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Jesus Carmona plots a street taco joint for West Dallas
Chef Jesus Carmona, whose popular taqueria Tacos Mariachi closed last year due to the COVID-19 shutdown, is headed back to West Dallas with a new taco shop in the works for Trinity Groves. Tacos Milagros, to be located at 440 Singleton Boulevard, will feature dishes like mahi birria tacos, pork belly al pibil tacos, and the Campeona Burger, with avocado mousse, sautéed shrimp, cheese, crumbled chicharron and jalapeno glaze. The drink menu will feature tequila, mezcal, and ice-cold Mexican beers. Tacos Milagro is expected to open later this month.
Yuengling brew officially arrives in Fort Worth today
Yuengling, the beloved East Coast brewery known for making “America’s Oldest Beer,” has officially arrived in Texas. As part of a media stunt ahead of the debut, Jennifer Yuengling, the sixth-generation leader of the beer company, and Adam Collins of Molson Coors, met at Fort Worth’s Molson Coors’ brewing facilities to deliver Yuengling’s 192-year old recipe book and special proprietary yeast to the brewing facility. The recipes and yeast left Yuengling’s Pottsville, PA, headquarters three days ago in an armored truck. The arrival of the truck officially marks the start of Yuengling’s planned westward expansion. As previously reported by Eater, the beer should be available on shelves in the North Texas area by fall of this year.
A new restaurant brings pickleball and hot chicken sandwiches to Fort Worth
A new restaurant headed to North Texas later this summer will also serve as Fort Worth’s first dedicated facility for the growing sport of pickleball. The restaurant, called Courtside Kitchen, will be helmed by chef Christian Lehrmann, previously of Tinie’s Mexican Cuisine and the Porch, and will also feature games like cornhole and Connect 4. Menu-wise, diners can expect dishes like chimichurri steak, Nashville hot chicken sandwiches and poke bowls, plus a generous bar featuring craft cocktails and en extensive tequila list.
Pickleball, which is described as a a hybrid of tennis, ping pong and badmitten, has been growing in popularity in recent years. Another pickleball restaurant, called Chicken N Pickle, was previously announced for Grand Prarie, but an opening date for that hangout has yet to be announced. Courtside Kitchen is expected to open later this summer at I-30 and University Drive in Fort Worth.