Fred’s Texas Café CEO: From Dishrags to Carrying the Moneybags

Fred’s Texas Café CEO: From Dishrags to Carrying the Moneybags

Article written by John Henry and originally published here by Fort Worth, Inc.

As it concerns life-changing events, taking over Fred’s Texas Café as CEO or even moving from the sacred ground of the original location are down Quincy Wallace’s list of those kinds of big things.

Pondering a future with a multiple sclerosis diagnosis, no feeling on his left side, and an inability to walk were not only life changing but a gut puncher.

It all started like a “hangover that wouldn’t go away,” he recalls.

Image Credit: Crystal Wise

Twelve years after that diagnosis, Quincy is leading a full life — let’s call it his best life — fully mobile and functioning, and, yes, the CEO of Fred’s Texas Café, which he is leading into a new era of a glorious Fred’s history in Fort Worth.

How he scaled to the mountaintop of the Fred’s institution is a story all its own. Fred’s, which has earned prestige for its unconventionality, is among the few places it could have happened. Everybody has a tale about Fred’s.

This one happens to be true.

Since the unfortunate advent of the five-day workweek, people have gotten out of bed in the morning, washed their face, brushed their teeth, and headed out for a job with some kind of ambition. For some, it was to earn money to pay the bills, put a roof over a family’s head, or eat. For others, it was to rule the world. Or try to.

Quincy’s hopes and dreams when he took a job at Fred’s, not quite 25 years ago, was far simpler but not uncommon for a guy who was then in his 20s with a wolfish appetite for a good time.

“I needed beer money,” he says. “I owned a head shop and was broke and needed beer money. And Terry needed a dishwasher on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights.”

Meet Quincy Wallace, age 47, a Fort Worth and Fred’s native.

From the head up, you could mistake him for Teddy Roosevelt, with the pronounced mustache out of the lawless Wild West, with a cowboy hat seemingly permanently affixed to his head. A distinguished chortle will turn a mood ring at-ease blue in mere seconds.

And he is a fantastic feller — that’s the way Will Rogers would have said it — who would give the shirt off his back for you. An Oklahoman remembers recently those dark days in 2013 when an F5 tornado again found room to operate in Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24 during a destructive, unwelcome visit. Up from Texas drove Quincy and his wife Melynda with tanks of gas for welders to cut up twisted and defeated steel.

Quincy is the new face of Fred’s, taking over the role from Terry Chandler, the famed outlaw chef who is still cooking — and fishing and surfing — but in another part of the world after having decided to retire from Fred’s and the continental U.S. generally.

“He has come a long way from cramming toothpicks in the cigarette machine to relocating the whole restaurant,” Chandler says of the precocious Quincy he knew as a toddler. They both grew up, Quincy eventually joining Chandler, 10 years or so his senior, cooking on chuckwagons and “just being wild asses.”

If you know Fred’s, you know Fred’s, which made 10 o’clock closing time at one point on Friday and Saturday nights because “we liked to go drinking, too. How the hell do you get to a bar if you close at midnight?” (They’re back open on Friday and Saturday until midnight, by the way.)

The criticism of Fred’s in recent years was that it had lost some of its identity. Though Fred’s North and the original Fred’s were the same, they weren’t. Quincy owned the north location and Chandler the original. They were partners, but the two stores were solely independent of one another. The store on Bluebonnet Circle marked a third opening.

They tried to create an umbrella with a kind of corporate-type makeover that caused more issues than it solved.

Quincy is now The Guy, currently up to his elbows in alligators opening the new Fred’s Texas Café, which is set to unfurl the welcome mat to guests later this month. This newest and perhaps most anticipated incarnation of the property at 7101 Camp Bowie West Blvd., best known to West Siders as the site of Steak and Ale, the noted casual dining chain of restaurateur Norman Brinker.

He has hired Fabian Alvarado as head chef, carrying on what Chandler built in the kitchen and ensuring consistency of the brand. This new Fred’s Texas Café won’t be the last, either. Quincy says he has expansion plans.

He and his contractors last month were in the midst of “taking the Steak and Ale out of” the building. The only thing remaining will be the fireplaces.

“They’re everywhere,” he says.

He declined an expert in the field and designed the layout of the new store all himself. It cost him a lot of sleep. “I wouldn’t do that again,” he says.

