New Kids on the Block

The local community of beer lovers is excited about a new addition to Fort Worth’s West 7th area. World of Beer offers 50 craft beers on tap and more than 500 in the cooler. Its menu consists of pub fare that pairs perfectly. For those who take their beer very seriously, World of Beer persuades patrons to join its loyalty program. Points are earned for every different beer tried, and rewards are given such as T-shirts, mugs and parties in patrons’ honors. For a thirst-quenchin’ good time, get on over to 3252 W. 7th St.

CC’s Cupcake Heaven has opened a third location at 5015 El Campo Ave. in the Camp Bowie District. This spot will act as the headquarters for custom cakes and consultations. Unique offerings such as Razzle Dazzle, Grandpa’s Lemon Cream Supreme, The Cracken and Oreo Overload will surely satisfy CC’s Cupcake Heaven customers.

The Flying Carpet Turkish Café has opened its doors again, this time with a new chef. Jebrail Demirtash is originally from Malatya, Turkey and has lived in the U.S. for more than two decades. Dishes range from Hunkar Begendi, a lamb stew served atop a roasted eggplant puree, and Baba Ghanoush to Kebabs and, of course, Baklava. Hookahs are offered in outside seating areas, and the restaurant is BYOB. Turkish rugs are still sold in the front of house. For an authentic Turkish experience, visit at 1223 Washington Ave. off of Magnolia Avenue.

Taking the place of 24 Plates is the new restaurant, Fixture – Kitchen and Social Lounge. It recently opened in the heart of the Near Southside at 401 W. Magnolia Ave. Chef Ben Merritt, former sous chef of Tim Love’s Woodshed, has created an eclectic, fresh twist on comfort food with home-grown herbs, tomatoes and citrus trees. Menus for lunch, dinner and brunch include his signature chicken and waffles, Brie and cranberry nachos, duck tacos, roasted goat hash, and many more tasty offerings. Coupled with a full bar serving craft cocktails and Texas craft beer, diners are ensured a culinary adventure and a very social good time. Diners can enjoy a large community table in the bar area made from live edge wood from a Magnolia tree. The restaurant will also serve as a gallery, showing and selling the art of Erika Krivda.

After months of anticipation, Kin Kin Urban Thai opened at 2801 W. 7th St. The 3,500-square-foot restaurant is Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin’s way of paying homage to the food of his childhood and the culinary gifts of his mother. Guests will enjoy traditional Thai favorites such as Pad Thai and Tom Yum Soup, as well as innovative new dishes such as a Thai Scottish Egg and a Thai-inspired burger. Kin Kin on West 7th will be the first location for the restaurant. Additional locations are planned on Oak Lawn in Dallas (April 2015) and at Preston/Forest (Summer 2015). Chef Eddy also plans a vibrant take-out business for this restaurant concept. —FWTX Staff