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OPENINGS & UPDATES Covey House Children’s Clothier Always filled to the brim with fashionable clothes and accessories for the younger set, Covey House now has breathing room in its new location. Just a few doors down from its former space, you’ll find more selections plus a smattering of adult-size pieces. Open Wednesday-Saturday. 5800 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 116; 817-439-9137. Pax & Parker Winston Parker Ley and Alari Paxson caught the retail bug early when they both worked as assistant buyers at Julian Gold, a high-end women’s boutique, in San Antonio. They also attended TCU, where Winston earned an MBA and Alari received a BS. She’s from San Antonio and he’s from Corpus Christi, but the friends decided that Fort Worth was the place to launch their own business. Aiming for men and women who appreciate both classic and fashionforward pieces, Pax & Parker enters the somewhat fickle world of Fort Worth retail with a solid lineup including Milly, Paige, Bailey 44, Nicole Miller and Rachel Zoe for her, along with handbags and jewelry; Autumn Cashmere, Billy Reid, Jack Spade, Life After Denim for him. Fort Worth architect Bart Shaw’s store design reflects the modern aesthetic of the shop, which hopefully will open in early December in the new WestBend shopping center. 1621 River Run, Suite 116; paxandparker.com. Tucker Brown West Texas native Tracy Brown has run a successful retail business in Lubbock along with pop-up shops in Aspen and Santa Fe. He also has worked in Ralph Lauren’s retail store in Manhattan, so he knows his way around a boutique. Located in the former American Lamp building, which was split up into four retail spaces, Tucker Brown offers an affordable selection of women’s dresses, separates and ontrend jewelry. Tracy says he buys only a few of each style (only one size of each item is on display), so merchandise — a mix of casual separates, boho finery and more — changes frequently. Price points range from $40 to $100, with most items falling in the middle. 4698 Camp Bowie Blvd. W Durable Goods Artisan Daniel Wright has moved his retail showroom and workspace from the Northside to the Foch Street warehouse district. This gives him more space for not only his handmade canvas and leather goods but also for carefully chosen products from companies such as Monsivais & Co., Daniel Wright’s which makes caps from vintage wool new backpack jackets, and Dickies’ 1922 line of work design features shirts. Windows allow visitors to watch work a heavy in progress on industrial sewing machines quilted cover at W Durable and, yes, by hand. 901 Foch St.; 925-272-8465 or wdurablegoods.com. Goods.
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Happy K9 Self-Serve Dog Wash & Grooming With the success of her original location in White Settlement, Tammy Denison recently opened a second shop on Camp Bowie Boulevard not too far from the home of the future North Z Boaz Dog Park. Tammy, whose husband is a police officer with the City of White Settlement, can be found shuttling between the two shops. Both
Susie Weirether washes and dries Ranger, a 4-year-old German Shepherd, at Happy K9, where walk-up tubs, shampoo and aprons are available for owners to pamper their pups. Photos by Ron T. Ennis
locations offer self-serve washtubs for large and small dogs. Included is use of shampoos, conditioners, brushes, towels and blow dryers, along with cleaning supplies for ears, if needed. You get an apron and staff assistance when needed. The walk-up tubs for large dogs are designed for comfort for you — no more bending over at an awkward angle — and your pup — nonslip floors, plus the water is kept at optimum temperature. Happy K9 also offers complimentary self-service baths to police service dogs. Professional bathing and grooming services are offered by appointment. Pricing for self-serve bath is by weight of the dog. 6501 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-717-3517 or happyk9dogwash.com.
CLOSINGS Into the West Rustic Furniture and Accessories Browse now for sales and markdowns on everything from pottery to furniture, as this retailer shuts its doors at the end of the year due to lease issues. 2816 W. 7th; 817-332-3100. Lane-Knight Owner Dawn Keifer shuttered her West 7th Fort Worth women’s clothing/ accessories boutique at the end of October, as she and her husband have moved to Austin. You can still shop online at laneknight.com.
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OPENINGS Snappy Salads Opening date: End of November. You won’t lack for options at the first Fort Worth location of this Dallas-based chain, which turns 10 years old in the new year. Build your own bowl of greens with lots of add-on options, or select from the menu of salads (traditional Cobb, taco-style, the popular grilled avocado) or “not salads” — wraps, loaded baked potato, soup of the day. Ingredients are fresh, and proteins such as the organic chicken or line-caught salmon are cooked to order. 6115 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 120; snappysalads.com. The Dive Oyster Bar Opening date: Dec. 1. Robbie Turman (Oscar’s Pub, Mule Pub) has taken over the old Salsa Fuego location, spruced up the building and turned it into a casual seafood restaurant. (Sadly, the new Salsa Fuego next door is closed.) The menu features a couple of kinds of oysters, gumbo, clam chowder, etouffee and fried favorites such as shrimp, along with seafood po’boys. Overseeing the kitchen is Josh Rangel, formerly sous chef at Water’s Coastal Cuisine. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner; beer and wine only. 3520 Alta Mere Drive.
Clam chowder at The Dive Oyster Bar. Photo courtesy of Josh Rangel
IN THE WORKS
Blue Mesa Grill The popular restaurant is leaving University Park Village after 20 years, and work already is underway on a new two-story space off Carroll Street, between 5th and 6th streets west of Montgomery Plaza. Owners Jim and Liz Baron’s new place will feature Blue Mesa Grill on the first floor, while the second floor houses an event center called Fifth & Carroll. “It will combine the old and the new — all the elements that have made us successful for more than 20 years in Fort Worth, and the assets that helped us evolve to become North Texas’ largest restaurant caterer,” says Liz. Fifth & Carroll will host weddings, corporate events and other parties with as many as 300 guests. Target opening date is July 1, 2016; UPV Blue Mesa will not be closed for even one day during the transition.
Chomp Since reinventing his Cultural District eatery as Righteous Foods last year, chefrestaurateur Lanny Lancarte II turned his attention to rebranding his catering operation, launched late this fall as Chomp. Lanny conveys a sense of premium food, drink and service with his tagline, “Curators of Taste.” Dishes can be culled from his Lanny’s Alta Cocina repertoire, and he can inject some of his current, health-conscious items, too. He and his staff create cocktail and dining menus; customize wine lists; plan parties; and arrange everything down to the rentals, tents, bartenders and serving staff. 3405 W. 7th St.; 817-850-9996 or experiencechomp.com.
La Piazza, first located on West 7th, then University Park Village, now resides on Bledsoe Street. Photo by Malinda Julien
Eatzi’s Market & Bakery University Park Village gets its own Europeanstyle grocery-deli, joining the one already open in Grapevine. The new store is scheduled for a late 2016 or early 2017 opening in space currently occupied by Chili’s.
La Piazza Vito Ciraci shows what longevity is about,
Olivella’s Neo Pizza Napoletana is scheduled to open in the former Jakes burger spot at 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in the first quarter of the new year. Specializing in Neapolitan pizza, Olivella’s started in Dallas, where it now has three locations. Check out the menu at olivellas.com, but expect some special additions at the Fort Worth location.
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celebrating nearly 25 years in Fort Worth. La Piazza, the upscale Italian dining spot ensconced in an out-of-the-way location in the Cultural District, has one of the most loyal followings in town. To honor the milestone, Vito offers a three-course, $25 menu on Monday evenings until the big 817-334-0000 or lapiazzafw.com.
CLOSINGS AF+B in West 7th Fort Worth shuttered its doors in September. The space remains empty. Dos Gringos on University Drive shuts down to make room for a Westin-branded hotel scheduled to open in 2017.
La Familia Enduring a messy lawsuit and the death of one of the members of the founding family, this Tex-Mex favorite seemed to lose its way. But new owners are trying to right the ship with solid service and food at the spacious restaurant. 841 Foch St.; 817-870-8002 or lafamilia-fw.com. Leah’s Sweet Treats The secret’s out after months of anticipation. Leah’s is expanding into the space next door, and we hear more buttery treats are in the offing. Hint: The new space won’t be like anything else in Fort Worth, says baker Leah Loose. Holiday offerings include pies and the “pie cakes” that were such a hit last season. 4910 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-731-5223 or leahssweettreats.com. Revolver Taco Lounge As of Dec. 31, Fort Worth will be without a brick-and-mortar Revolver Taco Lounge. Owner Regino Rojas says his landlord on West 7th Street has another vision for that block and that “none of the current tenants are included in those plans.” Gino aims to open his Revolver Taco Lounge in Dallas’ Deep Ellum in early 2016. He also has a Revolver taco cart that will appear in pop-up situations around Fort Worth to keep us appeased. 76107magazine.com
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THE REGULARS By June Naylor Photos by Ron T. Ennis
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THE REGULARS MONTGOMERY STREET CAFE ALLAN & JUNE PHILLIPSAllan and June Phillips
Open since 1949, the small but bustling breakfast-lunch coffee shop near the museums has built a fiercely loyal following that’s only grown more dedicated since Claudette Finley assumed ownership 30 years ago. From Monday through Saturday morning, you’ll find retired Paschal High School coach and teacher Dan Shipler at a table, a habit since the 1990s. He’s enjoying various breakfast options, including the Ship Omelet, named for his signature request “for everything but the kitchen sink.” His pal Sam Timmons, owner of nearby Fort Worth Tire & Service, joins Dan twice a week, ordering three eggs over easy, bacon, and biscuits and gravy. Their pastor and friend James Matchett of Saginaw stops by as often as he can for those biscuits and gravy — “the kind your grandmother used to make for you,” he says. A couple of tables over, Allan and June Phillips make themselves at home for breakfast four mornings each week. The staff likes to carry on over Allan, a World War II veteran who was awarded a Purple Heart and who recently turned 90, and his petite, effervescent wife, who loves to give hugs to servers — and everyone she meets. 2000 Montgomery St.; 817-731-8033
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THE REGULARS JAZZ CAFE LISA WILLIAMS & GRETCHEN HILEY
