Fort Worth Convention and visitors Bureau Blog

Laurie James
Laurie James

Laurie James has written about food, people, music, and the arts for multiple publications in Fort Worth and across Texas since 2006.

Shopping Guide: WestBend

Come to WestBendfor some self-care; stay for the boutique shopping and dining experience. The development south of Interstate 30 on University Drive is a great base to launch a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo or the Cultural District. …

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Dining Near Local Sporting Complexes

Fort Worth is home to seemingly unlimited opportunities for the athlete in your family –– whether the sport is soccer, track, dance, rodeoor roping. If you’re in town for a competition or game, here are some dining opportunities near six local sports complexes…

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Neighborhood Guide: Waterside

The Waterside development, owned by Trademark Property Co., occupies a63-acre property that was once part of the Lockheed Martin Recreation Area (LMRA) on Bryant Irvin Road. As the name suggest, Waterside sits near the banks of the Trinity River and has easy access to the Trinity Trails. Stroll through The Grove, a relaxing space nestled behind the Whole Foods. Waterside also has games, a giant oversized Adirondack chair and art pieces that are eminently Instagram-able. Here are the options to play, shop and eat. …

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New Dining in Fort Worth

It takes a certain amount of chutzpah to open an eatery or a cocktail establishment during a pandemic. But these seven restaurants and bars are banking that 2021 will be their year…

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Spotlight: Carpenter's Cafe

Katrina and Travis Carpenter are a dynamic duo thatjust celebrated the first anniversary of their namesake restaurant. Katrina, a former dyslexia educator who bakes heavenly surprises, and Travis, who works at a local distributor in North Fort Worth when he’s not barbecuing chicken and brisket, have weathered a succession of storms to bring their unique menu to the Fort. …

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The Ultimate Fort Worth Burger Guide

Not for nothing is Fort Worth known as Cowtown. Where’s the best place to get a burger? That depends on whom you ask. Saddle up for this guide to Fort Worth's burger scene. B&B Butchers They may be the new kid in town when it comes to burgers, it’s true. The beef in all three burgers, including the…

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Tasty Tacos in Fort Worth

There are more taco restaurants in Fort Worth than can reasonably be listed in the space of one blog. Some are in trailers, converted housesor shacks. Some have nice patios and extensive bar service. …

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