“Nothing-NOT a conversation, NOT a handshake or even a hug establishes friendship so forcefully as eating together!”

Jonathan Safran Foer

Fresh out of the oven: MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company!

The delicious “Meat Balls”

Good Day Chowhounds,

About five months ago I was driving around West 7th area and surveying the local landscape. During most drives I catch new businesses building out their spaces or working on their new locations before they start advertising WHO they are, and WHEN they are opening.

Such is the case with the NEW MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza Company Fort Worth(West 7th Area). I saw them working on this space and went to investigate. When I found out what it was and what they served I got excited. I enjoy new restaurant concepts just as much as I love pizza. Boy… do I love pizza!

After researching MidiCi’s company history I realized it was going to be an innovative new concept for Fort Worth. In DFW today, new concepts are fresh and welcomed.

They have great lil catch phrases like;

We dream of food coming only from nature.

We dream of high quality food accessible to all!

We dream of memorable meals with friends!

We dream of service that is kind, mindful and in the moment!

Deliciousness Has A New Home!

Good Day Chow Hounds,

Chef Kyle & Trey’s Chow Down!

If you research The Bird Cafe website it reads their A chef-driven concept right on Sundance Square Plaza. Where, the focus is delicious, delectable, seasonally-driven food, craft cocktails, and carefully curated craft beer.

The Bird is split-level restaurant with more than 6,400 square feet of indoor space and 2,300 square feet of patio space looking out upon the new Sundance Square Plaza where your sure to have a special and unique experience!

Chef Driven that is for sure with the new chef taking the reins!

In my opinion, it takes six traits in order to be an incredible chef. It takes creativity, dedication, attention to detail, passion for food, leadership capabilities, and the desire to be the best and never quit. Okay, so seven things actually! These skills separate the cooks from the chefs. Some have all of these skills and in addition to so much more.

About five years ago I met a rising, up and coming chef. I remember to this day walking in and seeing him working on some recipes for new menu items. I noticed he had a clean-cut had a beard and was being extremely diligent with his work. I spoke to him a little bit, introduced myself, and together we talked food for a few minutes. I could tell when I left that his attention to detail, the way he expressed his thoughts on food and the culinary arts that, he was going to be an amazing chef.

CHEESEBURGER & MAINE LOBSTER IN DFW!

Lobster Roll (Capital Grille Credit)

Good Day Chow Fans,

Capital Grille wants you to enjoy a great lunch and because life is fast paced they will feed you in 45 minutes. Trey’s Chow Down for lunch loves the Cheeseburger, The French Onion Soup, and the Wedge Salad With Blue Cheese and Smoked Bacon.

You might be surprised with what Capital Grille can do in a mere 45 minutes. Take, for example, the Maine Lobster Roll, served generously on toasted brioche and accompanied by housemade chips. It’s one of many exceptional selections you’ll find on our lunch menu – served at a pace that suits your schedule, with the service to which you’re accustomed.

 

 

 

A TIP OF THE HAT TO TEXAS CUISINE!

Ten Culinary Leaders Toast Texas Cuisine on Opening Night of Fifth Annual Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival
Tickets for April 5 Dinner at Reata Restaurant on sale March 1

FORT WORTH, TX – On Thursday, April 5, ten culinary leaders – including five former Reata chefs – will reunite at Reata Restaurant in Sundance Square for an exclusive dining tribute to Texas cuisine, featuring the legendary cowboy chef Tom Perini of Perini Ranch Steakhouse. (PHOTO ATTACHED – more background at https://store.periniranch.com./)

Five former Reata chefs will join the restaurant’s current culinary crew for the celebratory evening, including:

 

Did Someone Say Crab?

Good day seafood lovers,
Everyone in Texas knows we raise beef the word Texas implies BEEF. We’re known for beef, but every once in a while we need some delicious seafood. Some folks eat seafood on the daily! It is unbelievable how many fantastic seafood restaurants we have now in the DFW area. I ventured out to try 10 different “Crab Dishes” in the DFW area in search of some great “Crab Dishes”

Back in the old days deep in the heart of Texas, fresh seafood was hard to come by. Today, things have changed and for the better. Most restaurants have their seafood delivered overnight to serve daily fresh seafood to customers. Some places even get two fresh shipments a day. If you ask chef Jon Bonnell of Waters restaurant and Bonnell’s, he will tell you he communicates with boat captains that catch fish and ship directly from dock to his restaurants back door. Many restaurants NOW choose to have their seafood arrive here fast, fresh and looking beautiful. It’s a must to have fresh seafood! I remember back in the day when we had our restaurants people would always joke by saying, “Seafood is fresh, yea frozen fresh”. Now a days, most folks know this isn’t the case at all. Restaurants and chefs are way to picky about flavor profiles, freshness, and presentation of the dishes. It has to fresh or they won’t use it!

National Crab Day is approaching and Trey’s Chow Down is delivering you the list for the best crab dishes in the DFW area. These dishes are prepared fresh daily and are unbelievably delicious. We packed a wide variety of crab dishes so everyone can try a variety of goodness. These dishes are affordable and tasty. Make sure to mark your calendars for March 9th National Crab Day!  Be sure and watch Fox Television Channel 4 with Jenny on “GOOD DAY.” Great episode coming up forNational Crab Day!”

85C Bakery Cafe NOW Open Fort Worth

Good Day Trey’s Chow Down Fans,

Now OPEN in Fort Worth the new 85C Bakery across from Tom Thumb off 7th in the new Left Bank Development.

