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Chef Tim Love to open another riverbank restaurant: Gemelle

Chef Tim Love’s new restaurant, Gemelle, is named for twin daughters Ella, left, and Anna.
Chef Tim Love’s new restaurant, Gemelle, is named for twin daughters Ella, left, and Anna.

Chef Tim Love’s newest restaurant will serve housemade pastas and Detroit-style pizza in a riverbank setting in west Fort Worth.

Love announced the new restaurant, Gemelle, on his Twitter account Tuesday.

That’s an Italian word for “twins.”

Love and his wife, Emilie, have twin daughters, Ella and Anna. It’s their 16th birthday, Love said in the tweet.

The resturant will serve housemade pastas and Detroit-style crisp, thick pizza, according to the tweet.

Gemelle is at 4400 White Settlement Road, replacing a burger grill and bar named Thurber Mingus that had opened in an old tavern near the West Fork of the Trinity River bridge.

The building, in the river bottom at the West Fork crossing near Isbell Road, opened in 1946 as a laundromat and grocery. It has been a series of taverns and bars for more than 60 years, including a 1960s spell as Eddie’s Swamp Angel Lounge.

Love also operates the Woodshed Smokehouse on the Clear Fork of the river, along with the White Elephant Saloon, Love Shack Burgers and Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in the Stockyards

Love said he will have more information shortly.

Fort Worth chef Tim Love launched Ufficio, a four-night Italian pop-up restaurant, at his Test Kitchen near downtown Fort Worth. We had a front-row seat to watch Love and his crew cooking. (Star-Telegram video by Robert Philpot)

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