What’s up with Real Estate during COVID-19?

What’s up with Real Estate during COVID-19?

A lot has changed in the last few months, and a lot of our readers have questions. A few weeks ago we reached out to our good friend John Staab, founder of Motive Real Estate, to help answer some of the most pressing questions about buying and selling in the era of COVID-19. Take a look at the answers below and add your own questions to the mix in the comment section.

WUFW: There’s a lot of apprehension right now. Sellers have a lot of apprehension about listing and buyers have a lot of apprehension about buying. What’s your first gut response to these fears?

JS: My goal is to be honest and put our clients at ease. Yes, some feelings of apprehension are natural — this is somewhat scary and there are a lot of unknowns. At the same time, if you approach the market wisely, there are ways you can get the exposure that you need as a seller or see the properties that you need to see as a buyer, without placing anyone at risk. We use a lot of the same techniques and methods we employed before, we just approach it differently. Whereas before a buyer might express interest in a property and want to take a look, now we don’t knee-jerk respond to interest by touring a property. We collect as much information as possible to understand the buyer’s situation, we use video tours, self-guided 3D tours and FaceTime tours. We’ll go through all the disclosures in advance, all of the market research in advance, to make sure that it’s a sound home, that it’s priced properly. The last thing we want to do is look at houses in this sort of situation that truly aren’t viable options.

Even though we’re always data-driven, sometimes the market predicates that we quickly look at a property to rule it out…great homes sell fast. That was the old way. Now, we try to do all the legwork up front so that we know it’s a contender and we aren’t taking clients to tour homes prematurely. A lot of times, I’ll go explore a house personally and do a FaceTime walkthrough, give them a self-guided tour to answer a lot of questions that way. Sellers are open to this too. I’ll let the seller know that I’m wearing a mask, that I’m using hand sanitizer, and they feel comfortable with this sort of interaction. When a client wants to tour a home, we take the same precautions.

Say we’re representing a seller – we have sellers right now who have requested that before a buyer is approved to tour the property, they provide a pre-qualification letter for financing, and we have them execute a disclosure stating that (to the best of their knowledge) those touring the property haven’t recently been exposed to the Coronavirus. And of course we ask that buyers touring homes wear masks, use hand sanitizer and refrain from touching things as much as possible. These are just a few of the mechanisms that we’ve deployed to protect our clients and facilitate the sale of their properties.

WUFW: What is your counsel to someone who isn’t absolutely needing to move right now? Maybe they want to upgrade but they’ve been told that the market isn’t ready.

Here’s the answer people hate to hear. It depends. All of those concerns are valid and there may be truth to those concerns in some situations. But if someone has been considering making a move – in my experience, based on what we have on the market right now, we are selling at prices that do not reflect market fluctuations. We are pricing homes using market data and sales comps that are pre-COVID and those prices are being supported. I’m not seeing a discount right now. We’ve made offers and been in situations where multiple buyers are at play. Sales and listing volumes may be down right now, but it appears to be a balanced market.

WUFW: The Small Business community is just vibrant the last couple of years, Fort Worth is developing a reputation as a seedbed for entrepreneurial enterprises. That hasn’t necessarily stopped because of COVID — it has made the situation a bit more precarious. What is your advice for the small business owner who is exploring the market, looking for a place?

JS: Retail and office are two totally different spectrums in the commercial area. If someone has a business that they need to find a home for — if they’re optimistic about where their business is headed and they’ve got a plan for how they’re approaching this market — you can’t stand on the sidelines indefinitely. There are great spaces available in a lot of areas. Landlords may be more open to working with small businesses that may not have been tenant candidates previously. There may be finish out allowances and other opportunities that will give small businesses access to properties that they might not have had access to.

Alternatively, there may be businesses that decide they don’t need as much space as they currently have, perhaps because remote work is an option for some of their team. There are so many scenarios — a lot of people’s real estate needs may change. As long as you have a plan and know what you need, there are great spaces all over Fort Worth.

WUFW: Motive Real Estate has drawn a lot of attention since you launched. You’ve got a unique mission. Tell us about what makes Motive distinct.

I’ve personally been in various facets of the real estate, development, and the construction world for twenty years. I’ve always loved the realm but felt that there might be a different way to do it with more of a purpose and that’s more personally fulfilling. I’ve always been relationship-driven, and I’ve always wanted to give back. I’ve been really lucky and blessed to do what I do, and I’ve always felt it plays into giving back in some form or fashion. When I was brainstorming starting a brokerage, I wanted it to have a big give-back component.

I’ve always loved the one-for-one models. The biggest that comes to a lot of people’s minds, at the forefront, was Blake Mycoskie at Tom’s Shoes. If you buy a pair of Tom’s, they give a pair of shoes to someone in need in a developing country. I always thought it was just amazing. I thought, “What would be the most impactful thing you could do from that kind of mindset in real estate?” For every home you helped a client buy or sell, could you give a home to someone in need? So after a lot of exploration and research and networking, we figured out a way to do that. So from day one, after our first closing as Motive — we helped someone buy a house and we donated a house. We do this in developing countries. Right now, we’re working primarily in Zambia. For every home we help our clients buy or sale locally, we build and donate a home in Zambia for a family in need. And as you can imagine there’s a lot of need. Zambia is in the top 15 poorest countries in the world, but it’s a safe place and the people there are just amazing and beautiful and cool and open. It worked out that that’s where we were able to help initially.
It’s worked out that as we’ve grown and we’ve had different opportunities and leveraged the skills that we have, we do more and more commercial work. In keeping with our one-for-one model, when we help clients buy or sale commercial properties, or when we sign a significant lease with a commercial client, we then in turn do micro-grants to help small businesses and entrepreneurs in Zambia. We’ve helped start a Tailor shop, a Chicken farm, just basic businesses serving basic needs. You can have a wonderful idea and all the desire in the world, but if you don’t have the money to launch a business in Zambia it’s very difficult to get off the ground. Banking structures and investment networks aren’t an option, it literally takes a grant of some sort to get a business started.

It kind of blew us away — we started this a few years ago, we helped a women’s group in a very remote village in Zambia start a chicken farm. We got the birds and the chicken coop and feed and watering systems, and we lined up training from an agriculture extension. We brought all of these people to start a chicken farm. The next year we visited this farm — it was immaculate and perfect, the cleanest chicken farm I’ve ever seen. They’ve grown their flock of chickens and they’ve developed a rotation system to manage and feed and clean. And we asked, “What are you doing with the proceeds? Are you buying more chickens or paying yourselves dividends to improve your families lives?” As it turns out, they’re donating the funds they make to sponsor orphans in their community so that they can go to school. We were blown away, thought they might be benefiting their families or setting money away or improving their homes, but they were giving it all away. That’s the kind of people we work with. And none of it would be possible without the support and partnerships we build with our amazing clients right here in Fort Worth.

If you’ve got real estate questions or you’re ready to purchase or sell, Motive Real Estate’s team is able and ready to navigate the complexities of this market with you. Take a look at the Motive Real Estate website, send them a message, or give them a call. Give your real estate transaction live-changing impact with Motive’s #homeforhome program.

