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Homeward Bound Dog Food Drive at Fort Worth Food Park – Feb 2013

7 Feb

This month Fort Worth Food Truck Park is holding a dog food drive on both Feb 2nd and Feb 16th.

The originals of Homeward Bound - gotta love 'em

The originals of Homeward Bound – gotta love ’em

Since we kinda missed the 2nd already, you have another chance to support Homeward Bound Animal Rescue and give lots of pups a second chance. At the February Homeward Bound Dog Food Drive all doggy donations go towards the Bedford rescue shelter and you can enjoy some fine food truck dining and drink specials while you’re at it. Simply bring a bag of food and help Homeward Bound reach their goal of 1000 lbs of food for the shelter! It’s very possible if you do your part.

Homeward Bound Animal Rescue is dedicated to rescuing companion animals and placing them into foster homes until they can be permanently adopted. AC4D93They have an Adopt-A-Pet program carried out at PetSmarts and are fully committed to placing unwanted animals into permanent loving homes.

Saturday, Feb 16th, is your last opportunity this month to help give local dogs what might be their last opportunity to life. Work those muscles and carry some IAMs, Pedigree, Dog Chow, Purina, you name it.. over to FW Food Truck Park during the Homeward Bound Dog Food Drive.

Don’t have so much Bark and no bite! Bring your bag or bagsss of doggie food and show canines and caregivers of Tarrant County that you care. Bow wow wow yippie yo yippy Ayyyyyee!

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FREE Movie at the NEW Movie Tavern Ft Worth West 7th Street

30 Nov

A new Movie Tavern has opened in Fort Worth on West 7th Street! This theatre combines dining and cocktail service with film entertainment. We’re happy to present you with the chance to go check out a movie for FREE at the newest Tavern! Enjoy delicious food and drink at this Fort Worth location equipped with state of the art accommodations. Now you don’t have to make two stops for “Dinner and A Movie”. Get it all in one stop here!

By clicking below, you can sign up to automatically receive (1) free pass to enjoy the Movie Tavern experience. All Movie Tavern members also receive a free movie pass on their birthday!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE MOVIE OFFER

Movie Tavern at West 7th Street

*Membership is free.

Fort Worth Music Festival 2012

26 Sep

Kevin Eubanks

This weekend in Fort Worth, world class music will grace the stage at the 2012 Fort Worth Music Festival (formerly Jazz By the Boulevard). Huge names like Kevin Eubanks and The Reverend Horton Heat (featured on the Rahr Stage) headline this year’s festival. You’ll come for the names but stay for the stories. One of the festival’s featured acts, The Relatives, have not recorded in over 30 years. In fact, this group was (until recently) defunct. The group hasn’t lost a beat and will surely lift festival goers’ spirits with their gospel offering.

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires will also be in town singing his James Brown inspired funk and making sure festival goers have a ‘funky good time’! The intrigue of artists like Bradley and the Relatives add to a tremendous backstory that makes the Fort Worth Music Festival what it is. Years ago when the Caravan of Dreams was alive and well, the city was a destination amongst big town names. If you were in the area, you had to stop in and catch the night’s act or perhaps sit in. With its absence and replacement with The Bass Hall, the spirit of live music has become more refined to the chagrin of music lovers citywide.

Thank goodness for the Fort Worth Music Festival. It is a celebration Fort Worth’s rich musical heritage and everything that makes live music what it is. Crowd interaction, good food, and some of the most amazing stories from the most amazing storytellers you will ever hear.

This year’s festival’s storied lineup is one for the history books and will feature one of kind performances from the country’s most in demand artists and musicians. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at fwfest.com. The 2nd Annual Fort Worth Music Festival is September 28th and 29th at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

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Gospel Music writer for the Examiner, Win Willis, is a musician and sound engineer from Fort Worth, Texas. Win Willis is a lover of all styles of music and loves to share and discuss music with other avid music lovers.

Cedars Food Park Dallas Grand Opening – July 2012

15 Jul

The Cedars Food Park, Dallas’ first ever Food Truck park, will be officially opening at Dallas Heritage Village on July 28, 2012! The FREE Grand Opening Bash is Saturday from 5-10pm, where over 15 of the city’s best food trucks will switch gears for a few hours to serve you, your family and friends some of the tastiest eats! Pretty soon the DHV and Old City Park will also be THE Food Truck Park of Dallas!

