El Chingon Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Week-Long Fiesta

El Chingon Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Week-Long Fiesta

Tweet It: @ElChingonFW will celebrate its first anniversary like a #BadAss with a week-long fiesta hosted by @KirillWasHere #GBODGroup #ElChingonFW  

 

FORT WORTH, TEXAS  – Happy First Anniversary to El Chingon! The “Bad Ass Mexican” restaurant, located at 2800 Bledsoe St., Ste. 100 in the heart of the Cultural District, will celebrate its first anniversary with a week-long fiesta complete with exciting events, specialty cocktails, Toys for Tacos charitable initiative and a dynamic DJ lineup starting on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

The 6,000-square-foot prime party destination will kick its birthday off with a holiday party from 8 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Hosted by performer and entertainer Kirill Bichutsky, known as “Kirill Was Here,” guests will have the chance to win swag bags, El Chingon gift cards, complimentary bottle service and VIP tickets to El Chingon’s Bad Ass New Year’s Eve party.

On Wednesday, Dec. 15, El Chingon will get into the holiday spirit with a specialty cocktail offering: a flight of three newly introduced holiday cocktails, available for $15. The trio of new cocktails includes You’re a Melon One, Mr. Grinch made with coconut rum, melon, pineapple and a grenadine floater with a candy cane garnish; Up to Snow Good featuring peppermint schnapps, vodka and whipped cream with a candy cane garnish; and Slay Ride crafted with Fireball whiskey, Irish cream, whipped cream and a caramel and brown sugar drizzle.

Friends and family will be invited fiesta from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17. The celebration will include a donkey and mariachi band, plus a hosted bar and tray-passed appetizers for those on the guest list.

The weekend will feature a charitable initiative and cocktails. El Chingon will host its first-ever Toys for Tacos toy drive, where guests who bring a new, unused children’s or pet supplies will receive a taco for free. All toys donated will be delivered and donated to DFW Toys For Tots and the Irving Animal Care Campus Comfort and Joy Donation Drive, which also accepts large blankets and canned dog and cat food for animals in need. El Chingon’s holiday cocktails will be available for $8 each and $15 for those who want to enjoy them “Bad Ass” style. Sunday brunch will see El Chingon’s mimosa tower, a four-bottle tower of champagne and orange juice, priced at $80.

More information about El Chingon, as well as the complete menu, is available on the website at www.ElChingonFW.com.

 

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Haunted Houses & Halloween Events

Looking for a good scare, or just looking for some good wholesome family Halloween fun?  From Boo at the Zoo to your favorite haunted houses, and a whole slate of fun AND scary outings across Fort Worth,  you have plenty of things to do to whet your Halloween appetite.  Family Fun or Adult Outing…it’s all right here.

Fort Worth Zoo – Boo at the Zoo

1989 Colonial Parkway · Fort Worth, Texas 76110 

October 29, 30, and 31. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth

1701 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76102

October 1-2, 8-10, 15-16, 22-24, 28-31

Cutting Edge Haunted House has established a reputation for being one of the best haunted houses in the country. Cutting Edge Haunted House, a Guinness World Record holder, is one of the America’s best and largest haunted houses. Come see what new horrors lurk in the twisting corridors of Fort Worth’s ultimate haunted house.  Due to Covid-19, Cutting Edge is at 50% capacity and using timed ticketing and a virtual queue line to social distance our guests. Upon your arrival, the parking attendant will give you instructions to enter the virtual queue. Stay in your vehicle until they text you to exit your vehicle. Tickets are extremely limited, buy early.

Hangman’s House of Horrors

4400 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76106

Oct 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 26-31

Fort Worth’s Original Hauted House.  If you get your thrills from getting chills in a haunted house, then head to the Hangman’s House of Horrors. Tickets and time slots MUST be reserved in advance online and masks are required. Check website for Special Covid protocols.

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 510 Harwood Road, in Bedford, Texas 76021.

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October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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2511 FM 66
Waxahachie, TX 75167

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Thrillvania Haunted House Park-Terrell

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Interstate 20 and Wilson Road in Terrell, Texas 75161

Oct 8-10, 15-16, 22-23, 29-31 

3 Amazing Haunted Houses – 50 Haunted Acres!

SEPARATED, THEY LIVE TO HAUNT THOSE WHO DARE TO VISIT DURING SUCH UNCERTAIN TIMES.

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15th annual Riscky’s BBQ Rib-Eating Contest

RISCKY’S BBQ 15TH ANNUAL RIB-EATING CONTEST TO BE HELD IN FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS ON JULY 24, 2021

The famous rib-eating battle is part of the National Day of the American Cowboy festivities

WHAT:  

Riscky’s Barbeque is hosting its 15th annual rib-eating contest on Saturday, July 24 (2021), in tandem with a series of celebratory events hosted by the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District in honor of the National Day of the American Cowboy.

