In February, we told you about Fixture, a new restaurant coming into the short-lived 24 Plates space just east of Hemphill Street on Fort Worth’s Magnolia Avenue.
The restaurant — full name, Fixture — Kitchen and Social Lounge — is the brainchild of chef Ben Merritt, whose background includes Fort Worth’s Tim Love-owned Woodshed Smokehouse and a stint working with Dallas celebrity chef Stephan Pyles.
Merritt plans to serve “comfort food with an eclectic twist,” and he’s announced a few examples of what that means: Brie and cranberry nachos, duck tacos and roasted goat hash will be among the offerings. The restaurant will be open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, which will feature Merritt’s signature chicken and waffles.
One of the features of 24 Plates, which closed after only four months in business, was its attractive patio, and it sounds like Fixture will expand on that with citrus trees and home-grown herbs. The restaurant will double as a gallery, featuring art by Grapevine-based artist Erika Krivda.
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Opening is planned for mid-April to early May; restaurant target opening dates are notoriously hard to hit, but that target hasn’t changed much since the restaurant was first announced in February. Hours will be 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tue-Thu, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri-Sat, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday brunch. The address is 401 W. Magnolia Ave., in the same strip at Thai restaurant Spice and cocktail bar Proper. For updates, follow Fixture on Facebook.