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Eats Beat: A new Woodshed brunch, and sunrise selections for Easter

Grace’s Easter brunch will include tenderloin eggs Benedict.
Grace’s Easter brunch will include tenderloin eggs Benedict.

What Fort Worth needs is another Sunday brunch, right?

Judging from the crowds everywhere Sundays, that must be true. So the Woodshed Smokehouse will launch a brunch buffet on Easter.

That day and Sundays thereafter, the Woodshed will serve a $25 buffet in the bar area with a complimentary mimosa.

The “smokin’ breakfast buffet” will start at 8 a.m. — good for early Trinity Trail users — and will include boar-sausage-game-hen paella and a rotating selection of items from the current breakfast menu such as chilaquiles, pulled-pork tamales, brisket-and-biscuits and pancakes with smoked butter.

The Woodshed regularly opens at 10 a.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. weekends at 3201 Riverfront Drive; 817-877-4545,

Sunrise service

Two points about Easter brunch:

Book early for large families.

Remember that Easter diners show up early, after a sunrise church service, or late after a longer-than-usual noontime service.

Opening at 9 a.m.: H3 Ranch at the Stockyards Hotel, Lucile’s, Pacific Table, The Tavern, Fort Worth; Mac’s Steaks & Seafood, Arlington; Brio Tuscan Grille, Southlake,

Opening at 10 a.m.: Bird Cafe, Bravo Cucina Italiana, Buffalo West, Cafe Modern, Capital Grille, Common Ground Grill & Tap, Del Frisco’s Grille, Flight on Eagle Mountain Lake, Little Red Wasp, Max’s Wine Dive, Taverna and Uncle Julio’s, Fort Worth; Next Wood Fired Bistro, Colleyville; Mac’s on Main and Uncle Julio’s, Grapevine; Texas Bleu, Keller; Del Frisco’s Grille, Southlake.

Many other restaurants open at 10:30 or 11 a.m.

As usual, several restaurants that rarely serve Sunday brunch will open.

Grace will open at 10:30 a.m. and serve specials including beef tenderloin eggs Benedict; 777 Main St., 817-877-3388,

Back the bistro

Chef Blythe’s Southern Bistro will help raise money Wednesday for the family of Fort Worth police officer Matt Pearce.

Chef Blythe’s will donate 10 percent of sales that day to Pearce’s family; 9160 North Tarrant Parkway, North Richland Hills, 817-770-4905.

Chang’s classics

The P.F. Chang’s chain, adding new menu items regularly, wants diners to know old favorites are still there, too.

A new “local favorites” menu restores lemon-pepper shrimp, flaming pork wontons and a “Dali” chicken in red chili sauce;

Bud Kennedy: 817-390-7538,, @EatsBeat. His column appears Wednesdays in Life & Arts and Fridays in