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NEW & NOTABLE Openings, closings and what’s in the works FOOD & DRINK Entrepreneurs follow their dreams


SPOTLIGHT A new yarn shop for a tight-knit community

From cool blues to hot hues, colorful front doors say “Welcome”

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EDITORIAL Editorial Director

Meda Kessler Editor

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NEW & NOTABLE 6 Retail and restaurant openings and closings — plus what’s in the works. FOOD & DRINK 10 Sweet and savory: Meet the entrepreneurs (and your neighbors) behind Alchemy Pops and The Salty Pig. HOME STYLE 16 The doors of 76107 are open to going bold and bright. BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT 30 To stop a tight-knit community from unraveling, Amy Young opens up West 7th Wool. PUBLIC ART 33 Murals — inside and out — spark the imagination.

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e don’t always get a chance to peek inside our neighbors’ homes, but checking out front porches, gardens or the choice of mailbox is easy when we’re on our daily dog walks. And, thankfully, the 107 offers a myriad of house and garden styles: modern, midcentury, craftsman, cottage, Tudor. This design/architectural melting pot is what gives our neighborhood character. Lately, we’ve taken notice of color — particularly when it comes to the front door. Painted in a bold or bright shade, the door is the punctuation mark to the statement you make with your home, be it ever so humble. Looking for ON THE COVER a little inspiration? Formerly painted a brick red, this home got a new look with a dark gray background Look no further. and an unfinished wood door brightened up by The 107 also is Sherwin Williams’ Capri Blue. See more doors we adore on Page 16. filled with immense Photo by Carolyn Cruz talent, from educators to musicians to artists. And then there are those who are a whiz in the kitchen. In our ongoing series introducing you to your entrepreneurial neighbors, we are happy to introduce you to Carolyn Phillips, owner and founder of Alchemy Pops; and Nick Walker and Rachel Upson, owners of The Salty Pig Sausage Co. Phillips is now full time with her frozen pops company. Summer, of course, is prime pops season. Nick and Rachel make and sell up to 70 pounds a week of chorizo, breakfast sausage, bratwurst and Italian sausage plus seasonal offerings at a couple of local farmers markets. Learn more about their passions in this issue. We also clue you in to new restaurant openings (and closings) in the 107, as well as what’s in the works. Enjoy, and have a great summer.

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Cork & Pig Tavern

The reboot of Tillman’s Roadhouse in the West 7th development closed in June. Part market, part coffee bar, part casual dining and part fine dining, the new concept never gained enough traction to remain open after making its debut last fall. We will miss those banana pancakes.

Now serving Lunch, dinner and weekend brunch Restaurateur Felipe Armenta Jr. expands his Fort Worth collection of restaurants to four (three are located in the 107) with Cork & Pig Tavern, opening in the former AF+B space. There’s been a few tweaks: more booths Dine with Bill Murray, a wide-eyed feline and a giraffe. in both the bar Photos by Ralph Lauer and the dining with fresh mozzarella, manchego, tomatoes and room, new avocado. The spacious bar remains, and imbibers light fixtures and lightened interiors with whimsical art. can enjoy a Trader Vic’s-inspired cocktail served in a Cork & Pig already had drawn a crowd with offerings tiki glass and a summer-friendly Dead Flowers rosé such as the wood-grilled ahi tuna burger topped from Yellow City Cellars in the Texas Panhandle. with an Asian slaw; steak-panzanella salad, pictured West 7th, 2869 Crockett St.; 817-759-9280 or above, with burrata, field greens, peaches, pickled red corkandpig.com. onion and green peas; and the So. Cal pizza, topped

UPDATES Le Cep Sandra and David Avila now offer an a la carte menu weekdays at their fine-dining establishment in the Cultural District. While the multicourse menu (four and eight courses) draws special-occasion diners on the weekends, the Avilas hope the entrees (bigger portions than those on the eight-course menu; a cheese course also is an option) attracts those looking for an elegant meal that doesn’t require a twoand-a-half hour commitment. The bread — flown in Peach and mozzarella with a balsamic glaze. from France — is Photo courtesy of Le Cep/Nancy Farrar among the best in town; and client-pleasing California wines, including popular Robert Foley and Duckhorn vintages from Napa Valley and Marimar Estate wines from the Russian River Valley, are poured now. Watch for special dinners, too, showcasing wines and Champagne. 3324 W. 7th St.; 817-900-2468 or leceprestaurant.com.

Winslow’s Wine Cafe Perhaps we should call this a “pupdate,” as Winslow’s patio is going to the dogs on Sundays through Labor Day. From 4 to 10 p.m., take your well-behaved pooch to the popular al fresco spot and enjoy happy hour prices and 30 percent off bottles of wine. Every dog gets a homemade treat from the chef. 4101 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-546-6843 or winslowswinecafe.com.

ON THE MOVE Revolver Taco Lounge Owner Regino Rojas is on the move again. RTL will take over the Sera Dining & Wine space (bigger and with more parking) off Forest Park Boulevard as its extended lease comes to an end. Rojas says the West 7th location will stay open a few days before the move, which is projected for the end of July or August. Until then, enjoy the top-notch ceviche, tacos and Mexican specialties that continue to earn RTL praise. 2822 W. 7th St.; 817-820-0122 or revolvertacolounge.com. 6 July-August 2016 76107magazine.com

Oni Ramen Opening Late July Jesús García returns to North Texas after stints in Seattle and intensive training in Japan to open a ramen-centric restaurant as chef and part owner. Now a partner with the owners of Sushi Axiom, García saw a planned North Dallas restaurant fall through before they turned to Fort Worth as an option. Oni Ramen (oni is Japanese for “demon”) takes over the former Kin Kin Urban Thai restaurant, and García In addition to ramen, look for dishes such as ahi poké. Chef Jesús García wants the Photos by Robert Strickland emphasis to be on food and flavor with healthy options including a salad And, yes, a gluten-free option is a possibility. The ramen. Look for table and bar seating and counter full bar will offer specialty cocktails and Japanese service in a fast-casual style, typical of many ramen craft beer, and Jesús also hopes to offer late-night/ shops in Japan. Instead of sushi, raw options might early-morning hours (he would like to stay open until include poké, a raw tuna salad. But the star will be 4 a.m.) on the weekends. While the decor has not specialty soups and build-your-own ramen bowls changed much, do look for the custom-made leather with miso and pork (tonkotsu) broths as well as other masks on the wall. West 7th, 2801 W. 7th St.; protein-based broths using different types of poultry. 817-882-6554 or oniramen.com.




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A. Hooper & Co.

The Colorado-based grocer moved in quickly to the West 7th corridor (it’s across from Montgomery Plaza), taking up much of the revamped space that was Caliber Collision. With the emphasis on nutrition and health, NG offers a small organic produce section, bulk foods, household items, frozen foods, dairy and meat selections, ready-made meals, pet food, books and more. Prices are competitive. Quantities are a bit limited due to the store’s size. There’s also a demonstration kitchen for classes and in-store presentations. The store does not offer paper or plastic sacks (it does sell reusable totes), so take your own. Another tip: Turning into the center can be a bear if you’re heading west during lunch or rush hour. 2501 W. 7th St.; 817-334-0801 or naturalgrocers.com.

It’s only 700 square feet, but Parks Blackwell and her mother, Katherine Blackwell Giuliani, have big plans for the space. Katherine has long held the lease to what was called Gatherings 131, but she only dabbled in retail and used it mainly as a place she could sew. (She did keep the window displays looking nice, however.) Parks recently returned from San Diego and wanted a career reboot, so she nudged her mom into turning the space into a real shop. Thus The Side Shop was born. Their vision is to offer carefully selected items for men and women that are useful and unique. Give them as gifts or keep them for yourself. Either way, they’ll have only a few of each item. They also want to become a creative workspace and offer classes, be it woodworking, watercolor, flower arranging, anything that forces people to put away their smartphones and use their hands and brains. Drinks and snacks will likely be involved, too. See what it’s all about when The Side Shop debuts Sept. 10, Gallery Night. 4119 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 131; sideshopfw.com.

Longtime women’s boutique A. Hooper & Co. closes at the end of July (markdowns continue until then), ending a long run as one of the city’s premiere shopping destinations. One-time employee Emily Korman Adams bought the women’s clothing and accessories boutique from friend and former owner Amy Hooper Trott, now a real estate agent in Fort Worth. The store — Emily kept the name — earned accolades from Lucky magazine and blogs for its unique mix of labels not typically found in small stores. Although the windows typically featured well-dressed mannequins, they truly sparkled during the winter holidays. Instead of showcasing holiday merchandise, Emily dressed the mannequins with angel wings. Come December, we’ll definitely miss one of the favorite sights of the season. 4001 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-348-9911.

Evergreen The closing of Madtosh Crafts on Camp Bowie Boulevard left a big spot open in the retail space anchored on one end by Winslow’s Wine Cafe. The large space has been subdivided, with Evergreen, a women’s accessories and clothing boutique, taking part of it. The look is fairly young, with denim jean shorts, breezy tops and dresses, although there are some Photo courtesy of Paddywax wearable pieces for ladies looking for a bit more fabric. Plus, the goods are quite affordable. We picked up a fun pair of sunglasses for about $24 and a Paddywax Heirloom candle as a gift. Open Tues.-Sat.; 4119 Camp Bowie Blvd. Follow them on Facebook at Evergreen Boutique.


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DEVELOPMENT The Foundry Art led us to M2G Ventures — and Jessica Worman and Susan Gruppi, sisters and owners of the commercial real estate company. The identical twins collaborated with artist Katie Murray on murals for their reboots of mixed-use developments. The mural that caught our attention just off Camp Bowie Boulevard was the first; a second has appeared on the side of a 10,000-square-foot building (see Page 33) that the twins began renovating in June. Named The Foundry, the revamped property is probably best known to 107 residents for tenants M&O Station Grill and Fort Worth Screen Printing (at 200 Carroll St.). Other businesses in the development include the Leonard’s Department Store Museum, Creative Ammo, Art Room gallery — and M2G Ventures themselves. A modern facade is fast appearing beneath extensive scaffolding, and tweaked signage for all businesses is on its way. We’re excited to know that M&O Station,

Rendering courtesy of The Foundry

a resident for nine years, gains a new patio in the revamp. All businesses remain open during renovation, and estimated completion date for The Foundry is Sept. 1. M2G Ventures, 2708 Weisenberger St.; 972-679-7567 or follow them on Facebook. Compiled by Meda Kessler and Babs Rodriguez

UNT Health Science Center expansion Demolition is complete on two administrative buildings, and the ground is scraped along Camp Bowie Boulevard making room for UNTHSC’s new College of Pharmacy, the North Texas Eye Research Institute and the Institute for Molecular Diagnostic and Therapeutic Development. The five-story building is scheduled to open in 2018; the annual research budget at UNTHSC has increased from $18 million to $40 million a year, prompting this expansion. Included is a 3,000-square-foot Healthcare Innovations Lab that combines a medical clinic and interactive learning center for visitors. Also included in the lab is an instructional kitchen for healthy cooking classes. Work begins this summer.

