* On the horizon is Tina’s Cocina, new from The Usual bar co-owner Juan Solis. Named after Solis’ mother, Tina’s is scheduled to open later this month in the old La Media Naranja space. The resto just launched a Facebook page. 961 W. Magnolia Ave.* Tony Leland’s new Tony’s Pizza, also on the Near Southside, should be ready to roll by the end of the month. He’s already got signs up and menus printed. He’ll have NY-style pizza, available by the slice or whole pie, hot and cold subs, pasta and entrees such as linguine, chicken picatta and tortellini. Also, $7.25 lunch specials served with salad and bread. 609 South Jennings Ave.
* It’s been interesting watching Brownstone’s menu change so drastically from now-departed Casey Thompson’s original farm-to-table concept to souped-up bar food. This week, chef Vincent Mack introduced yet another new menu. This one includes a BBQ pork sandwich and baked manicotti. I haven’t eaten there in a year, and have no intentions of it again, I’ve had such miserable experiences, but I must say it was smart for BS to turn into a nightclub/disco. If they would have had to rely on food, it would have been gone a long time ago.
* Bud Kennedy reported that the new Cowboy Chicken chain has opened in southwest Fort Worth.
* Spotted a sign of life, literally, in the space soon to be occupied by Park Tavern, another forthcoming downtown resto. But, ah, this one will be different, because according to its website, it will serve “authentic food”. A coming-soon sign’s already in the window in the space, which will take up 8,000 square feet in the swanky new City Place Center on the northwest side of downtown, near the Fort Worth Public Library. A Park Tavern is open in Dallas. Menu here. 150 Throckmorton Dr.