* Much buzzed-about Pacific Table – the new University Park Village resto from The Tavern chef Felipe Armenta – could be open as soon as
Friday or Saturday next week. The menu is an interesting-sounding combination of seafood and American standards, and I really love the simple and airy decor. The cedar-lined walls are gorgeous. (817) 887-9995.
* New in Near Southside, The Bearded Lady opened last weekend, but for booze only. Co-owner Shannon Osbakken says they’ll roll out their menu sometime in the next three to four weeks. In the meantime, enjoy their gazillion craft beers.
* There’s a newish downtown coffeehouse called Casablanca Coffee, next door to the old Barber’s Books at 215 W. 8th St. Along with hot and cold coffee drinks, owner Driss Siyas serves gourmet teas, Lavazza espresso and desserts and pastries. He does a wonderful Toddy iced coffee. Open Monday through Thursday 7am-2pm and Friday 7am-1pm. Find them on Facebook. 817-862-7149.
* DFW.com’s Malcolm Mayhew wrote of the many, many joys of BBQ on the Brazos in Cresson. Which means the lines there will now be even longer. DFW.com also posted a favorable review of the new Miss Saigon II, and Fort Worth Weekly liked the chicken fried steak at the new Deluxe Bar & Grille in Montgomery Plaza. And DFW.com’s bracket-style burger battle has begun.
* Bud Kennedy noted that there’s now a Facebook page for Clay Pigeon, chef Marcus Paslay’s upcoming resto in the old Lambert’s/Pedro’s Trailer Park spot on White Settlement Road. No opening date yet.* Curly’s Frozen Custard is welcoming the return of the Twinkie with the ultimate ode to overindulgence – a Twinkie sundae.
* A new Bosses Pizza has opened at 2740 Western Center Blvd. Not all of the Bosses have the full menus with chicken wings and tenders and $1.50 margaritas, but this one does. 817-847-5500.