Fort Worth chef Tim Love debuts trendy new Tex-Mex ‘ghost kitchen’

Fort Worth’s favorite celebrity chef Tim Love is always on trend and has launched a new “Ghost Restaurant” concept for Mexican food.

Called Burritos, fajitas and ‘ritasThis corresponds to the trend of the hot ghost kitchen, in which restaurants only deliver take-away and delivery without dining rooms.

“It was time for us to get into the delivery,” says Love. “So many people are not eating out right now. This is a great way for them to keep enjoying our food and a great way for us to keep doing what we do best.”

The concept lives up to its name and offers these three important food groups:

  • Three types of fajitas including a vegetarian option

  • Burritos filled with a choice of nearly a dozen ingredients

  • Margaritas

Love says he emphasizes the quality of the food over the quantity.

“It’s a small menu, but the quality sets us apart,” he says. “We use fresh flour tortillas for both the fajitas and the burritos. We use top quality outer rock steak and my own rub for the beef. We only use organic chicken and our own poultry massage. And our vegetable fajitas are made with pumpkin.” Gemelle-Garten made And we make an amazing creamy jalapeño salsa that is dairy free. “

For dessert there are warm chocolate biscuits and Snickerdoodle biscuits as well as “juicy” popsicles.

Love is launching the concept in four cities across Texas: Fort Worth, followed by Denton, Austin, and Houston, all of which debut on July 21st. With the exception of Fort Worth, the pick-up locations will be in other Love restaurants where the food is also prepared.

“We do this in every city where we have a restaurant,” says Love. “We have set up secondary kitchens to prepare the meals and the restaurant staff will make the deliveries.”

The locations are as follows:

  • Fort Worth: in Love’s catering kitchen, 917 North Main St.

  • Denton: at Queenie’s Steakhouse at 115 E. Hickory St.

  • Austin: at Lonesome Dove, 419 Colorado St.

  • Houston: at Woodshed Smokehouse, 3728 Wakeforest Ave.

A fifth location in Knoxville will open later in July from the Lonesome Dove location in Knoxville.

Place your order online, for pickup or delivery only, from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. There is a $ 5 delivery charge and a minimum of $ 40 for each order (there is no minimum take-away). Deliveries are possible within a radius of eight kilometers from any restaurant. This radius could expand, says love.

“When this takes off and there is great demand for it, we will definitely take another look at the delivery radius,” he says. “But right now I want to start small with a small staff and make it as easy as possible for my team to handle deliveries.”

According to Love, the concept arose from Bring Love Home, a family dinner initiative that he launched in the spring after his restaurants closed due to COVID.

“When the restaurants reopened in May, we thought things would get better,” he says. “But now that we’re back to 50 percent capacity, I knew we had to come up with a different plan. When we did Bring Love Home, meals with the fajitas and chilirellenos always came first, so I knew that we wanted to apply that to a new concept. “

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