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News Bites: Opening Date Set for Reunion Tower Restaurant, Veritas Wine Room Isn’t Closing Anymore

Also: A dessert shop from a beloved vegan concept is opening in Fort Worth.
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Reunion Tower’s Crown Block Is Opening This April

Mark your calendars for April 17: Crown Block will debut atop the Reunion Tower with a menu of steaks, seafood, drinks, and more. It replaces Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, which closed in 2020 after 11 years.

A full menu isn’t available, but a press release has some hints for what’s to come: a Regiis Ova caviar selection (Regiis Ova is a caviar company founded by chef Thomas Keller and former Sterling Caviar CEO Shaoching Bishop), prime beef to Japanese A5 wagyu steaks, and triple-cooked steak fries, which allegedly take several days to make.

Desserts include a turtle peanut butter candy bar and crème brûlée donut holes. One signature drink, called the Midnight Rambler, is made with bourbon, orange vesper, gin, and blood orange juice.

Crown Block announced its arrival last fall, and it will be led by Vegas-based Elizabeth Blau, chef Kim Canteenwalla of Blau + Associates, and Reunion Tower owner Hunt Realty Investments, Inc.

300 Reunion Blvd. E.

Veritas Wine Room Is Staying Open

Earlier this year, D reported that Veritas Wine Room would be closing at the end of this month. Well, that’s luckily no longer the case. A Facebook post says it’ll stay open after its owners “unexpectedly reached an agreement” with the landlords.

“We are as surprised as you are!” the post reads. “We look forward to sharing many more glasses of wine with you.”

A 15-year anniversary celebration is coming up, and of course, more tastings for years to come.

2323 N. Henderson Ave., Ste. 103.

Vegan Desserts Head to Fort Worth

Dreamboat Donuts & Scoops, a vegan dessert shop from the team behind Spiral Diner, is opening a Fort Worth shop in April, according to a press release. The desserts will be all vegan and will include ice cream, soft serve, and doughnuts.

Six to eight ice cream flavors will rotate based on seasonal flavors, and an impressive add (especially for celiac diets) is the gluten-free and vegan doughnut created by executive chef Parker Howard. He developed the recipe on his own, and the doughnut combinations are endless: ice cream cakes, ice cream sandwiches, and sundaes.

The shop will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1204 6th Ave., Fort Worth.

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