Rendering courtesy of UNTHSC

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As the dirt flies Cranes, dirt haulers and construction crews already are a familiar sight along Montgomery Street and West 7th Street as work continues on the new Will Rogers multipurpose arena and the Left Bank project (including a new grocery store) across from Trinity Park. Here are a couple of other projects in the works in the 107.

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Shop Small. Dream Big. Face it. We all love to eat, and food often can be the one thing that connects us. How many of you have thought of or dabbled in the idea of starting your own restaurant or business because you love food? But such a venture isn’t for the weak of heart or bank account. While your concept might be sound and your product beloved by family and friends, there are highs and lows in

starting a business. Fortunately, there are those people who persevere and follow their heart and passion. In each issue, we hope to introduce you to a few who are our neighbors in the 107. Here you’ll meet Carolyn Phillips of Alchemy Pops, who is now full time with her ice pops business. You’ll also get to know Nick Walker and Rachel Upson of The Salty Pig Sausage Co.

The Daily Grind


The owners of The Salty Pig believe all natural makes a difference. The proof is in the taste.

Nick Walker and Rachel Upson, owners of The Salty Pig Sausage Co. Photo by Ron Jenkins

By Meda Kessler

oes all sausage taste the same? We’re here to emphatically tell you that no, it doesn’t. Fresh ingredients are far superior to chemicals, and sausage should not be thought of as a product using inferior cuts of pork. Which brings us to The Salty Pig Sausage Co. When we met first Rachel Upson at The Clearfork Farmers Market, she was manning a couple of coolers packed with frozen brats, breakfast sausage, Italian sausage and chorizo. As we’re always interested in supporting local, we bought several items to sample (packages come in full and half pounds). The ingredient list printed on the back of the package also sold us: no chemicals or additives; just all-natural meat, herbs and spices, plus free-range eggs and milk. More than a month later, we still make sure The Salty Pig Sausage Co. is one of our first stops at the market, so we get what we want before items sell out. Recently, we had a chance to sit and talk with husband-and-wife company owners Nick Walker and Rachel Upson at their Arlington Heights home, which they bought in 2013. First things first: They don’t raise pigs in their backyard. We checked, of course. But they do grow the herbs and garlic they use in the 10 July-August 2016 76107magazine.com

sausage. Nick is the trained butcher and chief sausage maker. “I grew up in Seattle and started working in a butcher shop when I was 18. We got to work on a lot of interesting stuff, like goose pepperoni, and it really sparked my interest in the business.” Today, he works in the meat department of Central Market Southlake, starting work at 4 a.m. on weekdays. Rachel is in the sausage business admittedly because of Nick. She grew up in Shreveport and went to TCU. The young couple met in Morocco doing volunteer work, and a long-distance relationship blossomed into something deeper. Rachel moved to Seattle, but now the couple is settled in Fort Worth. Rachel previously was a wellness coach, but now devotes all of her time to The Salty Pig. Nick’s work schedule gets him home early enough that they have time to make sausage,

using an off-site commercial kitchen. They spend weekends checking out nearby farms and ranches to source seasonal products. Most recently they have used blueberries from Edom’s pick-your-own Blueberry Hill Farms, Desert Creek Honey from Blue Ridge, peaches from Baugh Farms in Wills Point and pork

YO U’RE I NVI T ED TO ENJO Y O UR SUMMER CLASSI CS SP E CIA L ME NU $99 F O R T W O UNT I L LA B O R DAY Choice of One Soup/Salad Each: The Salty Pig brats are perfect as a hot dog substitute. Or go breadless and pair them with a good sauerkraut. Photos by Aaron Dougherty

from Full Quiver Farms in Kemp. The flavors meld nicely. We especially like the touch of garlic in the breakfast sausage and the way the melted cheese balances the bite of fresh peppers when we grill the jalapeno-cheddar sausage (remove from the casing if you’d like to make patties instead of links). We top the juicy brats with grilled veggies and smear the entire mess with good mustard. After answering customers’ queries about what kinds of rubs they use, the couple started selling some in small jars to be added to everything from chicken to fish. Right now they’re making 50 to 70

pounds of sausage a week and have watched those numbers grow. “We would love to one day supply a local chef with our sausage,” says Nick, who in his downtime likes to check out the local restaurant scene with his wife. “Until then,” says Rachel, “we’re grateful to find and meet new customers at the markets.”

Chilled Texas Corn and Potato Soup blue crab, sweet pepper piperade

Baby Iceberg

sun burst tomatoes, Pederson’s bacon, smoked blue cheese, buttermilk dressing

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Entrée: Petite Filet and Maine Diver Scallop

roasted garlic, shallot potato cake, American caviar butter sauce

Choice of two sides: Starch Mac ‘n Cheese – Texas 1015 onions Smoked Potato Puree – cheddar, tomatoes Fingerling Steak Fries – fermented chili aioli Koshihikari Fried Rice – organic egg

Vegetable Rubs and seasonings are sold by the jar.

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THE DETAILS The Salty Pig Sausage Co. Purchase at West 7th Farmers Market, 5-8 p.m. Thursdays, 2913 Crockett St.; west-7th.com or The Clearfork Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 4801 Edwards Ranch Road; farmersmarket1848.com. Follow the sausage company on Facebook (The Salty Pig Sausage Co.) and Instagram (TheSaltyPig) to learn more.

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Pop Star By June Naylor

Photos by Carolyn Cruz

Mobile refrigerated carts have given Alchemy Pops owner Carolyn Phillips a way to take her act on the road in style. 12 July-August 2016 76107magazine.com

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Carolyn Phillips keeps cool as her business heats up.

W THE DETAILS Alchemy Pops For more information, send an email to info@ alchemypops.com or visit alchemypops.com.

Straight Up Strawberry and Grapefruit Hibiscus are two of her fruity flavors.

component. For now, it’s a mobile name “because it’s about creating hen her husband asked Carolyn business, as she takes one of two freezer something worth sharing with people.” Phillips last year why two freezers came carts to private events at homes and Partnering with Pearl Snap Kolaches to occupy the dining room in their home businesses, plus special events such so she could access that commercial — they’ve lived in Arlington Heights for as wedding receptions. Carolyn does kitchen was an easy fit, as Pearl Snap three-and-a-half years — she knew she custom flavors, often stamping the had to ’fess up: She officially had entered owner Wade Chappell had incubated bride’s and groom’s names on the his business at The Lunch Box on the frozen pop business. pop sticks. Whatever the occasion, the Camp Bowie before he found his Alchemy Pops began innocently Alchemy Pops cart gets dressed up with own building. Wade paid that favor enough. While working full time for a theme-appropriate decorations. forward for Carolyn, giving her a place Fort Worth nonprofit in 2015, the Waco Thanks to her background in to make and grow Alchemy Pops. native began making frozen liquornonprofits, she loves doing what she Pearl Snap customers can buy the pops infused pops for friends on nights and calls “pops for a cause” events, donating weekends. Soon a friend steered Carolyn at the kolache shop, too (4006 White a portion of sales to charities and Settlement Road). to a wedding reception gig. A legit side partnering with fundraiser party hosts. Business has boomed, to the extent business quickly blossomed. Along with appearances at events like that Carolyn now works full time along “I call it a dream job because I just the Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival, with at least two TCU interns. The dreamed it up. I was experimenting she’s able to get Alchemy Pops in front students help her with blogging, social with ingredients and boozy flavors for of the public, too. Look for an Alchemy media and everything else that comes parties, and people quickly responded cart at University Park Village, between with growing a young business. They positively. When that happens you Pottery Barn and Michael Kors, through brainstorm and figure out what works think, ‘Do it.’” the month of July. Check for other and what doesn’t. The fundraiser-cum-entrepreneur appearances on Alchemy’s Facebook “Right now, it’s the pasta-test time. We graduated from TCU in 2009 with page. kind of throw things against the wall to a business degree, then earned a On July 21, enjoy margaritas made see what sticks,” Carolyn says. master’s degree in sustainability, with with Carolyn’s frozen treats she calls The search is on for a bigger an emphasis on food systems, from poptails at a happy hour event with space, possibly one with a storefront Arizona State. With a passion for locally Pegaso Mexican Diner, 3516 and regionally grown, natural Bluebonnet Circle, to mark ingredients, she combs the farmers National Tequila Day. markets for ingredients. She gets strong support from Seasonal flavors include Peach home, naturally, from husband Jalapeno, Strawberry Lemonade, Wiley Phillips, whom she met in Watermelon Basil, Honey business school at TCU. Though Grapefruit, Grapefruit Hibiscus and Wiley works as a banking business Orange Dreamsicle. Year-round consultant, the two joke that flavors include Honey Lavender he could always go to work as and Cream as well as Cold-Brew Carolyn’s dishwasher. Coffee and Cream. Though Carolyn He’s happy for her success — likes to put together ingredients and even happier that the large that taste good, she’s quick to say she doesn’t consider herself a chef. freezers don’t reside in their dining She put alchemy in her business room anymore. Honey Lavender and Cream is a year-round favorite. 76107magazine.com

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West 7th Wool is a well-stocked retail shop but also a gathering place for a special community. Creative displays helped transform a former real estate office into a retail space that’s inviting and user-friendly.

Tight Knit By Babs Rodriguez

Photos by Carolyn Cruz

Take a librarian who has worked in consumer analytics and

education, add an entrepreneurial spirit in search of a new direction and a growing devotion to fiber arts, and what do you get? A new source for fine yarns and handcrafted fiber. Despite zero retail experience, Amy Young opened the doors to West 7th Wool in May. Her girlhood crocheting hobby grew into something more when she found herself with hours of downtime while ferrying two little girls to Montessori, museum schools and other activities. “I was spending up to three hours a day in the car and needed something to do.” She added knitting to her skill set about 12 years ago. Amy also became involved in the community of fiber artists who gathered for knitalongs at Mad Tosh, the popular Camp Bowie store. “I was already thinking fiber arts might be a new direction for me when Mad Tosh closed with no warning. Like everyone else, I was stunned. What’s a girl to do but open her own store?” With the support of her husband, Hunter — he had joined his wife in pondering business ventures even Amy and Hunter Young envisioned a shop that would be more than just a place of commerce — and so it is. before Mad Tosh closed — 30 July-August 2016 76107magazine.com

Thursday nights are reserved for open knitting. Everyone is invited to gather, talk and, yes, work with yarns and fibers.

Cubbies and flat surfaces everywhere allow for optimum browsing and color matching.

