This edition of our monthly Where to Eat feature features five newly opened restaurants in Fort Worth, from an intriguing new Italian restaurant to an old-fashioned restaurant that has been resurrected, and everything from pizza to tacos in between. In the run up to Memorial Day weekend, everyone will have an extra day to try out a new restaurant, and here’s a simple list.
Here’s where to eat in Fort Worth right now:
Cork and Pig Tavern
The new restaurant opened May 14 in Southlake at 1431 E. Southlake Blvd. #551, taking over the spot most recently held by the short-lived Latin restaurant Herencia Texican and formerly by Mi Chula’s. They serve meat dishes like ribeye as well as burgers, sandwiches like french sauce and main salads as well as wood fired pizzas with toppings like italian sausage, mushrooms, black truffle cream and green chilli . C&P was founded by chefs Felipe Armenta and Virginia Dalbek from Hell’s Kitchen fame and John Nestor, and has three offices in west Texas plus one in Las Colinas; they also own Maria’s, Pacific Table, and Press Cafe restaurants.
Dine-in Mariachi may have moved to Locke Avenue, but its legacy continues at a former gas station near Sylvania via Guapo Taco, former Mariachi chef Angel Fuentes’ sole venture that opened in 2021. The menu includes tacos, cakes, burritos. , gorditas, and tacos such as the namesake Guapo Taco with pickled cabbage, avocado cream, Cotija cheese, fresh jalapeno peppers, and a selection of toppings from options such as roast beef, marinated pork, pulled pork, beef cheek, chorizo, citrus chicken, tripe , brisket or grilled vegetables. They are known for their rendition of trendy birria tacos, which you can get with lamb or beef, three to order with consommé; and their signature Elote Loco, which sounds like a crazy version of corn with shredded takis.
Parisian coffee house
It’s a reopening, not a reopening, but it’s a landmark Fort Worth restaurant, first opened by Vic Paris in 1926, changing hands several times before being rescued in 2021 by local restaurateur and chef Lou Lambert, developer of the Fort – Huerta Mark. Harris and longtime colleague Chris Reale, who have been hard at work renovating the restaurant while staying true to the role he played. The menu still includes classics such as biscuits with sauce, chicken and dumplings, corned beef hash, melted tuna and fried chicken steak, as well as daily blue plate specials such as meatloaf and fried chicken. But lighter additions like a bowl of cereal and pita pesto hummus are also welcome, even if most people crave simple foods. And, of course, branded pies.
Taqueria La Ventana
The quirky, laid-back fast-food taqueria offers Mexico City-inspired dishes, including a variety of meat and vegetarian options to fill their tacos, burritos, bowls, and salads. They make white corn tortillas and salsa daily at the restaurant. The menu includes steak, tongue, sliced brisket, stewed beef, marinated or shredded pork, chicken, shrimp and zucchini, as well as breakfast options such as bacon with egg or chorizo with egg. It’s cheap: a taco is $2.50 and a margarita, frozen or iced, is $5.25. The original opened in downtown Dallas, next to sister Meso Maya, and the concept has since opened in Addison, Dallas Farmers Market, and Greenville, Texas. It now lands in Mansfield at 109 S. Main St. #400 where, like its siblings, it is a true street-style taqueria, only with outdoor seating where guests can grab tacos to go or sit over tacos on a beautifully crafted iron. tables and chairs for tacos with margaritas or mexican beers.
The latest concept from the very busy Fort Worth-based Trident restaurant group, from chef Stephon Richel and partners Kyle Bryson and Wallace Owens, offers family-friendly Italian cuisine at 401 S. Main St. in the near Southside, next to sister restaurant Wishbone and Flynt. . The name Tre Mogli means “three wives”, an homage to their own wives; they are in threes. Chef Alex Drury’s menu (Piatello’s Italian Cuisine) features hearty pastas like bolognese, meatballs, chicken parmesan, Milanese pork chop and calamari, as well as some particularly tempting options like basil, pumpkin gemelli pesto pasta seeds and pecorino. Romano; and unique cacio e pepe pancakes with vodka sauce.