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St. Patrick’s Day is Friday and that means everyone is feeling Irish, as evidenced by the onslaught of St. Patrick’s Day-themed festivities happening this weekend. Don’t forget to wear green, or prepare to be pinched. Save room for lots of mac and cheese by week’s end. By the way, we're just a few weeks away from this year's Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival, and tickets are going fast; find out more here.

Friday, March 17

44th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at J. Gilligan’s Bar & Grill
It’s the biggest tradition in downtown Arlington. Visit all day starting at 11 am for lunch and 4 pm for the outdoor party. A half dozen bands, green beer, and Irish nachos – natural cut cottage fries with melted cheddar, bacon, chives, onions, tomatoes and jalapenos – will combine for a good time.

St. Patrick’s Day at Angelo’s Bar-B-Que
While Texas barbecue is not exactly Irish, there’s a St. Patrick’s Day tie to this Fort Worth barbecue institution. Angelo’s opened on March 17, 1958, and every year on its anniversary, the beloved barbecue joint hosts Irish bagpipers to play for guests while they dine. Visit during dinner and enjoy the music along with a green beer paired with brisket or ribs.

St. Pawtrick’s Day Party Mutt’s Canine Cantina
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns will leave a trail of golden stickers on the bottom of select Barkaritas at this dog park and bar. Find one and pick from the pot of gold to win prizes like food, drinks, merchandise, and more. The agave tequila-based Barkaritas, made with fresh lemon and lime juice, will be made green for the occasion. The giveaways will take place all weekend long, Friday through Sunday.

Greek Wine Tasting at Wine Thief
The intimate wine bar inside the Omni Fort Worth Hotel will host a Greek wine tasting with small bites to match. A guest speaker will guide participants through each varietal. The tasting is $45, plus tax and gratuity, and will run from 5-7 pm.

After Hours in the Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Enjoy the beauty of the Botanic Garden after dark. There’ll be live music by singer and songwriter Joseph Neville, light bites, wine, and beer. Tickets are $18 for members or $25 for non-members. Bringing a blanket for sitting is encouraged. The event will run from 6:30 – -8:30 pm.

EIEIO Wine Dinner at Waters
The downtown high-end seafood destination will welcome winemaker and owner of EIEO & Company, Jay McDonald, for a five-course wine pairing dinner. Menu highlights include roasted Texas quail, cherrywood coal salmon, and coffee-ancho chile rubbed beef tenderloin. There’ll also be pinot noirs a ‘plenty. Dinner is $190 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and will begin at 6:30 pm.

Saturday, March 18

Spirits & Coffee Tastings at John Wayne: An American Experience
Coinciding the Fort Worth Stockyards Cowtown Goes Green Parade, the John Wayne museum will host a complimentary tasting. Stop by the John Wayne Stock & Supply store from 2-4 pm to sample the lineup of Duke Spirits, including bourbon, rye, and tequila, as well as The Quiet Man Irish Coffee made with John Wayne Gold Handle Coffee. Playing in the background will be Wayne’s movie The Quiet Man, which filmed in Ireland. John Wayne’s youngest daughter, Marisa Wayne, and eldest grandchild, Anita LaCava Swift, will also be on-site for a book signing of John Wayne: The Official Cocktail Book and DUKE: The Official John Wayne Movie Book.

St. Paddy’s Irish Whiskey Tasting at Hooligan’s Pub
After the mayhem of St. Patrick’s Day settles down, partake in a traditional Irish meal paired with Irish whiskeys at Hooligan’s Pub in Arlington. The tasting will include pours of Tullamore Dew, Busker, Proper Twelve, and Teeling whiskeys paired with a corned beef sandwich, sauerkraut, and pickles. Then wash it all down with a pour of Guinness at the end. The tasting is $49 and will be available from 5-8 pm.

Sunday, March 19

Mac Attack
It’s the only macaroni and cheese competition in Fort Worth, and it’s happening this Sunday at Tokyo Café. Founded by Tokyo Café chef Kevin Martinez, the culinary competition features 17 chefs and restaurants who’ll vie for making the best mac. Competitors include Fred’s Texas Café, Luckybee Kitchen, Mariachi’s Dine-In, Dayne’s Craft Barbecue, The Bearded Lady, Funky Picnic Brewery & Café, and more. Guests will do the voting, and the top three winners get a homemade trophy and ticket proceeds toward their charity of choice. Tickets are $35 and include two beers. Or pay $25 for no beer. Kids can get in for $10. The competition will run from 1-3 pm. A VIP ticket of $45 grants early entry at 12 noon.

