May 11, 2013

A Whirlwind Weekend in Fort Worth, TX

1. I'd take you out for queso, margaritas, and dinner at Joe T. Garcia's. You can order whatever you want, but be warned the menu only has fajitas and enchiladas on it. Don't worry, you won't leave feeling deprived. We'll sit outside (well, if you visit in April or October) and enjoy the mariachi band as they pass by.

2. It's famous for a reason! You shouldn't miss The Fort Worth Stockyards, where you can buy yourself a pair of cowboy boots, pick up a cold beer, stop in the Cowboy Hall of Fame, or take a spin on the dance floor at Billy Bob's, the world's largest honkytonk.

3. Calories don't count on vacation, so we'll take a short drive to my town and stop for ice cream and candy at Hey Sugar.

4. The weather is (hopefully) perfect and getting outdoors is a must. We'll take advantage of the (again, hopefully) gorgeous day at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens or the Fort Worth Zoo. If the weather isn't cooperating, or you visit during the horrible months we call summer, I'll take you to the Kimball Art Museum.

5. You're so fortunate to have a Cowtown insider showing you around. The locals would stone me if I didn't show you Sundance Square, where we'll stop in Flying Saucer for one of the many beers on tap before seeing a show at Bass Performance Hall. If we're feeling fancy afterward, we can have dinner at Reata, Grace, or Piranha Sushi. Or, if we're not hungry but looking for a little jazz, we can walk a short block to the Scat Jazz Lounge.

6. You didn't ask, but I'll tell you anyway that a trip to Fort Worth wouldn't be complete without visiting Spiral Diner, one of DFW's only all-vegan restaurants. You don't have to be a plant-eater to enjoy the delicious food here. It's also very close to one of my favorite yoga studios, Urban Yoga. We can end your weekend with a feel-good work-out. Or, we could skip all that good-for-you-stuff (you are on vacation after all) and head to my favorite burger place, Fred's Texas Cafe.

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  1. Admittedly I am an Art History geek, but I love the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth. Any town that has an art museum dedicated solely to American art is my kind of place.

  2. We were in the Dallas area a few years ago to see the UD football team lose the national championship (STILL BITTER), and I wish we had gone over to Fort Worth! Dallas was ... not awesome, although we did love Twisted Root and the JFK Museum. Guess we just have to go back!


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