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El Bolero & Pakpao to Open on Crockett Row at West 7th


Crockett Row at West 7th has announced that local restaurants El Bolero Cocina Mexicana and Pakpao Thai will open in the property later this year. This news follows the announcement in May that Crockett Row rebranded from its former name as West 7th.

The new restaurants come from Dallas-based Apheleia Restaurant Group, owned by Tiffanee and Richard Ellman. In addition to opening the restaurants, the Ellmans have partnered with the team at Crockett Row to help curate and maintain the property’s engaging food and beverage offerings. 

“We knew right from the start there was a big opportunity to partner with Richard and Tiffanee,” said Peter Jacobsen of The Woodmont Company, which oversees leasing. “The Ellmans’ restaurant industry expertise – from concept to execution – will add tremendous value to our team’s efforts to further establish Crockett Row as a destination for truly special dining and entertainment experiences in Fort Worth.”

El Bolero is a chic, yet casual Mexican restaurant that uses fresh ingredients to create made-from-scratch dishes inspired by recipes found across the country of Mexico. The menu includes tacos al pastor, shrimp ceviche, chile relleno and a lavender-rosemary margarita. The restaurant will seat 120 people, offer additional seating on an outdoor patio, and feature an open kitchen that will evoke the energy of the streets of Mexico. El Bolero has been featured on craveDFW, Thrillist and USA Today’s 10 Best. The new restaurant will open at 2933 Crockett St. in a 4,200-square-foot space in late fall.

Pakpao has an authentic menu influenced by the street food of Bangkok and the diverse regions of Thailand. The mix of distinctive and classic dishes from Executive Chef Jet Tila include the green papaya salad, crispy fried chicken curry, grilled black sea bass, and a selection of gluten free and vegan offerings. Executive Chef Tila is the judge of Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” and has been featured on “Chopped”, “Iron Chef America”, “The Early Show” on CBS, “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”, and “The Best Thai I Ever Ate”. Additionally, he is a culinary ambassador to Thailand. Pakpao will offer an energetic atmosphere with sizzle from an open kitchen and creative cocktails shaken at the bar. Pakpao will open in a 3,000-square-foot space at 2932 Crockett St. in late fall.

“El Bolero and Pakpao are a perfect fit with Crockett Row and the neighborhood’s selection of dining and nightlife establishments, said Jacobsen. “We are thrilled to offer these two distinctive, chef-driven restaurants to the community.”

In addition to its new name and branding, Crockett Row will soon debut new architectural enhancements to offer a more pedestrian-friendly experience. Updates include individually-designed tenant storefronts, additional shading and landscaping, public art, and a text-to-retrieve valet system with a central pick-up and drop-off location.

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