To celebrate 10 years of modern art, Café Modern brought back 10 years of favorite flavors.
The glassed-in cafe in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth asked diners to vote for their all-time favorites, and will bring those back starting this weekend.
Let's start with the most important part of any Modern meal: dessert.
The all-star menu features peanut butter mousse pie, chocolate creme brulee, an apple-sauvignon blanc sorbet and a wine-poached pear stuffed with Grand Marnier mascarpone.
The weekly Friday-night dinner includes peppered tenderloin, sirloin, the Modern's popular lobster-shrimp mac-and-cheese, and other familiar dishes such as chicken curry, butternut-acorn squash risotto topped with oyster mushrooms, and coriander pork loin.
Lunch can start with the cowboys-and-culture Shiner Bock chili. The favorites include wild mushroom spring rolls, sesame-ginger "Asian guacamole," and a variety of sandwiches and salads, including burgers and the standby chardonnay chicken-salad sandwich.
Besides lunch items, the weekend brunch will include tiramisu pancakes, a ham-collard greens quiche, and eggs Benedict Oscar with steak, crab and asparagus.
The menu is premiering before the Modern begins its 10th anniversary celebration in December.
The cafe also plans a special menu next weekend to welcome museum guest and food writer Tom Parker Bowles, son of Camilla.
He'll autograph books Oct. 5 at dinner and Oct. 6 at lunch, then host a special dinner and lecture Oct. 6 ($125).
Café Modern is open for lunch daily except Monday and Friday nights for dinner; 3200 Darnell St., 817-840-2157, themodern.org/cafe.
A tiny new Greek taverna on West Seventh Street is off to a steady start.
John Ieronymides' Cypriot family opened The Vine Greek Taverna, a small cafe with a simple menu of kebabs, spanakopita, Greek salads and a few dishes.
The Vine is open for lunch and dinner daily except Sunday at 2708 W. Seventh St., 817-334-0888; a future website will be at thevinegreektaverna.com.
New or newsy:
Chimy's Cerveceria, a grill and bar with build-your-own burgers, sandwiches, tacos and nachos, has added lunch and dinner Sundays; 1053 Foch St., 817-348-8888, chimys.com.
The Razzoo's Cajun Cafe chain will add a location in Alliance Town Center, replacing a Bedford store; razzoos.com.
Salata, a Houston-based salad and wrap chain, will open Oct. 10 at 520 Commerce St. in Sundance Square; mysalata.com.
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