Celebrity-famous turkey leg restaurant plans pop-up for Fort Worth
A restaurant known nationwide for its turkey thighs brings them to Fort Worth: Turkey legThe mom and pop from Houston will host a food truck event in Fort Worth that will serve the typical turkey legs and various delicacies from the Gulf.
The pop-up will take place March 19-21 at the Spring Harvest Fair at 1270 Woodhaven Blvd. It is hosted by Potter’s House and is a drive through event with food, drink and live music.
Their Instagram post stated that they will be out every three days from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and, in addition to turkey legs, will have lobsters for $ 7.50 a pound.
Turkey Leg Hut was founded by Lynn and Nakia Price who debuted their turkey legs in a parking lot at the Houston Rodeo in 2016. Since then, they have opened the Turkey Leg Restaurant in Houston’s Third District, taking their popular turkey legs to a new level. Choices expanded to include more than seven types of falling turkey legs and a full selection of homemade delicacies.
With 400,000 followers on Instagram and a nearly constant number of people waiting for tables, Lynn and Nakia Price run what CultureMap Houston’s Eric Sandler says is not only the most famous black-owned restaurant in town, but one of the most popular restaurants too a single location.
The typical turkey thighs – smoked and filled with ingredients like dirty rice or mac and cheese – more than live up to the hype. Beyond the food, regular visits from celebrities add excitement to every visit.
While turkey legs are their mainstay, the couple added golf specialties like crab legs and lobster to the menu. There are also several TLH food trucks across Houston.
Turkey Leg Hut’s trajectory was not without incident. The restaurant was at the center of two messy lawsuits, including one from their neighbors who have now been dropped and objected to smoke covering the area and another from a former partner who alleged theft and fraud.
The Fort Worth popup represents a change in city and venue. The restaurant first announced in February that it would be held in Dallas, but switched locations at the last minute. It’s a change that didn’t go unnoticed by commentators.
“Fort Worth is not Dallas, please do this right,” said one.
Another replied, “For us Houstonians, it is.”
Dallas has its own thriving turkey leg scene, including a restaurant dedicated to the dish called Turkey Leg Paradise, which opened in Dallas in 2019.