801 W. Magnolia Ave.
Fort Worth 76104
Pinky’s Waffle Bar
800 S. Hulen St.
Fort Worth 76132
3720 Convair Drive
Fort Worth 76109
BREWED EXTENDS BREAKFAST
Magnolia Avenue’s mainstay, Brewed, which serves everything from coffee and tea to beer and kombucha, just updated its menu, and it looks good. The most noticeable change is that it is now serving breakfast all day. “We’re just really excited about this new menu. I think it’s the best one yet. You’re going to see a lot more value, as far as what you get, as well as the pricing,” said co-owner Joey Turner.
In a new chicken and waffle twist, you can now have their signature mac and cheese inside savory waffles with fried chicken on top. There is also a new build-your-own chicken biscuit and a new line of veggies.
“We also wanted some healthy options for folks who like to eat clean,” said co-owner Jamey Ice. For instance, along with shaved Brussels sprouts, they are introducing a cauliflower mash, which he describes as a paleo take on mashed potatoes that substitutes steamed and whipped cauliflower for the traditional potato.
PINKY’S WAFFLE BAR
HEADS TO HULEN MALL
Chef Maritza Sepulveda opened her waffle-centric Pinky’s inside Ridgmar Mall, to surprised fans a few months back, and closed it in April with plans for a change of venue. She announced the closure in a Facebook post: “Due to scheduling differences, we are temporarily closing and moving to a new location. Stay tuned − it's going to be grand! Thank you for your support.”
I sampled the blue waffle not long after she opened. It was topped with fresh blueberries, blueberry syrup and a very tart lemon curd. Pinky’s other flavors included a Greek waffle topped Greek yogurt, and a red velvet waffle with classic cream cheese frosting and a scoop of ice cream. Sepulveda also serves a lovely lavender lemonade as well as handmade ice cream sandwiches and frappes.
The new Pinky’s Waffles will be located in the Hulen Mall food court and permitting is already underway. “We plan to focus more on milkshakes and smoothies when we re-open, and we will also be adding two savory waffles to our menu – a chicken and waffles, and a braised beef short rib waffle,” she said. Pinky’s has plans for expansion as well, with at least two additional locations expected to open later this year – one in La Gran Plaza and another in Mesquite.
SUNSETS AND MUSIC
AT WATERSIDE’S GROVE
This summer should be epic at the Waterside development along Bryant Irvin Road. Guests can listen to local talent and discover new musical favorites at Sunset Sessions in The Grove on Fridays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in May and June.
Guests can listen from the many shaded seating areas in The Grove or from surrounding restaurant patios at Taco Diner, Piatello and Steel City Pops, or they can grab dinner to go from Whole Foods, Tokyo Joe’s or Blaze Pizza for a picnic on the lawn. In bad weather, performances will be moved inside to the Whole Foods Market bar.
Waterside is also hosting Wine Down Wednesdays with free yoga classes in The Grove at 6 p.m. every Wednesday through November, weather permitting. After class, yogis can stop by Whole Foods Market or Taco Diner for $1 off wine by the glass, and Piatello will have happy hour pricing all night.