Food & Drink

Grady Spears aims for May opening of Stockyards restaurant

Grady Spears
Grady Spears

Early this year, our Bud Kennedy reported on the impending return of Grady Spears, the longtime North Texas “Cowboy cokk” whose resume includes Reata in Fort Worth and Alpine, the Chisholm Club and Grady’s in Fort Worth, the Nutt House in Granbury and, most recently, Grady’s Line Camp in Tolar, south of Granbury.

After closing Grady’s Line Camp closed in 2014, Spears spent a few months under the radar, resurfacing in January 2015 with the news that he plans to open Horseshoe Hill, a tiny cafe at 204 W. Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards that will focus on chicken-fried steak.

If you clicked the Horseshoe Hill link above, you discovered that there’s not a lot of info yet on the restaurant’s website.

But perhaps we’ll get a preview on May 9, when Spears brings his mobile kitchen to the Farm Fresh Market on Race Street, in the Riverside Arts District just northeast of downtown Fort Worth.

There’s not a lot of info on what Spears will be cooking there, either: The release says he hasn’t leaked his menu. It also says, deep down, that Spears is aiming for a May opening for Horseshoe Hill. We relay that news with the caveat that restaurants often miss their target opening dates, but we’re betting this one will either open on time or soon afterward.

Spears won’t have the only food at Farm Fresh Market. Mod Bakehouse, co-owned by former Top Chef Just Desserts contestant Lina Biancamano and Carla Thurston, will also be on-site, as will popular ice-cream truck Gypsy Scoops. Red Dog Barkery will also be on hand so that dogs can have their day.

The market will also feature organic produce and products by Ryan Crocker from his Earthwise Gardens in Denton and Johnson’s Backyard Garden in Austin.

The Farm Fresh Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 9 at 2925 Race Street, between Belknap Street and North Sylvania Avenue in Fort Worth.