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Fort Worth bars' holiday pop-ups shake into this week's 5 hottest headlines

Fort Worth bars' holiday pop-ups shake into week's 5 hottest headlines

Nickel City Miracle holiday cocktail
Miracle cocktails are served in festive glassware. Facebook/Nickel City
Billy Bob Thornton, Faith Hill, Isabel May, Tim McGraw
Billy Bob Thornton, Faith Hill, Isabel May, and Tim McGraw at the 1883 premiere in Las Vegas. Getty Images
Simone Biles Time Magazine Athlete of the Year
Simone Biles has again been honored by Time. Time/Facebook
nachos
Nachos are good for sharing.  Spiral Diner
Blue Mesa Christmas dinner
Leave the cooking to someone else this Christmas.  Photo courtesy of Blue Mesa
Nickel City Miracle holiday cocktail
Billy Bob Thornton, Faith Hill, Isabel May, Tim McGraw
Simone Biles Time Magazine Athlete of the Year
nachos
Blue Mesa Christmas dinner

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. Want a list of best things to do this weekend? Find that here. Looking for spectacular Christmas lights around town? That list is here (with top Christmas light neighborhoods here).

1. 4 Fort Worth bars shake up the holidays with naughty and nice pop-ups. Fort Worth bars are pouring on the spirit for the holidays in 2021, with four bars hosting temporary installations featuring a Christmas-y theme. Themed pop-ups have been a local bar trend for a couple of years, but the trend has boomed with Christmas pop-ups. Here are four Fort Worth bars where you can get lit with some souped-up Christmas cheer.

2. Fort Worth-filmed 1883 makes star-studded world premiere in Las Vegas. A week ahead of 1883's long-awaited streaming debut on Paramount+, the stars of Taylor Sheridan's Yellowstone prequel headed to Vegas to see it debut on the big screen. Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sam Elliott, and Billy Bob Thornton — who filmed on location in the Fort Worth area — walked the red carpet before screening the first two episodes, giving lucky fans their first glimpse of the epic cast together, onscreen and off.

3. Texas' Simone Biles scores Time Magazine's Athlete of the Year honor. Simone Biles is truly having a gold medal year, from her record-breaking National Championships victory in Fort Worth and stalwart Olympic run to her empowering Gold Over America Tour and her heroic Senate appearance. Now, the longtime Texan has been named Time Magazine’s 2021 Athlete of the Year. 

4. Where to eat in Fort Worth right now: 8 restaurants for holiday groups. Many of us are eager to return to holiday traditions, including gatherings for family and friends. For these occasions, you need to find a restaurant that can handle a group: someplace with plenty of room and ideally an easygoing attitude, to accommodate you and your festive posse. Here are suggestions on the best restaurants to take your visitors and show them what Fort Worth has to offer.

5. Best Fort Worth restaurants open for Christmas 2021 dining in or to-go. Families and friends are choosing to gather again in 2021, and it shows. Reservations are going fast for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining, but many restaurants have kept the family meal to-go option that was so popular in 2020. Here’s where to let someone else do the Christmas cooking this year in Fort Worth, whether dining in or ordering for pick-up.