After misstep in Fort Worth, Tipsy Oak owners are opening a new restaurant in Trophy Club
A year after closing their controversial South Worth restaurant in South Worth, the owners of a popular Arlington ice cream house are opening a new restaurant at the Trophy Club.
Kevin von Ehrenfried and his wife Julia founded The Tipsy Oak in Arlington in 2018. They later opened the Southside Rambler, which had one of the shortest lifetimes in Fort Worth restaurant history. It opened and closed along Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth in two months last summer.
Now the couple are transforming the former Bread Winners area in the Trophy Club into The Trophy Table, due to open early this summer.
The Trophy Club Mayor confirmed the news on Facebook on Wednesday.
“The owners of the popular Arlington restaurant Tipsy Oak are opening a new restaurant in the former Breadwinners building in the Trophy Club,” wrote Mayor Alicia Fleury.
The new restaurant will serve an upscale comfort menu and the venue will have live music and a lounge area, according to Fleurys Post.
The development comes almost a year after the decline of Ehrenfried’s Fort Worth restaurant. While it was initially successful – a former manager there told Star Telegram that it had more than $ 50,000 per week in revenue thanks to its pandemic-friendly terrace – reports have surfaced of unreported COVID-19 cases among employees as well as other claims published in the workplace prompted employees to boycott the restaurant. It closed in mid-July.
Coincidentally, another northeast restaurateur from Tarrant County was moving to the former Southside Rambler room. Dave Garner, owner of Wildwood Grill in Southlake (and Garland), opened Maggie’s R&R there in November.
A voicemail to Kevin von Ehrenfried asking for a comment on his new restaurant was not returned on Wednesday.