This Week's Hot Headlines
Battle of best new restaurants tops this week's 5 hottest Fort Worth headlines
Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines.
1. 8 new Fort Worth restaurants compete for coveted Tastemaker title. Probably the most popular part of CultureMap's Tastemaker Awards, our annual celebration of the best in Dallas-Fort Worth food and drink, is the category of Best New Restaurant. It's the only category decided by you, via a bracket-style competition where eight new restaurants go head to head. You can vote once a day for your favorite. To vote, click here. Don't delay: The first bracket ends on Saturday, August 7.
2. California's cult tacos dusted with Parmesan cheese land in Fort Worth. A cult-favorite taco chain from California is headed our way: Jimboy's Tacos, known for its unique crispy tacos dusted with Parmesan cheese, will make its Fort Worth debut with a location at 9316 Clifford St., at the corner of Jim Wright Freeway, in the fall.
3. Country supercouple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw to film buzzy TV series in Fort Worth. Saddle up for some low-key stalking. Country megastars Faith Hill and Tim Graw are coming to Fort Worth to shoot a prequel series to the TV hit Western drama Yellowstone. Hill and McGraw — along with Oscar-nominated actor Sam Elliott — have been cast in leading roles in the prequel, called 1883, Paramount+ revealed August 4.
4. First-ever Ramblin' Roads mega music festival takes over Arlington this fall. Live music will fill the airwaves of Arlington when the first-ever Ramblin' Roads Music Festival takes over the city the first weekend of October. The three-day palooza, October 1-3, will take place just about everywhere there's a stage in Arlington: Levitt Pavilion, Arlington Music Hall, Texas Live, and more than 15 more venues, big and small.
5. These are the 7 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week. August means Hatch chile season, and one gourmet grocery chain is celebrating the piquant pepper with a month-long festival. This week also brought the beginning of DFW Restaurant Week, where nearly two dozen Tarrant County eateries offer specials to benefit a good cause. Also on the schedule: a social run with post-race brews and brisket-smoking class led by one talented pitmaster.