Location:
1515 S. Harwood, Dallas 75215
Old City Park / Downtown Dallas

Official Website:
http://www.cedarsfoodpark.com

Cedars Food Park Trucks:

Cajun Tailgators
Crazy Fish
Coolhaus
Cup Cakin’
Dos Paisanos
Easy Slider
Enticed Shaved Ice
Four Seasons
Free Wheelin’ Café
Gandolfo’s
Gennarino’s
Good Karma Kitchen
Greenhouse Truck
Jack’s Chowhound
Nammi
Potato-Potahto
Rock and Roll Tacos
Rockin’ Ricks
Rockstar Bakeshop
Ruthie’s Rolling Café
SciFood Truck
Ssahm BBQ
The Belgian Waffle Company
The Bomb Fried Pies
The Butcher’s Son
Three Lion’s
Tin Star Taco Taxi
TrailerCakes

Pets are welcome to the Cedars Food Park Grand Opening, and you can bring them back for more outdoor food and fun all year round!

Credit cards welcome by all DFW food trucks! Plenty of parking space right in Dallas’ historic DHV grounds, filled with giant oak trees and a background of downtown views.

Cedars Food Park Hours:

Lunch
Wednesday-Friday
11:00am – 2:00pm

Dinner
Thursdays
5:00pm – 10:00pm

NEW FOOD PARK LOCATION: 1515 S. HARWOOD, DALLAS, TX 75215

Food Truck Park Opening Dec 2nd in Fort Worth

25 Nov

The Grand Opening for the Fort Worth Food Park is December 2nd! Now all the local food trucks can come to one location and offer food truckies a wider menu in one consistent spot. The grand opening for Fort Worth Food Truck Park will benefit Rexanna’s Foundation for Fighting Lung Cancer and feature live music by the Gary Kyle Band. Join Good Karma Kitchen, YES! Taco, Nammi Truck, Lee’s Grilled Cheeses, Red Jett Sweets and Jake’s Hamburgers at the NEW Fort Worth Food Park from 6:00pm to 10:00pm on Friday, Dec. 2nd!

At first city code prevented the food trucks from staying in one spot for too long or hanging out at spots that are too close to established restaurants which made it challenging for truck owners to develop a loyal following. The food park developer has purchased this area of land north of West 7th right behind Target in Montgomery Plaza, and had it wired for the trucks with plumbing installed for customers.

Once the new Fort Worth Food Truck Park opens Red Jet Sweets will be one of the first to claim the spot. The goal of the Fort Worth Food Truck, as mentioned before, is to give trucks like Red Jet Sweets (who sells cupcakes) a stable place to park where patrons can experience several different mobile kitchens all in one spot. This will allow them to catch the tastebuds of customers who frequent one area.

If you have any additional inquiries about the new food truck park in Fort Worth e-mail FWFOODPARK@gmail.com.

Most food trucks can be followed on Facebook as well as Twitter!

On December 2nd support Rexanna’s Foundation for Fighting Lung Cancer, as well as the new Food Truck Park establishment at the Grand Opening this Friday!

The location for the new park is:
2509 Weisenberger St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

State Fair FOODS | The Fried Food Capital of Texas

7 Oct

I know a place where your tastebuds will jump and prance in excitement! A place where suddenly “green eggs and ham” no longer seem so strange, like foreigh food. A place where calories are of no concern. A place where Deep fryers reign the land and the batter never runs dry. A fatty’s, *cough* I mean foodie’s paradise: The State Fair of Texas!!! YES!! *insert Jafar laughter*

We can pretty much agree that FOOD is the #1 attraction to state fairs, and with The State Fair of Texas being the Fried Food Capital, there’s only one guess as to why millions attend each year. Sure the rides make your heart jump into your throat, the shows are eye-catching and the cars will keep your attention for about an hour, but the FOOD will feed a part of your brain reserved only for September 30 to October 23. More than just sustenance, it’s almost a 9th Wonder of the World to see what they’ll come up with next. You walk for miles across Fair Park only because your just that determined to find the fried food item your mind is set on. This year’s new fried food is : FRIED BUBBLEGUM. Is it REALLY bubble gum?? No, more like a marshmallow-y substance. But they still managed to deep fry whatever it is and take home the 2011 award for “Most Creative”. This year’s winner for Best Taste went to the Buffalo Chicken in a Flapjack.

