The new Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge has been promoted mostly as a music club.
But it's a heckuva restaurant.
Chef Mikel Steen's bison burgers and chicken-fried bison are already stirring talk, and everything comes with crisp and highly addictive shoestring fries.
The menu for the new restaurant-club near Magnolia Avenue also includes everything from ceviche to beer-batter-fried walleye, with salads and sandwiches. The dinner menu adds entrees such as lamb chops, pork chili verde and rib-eye or tenderloin steaks.
It's open for lunch Tuesdays through Fridays and dinner Tuesdays through Sundays; 1311 Lipscomb St., 817-926-0968, theliveoak.com.
The owners of the new cafe-bakery in the Village at Timarron are no rookies.
Barbara and Bill Harris founded and sold a bakery chain in Highland Park Village.
Now, they are baking again at Silver Spoon Cafe & Bakery in Southlake.
The Harris' new bakery looks very similar to their old company, the Celebrity Cafe & Bakery chain.
Everything is pink. Diners first see a large display case of cakes, pies and cupcakes, then try to focus on the menu long enough to order sandwiches, salads or casserole dishes.
In the old Nelsons space, Silver Spoon offers a well-rounded menu that features everything from a daily entree such as King Ranch chicken, turkey tetrazzini or lasagna to a Sunday fried-chicken dinner.
The combo lunches come with soup, salad, a sandwich and chips, and leave room for cookies, hummingbird cake or a black-bottom cupcake.
"We should never have sold Celebrity," Bill Harris said last week.
"We decided Southlake would be a good place to start again."
The Harrises have moved to Southlake and chose a space that has changed several times since its original run as a Classic Cafe location.
"They have a great community spirit and football team here, and more families with more children than almost anywhere else," he said.
"It's perfect for us."
The Harrises once had three local Celebrity stores, but the Fort Worth location is now McKinley's Fine Bakery and Cafe and the Arlington store is Social Bakehouse Cafe. A corporate-owned Celebrity continues in Colleyville.
Silver Spoon Cafe & Bakery is open for breakfast, lunch and early dinner Monday through Saturday, and breakfast and lunch Sundays; 621 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-442-9112, silverspooncafebakery.com.
Dallas' Il Cane Rosso pizzeria is bringing most of its menu to its new Fort Worth location opening Friday in Swiss Pastry Shop.
Il Cane Rosso will serve Neapolitan pizzas, salads and desserts such as its s'mores calzone along with Swiss Pastry desserts. It's a Friday-and-Saturday-night-only special at Swiss Pastry Shop, 3936 W. Vickery Blvd., 817-732-5661; swisspastryonline.com.
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