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).
Cowtown Brewing Company – 1301 E Belknap St 76102
Cowtown Brewing will continue to offer it’s full menu and tasty beers. In addition, you can also order a Survival Kit for 4. This includes 2 proteins, 2 sides, bread, BBQ sauce, & 1 dozen eggs, 1 gallon of milk & 2 rolls of TOILET PAPER. Try their latest release La Cabra Dorada, available in a 4-pack.
Grace – 777 Main Street Fort Worth, TX 76102
Grace is one of the fine-dining restaurants that have adjusted their menu for curbside pick-up. Their “Have Grace at Home” menu changes weekly but you can still count on favorites like Chorizo Stuffed Dates to be on the menu. They also have wine to-go.
203 Cafe – 215 Commerce St. Fort Worth, TX 76182
They are also offering grocery essentials: a dozen eggs, a gallon of 2% milk and a loaf of wheat bread for $12.95. Contact them for more information.
Little Red Wasp – 808 Main Street Fort Worth, TX 76102
Buon Giorno Coffee – 500 W 7th St Suite 140 Fort Worth, TX
Funkytown Donuts – 132 E. 4th Street 76102
Bird Cafe – SERVICES SUSPENDED
MENU | 817.332.2473⠀ | Mon – Thurs 2PM – 8PM, Fri – Sun 11AM – 8PM | Free Delivery with DoorDash. Ubereats delivery available/ curbside pickup available | Website | FB Updates | Alcohol Menu available
Reata Restaurant – 310 Houston St. 76102
MENU | 11AM – 7PM | Website | 817-336-1009 or email email@example.com | FB Updates | Alcohol menu available | Reata is also offering a build your own cocktail kit with Hornitos, limes, sour mix and topo chico.
Istanbul Grill and Bar – 401 Throckmorton St 76102
Waters – 301 Main St. Fort Worth, TX 76102
Buffalo Bros – 415 Throckmorton 76102
Del Frisco’s – 812 Main Street 76102
Neighbor’s House Grocery – 501 W 6th St. Suite 175 76102
FB Updates & Menu | (817) 334-0526 | Hours 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Groceries available through online order form for curbside pick up | Lunch items available for take-away | Take-away heat and eat meals for 2 that include salad & fresh dessert for $30, available curbside first-come, first served beginning at 4PM daily | Website
THE FOUNDRY DISTRICT
Meyer and Sage – 2621 Whitmore St, 76107
Meyer and Sage continues to do what they always do, which is to provide beautiful chef-driven dishes and meals using sustainably sourced food. Visit their Instagram stories for daily updates on what’s available. You can continue to get their grab-and-go options or pick up their ready to heat meals in single, couples or family sized portions. In addition, their freezer is stocked with pints of Melt Ice Creams. You can also pick up grain and gluten-free tortillas from Siete Foods as well as Niman Ranch PRIME beef tenderloin filets, juicy pork chops, and 2 lb. packs of ground beef from family-owned Lone Star Meats. Or boost your immunity with some local Elderberry Syrup from Cassie Green Health. Place your order online, then call them when you arrive for “contactless” pickup.
38 & Vine – 212 Carroll St., Ste. 130 Fort Worth, TX 76107
Angelo’s BBQ – 2533 White Settlement Rd, 76107
M&O Station Grill – 200 Carroll Street, 76107
Craftwork Coffee- 2700 Weisenberger St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
While Craftwork is temporarily closed you can purchase coffee from their online store. Or you can send someone a Coffee Care Package which would go great with a Zoom invitation for a virtual coffee date. You can also purchase a Gift Card – 100% of the proceeds until March 31 will go to support their baristas. Keep up with their latest news on their Facebook Page.
Blackland Distillery – 2616 Weisenberger Street
Blackland Distillery has stepped up in a big way. They have stopped producing alcohol and have shifted to provide much-needed hand sanitizer for the community. They have donated sanitizer to those in the medical community but they are selling a portion to the public. Sales to the public help defray the costs of providing to hospitals. Sanitizer can be bought in the tasting room from 11AM – 1PM Monday through Friday for $7 (8oz.), limit 2 per person per day. If you buy one of their spirits (and you should) you get a free bottle of hand sanitizer. Get the latest from their Facebook Page.
Dayne’s Craft BBQ – 2735 W 5th Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Dayne’s is still offering his acclaimed BBQ through pre-orders only (Thursday cut-off for orders). Curbside Pick-ups happen from 12-2PM on Saturday. Follow their Facebook page and website for updates and menu options.
For my full guide to the Foundry District, click here.
La Playa Maya – 1540 N Main St Fort Worth, Texas 76106
La Playa has their full menu available along with family-style meal packages that serve 6. The Classsic Pack for $32 (includes 6 crispy tacos, 6 enchiladas. beans, rice, queso, chips and hot sauce) and their Fajita Pack for $45 (2 lbs. beef/chicken fajita, guacamole, sour cream, beans, rice, tortillas, queso, chips and hot sauce). They also have margaritas available in their pick-up menu.
Magdalena’s Catering – 502 Grand Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164
MENU | Tues – Fri 12PM – 7PM, Sat 10AM – 2PM | 817-740-8085 or 817-296-8215 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org | Website | FB updates | Last pick up and delivery at 6:30 pm during the week|Orders must have 2-hour notice for deliveries and 1-hour notice for pick-up
$35 Minimum For Delivery Outside of Fort Worth
Joe T. Garcia’s – 2201 N Commerce St Fort Worth, Texas 76164
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 here for the Near Southside, South Main Village version. Westside and River District version.