Whistle Britches Takes on Southlake Town Square

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New dining options are coming to Southlake Town Square, adding to the diversity of taste guests can find in Southlake’s premier lifestyle destination. Whistle Britches, a restaurant concept from acclaimed chef Omar Flores, will open its first Tarrant County restaurant in the Square in 2020, and CrumblPressed Juicery and Ozeki Ramen & Sushi have all celebrated openings this fall.

“We pride ourselves in keeping up with the ever-evolving tastes of our guests,” said Jason Kasal, vice president and senior leasing director – western division with Retail Properties of America, Inc. (“RPAI”), which owns and operates Southlake Town Square. “There is wide appeal with these new restaurants that complements nicely with the destinations already in the Square.”

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Whistle Britches, a full-service, dine-in restaurant from celebrated celebrity chef Omar Flores, a James Beard Award semi-finalist in 2016, and co-owner Alec Marshi has committed to a new home in Southlake Town Square. Its scratch kitchen is known for its juicy, crunchy chicken (with catchy names like “Sir Mix a Lot,” “the O.G.,” and “Swine So Fine”) and fresh buttermilk biscuits and waffles. The restaurant also has an extensive local craft beer selection and inventive cocktails. Whistle Britches has been featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” with Guy Fieri. This will be the first Tarrant County location for the restaurant, which is expected to open next year at 431 Grand Avenue East in a 4,457-sq.-ft. space.

Recently open in the Square is Crumbl, a gourmet cookie bakery and delivery service, in its first Texas location at 1516 E. Southlake Boulevard. Crumbl specializes in what it refers to as the world’s best chocolate chip cookies as well as frosted sugar cookies and rotating specialty cookies with flavors including raspberry cheesecake, cinnamon swirl, and coconut pretzel. Want that warm, fresh-from-the-oven taste? Crumbl delivers!

Ozeki Ramen, Sushi & Izakaya is now open at Southlake Town Square at 432 Grand Avenue West. In its modern, exotic interior, guests will find modern Japanese favorites from Chef Aden, who has 20 years of experience in sushi and Japanese cuisine.  Flavorful ramen that is boiled in the traditional method for more than 10 hours is a star on the menu, as well as sushi made with premium-grade fresh fish. “Izakaya,” or a Japanese pub menu, includes hot plates like Kaki Fry (Japanese fried oysters) and Chicken Karaage (Japanese-style fried chicken with shishito and coleslaw), and cold plates like sushi samplers and Ahi towers.

Pressed Juicery is also open, offering delicious, premium, nutritious juice. The company is committed to offering juices that taste great while being both simple and affordable. Pressed Juicery is located at 222 State Street.

The energy at Southlake Town Square has reached a fever pitch in 2019, with a steady stream of new openings and coming soon announcements. Eddie Bauer and Sugarboo & Co. both opened in July. Warby Parker, 7 for All Mankind, and UNTUCKit opened in August to give shoppers even more options for the all-important back-to-school shopping season. Online sleep pioneer Casper also opened in August, bringing the brand’s full line of sleep products to its new Southlake home that were previously only available online.

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