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Troy Aikman’s Rolling Out His Own Light Beer

Plus, Fred’s Texas Cafe is on the move

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Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Troy Aikman is attempting to corner the market on beer for health-conscious drinkers with a light beer that will initially only be sold in Texas. The NFL icon’s brand is called Eight (after his jersey number), and the New York Post reports that Aikman’s beer is made of organic grains including “antioxidant-rich Hallertau Taurus hops.” The lager has only 90 calories

The brand wrote on Twitter that Eight will be available in select bars and restaurants in Texas starting on February 1 and in retail locations in the spring. A national rollout will eventually follow.

Fred’s Texas Cafe is moving to a bigger space

Fort Worth landmark Fred’s Texas Cafe closed out 2021 with a blow-out goodbye party as the burger destination moves out of 915 Currie Street, where Fred’s has been located for decades. Fred’s Texas Cafe will open up at 7101 Camp Bowie West in spring 2022, as long-running ownership team members J.D. and Gari Chandler retire from the restaurant business. Co-owner and operating Partner Quincy Wallace plans to move decor and even the booths from the the original space over to Fred’s Texas Cafe’s larger new outpost, which will include a stage and a covered patio with garage doors.

Bay Area chain Curry Pizza House is en route to Dallas

A pizzeria from the Bay Area known for slices of curry chicken masala pizza is moving into Texas. Curry Pizza House just opened its first Texas location in Austin in December, selling pies with toppings influenced by Indian cuisine — as well as Hawaiian and veggie pizzas. According to a press release, Dallas is one of the cities the brand has in its sites as part of its expansion.