Foodie friends, we are in unprecedented times right now and we are all dealing with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. Every aspect of our lives is currently impacted as we have all been advised to stay home to flatten the curve of this devastating virus.
Every industry has been hit hard by the pandemic, especially the restaurant industry. Part of what makes Fort Worth so special are the small and unique restaurants that we love to frequent and discover. Now more than ever is the time to support local businesses, especially restaurants.
Restaurants and other food and beverage establishments have quickly shifted their business model to an entirely a curbside pick-up or delivery model. Even fine dining restaurants have pivoted to affordable family-style meals.
Chances are your favorite restaurant that you would normally visit has adopted this model. Also, chances are that you are doing more home-cooking than usual and you need a break. So, continue to support your favorite restaurants by ordering to-go meals from them. If you are looking for other restaurants to support, here’s a list.
Please note things change on a day-by-day basis for many of the restaurants, so show patience with them as they adapt. Picking up the food with contact-less curbside service ensures that restaurants don’t loose their slim margins paying a delivery service. (I’ve also included Venmo information for places that are collecting extra funds to support their furloughed staff).
Derek Allan’s BBQ – 1116 8th Ave Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Derek Allan’s BBQ is one of my favorite craft BBQ spots in Fort Worth. You can pre-order by the pound or just pick up from their grab & go menu. Their brisket sandwich is a favorite of mine. They are also selling meats from their meat locker.
Salsa Limon – 1465 W. Magnolia Fort Worth 76104
If you need your El Capitan fix, don’t worry Salsa Limon is still there for you. In addition to their regular menu, Salsa Limon is offering familia style packs. The best way to order is to download their app or place your order online and then pick up curbside. Also check out their social media to see where their food truck will pop up.
Ellerbe Fine Foods – 1501 W Magnolia Ave 76104
MENU | 817-926-3663 | Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-8pm. | In order to ensure you get your order, please call ahead and plan to pick-up (or schedule delivery); curbside and delivery are available | FB Updates and Menu | Alcohol Menu available | Farmer’s Market Co-op Boxes, $60 (Tues, Thurs, Sat) | Website
Melt Ice Creams – 1201 W Magnolia Ave Ste 115 76104
MENU | 1pm – 9pm | Place your order online for Curbside pick up | (817) 886-8365 | Delivery: Favor, Caviar and Grubhub | Pick up at meyer & sage | Dinner service: Ellerbe Fine Foods, Magdalena’s, Shinjuku Station, Hot Box Biscuit Club, Reata Restaurant, Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine (Fort Worth) Waters Restaurant – Sundance Square
In these uncertain times, I don’t know about y’all but Ice Cream is self care at this point. Load up on pints at the Magnolia scoop shop or put some in your to-go orders from Ellerbe and Magdalena’s. Pick some up at Meyer and Sage next time you stop there for a heat and eat family meal. If you’d like to spread some joy to the healthcare workers in Fort Worth you can order ice cream for medical emergency staff through Melt at Happiness for Heroes and they will deliver ice cream on your behalf.
Spiral Diner and Bakery – 1314 W Magnolia Ave 76104
Paco’s Mexican Cuisine – 1508 W Magnolia Ave 76104
Paco’s is offering family-style meals for curbside pick-up | You can also pick up a “Care Package” to-go! It will be one 350ml of el Jimador Tequila, two Topo Chico USA, and margarita mix. All for only $25! They are also offering grocery packs for $20: 30 Eggs, 2 Cilantro, 6 Serranos, 8 tomatoes, 1 Avocado, 1 Onion, 1 Sugar (4lb), 1 Salt (26oz), 2 Limes
Nonna Tata – 1400 W Magnolia Ave Fort Worth 76104
(817) 332-0250 | Hours 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Check their FB for updates and menu
Avoca – 1311 W. Magnolia Ave.
Stir Crazy Baked Goods – 1251 W. Magnolia Ave.
Call to reserve your items and then pickup curbside at their 5th avenue entrance. Check their FB for daily menu updates.
