The “other” Chop House Burger is coming to Fort Worth.
The “CHB” Chop House, known in Dallas and Euless for burgers with black summer truffle sauce and dangerously addictive fries, will open in City Place Center, the former Tandy tower near Sundance Square.
Be warned: Chop House Burger is nothing like the other restaurant with a similar name, chef Kenny Mills’ Chop House Burgers in Arlington and Mansfield.
Chop House Burger is like a scaled-back Hopdoddy or Twisted Root in some ways, serving carefully crafted, grinder-fresh, hormone-free burgers.
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The downside: They’re small. A $10 bill doesn’t buy much more burger-and-fries than a $5 at In-N-Out.
But Euless diners have taken quickly to Chop House, particularly the Wine Country honey mustard-goat cheese burger; a Green Burger with falafel, hummus and tzatziki; the Ellis County-raised fried chicken sandwich or the sage-cranberry turkey burger.
(It’s probably not too soon to repeat: This is not related to our DFW Burger Battle-finalist Chop House Burgers (with an “s”) in Arlington and Mansfield, chophouseburgers.com.)
New ranch hands
Wildcatter Ranch, known for the scenic drive and country atmosphere between Possum Kingdom Lake and Graham, has switched its steakhouse for a cafe.
The Dinner Bell at Wildcatter Ranch opened this week, a spinoff of the home-cooking Dinner Bell Cafe in Graham.
The prices are cheaper, the food more casual, but the ranch-house setting remains the same.
The Dinner Bell will offer its familiar breakfasts, salads, plate lunches and home-cooking favorites, and add steaks and specials such as pork tenderloin with green chile-hominy.
Suggestion: Go on a Saturday for a late breakfast or midafternoon lunch. The Dinner Bell at Wildcatter is open for dinner Tuesdays through Fridays, all day Saturdays and for brunch until 2 p.m. Sundays.
(It may have been affected by the new Chisholm Trail Parkway, which made Rough Creek Lodge’s fine-dining setting near Glen Rose a much shorter drive.)
Ready for his close-up
Chef Tim Love’s new TV show will premiere July 8 with a New York sendoff.
Love will be serving for six hours at a pop-up Mexican restaurant in West Village, he said this week.
His new Restaurant Startup (formerly Restaurant Kickstart) launches that night on CNBC Prime. He co-stars with culinary adventurer Joe Bastianich.
Love said this week to watch for some NBC promo appearances, maybe even something including former Manhattan Lonesome Dove customer Jimmy Fallon.