One room will be a shrine of sorts to the original Fred’s, Texas, on Currie Street. The announcement that Fred’s on Currie was closing was comparable to a spokesman on the moon announcing that the moon was going away.

It was hard for Quincy, too. He grew up at the original Fred’s.

Carter Wallace, his father, owned a cabinetry shop next door and was a regular at Fred’s, as well as its predecessor, Ken’s.

“I predate the Chandler family at the Currie Street shop,” he says. “My mom would let me out of the house on Saturdays with my dad, who would take me to Ken’s. Fred’s original cook, Gracie, she worked at Ken’s, too. She would make me pancakes with a smiley face drawn with syrup. I’ve been in that building my whole life.”

Quincy really did merely plan to make some beer money when he went to work at Fred’s as a dishwasher, but circumstances being as finicky as they are, it turned out far differently. Like the new building on Camp Bowie, Quincy’s need of beer money turned into his dream job.

“My path is wild because … I hate to say this isn’t my dream job because it is. I just never knew it was my dream job,” says Quincy, whose first job when he left Arlington Heights at age 17 was at a construction site where he operated a broom. “It just turned out to be.”

He had always been friends with Chandler, so there was an inherent trust the two had. When a bartender quit or was fired — he doesn’t remember — Quincy, by then in real estate, picked up those shifts. Before long, he was working the bar every night.

Then Chandler wanted Saturdays off. Quincy became the manager on Saturday nights. Eventually he added the title of general manager after Chandler’s parents, JD and Gari, who bought the restaurant in 1978, retired in 2004.

“In real estate, it’s feast or famine,” he says, recalling picking up a shift behind the bar. “It was probably a famine week, and I needed some cash. So, I’m a bartender now. Eventually, I was real estate in the daytime and a bartender at night. That’s cool. I’m putting back some money.”

Quincy gave up alcohol with his MS diagnosis. Changed everything, he says, including his diet. He’s healthier now than he was 12 years ago, he says. He also participates in the annual MS 150 bicycle ride, which raises money to combat the disease as well as awareness.

However, there’s no mistaking the moral of this story: It’s amazing what happens when you need a little beer money.

Article written by John Henry and originally published here by Fort Worth, Inc.

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Tubing is back at Panther Island Pavilion

Rockin’ the River returns to Thursday nights!

Rockin’ the River kicks off next Thursday, July 14, and we have a great season lined up; we’re bringing in some fresh acts as well as favorites from previous years. The event has moved back to Thursday evenings to get your weekend started off right! 

July 14 – The Texas Gentlemen with Bubba Bellin and Ginny Mac 

July 21 – John Baumann with David Beck’s Tejano Weekend and Lorena Leigh 

July 28 – Triston Marez with Austin English and Squeezebox Bandits

Aug 4 – Kyle Park with Seth James and BenCJones

Aug 11 – Dirty River Boys with Peterson Bros and TBA

The gates open at 5:00pm and patrons can bring a blanket and chairs or enjoy front row seats from the comfort of a tube. At 5:15 the opening act will kickoff the live music on the Coors Light Waterfront Stage followed by the headliner at 6:45pm. Once the water is cleared, at 8:25pm the final band will end the night by lighting up the Cinch Stage. In addition to live music on two stages; food and beverage options will be available for purchase, as well as tube and watersport rentals. 

For more information visit rockintheriverfw.com. 

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June 27th – July 4th :  Red, White, and Boots & Rodeo Week in Fort Worth Stockyards

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July 3rd and 4th:  Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden July 4th Celebration

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July 3rd– 4th:  Light Up Arlington 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

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Bands will perform at four stages around Downtown, starting with 6 p.m. concerts outside the Arlington Music Hall and Grease Monkey, a 6:30 p.m. concert outside of City Tower at 101 S. Mesquite St., and a 7:30 p.m. concert at Levitt Pavilion Arlington.

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July 3rd    Mansfield Rocks 4th of July and Fireworks

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July 4thJuly 4th Fireworks Extravaganza Grapevine, Texas

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New at Addison Circle Park this year: the Caliber Auto Care Splash Zone. Cool off with a variety of inflatable waterslides, as well as an obstacle course and a giant zip line. Purchase an unlimited-ride wristband onsite for $15 (card payment only) to splash around from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Addison Kaboom Town! ® 25-minute-long fireworks show is among the best in the nation, and is radio simulcast on Star 102.1 FM. Before the fireworks, there’ll be high-energy music at Addison Circle Park from the Razzmajazz Dixieland Jazz Band, the Walton Stout Band and the Jordan Kahn Orchestra, who will also perform after the fireworks.

