The Rim restaurant serves brunch at Waterside in Fort Worth

Filled blueberry French toast and a biscuit breakfast plate on the terrace at The Rim.

Filled blueberry French toast and a biscuit breakfast plate on the terrace at The Rim.

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Fort Worth needed a new brunch hangout.

So we get at least seven.

The TCU Sports Grill Lot 12 and Poop Deck Bar & Grill opened first, followed by The Rim Scratch Craft Eats and the new brunch menu at Fireside Pies.

Maria’s Mexican and Roy Pope Grocery are open this week, followed by the return of Cafe Modern later this month.

The rim, 5912 Convair Drive, might be the sleeper on the list.

Chef Keith Hicks’s brunch menu was considered one of the two or three best in town when he was at Ovation and Buttons.

“I’m back home,” Hicks said last week as the crowd began to fill the tree-lined terrace at Grove at Waterside.

02_therim Chicken and waffles with vegetables on the edge of the Waterside shopping center. Bud Kennedy [email protected]

It’s best known for the original local chicken waffles, which are served on the edge ($ 18) with a breast the size of the waffle and a side of collard greens.

He describes his menu as “not soul food, but food with soul”. (He plans to add lighter items.)

Brent Johnson (Rio Mambo), owner of Hicks and Rim, launched the first rim in burleson with mixed results.

04_therim Chef Keith Hicks on the outskirts of Fort Worth and Burleson. Bud Kennedy [email protected]

It was originally a sports grill, but diners love the pot roast for lunch and dinner, the butt boys with prawns, and the 2-pound roast beef “Fred Flintstone”.

The new edge takes anchorage in Waterside, replacing Taco Diner with a much more fun atmosphere and extensive menu for couples going out or for families while kids play at the Grove.

At brunch, the filled French toast (US $ 10) is loaded with cream cheese and a berry coulis. Pair it with eggs, sausage links, and a giant beef sauce biscuit (platter, $ 12).

03_therim The edge terrace faces the Grove at Waterside, the mall’s courtyard. Bud Kennedy [email protected]

There is also a bacon-and-egg breakfast ($ 12) with a waffle or French toast and a selection of omelets ($ 10 to $ 120).

Choose between avocado toast (US $ 9) and “drunk” wild mushroom toast (US $ 10).

“People come for catfish,” said Hicks.

“Nowhere else in this neighborhood is there such a great variety. The people who come in here want a little bit of everything. “

The Rim is open daily for lunch or brunch and dinner.

It is located in Waterside, southwest Fort Worth on Bryant Irvin Road, about 1 mile from the shops in Clearfork. 817-663-2950, ​​

More new openings

Maria’s Mexican cuisine, covered in an earlier Eats Beat, was due to open on S. University Drive on Monday at 1712. 817-916-0550,

Roy Pope Grocery, which includes a hot food counter, sandwiches, takeaway dinner and morning coffee, pastries and breakfast tacos, is due to reopen Tuesday at 2300 Merrick Street at

Also planned for this week: The Original del Norte, a location on the north side of the 91 year old restaurant on the west side, at 1400 N. Main St .;

Columnist Bud Kennedy is a Fort Worth man who covered high school soccer at age 16 and attended two Super Bowls, seven political conventions, and 15 legislative sessions in Texas. Since 1985, he has also written more than 2,000 “Eats Beat” columns on restaurants, dining and eating in Texas.

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