Darrell Long

Darrell Long

Name, Birthplace, number of years lived in Fort Worth: Darrell Longmore, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2 1/2 years in Fort Worth so far.

What's your favorite aspect about living in Fort Worth? People and places. The people are warm and welcoming and there is so much to do. Sights to see and great food to eat.

Why should Canadians visit our city? To see me:-). Just kidding. To experience the city of cowboys and culture. Museums, restaurants, historical sights, better weather in the Winter, etc.

What similarities do you find between Texans and Canadians? The people are warm and friendly and love their city. That’s similar to most places and people in Canada. Also, Canadians are known as a pretty hospitable bunch and I feel the same about Texans. Southern Hospitality is alive and well in Fort Worth for sure.

What are your must-sees for Canadians visiting Fort Worth? Lots of stuff. Stock Yards (cattle drive), FW Zoo, Trinity River Trail System, Sundance Square, West 7th, a drink on the patio at the Flying Saucer, etc. I haven’t been to the Botanic Gardens or Bass Hall, yet, but I understand they are a must as well. 

Where do you go for a taste of home in Fort Worth (any Canadian-inspired restaurants or bars)? In my experience Canadians are interested in local customs, cuisine and history. Fort Worth is full of each. The history of the Stockyards supplying stock to the country in the early 20th century, Hell’s Half Acre, Butch Cassidy and Sundance, I love all that history and so have my friends and family that have visited me so far. I haven’t found a Canadian inspired restaurant in Fort Worth, yet (hmm, business idea???).

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