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Big Fort Worth foodie event taken off table in October due to 'challenging times'

Big Fort Worth foodie event taken off table due to 'challenging times'

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B&B Butchers was one of the featured restaurants. Photo by Felix Sanchez

Another fun Fort Worth fall event is down: Taste Fort Worth at Clearfork, originally scheduled for October 7, 2021, has been moved to March 3, 2022, "to ensure a thoughtful, safe and successful event," organizers say.

"Safe" usually means when conditions aren't so COVID-y, without having to spell it out yet again.

"This decision was made with sincere respect for our community partners and local restaurants who support the signature event," organizers say in a September 17 news release. "We look forward to coming together to break bread and connect as a community on March 3, 2022. Many thanks for your patience and partnership as we move through these challenging times."

Presented by Trinity Collaborative, Inc., Taste Fort Worth at Clearfork is billed as a one-of-a-kind dining event in the heart of The Shops at Clearfork. The evening begins with a cocktail hour featuring live entertainment in The Lounge. Guests enjoy beer, wine and passed appetizers.

Later in the evening, guests are treated to a private seated dinner on Gage Avenue featuring multiple courses of sharable tastes from the restaurants of Clearfork. Participating restaurants were to have included B&B Butchers and Restaurant, City Works, Cru’ Food & Wine Bar, Fixe Southern House, Malai Kitchen, Mesero, Pinstripes, Press Café, and Rise.

All purchased tables (which go for $1,250) and sponsorship investments will be refunded or may be applied to the rescheduled event, organizers say. For more information, visit the website

If you're keeping track of these un-fun developments, it's the second big fall event cancellation announced this week. ArtsGoggle, a premier arts event originally scheduled for October 16 in the Near Southside, will now take place April 23, 2022, with organizers citing public health concerns.

The Tarrant County health department currently classifies community spread level as "high." Due to the latest COVID-19 surge, Cook Children's Medical Center is rescheduling all elective surgeries that require inpatient admission to October 11 or later. 

Fort Worth foodies can still get their event fix. GrapeFest is happening this weekend in Grapevine (masks are encouraged). And a scaled-down, all-outdoors Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival is still on for October 22-24 at Heart of the Ranch at Clearkfork.