360 West October 2012 : Page 76

EatDrink ‹/\[JO»Z7PL&#0d;:HUK^PJO:OVW It was a tough summer for this family-owned restaurant in Weatherford that dates to 1935. It was faced with closing up shop— David Hutchens cites the economy, new restaurants opening and road construction. But Weather-ford residents wouldn’t allow the business to close, going in droves to sup-port it. They’re still coming, and David says he can’t put into words how thankful they are. David, son of founder R.F. Hutchens, owns the busi-ness, and his Fried apples pies from Hutch’s sons, Brandon in Weatherford: Eat one or and Blake, and order in quantity. grandson Dylan work there. Granddaughter Jessica has, too, HUKOLYKH\NO[LY
ÄM[ONLULYH[PVU&#1b;`LHYVSK Braeleigh Kae, already is learning to make pies. Flavors include apricot, apple, cherry, peach, lemon, chocolate and banana cream; all are handmade daily (each pie is $1.45). Can’t make it out to Weatherford? Thanks to an updated website — part of the new technology-friendly Hutch’s (along with Wi-Fi) — you can choose MYVTÄ]LÅH]VYZ
HUKOH]L[OLTZOPWWLK-VY daily specials and promotions, look for Hutch’s Pie & Sandwich Shop on Facebook. 145 College Park, Weatherford; 817-594-0751 or hutchsfriedpies.com. — Gail Bennison ‹;HJVZ&#0d;(]VJHKVZ Chef/restaurateur Jason Boso (of Twisted Root fame) has opened Tacos & Avocados along Roanoke’s booming South Oak Street, in the space originally occupied by his Cowboy Chow. This concept is easier to grasp than Chow’s: high-quality street tacos, specialty guacamoles and margaritas made ^P[OÅH]VYPUM\ZLK[LX\PSHZ;OLZWHJLNV[H minimal makeover, mostly with paint (includ-PUNZP[LZWLJPÄJHY[I`;OL7\ISPJ;Y\Z[NHSSLY` in Deep Ellum), a self-serve paleta cart and a new counter for fast-casual service. Early hits from the appealing menu include a guacamole with tomatillo, pepitas and grilled Fresno pep-pers; well-seasoned elote served off the cob; and what we’d describe as Buffalo-wing tacos. Here’s hoping the oily tortilla chips were the result of opening jitters. Like everything Boso does, this place purrs with good vibrations. 101 S. Oak St., Roanoke; tacosandavocados.com — Marilyn Bailey Cool space, hot coffee and craft beer ... oh, and there will be food, too Brewed A group of Fort Worth friends — including a pastor, a cardiologist, an engineer, a musician and an interior designer — is behind the gastropub opening this month in a formerly sedate part of Magnolia Avenue just west of Hemphill Street. David and Dayna Corley, Scott and Jana Clark, Jamey and Melissa Ice, and Joey and Lori Turner have channeled their talent, energy and enthusiasm into a unique project that started out as a coffee-wine-beer pub. With the addition of chef John Kramer, whose resume includes several Vegas restaurants, the concept has expanded to include a breakfast-brunch-lunch-dinner menu designed $FR]\VHDWLQJDUHDMXVWLQVLGHWKHHQWUDQFHLVÁDQNHGE\DORQJEDQTXHWWH7KHFRORUIXO to appeal to food lovers wall features decoupaged magazine pages outlined with tiny metal studs and the without sucking their wallets painting over the sofa features uses lyrics from a Green River Ordinance song. dry. This includes Lobster Corn Dogs, Brewed Fries (regular or sweet potato) cooked in duck fat and the Fairmount Bird & Veggies. Look for plenty of Texas craft beers, wine on tap via an old cognac barrel and locally made Holy Kombucha fermented tea on tap as well. On [OLJVMMLLZPKLVM[OLIHY
`V\»SSÄUK(]VJHILHUZIYL^PUN with options ranging from specialty drinks to a bottomless cup for those who like to sit awhile. Designer Jana Clark has used a mix-and-not-matched approach with locally sourced doors from The Old Home Supply House in Fort Worth, modern chandeliers from Dallas’ Global Views, [YLHZ\YLZMV\UKH[ÅLHTHYRL[Z&#0f;HUVSKW\SSKV^UZJOVVS THWPZ\ZLK[VJV]LY\W[OLÅH[ZJYLLU;=PU[OLTHPU dining room when it’s not on) and curbside discards. Custom pieces include the metal Brewed signs in front and back. The goal was to create a comfortable living-room feel, and she’s succeeded. A private dining room with a long community table and cozy seating arrangements is getting bookings. A cozy beer library near the bar means you can read up on your favorite pours. And the curvy WH[PV
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PZKLZPNULK[VOHUKSLH The Fairmount Chicken with caramelized crowd even on a chilly night. 801 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort RQLRQV&#0f;FDXOLÁRZHUDQGEUXVVHOVVSURXWV Worth. Check the Brewed Facebook page for updates. — Meda Kessler Photos by Ralph Lauer 76 October 2012 www.360westmagazine.com new & notable

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