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Summer Camps in Fort Worth

Summer Camps in Fort Worth

 What’s Up Fort Worth wants you and your family to stay healthy and safe. We suggest that you do a thorough review of all local, state and federal guidelines for camps this summer and make sure that you are comfortable with how a specific camp of interest is addressing those guidelines. Check camp websites regularly for any updates to camp schedules and/or specific policies and guidelines.

Fort Worth Zoo Summer Zoo Camp

Summer Zoo Camp 2020  is the camp of champions! In preparation for the planned 2020 summer games, campers will train all summer to be the best of the best. The Fort Worth Zoo has some of the world’s top animal athletes who are ready to show our campers what it means to be the fastest, strongest, tallest and wildest competitors in the world. This summer, campers will be tasked with a strict training regimen consisting of Zoo hikes, animal encounters, and even team-building games and activities. Send your camper to train with us this summer!   Zoo members receive a 10 percent discount.

The Fort Worth Zoo’s popular summer camp includes 10 weeks of exciting themed adventures for children ages 3 to fifth grade, featuring wild activities, animal visitors and Zoo excursions. Participants can sign up for any number of weeks they like – one, two or all 10. Summer Zoo Camp sessions are offered Monday through Friday all summer.  Zoo members receive a 10 percent discount. 

Registration is online only; no registrations over the phone.

Summer Zoo Camp is offered in morning sessions for children ages 3 to 4 and all-day sessions for those entering kindergarten through fifth grade. Please note that all Summer Zoo Camp participants must be fully toilet-trained and need no assistance when using the restroom. Students will spend a considerable time outside; make sure your child has walking shoes and is dressed appropriately every day for the elements.

The Fort Worth Zoo offers camps for kids of all ages. Click one of the links below to learn more about camps for middle school and high school students.

Middle School Zoo CampClick Here.

High School Zoo Camp: Click Here.

For More Zoo Camp Information: Click Here.

Camp Fort Worth

School may be out, but the fun and learning doesn’t have to stop. Enroll your children in Camp Fort Worth and let them discover new skills and friendships.

The Camp Fort Worth program is full of challenging and creative activities for children ages 5 to 13. Each day promises nonstop fun and excitement.

Due to COVID-19 the Camp Fort Worth summer program may be affected, please contact your local community center for more information. 

Click Here.

Arts Fifth Ave Summer Playhouse for Kids

Arts Fifth Avenue is offering Summer Playhouses
for students ages 6-12 years old.  Classes include yoga, dance, art, cooking (lunch preparation,) theatre, choir, hand drums & percussion, & more.

Click Here.

Topgolf Summer Academy

Summer Golf Academy, July 6-31!

Our Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game.

Each Academy is designed and taught by our golf professionals from Topgolf Coach in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Our low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing.

Here are all the details:

  • Half Days 9am-12pm / Five Days (M-F)
  • Age Range: 6-12 years old.
  • Lunch Included daily
  • Topgolf SWAG
  • Certification of Completion

Click Here.

Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

SUMMER 2020 CLASSES
Museum School offers summer classes featuring topics that include natural science, space, dinosaurs, physics and engineering, art, chemistry, and more (class topics vary each summer). Classes will be offered for preschool and school-age students ages 3 through 9. To register for Summer 2020 Museum School for ages 3 through 9, click on the link below to open the class brochure which has complete information about the program including the registration form and instructions. FWMSH notes to be aware that some classes fill before the schedule can be updated.

Learn more here.

Summer 2020 Museum School Brochure:  Click Here.

Summer 2020 Museum School Scholarship Application:  Click Here.

Fall/Spring 2020-2021 Museum Preschool Brochure: Click Here.

Fall/Spring 2020-2021 Museum Preschool Scholarship Application: Click Here.

Jamie Dixon Basketball Camps

Jamie Dixon Basketball Camps, located at Texas Christian University, are dedicated to providing a basketball camp experience that is educational, instructional and fun!

Led by Texas Christian University Men’s Basketball coaches and players, campers will be introduced to the same mechanics and drills used with our collegiate athletes. Our coaches will share their passion for the sport of basketball in a supportive atmosphere with students of all ages and ability levels.

Click Here.

TCU Fine Arts Summer Camps

(cancelled but check for online alternatives)

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, TCU has made the decision to cancel all summer 2020 camps and conferences to ensure adherence to state and local guidelines related to public gatherings and protect the health of all participants.

The Summer Music Institute will refund all paid registrations in full.

At this time, our music camp directors and instructors are evaluating their teaching materials to see if an online option is a viable alternative. SMI plans to announce these virtual camp and workshop options in May. 

Please visit this page for additional updates and information. Click Here.

Jill Kramer TCU Volleyball Camps

TCU head coach Jill Kramer is the first scholarship volleyball student-athlete in the history of TCU who still holds the school records in kills, kills per set and total attacks.

Day Camps and Clinics:  Click Here.

Overnight Camps:  Click Here.

Other TCU athletic camps

Additional camps range from baseball to football and indoor tennis

Click Here.

Camp Fire First Texas

Camp Fire First Texas is currently evaluating the ability to host community-based summer day camps. More information will be available in June. Visit their website for program updates.

Click Here.

Summer Arts Camps with Texas Center for Arts +Academics

Whether your child is new to the world of arts training or is a seasoned art student, your camper will grow and learn and have fun doing it! Highly qualified instructors will guide children toward their full potential as they develop their skills in one or more areas of the arts. Exposure to the arts can help shape children’s views of the world and their place in it, contributing to an arts culture that is self-sustaining, empathetic, and powerful.
Texas Center for Arts & Academics offers Summer Camps for CREATIVE ARTS, VISUAL ARTS, and DANCE INTENSIVE.

https://www.artsacademics.org/summer/summer

Summer Adventures at River Legacy Living Science Center

Summer adventures at River Legacy Living Science Center provide students with an exciting hands-on, minds-on opportunity to explore the natural world.

https://riverlegacy.org/summer-classes

The First Tee

https://www.firstteeftworth.org/

Camp Casa Jr.

Camp Casa Junior is for campers ages 4 to 8. Campers will learn creative expression using their voice, body and imagination, in a fun, no-pressure environment, with classes taught by seasoned theatre and education professionals! In addition to acting, singing and dancing, campers will also get to make lots of fun theatre crafts to bring home with them at the end of camp! Sessions meet Monday – Friday for three hours each day. At the end of each session, campers perform in a musical for family and friends in the Casa Rehearsal Studios.

Four sessions, from June 1–August 3, for ages 4–8 at Casa Mañana

http://www.casamanana.org/education/camp-casa-jr/

Camp Casa

Camp Casa is a three-week-long musical theatre summer camp for ages 8 – 14 and open to all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished young professionals. Campers take daily classes in acting, music and dance, and best of all, perform in a fully-produced musical on Casa’s main stage!

June 22–July 12 for kids ages 8–14, campers will perform in “Seussical JR, The Musical”.

http://www.casamanana.org/education/camp-casa/

Kids Who Care Summer Camps

Kids Who Care Musical Theatre is offering Virtual Musical Theatre Camps this summer for all ages. They run July 6-10, 2020 and be taught live in interactive, small group sessions, with a limit of 12-15 campers per session. Each camp is short by design (45 minutes daily for the youngest campers; one hour daily for all others) and will be filled with active fun, learning and camaraderie.

