For almost 30 years, readers have asked when Fort Worth would get an Eatzi’s and a Whole Foods Market.
Now that other gourmet grocers are here, both are on the way in 2017.
Eatzi’s will open early that year in University Park Village, replacing one of the restaurants.
In the announcement, Eatzi’s executive Adam Romo of Dallas called Fort Worth “a fantastic city” with “educated, discerning and sophisticated foodies.”
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Watch for Eatzi’s gourmet takeout on South University Drive replacing Chili’s in the shopping center across from the competing Fresh Market.
Current locations are in Dallas, Plano and Grapevine (1200 W. Texas 114): eatzis.com.
(A Whole Foods will open about the same time in the Waterside shops at Bryant Irvin Road and Arborlawn Drive.)
Two weeks to Market
Yes, some restaurants closed in West 7th.
But that left space for newcomers, like Market + Table.
Technically, chef Kalen Morgenstern’s cafe and takeout shop will be a makeover of the old Tillman’s. But when it opens in about two weeks, diners will find a new layout and menu, featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, coffees, fresh juices and takeout.
More than pumpkin pie
Fall is baking season.
So the Black Rooster Bakery will have a new menu of sandwiches, pies and cakes.
The Rooster’s fall menu will include German chocolate cake, pumpkin-pecan bourbon cake, caramel-apple tarts and the ubiquitous pumpkin flavor, but in pumpkin-chocolate chip bars.
Lunch items will include a turkey-goat cheese-cranberry croissant.
The new Thurber Mingus, winner of several upsets in the DFW.com Burger Battle judging, continues to expand its menu.
The restaurant has added a lengua taco, and a pecan truffle-wild mushroom ragout burger with lemon chevre.
The restaurant is also showing family movies on Tuesdays.
Early bird gets the taco
Readers liked the recent mention of Mi Cocina’s early lunch hours, so here’s more.
The Sundance Square location opens at 10:30 a.m. daily for those too hungry or busy to wait.
Other 10:30 lunch stops: tiny Bailey’s Barbecue downtown, and Boomerjack’s, Fred’s Texas Cafe, Pei Wei or Freebirds on West Seventh.