About 20 months after it opened its door, Fort Worth restaurant Thurber Mingus has closed.
The news was posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page early Thursday morning, reading simply: “We are now permantly closed. Thanks for the good times.”
According to Fort Worth, Texas magazine, which broke the news, “Representatives from Thurber Mingus confirmed the closure Thursday morning but did not disclose further details as to why the restaurant shut down.”
The burger and Tex-Mex-oriented eatery, located at 4400 White Settlement Road, opened in February 2015.
Then-executive chef and owner Coby Baumann told the Star-Telegram at the time: “[Growing up] we would travel to the border, to towns like Del Rio and Sanderson, and they had these kind of indoor/outdoor open concepts where there was always tacos and burgers and kind of a hybrid menu of Mexican and Tex-Mex food. That’s really what I’m talking about here — more of the atmosphere, kinda laid-back.”
A Star-Telegram review of Thurber Mingus in April 2015 advised patience when it came to service and sifting through the eclectic menu, but offered overall praise, stating “The quality of just about everything we tried was high, even when it was something that initially seemed amiss.”