New this year: Fried Bubblegum

This year’s Big Tex Choice Awards included the following competitors:

DEEP FRIED PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE
DEEP FRIED TEXAS SALSA™
EL BANANARITO
FRIED AUTUMN PIE
HANS’ KRAUT BALL
WALKING TACO

Here’s the list of winners over the last 6 years:

2005 Most Creative Viva Las Vegas Fried Ice Cream
2005: Best Taste Fried PB, Jelly and Banana Sandwich
2006: Most Creative Fried Coke
2006: Best Taste Fried Praline Perfection
2007: Most Creative Deep Fried Latte
2007: Best Taste Texas Fried Cookie Dough
2008: Most Creative Fried Banana Split
2008: Best Taste Chicken Fried Bacon
2009: Most Creative Deep Fried Butter
2009: Best Taste Fernie’s Deep Fried Peaches & Cream
2010: Most Creative Fried Beer™
2010: Best Taste Texas Fried FRITOS® Pie
2011: Most Creative Fried Bubblegum
2011: Best Taste Buffalo Chicken in a Flapjack

See anything you like? Maybe you saw some stuff that you have NEVER EVEN HEARD OF. Well, you’re gonna hear about it at the State Fair of Texas. Besides, isn’t this what the state fair is all about? FOOD!

Fried Buffalo Chicken

I’m going to introduce you to some of the NEW foods to this year’s State Fair. (btw, most of them are Fried) It may be better if I leave the descriptions to your imagination, but then this wouldn’t be as fun right? First up we have Fried Naked Tamalesfresh tamales dipped in egg wash and rolled in masa harina para tamales (whatever that means). Next, Texas Steak Conea flour tortilla cone stuffed with mixed beans, juicy steak, chicken pico, shredded cheese, & sour cream.

Fried Butter

The Heavenly Deep Fried Brownie will have you on Cloud 9 with its bite-sized battered chocolate decadence dusted with powdered sugar and served with chocolate-cherry syrup ambrosia (hold my cherry dressing please). Ever wondered how southern breakfast could be deep fried? Well the answer is in Deep Fried Biscuits and Gravya flaky biscuit filled with gravy and dipped in a light batter. Speaking of Southern, taste the new Deep Fried Southern Hospitality – its combination of seasoned pork, fresh collard greens and hot water cornbread, shaped in a cone and served on a stick will make you always feel welcome in the southernmost state. If that wasn’t enough consider the Praline Sweet Potato Popperssweet potatoes mashed and blended with a mixture of butter, brown sugar, brandy, orange zest, chopped pecans, ginger and marshmallows. Is anyone keeping record of calories yet? Want to give your blood pressure a scare? Get the Fried Pecan Caramel Candy. Sheesh, saying it just gave me a cavity.

Where it all began

This sweet tooth fix consists of flattened caramel candy squares dipped in pecan chocolate batter, topped off with a buttery caramel sauce. Double Fried Chicken Breast Taco – a hand breaded home-style chicken breast wrapped and refried in a flour toritilla, served with either cream gravy or jalapeno ranch dressing. Last but not least, Fernie’s Deep Fried Whole Lotta Chocolatta is a Whole lotta SUGA as takes two slices of Italian bread stuffed with dark chocolate, dipped in egg wash, coated with crunchy bread crumbs and served with a side of Russet potato chips, sprinkled with sea salt and drizzled with a hard white and milk chocolate shell. Now everyone take 5 laps around the coffee table because sitting here reading those descriptions was nearly sinful. I think you may have gained a pound.

Fried this...Fried that..

New Vendors List:

CRISPIES
(located on the Midway at the intersection of MLK and Midway)

CASSIE’S FROZEN YOGURT
(located at the intersection of Pike and Fun Way on Fun Way St.)

COWBOY’S STYLE PHILLYS
(located in the Food Court inside the Tower Building)

BRAIN FREEZE
(located on Fun Way in front of the Lost Children’s Shelter)

ISLAND SPOT
(located on First Ave. on the lawn of the Magnolia Lounge across from the Old Mill Inn.)