The Kids Who Care virtual summer camps being offered are:

●      “Mini Camp,” for ages 3-7; 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. sessions

●      Actor’s Studio Camp, for 2nd-5th graders; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

●      Actor’s Studio Camp, for 6th-8th graders; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

●      Improv Studio Camp, for 10th-12th graders; 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

●      Intermediate/Advanced Dance, for 5th graders and up; 11:00 a.m. – noon

Get details and register at: https://2020kidswhocarecamps.splashthat.com/

Learn more about Kids Who Care at: www.kidswhocare.org

Theatre Arlington Summer Camp

Theatre Arlington offers 4 one-week Adventures in Theatre Camps!

Adventures in Theatre Camp is a fun camp for students ages 7 – 16 who are new to performing or those who just love a good theatre camp. This year’s camp will offer a comprehensive overview of the performance aspects of theatre, utilizing teachers who specialize in acting, dance and voice.

To keep everyone safe, there will be no live audience performance this year, however, all students will receive a video of their ‘performance’ to take home. (Your camp fee includes this cost!)

https://theatrearlington.org/acts/#summercamp

Summer Camps at The Kimbell Museum of Art

Kimbell Summer Camps give your child a chance to show their creative side!  Campers engage in group discussions and other group activities focused on the artwork in the museum. The kids will also be able to create their own works of art through sculpting, painting, and drawing.

https://www.kimbellart.org/participate/kids-and-families

Summer Art Camp & Art Study at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Initial Plan:  June 1st -July 31st

The Modern’s popular Art Camp at the Modern is back! Art Camp is for ages 4 to 13 and Art Study is for ages 14 to 17. The Modern’s unique programs for young artists emphasize learning through direct observation of art and thoughtful activities inspired by the permanent collection and current exhibition.  The Modern is also accepting applications from students to join our Art Camp staff this year.

https://www.themodern.org/summer-art-camp-and-art-study-2020

Bass Performance Hall Camps

Performing Arts Fort Worth has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 CEP High School All-State Choral and High School Percussion Summer Music Camps. Currently, the CEP Middle School Choral Camp and Theater Tech Camp are both still scheduled to occur in July.

https://www.basshall.com/childrens-education-program/summer-camps/

Stage West Summer Theatre Camps

Stage West offers a variety of theatre camps as well as the summer conservatory program. Our summer camps are for ages 8-13 and Stage West’s Summer Conservatory program ages 14-19. 

https://www.stagewest.org/camp

Amphibian Stage Tad-Poles Summer Classes

Tad-Poles gives  students (ages 10 to adult) the opportunity to “Walk Tall” as they  dance, do acrobatics, and entertain audiences on stilts. Join our no-pressure workshops to discover the joy of reaching new heights and connecting with cultures around the world whose traditions include stilt dance.

https://www.amphibianstage.com/education-tad-poles/

TCU summer camps

TCU Extended Education has cancelled all in-person summer camps  through July 31 due to the ongoing public health threat posed by COVID-19 and to ensure adherence to state and local guidelines related to public gatherings.

Select programs and summer camps have been moved online which can be found through the link below.  TCU will update the website as new offerings are made and communicate through emails and social media.

https://lifelong.tcu.edu/

Kid’s and Teen’s University Camps at UTA

UTA offers youth camps for all types of activities.

Athletic Camps: http://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/conferences/schedule/index.php#Athletics

Kids & Teen Camps: http://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/conferences/schedule/index.php#Kids

Music Camps: http://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/conferences/schedule/index.php#Music

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Camps:  http://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/conferences/schedule/index.php#STEAM

Camp Thurman

Day Camps, Night Camps, Away Camps.  Camp Thurman is a nonprofit ministry-minded summer camp in Pantego, TX dedicated to sharing God’s love and helping people pursue their identity in Christ since 1969.

http://www.campthurman.org/camps/

YMCA Camp Carter Overnight & Day Camps

The YMCA offers day and overnight camps.

https://ymcacampcarter.org/summer-camp/

Lone Star Film Festival Summer Camps

High School age students learn the ins and outs of filmmaking as they write, direct, act, produce and edit their very own short film.  SESSION I is open to all levels of experience. SESSION II serves as second week for students to hone their skills at filmmaking as they take more ownership in creating a second self-produced short film. 

https://www.lonestarfilmfestival.com/copy-of-summer-film-camp

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Camps

Wolf Ridge Nature Camp offers a variety of camps including mini, day, overnight and Badge Camps. Enjoy a few hours, an entire day, or even the night with Fossil Rim and take home lasting memories, as well as a deeper knowledge of nature, endangered species and Fossil Rim’s mission to save them.

https://fossilrim.org/education/

Amon Carter Museum for Kids

Getting kids interested in art is easy. Holding their attention in a museum? Well, turns out that’s easy, too.  Check out the Carter’s family activities, events, and amenities designed to encourage art exploration, inspire curiosity, and spark creativity.

https://www.cartermuseum.org/plan-your-visit/families

GearUp Virtual Camp – American Airlines Museum

With creative thinking and help from our amazing American Airlines team members, we have created a fun, interactive and hands-on camp experience which will keep the “COVID Learning Slide” at bay and will keep feeding your kids’ and teens’ excitement for aviation and STEM.

GearUp Virtual Camp includes exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and sneak peeks, live chats with industry experts, fun activities, and, of course, hands-on engineering challenges.

 https://www.crsmithmuseum.org/programs-and-events/education-and-programs/gearup2020/

 

If you would like your camp included on this list, email events@whatsupfortworth.com.

 

 

 

Live Theater & Performing Arts

  Museums  

  Galleries  

  Special Events 

 Things to Do 

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Fort Worth Restaurants with Delivery & Curbside

Fort Worth Restaurants with Delivery & Curbside

This list of Fort Worth restaurants offering curbside pick-up and take out is courtesy of Eat This Fort Worth.

DOWNTOWN

COWTOWN BREWING COMPANY – 1301 E BELKNAP ST 76102

MENU | 11AM – 10PM | Website | 817-489-5800 | FB Updates

Cowtown Brewing will continue to offer it’s full menu and tasty beers. In addition, you can also order a Survival Kit for 4. This includes 2 proteins, 2 sides, bread, BBQ sauce, & 1 dozen eggs, 1 gallon of milk & 2 rolls of TOILET PAPER. Try their latest release La Cabra Dorada, available in a 4-pack.

GRACE – 777 MAIN STREET FORT WORTH, TX 76102

MENU | Tues – Sat 4PM-8PM | Website | 817.782.9004 | FB Updates | Alcohol menu available

Grace is one of the fine-dining restaurants that have adjusted their menu for curbside pick-up. Their “Have Grace at Home” menu changes weekly but you can still count on favorites like Chorizo Stuffed Dates to be on the menu. They also have wine to-go.

203 CAFE – 215 COMMERCE ST. FORT WORTH, TX 76182

Mon – Fri 8AM – 2PM | Website | 817.782.9004/ Giho@203cafe.com | FB Updates

They are also offering grocery essentials: a dozen eggs, a gallon of 2% milk and a loaf of wheat bread for $12.95. Contact them for more information.

