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Sundance Square Stockyards Cultural District Near Southside

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Sundance Square Stockyards Cultural District Near Southside

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welcome to West 7th I

t was only a few years ago that a good chunk of the West 7th area of Fort Worth was reduced to ruble. Giant cranes dotted the landscape and the beeping of industrial trucks filled the air. In an amazingly short amount of time, the entire area has been transformed into a cultural and entertainment hub. Now, the area once occupied by auto shops, warehouses, and a long-defunct department store is thriving. Montgomery Plaza and the So7 developments embody the area’s transformation. Montgomery Plaza, was once a historical, albeit empty and weather-damaged department store building but now boasts some of the hottest retail, residential, and restaurant spaces in the city, and has become the new blueprint on how to preserve important parts of the Fort’s history while attracting new businesses and residents. Just across the street, the So7 development has already attracted some of the city’s most established

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restaurateurs and promising retail names. The two developments are a huge part of what has made the West 7th area the fastest-growing retail and restaurant setting in one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Now in its fifth year, Montgomery Plaza is well established as a retail and restaurant hot-spot. Anchored by a Super Target and just minutes away from the Fort Worth Cultural District, the plaza filled with cool shops and restaurants in short order. Now it’s like a one-stop shop for everything you might need or want. The restaurant scene is eclectic and well-reputed. BoomerJack’s Grill & Bar serves up classic Americana cuisine in a casual and fun setting. The menu features their signature half-pound burgers, freshcut fries, cold beer, and banana pudding. There are also more than a dozen huge flat-screen televisions that always have the game on. Gloria’s Restaurant offers up unique flavors of Latin

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Turn Your Weekend Get-Away Into a Weekend Get-Ahead. Introducing TCC Weekend College. Starting January 22, 2010, the Trinity River Campus in downtown Fort Worth and the Northeast Campus in Hurst will offer a full weekend College that makes it possible to earn an associate degree by taking classes entirely on a weekend. Additional weekend classes are offered at the TCC South and Northwest campuses in Fort Worth and the Southeast Campus in Arlington.

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A second Sushi Axiom location is coming soon to Montgomery Plaza. American cuisine with swanky décor, exotic drinks, and allnight salsa dancing. Mac’s on 7th serves an eclectic menu of steaks, seafood, and prime rib with a Southwestern/Cajun influence. Everything is made from scratch, and the wine list is to die for. Pei Wei Asian Diner has some new twists on classic Asian fair. Coming soon to the Montgomery Plaza restaurant row is Sushi Axiom, which offers Japanese fusion in modern setting. For anyone who just wants a snack, a nice drink, or a great glass of wine, the Plaza is also home to a Starbucks and Wine Styles, which offers hundreds of bottles to take home and tastings. The shops at Montgomery Plaza have something for everyone. For the best in high fashion the city has to offer, Dolce Vita offers boutique clothing and accessories in an unpretentious setting. Uncommon Angles is one of the most unique galleries in town, featuring hand-crafted artisan hand-blown glass pieces and sculptural ceramics, and a gallery of exciting, new art. Edible Arrangements has both beautiful and delicious gift ideas. Montgomery Plaza will soon welcome Innovations Medical Spa, which specializes in the best treatments available for skin care, body shaping, and other cosmetic procedures. Many of the procedures practiced at the Spa will not be available anywhere else in the country. Just across the street, the So7 complex offers a striking view of both the Trinity River and downtown Fort Worth. In just a short amount of time, the development has attracted some of the city’s culinary heavy-hitters.

Celebrity chef Tim Love’s Love Shack So7 has already been turning out award-winning burgers in a fun patio setting for several months now. Love’s party patio has live music, yard sports (like horseshoes and washers), and a lively crowd. On the surface, the Love Shack appears to be just a laidback burger joint. But anyone who is familiar with the Chef’s meticulousness and tastes, understands that the quality of ingredients and creativity of the food put Love Shack So7 in a class of its own. The burgers are a combination of prime tenderloin and prime brisket and are ground fresh every day. Another veteran of the Fort Worth culinary scene will soon make his mark on the So7 complex. Jean Michelle Sakouhi, who previously owned The Balcony and The Vault, will open his latest restaurant, So7 Bistro, in late January or early February. So7 Bistro will feature seasonal ingredients in a casual setting. Sakouhi said that the location was ideal for his modern French-American restaurant. “It’s really nice, and it’s brand new,” he said. “I see a lot of young people living around there.” The burgeoning development also features a growing list of one-of-a-kind shops. The Ft. Worth Running Co. is a family-owned business that offers the best running apparel and training in Fort Worth. The staff has more than a dozen years of experience in coaching and was awarded “Best Racing Coach in Texas” by White Rock Marathon in 2007. Chester by Glenn Arthur features some of the most luxurious boutique clothes in the country. The South African designer uses only the finest handcrafted suede and leather from Bali, Indonesia. His collection includes unique shawls and wraps, intricately designed jackets, pants, shirts, and accessories. Arthur’s collections are also found in places like New York, London, Aspen, and Monte Carlo. He employs natives of Bali, who have handed down their craft over generations.