Easily one of the quirkiest spots in town, the divey cafe just off Interstate 30 only does lunch during the week and breakfast and lunch on weekends, and it’s hard to find a parking space. That’s because the tiny place, specializing in a few Greek dishes and assorted sandwiches, is packed to the rafters with regulars almost any hour it’s open. A twosome you’ll find here once or twice each week is Lisa Williams and Gretchen Hiley, best friends and next-door neighbors from nearby Crestwood. Gretchen has been a Jazz patron for at least a decade, and she began bringing Lisa to lunch when her friend moved to Fort Worth six years ago. Once they get their several children off to school, they’ll hit a 10 a.m. Pilates class and then head to Jazz to unwind and catch up. “Our lunch is therapy for the soul, before the chaos of kids begins,” Gretchen says. As soon as they’re inside the cafe, Angela, the server and cashier, has a pitcher of the iced tea they love at their table. About two years ago, they cobbled together a dish of their favorite Jazz items, a Greek salad topped with gyro, pico de gallo and avocado, and it’s their go-to. What’s more, it’s has become such a hit that “friends now come in and ask for the Lisa-Gretchen,” Lisa says. As much as they love the food, their time at Jazz is about friendship. “Besides lunch with my best friend, we go because of Angela. She’s so personable, she’s like family, and we love seeing her every week.” 2504 Montgomery St.; 817-737-0043
THE REGULARS KINCAID’S
GENE HOWARD & ROY CONNERALLAN AND JUNE
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The corner grocery store and market opened in 1946, and its butcher began making hamburgers there in 1964. Just a few years after that, a couple of Stripling Junior High kids named Gene Howard and Roy Conner began enjoying the burgers there with their families or with other pals. The two became good friends in high school, graduating together from Arlington Heights in 1971. Retirees and roommates today, the two began making a habit of eating supper nearly every night of the week at Kincaid’s about 10 years ago. “It’s our version of a sports bar,” Roy jokes, as the duo spends a couple of hours each evening sipping iced tea and watching whatever sports is showing on the TV mounted on the Kincaid’s wall. They’ll typically eat cheeseburgers (make Roy’s with chili, jalapenos and onions), though Howard — as friends call him — will get the occasional hot dog. They especially like watching Texas Rangers games, as well as college football and basketball. The only reason you wouldn’t find them at Kincaid’s? That’s if Heights is playing football or baseball in the neighborhood. 4901 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-732-2881 or kincaidshamburgers.com
The Cultural District’s popular seafood dive, J&J’s has served up chilled oysters on the half shell, peel-and-eat shrimp and crawfish for about 40 years. And that’s about how long many of its feverish fans have enjoyed its gifts. But for all those who love to dig into a basket of fried shrimp with a pitcher of beer on the side, there are just as many who’ve come to love it for the healthier, grilled items. One who sings those praises is attorney Jeff Kinsel, typically found at a corner table three to four days a week for lunch and sometimes two or three evenings a week for dinner. “It’s the best food in town, and the high quality never changes.” The moment he walks in the door, a server is headed to his table with a big glass of iced tea. His orders vary between grilled salmon, shrimp or chicken atop a bed of salad greens (with extra tomatoes, please, and very light on the dressing) or with steamed vegetables. The specific requests are happily honored and have won votes of confidence from Jeff’s frequent dining companions, whether that’s wife Robin Kinsel or colleague JoAnn Means, both fellow attorneys. 612 University Drive; 817-335-2756 or jandjoysterbar.com
THE REGULARS J&J’S OYSTER BAR JOANN MEANS & JEFF KINSEL
THE REGULARS THE ORIGINAL KELLY & MARK DEGARMO
Thought to be the oldest restaurant in Fort Worth, The Original has kept families happily fed with Tex-Mex favorites since 1926. We know people who wouldn’t dream of getting through the week without a visit or two, whether for nachos, huevos rancheros or the famous Roosevelt Special. The series of dining rooms and the rooms flowing from the bar area are especially busy on Sunday nights, the evening with the most predictable clientele. Among those regulars, Mark and Kelly DeGarmo have enjoyed The Original for Sunday-night dinner for 25 years. The enchilada dinner and fajitas are their favorites, and Mark swears, “I’ve never found better refried beans anywhere on the planet.” Celebrating many a birthday at The Original, the DeGarmos consider lots of the servers good pals. One waitress, Iva, gave Mark good advice when he and Kelly were first dating. “She told me Kelly was a keeper.” 4713 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-738-6226 or originalmexicaneatscafe.com
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Since 1981, the magnificent Kimbell Art Museum has offered a delightful lunch experience. Beloved for chef Shelby Schafer’s (above) exceptional soups, salads, sandwiches, sweets and more, it’s the ideal place to take your parents, your kids, your best friend and your out-of-town visitors. And in the case of Shannon Logan and wife Lisa Mosier Logan, it was the perfect spot to enjoy lunch dates a couple of times a week early in their courtship. Now they’ve been making it a regular lunch about once a week for a dozen years, thanks to the fabulous food and exquisite setting; both agree it’s hard to beat an affordable lunch spot in a Louis Kahn building with a view of the Aristide Maillol sculpture, L’Air. “I’m crazy about the beet salad, and the chili here is the best I’ve ever had,” says Lisa, who works in real estate. Shannon, a project developer who works from his home office, loves to get out for a Kimbell lunch with Lisa, especially for the Buffet’s quiche and desserts. “We like to get here early in hopes of having some space to ourselves.” 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-332-8451, ext. 277, or kimbellart.org/visit/dining
THE REGULARS THE BUFFET RESTAURANT AT THE KIMBELL SHANNON LOGAN & LISA MOSIER LOGAN
Two structures become one: Homeowner Greg Ibañez designed a steel-wrapped cube to connect to a 1930s home via a hallway that melds old and new. The rock house orginally ended where you see the chimney. A new front door and the garage door are covered in a type of zinccoated (galvanized) steel, and replacement windows in the old house match the ones used in the addition, both helping tie the two together. Below, weeping love grass replaced traditional turf giving the homeowners a green lawn without all the constant maintenance.
The Perfect Blend The remodel of an Arlington Heights
bungalow with a contemporary addition earned a Merit Award for excellence in design from the Fort Worth chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Fort Worth). Each year, a panel of judges from around Texas selects winners in multiple categories (they also can choose to give no awards). Nine projects were chosen, including two for architect Greg Ibañez (ibanezarchitecture.com), who lives in the Heights home on Washburn Avenue with his wife, Kathleen Culebro. Greg also won for his design of Amphibian Stage Productions’ theater. Kathleen founded the theater group and serves as its artistic director. The Washburn home is a 1932 stone cottage that might have been razed under different circumstances. Greg and Kathleen purchased the corner property a few years ago after looking for months in the Cultural District for someplace that was affordable. While they wanted something more contemporary, they chose to modify the existing rock home and add a two-story steel “cube” to the existing
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By Meda Kessler Photos by Ralph Lauer
1,000-square-foot cottage — increasing the square footage to around 2,400 — connecting old and new with a glass-sided hallway and a compact fenced-in courtyard. The addition holds a guest bedroom and a powder room on the first floor, as well as the garage. Upstairs, accessed by a custom stairway in the hall, are a spacious master bedroom and bath suite, a large walk-in closet and a laundry room that doubles as a workout space. The exterior of the addition is wrapped in a ribbed steel similar to Corten, complementing the rockwork on the existing home, especially as it weathers to a beautiful rust color. The windows are placed high on the walls for privacy, and the view extends to downtown and to TCU. At night, the home glows. The courtyard gives the couple and their dogs a place to hang out yet still interact with neighbors. And no award is needed to deem the design a success when neighbors young and old walk by in the evenings, check out the place and nod their heads in approval at this blending of old and new.
Contemporary design finds a home — and earns an award for excellence — in Arlington Heights.
When the Amon Carter Museum of American Art opened its newly remodeled front doors in late September, we were so jazzed that we almost didn’t notice a few other changes. But a nextday visit allowed us to check out the new landscaping by Redenta’s Landscape Design in Arlington. Museum construction had necessitated removal of the Texas sage bushes that had quietly held court for years. In their place are low-maintenance and water-friendly perennials that will withstand Fort Worth summers and winters: little bluestem, giant coneflowers, Mexican honeysuckle, ornamental grasses and salvia, among others. Crushed granite beds contain gopher plants separating the bright-green Fermob patio tables and chairs (also found in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, by the way). Pack a picnic — breakfast, lunch or early dinner — and enjoy the view of the Philip Johnson architecture. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-738-1933 or cartermuseum.org. — Meda Kessler
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A detail from Norie Sato’s Trinity Water Fowls pelican mural Photos by Ralph Lauer
It just got a little harder to keep your eyes on the road, as two major public art projects commissioned by the City of Fort Worth were installed near roadways in early November. The Chisholm Trail Parkway project adds 12 large mosaic murals collectively called Trinity Water Fowls — each more than 8 feet tall and 5½ feet wide — to the East Clear Fork Crossing bridge, just east of University Drive. Artist Norie Sato designed the mosaics to remind those traveling the parkway of the natural environment it crosses. She drew inspiration from waterfowl images submitted by North Texas photographers; her designs were then made into mosaics by a historic glass studio in Munich. The new mosaics depict a great blue heron, a belted kingfisher and an American white pelican, among others. A dedication ceremony is planned for early January 2016. Wind Roundabout, a 30-foot-tall kinetic sculpture by artist Ned Kahn, anchors the new roundabout at Henderson Street and White Settlement Road. Composed of hundreds of hinged aluminum plates hung from steel cables attached to a support structure, the towering work is designed so that the wind moves its surface, and the surface reflects light. A dedication ceremony is planned for 9 a.m. Dec. 10 at the site. For information, visit fwpublicart.org. — Laura Samuel Meyn
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John and Alison Kelley gear up for their fourth year of Live Thankfully, inspiring gratitude and a lifelong dedication to service in local students.