Each year, Addison Kaboom Town!®  is named among the top fireworks shows in the country. The spectacular show has been ranked as one of the top fireworks displays in the country by People.com, the American Pyrotechnics Association, Yahoo, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure Magazine.

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July 4th:  Family 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Show North Richland Hills, Texas

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July 2nd :  Hurst Stars & Stripes Fireworks Show Hurst, Texas

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4:00 PM – Gates Open
6:00 PM – Big City Outlaws
8:00 PM – Emerald City
9:30 PM – Fireworks Show

Food Vendors begin serving at 5:30 p.m.

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July 4th:  Bedford 4th Picnic Bedford, Texas

Celebrate Independence Day with the City of Bedford on Monday, July 4 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Old Bedford School, 2400 School Lane. The Bedford 4th Picnic will feature free live music by The Inspiration Band, lawn games, food trucks, and a spectacular fireworks show when the sun goes down.

Admission to the picnic is FREE. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, and non-alcoholic beverages (no glass containers are permitted).

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July 3rd:  Keller Lights Keller, Texas

Keller Parks & Recreation is looking forward to our second annual Keller Lights! This spectacular event celebrating American independence will run from 6-10 p.m. Sunday, July 3 at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy.

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July 4th:  Boomin 4th Hudson Oaks/Aledo, Texas

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July 2nd-3rd:  Midlothian Independence Day Parade & Fest  Fireworks Midlothian, Texas

July 2nd:  Parade & Fest

July 3rd:  Fireworks

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July 4th:  Cleburne 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks Cleburne, Texas

Don’t miss out on the 4th of July Celebration at Lake Pat Cleburne on Monday, July 4th starting at 10am until after fireworks – Enjoy free parking, Vendors & Food Trucks along Lakeshore Drive. Fireworks shot off the dam at dark. Free to the public *Tune into 88.3 The Journey for music synced with the fireworks Sponsored by H.E.B. Grocery Store

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July 4th :  Rowlett’s Fireworks on Main Rowlett, Texas

Celebrate July 4th the right way! Our biggest, most highly anticipated event is coming soon, be sure to get there early to get a good spot for the fireworks. We are going to be changing things up this year with 3 bands on the line up. Be ready to try food from numerous vendors, visit the spectacular kids’ area with your kiddos and their friends, and enter to play on our legendary cornhole tournament.

https://www.ci.rowlett.tx.us/780/Fireworks-on-Main

July 3rd :  Plano’s Patriotic  Concert Plano, Texas

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July 4th:  City of Irving Sparks & Stripes Irving, Texas

The City of Irving will host its annual Independence Day celebration on Monday, July 4. The parade starts at 9 a.m. in the Heritage District; swing by Levy Event Plaza starting at 6 p.m. for live music and fireworks!

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Your Father’s Day Activity Guide!

Your Father’s Day Activity Guide!

Let’s Hang with Dad This Weekend!

The Best Guide to Father’s Day Activities in Fort Worth

 

Be sure to check the websites below regularly for any updates to hours of operation and/or specific policies and guidelines.

 

Whiskey or Beer…Never Fear!

Make it easy on yourself and on Dad.  Year In, Year Out, it’s never a bad idea to take Dad to one of the great local breweries on the Fort Worth Ale Trail.  If you think he needs something a little stronger, there is no shortage of distilleries in and around Fort Worth.

And if he absolutely has to do something with a little more activity to it, we have some ideas for that too!

Brewery Ideas For Dad

NEAR SOUTHSIDE

Rahr & Sons Brewery

https://rahrbrewing.com/

 

Hop Fusion Ale Works

http://hopfusionaleworks.com/

 

Wild Acre Brewing

https://www.wildacrebrewing.com/

 

PANTHER ISLAND

Panther Island Brewing

http://pantherislandbrewing.com/

 

DOWNTOWN

Cowtown Brewery

https://www.cowtownbrewco.com/

 

MANSFIELD

Dirty Job Brewing

https://www.dirtyjobbrewing.com/

 

ARLINGTON

Division Brewing

https://divisionbrewing.com/

 

Legal Draft

http://www.legaldraftbeer.com/

 