WHO: 

Riscky’s Barbeque, a Fort Worth BBQ legend for the past 94 years, will challenge 30 barbeque enthusiasts to eat as many Riscky’s beef ribs as possible in just 60 seconds. The top qualifiers will then go head-to-head for a grand prize valued at $500, a second-place prize valued at $250, and a third-place prize valued at $100. All participants will receive a t-shirt, and giveaways and prizes will be offered. Participants must be 18 years or older.

WHY: 

Voted the “Best Cowboy Tribute Event” in the U.S. by American Cowboy magazine, Fort Worth’s National Day of the American Cowboy celebration has become a time-honored tradition in the Fort Worth Stockyards. This year, the event is expected to draw more than 25,000 attendees, with family-friendly activities taking place all day, including a Western parade, armadillo races, cow milking, petting zoo, horseback riding, face painting, live music, Legends of Texas gunfight show, the Fort Worth Herd cattle drive, Cowtown Cowboy Rodeo, Stockyards Championship Rodeo, and much more.

WHEN: 

Saturday, July 24
• 11 a.m. – Rib-eating contest begins
• Noon – Top qualifiers compete in finals

HOW:

All participants must pay a $10 entry fee at-the-door on the day of the event. 

Sign-ups are first-come, first-serve (30 participants max).  

WHERE:  

Riscky’s BBQ
Fort Worth Stockyards Station
140 East Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164

ABOUT RISCKY’S
Riscky’s was founded in 1927 by Polish immigrants, Mary and Joe Riscky, who opened its first location – Riscky’s Grocery & Market – on Azle Avenue near the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. This original location is still open and operating today after four generations of Riscky family ownership. Over the past 94 years, Riscky’s has expanded and evolved into three full-service Riscky’s Barbeque restaurants, three quick-casual Riscky’s BBQ & Deli restaurants, the fine dining Riscky’s Steakhouse, Trailboss Burgers, a full-service catering department, and a retail sales division.  For more information, call (817) 624-8662 or visit Riscky’s:
• On the web: www.Risckys.com
• On Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Risckys
• On Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RisckysBBQ

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Taste Community Restaurant Launches New Locally Grown Summer Menu!

Fort Worth’s nonprofit restaurant, Taste Community Restaurant, launches its new summer menu with a focus on locally grown produce.

While seasonal menus are not a new concept in Fort Worth, Taste Community Restaurant is located in the city’s largest food desert where access to affordable good-quality fresh food is limited.

“We continue to explore ways to serve our community,” says Jeff Williams, Founder and Executive Director of Taste Project. “Growing food in our community is a perfect opportunity to continue connecting people around food.”

As part of its new Urban Farm Project, Taste Project has been granted 1/3 acre at Opal’s Farms, also located within Fort Worth’s largest food desert. Taste Project is growing cucumbers, squash, purple-hull peas, and melons for its summer menu.

Taste Community Restaurant is the first project of the Taste Project organization designed to help feed, educate, and serve Tarrant County’s food insecure population, a total of 13.9 percent of Tarrant County’s overall community (Feeding America).

Taste’s solution is a fresh and healthy pay-what-you-can restaurant where everyone in the community, regardless of financial means, can enjoy a healthy, high quality meal. The menu has no prices. Guests are simply asked to:
Pay what you can afford;
Pay what you would typically pay; or
Pay what you would typically pay, plus a little extra to help a neighbor in need.

“The food is always great and nutritious (the only good & healthy meal I eat is here)…”, Taste Community Restaurant Guest.

Jeff Williams encourages all Fort Worth and surrounding area residents to come become a part of the solution to food insecurity in our community by dining with us, or joining us to volunteer.

Volunteer at the Farm  |  Volunteer in the Restaurant

Taste Project’s Taste Community Restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch on weekdays, and brunch on weekends. You can make a reservation online at www.tasteproject.org

Available Menus:
Breakfast

Lunch
Brunch
Carry-Out

Taste Community Restaurant
1200 South Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Open for Breakfast and Lunch: Tuesday – Friday (9:00am – 2:00pm)
Open for Brunch: Saturday and Sunday (10:00am – 2:00pm)
Dine-in and Carry-out
(Closed on Mondays)

 

About Taste Project
Taste Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit established to feed, educate, and serve our community so they may “…taste and see the Lord is good.” Psalm 34:8. We believe everyone should have access to healthy nutritional food. Our vision is to see our community become the solution to the challenges our community faces as it relates to hunger. Our first project, Taste Community Restaurant at 1200 South Main Street in Fort Worth, focuses on healthy, quality meals made from fresh ingredients. Our menu has no prices. This is a give and take concept. We ask guests to do one of the following: 1) pay what you can afford, 2) pay what you would typically pay, or 3) pay what you would typically pay, plus a little extra. To learn more, visit us at www.tasteproject.org or find us on Facebook.