Photo from 85c Bakery

Press Release from 85C Bakery,

85°C Slated to Open Two More New Bakery Cafes in Dallas, Texas

Latest Openings Bring Premium yet Affordable Coffee and Baked Goods to Dallas and Fort Worth Texans!

Recently named one of the 2017 Future 50 by Restaurant Business, 85C Bakery continues its expansion throughout Texasbringing premium coffee and Asian-inspired pastries to foodies in Dallas and Fort Worth. The soon to open new locations in the Fort Worth and Frisco communities will soon be able to indulge in the delectable menu items 85C Bakery Cafe has to offer without driving outside their city.

Eddie V’s New DFW Happy Hour

Trey’s Chow Down is happy to announce Eddie V’s new happy hour!

All photos and information are from Eddie V’s Please enjoy and have a great time!

Welcome to Eddie’s Hours

The .380 Martini being poured into a glass with 3 blue cheese olives

Fort Worth
3100 West 7th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 336-8000
Happy Hour
Sunday
4:00PM – 10:00PM
Tuesday – Saturday
4:00PM – 7:00PM
Monday
4:00PM – 11:00PM
Eddie’s Blackened Fish Tacos from the Happy Hour menu. TEASERS

STEAK PERFECTION BEST OF THE BEST!

Good Day Steak Lovers,

We are closing out another great year in the good ole USA, and starting a new in 2018. With our website now averaging over 54,000 visits a month I wanted to start the NEW YEAR off with our BIGGEST and BEST foodie article of all time. 12 months in creation, and many miles logged I wanted to write an article about the best steaks I have eaten in 2017. This list will consist of restaurants all over Texas and the U.S.A.

BUT some of my favorites are here in Texas.

Trey Herding Cattle @ Branding.

Throughout my year of traveling I always make foodie adventures so I can bring our fans the best of everything: Eats, Drinks, Snacks, Restaurants and Chef information!

My family has been in the ranching and beef business for 170 years in Texas, and the restaurant business for 100. We also owned the Quality Meat and Provision Company for 4o years in Fort Worth before we sold out in early 80’s.

As a boy I worked in the meat packing plant, the ranching operations and the restaurants. I would preform all kinds of duties. My grandfather and dad where strong believers that we needed to know everything about the operations. They made us start at the bottom so we could learn all the nuts and bolts of each division.

In the restaurants, I worked the front and back of the house while I preformed every duty possible for education purposes. In the Meat packing operation I worked at every station, and even unloaded whole sides of beef off the trucks. In our ranching operations I performed  every duty there is on cow calf operation. There isn’t much I haven’t done so when I tell you I know beef… believe me. I know a fantastic cut of beef when I see and taste it.

Creative Food, Great Drinks, Live Music Daily: Magnolia Motor Lounge

Good Day,

From Scratch Menu!

Some years back before the Fort Worth 7th Street area started rocking and popping, a little place opened up for business in the southwest corner called Magnolia Motor Lounge. We they opened I thought to my self this is going to be a great place.

Magnolia Motor Lounge, or for the frequent the 7th street area comers, then you’re aware they go by the name “MAGS” for short.

MAGS offers a wide range of national and local artists nightly. This means on any given night there is awesome tunes being played at Magnolia Motor Lounge. They have a wide VARIETY of music from rock, blues, Texas blues, Texas red dirt, and any & all types of music. The atmosphere is guaranteed to be fantastic and the sounds are always great.

Upscale Southeast Asian Cuisine!

Good Day Chow Hounds,

Eva doing her thing!

Quite some time ago, I was told about Malai Kitchen in Southlake. At first I thought, oh yes another Southeast Asian cuisine place. I’ll get over there when I can. I love Asian culture, the food and the great flavors it provides. Everyone knows how much I love food because… well… It’s my job and my life mission to pursue with a deep passion. I get leads on new places daily and while I do try to never prejudge a restaurant, a chef, or a menu, I sometimes put places on the back burner.

Malai Kitchen has other locations in the DFW metropex so when I heard Malai Kitchen was coming to Fort Worth I told myself, I’ll just wait and try Malai when they open here. I made a colossal mistake not trying Malai in Southlake when I heard about it the first time.

I drove up to the NEW location and saw the big bright colors, the beautiful patio, and the fantastic vivid interior… I was in love. If you know me at all, you know I love BIG BOLD THINGS! It can be flavors, colors, cuisine, clothes and more. My first impression will always be good if it’s bright and bold.

OPEN Thanksgiving Day To Eat, Drink & Be Thankful In The DFW!

Good Day Chow Hounds,

Years ago when I was younger, the holidays were truly meant for families. Everyone came together at home and cooked. There was so much food and all you could do was eat, stumble to a chair and take a nap. After waking from a good food slumber you got up and went back to eating some more. It was an all day family chow down fest.

BLKEYE Vodka Cocktails

Sometimes we work too much, sometimes flights get missed and sometimes…just sometimes we don’t wanna do anything but relax on the holidays. Whatever it is, times have changed and so have our values. Today we have a lot of places open for you to dine during Thanksgiving. You can take your family, friends, or just eat a great Thanksgiving meal all by yourself. You can also hit the town with the family after a great Thanksgiving meal. Drink With Trey always has the 411 for drinking, partying, and all your cocktail needs.

A Wish With Wings In Cowtown!

My cell phone rings it’s Clay Brants, “Trey are you coming to a Wish For Wings again this year? ” I answered “Heck Yes Clay Baby!”

Some Of The Wish For Wings Crew!

So I had the opportunity to attend a great event. The 2017 Kitchens Tour in Fort Worth, Texas! The finest chefs. The Finest homes. The cutest Wish Kids! This was an AWESOME event benefiting A Wish with Wings.