This Week's Hot 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. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that list here. For a big list of Fourth of July fireworks and events, go here.
1. Fresh new Mexican spot leads this round of Fort Worth restaurant news. This roundup of dining news around Fort Worth includes some fresh openings, some openings to come, and a temporary closure. There's new beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, including a tempting margarita flavor at a big Mexican food chain. Here's what's happening in Fort Worth restaurant news.
2. Artful new wine bar pours international verve into Near Southside Fort Worth. The buzzy South Main Street district in Fort Worth’s Near Southside has a new spot to sniff, swirl, and sip. Soma Winery — aptly named for its address at 201 S. Main St., in the burgeoning "SoMa" (South Main) district — has whisper-quietly opened its doors, serving wine flights, wines by the glass or bottle, and even bottles to-go.
3. These are the 7 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week. The Independence Day holiday is typically quiet for restaurants, and many take the opportunity to close their doors for a vacation day or two. But there are still tasty events on the calendar, including two chances for beer yoga this weekend before the fireworks begin.
4. New augmented reality walking trail brings art to life in Near Southside Fort Worth. For the first time, the tap of an app can tap into the art and creativity of Fort Worth's Near Southside. Neighborhood Leap, described as "an app-based augmented reality art walking trail," officially debuted in the South Main Village neighborhood, just south of downtown, on Thursday, June 30.
5. Hear this long-lost recording of Fort Worth's Van Cliburn on classical WRR. A classical music treasure has been discovered in Dallas: It's a long-lost audio recording of a performance by the late concert pianist Van Cliburn, dating back to 1967. The 55-year-old recording was unearthed at the studios of WRR, the City of Dallas' 101-year-old radio station, and aired on Saturday, June 25. Listeners can find it on the station's website.