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Mule Alley Welcomes MELT Ice Creams!

Mule Alley Welcomes MELT Ice Creams!

Local Favorite Ice Cream Shop Expands to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards

The historic Fort Worth Stockyards is pleased to announce Fort Worth-based ice cream shop MELT Ice Creams will open a new location at Mule Alley. With a passion for bringing joy to people’s lives through culinary creations, the ice cream shop will offer its unique flavors and sweet treats that change each season as new ingredients are available.

“We are thrilled to open a store on the northside of Fort Worth and join the amazing lineup of small and legacy businesses in Mule Alley,” says MELT Ice Creams Founder Kari Crowe-Seher. “We believe we will bring the perfect mix of high-quality ice cream and happy vibes to sweeten the cowboy culture that the Stockyards and Fort Worth is known for.”

Since opening its first location in 2014, MELT Ice Creams has expanded across the metroplex with the Mule Alley location marking the fourth scoop shop in Fort Worth. The 615 square-foot space is being designed by Bennett Benner Partners and will embody MELT’s signature bright yellow aesthetic.

The heart and soul MELT pours into their locations makes them a Fort Worth favorite and one we are excited to share with the rest of the world, said M2G Ventures Co-President Jessica Miller Essl. “We look forward to adding MELT to our lineup of one-of-a-kind shops in Mule Alley and inviting locals and travelers to enjoy all the new exciting experiences.”

The MELT Ice Creams menu focuses on seasonal fun and funky ice creams with flavors changing regularly. MELT also offers nine Always Flavors that are consistent classics, which include Vanilla Beans, Chocolate Chocolate, Cookie Crush, Salt Lick, Cup of Texas, Dark Chocolate, Strawberry, Rocky Roads, and Sweet Cream, as well as a chocolate vanilla ice cream sandwich. Special ways to enjoy your ice cream include a Seasonal Sometimes Sundae, which includes three ice cream scoops of your choice plus warm roasted pineapple, white chocolate cookie crumbles, and spiced rum sauce (toppings change seasonally); Seasonal Cone Pairing, a chocolate-dipped vanilla cone with roasted peanuts; and don’t forget Taco Tuesday, two ice cream scoops topped with vanilla whipped cream and house-made salted caramel sauce and chocolate sauce.

“Our mission for the Fort Worth Stockyards is to develop an eclectic mix of legacy lifestyle brands and local artisans,” said Fort Worth Heritage Development Co. Team Lead-Design/Development Kayla Wilkie. “MELT Ice Creams was a perfect fit to offer that crafted culinary experience to Mule Alley guests.”

MELT Ice Creams will be located at 128 E. Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76164 at the Stockyards. Learn more about MELT Ice Creams by visiting www.melticecreams.com.

 

 

ABOUT MELT ICE CREAMS:

MELT Ice Creams has been serving happy ice cream to the fine folks of Fort Worth since opening in 2014. A year earlier, founder Kari Crowe-Seher figured out what was missing from Fort Worth’s eclectic Near Southside: ice cream. With her passion for bringing joy to people’s lives through culinary creations, Melt opened its doors and the scoop slinging began! Since then, they’ve been pouring love into unique flavors and putting smiles on faces all over the metroplex and beyond.

ABOUT MULE ALLEY:
Mule Alley is a carefully curated collection of restaurants, entertainment venues, shops, heritage brands, and creative workplaces located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. As part of one of the most iconic travel destinations in the country, the new Mule Alley project transcends typical development and brings a formerly vibrant area in the district back to life. After six years of planning, Stockyards Heritage Development Co. set out to revive the 108-year-old original horse and mule barns, renovating them into an iconic destination shopping and dining district. Mule Alley, anchored by Marriott Autograph Collection resort Hotel Drover, features legacy stores and restaurants, including Simpli.fi national headquarters, Shake Shack, Lucchese Bootmaker, Provender Hall, MB Mercantile & Supply, American Paint Horse Association headquarters and flagship experience, Cowtown Winery, Biscuit Bar, Wrangler, King Ranch Saddle Shop, Proper Supply Co., and Sidesaddle Saloon. The district is set to welcome additional tenants in the upcoming months, including Second Rodeo Brewing, Avoca Coffee, two new concepts from Tim Love, and more. For more information, visit mulealleyfortworth.com and keep up to date on social media by following @mulealley.

 

ABOUT STOCKYARDS HERITAGE DEVELOPMENT CO.:
Stockyards Heritage Development Co. is a partnership between nationally recognized developer Majestic Realty Co. and Fort Worth’s Hickman Investments. Created with the intention of thoughtfully reimagining the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, the company is dedicated to preserving the National Historic District legacy while elevating it with experiences for locals and visitors from abroad. Accomplished through a public/private partnership with the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, the project’s first phase, Mule Alley, broke ground in the fall of 2018 to include the renovation of the destination’s historic,108-year-old horse and mule barns into a street of curated shops, restaurants, retail, office spaces, and a four-star Autograph Collection hotel and rustic resort, Hotel Drover which opened in March 2021. majesticrealty.com, hoteldrover.com, mulealley.com.