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These are the 6 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

This week in gluttony

Indulge in some fine wine this week; there are multiple wine dinners featuring top-tier labels, and one tenured dining destination is launching a brand new wine club. Whiskey lovers will appreciate a whiskey Wednesday happy hour at a beloved craft cocktail bar, and cooking enthusiasts can get adventurous on Friday with a Thai-themed culinary class. By the way, we're less than a month away from this year's Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival, and tickets are going fast; find out more here.

Tuesday, March 7

Pinea Wine Dinner at Don Artemio
Partake in an array of Spanish Tempranillo wines by Pinea during this five-course dinner at the acclaimed high-end Mexican restaurant. Authentic, adventurous dishes will include octopus, jumbo shrimp with adobe pork tamale and mole negro, pork confit cannelloni, filet mignon with bone marrow, and Mexican chocolate volcan. Reservations are $155 plus tax and gratuity, and dinner will begin at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, March 8

Whiskey Wednesday at Thompson’s Bookstore
The downtown craft cocktail bar will offer tastings and happy hour specials featuring Sagamore Spirit. Classic cocktails made with the award-winning American rye whiskey will be $6.50 and include the Boulevardier, Gold Rush, Manhattan, Paper Plane, Sazerac, and Vieux Carré. All neat or rocks pours will be 30 percent off. Visit for the specials from 4-6 pm.

Thursday, March 9

Thursday Night Wine Club at Social House
The Crockett Row restaurant and bar is introducing its new Thursday Night Wine Club featuring complimentary tastings and a bit of beverage knowledge. Reservations are free and will include three to four tastings, complimentary appetizers, education from experts in the field, and opportunity to purchase discounted bottles. The new weekly event will begin at 6 pm on Thursdays.

Friday, March 10

Taste of Thailand Cooking Class at Indulge FW
Spice up your Friday night with this Thai-themed cooking class at the culinary studio inside 3rd Street Market. Participants will learn how to make green curry paste with chicken, Thai papaya salad, and coconut ice cream. The two-and-a-half hour class is $89 and will begin at 6 pm.

Saturday, March 11

Blackland Distillery 4th Anniversary Party
The popular distillery and cocktail bar will celebrate its fourth anniversary with drink specials, complimentary tours, a food truck, DJ, and giveaways. Admission is free and the party will run from 2-6 pm.

Sunday, March 12

Silver Oak Wine Dinner at Cat City Grill
With a featured wine like the prestigious Silver Oak, this dinner is sure to sell out. Fortunately, there’ll be a second one on Monday, March 13, as well. The multicourse meal paired with wines is $125, plus tax and gratuity, and will begin at 6 pm both days.

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Where to drink in Fort Worth right now: 7 best bars for romantic date-night cocktails

Where to drink

Celebrate love with luxurious cocktails all month long at these seven bars that just ooze elegance. Some offer dimly lit nooks for intimate seating while others present drinks whipped, shaken, and stirred with a flamboyant show. Most are in Fort Worth proper, and two are worth the drive to one of Tarrant’s ritziest neighborhoods. Date night definitely warrants the extra effort.

61 Osteria
Brand new in downtown, just across from Burnett Park, 61 Osteria is the latest concept from restaurateur Adam Jones (Grace, Little Red Wasp) and chef Blaine Staniford. This one is high-end Italian - think house-made semolina flour pastas, Atlantic swordfish, and olive oil cake. The spacious bar, with its sunny palette of yellow stools and chairs and floor-to-ceiling windows, seats 50. It’s where guests will find a sophisticated list of drinks, like the Bergamot Spritz with Prosecco from Italy, bergamot liqueur, lime, and mint. But don’t miss the Sexy Italian, a lovely lemon-colored sorbet of house-made limoncello whipped with more of that nice Prosecco in a copper bowl to order. The stylish cocktails are sure to kick off an evening of amore.


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Cocktails are made to order at a bar cart at Caterina's.