LITTLE RED WASP – 808 MAIN STREET FORT WORTH, TX 76102

MENU | Tues – Thurs 11am – 5pm, Fri& Sat 11am – 8pm | Website | 817.877.3111 | DELIVERY: DoorDash, Favor, Caviar, UberEats | FB Updates | Alcohol menu available

BUON GIORNO COFFEE – 500 W 7TH ST SUITE 140 FORT WORTH, TX

MENU | 6AM – 6PM |(817) 378-4505| Venmo Support: @BGCoffee-Employees | FB updates

FUNKYTOWN DONUTS – 132 E. 4TH STREET 76102

MENU | 7AM – 3PM Wed – Sun | Website | 817-862-9750 or email orders@funkytowndonuts.com | FB Updates | | Delivery: $25 minimum Complimentary within 10 miles of the shop.| Alcohol menu available

REATA RESTAURANT – 310 HOUSTON ST. 76102

MENU | 11AM – 7PM | Website | 817-336-1009 or email curbside@reata.net | FB Updates | Alcohol menu available | Reata is also offering a build your own cocktail kit with Hornitos, limes, sour mix and topo chico.

ISTANBUL GRILL AND BAR – 401 THROCKMORTON ST 76102

MENU | 12 – 8PM | Website | (817) 879-7801 | FB updates | Alchohol menu available

WATERS – 301 MAIN ST. FORT WORTH, TX 76102

MENU | 4PM – 7PM | (817) 984-1110 | Website | FB Updates | Dinner for 2 $30 | Alcohol menu available | Venmo Suppport: BRGEmployeeFund

BUFFALO BROS – 415 THROCKMORTON 76102

Order Online | (817) 887-9533 | 11AM – 10PM |Delivery Favor, Caviar, Door Dash | FB Updates | Website

DEL FRISCO’S – 812 MAIN STREET 76102

MENU | 11AM – 8PM | FB Updates | Website

NEIGHBOR’S HOUSE GROCERY – 501 W 6TH ST. SUITE 175 76102

FB Updates & Menu | (817) 334-0526 | Hours 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Groceries available through online order form for curbside pick up | Lunch items available for take-away | Take-away heat and eat meals for 2 that include salad & fresh dessert for $30, available curbside first-come, first served beginning at 4PM daily | Website

 

 

NEAR SOUTHSIDE

DEREK ALLAN’S BBQ – 1116 8TH AVE FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76104

PRE-ORDER MENU | GRAB & GO MENU | Call in 817-238-3840 or Text your order to 972-896-6624 | Tues – Thurs 7AM – 3PM | FB Updates

Derek Allan’s BBQ is one of my favorite craft BBQ spots in Fort Worth. You can pre-order by the pound or just pick up from their grab & go menu. Their brisket sandwich is a favorite of mine. They are also selling meats from their meat locker.

SALSA LIMON – 1465 W. MAGNOLIA FORT WORTH 76104

Online order | MENU | Mon – Fri 7AM – PM, Sat 8AM – 10PM, Sun 8AM – 9PM | Website | FB Updates | 682.250.4842 or order through their app | Delivery through Door Dash, Favor, or Counter

If you need your El Capitan fix, don’t worry Salsa Limon is still there for you. In addition to their regular menu, Salsa Limon is offering familia style packs. The best way to order is to download their app or place your order online and then pick up curbside. Also check out their social media to see where their food truck will pop up.

ELLERBE FINE FOODS – 1501 W MAGNOLIA AVE 76104

MENU | 817-926-3663 | Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-8pm. | In order to ensure you get your order, please call ahead and plan to pick-up (or schedule delivery); curbside and delivery are available | FB Updates and Menu | Alcohol Menu available | Farmer’s Market Co-op Boxes, $60 (Tues, Thurs, Sat) | Website

MELT ICE CREAMS – 1201 W MAGNOLIA AVE STE 115 76104

MENU | 1pm – 9pm | Place your order online for Curbside pick up | (817) 886-8365 | Delivery: FavorCaviar and Grubhub | Pick up at meyer & sage | Dinner service: Ellerbe Fine FoodsMagdalena’sShinjuku StationHot Box Biscuit ClubReata RestaurantBonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine (Fort Worth) Waters Restaurant – Sundance Square

In these uncertain times, I don’t know about y’all but Ice Cream is self care at this point. Load up on pints at the Magnolia scoop shop or put some in your to-go orders from Ellerbe and Magdalena’s. Pick some up at Meyer and Sage next time you stop there for a heat and eat family meal. If you’d like to spread some joy to the healthcare workers in Fort Worth you can order ice cream for medical emergency staff through Melt at Happiness for Heroes and they will deliver ice cream on your behalf.

SPIRAL DINER AND BAKERY – 1314 W MAGNOLIA AVE 76104

MENU | ONLINE ORDERING | | (817) 332-8834 | Mon – Fri: 11AM – 9PM, Sat – Sun: 9AM – 9PM | Doordash and Curb-side pick up

PACO’S MEXICAN CUISINE – 1508 W MAGNOLIA AVE 76104

MENU | (817) 759-9110 | 9AM – 8PM | Website | FB Updates |Alcohol Menu available

Paco’s is offering family-style meals for curbside pick-up | You can also pick up a “Care Package” to-go! It will be one 350ml of el Jimador Tequila, two Topo Chico USA, and margarita mix. All for only $25! They are also offering grocery packs for $20: 30 Eggs, 2 Cilantro, 6 Serranos, 8 tomatoes, 1 Avocado, 1 Onion, 1 Sugar (4lb), 1 Salt (26oz), 2 Limes

NONNA TATA – 1400 W MAGNOLIA AVE FORT WORTH 76104

(817) 332-0250 | Hours 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Check their FB for updates and menu

AVOCA – 1311 W. MAGNOLIA AVE.

MENU & ONLINE ORDER | OPEN DAILY 9am-3pm | (817) 924-1514 | FB updates | Online Store | Walk in / Curbside pickup

STIR CRAZY BAKED GOODS – 1251 W. MAGNOLIA AVE.

(817) 862-9058 | 8AM – 6PM | Website FB updates | Order by 10am for delivery

Call to reserve your items and then pickup curbside at their 5th avenue entrance. Check their FB for daily menu updates.

