce, great wines, and a big selection of gluten-free goods.

It's also become a destination for vegan pop-ups such as Vuture Foods, and exciting product introductions such as the recent demo of vegan bacon by Thrilling Foods. When the store started serving deli sandwiches last year, they saw a robust response.

The new location is close to Pepita's, the family-owned vegan Mexican restaurant at 1115 W. Hickory St. that opened in 2021 — with the proximity creating yet more vegan synergy.

In fact, Pepitas is allowing Mashup customers to park in their lot, behind the restaurant.

"Great opportunity to grab something from Pepitas and shop!," Reed says.

NFL legend Terry Bradshaw's ranch north of Dallas-Fort Worth listed for $22.5 million

Celebrity listing

An Oklahoma ranch around 70 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth that’s owned by NFL Hall of Famer and Fox Sports analyst Terry Bradshaw is back on the market for $22.5 million.

Bernard Uechtritz, owner of Dallas-based real estate agency Icon Global Group, says the 744-acre ranch was relisted after a deal with a would-be buyer fell through. Cancellation of the purchase followed a series of contract extensions, along with repeated assurances from the potential buyer and their representatives that the deal would close, according to Uechtritz. It’s unknown how much that buyer was willing to pay for the ranch.

Over the years, Uechtritz and Bradshaw have been “inundated” by inquiries about selling the ranch, where the E! reality TV series The Bradshaw Bunch was filmed, according to an Icon Global news release.

Terry Bradshaw ranch The E! reality TV series The Bradshaw Bunch was filmed here.Photo courtesy of Icon Global

Bradshaw says in the news release that he and his wife, Tammy, are “sad to leave this great big ranch and our wonderful home, which has been our idyllic retreat of so many years; however, it is time that we slowed down a little, freeing us up to travel more, as well as enjoy new grandchildren, family, and other interests.”

The Bradshaws now live on a smaller farm in Texas where they continue to operate their Quarter Horse breeding business. In conjunction with the sale of the ranch, the Bradshaws are selling 150 Quarter Horses at an October 22 auction.

Terry Bradshaw ranch The ranch sits on 744 acres.Photo courtesy of Icon Global

The ranch, just east of Thackerville, Oklahoma, and a few miles west of the Texas-Oklahoma border, will keep operating until the new owner takes over. The property, overlooking the Red River, sits within the boundaries of the Chickasaw Nation, which is home to the massive WinStar World Casino and Resort.

“The property and facilities are a turnkey-ready proposition for a major equestrian player in the horse business, or continued use as a cattle or private recreational ranch,” Uechtritz says.

Highlights of the ranch include:

  • Rustic 8,600-square-foot home with six bedrooms, six bathrooms, two half-bathrooms, and four fireplaces
  • 2,600-square-foot manager’s house
  • Four-bedroom bunkhouse
  • Outdoor patio encompassing about 1,000 square feet, with a full kitchen, bar, fireplace, hot sauna, and fire pit
  • Eight lakes and ponds
  • Outdoor pool
  • Two-story doghouse made of stone
  • 12-stall stallion barn
  • 20-stall show barn
  • 50-stall mare barn with a laboratory, breeding facility, office, and covered arena
  • 20-stall barn for weaning horses
  • Hay barn
  • Show-pig barn

The property has been on and off the market for a number of years. At various times, it’s been priced at $11.9 million, $10.8 million, $10.6 million, and $9.9 million, according to media reports.

Terry Bradshaw The Bradshaws are selling 150 Quarter Horses at an October 22 auction.Photo courtesy of Icon Global

As quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s and ’80s, Bradshaw led the team to four Super Bowl victories and twice clinched Super Bowl MVP honors. The Louisiana native, who celebrated his 74th birthday earlier this month, retired from pro football in 1984 after a 14-year stint with the Steelers and then joined CBS Sports as a football analyst. He’s been a Fox Sports football analyst since 1994.

Gucci unzips first sumptuous Fort Worth boutique at Shops at Clearfork

Luxury shopping news

UPDATE 9-27-2022: Opening day has been pushed back to Monday, October 10, a store representative says.

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Fort Worth fashionistas who, for months, have eagerly watched for the "Open" sign to appear on the city's first Gucci store, can finally grab their handbags and head over. Gucci will open at The Shops at Clearfork on Friday, September 30.

The Italian luxury brand's first standalone Fort Worth boutique spans more than 4,500 square feet and carries a wide selection of men’s and women’s shoes, handbags, luggage, small leather goods, jewelry, watches, and eyewear, according to a release.

The Clearfork location is the seventh Gucci boutique in Texas. But it's the first time Fort Worth shoppers don't have to trek east across the Metroplex — to Dallas' Galleria or NorthPark Center, or even further to Plano's Legacy West — for a full-scale Gucci experience.

And while the luxury goods may pull shoppers in, the elegant Clearfork store itself may keep them entranced.

"With a look that invites customers to feel welcome and relaxed, the interior design is discreet," the release says. "In keeping with the elegant and contemporary eclecticism that characterizes Gucci’s collections, the store sees the combination of traditional and modern, industrial and romantic. Contrasting merchandising elements represent different design codes, combining to create curiosity, inviting customers to feel like they are constantly discovering new aspects of the store."

Design details include:

  • Custom geometric carpet, which, they say, produces decorative three-dimensional effects on the floors.
  • Mechanical display units that contrast with soft, rich fabrics adorning the rooms.
  • Round tables that offset rectangular ones.
  • Varnished, gold iron wall finishes that complement red velvets on upholstery and fitting rooms.
  • Luxurious chairs and benches for a textured effect.
  • LED lighting to promote energy efficiency.

"The result is a space that entices, surprises and feels personal to Gucci," they say.

Established in Florence, Italy, in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury brands. President and CEO Marco Bizzarri and Creative Director Alessandro Michele now lead the brand, which is part of the global luxury group Kering.

"Following the House’s centenary, Gucci forges ahead into the next hundred years, continuing to redefine luxury while celebrating the creativity, Italian craftsmanship, and innovation at the core of its values," the release says.

The Shops at Clearfork boutique is located next to Louis Vuitton, near Tory Burch and Kate Spade New York. Hours are 10 am-7 pm Monday-Thursday, 10 am-8 pm Friday-Saturday, and 12-6 pm Sunday.