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The Kimpton Harper Hotel Now Open in Fort Worth

The Kimpton Harper Hotel Now Open in Fort Worth

Kimpton Harper Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth and three miles from the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, is pleased to announce that the 226-room boutique hotel is now open. The Harper Hotel offers a unique destination for travelers and locals alike as a 100-year old historical building within the renowned Sundance Square Plaza, as well as shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and a lively bar scene—all just steps away.

Managed by Pivot, the lifestyle operating vertical of Davidson Hospitality Group, the Harper Hotel offers 226 guest rooms and suites perfect for both business and leisure guests, featuring luxurious Frette bedding, Atelier Bloem bath amenities, Bluetooth speaker systems, and plush bathrobes alongside signature hotel amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center and 10,000 square feet of event space. Designer Cynthia Forchielli of Forchielli Glynn brings relaxed yet sophisticated design to every room, including handcrafted furniture, thoughtful details, such as a panther figurine that greets guests upon opening the room closet, referencing the ‘Panther City’ nickname, brass pendant lights, woven baskets, and lively local art.

Located on the ground floor and helmed by Chef Matthew Williams, il Modo brings contemporary Italian cuisine to downtown Fort Worth. il Modo creates an inviting space for the community to gather and connect while enjoying dishes prepared with seasonality and sustainability in mind, with offerings including house-made pasta, such as a Cacio e Pepe Orecchiette, Manilla Clam Linguini, and Spicy Italian Sausage Rigatoni. Additional rustic-refined Italian dishes include a 22-ounce bone-in Ribeye grilled to perfection with roasted garlic and bone marrow butter; a roasted Half Amish Chicken served with potato-leek puree and garnished with roasted garlic and preserved lemon jus. Menu items also include a selection of raw bar offerings, family-style platters, shareable appetizers, complementing sides, and delectable Italian-inspired desserts.

Restaurant and bar guests can also enjoy a thoughtful wine list, created to harmonize with the cuisine, and cocktails built around Italian classics. The sophisticated Italian restaurant will soon host pasta-making classes and offer a variety of namesake packaged sauces and pasta for purchase that allow guests to enjoy a taste of il Modo at home.

Refinery 714, the Harper Hotel’s penthouse and cocktail lounge nestled on the 24th floor, presents robust whiskey offerings, classic cocktails, curated beers and wines, and a select menu of elevated bar bites, such as a King Crab and Smoked Trout Salad drizzled with lemon aioli; White Bean Hummus made with roasted eggplant, brown butter mushrooms, and pine nut relish served with lavash flatbread; and shareables, including House Potato Chips and Citrus and Garlic Marinated Olives. Off the menu but included with every order is the unbeatable view in all directions of Fort Worth and beyond.

Reservations are now open. For more information on the hotel, please visit theharperfortworth.com. Stay tuned for additional updates by following The Harper on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Kimpton Harper Hotel: 714 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

 

ABOUT PIVOT
Pivot is the lifestyle operating vertical of Davidson Hospitality Group. With a deep-rooted passion for continuous innovation, Pivot offers exceptional service delivery, revenue generation, integrated marketing, and financial responsibility. Constituted by some of the most accomplished leaders in lifestyle hospitality, Pivot caters to today’s independent, adventure-minded traveler through approachable design, locally inspired food and beverage, intuitive, heartfelt service, and authentic experiences at each of its properties. For more information, visit www.davidsonhospitality.com/pivot. Follow us on Instagram @davidsonhospitality and Twitter @DavidsonHospGrp. Like us on Facebook @DavidsonHospitalityGroup. Connect with us on LinkedIn @DavidsonHospitalityGroup. #PivotHotels

ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the original boutique hotel company, which pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, Kimpton now operates more than 60 hotels and 80 restaurants, bars, and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations, and up-and-coming markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, Caribbean, and Greater China. Kimpton spaces and experiences center on its guests, offering inspiring design to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted, and ridiculously personal. In January 2015, Kimpton became part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) family of hotel brands. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.

ABOUT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES GROUP, INC.
Development Services Group is an established developer and operator of commercial real estate assets across the United States with a focus on adaptive reuse of historic buildings. An advocate and visionary for community stakeholders, DSG leads efforts that enhance communities, bring people together, and provide outstanding returns on investments. With a multi-disciplined team of seasoned experts, DSG offers comprehensive and integrated support services for all aspects of real estate development and management through each phase from start to finish. For more information, visit www.dsginc.net.