It's time for a change at Tillman's Roadhouse, says co-owner Todd Fiscus. The existing Tillman's in the West 7th development in Fort Worth will close after dinner on Saturday, Aug. 22. Fiscus expects to open its replacement, Market + Table, in October.
"We need some fresh and clean eating around us," Fiscus says in a statement. (Tillman's wasn't exactly "clean" eating, it's worth noting, with its chicken fried steak, mac and cheese and the famous s'mores.)
Fort Worth's new Market + Table will be three things: a Market set up like a small grocery; a Table section with seating for 44 people; and a Living Room @ Market, serving cocktails and light, healthy meals.
Chef Kalen Morgenstern, from the Fort Worth Tillman's, will run the kitchen.
The Market will open at 7 a.m. every day. Full-scale restaurant, Table, will be open for dinner Wednesdays through Saturdays. We'll update this story when we have days/hours for Living Room @ Market.
As far as decor, Fiscus tells CultureMap Tillman's big deer heads and chandeliers will go away. "Those were beautiful, but this will be a different space," he said.
Health-focused restaurants are having their moment in Dallas-Fort Worth. (And we're not just talking about fast-casual, calorie-counting places, though those are popular, too.) Sit-down restaurant HG Sply Co., for instance, focuses on a Paleo diet and is one of the hottest restaurants on Lowest Greenville in Dallas. True Food Kitchen is another Dallas example. Fort Worth's Righteous Foods is also focused on lower-calorie options.