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97º | Sunny | 0% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:21 a.m. | Sunset 7:17 p.m.

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Sip, sip, hooray — candied pecan lattes are back. | Photo by @dwell_coffeeandbiscuits
Even if the temperature is still sky-high, the calendar is flipping into fall, which means we can officially embrace autumn and the recipes that come with it — like pumpkin-flavored everything.

Although leaves aren’t changing colors yet, we are seeing changes to some of our favorite local menus. Here’s a roundup of fall-inspired food + drinks you can enjoy to get you in the mood for sweater weather.

☕ Morning brews

Dwell Coffee & Biscuits | Pumpkin spice latte, candied pecan latte, s’mores latte, cinnamon dulce latte, pumpkin white hot chocolate.

Hustleblendz | Cinnamon toast crunch cold brew + pumpkin spice creme cold brew

White Rhino Coffee | Campfire latte with chocolate, marshmallow, graham crackers, nutmeg + spiced krispy treats, pumpkin whoopie pies, and caramel apple tarts.

Ascension Coffee | Pumpkin spice latte, butterscotch latte, and pumpkin spice cold brew + cranberry apple croissants.

Pax and Beneficia | Otoño latte infused with an unrefined piloncillo sugarcane, star anise, and cinnamon spices + pumpkin spice latte and spiced pom-apple cider.

Black Coffee | Caramel apple matcha latte + pumpkin loaf.

Ampersand | Peach cobbler matcha, pumpkin cream cold brew, cinnamon dulce latte.

Avoca | Pumpkin spice latte + salted brown sugar latte.

Summer Moon | Autumn moon latte with oak roasted espresso, signature sweet cream Moon Milk, and autumn spices.


Crack open a chilled Pumpkincello + pretend the weather is as cool as your beer.


Photo by @martinhousebrewing

🍻 Evening sips

Martin House Brewing Company | Pumpkin pie beer, pumpkincello, and super smash pumpkin stout.

Locust Cider | Chai hard cider with a warm blend of Washington apples, chai spices, and hints of vanilla.

🍰 Sweet treats

Pinch of Salt | Gluten- and allergy-free pumpkin streusel.

Rise Soufflé | Pumpkin, banana, and mac & cheese soufflés.

MELT Ice Creams | Maple pecan pie, cinnamon roll, cookie butter, and caramel apple.

Van Leeuwen | Pumpkin cheesecake, vegan sweet potato marshmallow pie, Thandai, cranberry crumble

Unrefined Bakery | Maple glazed pumpkin cookies + gluten-free pumpkin spice cake.

If we missed your favorite fall menu items, let us know and we’ll add them to our list.
What menu item do you wait for all year long?

Whether you are a pumpkin spice-lover or would rather pass, surely there’s something on this list that sounds good to you. Click the button below to share your favorite seasonal specials with us.
Friday, Sept. 29
  • TCU Women’s Volleyball | Friday, Sept. 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Schollmaier Arena, 3000 Stadium Dr., Fort Worth | $5-$10 | Watch the Horned Frogs ace the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
  • Movie Night | Friday, Sept. 29 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Burnett Park, 501 W. 7th St., Fort Worth | Free | BYO lawn chair or picnic blanket and settle in for a screening of “Top Gun: Maverick.”
  • Grand Illusion: A Texas Tribute to Styx | Friday, Sept. 29 | 10 p.m. | Fat Daddy’s Sports & Spirits Café, 781 W. Debbie Ln., Mansfield | Free | See DFW’s first and only tribute to the mighty Styx.*
Saturday, Sept. 30
  • More than Pink Walk | Saturday, Sept. 30 | 7-11:30 a.m. | The Shops at Clearfork, 5188 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth | Donation-based | Join the Susan G. Komen Foundation on a 5K walk to raise money for breast cancer research.
  • Southwest Classic | Saturday, Sept. 30 | 11 a.m. | AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way, Arlington | $81-$125 | The Texas A&M Aggies and the Arkansas Razorbacks will showdown in this football matchup.
  • The Ballerina’s Ball | Saturday, Sept. 30 | 3-11 p.m. | Ridglea Theater, 6025 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth | $45 | Brown Girls Do is raising money for young dancers with a performance, silent auction, and seated dinner.
Sunday, Oct. 1
  • Drawing from the Collection for Children | Sunday, Oct. 1 | 2 p.m. | The Modern, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth | $0-$8 | Artist Elizabeth Hurtado will lead aspiring creators in a sketching class.
  • “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” | Sunday, Oct. 1 | 2 p.m. | IM Terrell Performing Arts Center, 1411 IM Terrell Cir. S., Fort Worth | $35-$55 | Use promo code “BALLET23" to get 20% off to see the Shakespearean story come to life through a dance performance by Ballet Frontier.
  • Dallas Cowboys | Sunday, Oct. 1 | 3:25 p.m. | AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way, Arlington | $45-$635 | Watch the Cowboys (2-1) take on the New England Patriots (3-0) at Jerry World.
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To help them succeed, Academy 4 mentors are equipped with training, an effective and easy-to-follow leadership curriculum, and fun + engaging activities. | Photo provided by Academy 4
Become an Academy 4 mentor. The local nonprofit is seeking help from Fort Worthians looking to get involved in our community while also making a positive impact on local fourth graders This school year, Academy 4 will serve 36 schools across DFW and needs 3,000+ volunteer mentors to help fourth graders become leaders.