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across the state. “This nonprofit is accidental,” says Alison Kelley, co-founder and director of Live Thankfully. But the reasons she and her husband, John, are involved are very intentional. After a few years of giving away turkeys to local dentists as a way of marketing John’s ’107 business, Kelley Orthodontics, the couple decided to redirect their efforts and reach out to neighboring schools and to families who were struggling to put a Thanksgiving meal on the table. During its first year in 2012, the nonprofit
John and Alison Kelley of Live Thankfully aren’t just serving meals, they’re preparing young hearts for service. By Sarah Angle Photos by Jeffrey Wooten
gave out 60 turkeys. This year, it’s giving away more than 600. “We’re at capacity,” explains Alison, because Live Thankfully isn’t just a turkey handout or a food drive, it’s an initiative to invest in kids and their families. That investment takes time, energy and love, she says. “We’re creating leaders and lifelong givers in our community.” That process begins with education and changing the way kids think about service and giving, she explains. This year, the organization is working with 22 schools across Fort Worth (both public and private) to teach students how to live thankfully and express gratitude. Alison gives a presentation to partnering schools at the beginning of November to get students excited
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about the food drive and to show them that they have the power to create positive change in their communities. Teachers award stickers to students who are selflessly serving others throughout the month. That act could be something as simple as giving up a chair for another student, says Alison. When students win a sticker, their name is put into a drawing for a prize from Live Thankfully. But the real magic of the program is that it gets students excited about service all year long, says Alison, and that mentality carries over into the home, which is the real goal. “When people start serving as a family, their family changes and their microcommunity changes,” she says. Last year, more than 700 volunteers stuffed 2,000 bags full of groceries and gave turkeys to 610 families across Fort Worth. Another 2,000 nonperishable food products were donated to Tarrant Area Food Bank. This year, Alison expects more than 1,000 volunteers to pack 3,000 bags of groceries for 700 families. “Each turkey represents a family,” she says. And it’s a family that Live Thankfully is investing its time and resources into helping, far beyond just a turkey dinner. The Live Thankfully packaging party happens the Sunday before Thanksgiving at Southwest Christian School. Two days
later, cheerful volunteers hand out bags of groceries and turkeys to the program’s list of needy families from its distribution site at Christ Chapel Bible Church in Arlington Heights, which the Kelleys attend. Even though the nonprofit has more than quadrupled the number of schools it serves since 2012, Alison says its success really has nothing to do with her or John. “It’s the Lord,” she says. Live Thankfully and community supporters talk to students at the new Rivertree Academy in the Lake Como neighborhood. “There’s nothing in me that From left to right: Alison Kelley; Terrence Butler, executive could make this happen. I’m director; Dr. Randy Brown, chairman of the board; not nearly organized enough Dr. Marilyn Dardenne, head of school; liaison Julie Hadden; and corporate sponsor Vanessa Anderson. to pull this type of thing off,” she says seriously. thought I’d have a full-time, nonpaying The Kelleys were inspired job,” Alison says with a laugh. to do more when a preacher at Christ Money — specifically, where people Chapel asked the congregation to spend it — is another concept Live consider if they were “thriving or merely Thankfully tries to teach through its surviving.” leadership program. Alison says she asks Today, Alison is thriving, and so are students to consider where the money the families Live Thankfully serves, but they’re spending is really going and running a nonprofit mostly solo isn’t an what that company is doing to serve the easy road. greater good. Live Thankfully is supported “We teach students to look for completely by volunteers and funded opportunities to serve in their through individuals, local companies and community,” she says, adding that what the Kelleys’ own pocketbook. “I never
The Kelleys sit in the center of last year’s packaging party, where volunteers filled bags with groceries collected from Live Thankfully food drives. Photo courtesy of Alison Kelley
and where they buy stuff matters, and kids have the opportunity to start being leaders in many ways today. John Stroud, 14, is one of those leaders. He has been working with Live Thankfully for four years, and this year he persuaded his school to volunteer with the program. “I love it because I love being around people and being able to help the community; everyone needs a Thanksgiving dinner,” says John. He says volunteering with Live Thankfully is gratifying and makes him want to do more. That heart for service is spreading quickly across Texas as more and more people ask Alison how they can start their own Live Thankfully program in their city. Currently, dental John Stroud and orthodontic practices in Lubbock, Granbury, Cleburne and Decatur are getting into the act of giving, with more expected to begin next year. “Live Thankfully is one of the only organizations I know about where those serving are also working alongside those receiving,” says Alison. “No matter what a person’s socioeconomic background, racial heritage or demographic may be, everyone can serve.”
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From phoenix to birdies
The Hawks Creek Golf Club, a public golf course owned by the City of Westworth Village, uses the home that Leo Potishman built in 1936 as its clubhouse. The house has been remodeled several times.
The clubhouse at Hawks Creek golf course rose from the ashes and still lives on. By Mary Rogers
Photo by Carolyn Cruz
or decades, the turreted stone house that is now the clubhouse for Hawks Creek Golf Club in Westworth Village has crowned the rolling greens just off White Settlement Road. It’s a grand landmark, to be sure, but few know its history. This home, completed in 1936, was built after a fire destroyed the house that first occupied the site. Both houses were built by Leo Potishman, a Fort Worth native and businessman who became a generous benefactor to dozens of causes, an advocate for the legendary Lena Pope as her famous home for children grew, and a conservation-conscious rancher with a string of honors and awards. The son of Russian immigrants, Leo hadn’t known much of prosperity as a boy. He began his career at 16 selling tickets at the old Greenwall Opera House in downtown Fort Worth. The baby of the family, pampered by several
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older sisters, Leo had a gift for salesmanship. He sold any number of things, including car insurance and newspaper ads. Once, he said that he retired before 21, but that didn’t last long. After serving in World War I, he soon plunged headlong into the grain business and eventually became the president and owner of Transit Grain Company as well as Vit-A-Way Inc., which developed cattle feed additives. But in 1932, as the nation sank into the hardest years of the Great Depression, young Leo, then a fun-loving 30-something, was doing so well that he determined to build an estate on this 8.68-acre parcel of land. He paid landowner F. Rowland $5,182 for the property. Leo put $1,182 down and Rowland carried a $4,000 note. Sure, times were tough, but who didn’t crave a good time? Just up the road, crowd-pleasers such as Milton Brown and Bob Wills were packing the Crystal Springs Dance Pavilion with swing-
dancing country music fans. Popping with enthusiasm, Leo saw only blue skies ahead. By 1935, the house was finished. On a Monday in late August, he and his wife moved the kitchen and breakfast-room furniture into the place. The electricity had not yet been turned on, so the real business of moving was to begin the next morning. That night, a passing motorist reported that the house was in flames. Firefighters raced up the gravel road too late. The fire started in the attic, but the cause was never found. According to newspaper clippings, the damage was estimated at between $10,000 and $15,000, a fortune in a day when a typical house cost less than $4,000. In fact, 1935 was so filled with financial insecurity that the federal government had just kicked off the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to provide work for the heads of thousands of destitute families. The paper reported that the Potishman loss was only partially covered by insurance. The couple tore into the ash heap and quickly built the stone house that now occupies the site. It was finished in 1936. That year FDR was re-elected, Bing Crosby sang about “Pennies from Heaven,” and Germany hosted the history-making Summer Olympics in Berlin, where American athlete Jesse Owens set records and won gold. In Fort Worth, newspaper publisher Amon Carter focused not on the blowing dust from Oklahoma, the rumblings of war in Europe or the lingering effects of the Great Depression. He had other calves to tie. Miffed that Dallas had been
When this photo was taken in the late 1940s, businessman and benefactor Leo Potishman no longer owned the stone house he built on White Settlement Road. Fun-loving and generous, he was a dedicated advocate for Lena Pope Home and championed other causes as well. Photos courtesy of Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library
chosen as the official site of the Texas Centennial celebration, Carter threw all his power into transforming a cow pasture on the city’s west side into Casa Mañana, a jaw-dropping open-air venue for an eye-popping show produced by Broadway showman Billy Rose with headliners such as fan dancer Sally Rand. And then came December 1941, and suddenly the U.S. was part of World War II.
The Potishmans’ marriage unraveled during these high-octane years, and they divorced. In July 1943, Ruth Potishman took possession of the stone house and the very next day sold it for $31,500 to Charles F. Clayton, a Fort Worth physician who had several daughters. Clayton owned the house until 1954, when it became part of Carswell Air Force Base. Records indicate that the government paid a little more than $98,000 for the place. The base gobbled up other properties in the area, too. Then in October 1960, Carswell Air Force Base dedicated its new golf
course, and the house that Leo built was suddenly transformed into a clubhouse. Golfing great Ben Hogan slammed the first ball down the fairway, and the land and stone house began a new life. Leo married Beverly Cooper in 1965. He died in 1981 at the age of 85. His long life was marked by philanthropy, as was that of his sister’s, Mary Potishman Lard. He was a newsmaker who championed Fort Worth public schools’ athletic and music programs and generously gave to Tarleton State University and TCU. He received awards for soil and water conservation and was among the first to keep a small herd of buffalo. A member of Congregation Ahavath Sholom and Beth-El Congregation, he was a Mason and active in the Fort Worth Club and Ridglea Country Club. He had no children and left much of his large music-box collection to Tarleton State University. “There’s no forgetting Uncle Leo,” says his great-nephew, attorney Walker Friedman. “Leo traveled. He enjoyed himself. He had fun … and he liked to give advice. He was passionate about many things.” The City of Westworth Village now owns and operates the golf course. Mary Rogers is a freelance writer. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Oct. 1, 1960, a crowd gathered on the east side of the clubhouse for the dedication of the Carswell Air Force Base golf course. The house was originally built by Leo Potishman. The second owner was Charles F. Clayton.
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Compiled by Meda Kessler and Babs Rodriguez
It’s inevitable: With the holidays comes stress. There’s so much to do and so little time. And of course we want everything to be perfect. Here are some useful ways to help you save time and cross everything off your list.
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Resort 2501 owner Renn Traylor meticulously restored the midcentury building where Kellye Garrett and Rendee Bullard (above) of Go Cowtown and other event pros office. Photos by Jill Johnson
Who doesn’t long for an extra pair of hands, more hours in the day, a way to be two places at once, especially come the holidays? Go Cowtown can make those wishes come true. Company owner Rendee Bullard and partner Kellye Garrett, (owner of Cowtown Concierge, a longtime service provider in ’107), have combined superpowers to do whatever you need done, whenever you need it. Anything. “As long as it’s legal,” Rendee says with a laugh. If the high-energy pair can’t do it themselves, they’ve got a big fat Rolodex filled with what they call Go Gos, Go Pros, Go Bros and Go Vendors. Clients can sign on for “on demand” personal assistants, event planning and execution, and more. The company’s “VVIP” global travel-planning team is available around the world. Go Cowtown makes short work of to-do lists and errands. “Go Time” gift cards are available for errand/to-do list tasks, starting at a minimum of three hours for $150. Go Cowtown shares space at Resort 2501, a collaborative studio of event professionals founded by Renn Traylor and housed in the midcentury building she restored as offices and a dynamite small events venue. The Parlour @ Resort 2501 and Love + Pout offer hair and makeup services that can be holiday stress relievers, too; see theparlourfw.com or loveandpout.com. For more information about Go Cowtown, call 817-668-6246 or visit gocowtown.me.
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the holidays DRIVEN TO PLEASE Uber Want an after-party designated driver? Need to transport visiting relatives downtown, but not everyone will fit in the family vehicle? Don’t want to fight holiday shoppers for a parking spot? An Uber driver is just a tap away on your smartphone, thanks to this popular on-demand transportation app. Now available in 64 countries, Uber provides reliable service whether you’re going 3 or 30 miles. It’s a cashless system, as all transactions are done via a mobile device. Learn more at uber.com.
NEED FLOUR STAT! Favor You’re in the middle of baking holiday cookies and realize you’ve run out of self-rising whole-wheat flour. Don’t panic; just use Favor. The delivery app is relatively new to Fort Worth, and ’107 residents are covered by the limited-service area, although you can expect expansion in the near future. What’s great about Favor is that you get to communicate with a live person, aka “runner,” via text or phone call. Can’t remember the brand of rawhides your dog likes? A runner will text photos of various packages until, voila, he finds it. It’s a cashless system, with payment information part of your personal profile. While many people use Favor for food deliveries, you can use it for pickup and delivery of almost anything that will fit in a runner’s vehicle (must be legal; alcohol not included). Best of all, you also can use it as a sort of courier. Favor can play Santa and drop off gifts. Did your friend forget her eyeglasses at your place, but neither one of you has time to pick up or deliver? Contact Favor. Service is available 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Cost is $5 plus 5 percent of the item’s cost. Download the app on your smartphone, but if you have questions or would like to see a delivery area map, go to favordelivery.com.