KELLER

Shannon Brewing Company

https://shannonbrewing.com/

 

Distillery Ideas For Dad

Trinity River Distillery

http://trinityriverdistillery.com/home/

 

Firestone & Robertson Distillery aka Whiskey Ranch

https://www.frdistilling.com/whiskey-ranch/ 

 

Acre Distilling

http://acredistilling.com/

 

Blackland Distilling

https://blacklandfw.com/home

 

Blackeyed Vodka

https://www.blackeyed.vodka/

 

Experience the Fort Worth’s Live Music Scene with Dad

Check out all the opportunities to enjoy the best Live Music that the FORT has to offer. 

https://whatsupfortworth.com/live-music/

 

Rodeo Time For Dad

The Fort Worth Stockyards offers 3 days of Rodeo action this Father’s Day Weekend at Cowtown Coliseum.  Get there early and stroll through Mule Alley!

 

Friday-Stockyards Championship Rodeo:  https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/71968896/20220617193000?r=https://whatsupfortworth.com/rodeo/#event=71968896;instance=20220617193000&popup=1

Saturday-Bill Pickett Rodeo:  https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/71968900/20220618133000?r=https://whatsupfortworth.com/rodeo/#event=71968900;instance=20220618133000&popup=1

Sunday-PBR Challenger Tour Series:

https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/71968587/20220619140000?r=https://whatsupfortworth.com/rodeo/#event=71968587;instance=20220619140000&popup=1 

 

Want to do More than just Sit Around with Dad?

Plan a fun family event for the whole crew.  Golf or Bowling works for everyone, especially with Topgolf.  The best part—you do not have to worry about the weather.  Topgolf, Pinstripes, and Alley Cats all offer great options for a fun time with Dad.

https://topgolf.com/us/fort-worth/

https://www.alleycatsbowl.com/

https://pinstripes.com/fort-worth-texas

 

Take Dad for a Bike Ride Along the Trinity Trails

If you missed this opportunity with Mom, The Trinity Trails is always a great family outing.  Extending through Fort Worth for over 70 miles along the Trinity River, The Trinity Trails is a wonderful trek for hikers, bikers, runners, and horseback riders and a great way to spend time with Dad.

https://www.fortworth.com/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/trinity-trails/

 

Wanna Give Dad a Scare???

Stockyard Ghost Tours Happen Every Thursday and Saturday

The Paranormal Activity in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards is one of the most active and written about in the United States.

The Stockyard Ghost Tour takes you on a 90 minute walking tour through the Fort Worth Stockyards, where you will hear stories of paranormal activity as well as detailed history of the Stockyards.  The Bordello’s, the shoot outs, the hangings and much more!

Treat Dad to a memorable, fun and entertaining tour!  

https://www.cowtownwinery.com/ghost-tours-index#ghost-tours-2

For the Bold & The Brave

How about getting Dad and the gang together for a Cycle and a BYOB Party with the Cowtown Cycle Party!  You’ve seen it!  This is your chance to experience it…and with Dad there, you won’t get in too much trouble…or will you?

https://cowtowncycleparty.com/

However you decide to celebrate, Happy Father’s Day y’all!

 

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Chef Tim Love and Live Nation Reveal Shows at New Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall

Chef Tim Love and Live Nation Reveal Shows at New Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall

Chef Tim Love and Live Nation revealed the opening series of live performances featuring renowned touring acts and local artists across a wide variety of genres, as well as the official opening date for the music hall inside of Tannahill’s. A full list of shows that were just announced can be found below. 

Named for Love’s son, Tannahill, the 26,000 square-foot live music venue with a main stage, double-sided bar, branded merchandise shop, restaurant, and private event space will open this year in the heart of Fort Worth’s Stockyards in the historic Horse and Mule Barns of the Mule Alley redevelopment. Designed by Studio 11, Tannahill’s will feature state-of-the-art audio and lighting capabilities and accommodate up to 1,000 concertgoers in general assembly along with three 20-person VIP suite options a separate lounge area, and a private bar all with views to the main stage.

“Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall is an absolute dream come true project that I’m thrilled to bring to Fort Worth’s iconic Stockyards,” says chef Tim Love. “I’ve spent over 20 years building businesses in the district and am so proud of how it’s grown into a thriving center of commerce and culture. This is a beautiful venue and with Live Nation as our partner—the absolute best in class in the live concert business—Tannahill’s will help further grow the city’s reputation as a bonafide entertainment destination!”

