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💘 Celebrate the season of love
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Elevate your Valentine’s Day experience with a limited-time menu at Toro Toro. | Photo provided by Toro Toro
Love is in the air, but that doesn’t mean your dinner plans should be. If you haven’t made plans for Valentine’s Day, here are six local white tablecloth restaurants to celebrate the occasion.

Note: Reservations are filling up fast, be sure to book your table before they’re gone.

Caterina’s | Mule Alley
Keep all the attention on your date and leave your phone at the door at this cell phone-free fine dining restaurant. The Tim Love concept feels like you’ve been transported to New York’s Little Italy with handmade pasta, veal chop, and luxury NY strip steak. Note: Jackets are required for men.

Toro Toro | Downtown
Head over to The Worthington Renaissance Hotel for a special Valentine’s Day menu from Wednesday, Feb. 14 to Friday, Feb. 17. The three-course, prix fixe dinner menu will feature lobster, oysters, and dessert for $155.

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Le Margot is the perfect place to grab decor inspiration for your own home. | Photo by Le Margot

Le Margot | Tanglewood
This French restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate with pink, red, and white dining room decor. Impress your Valentine or Galentine with menu items created by chef Felipe Armenta and Michelin Star chef Graham Elliot. Plus, powder your nose in one of our reader-voted “best bathrooms in Fort Worth.”

B&B Butchers & Restaurant | Clearfork
Level up your date with an $80 pre-ordered flower arrangement or trade reservations for a take-out option. The home-cooked meal for two includes appetizers, an entree, two sides, and a dessert for $195. Note: Flower orders must be placed 48 hours in advance of your reservation.

Saint-Emilion Restaurant | West 7th
Indulge in a special three-course menu of classic bistro favorites like the duck and pork country pâté, tenderloin steak tartare, lamb chops, and dessert. Note: The minimum charge for food per guest is $55.

Truluck’s | Southlake
Named one of the most romantic restaurants in the country by OpenTable, this upscale seafood and steak restaurant is the ideal place to take your true love.
Share your local love story for V-Day

We’re putting together a map of local love stories for Valentine’s Day. We can’t wait to show you the finished product, but in the meantime, there’s just one story we have to share:
  • “My husband and I met when we were both working at Italian Inn (RIP 💔). We still talk about our great memories and their delicious food all the time!” — Steph C. and Zach Z.
There’s still time to put your love on the map. Submit your memories to our local love map by clicking the button below and including your name in the submission. You have until Friday, Feb. 9 to share your story.
Wednesday, Feb. 7
  • Tapestry Live: Carole King Songbook | Wednesday, Feb. 7 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St., Arlington | $44-$81 | This concert will transport you back to the golden era of music with hits like “I Feel the Earth Move,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” and “Natural Woman.”
Thursday, Feb. 8
  • Second Thursdays at the Carter | Thursday, Feb. 8 | 5-8 p.m. | Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth | Free | Grab a drink and draw works of art from the collection — sketchbooks are limited to the first 200 people.
Friday, Feb. 9
  • “American Witness Exhibit” | Friday, Feb. 9-Saturday, Feb. 24 | Times vary | Fort Worth Public Library - East Regional, 501 E. Bolt St., Fort Worth | Free | The World War II exhibit displays posters and photographs from April 1945 and testimonials from Holocaust survivors.
Saturday, Feb. 10
  • “The Trilogy Tour” | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 7 p.m. | Dickies Arena, 1911 Montgomery St., Fort Worth | $55.95-$595.95 | Three multi-generational powerhouses — Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, and Pitbull — are bringing their one-of-a-kind arena party to Cowtown.
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News Notes
Real Estate
  • Irving-based apartment builder JPI will begin construction later this month on a new 398-unit apartment complex on Ederville Road in east Fort Worth. Jefferson Eastchase will be built in partnership with Fort Worth Housing Solutions and will include both market-rate and affordable apartments. It’s expected to open in 2025. (The Dallas Morning News)
  • Dan Quinn won’t be the only coach leaving the Dallas Cowboys to join the Commanders. Quinn hired Joe Whitt, Jr. — former Cowboys passing game coordinator — to be the new defensive coordinator for the Washington team. Whitt joined the Cowboys in 2021 alongside Quinn.
  • Do you want to be part of the action at the 2026 World Cup? Thousands of volunteers are needed to help run various events throughout the tournament. Sign up today to receive information about volunteer opportunities.
  • Texas Health awarded a $10,000 grant to local nonprofit Eastside Ministries to help recover from fire damages the facility received last fall. The ministries’ food pantry was reportedly destroyed in an intentional fire and incurred about $50,000 worth of damages. (Fort Worth Magazine)
  • Weatherford bareback rider Rocker Steiner won his second consecutive title in the FWSSR ProRodeo Tournament over the weekend. Steiner earned a 92.5 score and won $28,000 — more than any other competitor in the tournament.
  • The Fort Worth Zoo has a Valentine’s gift option for people who think love stinks. In part of the zoo’s Doo Some Good program, people can symbolically dedicate a pound of zoo poo in the name of whoever they like for $10. Donations will contribute to the zoo’s nearly 7,000 animals.
  • Atlas — a cocktail bar originating in Dallas’ Bishop Arts District — is now open in the Near Southside at 314 S. Main St. The bar serves globally inspired food and drinks like beef pho and Moroccan dry rub wings. Take a look inside.
  • Get trusted financial advice with Money Pickle, the service that connects you directly with experienced financial advisors to help with your investment + retirement planning needs (all through a complimentary video meeting). Take control of your financial future in 2024 by scheduling a free consultation.*
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The new state-of-the-art center will focus on strength, nutrition, wellness, and restoration for all 22 of the TCU sports programs. | Giphy by FTWtoday, renderings provided by TCU Athletics
Construction on TCU’s $40 million Athletics Human Performance Center renovation and expansion kicked off last month.

Announced in 2022 with a gift of $10 million from the Jane & John Justin Foundation, the donor-funded project will benefit student-athletes in all 22 of TCU’s athletic programs by 2025. Here’s a look at what’s to come.

💪 Bob Lilly Performance Center
The renovation will include updates to the training facility with a studio for the women’s triathlon program, a yoga room, an outdoor warm-up area, and expanded space for free weights, cardio, and nutrition.

🧊 Restoration and Wellness Center
The new 10,000-sqft space will be a place for post-training treatment with state-of-the-art technologies designed to accelerate recovery and focus on injury prevention.

🏈 Football Performance Center
The new football facility will include 20,000 sqft of strength and conditioning space, conference rooms, and technology centers that connect the Sam Baugh Indoor Practice Facility + Morris Practice Fields.
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As a former college athlete, I’m drooling over the new athletic facilities at TCU. If only the school had gymnastics, I would’ve been there in a heartbeat.

Fun fact: Did you know Texas has no Division 1 college gymnastics programs? A few years ago, Olympian and Houston native Simone Biles said she would consider coaching at the University of Houston if they created a women’s gymnastics program. A girl can dream.
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