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HUNGRY? NO PROBLEM. WRAP IT UP Prim & Proper While select stores still offer free gift wrap, Prim & Proper takes any item purchased anywhere and wraps it for you. Using beautiful papers from stationers such as Snow & Graham, along with artfully tied bows and ribbons — cards and tags also are available — owner Melanie Jones and her staff make each gift memorable. It’s perfect for that very special present or corporate gifting. $12.50 per gift. 3550 W. 7th St., 817-377-3558 or primandproperfw.com. Photo by Ralph Lauer
Entrees On-Trays This mobile-waiter delivery service is essential when you crave moo goo gai pan but can’t get away to dine out. With 73 restaurants listed in the ’107 alone, Entrees On-Trays offers pickup and delivery of everything from Chick-fil-A to sushi (participating eateries listed by zip code availability are not necessarily located in that zip code; for instance, ’107 residents can order from Dutch’s Hamburgers near TCU or Vivo 53 downtown). Go online and fill out a form, which is also handy for future orders. Delivery is available seven days a week (hours vary), and breakfast orders have special requirements. Delivery fees start at $5.95, with minimum orders. See the FAQ section for details, as well as other information, at entreesontrays.com.
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THE MAIN EVENT Central Market 4651 West Freeway; 817-989-4700 or centralmarket.com A roasted turkey dinner to serve six to eight includes the bird, plus cornbread dressing, green beans with toasted almonds, whipped potatoes, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce and brioche rolls, $154.99; add $5 for smoked turkey. For the same dinner serving four to six, $99.99. Beefeaters have two great choices for dinners serving six to eight, starting with the whole rib eye crusted in porcini and pink peppercorns, herb au jus, roasted mushrooms with zucchini and leeks, cauliflower gratin, roasted Brussels sprouts and brioche rolls, $189.99. The same sides go with the herb-crusted beef tenderloin dinner for six to eight, $209.99. The hickorysmoked ham dinner with butternut squash apple dressing, green bean casserole with porcini mushrooms and Gruyere, whipped sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and brioche rolls serves six to eight for $129.99. A vegetarian dinner to serve Whipped two is $29.99. The holiday menu also includes a la sweet potatoes and carte choices for roasted or smoked turkey, smoked giblet gravy ham, pork tenderloin, whole rib eye, beef tenderloin from Central and multiple sides; see online menu, which is also Market. available in the store. Photos courtesy of Order For Thanksgiving by 5 p.m. Nov. 24; pick up Central Market as late as 2 p.m. Nov. 26. For Christmas, order by 5 p.m. Dec. 22 and pick up as late as Dec. 24.
Feastivities 3637 W. Vickery Blvd.; 817-377-3011 or feastivitiesinc.com Prepared Thanksgiving dinner options include boneless turkey breast to feed 16, $80; cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans with caramelized onion and jalapeno creamed corn, $12-$36 each; sweet potatoes with praline topping, $14-$40; pan gravy, $13; cranberry sauce, $6; cranberry-nut green salad, $24-$48; appetizer dips and spreads, $10 each; yeast rolls, $5.95 per dozen; pumpkin or pecan pie, $20; and Rosie’s Pie, a specialty with a shortbread crust and a whipped cream-cream cheese layer topped by chocolate pudding and whipped cream, $35. Order For Thanksgiving, by 2 p.m. Nov. 21 with credit card payment; must be picked up by 1 p.m. Nov. 25. The prepared Christmas dinner menu will be posted Nov. 30, with ordering deadline anticipated between Dec. 18 and 21. 36 November-December 2015 76107magazine.com
Newcomer The Fresh Market offers whole turkey dinners. Photo courtesy of The Fresh Market
The Fresh Market West Bend, 1751 River Run Drive, Suite 101; 817-334-0517 or thefreshmarket.com/in-store-pickup/ The traditional holiday dinner includes a 9- or 10-pound turkey, herbed stuffing, Yukon Gold whipped potatoes, gravy, cranberry relish and a dozen yeast rolls to serve five to seven people, $84.99; a deluxe dinner with the above, plus 2.5-pound spiral-cut ham, corn souffle, smoky green beans and two dozen rolls, $139.99. A la carte options include roasted turkey, $4.49 per pound; spiral-cut ham, $24.98; and numerous sides. Order For Thanksgiving, online or in person by Nov. 21; pick up as late as Thanksgiving Day. For Hanukkah and Christmas, inquire for ordering deadlines.
Roy Pope Grocery 2300 Merrick St.; 817-732-2863 or roypopegrocery.com A complete dinner for Thanksgiving or Christmas includes a whole turkey or ham with cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, yams and giblet gravy to feed six to eight; $140. Or you can order items a la carte, such as smoked or roasted turkey, $5.39 per pound; or ham, $5.99 per pound; or beef tenderloin, which is priced at market value at time of ordering. Sides range from mashed potatoes, stewed cabbage, black-eyed peas, au gratin potatoes and broccoli rice casserole to corn, peas and carrots, squash casserole and green bean-rice pilaf, $9.99 per quart. Desserts include pies and cobblers. Order As long as supplies last, so call as soon as possible. Pick up Nov. 25. Ask about ordering deadlines for Hanukkah and Christmas.
Tom Thumb 6377 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-377-5980 or tomthumb.com Traditional Thanksgiving dinner to serve six to eight includes roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce, $59.99; baked ham with scalloped potatoes and green beans to feed six to eight, $49.99; and prime rib dinner with scalloped potatoes and green bean casserole to feed six to eight, $79.99. Order For Thanksgiving, preferred deadline is Nov. 19 (or as long as supplies last), with pickup before noon on Nov. 26. Inquire about ordering dates for Hanukkah and Christmas dinners.
THE SWEET STUFF Blue Bonnet Bakery 4705 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-731-4233 or bluebonnetbakery.com A tradition for oven-fresh baked goods for eight decades, this landmark makes a wide range ready for your table. Varieties Apple, cherry, pecan, pumpkin, buttermilk, egg custard and lemon chess; chocolate, coconut and lemon cream; chocolate and lemon meringue; and cranberry-apple and chocolate-chip pecan. Prices range from $14.99-$15.99. Order For Thanksgiving, no later than Nov. 23; pick up Nov. 25. For Christmas, Dec. 21; pick up by Dec. 23.
Bluebonnet Bakery has cherry pie. Photo by Ralph Lauer
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Chapel Hill Shopping Center, 4651 West Freeway; 817-989-4700 or centralmarket.com In a busy bakery department, the pie menu dominates the scene for the remainder of the year. Varieties Strawberry-rhubarb, wild Maine blueberry, honey balsamic blueberry, apple, Dutch apple, salted caramel apple, cherry, cherry streusel, peach and apple-pecan, among fruit pies; others include pecan, bourbon pecan, chocolate pecan, pumpkin pecan, pumpkin chiffon, pumpkin cream cheese, sweet potato, mincemeat, Mrs. Paschal’s buttermilk and French silk. $10.99-$16.99. Order For Thanksgiving, by 5 p.m. Nov. 24; pick up as late as 2 p.m. Nov. 26. For Christmas, by 5 p.m. Dec. 22; pick up as late as Dec. 24.
3637 W. Vickery Blvd.; 817-377-3011 or feastivitiesinc.com The homemade rolls are enough reason to drop by, but don’t stop there. Take a look at all the other goodies. Varieties Pumpkin or pecan pie, $20; and Rosie’s Pie, a specialty with a shortbread crust and a whipped cream-cream cheese layer topped by chocolate pudding and whipped cream, $35. Order For Thanksgiving, by 2 p.m. Nov. 21 with credit card payment; must be picked up no later than 1 p.m. Nov. 25. The Christmas menu will be posted Nov. 30, with ordering deadline anticipated between Dec. 18 and 21.
817-727-6009; email@example.com or on Facebook Cottage pie entrepreneur Lindsey Lawing — the company is named after Lindsey’s 2-year-old daughter — works magic from her home kitchen in the ’107. Varieties Fruit options include cider apple, pear custard, pear cranberry with rosemary crust, cranberry orange; chess options are classic pecan, classic pumpkin, whiskey chocolate pecan, chocolate chess, sweet potato, whiskey buttermilk in pecan crust and salted honey; cream pies include apple cider, chocolate and butterscotch, all available with meringue or whipped cream; savory options include buttermilk squash pot pie and root vegetable galette; fried pies include pecan or apple and persimmon with cardamom sugar; special orders and gluten-free options also available. $9-$25; $2.75 for mini-pies; $35 for pies hand-delivered on Christmas Eve morning. Order For Thanksgiving, by Nov. 23; pick up by 5 p.m. Nov. 25. Lindsey will give pickup instructions once order is placed. For Christmas, by Dec. 21; hand-delivered Christmas Eve morning.
Drew’s Place 5701 Curzon Ave.; 817-735-4408 or drewssoulfood.com If there’s anything better than the fried chicken at this soul-food favorite, it’s the pies. Varieties Sweet potato, $14.99; and pecan, $16.99. Order For Thanksgiving, by Nov. 24; pick up Nov. 25. For Christmas, Dec. 22; pick up Dec. 23.
McKinley’s Fine Bakery and Cafe University Park Village, 1616 S. University Drive; 817-332-3242 or mckinleysbakery.com A popular lunch spot delivers a very tempting holiday pie menu, too. Varieties Apple crumb, apple lattice, blackberry, peach, pecan, bourbon pecan, chocolate pecan, pumpkin, sweet potato, coconut custard, lemon chess, buttermilk and a big selection of meringue and icebox pies. $12.99-$15.99. Order For Thanksgiving, no later than Nov. 22; pick up Nov. 25. For Christmas, order by Dec. 20; pick up by Dec. 24.
Swiss Pastry Shop 3936 W. Vickery Blvd.; 817-732-5661 or swisspastryonline.com The bakery known for a very special cake creates a panorama of pies at this time of year. Varieties Among meringues, chocolate, coconut and lemon; among cream choices, chocolate, coconut, banana, Key lime and lemon; fruit options, apple, apricot, cherry, peach, no-sugar cherry and apple, Dutch apple and strawberry-rhubarb; and, among chess pies, buttermilk, lemon, egg custard, pumpkin, German chocolate and pecan. $10-$14. Order For Thanksgiving, by Nov. 20; pick up Nov. 24-25. Pies not picked up by 4 p.m. Nov. 25 are sold by 5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. For Christmas pies, order by Dec. 19; pick up by noon Dec. 24.
The Fresh Market Sweet Lucy’s Pies offers a nontraditional chocolate chess. Photo by Jeffrey Wooten
West Bend, 1751 River Run Drive, Suite 101; 817-334-0517 or thefreshmarket.com/in-store-pickup/ The newest grocery import from North Carolina stocks its bakery department with a good pie selection. Varieties Pumpkin, sweet potato, chocolate fudge, pecan, apple, apple crisp and colonial apple. $7.99-$18.99 Order For Thanksgiving, online or in person by Nov. 21; pick up as late as Thanksgiving Day. For Christmas, inquire for ordering deadlines.
