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Much-Lauded Revolver Taco Lounge Shutters Its Fort Worth Outpost After Two Months

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Revolver Taco Lounge’s Fort Worth location has suddenly closed
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Revolver Taco Lounge’s Fort Worth location has closed

Revolver Taco Lounge, once of the metroplex’s most-lauded taqueria’s, has abruptly shuttered its location at Sundance Square in Fort Worth, CultureMap reports. The restaurant, at 156 West Fourth Street, had opened just two months ago. A post to the Fort Worth Foodies Facebook page apparently first noted the closure, saying that the doors of the location were chained and that the address was no longer listed on Revolver’s website. According to the CultureMap story, staffing issues were partly to blame for the closure.

Revolver, which is known for its elevated tacos and chef Regino Rojas’s insistence on authenticity, still has two locations — one in Deep Ellum and one at the Exchange Food Hall.

Dallas Chef Tiffany Derry will star in PBS cooking competition

Fresh off the opening of her much-anticipated new restaurant Roots Southern Table, Dallas chef Tiffany Derry has a new project in the works. Derry has been tapped as a judge for new PBS cooking competition The Great American Recipe, in which home cooks will attempt to impress a panel of professional judges with the contestants’ signature home recipes.

Derry, who previously competed on Top Chef and has made appearances on numerous cooking shows, will be joined on the judges panel by chefs and restaurateurs Graham Elliot and Leah Cohen, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The show is set to premiere in the summer of 2022.

TABC threatens restaurants that seeks to require proof of vaccine

The state government’s battle over local attempts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 continues, this time with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission targeting restaurants who want diners to show proof of vaccination before being served. In addition signing an executive order aimed at preventing local governments for instituting mask mandates, Governor Greg Abbott also signed a state law in June that prohibits private businesses from requiring customers to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination. Last week, TABC issued a reminder of the law to restaurants after two separate incidents in Austin where the government entity threatened to pull the liquor licenses of restaurants that required diners be vaccinated.

The TABC has clarified that they have yet to take action against any business for violating the law (both restaurants in Austin rescinded their vaccination requirements after warnings from TABC.) Privately-owned businesses, including restaurants, are still allowed to require that customers mask up while on the premises.