“Our partnership with Tim Love is creating new opportunities to further connect music fans across the region with their favorite artists in the heart of Fort Worth,” said Anthony Nicolaidis, Dallas Market President for Live Nation. “The Music Hall within Tannahill’s is a spectacular new and intimate space, and we have a terrific opening series of shows planned. We can’t wait for fans to come out to experience what Tim Love and Live Nation have cooked up for them.” 

TANNAHILL’S TAVERN & MUSIC HALL OPENING SERIES OF SHOWS LINEUP

·       Oct 1 – Muscadine Bloodline

·       Oct. 6 – Arc Angels

·       Oct 7 – Arc Angels

·       Oct. 13 – Tab Benoit with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

·       Oct. 14 – Reckless Kelly

·       Oct. 16 – Shovels & Rope

·       Oct. 20 – BAT: A Meat Loaf Celebration featuring The Neverland Express + American Idol Winner Caleb Johnson 

·       Oct. 21 – Shinyribs

·       Oct. 22 – Ludacris

·       Oct. 23 – Foreigner

·       Oct. 27 – Chris Knight

·       Oct. 28 – Green River Ordinance

·       Oct. 29 – Jonathan Tyler and The Texas Gentleman

·       Oct. 30 – Voyage: The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band

·       Oct. 31 – Futurebirds

·       Nov. 9 – Marcia Ball

·       Nov. 11 – Cody Canada and The Departed

·       Nov. 12 – David Ramirez

·       Nov. 18 – Del Castillo With Vallejo

·       Nov. 20 – Dee Jay Silver

·       Dec. 2 – 90’s Rewind with Tone Loc, Tag Team, C&C Music Factory and Digital Underground

·       Dec. 10 – American Aquarium

·       Dec. 18 – Dee Jay Silver

·       Dec. 30 – Grady Spencer & The Work

·       Jan. 13 – The Quebe Sisters

·       Jan. 15 – Dee Jay Silver

·       Jan. 27 – Jason Boland & The Stragglers

·       Feb. 11 – The Mavericks

·       Feb. 16 – Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band

Tickets to the opening series of shows will go on sale on Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m. CST at www.livenation.com. Additional shows will continue to be announced.

More about Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall

A private entrance welcomes bands into a deluxe green room with a selection of food and drinks personalized for the band by chef Love as well as laundry, showers, and restrooms. Additionally, the landmark mule barn will be equipped with extensive kitchen facilities designed to accommodate pre-event dining, full concert concessions and ambitious multiple course meals for up to 500 guests, for weddings, family reunions, and other social and corporate events.  For more information, please visit tannahills.com or follow @tannahillstavern on Facebook and Instagram

About Chef Tim Love 

Tim Love is the chef and owner of Love Management, Inc. that includes Lonesome Dove Western Bistro (Fort Worth, Austin, Knoxville), Woodshed Smokehouse (Fort Worth & Houston), Love Shack (Fort Worth, DFW Airport, Knoxville, and Houston), Queenie’s Steakhouse (Denton, TX), White Elephant Saloon (Fort Worth), Gemelle (Fort Worth), Atico (Fort Worth), Hotel Otto (Fort Worth) and Paloma Suerte (Fort Worth). In 2020, Love celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Lonesome Dove in the Fort Worth Historic Stockyards. 

Through Love Management, Inc., Love’s influence extends beyond the restaurant industry with a growing entrepreneurial footprint in both the event and entertainment spheres including a strategic alignment with music festivals like Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, as well as holding the title of official chef for Austin City Limits and co-founder of Austin Food & Wine. Love recently announced a partnership with Live Nation, where he will debut Woodshed Smokehouse outlets at select venues, including the Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, TX. For more information about Tim Love, please visit www.cheftimlove.com and check out @cheftimlove on Instagram.

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

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Cinco De Mayo | 2022

As you plan your Cinco de Mayo festivities in the Fort, you might want to know the special significance that Fort Worth had in Mexico’s victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla on Cinco de Mayo in 1862. FORT WORTH HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MEXICO’S VICTORY– ZIP, NADA!

We could reach and find a significance or a degree of separation between Fort Worth and the Battle of Puebla, but why?  Aren’t we all just looking for another reason to shut it down early on Cinco de Mayo and grab our favorite margarita?

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