Fort Worth Convention and visitors Bureau Blog

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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Spotlight: The Dock Bookshop

Sisters Donya and Donna Craddock, owners of The Dock Bookshop, have found success where many larger chain bookstores have failed. Celebrating their 13th year, the sisters’ ethnically diverse book shop has become the largest full-service, Black-owned independent bookstore in Texas and the Southwest…

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African American History Self-Guided Tour

Fort Worth history is a quilt with cowboys and cowgirls, the first African American millionaire in Texas, William “Gooseneck” McDonald, and jazz legends such as Ornette Coleman. Explore and learn more on this self-guided tour of the city's top heritage sites…

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Sanni: Better Days Ahead

Seeking a better life, Sanni’s mother moved her family from the Bronx to Fort Worth many years ago. The theme of better times continues to play a central role in Sanni’s career as a rapper, singer and songwriter. Sanni sees music as a tool to uplift and a reflection of his Christian faith. His…

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History of Como Fort Worth

Somewhere in a not-so-distant former resort community nestled just west of Arlington Heights is theneighborhood of Como named for the idyllic seaside escape in Italy frequented by uber rich celebrities…

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Key Latrice: Storytelling in Song and Rhyme

Key Latrice’s first musical memories are of singing in church at the age of four. Her siblings lost interest in singing, but Latrice continued honing her musical skills. While attending Dunbar High School in Fort Worth’s East Side, Latrice expanded her vocal prowess. Already influenced by musicians…

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