Amy launched into action. “I wanted to create a place where people not only can find wonderful yarns and fibers, but also where they can find a community.” The 1,500-square-foot space the couple chose for West 7th Wool underwent a complete transformation from its previous incarnation as an apartment locator’s office. Walls came out, floor and ceiling tiles were removed, and everything was stripped back to the studs. The landlady, Amy recalls, was a little stunned when she dropped in on the work in progress. The Youngs worked closely with Dennis Sisk, president of Horizon General Contractors, and credit him with many of the clever — and cost-efficient — design details. Too, he understood the vibe Amy wanted for the shop: light-filled, comfortable, inviting and fun. Sisk created a dropped ceiling of black acoustical tile and ran pipes from ceiling to floor as the corner posts 76107magazine.com

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A colorful pair of socks is but one example of the handiwork produced on knitting night.

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cubbies they mounted for stashing the skeins. “We bought out every store in Tarrant County and a few in Parker County,” she says. As we visit, a customer settles into the sunny sitting area like she’s just arrived home. She chimes in to say the glory of the store is that the large arched windows mean the fiber colors you see are true. She also seconds the notion that the shop has become home to a community that unraveled when Mad Tosh closed. They come in to shop for materials but also tools of the trade. In addition to hundreds of skeins, the store carries tote bags, shawl pins, stitch makers and more. “I like to call it my haberdashery; my husband thinks I’m crazy.” Amy learned to knit as an adult, but a cousin taught her to crochet when she was 10. “She taught me in the back seat of my grandmother’s car on a road trip to see the Alamo,” she says. That cousin no longer crochets, but she is the one who set up the store’s yarn displays. At the back of the shop, two comfortable rooms with an industrial chic vibe The shop owners bought out local Target stores for hold large tables where enough stackable cubbies to display their wares.

and feet of display cubicles. Some units filled with yarn tower over the space; others are low enough to double as tabletops where customers can spread out their finds. Yarns can be mixed and matched on shelves suspended along the perimeters of the store, too. The shelves were crafted from the solid-core doors of the former offices, an idea of Sisk’s that fell in line with the shop owners’ wish to reuse and recycle existing materials. The Youngs visited every possible Target to buy up the hundreds of white veneer

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Amber Wallace sets up to wind skeins of yarn into “cakes” using special equipment. The compact balls make knitting easier.

instructors conduct classes that range from knitting for children to the fundamentals of spinning. Offerings change month to month. Getting things pulled together and up and running has been a whirlwind, but it seems no stitches were dropped. Six months after Mad Tosh closed, Amy’s vision for the shop has been realized. And she has discovered that people, both individuals and groups, are thrilled to support her. Open knitting on Thursdays has become a must for many of the same fiber arts fans who gathered on Camp Bowie. The mix of attendees? As varied and interesting as the bright and beautiful fibers.

THE DETAILS West 7th Wool Wares range from luxurious to especially affordable: “Many of our customers like to knit for charity causes.” Expect a grand opening in July — check the website or Facebook page for details. Open knitting nights are 5-8 p.m. Thursdays; see the website for calendar of events (including the Aug. 19-28 DFW Yarn Crawl; dfwyarncrawl.com) and classes; prices vary. 3612 W. 7th St., Suite D; 817-731-5044 or west7thwool.com.

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AVOCA Coffee: Cowboys and samurais The Foch Street location of the popular coffee shop/roaster already is drawing customers to its serene setting — high ceilings, lots of natural light, banquette seating. And then, of course, there’s the coffee. The former warehouse calls for unusual art, what with the abundance of wall space, and artist Kelsey Anne Heimerman complied with co-owner Jimmy Story’s request for a mural that is an ode to two classic films, Seven Samurai and cowboy-centric The Magnificent Seven. Director Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Japanese classic was given an Old West remake in 1960; Story thought the mural was fitting, given AVOCA’s remake of its original shop. Heimerman, a Denton-based artist, also has a coffee connection. The past winner of a Nasher Sculpture Center microgrant, she’s cofounder of Shift Coffee in Denton. Caffeine and culture? We’ll take it. 835 Foch St.; 817-878-4249. Photo by Brian Hutson

The Foundry: Dreamers, Part 2 Business partners Susan Gruppi and Jessica Worman (M2G Ventures) and artist Katie Murray continue their muralization of Fort Worth with another variation on their “dream” theme. Gruppi and Worman, who are sisters, run a commercial real estate investment and consulting business. They caught our attention with “Dream on Dreamer.” The wall-size mural is part of the renovation at The Crossing at Camp Bowie. Now we have “Don’t Quit Your Day Dream” at The Foundry, 200 Carroll St., home to beloved M&O Station Grill and near M2G Ventures’ office. Murray’s new project introduces us to a cast of characters, with a single female figure standing out in color while everyone else is black and white. She integrates the building’s conduit and other structural pieces into the mural, which is part of the building’s overall facelift and renovation. (See more on Page 8.) Next up in the Dreamer series? A project on Magnolia Avenue.

Art gazing in the 107 isn’t restricted to galleries and museums. We’re fond of two new murals that have popped up recently.

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Get the kids inspired early with the Kimbell Art Museum’s art-making activities. Photos by Robert LaPrelle, courtesy of the Kimbell Art Museum

Nain painted in Paris in the 1630s-1640s. See more than 50 of their original paintings in the museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion through Sept. 11. $10-$14. KidStuff • Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio The program offers a gallery activity followed by a related art project for children 12 and under. Upcoming themes include “Hats, Helmets, and Crowns” (1-1:45 p.m. July 30) and “Painting Shapes with Picasso” (1-1:45 p.m. Aug. 6, 20 and 27). Free. KidStuff • Pictures & Pages The preschool program for ages 4-6 focuses on children’s books and art activities. In August, the topic is Patricia MacLachlan’s The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse (10:30-11:45 a.m. Aug 2 and 3). Free. KidStuff • Family Fun in Studio A For children 5 and younger who need a freewheeling break from their gallery experience, stop into Studio A for drop-in art activities anytime during regular museum hours.

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MUSEUMS Make the most of summer days by spending some time in the comfortably cooled Cultural District museums. With not-to-be-missed exhibits nearing their close and special programs for children and their adult companions, it’s a great time to visit.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Free admission. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-738-1933 or cartermuseum.org. • “Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis” The work of the Harlem abstract expressionist and civil rights activist spans the 1930s-1970s; see 70 paintings and works on paper pulled from both public and private collections before it closes Aug. 21. KidStuff • Artful Alphabet The museum’s summer storytime series, Artful Alphabet, draws connections between children’s books and artwork for ages 3-8.10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays through July 27.

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Admission, $4-$10. 3200 Darnell St.; 817-738-9215 or themodern.org. • “Frank Stella: A Retrospective” Don’t miss seeing abstract painter Frank Stella’s retrospective before summer’s over; expect his familiar bold, geometric works, but some notable departures in style, too. (Bargain lovers will want to pencil in their visit for a Sunday — the Modern’s “free Sundays,” Fort Worth Museum of introduced in 2015, have been extended through the Science and History end of 2016.) Through Sept. 18. Regular admission, $11-$15. KidStuff • Wonderful Wednesdays Children ages 1600 Gendy St.; 817-255-9300 or 4 and up will enjoy a story and gallery project in these fwmsh.org. docent-led programs that focus on works in the • Maker Studio The Innovation Studios museum’s collection. Upcoming topics include the will be humming this summer work of Melissa Miller with hands-on Maker Studio (4-4:45 p.m. activities for ages 8 and up, led July 13) and Frank by museum staff. Topics range Stella (4-4:45 p.m. from molecular gastronomy to Aug. 10). Free. leather working. Drop in any time KidStuff • Drawing between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. from the Collection Thursdays, Fridays and for Children Saturdays through Aug. 13. Separate drawing • “Treasures from the Attic: sessions for ages 5-8 Celebrating 75 Years” Colorful and 9-12 keep this relics from the FWMSH’s collection are artist-led program on th back out for a 75 anniversary exhibit; target for participants, among them, a vignette of cavemen, who are asked to masks from around the world and bring a sketchbook period rooms like a log cabin. The exhibit and pencil. The continues through the end of the year. next program is led Kimbell Art Museum by Sarah Westrup 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-332-8451 and Devyn Gaudet. or kimbellart.org. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and 2-3:30 p.m. • “The Brothers Le Nain: Painters History offers special projects in its Aug. 7. Free. Maker Studios. of Seventeenth-Century France” Photo by Chip Tompkins Brothers Antoine, Louis and Mathieu Le

PERFORMANCES Casa Mañana Deborah Paris’ Milkweed and Monarch Image courtesy of Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Botanical Research Institute of Texas National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Admission, $8-$10. 1720 Gendy St.; 817-476-3263 or cowgirl.net. • “No Turning Back: The Art of Veryl Goodnight” The Colorado-based painter and sculptor shows works that pay homage to Western women, horses and wildlife. July 22-Oct. 30. KidStuff • Cowpoke Camp A series of two-hour camps offers 6- to 10-year-olds a closer look at Western artists and ideas. Upcoming topics include Life on the Prairie (July 15), Saddle Up (July 22) and Horsing Around (July 29). Camps run 10 a.m.-noon; fee, $15. Registration required.

“The Nature of Things: Daphne Prairie” Deborah Paris’ new oil paintings of Texas’ historic tallgrass prairie are featured at BRIT from Gallery Night into fall. In addition to landscapes, look for close-up views of flora and fauna as well as charcoal drawings and etchings. Opening reception, 4-9 p.m. Sept. 10. Through Oct. 20. Free. 1700 University Drive; 817-332-4441 or brit.org.

Jesus Christ Superstar The musical about Christ’s last days from Judas’ perspective has a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Sept. 10-18. 3101 W. Lancaster Ave.; 800-745-3000 or casamanana.org.

Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth Modern Dance Festival Gus Solomons jr, a dancer and choreographer who became well known for his work with Merce Cunningham in the 1960s, joins the festival as lecturer and performer, connecting dance to visual art. Solomons was in the original cast of Cunningham’s “Scramble,” which featured sets by contemporary artist Frank Stella, whose work is currently on exhibit at the Modern. July 25-26 and 30-31. Free admission. Grand Lobby and Museum Auditorium, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.; 817-922-0944 or cdfw.org.

Fort Works Art 2100 Montgomery St.; 817-759-9475 or fortworksart.com. • “Marshall Harris: Do Not Try This at Home” Photorealistic works rendered in graphite on Mylar by a Fort Worth-based artist. Through July 23. • “Coquette” Dan Lam’s drippy polymorphous sculptures, made from foam and acrylic, seem to melt off the shelf. Aug. 2-Sept. 17; opening reception, 6-11 p.m. Aug. 6; closing reception, noon-10 p.m. Sept. 10.

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Daryl Gannon’s The Extent of an Unpredicted Event (acrylic on canvas; 40 by 30 inches) Image courtesy of Art Room

GALLERIES Fall Gallery Night is noon-9 p.m. Sept. 10; check fwada.com for the full program just before the big day. In the meantime, check out new offerings in local galleries this summer. Admission is free.

