So far, Pouring Glory has been promoted as a craft-beer pub and grill.
The news is only beginning to spread about the food: affordable lunch, brunch and burgers in a retro pub setting near South Main Street.
Pouring Glory’s menu is clever, if sometimes too cute.
A fried-bacon-cheddar burger is stacked with huge slices of battered and fried bacon and basted with a sweet Thai chile-pepper sauce. The thick bacon makes the burger towering and impressive but gimmicky.
Other burgers include an egg-and-avocado burger on ciabatta, a bacon-maple Buffalo burger with blue cheese and a burger topped with a bacon-Swiss omelet and mushrooms ($11-$14 with potatoes).
Another signature dish is the “brisket nachos,” actually home-fried potatoes topped with cheese, bacon, jalapeños and brisket. Arlington guests will recognize it as an updated version of what J. Gilligan’s calls Irish nachos.
The restaurant also serves fish dishes, tacos and its own version of poutine, the French-Canadian cheese-curds-and-french-fries dish made here with home fries, cheddar curds and barbecue sauce.
If you’d rather save your money for craft beer, Pouring Glory has the answer: 15-bean soup, $8.99 with a grilled cheese-and-tomato or $3.99 as a filling side.
Pouring Glory is open daily for lunch and dinner; 1001 Bryan Ave., one block northeast of the corner of Main and Rosedale streets, 682-707-5441. The website, pouringglory.com, is still under construction.
Slim and Southern?
Chef Blythe’s Southern Bistro, a fast success in North Richland Hills, has added a new “slim pickin’s” menu for diners focusing on lighter dishes.
The restaurant still offers big burgers and thick chicken-fried steaks, but also grilled salmon or tilapia and a sauteed catfsh fillet with pineapple-jalapeño salsa.
Chef Blythe Bridges has been serving crawfish all week and has offered a jambalaya special. The regular menu offers a choice of 12 entrees and 18 vegetables.
Sundays, Chef Blythe’s has a brunch buffet. It’s a rare chef-driven bar and restaurant in northeast Tarrant, open daily for lunch and dinner; 9160 North Tarrant Parkway, 817-770-4905, chefblythessouthernbistro.com.
Taco Heads, the new restaurant version of a popular taco truck, will begin full service this weekend.