Known for more than just wine, Forth Worth’s Winslow’s Wine Café has opened its second location, now in Dallas.
Owner Joe Berry calls it Forth Worth’s younger cousin – a smaller space and menu, but still full of the friendliness regulars love. I had the chance to sit down with Berry last week and sample a few of the menu items. Even before the official opening, the small spot on Cedar Springs was bustling on a Wednesday night.
The wine menu is quite extensive, ranging in both price and region, with plans to offer happy hour wines Monday-Thursday 4-7 p.m. at $6 a glass. Winslow’s team is well educated on the wine and can direct you to the perfect summer rosé or your favorite bold red, but this is more than a wine bar, with specialty cocktails and house-made bitters to complete the bar.
When it comes to food, the main attraction is the pizza, with the wood-fire oven facing the dining room. I’d brought my friend Kate along and she assured me that the pizza was as good as it looked and smelled. Thankfully a lack of gluten-free crust didn’t leave me wishing for more. We started with the caprese salad, complete with hand-pulled mozzarella made in house, and the tuna salad, rare and lightly dressed. Main dishes and sandwiches grace the menu, as well as a chef’s choice cheese board.
I was impressed with what I saw but was promised even more. Berry insists that Winslow’s is all about the customer, and that as they get settled in the new neighborhood, changes will be made accordingly. Possibilities include weekday lunches, brunch menus, seasonal menus, tasting events, late night menus and more.
No doubt the place is a friendly atmosphere with a welcoming team. Berry greeted every guest while we were there and many knew him by name from the original location, always a good sign during opening week.
Winslow’s offers great wine, cocktails, food and escape. Stop by for a glass at your next opportunity!