Three of our favorite things — doughnuts, coffee and ice cream — are about to become close neighbors on Race Street, in the Riverside Arts District just northeast of downtown Fort Worth.
Another of our favorite things — burgers — is leaving the neighborhood.
Kneady Doughnuts debuted its Facebook page Monday, with a 2919 Race St. address. There aren't a lot of details yet, but the page describes the business as having "Fun flavors [and] an awesome patio and space to get some work done!"
That led us to look up the address, which turns out to be the address for Good Food Co., the throwback burger joint founded about a year ago by Juan Solis and Evan Williams, friends and chefs from Magnolia Street hangouts (Solis is owner of Tina's Cocina and Upper 90 on Magnolia; Williams had been cooking at the short-lived late-night pop-up Black Market Bakery & Cafe).
The plan is for Good Food to close at the end of February and for Tara McCartney, a local chef who has been working at Good Food, and her business partner Delilah Oudomsouk to take over the business on March 1. McCartney is aiming for a March 31 opening for Kneady Doughnuts, and she plans to have late-night hours and events on the patio.
Judging from a Facebook message from Williams on Wednesday morning, you have not heard the last of his burgers.
"Juan and I are excited for the freeing of some time and taking the opportunity to work on other projects while we look for our next burger location," he writes. "We're extremely proud of all the work done here and are really looking forward to more future successes."
Kneady's location will put a doughnut shop mere steps away from Gypsy Scoops ice cream parlor (which has been known to occasionally do ice-cream sandwiches made with doughnuts) and from the new Roasted coffee shop, a no-frills spot that does hot and cold brews, roasts its Billyz Beanz Coffee in-house and plans to have cold brew in cans to go.
Good Food, which Solis and Williams founded in the same tiny space that housed the even more old-school Greasy Bend Burgers, was known for its nothing-fancy burgers (with the occasionally more adventurous items) and fries, as well as other items such as chicken-fried steak.
Good Food Co. was in our 2017 Battle of the Burgers, but lost in the first round to Crowley's formidable Nicky D's, a Burger Battle veteran.