About three months ago, we told you about Thurber Mingus, a new tacos-and-burgers restaurant coming to White Settlement Road in west Fort Worth. The restaurant’s name comes from two small towns that share a freeway exit about 70 miles west of downtown Fort Worth on I-20. Its cuisine comes from executive chef and owner Coby Baumann, who is aiming for a “West Texas cantina” feel.
“I grew up in Mertzon, which is west of San Angelo,” Baumann told us in late November. “We would travel to the border, to towns like Del Rio and Sanderson, and they had these kind of indoor/outdoor open concepts where there was always tacos and burgers and kind of a hybrid menu of Mexican and Tex-Mex food. That’s really what I’m talking about here — more of the atmosphere, kinda laid-back.”
Baumann was aiming for a late-January opening, but as tends to happen with restaurant openings, didn’t make the target date. But he got relatively close with a late-February opening.
The restaurant, which is at 4400 White Settlement Road (on the Trinity River slightly west of the bend where White Settlement and Virginia Place intersect, will serve tacos, starters and beer beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, then serve its burger menu Thursday evening. The grand opening will take place Friday, according to the website.
The menu is a meat-lover’s dream, with such items as a pork shoulder taco and a goat cheese and bacon jam burger. H/T to 360 West magazine, which brough the opening to our attention on its Facebook page.