Enchiladas Olé is growing.
The tiny boutique enchilada cafe near the Oakhurst neighborhood is adding menu items, and eventually a second location.
Owner Mary Patino Perez is starting her third year serving custom enchiladas with craft sauces and also new menu items.
Smoked brisket enchiladas and brisket flour tacos are now made with house-smoked beef.
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The restaurant soon will add holiday tamales made with coconut oil instead of lard, along with chiles rellenos and shrimp enchiladas.
Olé is still known mainly for Perez’s distinctive and complicated sauces, including the restaurant’s signature ancho chile savory sauce or green sauce.
At some point, Perez says, she will open a second location south of downtown, and she has looked at several larger locations in the Oakhurst-Riverside neighborhood.
“I want to keep doing new things,” she said. “I want to give people new reasons to come try something different.”
Enchiladas Olé will resume its fall hours next week, opening for lunch Mondays and lunch and dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Also a Winner
Yes, Bread Winners is on its way to University Park Village.
But don’t forget the bakery and cafe already there: McKinley’s.
McKinley’s is a busy salad-sandwich shop at lunch. The best time to go try it out and look around is at breakfast.
McKinley’s French toast is made from French bread with praline sauce and bacon ($6.29). Or try the breakfast sandwich or burrito ($3.29) or a platter with bacon, eggs, avocado and fruit ($6.59).
The breads are made in-house, and there’s no rule against pie or cake for breakfast.
Serious turkey talk
Bird Cafe’s new chef is taking on Thanksgiving in a big way.
Bird will serve at least two birds on turkey day: a “hot brown” roast turkey sandwich on seven-grain toast with egg and bacon, or a quail-and-waffles platter.
Bird also will serve its regular brunch menu.
All three downtown steakhouses on the “beef block” — Capital Grille, Del Frisco’s and Ruth’s Chris — will open and serve traditional dinners.
Del Frisco’s, for example, will serve a three-course dinner for $49 featuring turkey with apple-sausage stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and green beans. Dessert is a choice of pumpkin cheesecake or pecan pie.
Other Thanksgiving choices in Fort Worth include Buttons’ homestyle buffet, Buffalo West, Eddie V’s, Lucile’s and Silver Fox.
In Arlington, try The Keg Steakhouse. In Southlake, Truluck’s and Del Frisco’s Grille are among restaurants with tables available.