Chef Tim Love generated lots of buzz when he opened Caterina’s, his Italian fine dining establishment in the Fort Worth Stockyards, last summer with some big restrictions: jackets required for gentlemen, and no cell phones allowed. The restaurant has loosened its collar a bit – only for the fourth Friday of the month. That’s when they're open for a more laid-back lunch, one where the dress is casual and guests are free to take all the cell phone photos they wish. Ordering a cocktail in the dining room (which only seats about 40) is a must. A red-vested, bowtie-clad server will wheel a bar cart to your table for a truly entertaining experience. With glassware, cocktail shaker, ice bucket, and ingredients in tow, servers whip up libations tableside with a show. Try the Hugo, made with elderflower liqueur, rose Prosecco, soda water, mint, and lime; or the blue-hued, limoncello-infused Angelo Azzura. Patrons can also snag a seat at the six-person bar. Note that during the fourth Friday lunch, there is live music from a jazz ensemble and martinis are half-off.

Thompson’s Bookstore
The intimate downtown bar was one of the first craft cocktail destinations in town, having opened in 2015. The drinks, prepared with great precision, take time here, so don’t be in a hurry. Instead, find a plush velvet loveseat and take in the scenery. The building dates back to 1910 and formerly housed a pharmacy, an actual bookstore, and maybe even a brothel at one point in time. (Note the underground speakeasy is currently under renovation for a new look to be debuted later this year.) If you visit from February 11-14, take advantage of Thompson’s sweet and spirited Valentine’s package, which includes two glass of sparkling rose, any four cocktails, two cheesecakes from Sweetie’s, chocolates, and a long-stemmed rose. The deal is $100 and includes gratuity. Or visit anytime for The Saint, made with vodka, Aperol, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and sparkling brut. It’s the perfect nod to St. Valentine himself.

Refinery 714
Take love to new heights with a visit to this sky-high bar on the 24th floor of the Kimpton Harper hotel downtown. The sweeping 360-degree views are enough to take your date’s breath away, setting the tone for a romantic time. While whiskey is big here (the list runs deep), don’t miss the pretty little Lilac Lover. This gin-based cocktail is lavender in color and made simply with lemon juice, simple syrup, and lavender bitters. If you go on a Wednesday, you'll get to enjoy live music and a whiskey tasting from a local distiller starting at 7 pm.

The Amber Room
Date night done right is easy with a visit the Amber Room, the not-so-secret speakeasy tucked inside Wishbone & Flynt in the Near Southside. Enter through the unmarked door on Bryan Avenue or inside the restaurant through the gold door dotted with multiple doorknobs. Once your eyes adjust to the dimly lit interior, jewel-toned drapery, retro lounge chairs, imported rugs, twinkling chandeliers, and exposed brick walls will be revealed. The vibe is lavish with drinks to match. Cocktails are categorized by spirit and the menu is lengthy. Luxurious fan favorites include the Lavender Nuptials with vodka, honey lavender syrup, crème de violette, and whipped egg whites; and the smoking hot Strait Spice, made with George Strait’s Codigo Blanco tequila, pineapple, jalapeno simple syrup, lime, and honey. Note the bar is open late on Friday and Saturday nights.

Leela’s Wine Bar
Take a trip to Trophy Club for this pretty neighborhood wine and cocktail bar, which is connected to its sister concept, HG Sply Co. With emerald green booth seating, feathered chandeliers, and candlelit tables, the boutique bar serves libations and a small menu of pizzas and salads. Leela’s is extra lovey-dovey this month with a Valentine’s-themed pop-up that will run through February 26. Go for photo ops galore with floral backdrops and red and pink cocktails, some served with a fiery sparkler. Try the Buy Myself Flowers, made with strawberry and hibiscus infused gin, elderflower liqueur, guava, lime, rhubarb bitters, and served with a positive affirmation card.

Social Oak
Yet another reason to trek to Trophy Club is Social Oak, a wine and whiskey lounge opened late last summer that features a unique self-pour dispensing system with more than 50 wines and nearly 30 whiskeys. Guests can navigate their own tasting experience with pours ranging from one to two ounces for whiskeys and one to five ounces for wine. There’s also a cocktail menu for those who prefer to sit back in a leather booth and not lift a finger. Try the Daiquiri made with rum and key lime juice, or the Trophy Wife shaken with passion fruit and vanilla vodka. On Sundays happy hour starts at 4 pm with discounted self-pours and half-price select cocktails and bites.