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Coming Next Month: Including Profiles on Movie Tavern, Tillman’s Roadhouse, Patiizio, Yofe’ and Flirt.



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410 reasons to work out in 2010 A new year, a new decade. With more reasons than ever to get fit (heart disease, anyone?), downtown area gyms make it pain-free to get started. The benefits of exercise are countless, but here are just 10 of the many reasons to join a gym today!

1. Detox from office holiday sweets Workplaces overflow with sugary, high-calorie treats in December. From cookies to toffee bark, it’s easy to mindlessly snack on fattening goodies. Blast extra holiday pounds at Inursha Fitness, located on Bailey Street just off of West 7th Street. Touting no contracts and no intimidation, Inursha is a great place for gym newbies. 2. Sleep better Trying to rest with a racing mind is no easy task. Relieve post-holiday burnout and soothe aching muscles with hot yoga classes at Bikram Yoga, located on Foch Street. Warm and stretch every muscle and enjoy a revitalized body, leading to deeper, more energizing sleep.

sure to ease any built-up stress, not to mention lead to a leaner, tighter body. 5. Get the ultimate health insurance plan New healthcare reform talk is confusing. Regardless of the debate, it’s no secret that regular exercise is proven to lead to healthier lives by reducing high blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. At the Downtown YMCA, the whole family can get fit together. Take advantage of special family rates now. 6. Increase flexibility When muscles aren’t stretched, they are more prone to injury. Better your posture and flexibility by taking one of several different yoga classes offered by Energy Fitness, located on Forest Park Boulevard. Classes include restorative yoga, heated vinyasa yoga, and total body Pilates. 7. Make new friends Some of the best relationships come from those beginning with a similar interest. New gal pals can be had at Curves, with several locations including one on Camp

3. Escape phones, e-mail, and work Gym time is “you” time, a time when you set the agenda, minus distractions. Whether you’re into group fitness classes or would rather work out alone, the expansive new L.A. Fitness coming to West 7th will meet your changing needs. Pilates one day? Basketball the next? You’re the boss. 4. Enhance your mood Releasing tension through bouts of cardio, weight lifting, and endurance exercises will make challenging situations easier to handle, thanks to your relaxed mood. The Body Firm on West 7th offers outdoor boot camp classes that are


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Bowie Boulevard. Complete an entire cardio and strength training workout with other ladies in a circuit format in just 30 minutes. 8. Avoid getting sick Regular exercise promotes the release of toxins associated with disease and infection. Break a sweat at Larry North and decrease your chances of catching the next bug. With a knowledgeable staff and more than 12,000 square feet of workout space, there is plenty of room to stay healthy here. 9. Live longer There are tons of evidence suggesting that healthy living can lead to longer lives. If both exercising and nutrition are intimidating subjects, the counselors and consultants at No Quitters can help. Located on West 7th, this gym can formulate specific plans that can lead to a lifetime of wellness. 10. Look and feel better No matter where you join, exercising consistently and eating responsibly will lead to a healthier, better-looking body in 2010.

