Amy McNutt 

Owner & Executive Chef 

Spiral Diner, Maiden, Dreamboat Donuts & Scoops 

Filmmaker:  James M. Johnston


Does life imitate art? According to Amy McNutt, it does.  

She took her appreciation for Fort Worth’s museums in the Cultural District and turned it into a concept for her restaurant, Maiden: Fine Plants and Spirits. McNutt blends creativity with food, so that every dish is nothing short of a work of art, crafted with stunning attention to detail. Her passion for plants created not one, but three vegan restaurants in the Near Southside neighborhood: Maiden, Spiral Diner and Dreamboat Donuts & Scoops. Three varying (and delicious) options for Fort Worth diners that show the complex and wildly immense range of her talent. 


Rapid-fire Q&A with Amy: 

What is your title and place of employment?  

Owner and Executive Chef, Maiden: Fine Plants and Spirits, Spiral Diner & Bakery, and Dreamboat Donuts & Scoops 


What are your favorite Fort Worth restaurants?  

Spiral Diner, Maiden, Dreamboat, Pizza Verde 


What is your favorite place to take visitors in Fort Worth?  

The Kimbell, Modern Art Museum and Amon Carter Museum of American Art 


What is your favorite place to enjoy the outdoors in Fort Worth?  

Trinity Trails 


What is your favorite place to listen to music in Fort Worth?  

Fort Worth Symphony 


What do you think visitors will find unexpected about Fort Worth? 

How eclectic it is from the Stockyards to the Museum District to the Near Southside.