Dr Pepper

Texas' favorite soft drink Dr Pepper spins off fruity-creamy new flavor

Soda News

Texas' favorite soda Dr Pepper, loved for its cherry-ish flavor, has a new berry variety: Strawberries & Cream, available in regular and Zero Sugar versions, now on shelves everywhere.

According to a release, Dr Pepper Strawberries & Cream Regular will be offered in 12-packs with 12-ounce cans and also in 20-ounce bottles. The Zero Sugar version will be offered in 12 packs only.

Both will be permanent additions.

The release says that the new flavor combines the original 23 flavors of Dr Pepper but with layers of strawberry flavor and a creamy finish. That sounds like a lot of activity for a little old soda.

"Our expert team of flavor scientists are constantly innovating to bring to life new varieties that will surprise and delight treat seekers and our existing dedicated fans," says Dr Pepper Marketing VP John Alvarado. "Dr Pepper Strawberries & Cream is an exciting evolution for our brand's flavor portfolio as it joins our permanent lineup alongside popular varieties such as Dr Pepper & Cream Soda and Dr Pepper Zero Sugar."

Dr Pepper is part of Keurig Dr Pepper but is also the oldest major soft drink in the United States, around since 1885.

The "23 flavors" theme, which is said to be responsible for its unique taste, is a secret recipe, ooooh, and is thought to include amaretto, almond, blackberry, black licorice, carrot, clove, cherry, caramel, cola, ginger, juniper, lemon, molasses, nutmeg, orange, prune, plum, pepper, root beer, rum, raspberry, tomato, and vanilla.

The current full Dr Pepper lineup includes Regular, Diet, Caffeine Free, Cherry, Zero Sugar, and Cream Soda.

A spokesperson says that Dr Pepper has introduced several LTO flavors over the past few years, including Dr Pepper Fansville Reserve Bourbon and FANtastic Chocolate in celebration of college football season, and Dark Berry, all available for a limited time only.

The spokesperson neglects to mention some other special edition flavors from the past that have included Dr Pepper Red Fusion, Dr Pepper Berries & Cream, Dr Pepper Cherry, Dr Pepper Vanilla Float, and Diet Cherry Chocolate Dr Pepper, which was delicious.

The two best were definitely Heritage Dr Pepper and Dr Pepper "Made With Real Sugar" — best because they used sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. Alas, discontinued.

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These are the 9 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

This week in gluttony

Dry January got you down? There’s a class to mix up new mocktail ideas happening this week. For those of us still imbibing, make plans for a whiskey tasting, wine dinner, beer fest, and bubbly brunch with Western flair. For folks who prefer sweets to spirits, there’s a pastry pop-up in town just for you.

Tuesday, January 24

Fifth Anniversary Happy Hour at Fixe
The Southern restaurant celebrates five years in The Shops at Clearfork with a "throwback" happy hour, 4-7 pm. They will be pouring two customer favorites, Belle Glos Las Alturas and Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay, and bringing back some of patrons' favorite dishes from their opening menu. Guests are encouraged to bring a donation for Cook Children’s. Reservations not required.

Wednesday, January 25

Nena Postreria Pop-Up at La Onda
A pastry shop from acclaimed Dallas chef Diana Zamora is opening soon in East Dallas, but Fort Worthians can get a taste in advance during a pop-up to be held at La Onda on Race Street. In addition to her signature Gansitos – chocolate-coated cream-filled cakes – Zamora will bring sweet corn cake, chocolate pepita cookies, cinnamon sugar cookies, berries with citrus curd and sweet Mexican sour cream, and more. Visit her at the restaurant Wednesday through Friday starting at 4 pm until sell-out.

Woodford Reserve Tasting at Toro Toro
Learn about one of America’s most popular whiskey brands during this complimentary tasting, which will come with light bites from the Pan-Latin steakhouse for pairing. The event will run from 5-7 pm. Note that valet is complimentary for all Toro Toro guests.

Thursday, January 26

Dry January Mocktail Mixology Class at Refinery 714
Need a little inspo for making it through Dry January? The sky-high bar inside downtown’s Kimpton Harper hotel will host a mocktail mixology class from the 24th floor. After a mocktail toast, participants will create two specialty alcohol-free beverages under the guidance of Refinery 714’s bartenders. Class is $65, plus tax, and begins at 7 pm.

