Along with bites from Trovato Street (106 E Henderson St, 682-317-1898)– the root beer bar I discussed in our current vacation story “From C to Shining C”– noshes from a dozen-plus dining establishments will be yours for the tasting at the 2nd yearly Taste of Downtown Cleburne 3pm-8pm Sat, Sep 24. Here is a sneak peek of 8 of them.
1.) Burger Bar 1949 (109 N Anglin St, 817-645-9031) has an easy description for what they do. “Started offering hamburgers around 1949. Still do.” In March, 1949 released a brand-new menu with hamburgers beginning at $6.50 which can be seen atFacebook.com/BurgerBar49 While hamburgers and french fries, chips, or onion rings are normal Americana food products, this joint does it so well that it made the Texas Bucket List.
2.) Don’ t miss your opportunity to sample food by Chef Cheyenne— Cheyenne Spivey, previously of Spiral Diner inFort Worth The Cleburne native has actually made her method back house and is now an individual chef concentrating on board/graze tables, charcuterie boxes, celebration bites, and chef-crafted mixed drink mixers. To find out more about this Texas Le Cordon Bleu graduate or to reserve her services, see ChefCheyenneSpivey.com.
3.) Sister dining establishments Chica Blanca Fresh Cafe & & Patio( 115 SMain St, 817-774-2058) and The Garden of Eating( 205 SMain St, 817-774-2078) are best throughout the parking area from each other and will both take part in Taste of Downtown Cleburne this year. All the food is made from scratch. The Garden is a full-service lunch area, including salads, hot sandwiches, soups, and quinoa bowls, while its spin-off, Chica Blanca, is an order-at-the-counter-style coffee shop with a Mexi-Cali style.
4.) The recently built Gelati’s Ice Cream Parlor (204 S Main St, Gelati sIceCream com) is not rather open for service however will serve samples next weekend. The location concentrates on small-batch ice cream made fresh on-site. “Our premium ice cream is completely churned to optimize taste and density.” The menu will likewise consist of Italian ice, which is dairy-free, and mini Bundt cakes. For store-opening updates, follow Facebook.com/GelatisIceCream.
5.) Jimmie’s Fresh Kitchen (114 E Chambers St, 682-317-1208) is a chef-owned dining establishment with a diverse menu that consists of conventional American steakhouse products and Cajun/Creole meals. See the primary menu at Facebook.com/JimmiesCleburne/Menu, however watch on his primary feed for marvelous day-to-day specials like the meatloaf sandwich envisioned in this column. Yum!
6.) Lindy’s Treats & & Treasures (206 E Chambers St, 817-506-1290) is an in your area owned bakeshop serving restaurant food, like sandwiches and soups, plus sweet and mouthwatering deals with. As for the treasures, store at the in-store shop for presents, precious jewelry, and house decoration. Lindy’s latest addition is the “Lindy’s Treats fur Pets” line in its “Haute Dog Shoppe and Barkery.” Woof!
7.) Now, for canines of a various kind. Loaf’n Dog (208 E Chambers St, Ste E, 817-556-1040) serves premium hotdogs, beer, and white wine, does catering, hosts occasions, and has live music. The top-selling canines are The Casey (Vienna Beef Frank with chili, nacho cheese, onions, and mustard) and the Flamin’ Woody (Vienna Beef Fire Dog Frank with the Casey fixins plus Flamin’ Hot Cheetos). Try the other leading seller if you’re not in the state of mind for a weiner. The Chicago-Style Italian Beef Loaf is a split-loaf sandwich with Vienna Beef, grilled veggies, and “da sauce.”
8.) Let’s not forget #DearOldMom Mom’s Kitchen (114 E Chambers St, 682-317-1863) is a small-batch bakeshop where “the 2 essential active ingredients are love and butter.” Not unlike our efforts here in Tarrant County, the Cleburne Times Review has a yearly best-of edition called Best of the Best, and to offer you a concept of Mom’s appeal amongst the residents, the location has actually been voted Best Desserts 2 years in a row by Times readers.
This strolling occasion occurs throughout Historic Downtown Cleburne, so I ‘d head to the Johnson County Courthouse (2 N Main St, 817-933-4836) and search for the indications. Participants get a taste passport to be marked at each place, a strolling map, and a celebratory boodle bag. Tickets are $50 at TasteofDowntownCleburne.com/Tickets.
If you wish to make a weekend of it, remain at the Hampton Inn & Suites (1996 W Henderson St, 817-641-7770). The suites can quickly accommodate the entire household, and the indoor swimming pool will be rejuvenating after a day at the ballpark. Plus, the complimentary english breakfast consists of some tasty bacon and a self-serve waffle station. Do it!