Tidbites: Max’s Wine Dive opens Sunday, Little Red Wasp Tuesday, Costa Vida right now!

Interior of Little Red Wasp

Interior of Little Red Wasp

* Right on schedule, Little Red Wasp, the much-anticipated new downtown resto from Grace’s Adam Jones, will open at 4pm on Tuesday, Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day. For the first week, it’ll be open for dinner only, from 4pm-midnight. Starting the second week, it’ll be open for lunch and dinner, from 11am-midnight daily.

The entire menu hasn’t been posted yet, but Bud Kennedy posted a portion of it on his Facebook page. According to DFW.com, prices range from $10 to $19 for sandwiches (Reuben, burger) and $16 to $36 for entrees. Fries are $4. 808 Main St.

* According to employees, the So7 branch of Max’s Wine Dive will open Sunday at 4pm for dinner. The fifth location of this Texas chain will be open for dinner nightly, as well as brunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Menus here. 2421 W. 7th St.

* The second North Texas location of Utah-based Mex chain Costa Vida has opened
at Alliance Town Center. I know what you’re thinking: Mexican food from Utah? Listen, if we can handle a sushi restaurant from Nebraska, we can deal with Mexican food from Utah.

Tortillas are made in-house, right in front of you. Try the raspberry chipotle chicken, available in a taco, burrito, enchilada or bowl. Costa Vida’s other North Texas location is in Colleyville.

New patio at Chalio Birrieria on the north side.

New patio at Chalio Birrieria on the north side.

* The five-year old Chalio Birrieria Mexican Restaurant on the city’s north side is getting a facelift. Gone is the covered patio, in favor of a more spacious open patio, which will put diners practically on the sidewalk of North Main Street. The restaurant, which serves Mexican food and seafood (and excellent housemade corn tortillas), is also adding a large, fancy stone ornamentation to its roof. It’ll remain open during construction. 2020 N. Main St.

* From the owners of Cancun Mexican Restaurant on the west side comes the recently opened Taco Spot, at 3510 NW Centre Drive near Lake Worth. In addition to street-style tacos, enchiladas and other Tex Mex usuals, the restaurant serves breakfast all day, including a pork-chop omelet. Two previous Taco Spots, under a different owner, were in Mansfield and Arlington.

* Fried Thanksgiving Dinner – that’s just one of the many fried delicacies you can expect to see at the State Fair of Texas this year. CultureMap’s Teresa Gubbins reported that other new fried Fair foods this year will include chicken-fried meatloaf, a fried cuban roll and fried millionaire pie. All are vying to win Big Tex Choice Awards, which will be announced on Monday.

Shipping & Receiving opens this weekend.

Shipping & Receiving opens this weekend.

* The new bar/live music venue Shipping & Receiving, between downtown and the Near Southside, is having its grand opening this weekend. There will be food trucks, including Salsa Limon and Cane Rosso.

* Two worth-reading interviews this week – Fort Worth Business Press interviewed Marcus Paslay, the chef at forthcoming Clay Pigeon Food and Drink in the old Lambert’s/Pedro’s Trailer Park space, and the Star-Telegram ran an interview with Charles Huggins, who’s reopening his southern-style BBQ joint called Hog’s Heaven in Hudson Oaks (original location was in Weatherford).

* In DFW.com’s annual “Hot issue” this week, Teresa Gubbins accurately assessed the hottest restos in FW are as follows: Sol de Luna, Pacific Table, BBQ on the Brazos, The Bearded Lady, Salsa Limon and Rodeo Goat.

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One thought on “Tidbites: Max’s Wine Dive opens Sunday, Little Red Wasp Tuesday, Costa Vida right now!

  1. My husband and I tried Max’s yesterday. Meh.

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