by Sarah J.F. BraleyApril 1, 2012
The mobile-food revolution has settled in at the Fort Worth Food Truck Park, open Thursday through Sunday. The vehicles include:
• Lee's Grilled Cheese serves up the expected, plus the "Back Breaker" -- barbecued pulled pork, macaroni and cheese -- and more in a combo sandwich.
• A recent Munch Box menu offered salad, chicken and waffles, and chicken and dumplings.
• The sugar fix is satisfied by cupcakes of all flavors from Red Jett Sweets.
From July 2012 through January 2013, fragments of the Dead Sea
Scrolls will be on display at the Southwestern Baptist Theological
Seminary. Tickets are $25 and are available at seethescrolls.com.
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Meeting Hotels The city's main properties
include the 614-room Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 504-room Renaissance
Worthington Hotel, 431-room Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa, 294-room
Hilton Fort Worth, 203-room Courtyard by Marriott–Blackstone and
156-suite Embassy Suites Fort Worth–Downtown.
Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle is 20 minutes
north of downtown. Near the airport are the 299-room American Airlines
Training and Conference Center and 295-room Dallas/Fort Worth Airport
Convention Center Fort Worth Convention Center; exhibit space, 253,226 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 41; (817) 392-6338
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, approximately 17 miles from
downtown. Transfer cost by taxi, $52; by shuttle, $15-$25; by Trinity
Railway Express, $2.50
Taxes Room tax, 15%; sales tax, 8.25%; total tax on hotel rooms, 15%
Group Venues The city's best culinary ambassador, Tim Love
-- he of the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, the Love Shack hot dog and
burger joints, and the White Elephant Saloon -- has opened another
establishment, the Woodshed Smokehouse,
out on the Trinity River. This fix for Western-food cravings features
items smoked in hickory, mesquite, oak or pecan wood; a section of the
menu called New Q offers up smoked items you might not expect in Texas,
like mushrooms and fish. Bring up to 500 for a savory night out. (817)
No need to travel far to host an outdoor event. Just outside the Fort Worth Convention Center waits a 55,000-square-foot events plaza that connects to the Fort Worth Water Gardens. Rent the space through the convention center for groups of all sizes. (817) 392-6338
More than 20 miles of scenic hiking trails wind through the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge,
3,621 acres with pockets of forests, prairies and wetlands. The
center's Hardwicke Interpretive Center accommodates 50 people for an
event. (817) 392-7410
A little bit of Europe has been hiding in Fort Worth for more than 25 years and serves up the finest French food in town. Saint-Emilion's
menu features classic plates that come prix fixe or à la carte and can
be accompanied by wines from an extensive list. Guests can still order
up a steak ("filet de boeuf chez Serge") or go lighter with the fish of
the day. A private room seats up to 16. (817) 737-2781
Golf When it's time to let the little dimpled ball fly, these local courses offer tee times and tournament services. Try the Golf Club at Fossil Creek (817-847-1900), the Links at Waterchase (817-861-4653), Meadowbrook Golf Course (817-457-4616), Pecan Valley Golf Course (817-249-1845) and Shady Oaks Country Club (817-732-1271).
Contact Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau, (817) 336-8791 or (800) 433-5747