Fortuna restaurant in Fort Worth moving
Hey, Bud! What’s up with Fortuna closing?
—West side readers
Fortuna Italian Restaurant, an affordable Ridglea favorite for 20 years, lost its lease and closed July 24 to relocate, owners Afrim and Nora Ismaili said.
A scrawled message board covered with customers’ sad farewells Sunday included the message: “New location coming soon.”
The Ismailis took over the restaurant, 5837 Camp Bowie Blvd., after founder Raif “Ray” Jumerovski sold it to open a steakhouse and then moved to open Ray’s Italian Bistro in Midland.
Paco’s adds Sunday brunch buffet
Hey, Bud! What was that new taco place downtown?
—Message at facebook.com/diningguy
Paco’s Mexican Cuisine, 156 W. Fourth St. in Sundance Square, is an interior Mexican restaurant with mild sauces, careful preparation, reasonable prices and a wide selection of margaritas.
It also now serves a buffet brunch from 10 a.m. Sundays, when there’s plenty of street or garage parking; 682-224-6368.
Where to valet-park free downtown
Hey, Bud! It’s hot. Doesn’t anybody downtown still offer a free valet?
The best-kept secret is the 3-hour free valet parking for patrons at Toro Toro in the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth hotel, 200 Main St.
Try the $39 unlimited weekend brunch. Or go for the $49 DFW Restaurant Week menu Aug. 5-Sept. 4, featuring a chimichurri steak or achiote salmon.
This story was originally published July 25, 2022 5:45 AM.