Art Room “THREE” The new group exhibition includes the work of eight artists. Among them is Daryl Gannon, whose work often includes familiar toys that connect him to childhood, and Jave Yoshimoto, whose woodblockinfluenced “Disaster series” is rendered in stylized detail. Gallery hours by appointment. Through July 27. 2712 Weisenberger St.; artroom.space.

Gallery receptions, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 5. Exhibits, July 8-Aug. 27. 1300 Gendy St.; 817-738-1938 or fwcac.com. • “Joe Morzuch: Paintings and Drawings” The artist looks at mundane objects in a new way in his modern take on the still life. • “Perpetual Motion: A Locked Room Mystery” Candace Hicks explores a fascination with coincidences, recorded in journals.

William Campbell Contemporary Art “Works from the Secondary Market” Contemporary pieces by notable artists — among them, Donald Sultan, Howard Hodgkin and even Salvador Dalí — are featured in a show of previously sold works that are back on the market. Through Aug. 2. Free. 4935 Byers Ave.; 817-737-9566 or williamcampbellcontemporaryart.com.

This year’s Modern Dance Festival features Gus Solomons jr, center, shown here in a past Fort Worth performance with dancers Carmen de Lavallade and Dudley Williams. Photo by Milton Adams


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National Theatre Live The series broadcasts performances, filmed live in high-definition, from London to cinemas around the world. $12-$20. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.; 817-923-3012 or amphibianproductions.org. • The Audience Peter Morgan’s play about the private meetings The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History hosts a social hour for adults with live music and cash bar. between Queen Elizabeth II and Photo by Chip Tompkins her prime ministers over the last 60 years stars Helen Mirren. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 27. • A View from the Bridge Playwright Arthur Fort Worth Museum of Science Miller’s story of immigration, love and betrayal is and History set in an Italian-American neighborhood in 1950s Science on Tap — Cheers to Science New York. Sept. 10-14. and History It’s grown-up social hour at the FWMSH. Explore exhibits, galleries and even the planetarium; a Live Chat Lounge features speakers, and hands-on projects invite participation. There’s live music from The Front, plus small plates and a cash bar (one drink is included with advance ticket purchase). 6-10 p.m. July 22. Admission, $15-$20. 1600 Gendy St.; 817-255-9300 or fwmsh.org.

National Cutting Horse Association Summer Cutting Spectacular Judgment, skills and speed — both rider and horse are tested in the NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular, where the two work as a team to remove one calf from the herd and, even trickier, prevent it from returning. The competition includes the Youth World Finals July 25-27 and Best of the West shopping. July 16-Aug. 6. Admission is free except for the Aug. 6 finals, $10-$40. 3401 W. Lancaster Ave.; 817-244-6188 or nchacutting.com.


Yoshifumi Kondo’s Whisper of the Heart (1995; G) screens at the Anime Film Festival at the Modern this summer.

West 7th KidStuff Chalk Art Festival Back for its second year, West 7th’s Chalk Art Festival features three professional artists who will produce works in chalk over the course of several hours. There’s also an amateur contest for those interested in creating a 4- by 4-foot work of chalk art on-site; kids can get in on the fun at the children’s chalk area. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 20. Free admission. Crockett and Currie streets; west-7th.com.

The Stolen Shakespeare Guild brings State Fair to the stage. Photo courtesy of Stolen Shakespeare Guild

Stolen Shakespeare Guild Tickets, $15-$22. Sanders Theatre, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St.; 866-811-4111 or stolenshakespeareguild.org. • State Fair The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic follows the story of a family who leaves the farm for a few days for the state fair. Through July 24. • Singin’ in the Rain A love affair and memorable music; Singin’ in the Rain is based on the classic film, and it’ll have you singing along. Aug. 12-28. 36 July-August 2016 76107magazine.com

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FILM Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 3200 Darnell St.; 817-738-9215 or themodern.org. KidStuff • ANIME Film Festival at the Modern From anime classics to more recent releases, the festival screens half a dozen full-length films — and they’re not just for kids. Marc Hairston, a scientist who’s also an anime scholar, introduces and discusses the films at each screening. Saturdays, Aug. 6-20. Tickets, $5-$9 each. KidStuff • Modern Kids — Summer Flicks Selected short films from the New York International Children’s Film Festival. 11 a.m., ages 3-8; and 2 p.m., ages 8 and up. Aug. 2 and 3. Also included is the full-length animated film Mia and the Migoo from award-winning director JacquesRémy Girerd. 2 p.m. Aug. 4. Free.

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The Chalk Art Festival offers art-making opportunities for everyone. Photo by Julien and Lambert Photographic Services

The lawn opens at 6 p.m.; films begin at 8:30 p.m. Free. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-989-5030 or cartermuseum.org. • O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Oscar-nominated film (2000) follows three escaped convicts in the 1930s South; the soundtrack alone makes it worth catching. July 15. • To Kill a Mockingbird The classic movie is based on Harper Lee’s novel about Scout, Jem and Atticus Finch (1962). July 29.

book talk with mary rogers

Summer reads: Prize winners and page-turners


like a well-done short story, so the minute I heard that Adam Johnson had a story collection called Fortune Smiles in bookstores, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy. I’d read The Orphan Master’s Son before it won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and when I closed that one, I put Johnson on my watch list. Then, before I had time to get Smiles, it won the National Book Award for Fiction. So last week I gave up on Monica Hesse’s Girl in the Blue Coat and eagerly turned to Fortune Smiles, a collection of six stand-alone stories. Each showcases Johnson’s gift for storytelling and his ability to create, if not sympathy or acceptance for a character, at least a measure of understanding. Johnson dives not into deep and sparkling waters but instead drags readers into dark pools on moonless nights. He then provides the faintest glow of starlight to illuminate the way through this complex and confusing world. One story deals with a man who creates a hologram of a dead president and talks to this apparition each evening. Another story, set in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, centers on a young delivery man struggling to raise a toddler who may or may not be his son. Some of these stories felt almost novella in length and would have been just as strong with fewer words, but that’s a minor quibble. My favorite was the title piece, “Fortune Smiles,” about two North Korean defectors living in South Korea. The characters are so well drawn that I sometimes laughed out loud and read passages to my husband. Each man has regrets but, like all the characters in this collection, has an escape route if he

chooses to take it. The story I liked the least was “Dark Meadow,” about the shadowy world of kiddy porn and a surprisingly sympathetic look at a character who must decide what to do with his past — and his future. Johnson’s work cracks open the loss, the loneliness, the brokenness and sometimes the unusual or imaginative skill of the characters. What might have been a depressing read from another writer, in Johnson’s hands is sometimes funny, sometimes enlightening and always inventive. These stories also are of extreme denial and toxic grief; stories from which readers might want to turn away, but even those take root in the imagination and beg to be examined again over dinner with friends or in book club.

Your neighbor’s nightstand

Marci Stocker, a stylist for designer clothing line Worth New York, is an avid reader who loves to talk books. She has just finished Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. “It’s just so … so American,” says Marci of this historical account. But Marci is nothing if not an eclectic reader. She’s a fan of historical fiction, too, and so she praised The Swans of Fifth Avenue, a novel by Melanie Benjamin. “It’s very gossipy … a good summer

read,” says Marci of this historically fictionalized romp with writer Truman Capote and the uber-rich socialites of 1950s New York. Merilys Corning, a former teacher who landed in Texas and Fort Worth’s Westside with husband Bruce a few years ago, loves to read. She recently discovered The House at Otowi Bridge: The Story of Edith Warner and Los Alamos by Peggy Pond Church. It’s an old book, says Merilys, but so beautifully written it is irresistible. Edith Warner was an interesting woman who grew close not only to the American Indians who lived at San Ildefonso Pueblo near Los Alamos, New Mexico, but also with the atomic scientists whose discoveries there during World War II changed history. A woman who counted almost everyone she met as a friend, Warner apparently had a profound effect on those around her. My friend Judy Nelson was so impressed with Amp’d: A Novel that she sent an email to a group of readers praising this work by Ken Pisani. It is the story of a man who loses his hand in a car accident. He is never one to find the silver lining, but this story is filled with wry and witty observations, says Judy. It is ultimately a story about feeling incomplete. Mary Rogers is a Fort Worth-based freelance writer. Contact her at mary@maryrussellrogers.com.


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WHO’S WHO OF FORT WORTH Meet some of the people behind local businesses and leaders in various fields who call west Fort Worth home.



Personal Injury Law The Law Office of Greg Jackson 201 Main Street, Suite 600 • Fort Worth 817-926-1003 • gregjacksonlaw.com


ttorney Greg Jackson is known for talking straight to clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases, as well as for the interest he takes in the challenges those clients face as they are considering their legal options. Jackson gives the personal attention clients value. He is an experienced trial attorney who knows both the injured party’s side and the strategies used by the defense in personal injury cases, an advantage gained by experience on both sides of the docket. Jackson, who earned B.B.A. and J.D. degrees from Baylor University, received an AV Preeminent peer review rating from 2005 to the present. He has served as President of the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association and Chair of the Board of the Texas Young Lawyers Association. He has been board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2001.


J.R. Daugherty, Mike Daugherty


Family Automotive Sales Honda in Fort Worth 3400 W. Loop 820 South • Fort Worth 817-696-4000 • hondaoffortworth.com


very Honda dealership has access to the same cars and the same parts from Honda. What sets Honda of Fort Worth apart is how we treat our customers and the caliber of people we employ. You could say we’re a family organization as far as personnel goes. Brothers Mike and J.R. Daugherty, for

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example, started as salespersons. Mike has moved up to finance manager and J.R. was promoted into internet sales in used cars. They have the expertise to help you find the car you need and guide you through the paperwork so you can drive it home.


Brian Byrd, Richard Byrd Sr., Rick Byrd, Stephen Byrd


Family Automotive Service Honda in Fort Worth 3400 W. Loop 820 South • Fort Worth 817-696-4000 • hondaoffortworth.com


ichard Byrd Sr. and his three sons work in the service and parts department. Richard, who works the retail parts counter, has been here 18 years. Rick, a Honda Master Technician, has a 15-year record and Bryan, who has been here 14 years, is shop foreman and a Honda Master Technician. Stephen, a technician, has been with us four years. By their long track records with Honda in Fort

Worth, you can see the expertise and the commitment to excellent service these men possess. Come by to see what a difference knowledgeable, dedicated employees like these make in your customer experience. Let Honda of Fort Worth help you with new and pre-owned cars, vehicle service and genuine Honda parts.



Kitchen & Bath Experts Expressions Home Gallery 5001 Bryant Irvin Road N. • Fort Worth 817-259-0920 • expressionshomegallery.com


xpressions Home Gallery is your premier resource for all your bath and kitchen needs. Our mission is to provide the products and services to help you transform your home into a fully customized, luxurious environment that improves not only the value of your home but your quality of life.

