When the aptly named Hickory & Fry opened in Denton's Fry Street district early last year, I told anyone who would listen how excited I was we were finally getting a tapas bar. "A TOPLESS bar?!" they said?
Um, no. Sadly, Hickory & Fry announced via their Facebook page yesterday they would be closing their doors after a little over a year in business. Sunday, Feb. 28, will be their last day of service.
Denton will miss Hickory & Fry, which introduced a unique drinking and dining experience to the land of meals the size of, well, Texas. For the past year, their lunch menu has been one of Denton's best-kept secrets. For smaller appetites, the ever-changing $3 taco option was the best meal in town. Diners never tired of the selection; their rotating chalkboard specials featured shareable small-plates that changed daily.
Not only did Hickory & Fry initiate an entirely new dining concept in Denton, they also brought the vision of craft cocktails to the UNT population west of the square. Expert and friendly bartenders served
barrel-aged cocktails, crafted stellar drinks made with in-house infused spirits and offered regular specials on high quality (and often local) microbrews.
Hickory & Fry is the second DFW-area restaurant from owners Jack and Amy MacDonald. H&F fans hankering for a fix should travel out to Jack Mac's Swill and Grill in Dallas. I hear their pizza is pretty great. Come out to Hickory & Fry today and support this local gem one last time.
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Hickory & Fry, 1206 W. Hickory St., Denton