CAT CITY GRILL – 1208 W MAGNOLIA AVE FORT WORTH, 76104

(817) 916-5333 | Website | Mon – Fri 11AM – 2PM, 5PM – 8PM, Sat 10:30AM – 1:30PM | Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Dessert & Wine Menu + Family Style Menu |Curbside or Free Delivery (6 mile radius) | Alcohol Menu available and daily specials | Protein Packs available for $65 (includes 2lb Ground Beef, 2lb Thick Cut Bacon, 2lb Chicken Breasts, 2x 6oz Filets, 2x 8oz Pork Chops & 1dz Eggs) | FB Updates and Menu

HEIM – 1109 WEST MAGNOLIA AVE. FORT WORTH 76104

MENU | 11am 8pm | (817) 882-6970 | Curbside to-go/Delivery: Favor | Website | FB Updates | Alcohol Menu available

LILI’S BISTRO ON MAGNOLIA – 1310 W MAGNOLIA AVE 76104

LUNCH MENU DINNER MENU | 817-877-0700 | Mon – Fri: Pickup from 11AM – 2PM for lunch (phone orders only) 3:30PM – 4:30PM for dinner (online orders only) orders must be placed before 2PM for same day service Website | FB updates | Alcohol Menu

GUS’S FRIED CHICKEN – 1067 W MAGNOLIA AVE 76104

MENU | Sun – Thurs: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | (817) 927-4693 | Website

FORT BREWERY & PIZZA – 1001 W MAGNOLIA AVE 76104

(817) 923-8000 | Tues – Sun 11AM – 8PM | Website | Full menu and take and bake meals available (Solo & Family Size ) | FB Updates and Menu | Alcohol Menu available

CANE ROSSO – 815 W MAGNOLIA AVE FORT WORTH 76104

(817) 922-9222 | Sun – Thurs 11AM 9PM, Fri-Sat 11AM – 10PM | Website | FB Updates | Alcohol Menu available| In person to-go, curbside pick-up, in-house delivery (if available), online delivery order through Uber Eats |Large family-size pastas ($40, feeds 4) Full pans of ready-to-reheat brisket lasagna ($60, feeds 4-6) | 50% ALL bottles of wine for take-home | Pomegranate Moscow Mule mix-at-home cocktail kits ($8) (+ additional cocktail options coming soon!) | $12 mix-and-match six packs of bottled/canned beers

BREWED – 801 W. MAGNOLIA 76104

Online Order MENU | (817) 945-1545 or steve@brewedfw.com | Mon- Fri 11AM – 2PM, 4PM – 7PM, Sat – Sun 10AM – 3PM, 4PM – 7PM | FB Updates and Menu | Alcohol Menu available | Website | Weekly fresh market

SHINJUKU STATION – 711 W MAGNOLIA AVE 76104

(817) 923-2695 | FB Updates and Menu, Regular Menu available| Mon 5PM – 8PM, Tues – Thurs 11AM – 8PM, Fri 11AM- 9PM, Sat 5PM – 9PM | Website | Alcohol Menu, Melt Ice creams available | Curb-Side pick up | Delivery: Door Dash, Uber Eats, Caviar, and Favor | Go Fund me to support feeding the medical community

SHAWS PATIO BAR & GRILL – 1051 W MAGNOLIA AVE 76104

Regular MENU Curbside MENU | (817) 926-2116 | Tues – Thurs 11:30AM – 7:30PM, Fri-Sat 11:30AM – 8:30PM | Delivery Available | Alcohol Menu Available Friday Happy Hour Specials. Cocktail Kits also available! Margaritas, Bloody Marys, Mimosa’s and Tito’s & Tea. Ask about the  Moscow Mule Kit available soon.

M&E CHEESECAKES  

Orders require 24 Hours Notice | 817-789-5050 |CONTACT

 

 

WESTSIDE

RIGHTEOUS FOODS – 3405 W 7TH ST 76107

MENU | 10AM-2PM, 4PM-8PM daily seven days a week | (817) 850-9996 order through their app | Website | Fb updates | Alcohol menu available

I ordered the fajita meal for my family and we loved the fajitas with all the fixins’ – rice, beans and tortillas. I’m also happy to report their signaature Himalayan sea salt margaritas are as delicious as ever.

TACO HEADS – 1812 MONTGOMERY ST 76107

MENU | (817) 615-9899 | Weekends 8am-8pm Weekdays 11-8 | limited menu that includes breakfast tacos & taco menu. 6 Tacos Apart Party pack of tacos that includes a mix & match of breakfast or regular tacos, black beans, chips and a choice of Margaritas or Bloody Mary’s | Margarita Kit -Includes tequila on side, serves 5 margaritas $45.00, Bloody Mary Kit includes Tito’s vodka on side, serves 5 drinks, $45.00 | Website | FB Updates

PARIS 7TH – 3324 W 7TH ST. FORT WORTH, TX 76107

MENU | (817) 489-5300 | Tues – Sat 5:30PM – 8:15PM | Website | FB Updates | Alcohol Menu

ST. EMILLION – 324 W. 7TH STREET 76107

MENU | 817-489-5300 | Tues – Sat 5:30PM – 8:15PM | Website | FB updates | Alcohol Menu | Pick up from Paris 7th 3324 W. 7th Street 76107

AUSTIN CITY TACO – 517 UNIVERSITY DRIVE FORT WORTH 76107

MENU | (817) 945-1234 | Mon-Sat: 10:30AM – 8PM, Sun: 10:30AM – 5PM | Website | FB Updates | In addition to their regular menu they are offering family packs of whole chicken ($19.95), chicken tender pack ($19.95) | Margaritas to go | Alcohol menu

THE COOK SHACK – 500 UNIVERSITY DR. 76107

MENU | (817) 367-9151 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Website | FB Updates | Regular menu and Family Shack Shelter Pack

THE ORIGINAL MEXICAN EATS CAFE – 4713 CAMP BOWIE BLVD 76107

FB Updates and Menu | 11Am – 9PM Wed – Sun | Curbside pick up and free delivery | Margarita and Beer Menu

WINSLOW’S WINE CAFE – 4101 CAMP BOWIE BLVD 76107

FB Updates and Menu | 817.546.6843 | 4PM – 8PM | Website | Alcohol Menu available

KINCAID’S HAMBURGERS – 4901 CAMP BOWIE BLVD.

MENU | 817-732-2882 |Mon-Sat 11AM – 8PM, Sun 11AM – 3PM | Website | FB Updates

TOKYO CAFE – 5121 PERSHING AVE FORT WORTH76107

MENU | Mon – Thurs 11AM – 8:30PM, Fri 11AM – 9PM, Sat 12PM – 9PM | FB Updates | Website | Order from their regular menu. Family style meals available on the weekend

BOULEVARD OF GREENS – 2700 HORNE STREET 76107

MENU | (817) 782-9070 | 7AM – 8PM | Website | FB Updates | Call ahead for pick-up | Delivery: Favor, Grubhub, Caviar | Stay healthy by ordering their juices, smoothies or enjoying some of their pre-prepared 100% plant-based and organic meals.

TOMMY’S HAMBURGER GRILL – 5228 CAMP BOWIE BLVD 76107

MENU | 817-569-1111 | 11AM – 8PM | Curbside and Delivery through Favor | FB updates | Website | Alcohol menu available

PEARL SNAP KOLACHES – 4006 WHITE SETTLEMENT RD 76107

MENU | 817.233.8899 or sales@pskolaches.com | Regular Menu | Family Size Meals available (call or look at FB for daily updates) | Hours 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Website | FB Updates

CAMPISI’S – 6150 CAMP BOWIE BOULEVARD

MENU | 972.789.1919 | 11AM – 9PM | Website | FB updates | Alcohol menu available | Place your delivery order via phone and request contactless delivery | Pick-up and curbside available

WILD ACRE – 6473 CAMP BOWIE BLVD.