We have built our business on a sound foundation of trust and integrity and have been guiding clients through all the choices involved in building/remodeling projects. Our expert consultants provide the right amount of guidance at every step, while our showrooms let you truly experience the finest and most exclusive brands for your kitchen, bath and hardware needs. We work to make the process easy and enjoyable. Stop by our world class showroom, grab a cup of coffee and experience it for yourself.




Fort Worth Lighting & Hardware 5107 E. California Parkway • Forest Hill 817-534-8500 • ftworthlighting.com


hether you are a builder, are building a new home for yourself, remodeling your existing home or just need one or two pieces to complete your decor, Fort Worth Lighting & Hardware has an impressive array of high-quality indoor and outdoor lighting and home accents to meet your specifications.

Our friendly and knowledgeable licensed designers and lighting consultants can help you find innovative solutions to your design challenges and answer your hardware questions. Fort Worth Lighting offers a variety of fine products that will bring beauty and light into your home: • Ceiling lights • Lamps • Wall lights • Outdoor lighting • Fans • Mirrors, paintings • Decorative accessories Visit our showroom or our website to see the beautiful, interesting options we have to brighten your home.


From left to right names are: Whitney Cardwell, Shayne Moses, Alyson Halpern, Tim Howell, David Palmer and Brooke Allen.


Business Litigation Moses, Palmer & Howell LLP 309 W. 7 th St., Suite 815 • Fort Worth 817-255-9100 • mph-law.com


PH attorneys possess a wealth of knowledge and experience, having represented a vast array of clients including Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities, small businesses and individuals. We represent clients in business litigation involving banking, oil and gas, real estate, fiduciary, probate and

various other business matters. We also assist our clients with real estate and oil and gas transactions, entity formations and related corporate issues, banking and commercial lending matters. MPH is a fee office for Alamo Title Company with the ability to close commercial and residential real estate transactions. While being conveniently located in downtown Fort Worth, our litigation and transactional practices involve matters throughout Texas and the Southwest. At MPH, we pride ourselves on responsiveness and the personal service we provide to every client. We employ a practical approach, placing an emphasis on obtaining favorable results in the most pragmatic and cost-effective fashion. We welcome the opportunity to meet your legal needs.



Largest Independent Privately Owned Real Estate Brokers Alexander Chandler 6336 Camp Bowie Blvd. • Fort Worth 817-806-4100 • alexanderchandler.com 5123 E. I-20 North • Willow Park 817-546-3310 • alexanderchandler.com 817-201-2539 (cell)


lexander Chandler is America’s #3 Ranked Realtor by the Wall Street Journal Real Trends 2016 Survey for Gross Transactions and #77 in Sales Volume out of 1,167,595 Realtors. Alexander Chandler is President/Broker of Fort Worth’s Largest Owned Independent Brokerage. He is also the #1 agent in Ft Worth for 2015 with 511 transactions totaling $123,436,000 certified by the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors, exceeding any and all sales records in Fort Worth. Alexander Chandler Realty has more than 100 expert agents. In an effort to provide the ultimate in service, Alexander attends the elite Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School and is a trained Negotiator by the Harvard Negotiation Institute at Harvard Law School. Alexander is also a 12th generation Texan, descendant from the last messenger of the Alamo and has a Fort Worth history spanning 7 generations. Alexander Chandler lives by the quote, “Without promotion something terrible happens . . . NOTHING” by P. T. Barnum.


W. Kelly Puls, Mark A. Haney and Stephanie E. Kaiser


Legal Expertise Puls Haney Kaiser PLLC 301 Commerce Street, Suite 2900 • Fort Worth 817-338-1717 • www.pulshaney.com


uls Haney Kaiser is a law firm dedicated to providing high quality legal services in 19 practice groups, including personal injury trial law, business, banking and finance, intellectual property, probate and guardianship, real estate, employment, farming and ranching, construction,

and health care law. The firm’s attorneys have years of experience in significant matters throughout Texas and the United States and have advised various businesses on compliance, regulatory and litigation matters in some of the largest trials and transactions in the state. Mr. Puls served as lead class counsel on the Exxon XTO merger, one of the largest corporate transactions in U.S. history. Mrs. Kaiser has represented various financial institutions on critical issues, and Stephanie and Mr. Haney have both obtained Top 100 Verdicts in the United States with their trial teams. The firm has offices in Fort Worth and Austin and is happy to support the Fort Worth community.


Aimee Plummer, Christie Plock, Dr. Robin S. Carson and Melinda Bronstad


Audiologists Robin S. Carson, Au.D. Carson Hearing Care 5104 Camp Bowie Blvd. • Fort Worth 817-737-4327 • carsonhearing.com


r. Robin Carson knows that finding a hearing health-care provider who specializes in tailormade, fine-tuned plans to meet individual needs is just as important – even more so – than simply getting the right hearing device. Unlike many hearing aid providers, Dr. Carson has a doctorate in audiology, which allows Carson Hearing to handle an extensive scope of hearing

health care for all ages. “Audiology is more than a hearing aid,” Dr. Carson explains. “It’s the art, science and technology of complete hearing health care. All patients receive a personalized plan to meet their needs, based on the extent of their hearing loss, the level of technology appropriate for their lifestyle, dexterity, cosmetic concerns and their budget. There are so many options and always a solution for everyone.” Wearing hearing aids herself, Dr. Carson knows firsthand the obstacles her patients face, and she has more than 20 years of experience. Today, she’s joined by specialist Christie Plock, with more than 25 years of experience in creating specialized solutions for hearing loss. “Being fit with hearing instruments is a process, not an event,” Dr. Carson explains. She and her staff provide an improved quality of life and continue to work with patients long after the selection and fitting of devices.


Left to Right: Vishal Patel MD, Neil Shah MD, Chris Happ DO, Jason Tinley MD (Founder), David Smith PA-C. Not pictured: Velma Thomas-Aguilar PA-C, Chris Moore NP.


Quality Spine Care DFW Center for Spinal Disorders 6900 Harris Parkway, Suite 310 • Fort Worth 817-916-4685 • dfwspinecenter.com


FW Center for Spinal Disorders believes in improving lives through innovative spine care in a compassionate, patient-centered environment. Our doctors, who have been serving patients in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area since 2009, are spine specialists first and spine surgeons second.

Our specialties include minimally invasive spine surgery, motion preservation, lumbar degenerative disc disease, lumbar spondylolisthesis and stenosis, cervical and lumbar disc herniation, cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy and spinal tumors and trauma. Our physicians also treat conditions such as back pain, neck pain, bulging discs, compressed nerves, sciatica, scoliosis and degenerative disc disease. We have nine convenient locations to make it easy for you to get the care you need: Arlington, Burleson, Dallas, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Las Colinas, Plano, Southlake and Weatherford.


Claire Berkes, Joseph Berkes, Chelsea Albright


Residential Real Estate Experts The Joseph Berkes Group Williams Trew Real Estate 817-570-9453 • williamstrew.com/agents/joseph-berkes


oseph Berkes has called 76107 home all his life. Wife Claire came to know the area as a student at TCU. This energetic residential real estate team, along with licensed assistant Chelsea Albright, uses its in-depth knowledge of Fort Worth’s west side to find just the right home for its clients.

The Joseph Berkes Group handles every transaction from start to finish, with step-by-step personal attention through the buying process. In business for 15 years, the team believes constant communication and honesty are the only ways to do business. The Joseph Berkes Group’s expertise spans first homes through multi-million-dollar estates, including farm and ranch properties. Take advantage of the Joseph Berkes Group’s commitment and work ethic to find exactly what you’re looking for in 76107.


Angela Baker Kocher and Stan Baker


Private Aviation Baker Aviation LLC Fort Worth Meacham International Airport • Fort Worth 817-625-2055 • Baker-aviation.com


aker Aviation, a truly Fort Worth-based, family-owned company, offers management, maintenance and hangaring for privately-owned aircraft. Our company is a traditional aircraft management and charter company requiring no buy-in or membership fees, making flying with Baker a cost-effective pleasure.

Baker Aviation’s prestigious safety ratings – ARGUS Platinum, IS-BAO Stage 1– and our detailed attention to our clients needs are among the reasons our company has more than tripled in growth in the past three years. We offer convenience, comfort and excellence in the fine details of executive and recreational travel, such as white-glove treatment for your automobile while you travel, catering for your flight and ground transportation at your destination. Our diverse fleet – from turbo props to large cabin jets that seat up to 14 affords us the ability to tailor each experience to every price range and mission.


Diann Edmondson and Kimberly Haschke.


Luxury Day Spas The Woodhouse Day Spa 1624 River Run, #C800 • Fort Worth 817-338-1772 • FortWorth.WoodhouseSpas.com


he Woodhouse Day Spa, the ultimate fullservice luxury day spa, provides the essence of rejuvenation, using organic therapies in a tranquil setting to foster wellness and renewed energy. Diann Edmondson and Kimberly Haschke wanted to promote wellness and health, and The

Woodhouse does that from the moment you step inside. Health benefits begin with Woodhouse Signature Services, everything from skin care to sleep treatments. A four-handed massage and seaweed leaf pedicure are among the relaxing treatments that drain away stress. Or you can spend the day, indulging in body rituals to calm the nervous system or corrective therapies that leave you rejuvenated and feeling profoundly different. Schedule online or come in for a visit to see why The Woodhouse Day Spa experience becomes a way of life.



Financial Advisers Dan Chick EdwardJones® 2966 Park Hill Drive • Fort Worth 817-207-9533


hen it comes to personal financial planning, building a solid plan that incorporates your life’s desires is a good first step, but methodically working the plan is the power behind its successful accomplishment.  We work all of our lives saving money in accounts we hope will fund us safely into and through retirement. Having a plan and working that plan can

help answer the two most frequently asked questions by investors: • Will we run out of money before we die? • How risky do we have to be to reach our goals?   At Edward Jones, Financial Advisor Dan Chick has for the last 18 years provided solutions to help clients build and preserve their wealth for a comfortable, confident retirement and as a legacy to leave the next generation. Located north of TCU in the Park Hill area, clients spend time discussing their life’s goals, risk tolerance and legacy planning.   Getting the plan right is important, sticking to the plan is essential. Monitoring the goal with a trusted advisor is mission critical. Someday, when you aren’t here, all the planning that’s been done, along with money remaining, will transfer to a spouse, family member or favorite cause. Will they say, “Job well done” or “Oh, no”? –Let’s talk.



