Anderson Distilling is closing in Roanoke but intends to reopen in Denton in the future. Courtesy Facebook

We hear things. Sometimes the word comes to us long after the rest of the world finds out about openings and closings. But sometimes sooner. Either way, we’d like to share the details with you as often as possible. To that end, welcome to the inaugural edition of our column Open & Shut Case. When we find out about openings, closings — permanent or temporary — and news of the food and booze type, we’ll let you know.


Citing a termination of the lease due to the sale of the building, Amy’s Restaurant (1537 N Main St, Ste A, Fort Worth, 817-841-28960) — a former winner of our Best Salsa award — will close on Sun, Aug 20, after 16 years in business. Amy’s says they’re searching for a new location and hope to reopen in November.

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Anderson Distillery & Grill (400 S Oak St, Ste 100, Roanoke, 817-203-0623) just announced that this Sunday will be their final day in business at the current location. On Facebook, the team says they intend to reopen in Denton in the future. For further updates, follow


On the way back from another call on Saturday evening, Engine 12 of the Fort Worth Fire Department noticed flames coming from the back of the building at Exchange and Ellis avenues. Cantina Cadillac Bar (124 W Exchange Av, Fort Worth, 817-625-6622) was on fire. FWFD said the three-alarm fire was declared under control two hours later. On Facebook, Cantina Cadillac said the building is salvageable. The club has only smoke and water damage and plans to reopen. In the meanwhile, this beloved watering hole in the Stockyards is temporarily closed.

Cantina Cadillac is temporarily closed after a fire this past Saturday evening.
Courtesy Facebook


Local wholesale roaster Enduro Coffee has been planning to open a storefront in the River Arts District for quite a while, and now it looks like it will happen in October. The new Cafe Enduro (400 Oakhurst Scenic Dr, Fort Worth) will feature a full espresso bar, local breakfast tacos, pastries, various iced teas, and other refreshments for the hikers and bikers off the trail. “We aim to be a stopping point for a quick recharge,” owner Anthony Parrotta says. “There will be indoor and outdoor seating, bike racks, a filtered water bottle fill station, and water bowls outside for the pups.” Read more about Enduro in Breaking Ground(s) at

Look for Cafe Enduro in the River Arts District this October.
Courtesy Facebook


Along with Ol’ South Pancake House and The Rim, another heavy hitter is headed to Burleson. Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe is bringing its made-from-scratch cuisine, all-day happy hours, and festive atmosphere to 135 W Ellison St in an area known as Old Town Burleson, where open containers are allowed. Guests can order food and drinks at a walk-up window and then explore the surroundings on foot with a beverage in hand starting Mon, Aug 21.

Walk around Old Town Burleson with gator tails, Rat Toes, and beverages in hand from the new Razzoo’s.
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Speaking of openings, what’s your favorite new restaurant? Nominate them for Best New Restaurant in the Good Grub section of the online ballot for Best Of 2023 at


If you hear of any openings or closings, please email me with the details at