Thursday, January 9, 2014
AF+B in Fort Worth opens Friday
Menu items include chorizo Scotch eggs, a grass-fed cheeseburger and duck pot pie.
FORT WORTH On the heels of the new CBD Provisions in Dallas comes a restaurant from the same company, this one in Fort Worth.
Gourmands will surely keep an eye on AF+B, which has a menu similar to CBD Provisions. (And CBD Provisions received a four-star review from Dallas Morning News critic Leslie Brenner. "There’s not much that isn’t terrific," she said of the Dallas restaurant. No pressure, AF+B.)
Quick note about that name: Say it "a f and b," which stands for American food and beverage.
AF+B has a stellar team, led by executive chef Jeff Harris, formerly of Bolsa and Craft Dallas. Harris signed on with Consilient Hospitality (Hibiscus, Victor Tangos, Fireside Pies, Front Room, CBD Provisions) during a dramatic year that saw prominent Dallas chefs leave their restaurants to join restaurant visionary Tristan Simon.
Joining Harris at AF+B are consulting sommelier Ryan Tedder (Oak, FT33); cocktail connoisseurs Chad Solomon and Christy Pope (Cuffs & Buttons in Brooklyn, New York, among others); and pastry chef Laurel Wimberg (Craft Dallas, where she worked with Harris, and Lark on the Park).
Local sourcing is a focal point for Harris, as it was at Bolsa. Many dishes will utilize the hardwood grill and rotisserie, Harris said.
Though the restaurant in the West Seventh district of Fort Worth is billed as a tavern, main courses average about $23 each for dinner, excluding market prices for the fish of the day and the butcher's cut steak.
Some of the dishes Harris is most proud of are the chorizo Scotch eggs; a grass-fed beef burger with cheddar, sherry onions and fries; and a chile-rubbed pork chop served with baked beans and pumpkin seed salsa verde.
The bar will serve draft beer like PBR, plus pours from local breweries Rahr & Sons, Community, Four Corners and Martin House.
AF+B opens at 11 a.m. Friday.
AF+B; 2869 Crockett St., Fort Worth; 817-916-5300; open Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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