Ryan’s Fine Grocer Opens in Fort Worth With a $28 Lobster Roll and Caviar Samplers

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The residents of Fort Worth’s hugely hip Near Southside neighborhood eventually got a long awaited wish Today: A year in the making, Ryan’s Fine Grocer & Delicatessen at 815 West Magnolia Avenue has officially opened.

One of the main reasons the residents have made the area like being heavily populated by acclaimed restaurants Ellerbe Fine Foods and Shinjuku Station But the light in retail is that there is no grocer nearby.

“We really wanted to do something that would benefit the community,” he says Brittany Ryanthat Ryan runs with her brother Hunter. “This idea came to mind to open a local grocery store. It just made sense to us. This is a very communal area. The people who live here can now go to the store.”

Ryan’s also has a small restaurant that opened yesterday that has enough indoor and outdoor seating to accommodate about 80 people. The menu is dominated by sandwiches (made with home-smoked / sausage products) and salads that range from $ 8 BLT with larded bacon, a soft poached egg, and homemade ranch dressing to $ 28 lobster buns. To repeat: A $ 28 DOLLARS OF LOBSTER ROLL.

“Basically it’s a pound and a quarter Maine lobster a full lobster“says Hunter, who serves as the butcher for the grocery store (Sister Brit walks in front of the house).” There is flesh covered by the tails, knuckles, claws Yuzu fresh cream and served on a French bun. We’ve already sold six or seven. “

Other sandwiches – a turkey and chicken club, a ham brie, an outstanding Reuben topped with pickled coleslaw – ranges from $ 10 to $ 12.

Shared plates include a cheese and sausage plate; a “seafood parade” with lobster, oysters, Jonah crab claws and prawns; and a caviar sampler. Wine in the restaurant is sold by the glass, beer in the bottle. The 3,000-square-meter grocery store has a small deli that offers cut-to-order meat as well as fresh fish and poultry. a product area; Beer and wine; and three courses with groceries.

Built in 1953, the building has been renovated from the well-known Fort Worth architecture Ray Boothe with elegant city lighting, painted concrete floors and floor-to-ceiling windows. The front and rear patios have tables made from recycled wooden pallets handcrafted by Fort Worth-based Pallet Smart.

– Malcolm Mayhew

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