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You have a choice Alejandro Mejia, MD, FACS, left, and Richard M. Dickerman, MD, FACS
s an alternative to open surgery which requires a large incision, the hepatobiliary surgeons of The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center offer minimally invasive robotic procedures with the most advanced daVinci® Xi Surgical System. The robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System allows surgeons to operate using only 1-2 centimeter incisions, but with greater precision and control than ever before, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions which allows for a faster recovery and successful clinical outcomes.
The Liver Institute 1411 N. Beckley Ave., Pavilion III, Suite 268 • Dallas 214.947.4400 | 1.877.4A.LIVER • TheLiverInstituteTX.com Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff including those referenced in this document are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, or The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.
Procedures include: • Liver and pancreas procedures: benign and malignant tumors, including the Whipple • Gallbladder surgery (Cholecystectomy) – Single Site • Hiatal Hernia repair surgery • Kidney donation Alejandro Mejia, MD, FACS Executive Program Director of Organ Transplant was named by Intuitive Surgical as one of only a few designated epicenter hepatobiliary surgeons in the country. Richard M. Dickerman, MD, FACS, general and vascular surgeon and Surgical Director of the kidney and pancreas transplant program is also recognized as a local expert in the field of robotic hernia repair. So when you come to Methodist Dallas for a da Vinci procedure, you can trust that you’re in good hands with a world-class robotic surgical team. To learn more about the da Vinci Surgical System and the types of surgeries performed using the latest technology at The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas, please visit us at www. TheLiverInstituteTX.com.
Health Care Professionals Worth Knowing
Renowned for his friendly demeanor, impressive repertoire and his compassion
ith more than 30 years of experience, Dr. William Cothern specializes in listening to patients about their beauty needs. Dr. Cothern is renowned not only for his friendly demeanor and impressive repertoire but also for his compassion. Over the years, Dr. Cothern has made mission trips to impoverished countries to treat those suffering with skin disorders. Back home, amazing advances in health care have allowed Dr. Cothern to offer patients the latest techniques in dermatology and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Cothern is one of the first physicians in
Dr. William F. Cothern 4201 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite A • Fort Worth 817-377-1243 • skinlasercare.com
North Texas to feature CoolSculptingTM by ZELTIQTM, a procedure that delivers effective noninvasive fat reduction, allowing patients to truly sculpt their bodies. Based on the proven science of CryolipolysisTM, the procedure reduces fat cells in treated areas by an average of 22-25 percent in just one treatment. In the hands of Dr. William Cothern and his staff, patients have access to experienced, dedicated professionals whose goals are to make sure they receive the utmost attention and the highest level of care. We’ve included a wealth of information on our website designed to arm you with just about everything you need to make the right decision about your skin care and beauty treatments. Still, a personal consultation is necessary to discuss your goals and the best way to achieve them. With that said, we invite you to examine every aspect of Dr. Cothern’s Dermatology and Laser Center of Fort Worth and call or email us if you have any questions.
Health Care Professionals Worth Knowing
(left to right) Dr. Jonathan Heistein Dr. Jordan Rihani Dr. Vishnu Rumalla
outhlake Surgery Center — a state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery center — is conveniently located in the heart of Southlake. It is staffed by highly trained surgeons, registered nurses, certified surgery technicians and physician anesthesiologists. The facility is certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, ensuring the highest standards of patient care and safety in a private, comfortable, and intimate setting. The center offers highly competitive pricing and flexible scheduling. Drs. Jonathan Heistein, Vishnu Rumalla and Jordan Rihani are board certified surgeons committed to helping you look and feel your
best. Procedures performed at the center include: breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, facelift, brow lift, eyelid lift, rhinoplasty, hair transplant, cancer reconstruction, injectables, laser skin treatments, and more. Together, they’ve created a practice that combines the latest in surgical techniques with impeccable judgment and an artist’s skill. Fundamental to their practice, all three physicians believe that each patient is a unique individual and that there is no such thing as a “cookie cutter” procedure or treatment plan. The entire staff works hard to create a customized plan that best addresses your needs and goals.
Southlake Surgery Center
For more information about the surgeons or to contact them, visit their website: • Dr. Heistein — drheistein.com • Dr. Rumalla — tarrantplasticsurgery.com • Dr. Rihani — facialplasticsurgeryinstitute.com.
521 W. Southlake Blvd., Suite 175 • Southlake 817-328-2100 • southlakesurgerycenter.com
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Consult fee for new patients waived between now and the end of the year
r. Emily McLaughlin founded West Magnolia Plastic Surgery 11 years ago on trendy Magnolia Avenue. Her vision was a sexy and relaxed atmosphere, staffed entirely by women — a warm and comfortable alternative to the stereotypical doctor’s office experience. West Magnolia Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art, fully credentialed operating suite located within the practice. Patients enjoy extra pampering with one-on-one attention as well as creature comforts (comfy slippers, pretty gowns, soft blankets) and the added convenience
Emily McLaughlin, M.D., F.A.C.S. 1200 W. Magnolia Ave., Suite 110 • Fort Worth 817-870-4833 • mclaughlinmd.com
and privacy that go with having your procedure completed on-site. Dr. McLaughlin offers the full-scope of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, surgical and noninvasive. She recently introduced ThermiRF®, the new and effective way to improve cellulite appearance and get your skin looking smoother. ThermiRF® is a well tolerated procedure that is performed in the office with most patients returning to normal activity the next day. SPECIAL OFFERS: Through the end of January save up to $250 on treatments with Restylane® filler and Dysport, as well as save 10% on procedure fees if booked by December 31. Also, Dr. McLaughlin is waiving the consult fee for new patients between now and the end of the year. Why not get your own transformation underway? Call for full details on these limited-time offers.
marketplace Smathers & Branson needlepoint key fob will open doors, $28.50, P.S. The Letter.
Dash off a note on the pad that’s got your number, $6.99, Kay’s Hallmark. Find the 220-sheet notepad, $32, at Onslow’s.
We might be a little biased, but we love all shout-outs to our zip code. Let ’em know where you live. — Cynthia Wahl
A pocket purse shows your true colors, $48. Bedazzle with a beaded coin purse, $56. Both at Onslow’s.
A zippy code Dream about home with your head on this pillow, $46.99, Kay’s Hallmark. Your code is your art. Framed in black as shown, by special order, $88, WRARE. Customize the whitewashed wooden sign with your zip code or a special date, $44, Hale House Vintage Living.
RESOURCES Hale House Vintage Living 4900 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-349-0535 or hhvintageliving.com Kay’s Hallmark 4828 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-731-8283 or kayshallmarkshop.com Onslow’s 837 Foch St.; 817-615-9736 or on Facebook P.S. The Letter 5136 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-731-2032 or pstheletter.com WRARE West 7th 2955 Crockett St.; 817-885-8881 or on Facebook
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Gustave Caillebotte’s On the Pont de l’Europe (1876-77; oil on canvas; 51½ by 415/8 inches) Image courtesy of Kimbell Art Museum
EXHIBITS Amon Carter Museum of American Art “That Day: Laura Wilson” shows photographs of life in the American West from a Texas photographer who worked under Richard Avedon before publishing four books of her own. Through Feb. 14, 2016. “Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum” exhibits 100 works — paintings, a quilt, a gate and more. Through Jan. 3, 2016. Free. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-738-1933 or cartermuseum.org. Fort Worth Community Arts Center “Focus Gallery One: Soliloquy” exhibits the multimedia work of Jill Bedgood; “Focus Gallery Two: Physical Fiction” shows metal sculpture by Ana M. Lopez. Both through Dec. 19. “Suzan Cook: Music is Color” shows the abstract expressionist’s painting, created while listening to classical music. Through Dec. 29. Free. 1300 Gendy St.; 817-738-1938 or fwcac.com.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History “THINK: An Exploration into Making the World Work Better” pulls visitors into science and technology through interactive computer stations, a film and a 30-foot-long “gesture wall” that changes in reaction to your movements. Through summer 2016. “Exploring America: A Photographic Journey” shows images captured by David Hares II in several of the country’s national parks and sights between. Opens Dec. 19. Museum admission, $11-$15. 1600 Gendy St.; 817-255-9300 or fwmsh.org. Kimbell Art Museum “Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye” explores 50 of the French Impressionist’s paintings, pulled from the Art Institute of Chicago, the Musée d’Orsay, the Kimbell Art Museum and the artist’s heirs. Through Feb. 14, 2016. Admission, $14-$18. “Castiglione: Lost Genius. Masterworks on Paper from the Royal Collection” shows drawings and prints by the 17th-century Italian draftsman. Nov. 22-Feb. 14, 2016. Free. Renzo Piano Pavilion, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-332-8451 or kimbellart.org.
Billy Hassell’s Powderhorn Ranch, Gulf Coast of Texas (2015, color lithograph commissioned by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation; 22 by 24 inches) Image courtesy of William Campbell Contemporary Art
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth “FOCUS: Joyce Pensato” features the Brooklyn-based painter’s dark, drippy take on popular cartoon characters, mostly rendered in black, white and silver enamel. Nov. 21-Jan. 31, 2016. “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” shows 60 works, from depictions of life in Harlem to urban takes on classic portraits to bronze busts. Through Jan. 10, 2016. Museum admission, $4-$10 (free on Sundays through 2015). 3200 Darnell St.; 817-738-9215 or themodern.org. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Rima Canaan Lee’s photography exhibit “Rodeo,” originally curated by Julie Maguire for the Marfa Contemporary and now showing at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, was shot over the course of 23 days at the 2013 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. The large-scale archival pigment prints reveal dynamic images of the rodeo as well as quieter animal and caregiver portraits. Nov. 20-Feb. 7, 2016. Museum admission, $8-$10. 1720 Gendy St.; 817-336-4475 or cowgirl.net. William Campbell Contemporary Art “Billy Hassell: Compass” shows the bold, vibrant renderings of state flora and fauna by the Texas painter and environmentalist. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 21. Through Jan. 2, 2016. Free. 4935 Byers Ave.; 817-737-9566 or williamcampbellcontemporaryart.com. Rima Canaan Lee’s Jack Daniels (archival pigment print; 66 by 46 inches framed) Photo courtesy of Rima Canaan Lee
GOOD CAUSE Careity Celebrity Cutting The Careity Foundation’s 21st-anniversary cutting competition brings in such celebrity contestants as Ride TV’s Chad Prather and singer Jolie Holliday; country star Tanya Tucker and former Dallas Cowboy Jay Novacek are back, too. Stay after the competition for a concert, buffet and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Careity Foundation, which provides services for underserved cancer patients in the community. 7 p.m. Dec. 4. Tickets, $20-$200. Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave.; 817-882-4100 or careity.org.
