Colonial golf crowd takes a swing at lunch, drink specials

Posted 2:34pm on Thursday, May. 23, 2013

Colonial golf weekend is all about new restaurants and old favorites.

Crowds will swarm chef Jon Bonnell’s new Waters and chef Tim Love’s Woodshed Smokehouse and Love Shack at the Oui this weekend.

But they’ll also go to two Lancarte family restaurants, Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana and Joe T. Garcia’s, and to chef Lou Lambert’s burger grill, Dutch’s Hamburgers.

• Waters, the new prime seafood restaurant anchoring the West 7th dining village, has extended dinner hours till 11 p.m. weekends, and the less-expensive lunch till 4:30 p.m. For a look at all 14 restaurants in the village, see

• Woodshed Smokehouse, the contemporary barbecue cafe along the Clear Fork near the golf course, will open regular hours at 10 a.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. weekends, and offer margaritas made with Love’s custom 303 Herradura tequila. Diners get a free cart ride to the gate, but you could walk;

OpenTable diners recently named the Woodshed one of America’s top 100 patios.

• The Love Shack at the Oui, Love’s relocated burger grill alongside the golfer-friendly Oui Lounge on the Blue Bonnet Circle, also will serve his special Herradura margaritas.

• Lanny Lancarte’s upscale interior-Mexico restaurant in the Cultural District, Lanny’s, has a special $35 three-course lunch menu through Friday that includes a margarita and a ride to Colonial. Entrees include chicken, tacos al pastor, or beef or chicken sandwiches, with soup or salad and cheesecake or churros;

• The Lancarte family’s Joe T. Garcia’s needs no special offers. The patio line lately has stretched a block and sometimes longer. Go early, or sit inside instead.

• Another sports fan favorite, Dutch’s, will pour $2 beers all weekend on the upstairs patio to go with its menu of 10 half-pound burgers, plus fish, tuna or chicken sandwiches. It’s on the South University Drive college dining strip near Texas Christian University;

A brewpub for Burleson

The home-brew isn’t ready yet at Old Texas Brewing Co. Grill & Skybar, a new brewhouse and grill in historic downtown Burleson.

But the menu is.

Old Texas Brewing’s dinner and weekend brunch are off to a fast start, featuring an excellent herb-butter rib-eye steak ($21.99), grilled chicken, burgers and barbecue brisket, ribs, chicken, and pork-venison sausage.

The weekend brunch offers spinach eggs Benedict, pancakes and biscuits.

A larger menu and house brews will roll out soon: 112 W. Ellison St., 817-447-2337,

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