This Way In >>

Trinity Groves restaurant incubator has less to cluck about, shutters Fat Chicken


First they were forced to close their Resto Gastro Bistro. Now its Fat Chicken that’s had its head chopped off.

The fried chicken and pie shop in West Dallas’ Trinity Groves restaurant incubator shuttered on New Year’s Eve. Fat Chicken, jointly owned by partners Linda Mazzei, chef DJ Quintanilla and Trinity Groves, opened in February as a replacement for Resto Gastro Bistro, Mazzie/Quintanilla’s first TG restaurant, which abruptly closed in 2016.

“I think Fat Chicken is a great concept — it’s exactly what our customers are looking for, and I’m confident it will thrive at Trinity Groves,” TG c0-owner Phil Romano remarked last year.

No word on what will replace Fat Chicken.  I’m also hearing that a TG bar with an odd networking theme is struggling and a menu overhaul is in the works.

photo: Fat Chicken

Recently Published

»

Self-serve wines and whiskeys star at new Social Oak Wine & Whiskey Lounge in Trophy Club

A new Trophy Club restaurant has debuted with an interesting twist: ...

»

Smoked, steamed, house-made pastrami and Akaushi burgers lead a craft menu at this new McKinney restaurant

House-made pastrami, Akaushi beef and high-quality Scottish salmon ...

»

Trinity Groves chefs Julian Rodarte and Aubrey Murphy launch Nitro Burger with one of the city’s best $8 burgers ever

Anyone who’s been to Beto & Son in Trinity Groves ...

»

VIPeek: The Finch at Mockingbird Station opens Monday with a veto-proof menu — and one irresistable entree you’ll only find in London and France

Good stuff. The folks at Milkshake Concepts, the locally grown ...

»

Restaurateur and seafood expert Jon Alexis, chef Stan Rodrigues score with new Tex-Mex spot, with two other big-deal concepts slated for 2023

Seafood guy Jon Alexis (TJ’s Seafood Market. Malibu Poke) has his ...

»

The best pecan pies you’ve ever tasted come from this restaurant’s pastry kitchen – and now you can take one home for Thanksgiving

The best… Maybe it’s the chill and the falling leaves, ...

»

How many nachos can you really eat? Test your limits at El Chingon’s FREE Nacho Day competition this Sunday

Yeah, we get it. You love nachos. So do we. But you’d never ...

»

West Texas vibes, killer elotes, smoked brisket tacos are winners at this Las Colinas restaurant

Verdict: Muy sabroso Open nearly four years, Las Colinas’ ...

»

2022 State Fair of Texas wraps up its 24-day run with big numbers. Here’s how many pounds of sugar were used to make all that cotton candy

The State Fair of Texas wrapped up its 24-day 2022 run Sunday with ...