Cat City Grill – 1208 W Magnolia Ave Fort Worth, 76104
(817) 916-5333 | Website | Mon – Fri 11AM – 2PM, 5PM – 8PM, Sat 10:30AM – 1:30PM | Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Dessert & Wine Menu + Family Style Menu |Curbside or Free Delivery (6 mile radius) | Alcohol Menu available and daily specials | Protein Packs available for $65 (includes 2lb Ground Beef, 2lb Thick Cut Bacon, 2lb Chicken Breasts, 2x 6oz Filets, 2x 8oz Pork Chops & 1dz Eggs) | FB Updates and Menu
Heim – 1109 West Magnolia Ave. Fort Worth 76104
Lili’s Bistro on Magnolia – 1310 W Magnolia Ave 76104
LUNCH MENU DINNER MENU | 817-877-0700 | Mon – Fri: Pickup from 11AM – 2PM for lunch (phone orders only) 3:30PM – 4:30PM for dinner (online orders only) orders must be placed before 2PM for same day service Website | FB updates | Alcohol Menu
Benitos – 1450 W Magnolia Ave
FB updates & Menu | 817-332-8633 | Mon-Thu 11:30 am to 8:00 pm , Fri-Sat 11:30 am to 9:30 pm, Sun 11:00 am to 8:00 pm | FAMILY PACKS FOR 4 – 12 Item Combo $34.95 (Choose any combo of Enchiladas, Tacos, Flautas or Tostadas from menu at BenitosMexican.com), Fajita for 4 $44.95 | Website
Gus’s Fried Chicken – 1067 W Magnolia Ave 76104
Fort Brewery & Pizza – 1001 W Magnolia Ave 76104
Cane Rosso – 815 W Magnolia Ave Fort Worth 76104
(817) 922-9222 | Sun – Thurs 11AM 9PM, Fri-Sat 11AM – 10PM | Website | FB Updates | Alcohol Menu available| In person to-go, curbside pick-up, in-house delivery (if available), online delivery order through Uber Eats |Large family-size pastas ($40, feeds 4) Full pans of ready-to-reheat brisket lasagna ($60, feeds 4-6) | 50% ALL bottles of wine for take-home | Pomegranate Moscow Mule mix-at-home cocktail kits ($8) (+ additional cocktail options coming soon!) | $12 mix-and-match six packs of bottled/canned beers
Brewed – 801 W. Magnolia 76104
Online Order MENU | (817) 945-1545 or email@example.com | Mon- Fri 11AM – 2PM, 4PM – 7PM, Sat – Sun 10AM – 3PM, 4PM – 7PM | FB Updates and Menu | Alcohol Menu available | Website | Weekly fresh market
Shinjuku Station – 711 W Magnolia Ave 76104
(817) 923-2695 | FB Updates and Menu, Regular Menu available| Mon 5PM – 8PM, Tues – Thurs 11AM – 8PM, Fri 11AM- 9PM, Sat 5PM – 9PM | Website | Alcohol Menu, Melt Ice creams available | Curb-Side pick up | Delivery: Door Dash, Uber Eats, Caviar, and Favor | Go Fund me to support feeding the medical community
Shaws Patio Bar & Grill – 1051 W Magnolia Ave 76104
Old Neighborhood Grill – 1633 Park Place Fort Worth 76110
FB Updates & Menu | (817) 923-2282 | 8am – 8pm | Delivery – Grubhub
SOUTH MAIN VILLAGE
Four Sisters Taste of Vietnam – 1001 S. Main St. Ste 151
Game Theory – 804 South Main Street Fort Worth 76104
Hot Box Biscuit Club – 313 S Main St. 76104
Locust Cider – 710 S. Main St76104
Funky Picnic Brewery & Cafe – 401 Bryan Ave 76104
Treat yourself to one of Funky Picnic’s amazing burgers along with a crowler to go. Check out their Facebook for news and virtual events like trivia.
Canon Chinese Kitchen – 304 W Cannon St 76104
Black Cat Pizza – 401 Bryan Ave. Ste. 109 76104
MENU | (817) 489-5150 | 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Website | Alcohol Menu available | FB Updates | 15% off whole pies on WEDNESDAY aka Walk It Out Wednesday! | Pizza Kits: The Classic Kit: includes 2 personal size dough balls, sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. $14, The “House Divided Kit”: includes 2 personal size dough balls, sauce, cheese, and toppings to make a TMNT and a red Fang pizza. $18
The Bearded Lady – 300 S Main St Fort Worth 76104
Coco Shrimp – 318 Bryan Avenue 76104
Roots Coffeehouse – 400 Bryan Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Wishbone & Flynt – 334 Bryan Ave 76104
Southside Cellar – 125 South Main 76104
Leaves Tea & Books – 120 St Louis Ave 76104
If you have extra time right now, pick up a book from Leaves Book and Tea shop. Check out their online menu and pick up your book curbside. While you are at it grab a liter of tea or loose-leaf tea to unwind with at home. Check out their daily story time on FB.
Dusty Biscuit – 105 South Main Fort Worth, Texas
The Table – 120 St Louis Ave 103B 76104
Rahr Brewery – 701 Galveston Ave76104
FB Updates | (817) 810-9266 | Fri & Sat 12PM-7:00PM | $5.00 6-packs, $20.00 a Case. $10 wristbands for future Thursday and Friday Taproom hours good for 3 beers. $5 from each wristband sale goes directly to their furloughed co-workers | Website
Crude Craft Coffee Bar – 804 S Main St 76104
MENU | (682) 224-5541 | 7AM – 12PM Tues – Sun | This week, beginning today, they will be offering their 6 inch mini strawberry cake for purchase. call/email to reserve or pre-orders
Hop Fusion Ale Works – 200 E Broadway Ave 76104
Brix BBQ – 218 Bryan Ave Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Arcadia Coffee Shop – 324 Bryan Ave, Ste. 110
Stay safe y’all. Stay home and wash your hands. We are in this together and please continue to support the small businesses that need you now more than ever. Look for the Downtown, Foundry District and Northside version. Westside, Tanglewood, Riverside and River District version.