FILM Polar Pajama Parties The delicately falling snow, the thundering rumble of a train; Fort Worth Museum of Science and History brings back its seasonal screenings of The Polar Express: An IMAX Experience. Polar Pajama Parties add a cozy dress code, activities and hot cocoa to the mix. Screenings, Nov. 21-Dec. 23; Polar Pajama Parties precede select screenings. Tickets, $8-$10. 1600 Gendy St.; 817-255-9540 or fortworthmuseum.org. Human Rights Day Film Festival “Movies That Matter,” the quarterly human rights film series from the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Commission, goes into festival format for an afternoon of screenings. One Peace at a Time visits 20 countries to explore human rights for children (noon). Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song documents the performer’s work as an advocate for human rights (1:45 p.m. screening; 3:30 p.m. reception). Dancing in Jaffa follows ballroom dancing champion and Dancing Classrooms founder Pierre Dulaine to his native city (5 p.m.). Dec. 5. Free (make reservations at eventbrite.com). Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.; fortworthtexas.gov/moviesthatmatter.
Ballet Concerto brings “A Holiday Special” to Will Rogers Auditorium Dec. 11. Photo by Perry Langenstein
PERFORMANCES Ballet Concerto “A Holiday Special” brings a variety of seasonal offerings to the stage, from “The Princess and the Magical Christmas Star” to “A Cool Yule,” with tap dancers from Arts Fifth Avenue, directed by Gracey Tune. Dec. 11. Tickets, $8-$25. Will Rogers Auditorium, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave.; 817-738-7915 or balletconcerto.com. Ballet Frontier The first local performances of The Nutcracker this season come from Ballet Frontier, which brings together a cast of professional dancers with talented dance students to tell the story of Clara and her nutcracker prince. Nov. 20-21. $30-$40. Will Rogers Auditorium, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave.; 817-852-6887or balletfrontier.org. Casa Mañana In Frosty the Snowman, the title song is just the beginning. The family-friendly musical comes to Casa for a holiday run. Nov. 27-Dec. 23. $20-$35. 3101 W. Lancaster Ave.; 817-332-2272 or casamanana.org.
Dancing in Jaffa Photo courtesy of IFC Films
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Hall Ensemble Harpist Jill Levy and flutist Ruth Ann Ritchie join the ensemble for its “Deck the Halls” holiday program. If you can’t get tickets for the intimate in-home performance (7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, single tickets, $60), join the audience in the atrium of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas for the same program (7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, single tickets, $25). 817-456-3584 or hallensemble.org.
Stolen Shakespeare Guild She Loves Me, directed by Robin Armstrong, follows the story of two perfume-shop co-workers with secret admirers. Dec. 4-20. $15-$22. Sanders Theatre, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St.; 866-811-4111 or stolenshakespeareguild.org. National Theatre Live Amphibian Stage Productions hosts the National Theatre Live series, which broadcasts performances from the National Theatre of Great Britain in high definition to cinemas around the world. This time it’s Shakespeare’s Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Dec. 9-19. $12-$20. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.; 817-923-3012 or amphibianproductions.org. Voices of Fort Worth The vocal ensemble conducted by Jerome M. Bierschenk fills Marty Leonard Community Chapel with holiday choral music for its “Christmas at the Chapel” program. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20. $5-$12. 3131 Sanguinet St.; voicesoffortworth.com.
EVENTS NCHA World Championship Futurity The annual cutting horse extravaganza runs Nov. 19-Dec. 12 and draws the world’s top trainers, riders and their mounts to Will Rogers Memorial Center. While the art of cutting is a spectacle in and of itself, there is a lot to see and do. Shop the many merchants who set up for the run of the Futurity with everything from jewelry to western wear to personalized pet collars. Entrance to the market is free; Futurity finals Dec. 9-12 are ticketed. 3401 Lancaster Ave.; 817-244-6188 or nchacutting.com. Starlight Symphony Take a five-minute break from holiday shopping to enjoy the short but sweet music and light show that plays on the hour 6-10 p.m. nightly, Nov. 20-Jan. 6, 2016. The seasonal run of Starlight Symphony kicks off with special events beginning at 5 p.m. Nov. 20, including Santa’s arrival, the lighting of West 7th, carolers and a snowy sledding hill. Horse-drawn carriage rides continue Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 2, 2016; holiday caroling in Crockett Square is Fridays and Saturdays during December. Crockett Square, 2900 Crockett St.; west-7th.com.
Starlight Symphony in Crockett Square kicks off the holiday season Nov. 20 and runs through the new year. Photo by Raul Mosley
Cowtown Indie Bazaar: Handmade Holidays Local artists and crafters offer original artwork, jewelry, children’s clothing and more at a holiday marketplace organized by North Texas M.A.D.E. and Etsy Fort Worth. The family-friendly event also includes a photo booth, live music and a cash bar. 11a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 12. Free admission. Roundup Inn, Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave.; cowtownindiebazaar.com.
Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo It’s back for its 120th year, and this year’s theme is “Proof Positive.” The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo includes livestock shows, live music, food, midway rides, exhibits and plenty of shopping. For a dose of cute, visit the baby animals at the FFA Barnyard. Buy rodeo tickets early, and download the updated app for schedules, maps and more. Jan. 15-Feb. 6, 2016. General admission, $5-$10 (free for children 5 and under). 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive; 817-877-2400 or fwssr.com.
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Visit our showroom to see the Best selection of Brunswick pool tables and game room furnishings. 2312 Montgomery St., Fort Worth 76107 Located in the Cultural Arts District dfwbilliards.com â€˘ 817.377.1004 Open Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat. 9-5
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Montgomery Plaza The Mission Revival-style building was constructed in a record seven months. The iconic popular Montgomery Plaza is a thriving condo red neon sign topping the building was added in redevelopment. One Montgomery Plaza, the 1963. During the construction of the condos, much HOA, manages all 240 condos. The building of the original portico and many fixtures were has 47 different floor plans ranging in size from removed and repositioned off-site. The ornate lights 807-square-foot one-bedroom units to 5,400-squarethat once graced the entrance now reside at the foot four-bedroom units. The nearly 100 percent front gates of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. occupancy rate speaks to the vibrancy of the area. The reinforced concrete structure withstood the Today’s significant West 7th Street corridor growth flood of 1949 and the tornado of 2000, endearing is reminiscent of years past. Businesses then and the resilience of the building now have gravitated to the to Westside residents. In area in support of services 2001, Montgomery Ward and retail. Just as in the 1920s, ceased operations, and the West 7th Street is “the place building sat vacant until to be.” Back then, commercial 2004, when it was purchased interests were eager to locate and the transformation to along the route, which fed into condominiums began. Today, the newly brick-paved Camp the residents of the former Bowie Boulevard. In 1928, Montgomery Ward come Montgomery Ward & Co. together to enjoy the activities decided to set up along the provided by One Montgomery booming manufacturing belt. Photos courtesy of One Montgomery Plaza Plaza. Frequent yappy hours The location at 2600 W. 7th St. take place in the dog park, as do community events provided the perfect midpoint between downtown on the 1-acre rooftop pool deck, complete with live and the city’s bustling suburbs for the company’s entertainment. — Shannon Canard new regional retail and mail order house.
Once an eight-story mail order warehouse, the THE DETAILS Neighborhood HOA One Montgomery Plaza, 2600 W. 7th St. #1333 Meetings Annual; membership mandatory Condo square-footage range 807 to 5,400 Home price range $116,500 to $1.4 million Property taxes tad.org Nearby attractions The Cultural District Trinity Park Farrington Field Casa Mañana Will Rogers Memorial Center Schools North Hi Mount Elementary Stripling Middle Arlington Heights High
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Your home, our home.
uzanne Burt and Laura Ladner pride themselves on converting real estate transactions into lifelong relationships. That’s one reason they launched Burt•Ladner Real Estate in September 2013. The other reason was to fill the need for a locally owned real estate firm specializing in personalized service provided by an entire team of passionate, professional real estate agents. “We pride ourselves in representing Fort Worth and its surrounding communities,” explains Suzanne. “We’re more than a ‘backyard’ real estate company; we serve all of North Texas.”
Burt•Ladner Real Estate 6115 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 240 • Fort Worth 817.882.6688 • burtladner.com
In fact, Burt•Ladner has sold homes in 31 North Texas ZIP codes in the past year. “Our agents are dedicated to meeting the needs and expectations of our clients,” says Laura, “and committed to the strong work ethic that’s helped build Burt•Ladner into the successful company it is today.” With more than 50 years of combined real estate experience, Suzanne and Laura are devoted to the clients they serve and the community they love. They go above and beyond to ensure their clients find the perfect home or get the best offer on a property for sale. Burt•Ladner incorporates unique and innovative marketing approaches and makes use of the latest in real estate listing platforms. In addition to buying and selling residential and commercial properties, they’re available to help with property evaluation and contract negotiation. “Burt•Ladner is a full-service real estate firm,” says Suzanne, “and we’re located right here in one of the fastest growing cities in America, turning real estate transactions into long-lasting friendships.”
Real Estate Professionals Worth Knowing
Named one of the area’s top real estate firms for three years in a row by Fort Worth Business
orthern Realty Group is a locally owned real estate brokerage that offers residential and commercial representation, as well as residential property management services. Named one of the area’s top real estate firms for three years in a row by Fort Worth Business, Northern Realty Group is a growing team of
Northern Realty Group 1253 W. Magnolia Ave. • Fort Worth 817-920-0000 • northernrealtygroup.com
Back row, from left to right: Chris Leito, Scott Blakewell, Trevor Heaney, Michael Phillips, Brett Bergin, David Rosenstein, Will Huffman, Michael Karol. Front Row, from left to right: Kellie Huffman, Lisa Mosier Logan, Jennifer Robinson, Rebecca Robinson, Will Northern, Karen Holcomb, Valarie Cuozzo. Not pictured: Fachon Reed, Janet Field, and Kimberly Alexander.
multifaceted and forward-thinking REALTORs who are passionate about helping you find that perfect piece of real estate. Featured as a top DFW REALTOR in Money magazine, owner and broker Will Northern uses his extensive knowledge of the real estate industry to advise clients and agents alike. The team of 18 REALTORs treats their clients as members of the Northern Realty Group family by focusing on the client experience, working diligently to provide the highest level of service. Northern Realty Group agents understand the importance of their role as real estate advisors. With their personalized, relationship-focused approach and creative marketing strategies, Northern Realty Group can assist you to sell your house and find a great new place to call home. Call today for a complimentary consultation.
