When life gives you coconuts, make ... Texas food?

Restaurateurs Tim and Nathan Brasher opened Coconut's Fish Cafe near Lovers Lane and the Dallas North Tollway in 2015. It was but a young coconut when it closed in January 2016. So, try, try again: The father-son duo are opening a second restaurant in the same place, this one focused on "traditional Texas fare," according to a press release.

Texas Scratch Kitchen

Texas Scratch Kitchen, as it's called, is expected to open in mid May. Some of the menu items will be chicken-fried steak, ancho barbecue meatloaf and mushroom fajita quesadillas.

"Texas food" is its own blossoming cuisine in Dallas-Fort Worth. This year, Cafe on the Green at the revered Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas closed, trading its menu for one of "Texas food," with beer-can chicken and tomahawk steaks. And Modern Texas cuisine has been cookin' for some time now, as Dallas Morning News restaurant critic Leslie Brenner pointed out in 2014.

Texas Scratch Kitchen will be open every day except Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., at 5600 W. Lovers Lane, Suite 110, Dallas. The projected opening date is May 12.

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