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The Foodie Pages

Tillman’s Roadhouse Frito pie made with venison chili, blood orange margaritas, and Lynyrd Skynyrd on the overhead speakers combine for a rocking fun time at West 7th’s new Tillman’s Roadhouse restaurant. Joining us from Oak Cliff, where the original is located, Tillman’s will easily become the new goto spot for special occasion dining, patio lounging, and apps and drinks before a night out in Fort Worth. Smack in the middle of the flashy new West 7th developments, the restaurant offers classic Texas favorites prepped gourmet-style. For example, the house burger is made with sirloin-foie gras and paired with truffled goat cheese tater tots. The venison chili features chunky tomatoes, white cheddar cheese, and scallion greens plated with an

open bag of Fritos. S’mores, featuring housemade maple-, orange-, and coffee-flavored marshmallows, are assembled tableside over an open flame. Everything is served by waiters wearing plaid pearl-snap shirts, jeans, and cowboy boots, reminding you of Tillman’s touted “come-asyou-are” environment. If you’re as impressed with the décor as we were, note that the vintage chandeliers, elegant damask-print walls, and cabin-like stacked logs above the bar were all the work of designer and Tarrant County native Rob Dailey. Probably not the best spot to catch a big game, Tillman’s has three medium-sized flat screen TVs that hang amid a wall of pretty pictures. All are visible from only one end of the bar. However, the music played in the restaurant is a surprising perk. At dinner, we found ourselves quietly singing along to Foreigner, Tom Petty,

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Al Green, and even Boy George. Maybe it was the salted margaritas that had been hit with a good dose of Patrón. Regarding the service, waiters were nothing but nice, although our appetizer ordered at the bar was forgotten. But the sweet potato, parmesan, and purple potato trio of fries served with house-made catsup and horseradish pickle mayo were well worth the wait by the time they arrived to our dinner table. Enough to easily feed four, the extras went home in to-go boxes. Make reservations early, like at least a few days before, especially if you’re hoping to visit on a Friday or Saturday

night. Otherwise you can arrive before dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., and the hostesses will do their best to get you in. Like we said, Tillman’s is Fort Worth’s newest go-to spot.

Tillman’s Roadhouse 2933 Crockett St. at West 7th 817-850-9255 Open Monday - Thursday 11 am - 11 pm Friday and Saturday 11 am - 2 am (if the bar is full) Sunday 10:30 am - 11 pm Serving lunch, dinner and “blunch” on Saturday and Sunday Trio of Fries $9, The Lunch Burger $17, Venison Frito Pie $17, Tableside S’mores for two or more $14, Chipotle BBQ Baby Back Ribs $23


The Movie Tavern at West 7th is open and serving up great food and flicks. A must-have from the menu is the Monte Cristo Wrap ($8.50). Stuffed with hearty portions of ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese, the wrap is fried until golden brown, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and served with raspberry jam. Part confection, part sandwich, the concoction is a symphony of sweet and sour. Coupled with a side of fries and an ice-cold beer or beverage of your choice, the Monte Cristo is a surefire award-winner. Don’t have time for a movie? The Movie Tavern at West 7th also has a standalone dining room that doesn’t have any silver screens but lots of TVs. Monte Cristo Wrap • $8.50 @ Movie Tavern at West 7th • 2872 Crockett St. 682-503-7100 •


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The Foodie Pages

beat the clock Jake’s Hamburgers

Time in: 12:30 am

The setting: Part family restaurant, part sports bar, Jake’s offers plenty for both the appetite and eyes. Wherever you look, there’s either a big-screen TV or an attractive waitress to gawk at. The place is partitioned into several compartments, has upstairs seating, and features a décor of decorative-stone walls and soft-green wooden planks, giving the space a calming aspect even when it’s hopping. The menu: Established in 1985 and with locations all over the Northeast and Florida, Jake’s chooses to keep its menu vast but simple: burgers, sides, and salads. Sure, you can start off with Jake’s sinus-clearing Jalapeño Bottle Caps ($3.95) or decadent Cheddar Fries ($5.25) and end your meal with a refreshing Oreo Shake ($2.95) or sweeet Bananas Foster Bites ($2.95). But just make sure to save enough room for the beef. The Jake’s Special ($5.99) is a massive, succulent double-meat cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, and, adding just the right kick, Thousand Island dressing. Add a side of seasoned Jumpin’ Jake Fries ($1.79) or, for just $1.75, slightly crunchy Beer-Battered

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Onion Rings. Also, vegetarians unite and head to Jake’s: The spicy and Tex-Mex-y black-bean Veggie Burger ($6.29) will satisfy even the newest convert. The service: Everywhere you look, friendly and charming waitresses are around to assist you. Whether you plan on sitting casually at the bar or having a party, they’re always smiling and are quick and efficient (and nonintrusive). The verdict: The newest burger joint in downtown Fort Worth is definitely one to please meat-lovers and vegetarians alike.

