Jimmy and I had the exact same reaction when I found out that I didn’t have to get on 35 to get my kolache fix here in Fort Worth.
I recently met with Wade G. Chappell, the main man behind Pearl Snap Kolaches. Wade is a native Fort Worthian, who along with his partner, Greg Saltsman, noticed the lack of a great kolache restaurant here in Fort Worth. These guys spent two years just working on their dough recipe to make sure it was perfect. Initially, Pearl Snap Kolaches was a delivery business. They rented kitchen space from The Lunchbox and also sold kolaches from The Lunchbox restaurant. As luck would have it, their current location fell into their lap. They opened New Year’s Day 2015 and have been making that perfect dough ever since.
When not running the restaurant, Wade loves being with his family just hanging out in his back yard at home. Maybe drinking a Dirty Ranch Water (it’s a mix of tequila, soda & lime). Perfect drink for a man who named his business after a cowboy’s shirt. Wade and his wife Blair met when they were toddlers at their church’s daycare. They have 2 children, ages 6 and 2 and an awesome dog named Scotch.
Wade says that he has certainly learned a great deal about running his own restaurant and is always striving for perfection. He also is constantly looking to add new items to the menu. Speaking of new items, on April 15th the kolache burger will be unveiled. The first 100 customers get a free burger thanks to a generous sponsorship from Origin Bank.
Stop on by Pearl Snap at 4606 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth. Every other Sunday they have live music. And if you are over at the Farmers Market Cowtown you can catch Pearl Snap there as well. Just don’t tell your Babicka that they are better than hers.
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