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The Ultimate DFW (and Beyond) Chicken Fried Steak List 2021

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Today is a day of celebration and joy as we mark the official Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day. The day’s founder, Jeffrey Yarbrough, said on this auspicious occasion, “I am honored to have worked closely with restaurateurs Tom Perini and Ralph Sheffield to elevate this savory southern dish that reflects our state history. Besides my wife and kids as the loves of my life, creating the official Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day has been a dream come true and makes me so proud to be a Texan.”   Continue reading

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Fred’s Texas Cafe Announces New West Fort Worth Location Opening Spring 2022

Fred’s Texas Cafe announced today its plans for expansion into West Fort Worth with the opening of a NEW Fred’s Texas Cafe on 7101 Camp Bowie West in 2022. This exciting new opening will mark the closing of a chapter and the start of a new one as the restaurant’s flagship location at 915 Currie St. will close its doors on December 31, 2020 and relocate to the new, bigger space come early spring.

Purchased in 1978 by JD and Gari Chandler, the Currie St. burger joint has seen the city of Fort Worth change around it; the building itself has been in that location for almost 50 years (previously Ken’s). During the restaurant’s four decades of operation, the business has stayed family-owned and local through the partnership of long-time friends and co-owners Terry Chandler (JD and Gari’s Son) and Quincy Wallace. The business partners, chuckwagon cooks, and familiar faces to Fred’s regulars are excited for the opportunity to bring Texas’ best burgers and western cuisine to an area of town that hasn’t had a chance to experience Fred’s signature style of food. 

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Junior League of Fort Worth announces 15th annual Christmas in Cowtown Holiday Gift Market

The Junior League of Fort Worth (JLFW) is hosting its 15th annual Christmas in Cowtown Holiday Gift Market (Market) at the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall in the Will Rogers Memorial Center. From Thursday, October 14 through Sunday, October 17, Christmas shoppers can peruse more than 200 merchants from across the country, showcasing home goods, jewelry, clothing, children’s gifts and more. Single-day tickets cost $15 and can be purchased here.  

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Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival Returns Next Month with Special Fall Edition

After 18 months of restaurant closures and the postponement of the annual culinary festival on two occasions, Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation wants to uplift and honor the tenacity and resilience of the culinary community in Panther City through these showcase events. During the past nearly two years, the Foundation has awarded more than $115,000 in direct contributions to chefs and restaurants facing extraordinary hardships in the face of COVID 19 to ensure the continuation of talented people and beloved places thrive. The launch of the Fall Edition will help to ensure that this vital community support continues to provide assistance where it is needed most. 

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Fort Worth’s Highest Grossing Bar to Open in Dallas

After much anticipation, Texas Republic is set to open it’s doors to the Dallas crowd for a sneak peek weekend this Friday, September 24th and Saturday, September 25th from 9PM-2AM. Regular operating hours will be from 11AM-2AM daily beginning Thursday, September 30th. Located at 5609 SMU Blvd Dallas, TX 75206, Texas Republic is a modern Texas inspired neighborhood bar with stimulating nightlife. 

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Lockwood Distilling to Open a Fort Worth Location

Lockwood Distilling Co., the neighborhood distillery +  eatery where you can discover fun, food, and friends, is excited to announce its westward expansion – to Fort Worth! The community-driven distillery and craft kitchen, owned by Evan and Sally Batt that first opened in Richardson in October 2019, is currently building its second location, the Lockwood Distilling Co. Bottle Shop, at 1411 W. Magnolia, slated to open in late September 2021.

The new drinks and eats outpost on Magnolia feels similar to its Richardson counterpart with a black and white industrial aesthetic, natural woods, dark metals, and a covered patio perfect for sipping and live music. Custom artwork throughout the 2,700 sq. ft. space includes several familiar faces like Biggie Smalls and Dolly Parton adorning the walls with their favorite Lockwood swag, are just a little part of the charm, personality and heart that make up Lockwood Distilling Co. Bottle Shop.

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