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Whether you’re a local or just visiting, downtown Fort Worth has a lot to offer. Dozens of world-class restaurants, a hopping nightlife scene, theater, annual events, and more – there’s more than you could possible take in in a single night. But if a single night is all you have, we’ve got a few suggestions.

Take in Some History
Fort Worth was established in 1849, and much of its history is on proud display downtown. Admire the architecture of the Tarrant County Courthouse and the Flatiron Building, or visit the 150 Years of Fort Worth exhibit, hosted at the historic Fire Station Number 1.

See the Sights
From parks to public art, there’s plenty to see just by walking around downtown. The famous Fort Worth Water Gardens on Commerce Street are a

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Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest nights for eating out, and several Fort Worth area restaurants are offering special menus to celebrate the holiday. Here’s our short list of six restaurants to consider for your special night out – and, of course, reservations are highly recommended.

Café Modern
Café Modern, located inside the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, is serving a 3-course dinner on Saturday and Sunday, with sophisticated entrees like braised beef cheek and roasted sea bass with sous-vide lobster.

Buffalo West
Buffalo West, located on Camp Bowie Boulevard, is celebrating Valentine’s all weekend long, starting Friday the 12th. Alongside their full menu, the famous Chocoholic Dessert Bar is sure to please your sweetheart’s sweet

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Texas is beef country, and that means there is no shortage of places to get your hamburger fix, and Fort Worth in particular is home to many excellent hometown burger joints. Here’s our short list of five Fort Worth restaurants serving up some of the best burgers around.

Love Shack
Located in the Stockyards and the creation of local celeb chef Tim Love, Love Shack offers up a varied menu of burgers, hot dogs and chicken, plus a unique Creation of the Month. Try the Dirty Love Burger – that’s a bacon cheeseburger with “love sauce” and a fried quail egg – with a shake or root beer on tap.

Dutch’s Hamburgers
Dutch’s has been on the top of many “best of” lists since its opening on University Drive in 2007. Wearing its TCU heritage on its sleeve –

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For many, a day is not complete without a cup of coffee, and with a Starbucks on nearly every corner, you’re never far from an espresso or iced mocha. But for those who seek a cappuccino without the corporate coffee atmosphere, there are still many wonderful options.

Casablanca Coffee

This cozy downtown Fort Worth coffee house is perfect for those grabbing a cup on their way to work. Try the Casablanca latte, the Moroccan mint tea, and a crepe – or two. Closed weekends.

Avoca Coffee Roasters
Magnolia’s Avoca is a true coffeehouse – roasting is done in house, and the focus is definitely on the beans. The spacious interior is full of comfortable seating, making it the perfect place to sit with a latte and work, study, or just relax. Their coffee

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Christmas is a day when choices for dining out are slightly limited. But for those whose holiday traditions don’t include staying in for the night, there are some options. Here is our short list of six Fort Worth-area restaurants that are keeping their doors open on Christmas Day. Reservations are highly recommended!

Cast Iron
Located inside the downtown Fort Worth Omni Hotel, Cast Iron is an upscale Southern restaurant with an emphasis on local ingredients. Open for both brunch and a multi-course dinner Christmas Day, Cast Iron’s special holiday menus include such dishes as slow-roasted prime rib, Texas bouillabaisse, and a variety of festive desserts.

Bird Café
Located in Sundance Square, Bird Café is a gastropub with a focus on small plates

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There’s nothing quite like popping open a bottle of wine with some friends at the table. And at some Fort Worth restaurants, you’re encouraged to BYOB. Here is a short list of area restaurants where you can play sommelier and choose your own wine pairing from home.

Café Bella
Located in Westcliff not far from TCU, Café Bella serves up authentic Italian dishes like lasagna, veal parmigiana and brick-oven pizza. Outdoor seating and a private dining room are available. There is a corkage fee per customer. Closed Sundays.

Nonna Tata
This cozy Italian eatery on the Southside is BYOB and cash-only. Nonna Tata serves authentic Italian fare like gnocchi and beef-filled cappellacci, as well as nightly specials. Closed weekends and Mondays.


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Not everyone has the time or the desire to cook a full Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. The hours of preparation may be part of the appeal of the holiday for some, but for those who would rather not bother, there are a number of Fort Worth restaurants ready to come to the rescue. Whether you’re looking to eat out, or simply have someone else do the heavy lifting for your family meal at home, here are a few turkey day options that don’t involve staying in the kitchen all day (and note that making reservations is highly recommended, if not required!):

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
If you’re planning on being near West 7th on Thanksgiving, Eddie V’s will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey, stuffing, acorn squash, and

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For those who consider their four-legged friends a part of the family, your dog goes where you go. And thanks to the variety of Fort Worth restaurants offering dog friendly patio seating, Fido can join you while you go out on the town. Here are just a few Fort Worth spots that welcome even the furriest members of your family. 

Woodshed Smokehouse 
Celebrity chef Tim Love's Woodshed Smokehouse offers a variety of barbeque and smoked meats, as well as a gorgeous view of the Trinity River. Much of the seating is outdoors, and dogs are welcome in specific gravel-paved areas. There is even a special "pup menu" specifically for four-legged guests! 

Fort Worth Food Truck Park 
Fort Worth's first dedicated food truck park is located not far

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Brunch is traditionally associated with Sunday, but what if you’re in the mood for a mimosa a day early? Luckily, many Fort Worth restaurants are beginning to offer brunch on Saturdays as well. Here is a guide to only a few of the city’s Saturday brunch offerings.


Little Red Wasp 
Serving brunch 10-4 on Saturdays and Sundays, Little Red Wasp offers staples such as french toast and corned beef hash, as well as a hearty short rib eggs Benedict. Entrees are priced $8-$26. 

Max’s Wine Dive 
Served 10-3 on Saturdays, Max’s Wine Dive’s brunch offerings include Texas Peach Melba french toast, a fried egg sandwich, biscuits and gravy, and their famous Southern Fried Chicken. Entrees run $10-$18. 

Joe T. Garcia’s 
Fort Worth

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