Catch us daydreaming about spring mornings spent along the Trinity River. | Photo by Jessica Rockwell
One of the most loveable things about Fort Worth is the distinct character found in each neighborhood, district, and corner of town. They all have their own personalities and purposes — some would say it was written in the stars. Let’s take a look at how our neighborhoods align with the zodiac signs.
Leo: Berkeley Place | July 23-Aug. 22
Berkeley Place is a perfect fit for the welcoming and proud nature that a Leo embodies. This sign makes its presence known — similar to this neighborhood’s popular community assets like the Fort Worth Zoo and the city’s oldest aquatic center, Forest Park Pool.
Libra: Fairmount | Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Fairmount’s active yet small-neighborhood charm is just as balanced as a Libra. Located within walking distance of Magnolia Avenue, residents have easy access to the thriving, eclectic mix of restaurants, pubs + music venues.
Scorpio: Crestwood | Oct. 23-Nov. 21
The aura of Crestwood’s picturesque boulevard perfectly encapsulates this water sign. Situated just two miles from downtown, Crestwood residents enjoy gently curving tree-lined streets and a mixture of old and new, with homes constructed from 1941 to today.
Sagittarius: Ridglea Hills | Nov. 22-Dec. 21
This sign’s need for constant change and adventure can be fed with easy access to the bustling Camp Bowie Boulevard and a quiet getaway to the 10-acre Luther Lake, located in the middle of Ridglea Hills.
Capricorn: Downtown | Dec. 22- Jan. 19
With how hardworking you are, you’ll be pleased to hear there are plenty of spots downtown to network and work remotely. The neighborhood is home to beautifully restored buildings + residences that stand alongside modern skyscrapers.
Plus, there are parks and landmarks galore including Sundance Square — a walkable 37-square-block area with restaurants, comedy clubs, hotels, and live entertainment.
“Very Eric Carle” Exhibit | Wednesday, Nov. 15-Sunday, Jan. 7 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth | Free (with general admission) | Step into the pages of your favorite books in “Very Eric Carle,” an exhibit co-organized by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.*
TCU Women’s Basketball | Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 12 p.m. | Schollmaier Arena, 3000 Stadium Dr., Fort Worth | $5-$12 | Watch the Horned Frogs take on the Incarnate Word Cardinals on their home court.
Thursday, Nov. 16
Fort Worx Showcase Dinner | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Taste Community Restaurant, 1200 S. Main St., Fort Worth | Enjoy a special dinner from the restaurant’s apprentices as they show off what they learned while participating in the Fort Worx Job Training Program.
Strait to The Harper | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 7-9 p.m. | Refinery 714 at The Kimpton Harper, 714 Main St., Fort Worth | $50 | Immerse yourself in a world of Western chic and take in the captivating art installation and live music from Ruby Leigh.
Friday, Nov. 17
George Strait | Friday, Nov. 17-Saturday, Nov. 18 | 8 p.m. | Dickies Arena, 1911 Montgomery St., Fort Worth | $344-$2,646 | Sing your heart out as the King of Country croons ballads like “Carrying Your Love With Me” and “Amarillo By Morning.”
Lightscape | Friday, Nov. 17 | Times vary | Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth | $12-$30 | The immersive holiday display will be reimagined with a 1.2-mile-long path featuring millions of dazzling lights.
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The best way to cut down on all those Black Friday spam emails, texts, and calls? Cut marketers off at the source by removing your personal information from data brokers — aka companies that sell contact info to spammers (and scammers).
A grand opening was held on Monday for Cowan Place — a $35 million housing development for seniors aged 62+ in Stop Six. The four-story, 174-unit complex is the first of six planned phases of affordable housing in the area. Amenities include a fitness center, craft room, and a courtyard.
Breakfast is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day and Black Bear Diner is now serving it all day in Alliance. The home-style restaurant opened earlier this week near Alliance Town Center at 9501 N. Fwy. Customers can enjoy pancakes, biscuits and gravy + other comfort food essentials.
Canyon Ranch — a destination wellness center and spa — is moving its headquarters to The Crescent Fort Worth. Both owned by businessman John Goff, the members-only wellness spa will open in December. Schedule a tour. (Fort Worth Report)
Fred’s Texas Café is collecting bikes for the holidays to donate to underprivileged kids. For every bike donated, customers will receive a free burger and fries. Donations can be dropped off at either of the restaurant’s two locations through Sunday, Dec. 10.
We doughnut knowabout you, but we can’t wait to try Voodoo Doughnut’s first North Texas location when it opens on Monday, Nov. 20. The Oregon-founded pastry shop will open at 8 a.m. on Lower Greenville in Dallas. The shop offers 50+ flavors, including 25 vegan options.
Hurtado Barbecue is taking over Tarrant County with plans to open a third location. The barbecue joint already has restaurants in Arlington and Fort Worth + recently purchased Big D Barbecue in Mansfield. Get your holiday orders in before it’s too late. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Witherite Law Group will host its annual Turkey Giveaway this Friday, Nov. 17 at Fiesta Mart (4245 E. Berry St.). More than 1,000 turkeys will be given to families in need from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Focus Daily News)
Say goodbye to fillers and weird ingredients in your dog’s food. Get 50% off your pup’s first order of Nom Nom for fresh, recognizable ingredients they’ll love.*
FTWtoday readers had the most to say about the tamales at JesCraves. | Photo by JesCraves
It’s the holiday tamale season. To help you plan ahead, we put together a list of local spots so you can place your dozen — or should we say dozens — of tamale orders. Here’s what our readers recommended.
JesCrave, 3004 Cullen St. Choose from a variety of rotating flavors including hatch chili, pork, chicken, and cheese jalepeño. Place a large order by calling 817-456-1015 or email.
Hush Hush Barbeque, 10611 Holly Grove Dr. The barbecue joint is serving up smoked brisket and pork tamales. Call or text 817-657-6820 to place an order or connect on Facebook.
Panther City BBQ, 201 E. Hattie St. Pre-order a dozen brisket tamales served warm or frozen, depending on when you decide to eat them. Order online and pick-up in-store during restaurant hours, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
It’s good to be back, y’all. While I was in New York, the New York City Marathon was happening and it inspired me to pick up running.
While I won’t be running a marathon any time soon, the Turkey Trot will be the perfect place to practice long-distance running. Don’t forget, this year’s trot is moved to The Shops at Clearfork and will be held on Thanksgiving morning.