FB Updates and menu | 11AM – 7PM Tues – Sun | (817) 353-2074 | Sandwiches and beer to go, $40 family style dinners | Website

SWISS PASTRY SHOP -3936 W VICKERY BLVD

MENU | (817) 732-5661 | Tues – Sat 7AM – 5:30PM | Regular Menu available, Fresh bread, pastries and Black Forest Cake | Website | FB Updates

MEAT BOARD – 6314 CAMP BOWIE BLVD 76116

844-693-6328 or email orders@themeatboard.com to place your order for pickup or curbside. | Tues – Sat 10 AM to 6 PM | High quality butchered meats: including beef, pork, chicken, veal, bison, and seafood. | Some lunch items available for pick-up (check their FB) | FB UpdatesWebsite

MAMA’S PIZZA – 5800 CAMP BOWIE BLVD 76107

MENU | (817) 731-6262 | Hours 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM | FB updates

RIO MAMBO’S – 6125 SW LOOP 820 76132

MENU |(817) 423-3124 | Hours 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM 

 

TANGLEWOOD

LOCAL FOODS KITCHEN – 4548 HARTWOOD DR 76109

FB Updates & Menu | (817) 238-3464 | Wed, Thurs, or Fri, from 4-6 PM to pick up a dinner for two for $30. First come, first serve – menu will change daily | Website

PEARL SNAP KOLACHES – 2743 SOUTH HULEN STREET 76109

MENU | (817) 233-8899 or sales@pskolaches.com | Regular Menu | Family Size Meals available (call or look at FB for daily updates) | Hours 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Website

ZOLI’S PIZZA – 3501 HULEN ST. 76107

MENU | (817) 402-0050 | 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Full menu available for curbside pickup or delivery via Uber Eats | Large family-size pastas ($40, feeds 4), Full pans of ready-to-reheat brisket lasagna ($60, feeds 4-6) | FB Updates | DONATE PIZZAS TO HEALTHCARE WORKERS at www.zolispizza.com/donate | Alcohol Menu available / 50% ALL bottles of wine for take-home / NEW* Prickly Pear Moscow Mule mix-at-home cocktail kits ($8) + additional cocktail options coming soon /$12 mix-and-match six packs of bottled/canned beers

HG SUPPPLY – 1621 RIVER RUN, SUITE 176 76107

MENU | (682) 730-6070 | 11AM-9PM DAILY for food/cocktail orders, 4PM – 6PM for Family style meals for pick-up | Alcohol Menu Available |Cocktail Kits available | FB Updates

ENCHILADAS OLE – 2418 FOREST PARK BLVD 76110

MENU | (817) 984-1360 | 11AM – 8PM | Family Enchilada Meal, Family Taco Bar, Weekly Specials / meals feed 4 (meals come with rice, beans, chips/salsa) | Website | FB Updates | Rocks Margarita Half Gallon $30/ Full gallon $60

MESERO RESTAURANT – 4955 GAGE AVENUE 76109

DELIVERY MENU | (817) 402-0744 | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Free Delivery | FB Updates | Website | QUARANTINE KITS! Free delivery, curbside 12 Margs $100 / 4 Margs plus 2 Extra Shots $50 | Fajitas for 4 $64

MALAI KITCHEN – 5289 MONAHANS AVE 76109

CURBSIDE PICK-UP MENU DELIVERY MENU | 11AM – 9PM | (682)707-3959 clearfork@malaikitchen.com | Website | FB Updates | Alcohol Menu available

BONNELL’S FINE TEXAS CUISINE – 4259 BRYANT IRVIN RD 76109

FB Updates and MENU | (817) 738-5489 | Set menu, so no substitutions or custom order | Meals can be picked up every day 4:00pm – 7:00pm | No order necessary, just come by and they will deliver straight to your car | First come, first served | Accepting cash and credit cards |Any gratuities given will go to displaced staff members in need | Website | Alcohol available

 

RIVERSIDE

MARIACHI’S DINE-IN – 301 S. SYLVANIA AVE. 76111

MENU | (682) 760-9606 | Hours 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Takeout and Delivery through Uber Eats | FB Updates | Website | Venmo Tip Jar: MariachisDine-In

THE POST AT RIVER EAST – 2925 RACE STREET 76111

MENU | (817) 945-8890 | 11AM – 10PM | Pick up or FREE delivery | FB Updates | $20 Family Meals and Cocktail Kits | Website

TRIBUTARY CAFE – 2813 RACE ST, FORT WORTH, TX 76111

MENU | (817) 744-8255 | 11AM – 7PM | Individual & Family style meals available | Pre-Order boiled crawfish for Thurs – Sat | Website FB Updates

RIVER DISTRICT

HEIM BBQ ON THE RIVER- 5333 WHITE SETTLEMENT ROAD

MENU | 11am 8pm – Sun – Thur | (682) 707 – 5772 | Website | FB Updates | Alcohol Menu available

SALSA LIMON – 5012 WHITE SETTLEMENT RD

Online order | MENU | Mon – Fri 7AM – PM, Sat 8AM – 10PM, Sun 8AM – 9PM | Website | FB Updates | 682.312.5744 or order through their app | Delivery through Door Dash, Favor, or Counter

If you need your El Capitan fix, don’t worry Salsa Limon is still there for you. In addition to their regular menu, Salsa Limon is offering familia style packs. The best way to order is to download their app or place your order online and then pick up curbside. Also check out their social media to see where their food truck will pop up.

LETTUCE COOK – 5101 WHITE SETTLEMENT ROAD

FB Updates and Menu | 817-989-COOK (2665) or text (Natalie) 817-821-1621 | Monday – Friday 7am-6pm, Saturday 7am-4pm, Sunday 11am -3pm | Website

GEMELLE – 4400 WHITE SETTLEMENT ROAD

MENU | (817) 732-9535 | curbside to go – 5PM to 8PM | Four Heat & Eat Family style meals for $150 | FB Updates | Beer, wine, canned cocktails available | Website

Fixe Southern House – 5282 Marathon Ave.

682-707-3965 | Website

THE FOUNDRY DISTRICT

MEYER AND SAGE – 2621 WHITMORE ST, 76107

MENU & online ordering | Mon – Fri 8AM – 6PM, Sat 10AM – 4PM | (817) 386-5009 | Website | FB Updates

Meyer and Sage continues to do what they always do, which is to provide beautiful chef-driven dishes and meals using sustainably sourced food. Visit their Instagram stories for daily updates on what’s available. You can continue to get their grab-and-go options or pick up their ready to heat meals in single, couples or family sized portions. In addition, their freezer is stocked with pints of Melt Ice Creams. You can also pick up grain and gluten-free tortillas from Siete Foods as well as Niman Ranch PRIME beef tenderloin filets, juicy pork chops, and 2 lb. packs of ground beef from family-owned Lone Star Meats. Or boost your immunity with some local Elderberry Syrup from Cassie Green Health. Place your order online, then call them when you arrive for “contactless” pickup.

38 & VINE – 212 CARROLL ST., STE. 130 FORT WORTH, TX 76107

MENU | 11AM – 4PM (Deliveries after 4PM – 6 bottle minimum) |(682) 703-1887 | Website | FB Updates

ANGELO’S BBQ – 2533 WHITE SETTLEMENT RD, 76107

Mon- Sat 11AM – 7PM |(817) 332-0357 | Website | FB Updates| Alcohol menu available

M&O STATION GRILL – 200 CARROLL STREET, 76107

Mon – Sat 11AM – 4PM |(682) 703-1887 | Website | FB Updates

CRAFTWORK COFFEE- 2700 WEISENBERGER ST, FORT WORTH, TX 76107

While Craftwork is temporarily closed you can purchase coffee from their online store. Or you can send someone a Coffee Care Package which would go great with a Zoom invitation for a virtual coffee date. You can also purchase a Gift Card – 100% of the proceeds until March 31 will go to support their baristas. Keep up with their latest news on their Facebook Page.

