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Fort Worth’s Mule Alley Adds Serious Biscuit Power and Throws a Jam — The Stockyards are a Street Party

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BY // 08.25.20

You’re going to be hearing a lot more about Mule Alley, the $175 million redevelopment project breathing new life into the storied Fort Worth Stockyards. As new restaurants and stores continue to open at a rapid clip, Mule Alley has more and more to bray about.

The revitalized shopping and dining destination is hosting a Mule Alley Celebration this weekend, Friday and Saturday, August 28 and 29, from 4 to 8 pm. The open-air event will feature live music acts and show off Mule Alley‘s newest offerings.

The Biscuit Bar is set to become the newest Mule Alley restaurant when it opens Wednesday, August 26. It will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner at 122 E. Exchange. This weekend’s Mule Alley Celebration is being called Biscuits & Jams in honor of The Biscuit Bar’s opening.

This is the fifth location of The Biscuit Bar, which features made-from-scratch biscuits crowned with sweet and savory toppings, as well as a coffee bar with everything from cocktails to kombucha tea. Normal hours will be Sunday through Thursday, 8 am to 9 pm, and Friday and Saturday, 8 am to 10 pm.

Second Rodeo Brewing Company is still expected to open in early 2020, Amanda Boso tells PaperCity Fort Worth. Boso is co-owner of the Truck Yard concepts and Brain Storm Shelter development group behind Second Rodeo.

Sarah Castillo’s next venue, Side Saddle Saloon, is also still coming to Mule Alley. Castillo owns the Taco Heads restaurants as well as Tinie’s Mexican. Side Saddle Saloon is scheduled to debut this September.

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Provender Hall, the newest offing by Fort Worth chef Marcus Paslay, opened this summer — on July 4, no less. His menu is Southern meets Southwestern, and the space is rustic reimagined.

Cowtown Winery made the move from Grapevine to Mule Alley.

Cowtown Winery officially opened on August 15 at 128 E Exchange #610, with seating for 18 at full capacity. The winery moved from its original location in Grapevine to be part of the mix in Mule Alley. The winery will serve wines by the glass, along with an array of frozen daiquiris, piña coladas, and margaritas. Gourmet cheese and meat boards are available to go as well.

Lucchese Boot Maker also recently rode into town, joining other high-end westernwear and boot makers including M. L. Leddy’s and the new Tecovas store, which are both situated just a few blocks down Main Street. Lucchese carries an elite line of boots, belts, luggage, and accessories for well-healed cattle barons.

Lucchese Boot Company adds high-end westernwear to the Stockyards.

It’d no wonder why Mule Alley is throwing a party in these coronavirus times.

Mule Alley will transform this weekend into an outdoor music festival (pedestrian only and socially distanced, of course) with local Fort Worth musicians performing while diners enjoy biscuits, tots, and taps from The Biscuit Bar. Event drink specials will include $5 cocktails, wine and beer on tap, and $3 domestic beers.

It turns out Mule Alley is ready for its closeup.

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