Here’s how it works:
  1. Each mentor is paired with a fourth grader for the entire year.
  2. During each session, the pairs work on lessons from a research-based leadership curriculum. They’ll set goals to grow while also building transformative relationships that increase the student’s sense of self-worth, enhance their outlook on life, and encourage academic performance.
  3. All it takes is 90 minutes of your time, one Friday a month during the school year.
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News Notes
  • Earlier this week, the Fort Worth ISD school board approved a study to determine whether it should close schools due to enrollment decline. The 122-campus district lost 16,753 students in seven years — approximately one-fifth of its full enrollment. (Fort Worth Report)
  • In the mood for a trip to Italy? Head to the newly opened Postino WineCafé in Southlake Town Square. The new chic bar serves wine and light bites like mix-and-match bruschetta boards and shareables. Stop by 1440 Main St. for daily happy hour.
Fort Worthian
  • YouTuber Preston Arsement is ranked No. 16 on Forbes’ 2023 Top Creators list. The list outlines the highest-earning and most influential social media icons. Arsement — who goes by the gamer tag PrestonPlayz — has 26 million followers and earned $35 million between June 2022 and June 2023.
  • Spooky season is officially here, haunted house lovers. Hangman’s House of Horrors and Moxley Manor open tonight + Cutting Edge opens tomorrow. Check out the scariest attractions in Funkytown.
  • Did you know you can rent a backyard pickleball court on Swimply? The Airbnb for pools has expanded to personal courts for the nation’s fastest-growing sport. Peruse nine DFW-area rentals or other places to play pickleball.
  • $82,553. That’s how much an average DFW resident earns annually with a graduate degree. According to a new study by SmartAsset, on average graduate degree-holders make $16,859 more per year than people with only bachelor’s degrees.
Real Estate
  • The median price of homes in town is $335,000 — 4.3% lower than this time last year — according to the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors’ August 2023 Housing Report. Tarrant County home prices dropped 3.7% to $351,561.
  • National Drive Electric Week kicks off at the Tanger Outlets at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1. Head to the outlet mall to peruse various electric vehicles, talk with community members, and industry professionals about sustainable ways to commute.
  • Borrow from your home — not the bank. Your home value could go down anytime; borrow now while it’s high. Calculate your payment.*
👟 Time to pound the pavement
Clear your Wednesday evenings for a sunny jog down the Clearfork Trail. | Photo by @ohhhwavy + @socialrunningclub
Earlier this month, we shared 13 fall races on the books in Fort Worth + asked our running readers what local groups you train with. Y’all laced up your sneakers and delivered. Here are five Speedy Gonzales groups to join and get your run on.

Social Running Club | The club runs every Wednesday evening on the Clearfork Trail and has race + dine events where you can run hard and brunch harder.

Cowtown Trailblazers | Train for the Cowtown Marathon with Tuesday social runs, Thursday track runs, and Saturday long runs.

Fort Worth Runners Club | The non-profit dedicated to running, walking, and fitness has activities and races for all levels.

North Texas Striders | The group caters to residents in the North DFW suburbs and meets four times per week.

North Texas Trail Runners | Get out there and enjoy the North Texas landscape with social runs through nature.
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