BLACKLAND DISTILLERY – 2616 WEISENBERGER STREET

Blackland Distillery has stepped up in a big way. They have stopped producing alcohol and have shifted to provide much-needed hand sanitizer for the community. They have donated sanitizer to those in the medical community but they are selling a portion to the public. Sales to the public help defray the costs of providing to hospitals. Sanitizer can be bought in the tasting room from 11AM – 1PM Monday through Friday for $7 (8oz.), limit 2 per person per day. If you buy one of their spirits (and you should) you get a free bottle of hand sanitizer. Get the latest from their Facebook Page.

DAYNE’S CRAFT BBQ – 2735 W 5TH FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76107

Dayne’s is still offering his acclaimed BBQ through pre-orders only (Thursday cut-off for orders). Curbside Pick-ups happen from 12-2PM on Saturday. Follow their Facebook page and website for updates and menu options.

For my full guide to the Foundry District, click here.

 

NORTHSIDE

FRED’S TEXAS NORTH– 2703 WESTERN CENTER BLVD 

MENU | Open for Dine in with Social Distancing in place | Patio Open | Curbside and Takeout available 

 

LA PLAYA MAYA – 1540 N MAIN ST FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76106

MENU | Sun-Thur 11:00 – 8:00 pm, Fri – Sat 11:00 – 9:00 pm | Website | FB Updates | Alcohol menu available

La Playa has their full menu available along with family-style meal packages that serve 6. The Classsic Pack for $32 (includes 6 crispy tacos, 6 enchiladas. beans, rice, queso, chips and hot sauce) and their Fajita Pack for $45 (2 lbs. beef/chicken fajita, guacamole, sour cream, beans, rice, tortillas, queso, chips and hot sauce). They also have margaritas available in their pick-up menu.

MAGDALENA’S CATERING – 502 GRAND AVE, FORT WORTH, TX 76164

MENU | Tues – Fri 12PM – 7PM, Sat 10AM – 2PM | 817-740-8085 or 817-296-8215 or you can email paige@magdalenastx.com | Website | FB updates | Last pick up and delivery at 6:30 pm during the week|Orders must have 2-hour notice for deliveries and 1-hour notice for pick-up
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It’s no secret that in Texas we love our football! From Friday Night Lights to Monday Night Football and everything in between, football is more than America’s favorite pastime—it’s our passion. To indulge our sports-watching obsession, these Fort Worth bars, restaurants and outdoor venues open up every weekend to welcome the neighborhood, the local sports fan and out-of-town guests who want to will their team across the goal line. 


Buffalo Bros Wings & Pizza

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Buffalo Brothers brings the flavor and friendly atmosphere of Buffalo NY to Fort Worth TX. Located just across from the TCU campus. Buffalo Brothers makes the TCU sports fan their priority, always offering TCU sports (in addition to other major sporting events) on their 40 HD screens. To accommodate even more sports fans, Buffalo Brothers opened a second location in Sundance Square more than doubling their football-watching capacity with over 90 screens and expanding their beer selection. This neighborhood hangout now has even more room for more of the neighborhood.


Topgolf

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If you’re looking for a great football-watching venue but you want something outside of the typical dive bar, then head to Topgolf Fort Worth. As one of the city’s most happening hot spots, Topgolf has something for everyone. And if you love getting together to watch football with friends, you’ll love it even more when you add a chef-created menu, seasonal and specialty drinks and a great view of the city from one of their bays. Come for the football, stay for a little golf, or just enjoy yourself among friends in a luxurious atmosphere overlooking our great city.


Fat Daddy’s in Mansfield

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A venue spacious enough to bring along a dozen of your closest friends, this oversized, neighborhood bar and grill can accommodate your party with ease. With a large indoor bar area, as well as two outdoor patios, Fat Daddy’s boasts a 165’ projection tv along with more than two dozen HD flat screens displaying America’s favorite team! If that wasn’t enough, they offer an extensive menu of bar foods and homestyle American fare. Order some wings, watch some football, throw back a beer and relax — Fat Daddy’s has everything you need for a great football season!


Big Shots Sports Café   

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You can watch the game while you play at Big Shots Sports Cafe in Bedford. Sure you can grab a beer and some great bar food while your favorite team plays on the big screen, but if you want to get in on the action, Big Shots offers all around entertainment that includes arcades, pool, ping pong, darts and more. Stop in every weekend because at Big Shots Sports Cafe in Bedford, football, food and fun are always on the menu. 


Bronco’s in Hurst:

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Broncos Sports Bar & Grill in Hurst has been a Mid-Cities staple serving up a menu of All-American classics, live music and, of course, sports! Stop in to watch your favorite football team while you sip on their Sunday drink specials. At Broncos you’ll enjoy darts and pool, great food, and a host of regulars that will make you feel right at home while you watch the game.


No Frills Grill (5 locations)

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With more than five area locations to choose from, this sports grill may have none of the frills, but they definitely have all of the sports. An ability to accommodate large parties combined with over 100 TVs and 35 satellites, No Frills Grill is where sports fans go to hang out with other sports fans. They offer smoking and non-smoking sections and provide a family-friendly atmosphere to make every guest feel like they’re at home. Their elaborate menu includes a wide variety of cuisine and an extensive beer selection. No Frills Grill has been hosting local sports fans for nearly 30 years and the friendly atmosphere and great food keeps folks coming back!


Texas Live – Arlington

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Texas Live is the latest, greatest hotspot for football fans who want more from the football watching experience. Located in the heart of what has become the “capital of sports and entertainment,” Texas Live is the place where locals and tourists come together to enjoy the thing that can unite us all– a love of great food, cold drinks and football! This epicenter of entertainment is a DFW showpiece with outdoor pavillion space dedicated to the true sports fan.  With a colossal screen at the center of Texas Live, watching the game feels less like you’re in a bar and more like your right down on the field. Come enjoy football, Texas style–BIGGER and better.


Fred’s Texas Café (3 locations

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Best known as one of Fort Worth’s best burger and live music hang-outs, Fred’s Texas Cafe is also a great place to watch your favorite team–on Saturdays or Sundays. Get there early for Cowboys noon kick-offs and kick-off your own festivities with a tasty Fred’s Bloody Mary. Never hurts to “keep em coming”, depending on your level of stress or glee on any given Sunday with your favorite team in Blue.


Rogers Roundhouse

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Already featured as having one of the best patios in Fort Worth, along with incredible signature burgers and tots, Rogers Roundhouse is also a favorite spot to watch the game—any game! Inside or outside, there is a screen somewhere in view. Rogers Roundhouse is an official watch party location for the TCU Horned Frogs, and you can always catch the Cowboys games at Rogers. Food and Drink specials are always offered during Cowboys games so come early and get the game started on the right track. Rogers Roundhouse has some yummy tots, …and Yes, we do love our TOTS at WUFW!