Friday, January 27

Pelissero Italian Wine Dinner at Hotel Vin
Indulge in King crab arancini, veal saltimbocca, Bistecca alla Florentina, tiramisu, and more during this four-course dinner at the glitzy Grapevine hotel. Courses will be paired with Pelissero wines, and winemaker Giorgio Pelissero himself will be on-hand to talk patrons through each. Tickets are $200, plus tax and gratuity, and an opening reception begins at 7 pm.

Saturday, January 28

Arlington Chef Brunch-Off
Two Arlington chefs – one from Ventana Grille and the other from Home Plate – will showcase their favorite brunch dishes during this tasting event to be held at the Texas Ranges Golf Club. Admission is only $12 and includes nine brunch-inspired bites. There’ll also be a cash bar. The event will run from 10 am-1 pm. Call 817-575-8299 for reservations.

Winter Fest at Martin House Brewing Company
Channel your inner snow bunny during this day-long ode to Old Man Winter at the riverfront brewery near downtown. A warm fire is promised, along with a burger truck, 90s cover band, and two new beer releases. One is called Icemare and it will have the highest alcohol by volume that Martin House has ever crafted. Tickets are $20 and include a souvenir pint glass and four pours. The event will run from 12-5 pm.

Sunday, January 29

PJ Brunch Party at Turning Point Beer
Feeling loungey? The Bedford brewery keeps things cozy during this Sunday Funday brunch party, which will feature mimosa flights, brunch beertails, coffee, and brunch bites. The PJ party will run from 10 am-3 pm.

Bubbles & Bites Brunch Tasting at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Sip sparkling wine paired with bites from nearly a dozen popular Fort Worth eateries during this brunch-time Stock Show event. A few of the participating restaurants include Atico, Don Artemio, Joe T. Garcia’s, and Wishbone & Flynt. The event, which will run from 11:30 am-1 pm, is presented by Texas jewelry brand Kendra Scott, which has debuted its new Yellow Rose line at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Tickets are $65.

12 best Fort Worth bars to watch TCU Football in the National Championship

Frog Fever

The biggest football game in Horned Frog history is happening Monday, January 9 as TCU takes on No. 1 Georgia in the College Football Playoff National Championship (6:30 pm local time). But if you’re not heading west to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles for the “Natty,” not to worry. There’ll be watch parties all over town as Fort Worth unites to cheer on the home team. Here are 12 of the best bars to do so. Wear your purple, and all glory to the Hypnotoad. (If you know, you know.)

Fort Brewery
The brewery and pizza joint is all in on the Hypnotoad hype – so much that it brews a beer named after the mesmerizing meme mascot of TCU that’s been credited for “hypnotizing” opponents all season. Hypnotoad Haze will be $4 a pint during the game, which will be broadcast on Fort Brewery’s 12-foot big screen. There’ll even be a free pizza buffet. The party starts at 4:30 pm.

Panther Island Brewing
Wear purple and get your first Tailgater blonde ale for free during “Purple Out” watch party at Panther Island Brewing. The North Fort Worth brewery will also draw raffle tickets for prizes after every quarter. Smokin’ Cactus food truck will be on-site serving tacos, nachos, bowls, and desserts. Doors open at 5 pm.

Panther Island Brewing Tailgater BlondePerfect beer for the game.Courtesy photo

Jon’s Grille
Longtime Horned Frogs know that the latest restaurant concept from chef Jon Bonnell isn’t the first “Jon’s Grille” to exist near the TCU campus. Jon Meyerson first opened his namesake burger joint in 1989 (in the current space of Dutch’s Hamburgers), where he fed students and fans for years before taking his life in 2001. Bonnell’s version – a tribute to Meyerson – sits on W. Berry St. and serves burgers along with barbecue, tacos, baked potatoes, and the Big Frog Dog. Visit during the National Championship for purple beers, purple shakes, and Hypnotoad Margaritas.

Buffalo Bros.
There are two locations of this popular spot for wings, pizza, and games – one right on the TCU campus and a newer, flashier outlet downtown in Sundance Square. The original on S. University Drive has long drawn Horned Frog fans for game-day gatherings. The Sundance Square location boasts a 360-degree bar with TVs inside and outside the perimeter. Speaking of TVs, there are more than 90 here, along with a private room with five screens and stadium seating. Snag a seat early as both venues will be packed.