College Admission Advisers Dr. Linda Atlas 817-946-1628 • Fort Worth drlindaatlas@gmail.com


tlas College Advising was founded by Dr. Linda Atlas Reese to help high school students and their families solve the puzzle of college admissions. As the college application process can be stressful and overwhelming, Dr. Linda Atlas works to help you navigate the application process from start to finish. Dr. Atlas attended an Ivy League Undergraduate

College with a major in the arts and then proceeded on to medical school, earning one of 10 coveted out of state seats at the University of North Texas. She intimately understands the diverse requirements for applying to a Conservatory with a portfolio and the science background required for an engineering or medical career. With personalized, individual attention, Dr. Atlas strives to help you find the school of your dreams. She will listen to your goals and aspirations and work to send you on your path to success. With 24/7 availability and proficient service, she will help you tailor your application to bring it to the next level. Ideally, consultation starts with a one hour session the summer after 8th grade, but Dr. Atlas is available to help wherever you are in the college application process. Atlas College Advising exists to help you find a college where you can thrive and to assist you in reaching your greatest potential.



Personal Home Style Adrian Wright Wright at Home 4818 Camp Bowie Blvd. • Fort Worth 817-989-8222 • wrightathomefw.com


hether it is your home in the city or some faraway retreat, Adrian Wright can create the comfortable ambiance you’re looking for. Wright at Home, on the bricks in the historic Camp Bowie district, offers full interior design services from the blueprint up. Along with sister stores WRARE and WREST, Wright at Home is known for beautiful interiors in styles ranging from contemporary to vintage industrial. Providing design services since 1989, the store offers sleek Kravet Furniture and custom designs. Wright at Home is the exclusive source for luxurious Peacock Alley Linens. A line of unique gifts – including candles, frames, journals and objects d’art – makes Wright at Home your first stop for that someone special. The knowledgeable staff always is ready to help with your selections.



Fine Italian Dining Piola Restaurant & Garden 3700 Mattison Ave. • Fort Worth 817-989-0007 • fwpiola.com


t begins with the setting, your choice of dining in the garden or indoors at an elegant candlelit table shared with friends at Piola Restaurant and Garden. The waiter brings your wine selection while you contemplate Tequila-infused Honey Chipotle Quail or Grandma’s Lasagna, with its delicious ricotta and mozzarella melted into luscious tomato sauce. Then you see the waiter walk past your table with Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto, and the aroma of creamy Parmigiano and sun-dried tomato pesto are irresistible. Engage all your senses with the rich dining experience at Piola. Chef Bobby Albanese and his wife Donna create the unforgettable with authentic recipes and an ambiance harkening to the Old World. Close to the Cultural District, Piola is a place to share table talk with friends over wine and delicious cuisine.



Senior Home Healthcare Visiting Angels 1020 Summit Ave. • Fort Worth 817-877-1616 • visitingangels.com


ale Brock has announced that his daughter, Kathryn Hankinson, has joined Visiting Angels as Director of Client Care Services. She will explain the agency’s services and create a customized care plan for clients.

Kathryn earned a degree in economics from Sweet Briar College and has been an account representative for an advertising agency. She also was president of her alumni association and a member of the Junior League in Atlanta. Dale, a Fort Worth resident who purchased the agency in 2014, serves on the Fort Worth Arts Council board, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Committee. He is an active supporter of the local Alzheimer’s Association chapter. Visiting Angels provides in-home care for all clients’ needs. It also focuses on in-home dementia services, with personalized daily schedules and quality of life tools that provide a higher level of care.



Brenda Blaylock and Susan Semmelman


Westside Real Estate Cantey Ferchill Wilco Realtors 3500 Hulen Street, Suite 100 • Fort Worth 817-984-1771 • wilcorealtors.com


antey Ferchill, a West Side native, has deep Cowtown roots. A graduate of All Saints Episcopal School and Louisiana State University, Cantey began his career as an oil and gas landman. After almost a decade in that field, he explored his lifelong interest in real estate and earned his license. He draws on his Fort Worth roots and extensive knowledge of the real estate market to help clients find their dream home on the city’s West Side.


Design Specialists Grandeur Design 821 Foch St. • Fort Worth • grandeurdesign.com 940-577-1111 or 940-577-1000 brenda@grandeurdesign.com or susan@grandeurdesign.com


randeur Design is owned and operated by experienced, innovative designers who are passionate about helping customers make their dreams a reality. Owners Brenda Blaylock and Susan Semmelmann are experts in all aspects of design, which includes their in-house resources – along with artists and installers – to create custom drapery, bedding, upholstery, wood working and floral arrangements allowing for turn-key projects. Grandeur Design consistently delivers an outcome that is unique and creative while making the experience fun and exciting. Visit Grandeur Design online at grandeurdesign.com to see more of what Grandeur Design can do for you.


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Lauren Aycock and Kelsey Steber


Kristi Miller and Heather Masterson


Fitness Studios

Professional Organizers

Pure Barre

Urban Organizers LLC

3400 W.7 th St., #101 • Fort Worth 817-677-8731• purebarre.com

4108 Sarita Drive • Fort Worth 214-538-0090 • Follow us on Facebook


ure Barre is more than just a workout – it’s a lifestyle. Our studio fosters a strong sense of community that welcomes clients of all backgrounds and fitness levels to empower them in achieving their fitness goals. Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective way to safely change your body. After six years of Pure Barre classes, owners Kelsey Steber and Lauren Aycock have seen constant changes mentally and physically. Come see what Pure Barre can do for you.

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eather Masterson and Kristi Miller started Urban Organizers LLC to create order in your life. Drawing on consulting experience from The Container Store to years of corporate marketing and event planning, they’ve got you covered in every aspect of your organizational needs. They work as a team to maximize productivity and efficiency, giving you more time to do the things you enjoy in life. Life is too short to be unorganized.





Twin Kell Cleaners 4011 Camp Bowie Blvd. • Fort Worth 4902 Colleyville Blvd., Suite 100 • Colleyville 817-738-9975 • twinkellcleaners.com


win Kell Cleaners, established in 1989 by twin brothers Kent and Kevin Kell, continues a tradition of excellence begun by their grandparents in 1932. They offer dry and wet cleaning, bleaching, shirt service, fabric consultation, dyeing, restoration, reweaving, expedited services and care for formals, delicate garments and leathers. Trust Twin Kell to provide the cleaning services you hope for, from your everyday clothing to the most precious garment you own.


Full Service Traditional Real Estate Points West Agency 601 FM 1187 • Aledo 817-717-6036 • pointswestagency.com


oints West Agency is a full-service, traditional and luxury real estate company focusing on Tarrant, Parker and Denton counties, as well as the U.S. Highway 377 West corridor. Ryan Pafford and the eight other Points West agents leverage cutting-edge digital tools to bring residential real estate into the “real time” sales age since buyers like the immediacy of digitally seeing a new listing first and sellers like the faster buzz generated by digital marketing.


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Wherever you go, we’re there for you. WHO’S WHO OF


360 Catering and Events 801 W. Shaw St. • Fort Worth 817-714-8996 • 360cateringandevents.com


60 Catering and Events has earned an exceptional reputation for providing exquisite food prepared from scratch, flawless service and creative presentation, just what you want for your special occasion. Owner Cody Hickman partners with many fine venues to provide a dining experience that will leave your family and clients talking long after your celebration. Our extensive menu incorporates only the finest and freshest meats, fruits and vegetables. See the 360 Catering website for details and extensive culinary offerings.

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dining guide

This is a partial list of restaurants in the ’107 area. All listings are published on a space-available basis. Some fast-food and chain restaurants have been omitted. $ ($0-$10), $$ ($10-$20), $$$ ($20-$30), $$$$ ($30-$40), $$$$$ ($50-$60)

AMERICAN/SOUTHERN ••••••••••••••• The Buffet Restaurant Choose from a rotating menu of soups, salads, quiche, sandwiches and desserts inside the Kimbell Art Museum. Open daily for lunch and on Friday nights for dinner. ($$) 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-332-8451; kimbellart.org Buttons Southern comfort-food favorites including Sunday brunch. Enjoy the live music as well as the food. ($$) Chapel Hill Shopping Center 4701 West Freeway, Suite 100; 817-735-4900; buttonsrestaurant.com Café Modern This sophisticated restaurant — open weekdays for lunch, Fridays for dinner and brunch on Sundays — inside the Modern Art Museum overlooks the museum’s serene reflecting pool. The menu focuses on local and seasonal fare. ($$) 3200 Darnell St.; 817-840-2157; themodern.org/cafe Clay Pigeon Food & Drink Chef Marcus Paslay emphasizes using the best-quality seasonal ingredients, be it a specialty flatbread or a house-made pasta. And the housemade desserts are not to be missed. ($$$) 2731 White Settlement Road; 817-882-8065; claypigeonfd.com Cork & Pig Tavern From Felipe Armenta Jr., the chef who brought us The Tavern, Pacific Table and Press Cafe, comes a new casual spot in the old AF+B spot. The main dining room has been given a more user-friendly makeover, and the menu is a mix of everything from wood-fired pizzas to substantial salads to halibut fish and chips. And the lively cocktail menu keeps the mixologists busy. Saturday and Sunday brunch starts at 9 a.m. ($$) West 7th, 2869 Crockett St., 817-759-9280; corkandpig.com

Daybreak Cafe & Grill This cozy diner is known for its affordable breakfasts, including huge breakfast burritos big enough to share. Enjoy burgers and sandwiches at lunch. Dine in or drive through if you’re in a rush. ($) 2720 White Settlement Road; 817-335-0805

Michaels Cuisine A Fort Worth favorite turns 25 this year. Contemporary ranch cuisine at lunch and dinner continues to blend the flavors of Mexico with Southern cooking. A bar menu emphasizes more casual fare. ($$$) 3413 W. 7th St.; 817-877-3413; michaelscuisine.com

East Hampton Sandwich Co. Filling sandwiches (all can be served as a salad, too). Don’t miss the lobster roll. Wine and beer also available. ($$) WestBend 1605 S. University Drive; 817-887-9928; ehsandwich.com

Montgomery Street Cafe Go for a hearty breakfast or choose a lunch of chicken-fried steak. The food and friendly service keep folks coming back. ($) 2000 Montgomery St.; 817-731-8033

Fred’s Texas Cafe Enjoy a signature Fredburger and a schooner of cold beer inside or on the patio. On Sunday, opt for biscuits and gravy before the burger crowd shows up for lunch. ($) 915 Currie St.; 817-332-0083; fredstexascafe.com

Ol’ South Pancake House Open 24 hours a day, choose from breakfast specialties such as German pancakes to heartier fare for lunch and dinner. The people-watching is free. ($) 1509 S. University Drive; 817-336-0311; olsouthpancakehouse.com

Gardens Restaurant On the grounds of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, this casual restaurant offers lunch along with a Sunday buffet. ($) 3220 Rock Springs Road; 817-731-2547; gardensrestaurantandcatering.com

Righteous Foods This natural-foods cafe and bar focuses on healthy eating — with an emphasis on greens and grains — for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bar offers a lively blend of concoctions, alcohol or not. ($$$) 3405 W. 7th St.; 817-850-9996; eatrighteously.com

