Never a dull moment in Fort Worth's West 7th district: The area that's already home to dining destinations like AF+B, Revolver Taco Lounge, Tillman's Roadhouse, and Thirteen Pies (née Fireside Pies) has two new restaurants on the horizon.
First, a Thai restaurant from Bite City Grill owner — and former Pakpao Thai chef — Eddy Thretipthuangsin called Kin Kin. The Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy quotes Thretipthuangsin as saying Kin Kin will be “more elevated and definitely more fun” than Pakpao (though Jet Tila might have something to say about that). Look for it to open January 2015 in the space that previously housed sushi spot The Fish.
Next, a second location of Frisco's Mash'd will take over two side-by-side spaces (one being the old Hacienda San Miguel) to install their vaguely moonshine-centric concept that features a rather schizophrenic menu with everything from queso doctored up with fried chicken and pretzel bites (really) and a kale and quinoa salad to spicy seafood boils and "bulgogi" tacos made with Akaushi beef. The moonshine served here is not your imaginary redneck uncle's version, but rather reinvented in cocktails like the "Blue Moon Mojito" and watermelon-flavored "Jolly Rancher."