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Kidding Around

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very January is Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo time, and while some kids are genuinely interested in the cowboy stuff -- the bull riding and calf roping -- most little guys and girls are all about the Midway. Spreading across six acres on the east side of the Will Rogers Coliseum, the stock show and rodeo’s amusement park is kind of like a mini-Six Flags. There are some adult rides, like the MegaDrop -- a free-

static electrical circuits, capacitors, and motors, among other things. The museum also includes a school whose curriculum combines natural and physical sciences, history, and anthropology with art, music, and literature. Visit or call 817-255-9300. Teaching kids is the mission of Van Grow: Art Studio for Kids (3434 W. 7th St. by the Cultural District) and has been for 17 years. Students are taught drawing and art history and are introduced to many other artistic media (paint, clay, collage). Winter/Spring classes begin January 11 and wrap up on April 16. Tuition is $260 and includes all supplies. To register, visit www. and download the form. Deadline is soon. Sign up now. For more info, call 817-348-0505.

Kids enjoy learning and exploring at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History fall to hard, unforgiving earth from 140 feet in the freaking air -- but kid-friendly rides rule: A tilt-a-twirl, merry-go-round, and huge Ferris wheel are just some of the Midway’s offerings. Get your tickets at the gate. For more info, call 817-8772420. Though the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (1600 Gendy St. in the Cultural District) has enough cool stuff to keep adults occupied (including an amazing gift shop), the newly reopened museum is a child’s wonderland. Innovation Studios offers a bevy of creative outlets. The Doodler Studio encourages play with light, the Designer Studio allows participants to construct moving sculptures, and in the Inventor Studio, young learners can experiment with current and


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the expressions on your kids’ faces. Call 817-732-6711 The Fort Worth Public LibraryCentral (500 W. 3rd St.) is a veritable treasure trove of kid-friendly activities, including Wii Play for kids age five to 12. Edutaining games such as Dora Saves the Snow Princess and Build-a-Bear Workshop are just some of your options: Saturdays and Sundays from 3 to 4 p.m. Call 817-871-7745.

Miss Molly’s Toy & Candy Shop brings joy through toys.

For 25 years now, Miss Molly’s Toy and Candy Shop (formerly known as Designs for Children) has been driving kids wild by offering them some of the most unique, intriguing toys in the world, including goodies from Madame Alex, Playmobil, Fundex, Scientific Explorer, Thomas the Train, and more. Stop by 4804 Camp Bowie Blvd. and just watch

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Fri, Jan. 8 - Ricki Derek and the Vegas Six Sat, Jan. 9 - Big Daddy Alright

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kickin’ up your heels in cowtown

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he first month of the year here means the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, which means a lot of partying, a lot of spectatin’, and a lot more partying. And not all of the 2010 stock show fun will be happening around the Will Rogers Memorial Center, the site of the event that runs from January 15 through February 7. The rest of downtown will also be swinging. And for good reason: You can’t limit a good cowboy event in Cowtown! to just a few square miles, right? In addition to the bull riding and the calf roping and all of the other feats of cowboy awesomeness, the stock show and rodeo also has something new to offer, namely the WinStar Rodeo Roadhouse concert series. Slated to perform is a slew of marquee stars, including Billy Joe Shaver (Fri., Jan. 22), Joe Ely (Fri., Jan. 15), The Killdares (Sat., Jan. 16), Kelly Willis (Sat., Jan. 23), The Derailers (Sun. Jan. 24), Gary P. Nunn (Thu., Jan. 28), Ray Wylie Hubbard (Sun., Jan. 31), Chris Duarte (Fri., Feb. 5), and Dale Watson (Sun., Feb. 7). Several Fort Worth boys are also on tap: Brad Thompson (Sat., Jan. 23; Fri., Feb. 5), Kurt South (Sun., Jan. 24), and Phil Pritchett and his band (Thu., Jan. 28). If you don’t have a Rodeo Ticket, Stock Show Souvenir Pin, or Grounds Admission ticket, you will be charged $5 to enter the WinStar Rodeo Roadhouse after 9 p.m.


