‘Tis the season for roast turkey and cornbread stuffing. But maybe you’re in the mood for something a little different this year. Enter: Chef Victor Villarreal, the creative force behind La Onda on Race Street, with his mouthwatering recipe for coq au vin that feeds the whole fam.
The dish emphasizes French and Latin flavors with Mexican-style chorizo, Mezcal, and allspice. Here’s everything you need to get started + some helpful tips from the chef.
Dallas Cowboys | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 3:30 p.m. | AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way, Arlington | $54+ | Catch America’s team take on the New York Giants at Jerry World.
Friday, Nov. 25
Photos with Santa | Friday, Nov. 25-Saturday, Dec. 24 | 10 a.m. | The Shops at Clearfork, 5188 Monahans Ave, Fort Worth | $22 | Tell the big guy what you want for Christmas this year.
Saturday, Nov. 26
Lightscape | Saturday, Nov. 26-Sunday, Jan. 8 | 5:45-9 p.m. | Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth | $18-$28 | Over one million holiday lights and artistic installations illuminate the Garden throughout a spectacular one-mile walking trail.
Sunday, Nov. 27
Home for the Holidays | Sunday, Nov. 27 | 2 p.m. | Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth | $67+ | Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra delivers a magnificent installment of everyone’s favorite holiday traditions and Christmas carols.
Monday, Nov. 28
Watercolor Club | Monday, Nov. 28 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Fort Worth Public Library - East Regional, 6301 Bridge St., Fort Worth | Free | Paint along in a session with a professional instructor.
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Happy Thanksgiving. However you celebrate, make today a day of rest, reflection, and community. We here at FTWtoday are thankful for our city, and the fact that there’s always plenty to talk about — especially when it comes to groceries.
There’s a new exhibit opening tomorrow, Nov. 25 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. “The Beauty of Clay: Cultural Works of Mesoamerica” showcases ceramics and earthenware pieces from the collection and features representation of mythical and real animals. 🐆
Head to Birdie’s Social Club(2736 W. 6th St.) starting at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 25, for the opening of a new Christmas pop-up. Birdie’s First Christmas will have festive cocktails, photo ops, and lights + is open for corporate happy hours. 🍹
Hillwood and Alliance Aviation Services will wrap up construction on the fixed-base operation facility at Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport in December. The luxurious, state-of-the-art facility will support general, corporate, military, and cargo aviation. ✈️
Winter is coming and leaves are starting to fall around Cowtown. The city is reminding property owners to “leave it on the lawn.” Mulch or bag fallen leaves, rather than dumping them down storm drains, which can lead to flooding and damage. 🍂
Ridgmar Place — a senior living community at 2151 Green Oaks Rd. — is participating in the Toys for Tots drive this holiday season. Drop off new, unwrapped toys by Friday, Dec. 9 for kiddos in need.
If you love this newsletter (and supporting local) as much as we love strolls in Candleridge Park, morning lattes from Common Grounds + Saturdays spent at Westbend (which is a lot) — we’ve got something for you: FTWtoday just launched a membership program. Learn more + sign up. 🎉
Editor’s pick: The results are in — earlier this month we asked you what Thanksgiving food you were most excited for. Stuffing takes the cake with an overwhelming majority, followed by turkey and ham, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie.
Rebecca and I are shocked — and a little heartbroken — that none of you voted for buttered rolls as they are our favorite. President Biden may have pardoned the turkeys, but I guess Fort Worthians pardoned the bread. 🍞
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