THE LUNCH BOX, which currently serves BLACK ROOSTER BAKERY products on Saturdays, will soon be getting more goodies from the Forest Park bakery and vice versa. Imran Khan, who owns both, plans to expand the kitchen at The Lunch Box to make Black Rooster Bakery products in-house and sell them on-site. He also plans to bring some of The Lunch Box’s menu to the Black Rooster Bakery – that way, customers at either location can enjoy food from both. Khan says he expects to roll out a full line of bakery products at The Lunch Box once the kitchen renovation finishes in May.
PIATTELLO ITALIAN KITCHEN is now open at Waterside. Located at 5924 Convair Drive, Suite 412, the coffee shop side of the restaurant opened first on Jan. 2. The full restaurant followed, celebrating its grand opening Jan. 14.
A new lodge-themed bar and lounge, THE LAZY MOOSE, is opening at 1404 West Magnolia Ave. in the space currently occupied by the Lilipad. The brainchild of Lili’s Bistro owner Vance Martin and Shaw’s Patio Bar & Grill owner David Shaw, The Lazy Moose will serve drinks, sandwiches, salads, desserts and shareable dishes like sweet potato waffle fries and flash-fried wings. At press time, The Lazy Moose was scheduled to open by February.
ISTANBUL GRILL is expected to open in Sundance Square the first week of February, located on the first floor of The Cassidy Building at 407 Throckmorton St. The restaurant has a loyal following at its first location in Arlington, serving Mediterranean favorites like gyro, babaganush (smoked eggplant dip) and a selection of lamb, chicken and beef shish. The Fort Worth menu will remain mostly the same but have some additional items.