Lucille's, a Museum District restaurant that serves Southern classics with European touches, begins its soft opening tonight. One thing that sets Lucille's apart is its heritage. Chef Chris Williams' great grandmother is Lucille Bishop Smith who owned U.S. Smith's Famous BBQ and Lucille's Fine Foods General Store in Fort Worth. Smith gained fame for her cookbooks and dishes such as chili biscuits. Williams' menu includes the biscuits and Southern classics such as shrimp and grits and braised oxtails. Lucille's will be open for dinner only during until its grand opening September 10, after which it will also serve lunch during the week and brunch on weekends.
The Golden Grill, a new food truck that specializes in grilled cheese sandwiches, appeared last weekend. The menu features the ability to build "classics" using specific kinds of cheese and add-ons such as bacon and tomato. In addition, there are specialty offerings like "The Merl" that includes bacon and maple syrup. Follow them on twitter to stay current with hours and locations.