After winning fans and accolades for its popular supper club events, Magdalena’s Catering & Events is now taking on brunch. Once a month, or thereabouts, chef Juan Rodriguez will create a three- to four-course meal for a limited number of diners at Magdalena’s homebase at 502 Grand Ave. The first event, held last month, featured quail egg sopes, a frittata with chorizo, bell peppers and lemon garlic aioli, and a Mexican chocolate tart. Cost is $40 per person. Sign up online for notifications about future events. 502 Grand Ave., Fort Worth. 817-740-8085, www.magdalenastx.com.
The kolache gods are smiling upon southwest Fort Worth: Pearl Snap Kolaches opened a storefront on Hulen Street Dec. 1, next to Trader Joe’s. Although no cooking will take place on-site, the store will carry freshly-baked goods from the mothership store on White Settlement Road, where sweet and savory kolaches, along with Pearl Snap’s ginormous cinnamon rolls, will be delivered daily. Hours are 6 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday. 2743 S Hulen St., Fort Worth. 817-233-8899, pskolaches.com.
Downtown fine dining spot Grace recently introduced a new tasting menu for veggie lovers. Selections on the eight-course menu will rotate on-and-off per season or at the whim of chef Blaine Staniford. Currently the menu includes avocado toast with housemade sauerkraut, mushroom dashi broth with kombu and black garlic, chickpea panissa and smoked potato tortellini, among other selections. Cost is $69 for food only; an additional $60 will get you wine pairings with each course. 777 Main St., Fort Worth. 817-877-3388, gracefortworth.com.
Piattello Italian Kitchen has introduced a new express lunch for $20. Choose a salad or soup and pasta or sandwich, plus a pastry to-go. Considering most of Piattello’s entrees hover in the double-digit range, this is a very good deal. 5924 Convair Drive, Fort Worth. 817-349-0484, piattelloitaliankitchen.com.