Pluckers

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Nothing goes better with football than hot wings! While Pluckers is the name of the game, their menu is full of over-the-top, mouth-watering menu items that will keep you happy no matter what happens in the game. Show up for the pregame menu and stay through dessert. With two, centrally-located, Fort Worth locations to choose from (Arlington and Grapevine), it’s the perfect place to meet up with friends from all around town and enjoy some football.


Buffalo Wild Wings

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Buffalo Wild Wings is all about sports. All the sports! Celebrate a win after your high school football game on Friday, to cheer on your favorite college team on Saturday or to watch those Dallas Cowboys take on this week’s opponent on Sunday afternoon. Here, you can enjoy $5 gameday specials Thursday-Monday with beer specials and drink deals to pair with their selection of wings. You can also compete for prizes when you put your football skills to the test with free-to-play Picks & Props Sports Gaming. At Buffalo Wild Wings, the party never stops!

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Best Happy Hours

Best Happy Hours

 

Anna Caplan is a Fort Worth freelance critic who has contributed reviews and news to the Star-Telegram since 2009. Here are her top picks for the area’s best food-oriented happy hours.

Fixe

With beer at $5, cocktails for $7 and reserve wine $9, the drinks are a steal at Fixe, but the best deal may be the $8 plates. From Jack’s Salad (crispy chicken skin, pear and gouda) to the outrageously good burger (more Fixe sauce, please) and fries, park yourself on the patio here from 4:30–7pm, Monday through Saturday. 5282 Marathon Ave. (Clearfork), Fort Worth 76109, 682-707-3965

fixesouthernhouse.com

Taverna

Half-priced appetizers (that fritto misto!) and pizza, plus drinks starting at $3 (wells, bellinis, house wine and draft beers); 4¬–7pm Monday through Friday. 450 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth 76102, 817-885-7502

tavernabylombardi.com

Wild Salsa

Wild Hour, every day from 3PM to 7PM plus Fridays and Saturdays from 9pm to close, features $9 tacquitos (chicken tinga!) and plentiful queso options. 300 Throckmorton St., 76102, 682-316-3230

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B&B Butchers

With a vastly discounted menu during Happy Hour—er, make that Booze & Bites Social Hour, Monday–Friday from 3–6pm—the selection of tasty treats is seemingly endless. Hovering in the $8–$21 range, items include charcuterie boards, mini beef Wellingtons and fried oyster sliders. And the champagne starts at $10. 5212 Marathon Ave. (Clearfork), Fort Worth 76109, 817-737-5212

bandbbutchers.com/fortworth

Little Red Wasp

From 4–6pm daily, expect $5 starters as well as $5 wells and drafts. The chips are house made and the popcorn shrimp is “to-die.” 808 Main St., Fort Worth 76102, 817-877-3111

Littleredwasp.com

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

Lamb lollipops, filet mignon and oysters on the half shell are all part of one of the area’s most decadent happy hours. Tuesday–Saturday, it happens from 4–7pm; Sunday 4–10pm; and Monday 4–11pm. 3100 W. 7th St. Fort Worth, 76107, 817-336-8000

Eddiev.com

Cane Rosso

From 5–7pm Mondays through Thursdays, you can get $5–$7 pizzas, appetizers, wine and cocktails. Go Tuesdays and stay for a Heimy Bastard pizza, made with Heim Barbecue bacon burnt ends. You won’t be sorry. 815 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth 76104, 817-922-9222

Canerosso.com

Bird Café

With food under $7 plus a $7 Beer of the Day, this downtown mainstay hits high notes every weekday from 4–7pm. Bacon-cured nuts and house made hummus never sounded so good. 155 E. 4th St., Fort Worth 76102, 817-332-2473

Birdinthe.net

Pacific Table

From 4–6pm Mondays through Thursdays, the seafood is fresh, delicious and discounted at this beloved University Park Village haunt. Happy Hour wines are $6—and so are hand rolls. Oysters clock in at $18 for a dozen—not too shabby—while the calamari and Pacific Dip are $7. 1600 S. University Drive, Fort Worth 76107, 817-887-9995

Pacifictableftworth.com

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Best Brunches

Best Brunches

Everybody loves a lazy Saturday morning. Wake up slow, shout at your besties, and hit the streets for some drinks and eats. But there’s a major problem — there are SO MANY OPTIONS in Fort Worth.  Here’s a quick list of some of our absolute favorite brunch options in Cowtown.

 

Piatello Italian Kitchen:

The best-fried calamari dish around (with Castelvetrano olives!), a stellar Shrimp Panzanella salad or eggs in purgatory, you can never go wrong when chef Scott Lewis is in the kitchen.

5924 Convair Drive (Waterside) |Fort Worth 76109 | 817-349-0484

piattelloitaliankitchen.com

Fixe:

Biscuits to die for and a decadent lobster and crawfish pot pie (or if Mom’s a burger fan, one of the best ones in Fort Worth) await on the Clearfork restaurant’s brunch menu.

5282 Marathon Ave. (Clearfork) |Fort Worth 76109 | 682-707-3965

fixesouthernhouse.com

B & B Butchers:

Go for the Gorilla Bread (Monkey bread with sage sausage, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce), stay for the five types of benedicts, alone. One of the most comprehensively delicious brunch menus in town. 

5212 Marathon Ave. (Clearfork) | Fort Worth 76109 | 817-737-5212 

bandbbutchers.com/fortworth 

Chef Point Cafe:

Long-heralded, worth the drive and always delicious, this converted gas station north of Fort Worth serves an excellent lobster bisque, as well as its famous “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” roasted duck and bread pudding. 

5901 Watauga Road | Watauga 76148 | 817-656-0080 

chefpointcafe.org 

The Bearded Lady:

This South Main haunt has terrific food, from its breakfast burger (sausage and ground beef patty with a fried egg and bacon) to a killer smoked salmon salad. 

300 S. Main St. | Fort Worth 76104 | 817-349-9832

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Craft and Vine:

Try the French Brunch, oui oui. From French Onion soup to an ahi Nicoise salad to sole meuniere, this Roanoke eatery consistently impresses.

310 S. Oak St. | Roanoke 76262 | 817-464-8181 

craftandvine.restaurant 

Pinstripes:

If buffets are your thing, you could hardly do worse at this new triple hat of an entertainment complex in Clearfork. The “bottomless” buffet has omelet, waffle and carving stations. There’s even a kids table with unlimited french fries. Bocce and bowling are extra.

5001 Trailhead Bend Way (Clearfork) | Fort Worth 76109 | 682-352-0808 

pinstripes.com 

Taverna:

Traditional egg dishes to spaghetti carbonara, this downtown mainstay has it all. The Fritto Misto (fried seafood) and focaccia are particularly good.

450 Throckmorton St. | Fort Worth 76102 | 817-885-7502 

tavernabylombardi.com 

Restaurant 506: 

Pecan-crusted crab cakes, grilled pork chops, and peaches, or a quiche Lorraine, this Arlington standby has your Mother’s Day card practically written. 

506 N. Center St. | Arlington 76011 | 817-801-5541 

thesanfordhouse.com 

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