When Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin parted ways with Pakpao, the Design District Thai restaurant for which he’d been much lauded, foodies across North Texas began speculating about where the noted chef would turn up. The James Beard featured chef will open BITE, an urban culinary experience, in early spring in Montgomery Plaza on West 7th in Fort Worth’s Cultural District.
The 160 seat restaurant’s modern rustic interior will be warm and inviting and will be the perfect complement to the clean, semi-formal service Thretipthangsin plans. “We know that Fort Worth diners are both sophisticated and practical,” notes Thretipthuangsin. “We want BITE to be approachable enough to be a great lunch destination, with the kind of food appropriate both for every day and for celebrations.”
BITE’s seasonally-changing menu will be highlighted by an ample selection of SMALL BITES, small plates perfect for sharing, and BIG BITES, more substantive entrees. Featured small bites include Lamb Meatballs with a Fois Gras Crème Sherry and Wild Mushroom Artichoke Truffle Flatbread with Manchego Cheese. The approachable SMALL BITE menu ranges from $8-$14. The big bite menu includes a Seared Long Island Duck Breast with Black Cherry Demi Glace, innovative Scallop and Grits, Braised Short Ribs with a Balsamic Glaze and house made Lobster Ravioli. Each evening’s menu will feature a seasonal seafood entrée and a cut of the day, often prepared on the restaurant’s wood-fired grill. Most entrees at BITE will range from $16-30.
The menu is complemented with a selection of salads and flatbreads, perfect for a quick bite, as well as soups and sandwiches.
The restaurant’s destination bar will be headed by Chef Eddy’s brother Chris Thretipthuangsin, who has designed an impressive signature cocktail list. The bar will also feature an affordable wine list featuring selections by the bottle and by the glass from around the world, and a craft beer selection, featuring both regional specialty beers and guest favorites.
“We are excited to be a part of the growing Fort Worth restaurant scene,” notes Chris Thretipthuangsin, who will also serve as the restaurant’s General Manager. “It’s a pretty exciting time to be opening an urban culinary experience on West 7th and joining the other locally owned and operated restaurants in the neighborhood.”
2600 W. 7th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107