Laurie James
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Laurie James

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

Spotlight: Carpenter's Cafe

Katrina and Travis Carpenter are a dynamic duo, excited to grow theirbusiness here in Fort Worth and make the community better for future generations. 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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Unexpected Eats

Cowtown has a long tradition of offering fine steak dinners and some of the best BBQ in Texas. But it also has delicious vegan and vegetarian restaurants that make it easy to get your daily servings of veggies. Put a plant slant in your diet with these nine Fort Worth restaurants. For years…

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Fort Worth Spring Checklist

Come rain or shine, spring events are happening all over Fort Worth. Take advantage of these dazzling, diverse events to explore the city, and discover something unexpected. Museum Offerings Now through October 7, the Kimbell Art Museum offers The Kimbell at 50 – a retrospective special exhibit…

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Where to Watch the Big Game in Fort Worth

Whether you are tuning in to TCU football, the Superbowl or the Cowboys (the football ones) there are plenty of places in Fort Worth to get in on the action. TCU Campus-Adjacent Dutch’s Hamburgers and Dutch’s Burrito Bar can always be counted on to crank up the game day fun. Jon’s Grille is a…

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The Kimbell Art Museum Turns 50

Fort Worth’s iconic Kimbell Art Museum celebrates in style this month. The museum’s 50 th anniversary is cause for a fête –– and you’ll enjoy free museum admission and audio tours October 4-9. Here are a few of the highlights. Did Someone Say Cake? Come to the anniversary kick-off reception October…

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Fort Worth Signature Dishes

There are so many eateries and bars in Fort Worth that feature a signature food or beverage – that one item you crave, or go back for over and over. Here are some Fort Worth favorites to try if you’re visiting, or revisiting. Dishes are listed in alphabetical order by establishment name. Food…

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Spotlight: Paula Drummond

Paula Drummond, the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Hyatt Place TCU, is a woman at the top of her game in the hospitality industry. Drummond, who grew up in Fort Worth, has a degree in Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences with a focus on Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of…

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