Real Estate Professionals Worth Knowing
Village Homes Sales and Marketing Team — Village Homes, LP
illage Homes, LP has spent over two decades dedicated to creating homes of character and to providing the best in customer service and quality construction to over 600 new homeowners in the Fort Worth area. “One of the reasons the Village Homes Sales and Marketing Team is regarded as tops in its field is because we care not only about creating and providing beautiful homes for our homeowners but about working diligently to help them fulfill their dreams, whether it be in their first home or their last.” “Our team is the best in the business at advising and leading our clients through the often complex process of selecting a home design,
Village Homes, LP 2817 W 5th St Suite B • Fort Worth 817-737-3377 • homesofcharacter.com
choosing interior selections and ensuring financial goals are met – making the process fun and streamlined from start to finish,” says Janet Bishop, Director of Sales and Marketing for the locally owned and operated home builder. “We treat our clients’ homes and families as though they were our own, and we treat them as we would want to be treated in all circumstances. Integrity is the founding principle on which Village Homes was built, and we strive to uphold that core value in every interaction with our clients and partners.” The Sales and Marketing Team, comprised of Bishop and Sales Professionals Margo Presnall, Madison Hogue, Madison Caputi, and Jamie Lasher; Selections Coordinators Debbie Teas and Lindsey McCrary; and Marketing Coordinator Courtland McBroom, take personal pride in what Village Homes has created. “Improving the neighborhoods and cities in which we live and build is what drives us each and every day. We love what we are privileged to be a part of – seeing happy people create lasting memories – one brick at a time.”
Home Services Experts Worth Knowing
In Fort Worth for 70 years!
ith 70 years in the home appliance business, Oliver Dyer’s continues to make customers their No. 1 priority. That means offering the best customer service in North Texas along with pricing that beats out big-box retailers. Oliver’s parents opened the business in 1945 as an appliance repair shop. Later, they offered Maytag products for sale, and the rest, as they say, is history — a successful history full of growth and expansion. “We’re known for our one-on-one personal service, high-quality, name-brand merchandise and fantastic savings,” Oliver says. “We do it all, from selling to delivering and installing to making repairs. In fact, we have a full-service repair shop and are dedicated to fixing appliances right the first time.”
Oliver Dyer’s 8320 Camp Bowie Blvd. • Fort Worth 817-244-1874 • oliverdyersappliance.com
Name brands for appliances include Whirlpool®, Frigidaire®, GE®, GE Profile®, GE Monogram®, Electrolux®, KitchenAid®, Jenn-Air®, Hotpoint® and, of course, Maytag®. Oliver understands that when people need a new appliance or repair service, they ask others if they know a shop that stands behind what they sell. “Nine times out of 10, people in the market to buy a product or service will always ask references from someone they trust,” he says. “Our customers trust us. The children and grandchildren of those who did business with my parents now do business with us. That’s good word-of-mouth advertising.” ”We pride ourselves on taking care of our customers,” says general manager Harry Lewis. “When they’re happy, we’re happy.” Stop by Oliver Dyer’s 7,500-square-foot showroom and connecting 16,000-square-foot outlet warehouse, and you’ll be amazed at the variety and prices of home appliances. “Our mission is simple: To be the best in the appliance sales and service business by creating a climate where we take care of our employees by taking care of our customers,” Oliver points out. “If we take care of one, we’ll get them both. And, we have. Oliver Dyer’s is a 70-year-old legend with the customers and employees to prove it.”
Coming soon to your Fort Worth Central Market How to Prepare a Stress-Free Holiday Meal
Step 1: Let Central Market do all the work. Now that our Holiday Hotline is officially open for business, that’s all you have to do. Well, technically, you still have to do the fun part: Peruse our holiday ordering site, shop.centralmarket.com, and fill your cart with everything you need for a stellar holiday dinner. Our ovens are hot, aisles are stocked, and our chefs are ready to help you wow at all of your holiday gatherings. Simply order up all of our made-from-scratch favorites right on shop.centralmarket.com.
Whether you need a few extra sides, a delectable dessert, or want a complete meal prepared by our chefs, we’re ready to make your holiday favorites appear, as well as your holiday stress disappear. Once you’ve made your selections, choose a store and time for pickup. And that’s it. Just reheat, serve, and enjoy!
COOKING CLASSES Gingerbread House Decorating Saturday, December 5, 11 AM-1 PM (For Ages 7 & Up) HANDS-ON. This holiday tradition means fun for everyone, young and old alike. An authentic Swiss Lebkuchen (gingerbread) house, lots of royal icing and mountains of candy and edible decorations will be ready and waiting; just bring your imagination and creativity. Light snacks will be provided as well as a box for you to transport your masterpiece home. Due to limited space in our Cooking Schools, registration for the class is limited to one house per paid participant. Alcohol will not be served in this family-friendly class. If you are younger than 18, your parent or guardian must sign a waiver for you to attend class.
Roasted Winter Vegetables Servings: 6
5 slices of bacon 1 turnip 1 small butternut squash
2 parsnips 1 beet 1 rutabaga
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook bacon in a skillet until crisp. Drain (reserve some bacon fat), chop, and set aside. Peel all the vegetables and chop them into roughly 1-inch, bite-size pieces, making sure to remove the seeds from the butternut squash. Toss vegetables with crisp bacon and the reserved bacon fat to coat the veggies. Place in a baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and bake for approximately 1 hour, or until vegetables are fork-tender.
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 don’t miss his Monday-only burgers. ($$$) 2731 White Settlement Road; 817-882-8065; claypigeonfd.com Dagwoods Fire Tap Grill Chef David Hollister expands his Dagwoods concept to the Foch Street warehouse district. The bar in front with rollup glass garage doors is for more casual dining with tall tables, or opt for seating in the back of the restaurant. The menu is a mix of shareable plates, appetizers and entrees like chicken tinga wraps, coffee-rubbed steak, housemade barbecue — what the chef calls Texas “street food” — plus burgers and sandwiches carried over from the menu at Dagwoods Grinders and Growlers by Ridgmar Mall. ($$) 843 Foch St.; 817-555-1212 Daybreak Cafe & Grill This cozy diner is known for its affordable breakfasts, including huge breakfast burritos. Enjoy burgers and sandwiches at lunch. ($) 2720 White Settlement Road; 817-335-0805 East Hampton Sandwich Co. Filling sandwiches (all can be served as a salad, too). Wine and beer also available. ($$) Westbend 1605 S. University Drive; 817-887-9928; ehsandwich.com
Fred’s Texas Cafe Enjoy a signature Fredburger and a schooner of cold beer inside or on the patio. On Sunday, opt for biscuits and gravy before the burger crowd shows up for lunch. ($) 915 Currie St.; 817-332-0083; fredstexascafe.com FW Market + Table The ambitious makeover of the former Tillman’s Roadhouse combines several concepts: a coffee bar; casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner; fine dining in a curtained-off room; and takeaway items along with prepared foods. That’s a lot to absorb, but it’s nice to have an option for a healthy breakfast early on weekdays (service starts at 7 a.m.) and unique dinner service with a rotating menu of chef-driven options. Full bar and patio dining. ($$) West 7th Fort Worth 2933 Crockett St.; 817-850-9255; fwmarketandtable.com Gardens Restaurant On the grounds of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, this casual restaurant offers lunch along with a Sunday buffet. ($) 3220 Rock Springs Road; 817-731-2547; gardensrestaurantandcatering.com Jazz Cafe This eclectic and cozy eatery serves up Greek specialties for lunch and breakfast on the weekends. ($) 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. Gluten-free options available, too. ($$) West 7th Fort Worth 2948 Crockett St.; 817-882-6723; mashd.com Lucile’s Stateside Bistro From blackboard specials to the catch of the day, dine in a familyfriendly atmosphere. Brunch is served on weekends. ($$) 4700 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-738-4761; lucilesstatesidebistro.com Michaels Cuisine Contemporary ranch cuisine at lunch and dinner blends the flavors of Mexico with Southern cooking. A bar menu emphasizes more casual fare. ($$$) 3413 W. 7th St.; 817-877-3413; michaelscuisine.com
Montgomery Street Cafe Go for a hearty breakfast or choose a lunch of chicken-fried steak. The food and friendly service keep folks coming back. ($) 2000 Montgomery St.; 817-731-8033 Ol’ South Pancake House Open 24 hours a day, choose from breakfast specialties such as German pancakes to heartier fare for lunch and dinner. The peoplewatching is free. ($) 1509 S. University Drive; 817-336-0311; olsouthpancakehouse.com Righteous Foods This natural-foods cafe and bar focuses on healthy eating — with an emphasis on greens and grains — for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bar offers a lively blend of concoctions, alcohol or not. ($$$) 3405 W. 7th St.; 817-850-9996; eatrighteously.com 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. ($) West 7th Fort Worth 2901 W. 7th St.; 817-348-8533; souplantation.com The Egg & I The Colorado-based franchise offers breakfast all day starting at 6 a.m.; soups, sandwiches and salads also are available for lunch. ($) Village at Camp Bowie 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 280; 817-731-3447; theeggandirestaurants.com Vickery Cafe This breakfast-lunch spot is hopping with stellar early-morning fare and rotating lunch specials. ($) 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. ($$) 3131 W. 7th St.; 817-332-2583; bluesushisakegrill.com Hanabi Ramen & Izakaya Choose from the ramen menu or enjoy lighter bites of grilled meats and veggies; dumplings, tempura and salads. More options are available at dinner. ($) 3204 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 106; 817-420-6703
Pan Asia Cuisine Offering simple and affordable Japanese, Thai and Chinese dishes, you’ll need several trips to find your favorites. Service is friendly; eat in or carry out. ($) 5913 Donnelly Ave.; 817-615-9188; panasiacuisines.com
The Cup Enjoy Italian-brand Illy coffee along with Dean & Deluca products. In the evening, it transforms into a wine bar (see listing under “Sip.”) ($) 3909 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-735-5226
Happy Bowl Too This second location features the same soups, rice, curries and noodle dishes that made its sister location such a success. ($) 3431 W. 7th St.; 817-332-3339
Feastivities Choose ready-to-heat meals such as King Ranch chicken casserole and chili spaghetti, add chocolate cake or fruit bars and dinner’s ready (sign up for the weekly email to see what’s cooking). Dine in at lunch. ($) 3637 W. Vickery Blvd.; 817-377-3011; feastivitiesinc.com
Kin Kin Urban Thai Enjoy traditional Thai food with a global twist, from whole steamed fish to stellar curries. ($$) West 7th Fort Worth 2801 W. 7th St.; 817-984-1363; kinkinurbanthai.com
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 AmericanChinese 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, visit the updated ’20s-era church for lunch, which includes sandwiches, soups and salads. ($) 4705 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-731-4233; bluebonnetbakery.com 76107magazine.com
