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

Late Night Dining in Fort Worth

Posted On February 1, 2018 | Laurie James

There’s a lot to do in Fort Worth at night. Sometimes you don’t want the fun to end, or maybe you need to get a little food in you before you make the drive home. And we’re not just talking burgers and fries or pizza! Here are a dozen restaurants open past midnight.

New Year's Eve 2017 in Fort Worth

Posted On December 21, 2017 | Laurie James

It’s a song as old as rhyme, or at least a song that goes back to 1947, when Frank Loesser wrote the wistful “What are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” Maybe it’s much too early in the game, but here are nine choices if you don’t have plans in the Fort. 1. The Foundry District Roar into the new year
Christmas dinner shouldn’t be difficult, right? But with mixed and blended families , empty nesters and working hard every week, sometimes having someone cook your Christmas dinner is a blessing. Here are six options if you’re not staying at home on Christmas. 1. Bird Café Open both Christmas Eve

New Restaurant and Bar Openings

Posted On December 6, 2017 | Laurie James

It’s a wonderful time to eat (and drink) in Fort Worth. There are so many new and unusual eateries opening up all over town – here’s a taste of a few! West 7th Area Ampersand is kind of like Batman , Superman , Wonder Woman or any superheroes with a double identity: Mild-mannered coffeehouse by day,

Chili Favorites in Fort Worth

Posted On November 27, 2017 | Laurie James

Goodbye turkey, hello chili! Here in Texas, we love our chili. We have multiple ways to cook the dish, and just as many chili contests –– at last month’s Fort Worth Firefighters Chili Cook-off , I got to judge firehouse classics from about two dozen participants. Some had secret ingredients –– bear meat, beer  and whiskey were among the most interesting. 
Nothing gets you into the holiday mood like a seasonal musical, ballet or even a classic holiday movie. Fort Worth is full of the Spirit of Christmas past (and Christmas presents)! Here’s your Art and About roundup, holiday-style. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas runs November 14 - 19. As part of

Fort Worth-y Gifts For Any Occasion

Posted On November 15, 2017 | Laurie James

Buying a gift for the Fort Worth fanatic in your life? Here are our top picks for the best shops with the most Cowtown flair. Billy Bob's Texas As the World’s Largest Honky Tonk , Billy Bob’s Texas has a fittingly big gift store. Of course you can get t-shirts, caps, and accessories, but Billy Bob’s