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Thursdays through Sundays. (The souvenir pins are $30 each and are good for grounds admission for the entire 24 days of the stock show and includes admission to the Rodeo Roadhouse.) For more information, call 817-877-2420. The area by the Will Rogers complex also will be hosting some high culture in January. From the 26th through the 31st, Casa Manana (3101 W. Lancaster Ave.) will present The Color Purple, a poignant musical based on the 1982 Pulitzer Prizewinning novel by Alice Walker and 1985 Oscar-nominated film by Steven Spielberg. Set in a rural area in the early 1900s, the story revolves around Celie, a young African-American woman who “triumphs over tremendous odds to find joy in life and her true inner beauty.” The musical was nominated for 11 Tony Awards when it came out in 2005, and the score –– featuring a mix of jazz, blues, and gospel –– earned a Grammy nomination. Tickets are $30-85. For more info, call 817-332-2272. A mix of high and low culture will dynamize Sundance Square this month. The “high” part will come courtesy of the Fort Worth Symphony

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Billy Joe Shaver

Joe Ely

Gary P. Nunn


Boogie all night at Bass Hall Fri. Jan. 15 - Sun. Jan. 17. Orchestra and Bass Performance Hall. The “low” (or “low”-ish) part will come from what specifically will be performed by the world-renowned orchestra in the world-renowned venue. From Fri., Jan. 15, through Sun., Jan. 17 at the Bass (525 Commerce St.), that “low” will be disco music. For Disco Days and Boogie Nights, the FWSO will perform classical versions of such disco-era stringed-instrument-heavy hits as the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive,” Gloria Gaynor’s anthemic “I Will Survive,” and many, many more. On Sat., Jan. 23, at the Bass, the “low” will come courtesy of The King. Elvis Presley will be the subject of a tribute show by one of the best Elvis impersonators in the biz, Kraig Parker, who has the looks, the voice, the moves –– and the clothes –– to make you think you’re back in Vegas circa 1974. For more info on the tribute show or Disco Days and Boogie Nights, call 817-212-4325. Speaking of Vegas, the swingin’ Scat Jazz Lounge (111 W. 4th St. in Sundance Square) has just celebrated its second anniversary. “Swing” by sometime this month and catch the usual suspects: Ricki Derek, Johnny Reno, Mi Son, TK, and others. Happy hour is from 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays

through Fridays. For more info, call 817-8709100. While you’re out and about downtown, also check out any one or more of the hot spots there. The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (111 E. 4th St., 817-336-7470) is home to hundreds of exotic beers, 8.0 Restaurant & Bar (111 E. 3rd St., 817-336-0880) has a spacious patio that’s perfect for those surprisingly balmy days that pop up here and there in the winter in Fort Worth, and at Fat Daddy’s Sports & Spirits Café (500 Taylor St., 817-8702111) happy hour ($2 domestic drafts and well drinks) is all day Sunday and from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. The place located in The Tower is also one of the handsomest sports bars in town, perfect for either a night out with the guys (or gals) or a date. Another good-lookin’ spot is M Lounge (835 Foch St., 817-850-9900) in the West Seventh corridor. Name the martini, and not only will M’s crack bartenders whip it up lickity-split for you, they’ll do it justice and then some. The gorgeous, sleek lounge also offers premium liquors, including MacAllan 25, Grey Goose, Remy Martin XO, and Don Julio 1942, and a large assortment of top-shelf cigars. Visit http://

Feelin’ more like a shot and a beer? Then cruise across West 7th Street and hit one of the classiest but most comfortable bar-bars in town. 7th Haven’s signature feature is its rooftop patio, which offers partiers a generous view of downtown, but the perennial Fort Worth Weekly Best Of winner in various categories (Best BarBar, Best Bloody Mary) also has a vibe that can bring out the hipster in even the most annoying fuddy-duddy. Visit 2700 W. 7th St. or call the club at 817-744-8550 for more info. And what would a Stock Show month be without a trip to the one Fort Worth neighborhood veritably built by occupational cowboys? At the Stockyard Saloon (2409 N. Main St., 817-624-3811), every Thursday is Ladies’ Day, with $2 youcall-its. Happy hour is every day from 2 to 8 p.m., with $2 longnecks. And at Rodeo Exchange (221 W. Exchange Ave., 817-626-0181) from 7:30 to 9 p.m., free shuffle dance lessons are offered every Tuesday and free WestCoast Swing lessons are offered every Thursday. Ladies’ Nights are Thursdays and Fridays –– no cover.

As we said, you might want to wait another month to start your New Year’s resolutions. There’s just too much fun to be had throughout January.

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