J.Rae’s Bakery This cheerful bakery offers cupcakes, artfully decorated cookies and an assortment of cheesecakes. ($) 935 Foch St.; 817-332-0090; jraes.com Leah’s Sweet Treats Custom-order cakes and cupcakes are the main focus here, including a daily selection of cupcakes for individual purchase. ($) 4910 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-731-5223; leahssweettreats.com McKinley’s Fine Bakery A convenient stop for shoppers to grab a bite or get a sweet treat, this counter-service restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as cupcakes, cookies and pies. ($) 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. ($$) 4603 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-989-2253; nothingbundtcakes.com Panera Bread Panera’s fast-casual concept — with breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings along with free Wi-Fi — makes it a busy spot. ($) 1700 S. University Drive; 817-870-1959; panerabread.com Pearl Snap Kolaches Choose from cinnamon rolls, sausage/sharp cheddar/jalapeno kolaches or classic cream cheese or fruit-filled kolaches. Don’t miss Big Bend Roasters coffee. ($) 4006 White Settlement Road; 817-233-8899; pskolaches.com
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Roy Pope Grocery Independently owned and family run, this grocer serves prepared foods to go along with hot lunches that include fried chicken and burgers made to order. ($) 2300 Merrick St.; 817-732-2863; roypopegrocery.com Swiss Pastry Shop Well-known for its Black Forest cake, pies and other pastries, SPS offers cooked-toorder breakfasts and AVOCA coffee; lunch includes a rotating menu of specialty burgers along with soups, salads and deli sandwiches. Starting at 5 p.m., dinner is served (see listing under “German”). ($) 3936 W. Vickery Blvd.; 817-732-5661; swisspastryonline.com BARBECUE ••••••••••••••• Angelo’s Traditional barbecue is available to go or for in-house dining. Popular items include dinners with all the fixings and cold beer. ($$) 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 via the drive-thru lane. ($) 2900 Montgomery St.; 817-738-9808; railheadsmokehouse.com 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. ($$) 3201 Riverfront Drive; 817-877-4545; woodshedsmokehouse.com BURGERS ••••••••••••• Burgundy’s Local Enjoy grilled burgers and hot dogs made with grass-fed beef Thursday-Sunday at Jon and Wendy Taggart’s butcher shop. ($) 3326 W. 7th St.; 817-878-2722; burgundypasturebeef.com Brewsters This burger-centric dining spot also offers a big list of draught beers. ($) West 7th Fort Worth 2837 Crockett St.; 817-887-9233 Kincaid’s This former corner groceris best known for its half-pound burgers and old-fashioned appeal. ($) 4901 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-732-2881; kincaidshamburgers.com M&O Station Grill Signature burgers are popular at this family-owned cafe. Don’t miss Leonards Department Store Museum next door. ($) 200 Carroll St.; 817-882-8020; bestburgerfortworth.com Rodeo Goat Ice House Freshly ground beef patties are topped with imaginative ingredients. ($) 2836 Bledsoe St.; 817-877-4628; rodeogoat.com
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Tommy’s Hamburger Grill A family-friendly spot known for its classic burgers, served since 1983. ($) 5228 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-569-1111; tommyshamburgergrill.com FRENCH ••••••••••••• Le Cep Modern French dining via eight-course or four-course tasting menus. The wine list is adventurous; the setting sleek. ($$$$$) 3324 W. 7th St.; 817-886-8849; leceprestaurant.com Saint-Emilion This intimate bistro offers French classics and off-the-menu blackboard specials. ($$$$$) 3617 W. 7th St.; 817-737-2781; saint-emilionrestaurant.com GERMAN ••••••••••••• Little Germany Enjoy traditional dishes in a cozy familyfriendly atmosphere. ($$) 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 specialty burgers and sandwiches. Beer and wine available. ($$) 3936 W. Vickery Blvd.; 817-732-5661; swisspastryonline.com GLOBAL ••••••••••••• Kona Grill Choose from sushi to a Caesar salad to soft-shell crab sliders as well as an extensive vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free menu. Enjoy the climate-controlled upstairs patio. ($$) West 7th Fort Worth 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. ($) 4625 Donnelly Ave.; 817-377-9395; bombaygrillindiantx.com Samson’s Market Bistro Samson and Jenber Yosef, who also run the 7-Eleven next door, serve Ethiopian food in a small but inviting space. Try a sampler plate to get started and don’t miss the special coffee service. BYOB. ($) 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. ($$) 5800 Lovell Ave.; 817-570-7940; aventinos.com
This is a partial list of restaurants in the ’107 area. All listings are published on a space-available basis. Some fast-food and chain restaurants have been omitted. $ ($0-$10), $$ ($10-$20), $$$ ($20-$30), $$$$ ($30-$40), $$$$$ ($50-$60) Bella Italia Along with Italian specialties, enjoy exotic fare such as antelope and buffalo. Sit at the bar for a more intimate experience. ($$$) 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. ($$) 3416 W. 7th St.; 817-332-5226; milanosristorante.com Piola Located in a quaint house in the Cultural District, Piola offers classic Italian and Italian-influenced fare. ($$) 3700 Mattison Ave.; 817-989-0007; fwpiola.com Ristorante La Piazza Italian cuisine is prepared with finesse and served in a fine-dining 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 wood-fired pizzas and specialty drinks are hits at this lively restaurant. Gluten-free crusts available upon request. ($$) West 7th Fort Worth 2949 Crockett St.; 817-769-3590; thirteenpies.com MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN ••••••••••••• Hedary’s Mediterranean Restaurant Joseph Hedary closed Celaborelle in the hospital district and took his big portions with him to the Westside. Choose from old favorites such as the garlic-drenched baked chicken or one of the Lebanese pizzas. You won’t go away hungry. ($$) 6323 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-731-6961; hedarys.com
Opa! Mediterranean Café Opt for a lamb-beef gyro or a souvlaki platter, featuring marinated and grilled round steak or chicken breast atop basmati rice at this casual diner. ($) 2708 W. 7th St.; 817-334-0888 Terra Mediterranean Grill The bountiful lunch buffet more than satisfies (vegetarians have many options). Dinner offers a la carte items such as lamb moussaka, and Sunday brunch includes a few surprises. ($$) West 7th Fort Worth 2973 Crockett St.; 817-744-7485; terramedgrill.com MEXICAN/LATIN ••••••••••••• Blue Mesa Grill Enjoy Southwestern-inspired dishes like blue corn enchiladas along with grilled specialties and street tacos. ($$) 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. ($$) 841 Foch St.; 817-870-2002; lafamilia-fw.com Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen From the signature tamales to the Wednesday-special empanadas to the fresh and filling salads, it’s tough to narrow down your selection at this bright, airy spot. ($$) 5724 Locke Ave.; 817-570-9555; mariposaslatinkitchen.com
Mexican Inn Cafe Tex-Mex combos include stoneground 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 combines authentic Mexican flavors with a modern presentation. Go now as RTL is scheduled to close Dec. 31. ($$) 2822 W. 7th St.; 817-820-0122; revolvertacolounge.com Salsa Limón Museo Best known for its street tacos and variety of housemade salsas, eat in, take out or on the patio. ($) 929 University Drive; 817-820-0680; salsalimon.com Uncle Julio’s Popular Tex-Mex dishes are fajitas, bacon-wrapped shrimp, quail and enchiladas. Enjoy the spacious dining room or the popular outdoor patio. ($$) 5301 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-377-2777; unclejulios.com Velvet Taco Global flavors distinguish the tacos at Velvet Taco or pick up the “backdoor chicken,” a rotisserie chicken with roasted corn sides, tortillas and Korean barebecue sauce for $20 cash (half-price on Mondays). ($) 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. ($$) 612 University Drive; 817-335-2756; jandjoysterbar.com
The Ginger Man Enjoy craft beers with sandwiches, brats and jumbo pretzels. ($) 3716 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-886-2327; ftworth.gingermanpub.com
Pacific Table The menu is sophisticated but approachable with everything from fish to a hearty cheeseburger to a quinoa salad. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday. Check out the quiet patio in nice weather. ($$$) University Park Village 1600 S. University Drive, Suite 601; 817-887-9995; pacifictableftworth.com
Max’s Wine Dive Chef Stefon Rishel’s dinner and brunch menus (Sundays and Mondays) feature comfort-food favorites with a fine-dining touch in a casual atmosphere. ($$) 2421 W. 7th St., Suite 109; 817-870-1100; maxswinedive.com
Waters Fresh seafood is the hallmark in this sleek refined space. Enjoy the raw bar and daily specials — including nonfish items — at lunch and dinner. And don’t miss the excellent wine list. ($$$) West 7th Fort Worth 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. ($$) 5920 Curzon Ave.; 817-731-3321; zekesfishandchips.net
STEAKS ••••••••••••• Hoffbrau Steaks Best known for well-prepared steaks, the straightforward menu includes the popular fried pickles, comfort food, burgers, soups and salads. ($$) 1712 S. University Drive; 817-870-1952; hoffbrausteaks.com Silver Fox Steakhouse Choose from USDA prime steaks as well as well-prepared seafood, chicken and lamb dishes. The bar is a popular option for drinks and dinner. ($$$$) 1651 S. University Drive; 817-332-9060; silverfoxcafe.com The Wild Mushroom Steak House & Lounge There’s steak but also fish, game and much more along with a Friday-night prime rib special. Relax in the bar with a speciality cocktail and live music. ($$$) 3206 Winthrop Ave.; 817-570-0340; thewildmushroomrestaurant.com
WINE BARS/GASTRO PUBS ••••••••••••• Bar Louie Small plates and entrees accompany cocktails, beers and wine. ($$) West 7th Fort Worth 2973 W. 7th St.; 817-566-9933; barlouieamerica.com
Sip Wine Bar The alter ego to The Cup, evening hours mean adult beverages and small plates. ($) 3909 Camp Bowie Blvd.; 817-735-5226 Social House Fort Worth This gastropub goes beyond brew-friendly fare, with happy hour specials and Sunday brunch served until 4 p.m. ($$) West 7th Fort Worth 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. Bottles of wine available to go. ($$) 1100 Foch St.; 817-336-9463; timestencellars.com Trinity River Tap House The former Pour House now emphasizes craft beer over shots and well drinks. Enjoy live music as well as a full menu of rotating specials such as meatloaf, enchiladas and more. Sunday brunch is a big draw. ($$) 2725 W. 7th St.; 817-335-2575; trinityrivertaphouse.com Winslow’s Wine Cafe Enjoy sophisticated and seasonal small bites, entrees — including the popular pizzas — and desserts along with a solid selection of wine (33 by the glass) 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., worldofbeer.com
The signs they are a changin’ Drive around the ’107 these days, and you’ll see a lot more signage pointing the way to key attractions in the Cultural District. The signs, dark green on one side and an earthy brown on the other, are part of a project
funded by federal and city money as well as groups such as Downtown Fort Worth Inc. (While downtown
gets the majority of the new signs, you’ll also find them in the Stockyards.) What’s so interesting about them? Instead of adding visual clutter, they’re helping point the way to the museums, Casa Mañana, the Botanical Research Institute and other notable destinations. This one is on Camp Bowie Boulevard across from the
Modern Art Museum. The signs score style points for their unusual shapes and readability — bold white letters in an easy-to-read font — whether you’re on foot, two wheels or four. Photo by Jeffrey Wooten
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