Plus, the city is looking for waterwheel funding.
 
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☀️ Sun’s out, laptops out
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Sit under the shade of the giant umbrellas and listen to the fountains. | Photo by @capturinggracearoundtheworld
You’ve got a big presentation due… and a big pile of laundry taunting you. We get it — working from home can be a mixed blessing. There are days when a change of scenery is a must if you’re going to get anything done.

The good news? Research shows that tackling your tasks al fresco actually helps boost productivity.

Finding places to work outside in Fort Worth was at the top of our to-do list, so can we just say? Check.

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Stop in the neighborhood coffee shop for a rotating selection of seasonal drinks.

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Photo by FTWtoday

Coffee shops

Caffeine reigns supreme if you have a latte work to finish. Put on your favorite playlist and get to it.

Cherry Coffee, Near Southside
Daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wifi: Yes
Covered: Partially
Sit under the umbrellas along Magnolia Avenue and sip an almond rose matcha latte or a peanut butter coffee topped with banana whipped cream.

Ascension Coffee, University
Daily, 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wifi: Yes
Covered: Partially
Catch some morning sun or cool off with evening shade on the wide patio that overlooks the Trinity River’s West Bend.

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The riverside patio spot opened a second location in Parker County.

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Photo by @brendan_marsh

Restaurants and bars

At these fine establishments, the patio is the way to go — especially when Panther City weather is at its best. Order some food and drinks to make any day feel like Friday.

Roy Pope Grocery, Camp Bowie
Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. + Sunday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wifi: Yes
Covered: Yes
Grab a coffee, glass of wine, or sandwich + enjoy it on the patio while you work. Then, swing through the grocery aisles to grab dinner on your way home.

Birdie’s Social Club, West 7th
Monday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-12 a.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. + Sunday, 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
Wifi: Yes
Covered: Yes
A workplace that feels like vacation? Yes, please. Relax with a tropical cocktail at the Palm Springs-inspired patio + catch the big game on TV.

City Guides are presented by Walsh.
 
Asked
 
Have you ever worked in a coworking space?

A. Yes, I use them regularly
B. Yes, I have used them before but not regularly
C. No, but I am interested in trying it
D. No, and I have no plans to
 
 
Events
 
Thursday, June 6
  • Pompeii: The Immortal City | Thursday, June 6 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Arlington Museum of Art, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington | $8-$50 | Journey back to the fateful eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD with original artworks and newly discovered artifacts.
  • Motion City Soundtrack | Thursday, June 6 | 8 p.m. | Tannahill’s Tavern and Music Hall, 122 E. Exchange Ave., Ste. 200, Fort Worth | $45-$104 | The rock band is stopping in Cowtown for the “I Am The Movie 20th Anniversary Tour.”
Friday, June 7
  • First Friday Spotlight Tour | Friday, June 7 | 6:30 p.m. | The Modern, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth | Free | Get a focused tour of the gallery, then stop in the lobby for a drink and light bite.
  • Comedy Show | Friday, June 7 | 8 p.m. | Four Day Weekend, 312 Houston St., Fort Worth | $25 | Catch one of the last shows in the comedy club’s current downtown location.
Saturday, June 8
  • Intro to Wet Felting | Saturday, June 8 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Log Cabin Village, 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln., Fort Worth | $30 | Register today to learn historic wool-working and make a bowl to take home — ages 10+.
  • Chris Cagle | Saturday, June 8 | 10 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth | $20-$40 | The “Dance Baby Dance” artist will hit up the world’s largest honky-tonk.
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Matching ‘fits for Father’s Day (plus 30% off)
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Match your mini-me this Father’s Day. | Photos provided by Harlestons
Parents, is there anything cuter than matching your mini?

Harlestons is now offering matching polos and swimwear for dads and sons to share the same swag — just in time for Father’s Day. (Nope, it’s not too late to order his gift.)

Bonus: All swimmen and youth — is 30% off.

Shop the sets. What better way to celebrate than twinning?
 
