This week’s roundup of Fort Worth restaurant news includes both present and future openings, with an exciting new bread operation coming to Sundance Square. To treat yourself, there is whiskey, wine and ice cream. For New Year’s resolutions, there are new healthy bowls.
Here’s what’s on the food news from Fort Worth:
Courtyard kitchen, Fort Worth’s first dedicated pickleball facility, opened on December 28. A huge indoor-outdoor space at 1615 Rogers Rd., Near University Drive and I-30, it has nine pickleball courts – seven outdoors and two covered – plus cornhole, live stage, big screen TVs, cafe outdoor and fireplaces. The menu features trendy fare including poke bowls, hot Nashville-style chicken sandwiches, and flat iron chimichurri steaks and fries. The concept is from Executive Chef Christian Lehrmann (Tinie’s Mexican Cuisine, the Porch, CBD Provisions), in partnership with Matt L. Johnson, Partner and Owner / Operator. Pickleball is so hot right now.
3rd Street Market is a new bakery and cafe that will open in Sundance Square in 2022. According to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, it is from former Cafe Modern chef Dena Peterson Shaskan and breadmaker Trent Shaskan of Icon Bread, and is currently under construction at 425 W. Third St. in the former Frankie’s space. The most exciting part is that the U-shaped bar will become a “sourdough bar” where diners can watch the bread being made. The project is part of Sundance’s initiative to focus on unique and local restaurants; Trent Shaskan tells Bud Kennedy that “Sundance has been an absolute joy to work with.”
Silver fox in Fort Worth will be offering a special Winter Restaurant Week menu from January 10-29, featuring choices of III Forks salad with Granny Smith apple and Danish blue cheese, French onion soup, 6-ounce filet mignon with truffle butter, salmon molasses bourbon butter, pork chop with serrano peach frosting, scallops, cheesecake with Maker’s Mark bourbon pecan sauce or chocolate ganache cake. The menu costs $ 50 and can be ordered in or taken out.
Whiskey TX based in Fort Worth launched TX Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey, the third expression in its experimental TX series; previous versions of the series include TX Experimental Rye and TX High Rye Texas Straight Bourbon. So many TX. This is a 100 proof blend with a four year old Rye Bourbon finished in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels for three more years; Four year old Bourbon Wheated finished in a new double oak charcoal oak barrel for two years; and a two-year-old wheat bourbon finished in a new maple-smoked charcoal oak barrel. Only 1,000 bottles will be available for purchase for $ 40 at Whiskey Ranch, with a limit of two per customer over a 30-day period.
Cowboy Chicken highlights health-conscious New Years options including a Keto Green bowl with chicken breast, broccoli, green beans, kale, chicken crackers, and a mix of crispy kale and chipotle ranch; a vegetarian plate with three sides such as green beans, sweet potatoes, roasted broccoli, Mexican street corn and a garden salad; and a mix of salads such as the Monterrey with chicken and avocado, the Southwest with chicken, ranchero beans and corn, and the Durango Bowl with chicken, ranchero beans and Spanish rice.
Cotton Patch Coffee brought back their New Years Black Eyed Peas for a good price: The special offer includes Cotton Patch Cafe’s famous Black Eyed Peas and Cabbage for $ 1.22, a prize commemorating the New Year, and will be available from December 31 to December 2 January online, dine on site or on the Cotton Patch Cafe app.
FlambÃ© pizza offers Primal Kitchen Ranch Dressing, Avocado Oil, Jan. 5-16, at 28 select locations in seven of the nation’s largest markets, including Dallas-Fort Worth. Also Atlanta Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Los Angeles and New York. We’re so cool to be in this select group of markets that can get ranch dressing at Blaze. DFW locations include Dallas, Grand Prairie, Irving, Mesquite, Richardson, and Rowlett.
Cream + Sugar, a brand of artisanal ice cream from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is now sold in stores in the Central Market. Pints ââare available in 6 flavors: Vanilla, Mint Chocolate Chip, Salted Caramel, Chocolate, Cookies & Cream, Blueberry. They also have little ice cream sandwiches in 6 flavors: vanilla, mint chocolate chips, salted caramel and cranberries, plus 2 in season: pumpkin and peppermint. One version calls the ice cream sandwiches the perfect indulgence without the guilt since they are the size of a silver dollar. Like you’re just gonna eat one, LOL.
Josh Cellars, the official wine of the Dallas Cowboys, has launched a special edition Chardonnay, designed by brand director and executive vice president of the Dallas Cowboys, Charlotte Jones and Josh Cellars founder, Joseph Carr. Representing a classic Californian chardonnay, the wine is described as having notes of juicy yellow peaches, caramel apple and crÃ¨me brÃ»lÃ©e, soft and silky, with a crisp and long finish.