Jazz Cafe This eclectic and cozy eatery serves up Greek specialties for lunch and breakfast on the weekends. ($) 2504 Montgomery St.; 817-737-0043 Mash’d The cocktail menu is based around moonshine but, even if you don’t imbibe, you’ll enjoy the food. Lunch, dinner and brunch all feature a wide-ranging menu of shareable appetizers, burgers and complete entrees. ($$) West 7th 2948 Crockett St.; 817-882-6723; mashd.com Lucile’s Stateside Bistro From blackboard specials to the catch of the day, dine in a familyfriendly atmosphere. Brunch is served on weekends. ($$) 4700 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-738-4761; lucilesstatesidebistro.com

Sweet Tomatoes Compose your own from the salad bar. A variety of soups and breads rounds out the offerings, along with serve-your-own soft-serve ice cream and other desserts. ($) West 7th 2901 W. 7th St.; 817-348-8533; souplantation.com The Egg & I The Colorado-based franchise offers breakfast all day starting at 6 a.m.; soups, sandwiches and salads also are available for lunch. ($) Village at Camp Bowie 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 280; 817-731-3447; theeggandirestaurants.com

The Secret Garden Restaurant Located inside the Montgomery Street Antique Mall, this popular lunch spot attracts both mall shoppers and loyal clientele. Look for salads, including a chicken Waldorf, soups, sandwiches along with desserts. Or check out the “High Tea” for $10.95 and by reservation only. ($) 2601 Montgomery St.; 817-763-9787; montgomerystreetantiques.com Vickery Cafe This breakfast-lunch spot is hopping thanks to stellar earlymorning fare and rotating lunch specials such as blackened catfish and smothered pork chops. ($) 4120 W. Vickery Blvd.; 817-731-9933; vickerycafe.com ASIAN/SUSHI ••••••••••••••• Blue Sushi Sake Grill Enjoy classic sushi, specialty rolls and a selection of hot plates in a sleek interior. Drink and food specials make it a popular happy hour gathering spot. ($$) 3131 W. 7th St.; 817-332-2583; bluesushisakegrill.com Hanabi Ramen & Izakaya Choose from the ramen menu or enjoy lighter bites of grilled meats and veggies; dumplings, tempura and salads. More options are available at dinner. ($) 3204 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 106; 817-420-6703 King Crab Tap House With a seafood-centric menu ( boiled shrimp, lobster rolls, shrimp po’ boys), the newest tenant at Montgomery Plaza also boasts a lengthy beer list. ($) 2600 W. 7th St., Suite 153. 817-332-0033. Pan Asia Cuisine Offering simple and affordable Japanese, Thai and Chinese dishes, you’ll need several trips to find your favorites. Service is friendly; eat in or carry out. ($) 5913 Donnelly Ave.; 817-615-9188; panasiacuisines.com Happy Bowl Too Enjoy soups, rice, curries and noodle dishes and order carefully if don’t like a little heat. ($) 3431 W. 7th St.; 817-332-3339

Pho District Chef Kenzo Tran offers his take on Vietnamese “street food,” including pho, rice pancakes and banh mi. Full bar including sake. ($$) 2401 W. 7th St., Suite 117; 817-862-9988; phodistrict.com Pho Noodle & Grill Steaming bowls of the Vietnamese noodle soup are the specialty at this family-friendly spot. ($) Chapel Hill Shopping Center 4601 West Freeway, Suite 214; 817-737-3111; phonoodleandgrill.com Sushi Axiom Signature rolls plus other Asian specialties are served in a sleek environment. ($$) Montgomery Plaza 2600 W. 7th St.; 817-877-3331 Szechuan Expect filling portions of American-Chinese food at this popular spot, in business for more than 30 years. ($) 5712 Locke Ave.; 817-738-7300 Thailicious Choose from curries, noodles and fried rice dishes at lunch and dinner in a serene atmosphere. ($$) Chapel Hill Shopping Center 4601 West Freeway, Suite 206; 817-737-8111; lovethailicious.com Thai Terrace Enjoy well-prepared Thai specialities — curries, noodles, soup, salads — at lunch and dinner in a simple setting. ($$) 4220 W. Vickery Ave.; 817-377-2652 BAKERIES/DELIS ••••••••••••••• Blue Bonnet Bakery Along with baked goods and specialty cakes, visit the updated ’20s-era church for lunch, which includes sandwiches, soups and salads. ($) 4705 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-731-4233; bluebonnetbakery.com


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dining guide

This is a partial list of restaurants in the ’107 area. All listings are published on a space-available basis. Some fast-food and chain restaurants have been omitted. $ ($0-$10), $$ ($10-$20), $$$ ($20-$30), $$$$ ($30-$40), $$$$$ ($50-$60) The Cup Enjoy Italian-brand Illy coffee along with Dean & Deluca products. In the evening, it transforms into a wine bar (see listing under “Sip.”) ($) 3909 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-735-5226 Feastivities Choose ready-to-heat meals such as King Ranch chicken casserole and chili spaghetti, add chocolate cake or fruit bars and dinner’s ready (sign up for the weekly email to see what’s cooking). Dine in at lunch. ($) 3637 W. Vickery Blvd.; 817-377-3011; feastivitiesinc.com J.Rae’s Bakery This cheerful bakery offers cupcakes, artfully decorated cookies and an assortment of cheesecakes. ($) 935 Foch St.; 817-332-0090; jraes.com Leah’s Sweet Treats Cakes and cupcakes are the main focus here, although breakfast pastries and java from Cuppa Craft Coffee Co. also are available (as is Wi-Fi). Kids will enjoy the pint-size furniture. ($) 4910 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-731-5223; leahssweettreats.com McKinley’s Fine Bakery A convenient stop for shoppers to grab a bite or get a sweet treat, this counter-service restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as cupcakes, cookies and pies. ($) University Park Village 1616 S. University Drive, Suite 301; 817-332-3242; mckinleysbakery.com Nothing Bundt Cakes Bundt cakes are available in several flavors and sizes, ranging from bite-size “Bundtinis” to cake tiers. Special orders welcome. ($$) 4603 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-989-2253; nothingbundtcakes.com

Panera Bread Panera’s fast-casual concept — with breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings along with free Wi-Fi — makes it a busy spot. ($) 1700 S. University Drive; 817-870-1959; panerabread.com Pearl Snap Kolaches Choose from cinnamon rolls, sausage/sharp cheddar/jalapeno kolaches or classic cream cheese or fruit-filled kolaches. Don’t miss Big Bend Roasters coffee: Get it by the cup or buy bags of whole beans to take home. Classic thin-patty burgers on kolache buns now available at lunch. ($) 4006 White Settlement Road; 817-233-8899; pskolaches.com Roy Pope Grocery Independently owned and family run, this grocer serves prepared foods to go along with hot lunches that includes burgers made to order. Look for smoked rib specials on the weekend. There’s also a new seating area inside. ($) 2300 Merrick St.; 817-732-2863; roypopegrocery.com Swiss Pastry Shop SPS offers cooked-to-order breakfasts (now starting at 7 a.m. instead of 6) and AVOCA coffee; lunch includes a rotating menu of specialty burgers along with soups, salads and deli sandwiches. Starting at 5 p.m., dinner is served (see listing under “German”). ($) 3936 W. Vickery Blvd.; 817-732-5661; swisspastryonline.com BARBECUE ••••••••••••••• Angelo’s Traditional barbecue is available to go or for in-house dining. Popular items include dinners with all the fixings and cold beer. ($$) 2533 White Settlement Road; 817-332-0357; angelosbbq.com Railhead Smokehouse BBQ Barbecue and ice-cold schooners of beer are the specialties here. Dine inside or get your favorites to go. ($) 2900 Montgomery St.; 817-738-9808; railheadsmokehouse.com

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Woodshed Smokehouse Smoked and slow-cooked meats take center stage, although veggie lovers will find a lot to like. Breakfast (limited menu weekdays), lunch and dinner. ($$) 3201 Riverfront Drive; 817-877-4545; woodshedsmokehouse.com BURGERS ••••••••••••• Burgundy’s Local Enjoy grilled burgers cooked to order and hot dogs made with grass-fed beef Thursday-Sunday at Jon and Wendy Taggart’s butcher shop. Dine and then shop for goodies to take home. Seating inside and out. ($) 3326 W. 7th St.; 817-878-2722; burgundypasturebeef.com Brewsters This burger-centric dining spot also offers a big list of draught beers. ($) West 7th 2837 Crockett St.; 817-887-9233 Kincaid’s This former corner grocer is best known for its half-pound burgers and old-fashioned appeal. ($) 4901 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-732-2881; kincaidshamburgers.com M&O Station Grill Signature burgers are popular at this family-owned cafe. Don’t miss Leonards Department Store Museum next door. ($) 200 Carroll St.; 817-882-8020; bestburgerfortworth.com Rodeo Goat Ice House Freshly ground beef patties topped with imaginative ingredients keep this popular restaurant packed at lunch and dinner. ($) 2836 Bledsoe St.; 817-877-4628; rodeogoat.com Tommy’s Hamburger Grill A family-friendly spot known for its classic burgers, served since 1983. Don’t miss the catfish or the club sandwich for a change of pace. ($) 5228 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-569-1111; tommyshamburgergrill.com

FRENCH ••••••••••••• Le Cep Modern French dining via eightcourse or four-course tasting menus, which change monthly. The cheeses are divine; the wine list is adventurous; the setting sleek. For those with smaller appetites or who might not have time for a leisurely meal, Le Cep now offers full-size a la carte items during weekday service. Mix and match from the eight-course menu as well as the cheese cart. ($$$$$) 3324 W. 7th St.; 817-886-8849; leceprestaurant.com Saint-Emilion This intimate bistro offers French classics and off-the-menu blackboard specials. Sit on the small patio in nice weather and enjoy a glass of wine. ($$$$$) 3617 W. 7th St.; 817-737-2781; saint-emilionrestaurant.com GERMAN ••••••••••••• Little Germany Enjoy traditional dishes in a cozy family-friendly atmosphere. ($$) 703 N. Henderson St.; 682-224-2601; littlegermanyfortworth.com Swiss Pastry Shop The bakery turns into a full-service German restaurant after 5 p.m. with traditional dishes such as sauerbrauten and schnitzel along with occasional specials such as a hearty meatloaf. You also can choose from a full menu of specialty burgers. And choose from bakery-case offerings for dessert. Beer and wine available. ($$) 3936 W. Vickery Blvd.; 817-732-5661; swisspastryonline.com GLOBAL ••••••••••••• Kona Grill There’s something for everyone at Kona: Choose from sushi to a Caesar salad to soft-shell crab sliders as well as an extensive vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free menu. Enjoy the climate-controlled upstairs patio. ($$) West 7th 3028 Crockett St.; 817-210-4216; konagrill.com