Maple Branch Craft Brewery
The Foundry District brewery is normally closed on Mondays but will open for the National Championship game. Go for wood-fired pizzas and giant Bavarian pretzels and wash it all down with the brewery’s own Hypnotoad American lager. Doors open at 4 pm and the kitchen will be open until 10 pm.

Lot 12
Located on the rooftop of the Hyatt Place TCU, this open-air hotel sports bar is home to TCU’s “most elevated” tailgate scene. There’ll be a tailgate taco bar with $3 tacos, select $3 beers, and $4 Epic Western seltzers. There’s also an entire cocktail menu dedicated to TCU-themed drinks, including the purple-hued Frog 75 made with gin and sparkling wine, and the sangria-inspired Frog Fountain. Lot 12 will open at 4 pm.

Fred’s Texas Café
The game audio will be on loud at both locations of Fred’s Texas Café, where Fredburgers can be paired with Purple ‘Ritas during the game. While the spacious new Camp Bowie West location draws crowds for its bar and enclosed patio scene, don’t sleep on Fred’s Texas Western Center. Word is Frog fans came out in full force for the Fiesta Bowl at this popular North Fort Worth neighborhood hangout.

purple margaritasLove those Purple 'Ritas.Courtesy photo

The Rabbit Hole Pub
The popular college bar on White Settlement Road will run lots of watch party specials, including $2 domestic beers, $2.50 well drinks, and $5 Purple Toad shots just for fun. Also don’t miss Rahr & Sons berry flavored seltzer called Frog Water. There’ll also be a taco truck on site.

The Pub
Open since 1981, The Pub is perhaps the longest-running campus-adjacent watering hole. It’s where most Horned Frogs wind up at least a time or two, especially on game days. The Pub has created a custom National Championship pint glass and look for other “Natty” swag including stickers and shirts leading up to the watch party there on Monday. You can also find Fort Brewery’s Hypnotoad Haze on tap, along with lots of TVs and feisty Frog fans.

Neutral Ground Brewing Co.
The Race Street brewery and tap room will open up on Monday night for a watch party. Visit for $5 full pours on all brews, including Neutral Ground’s surprisingly refreshing King Cake beer, a favorite during Mardi Gras season.

Downtown Cowtown at the Isis
The historic movie theater in the Fort Worth Stockyards will broadcast the game on the big screen with free admission. A little history: Opened in 1914, the Isis Theater was destroyed by a fire in 1935, rebuilt, then damaged again by a flood in 1942. It sat dormant, shuttered, and dilapidated for decades until it was finally purchased and restored to its original glory and reopened in 2021. With seats for 500, there’s room for lots of Horned Frog fans. The full bar will be open to serve cocktails and beer on tap.

Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
While not exactly a bar, TCU will open its state-of-the-art basketball arena to the public for a free watch party. All concessions will be open (including beer sales) and there’ll be free rally towels. Note that only clear bags will be allowed into the arena, which has seating capacity for nearly 7,000. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

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'Yellowstone' stars to greet fans at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

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Yellowstone fans, get your comfy shoes ready - there'll be a long line for this one. Cole Hauser a.k.a. "Rip Wheeler" on Yellowstone, and Taylor Sheridan, the show's co-creator, executive producer, and director of the series, will meet fans and sign autographs at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

The event will take place from 4:30-6:30 pm only on Friday, February 3. Location is the 6666 Ranch booth near the south end of Aisle 700 in the Amon G. Carter, Jr. Exhibits Hall.

According to a February 2 announcement from FWSSR, "fans will have the opportunity to snag an autograph as well as purchase some distinctive Yellowstone and 6666 Ranch merchandise while also enjoying all the features the Stock Show offers."

The event is free to attend (with paid Stock Show admission) and open to the public.

It's the second year in a row for Hauser to appear at FWSSR; in 2022, he and fellow cast mates drew huge crowds.

Sheridan, a Paschal High School graduate, is no stranger to Fort Worth; he lives in a ranch near Weatherford and filmed 1883, the prequel to Yellowstone, in and around Fort Worth. Currently, another spinoff, 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, is filming in North Texas.

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is winding up its 2023 run on Saturday, February 4.

Morgan Wallen's ACMs concert tops this week's 5 hottest Fort Worth headlines

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.