News Notes
 
Environment
  • The city is $559,300 away from constructing the first inland river waterwheel in Texas + is seeking sponsorship funding. The wheel, designed to remove litter, is planned for the Clearfork branch of the Trinity River.
Civic
  • Excess furniture and equipment from the current City Hall is now available for donation as municipal offices transition to Future City Hall. At the end of the summer, the city is planning to use Rheaply’s Public Reuse Market to list excess items for reuse rather than disposal.
Eat
  • In the mood for some Asian-Mexican-Southern fusion? Stop by Kung Fu Saloon on Mondays and Fridays to catch the Kits Kitchen pop-up restaurant. We can’t wait to try birria tacos simmered in pho broth and the Thai chicken satay gyro. (CultureMap Fort Worth)
Sports
  • Dallas Stars forward Joe Pavelski won’t be on the ice next season. While he didn’t officially announce his retirement, the 40-year-old hockey player — with 18 seasons in the NHL and five for the Stars under his belt — doesn’t plan to return. (ESPN)
Health
  • Dr. Brian Byrd, a former city councilmember and CEO of Texas Family Medicine, will be the county’s new public health director. Appointed by the Tarrant County Commissioners Court, Byrd will work to improve health outcomes for residents starting Monday, July 1. (Fort Worth Business Press)
Drink Up
  • Own a local beverage business? Offer a drink deal to our readers during Drink Up Week from Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26. Whether it’s BOGO smoothies or 20% off wine bottles, drop your deal into this form by Friday, June 28 and let’s get this party popping.
Listen
  • Pitcher Nathan Eovaldi’s fastball has showed a renewed life since returning from the injured list + Wyatt Langford’s offense is on the up and up. Get the biggest stories every day from local expert Brice Paterik of the Texas Rangers with Locked On’s daily podcasts.
Real Estate
  • Looking for a place to build your dream home? Pecan Plantation is hosting a lot release on Saturday, June 8. Prospective buyers can book a consultation to see if a private lot on this property is the perfect place to call home.*
Biz
  • Life hack: Instead of spending your mornings scrolling through social media, try reading 817 Biz, Tarrant County’s premier business newsletter that features snippets of breaking news, acquisitions, the local economy + more. Sign up for free and see it in your inbox on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.*
Number
  • 27,000: That’s the number of trees that are cut down each day to make toilet paper. This luxury three-ply bamboo toilet paper is changing that. It feels just like regular high-end TP, but doesn’t harm trees. Use code 6AM30 for 30% off through midnight. Learn more + shop.*
Home
  • Did you know you can bring all your debt under one roof by borrowing from your home to pay off high-interest loans, bills, and credit cards? Calculate your payment.*
 
 
History
 
Travel back in time
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The bronze tablet commemorates the site of Fort Worth is on display in downtown. | Photo courtesy of the TSHA
On June 6, 1849, Fort Worth was officially founded in honor of the late Maj. Gen. William Jenkins Worth, veteran of the Texas-Mexico War. While today might mark the 175th anniversary of the city, the area’s history began long before that.

The fertile area around the Trinity River had long been a hunting ground for Tawakoni, Wichita, Kickapoo, and Comanche nations when Jonathon Bird established a settlement in 1840.

In 1843, Gen. Edward H. Tarrant and George W. Terrell met with chiefs from nine tribes to parley a peace agreement after the Comanche Wars. The Bird’s Fort Treaty line ran through the city’s future site — Native Americans peoples on the west and settlers on the east, prompting the famous slogan “Where the West Begins.”

In 1849, the US Army established a protected frontier from the Rio Grande River to the Red River. Maj. Ripley Arnold was sent to a spot along the Trinity River — the bluff where Heritage Park sits today — and raised “Old Glory” to begin constructing Fort Worth.

Keep reading for more Fort Worth history.
 
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I’d love to grab my laptop and camp out at a picnic table to write this newsletter, but between this spring’s big storm season and the rising temps, it doesn’t always sound that refreshing — unless I’m keeping cool with a snow cone (or 15).
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