INDIAN/ETHIOPIAN ••••••••••••• Bombay Grill Traditional Indian dishes are the specialty here, with numerous vegetarian selections. A popular lunch buffet offers dishes such as chicken tikka masala, curries and saag paneer. ($) 4625 Donnelly Ave.; 817-377-9395; bombaygrillindiantx.com Samson’s Samson and Jenber Yosef, who also run the 7-Eleven next door, serve Ethiopian food at lunch and dinner in a small but inviting space. Try a sampler plate to get started and don’t miss the special coffee service. BYOB. ($) 4307 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 214-966-4446

ITALIAN/PIZZA ••••••••••••• Aventino’s Italian Restaurant Cozy with friendly service, enjoy Italian favorites including baked ziti, eggplant Parmigianino, veal Florentine, salmon fettuccine and manicotti. ($$) 5800 Lovell Ave.; 817-570-7940; aventinos.com Bella Italia Along with Italian specialties, enjoy exotic fare such as antelope and buffalo. Sit at the bar for a more intimate experience. ($$$) 5139 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-738-1700 Fortuna This casual Italian spot on Camp Bowie serves traditional baked pastas along with chicken, fish, veal, pizza and pasta. ($$) 5837 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-737-4469 Mama’s Pizza Enjoy the thin-crust, “East Coast” style pizza made to order as well as a daily lunch buffet. ($$) 5800 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-731-6262; mamaspizzas.net Milano’s Ristorante Choose among hearty entrees such as veal marsala and chicken Florentine as well as calzones, pizza and pasta. ($$) 3416 W. 7th St.; 817-332-5226; milanosristorante.com

Olivella’s Look for Neapolitan pizza, housemade cheese, Italian specialities and more. The patio features a retractable roof. ($$) 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-439-7676; olivellas.com Piola Located in a quaint house in the Cultural District, Piola offers classic Italian and Italianinfluenced fare. Patio dining also available. ($$) 3700 Mattison Ave.; 817-989-0007; fwpiola.com Ristorante La Piazza Italian cuisine is prepared with finesse and served in a finedining setting. La Piazza offers dinner only and enforces a dress code. ($$$$) 2930 Bledsoe St.; 817-334-0000; lapiazzafw.com Rocco’s Wood Fired Pizza Pick your own toppings or select from one of the signature woodfired pies. Take-out or delivery only. ($$) 5716 Locke Ave.; 817-731-4466; roccosfortworth.com Thirteen Pies Substantial salads plus woodfired pizzas and specialty drinks are hits at this lively restaurant. Gluten-free crusts available upon request. ($$) West 7th 2949 Crockett St.; 817-769-3590; thirteenpies.com MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN ••••••••••••• Opa! Mediterranean Café Opt for a lamb-beef gyro or a souvlaki platter, featuring marinated and grilled round steak. ($) 2708 W. 7th St.; 817-334-0888 Terra Mediterranean Grill The lunch buffet more than satisfies (vegetarians have many options). Dinner offers a la carte items, and Sunday brunch includes a few surprises. ($$) West 7th 2973 Crockett St.; 817-744-7485; terramedgrill.com

MEXICAN/LATIN ••••••••••••• Blue Mesa Grill Enjoy Southwestern-inspired dishes like blue corn enchiladas along with grilled specialties. Look for the new Carroll Street location to open in this fall. ($$) University Park Village 1600 S. University Drive, Suite 609; 817-332-6372; bluemesagrill.com Chimy’s This casual Tex-Mex spot is famous for the “Gut Rocket,” a chimichanga served with a side of queso, and potent margaritas. ($) 1053 Foch St.; 817-348-8888; chimys.com Chuy’s This Austin export brings its Tex-Mex dishes along with kitschy, fun decor to a prime spot across from Trinity Park. ($$) 2401 W. 7th St.; 817-332-2489; chuys.com Gloria’s Drawing from Salvadoran and Tex-Mex flavors, dishes range from pupusas and plantains to seafood and enchiladas. ($$) Montgomery Plaza 2600 W. 7th St., Suite 175; 817-332-8800; gloriasrestaurants.com La Familia The Tex-Mex menu features bountiful dishes such as fajitas, nachos, tacos, chile relleno and enchiladas. Don’t miss the bean soup. ($$) 841 Foch St.; 817-870-2002; lafamilia-fw.com Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen From the signature tamales to the Wednesday-special empanadas to the fresh and filling salads, it’s tough to narrow down your selection at this bright, airy spot. Sunday brunch now is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($$) 5724 Locke Ave.; 817-570-9555; mariposaslatinkitchen.com Mexican Inn Cafe Tex-Mex combos include stone-ground corn tortillas, chips and salsa. ($) 5716 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-731-1126; mexicaninncafe.com Mi Cocina Enjoy Tex-Mex dishes with flair in the busy two-story dining room or enclosed outdoor patio. Lighter

options include spinach enchiladas and substantial salads. ($$) Chapel Hill Shopping Center 4601 West Freeway, Suite 100; 817-569-1444; mcrowd.com Original Mexican Eats Cafe Home-style, traditional Tex-Mex specialties and a full bar. Patio dining also available. ($$) 4713 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-738-6226; originalmexicaneatscafe.com Revolver Taco Lounge This stylish family-run spot has changed directions a bit with a daily taco bar now available at lunch and a brunch buffet. RTL is planning a move to Forest Park Boulevard in late July or early August. ($$) 2822 W. 7th St.; 817-820-0122; revolvertacolounge.com Salsa Limón Museo Best known for its street tacos and variety of housemade salsas, this cozy spot with a funky patio draws an eclectic crowd. ($) 929 University Drive; 817-820-0680; salsalimon.com Taco Heads One of the original food trucks now has a bricks-and-mortar location. It’s small (20-25 seats inside) but has a spacious patio and plenty of off-street parking. You can get your taco fix as well as elotes, quesadillas and guacamole with chips. Wine, beer and cocktails also available as is coffee. ($) 1812 Montgomery St.; 817-615-9899; tacoheads.com Uncle Julio’s Popular Tex-Mex dishes are fajitas, bacon-wrapped shrimp, quail and enchiladas. Enjoy the spacious dining room or popular patio. ($$) 5301 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-377-2777; unclejulios.com Velvet Taco Global flavors distinguish the tacos at this hip spot or pick up the “backdoor chicken,” a rotisserie bird with excellent sides for $20 cash. ($) 2700 W. 7th St.; 817-887-9810; velvettacofw.com SEAFOOD ••••••••••••• Eddie V’s Prime Seafood Seafood and premium steaks plus a lively bar scene keep this a go-to spot in the Cultural District. ($$$$) 3100 W. 7th St.; 817-336-8000; eddiev.com

Flying Fish Get your fish selection in a basket, plate, salad or po’boy loaf with fries or hush puppies. It’s a casual, seafood-shack atmosphere. ($$) 2913 Montgomery St.; 817-989-2277; flyingfishinthe.net J&J Oyster Bar Enjoy fresh oysters, gumbo, fried seafood, peel-and-eat shrimp and po’boys at this Fort Worth icon. ($$) 612 University Drive; 817-335-2756; jandjoysterbar.com King Crab Tap House With a seafood-centric menu (boiled shrimp, lobster rolls, shrimp po’boys), It also boasts a lengthy beer list. ($) 2600 W. 7th St., Suite 153. 817-332-0033 Pacific Table The menu is sophisticated but approachable with everything from fish to a hearty cheeseburger to a quinoa salad. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday. ($$$) University Park Village 1600 S. University Drive, Suite 601; 817-887-9995; pacifictableftworth.com Waters Opt for fresh seafood in this sleek refined space. Enjoy the raw bar and daily specials — at lunch and dinner. ($$$) West 7th 2901 Crockett St.; 817-984-1110; waterstexas.com Zeke’s Fish & Chips This no-frills spot has been serving baskets of fried seafood for more than 40 years. ($$) 5920 Curzon Ave.; 817-731-3321; zekesfishandchips.net STEAKS ••••••••••••• Hoffbrau Steaks Best known for well-prepared steaks, the straightforward menu includes the popular fried pickles, burgers, soups and salads. ($$) 1712 S. University Drive; 817-870-1952; hoffbrausteaks.com Silver Fox Steakhouse Choose from steaks as well as wellprepared seafood, chicken and lamb dishes. The bar is a popular option for drinks and dinner. ($$$$) 1651 S. University Drive; 817-332-9060; silverfoxcafe.com

WINE BARS/PUBS ••••••••••••• Bar Louie Small plates and entrees accompany cocktails, beers and wine at this popular late-night spot. ($$) West 7th 2973 W. 7th St.; 817-566-9933; barlouieamerica.com The Ginger Man Enjoy craft beers with sandwiches, brats and jumbo pretzels. ($) 3716 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-886-2327; ftworth.gingermanpub.com Max’s Wine Dive Enjoy dinner and brunch menus (Sundays and Mondays) featuring comfort-food favorites with a finedining touch in a casual atmosphere. ($$) 2421 W. 7th St., Suite 109; 817-870-1100; maxswinedive.com Sip Wine Bar The alter ego to The Cup, evening hours mean adult beverages and small plates. ($) 3909 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-735-5226 Social House Fort Worth This gastropub goes beyond brew-friendly fare, with happy hour specials and Sunday brunch served until 4 p.m. ($$) West 7th 840 Currie St.; 817-820-1510; socialhousefortworth.com Times Ten Cellars Cozy with friendly service, enjoy wines made onsite and a menu of small plates like cheese boards, dips plus wood-fired pizzas Wednesday-Saturday. ($$) 1100 Foch St.; 817-336-9463; timestencellars.com Winslow’s Wine Cafe Enjoy sophisticated and seasonal small bites, entrees and desserts along with a solid selection of wine and beer. Brunch served on Sundays. ($$) 4101 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-546-6843; winslowswinecafe.com World of Beer Simple but filling tavern fare with a rotating menu of craft beer, wine and specialty spirits draws a big crowd inside and to the spacious front patio. ($$) Museum Place 3252 W. 7th St.; 682-708-7021 worldofbeer.com


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Wave on Wave

The Trinity River: The blue-green-brown ribbon winds its way through Fort Worth, dissecting the city and neighborhoods, parks and pastures. Unless poked and prodded by Mother Nature (along with a little help from flood control entities), the river typically meanders. It’s seen but seldom heard. The late spring/early summer rains, however, morphed the river into a waterway with an attitude. And when that happens, locals — many of whom live in the 107 — head out for a little action. Monster waves? Not hardly, but certain spots along the river offer enough white water to keep adrenaline junkies happy. Surf the Trinity? Totally. Photo by Ron Jenkins

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76107 Magazine July/August 2016  

What’s new and notable in the 76107 zip code in west Fort Worth.

76107 Magazine July/August 2016  

What’s new and notable in the 76107 zip code in west Fort Worth.