1. Country music bad boy Morgan Wallen headlines ACM Awards benefit show in Dallas-Fort Worth. Dallas-Fort Worth will be the center of the country music universe on May 11, when the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards are broadcast from The Star in Frisco. As with any worldwide, Super Bowl-level event, there'll be many happenings leading up to it. First up: a benefit concert headlined by Morgan Wallen.

2. Fort Worth's buzzy new Koe Wetzel's Riot Room pops open beer-can chicken. Koe has arrived: Koe Wetzel's Riot Room, a new Fort Worth bar and restaurant in which famed country singer-songwriter Koe Wetzel is partnered, has softly opened in the 7th Street district at 1100 Foch St., with live music and a food menu of Southern and Texas classics.

3. Meet the 9 rising star chefs heating up Fort Worth's food scene. While we count down to the big Tastemaker Awards party, we are getting to know the nominees in an editorial series leading up to the event. Up next, the category of Rising Star Chef of the Year. While most of these talented chefs are not new to the industry, many are newer to the local culinary scene or have new ventures. Here are the nominees.

4. Big week for music fans with news of a dozen concerts coming to Dallas-Fort Worth. For summer concert lovers in Dallas-Fort Worth, last week brought a bounty of good news with a big round of tours coming through Texas in 2023. Details have been revealed for tours featuring Drake, TLC, Christopher Cross, Steve Miller Band with Cheap Trick, Willie Nelson, and many more.

5. Where to eat: Best Fort Worth restaurants for Easter 2023 dining. Brunch has become a big trend, but it has always been a thing on Easter Sunday, when it's a tradition to hit up a brunch as a reward for attending Mass. It's such a thing that some restaurants in Fort Worth that are usually closed on Sundays open for special hours on this one holy day. Here's than where to get brunch (and dinner) on Easter Sunday in Fort Worth.

Heart health advocates raise over $800,000 at red-letter Fort Worth luncheon

Go Red for Women

What: Tarrant County Go Red for Women Luncheon benefiting American Heart Association

Where: Worthington Renaissance Hotel

The 411: The American Heart Association's annual Go Red for Women Luncheon is always one of the most anticipated fundraising luncheons of spring in Fort Worth. Nearly 1,200 patrons - decked out in red, of course - filled the Worthington's ballroom on March 3 to join the fight against cardiovascular disease.

Co-chairs leading the charge were Jennifer Chavez (Chief Nursing Officer at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth) and Becky Tucker (Senior Vice President of Channel Integration at Texas Health).

"Her Story is Our Story" was the theme of the 2023 luncheon, which raises awareness of heart disease in women - and guests heard the message repeatedly that it could happen to any woman they know or love.

While patrons dined on a heart-healthy lunch, emcee Morgan Young of WFAA facilitated a number of performances and presentations, including a spoken word performance by local artist Alicia Azahar and a choral rendition of "Stand By Me" by the Word of Truth choir from Texas Christian University.

Featured survivor Sheena Fannin shared her scary but inspirational experience with heart disease, and a memorable keynote address was given was Bean Gill, an entrepreneur and an inclusion and diversity expert. Joni Nash led an "Open Your Heart" moment that allowed patrons to raise their paddles and contribute directly to the cause. Entire tables were challenged to give, for a chance to receive a champagne toast and gift cards to Woodhouse Spa.

There was fun outside the ballroom, too. Fabulous silent auction items filled long tables in the foyer. During a pre-luncheon champagne reception, musicians from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra serenaded guests, who were greeted by tiara-wearing Texas pageant title-holders, such as Miss Corpus Christi Sharity Brent and Miss Southeast Texas Meaghan Co.

Guests had the chance to take part in free health screenings, lip-print readings, hands-only CPR demonstrations, and more activations.

In total, the luncheon raised more than $800,000 toward the American Heart Association's lifesaving research, education, and health impact initiatives for women.

Who: More than 1,200 participants, survivors, organizers, patrons, and supporters including Brooke Berryman, Lindsey Lyons, Lisa Cobb, Kristin Jaworski, Nicole Maucere, Mary Robinson, Anita Rigues, Hannah Kopriva, Tracy WIlliams, Amanda Stallings,Nancey Murphy, Monika Mathur, Sherry Decker, Abbey Dudek, Jim Austin, and many more.

Tarrant County Go Red for Women luncheon 2023

Photo courtesy of AHA

Lisa Cobb, Kristin Jaworski, Nicole Maucere