THE ORIGINAL BERRIE KABOB
(located in the Food Court inside the Tower Building)

CHIP’S OLD FASHIONED HAMBURGERS
(located on Pike Street inside the Kids Way Area

WILLIAMS CHICKEN TENDERS
(located in Cotton Bowl Plaza)

Click here to find out what each of these vendors serve.

Funnel cake with the works

Enter if you Dare

A personal favorite: Texas sized Nachos

Have your workout plan set for early November because you may be tempted to keep tasting and tasting when the Fried Food Capital sucks you into Jenny Craig and Kirsty Allen’s worst nightmare.

I don’t know how Big Tex keeps his figure with all those Fried Oreos and Cheesecakes surrounding him.

The Aftermath from our table in the food court

Grand Opening of Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center in Cedar Hill

6 Sep

Classic

Welcome to the Great Outdoors! If you like hiking, nature activities, animals and roaming the forest then you’ll be excited to hear of the GRAND OPENING of the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center in Cedar Hill!! On the weekend of September 10th and 11th the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center officially opens its doors as well as trails to the public.

Bring the family and some friends to explore this wild, adventurous place. The Grand Opening will run from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and noon to 5pm on Sunday. It’s a FREE 2-day event that includes family fun festivities like guided hikes, arts & crafts, building tours, guest speakers and nature play activities for kids.

GRAND OPENING 9/10 & 9/11

The New Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center is located about 16 miles south of Dallas off 1382 between Joe Pool Lake and Hwy 67. You can also get there from I-20 traveling to 1382. There will be parking and shuttle service provided. In fact, the shuttle is strongly recommended as there is limited parking and lots of other wild 4-limb creatures are expected to attend. You can park for Free at Uptown Village shopping center just a few miles away) in the Dick’s Sporting Goods and Kirklands parking lots which face FM 1382. The shuttles will run during the Grand Opening Hours on both Saturday and Sunday. If you need to see a map click here.

Audubon offers education programs, tours, facility rentals, and a nature store.

No more peeking...Just come in!

Dallas Arboretum 2011 Fall Concerts Sept 4 – Oct 27

25 Aug

Summer is very slowly coming to a close but the Dallas Arboretum’s Fall Concert series are just revving up. Sometimes even after we’ve changed seasons, it still feels summer-like in North Texas, but what better time to attend more outdoor concerts than in the fall when the temperatures are just right. Concerts at the Arboretum ran through spring and summer months, and now after a few weeks to break, the return in September with the 2011 Line-up. All throughout September and October Concerts at the Arboretum will take place on a weekly bases from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. So in addition to being the perfect park setting with the array of flowers, trees and even the nearby lake, the Dallas Arboretum is providing you with Live music by various bands. These are Free concerts, but will be worth your money for the entire family to attend and maybe even picnic together. The typical ticket prices for non-members are: $17 for kids (ages 3-13) and $25 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online, and all tickets are checked upon entry to the gardens. Season passes and Genre passes are also available. The Fall Thursdays Season pass gets you into 7 performances at $105 (non-members) or $42 for members.

Concerts at the Aboretum start back up Sept 4

The fall version of Concerts at the Arboretum will kick off with a Labor Day weekend Concert (& Picnic) at 7pm featuring the “kings of Texas swing” Asleep at the Wheel. Sunday September 4th it all begins at the Dallas Arboretum. After that the concerts will be every Thursday, throughout the months of September and October. Gates open at 6pm so you can grab your spots early and get all set up with your mats, blankets, picnic items, etc. The Dallas Arboretum is located at: 8528 Garland Road, Dallas 75218.

FALL SCHEDULE

September
Sunday, 9/4…..…Asleep at the Wheel (Swing music)
Thurs, 9/15…….Hard Night’s Day (Beatles Tribute)
Thur, 9/22…….Dallas Unlimited (Top Hits of the Decades)
Thur, 9/29……..Max Stalling (Country Singer/Songwriter)

October
Thur, 10/6………Blaze of Glory (Bon Jovi Tribute)
Thur, 10/13.…….4 Way Street (CSNY Tribute)
Thur, 10/20…….Signed, Sealed Delivered (Party and Dance Hits)
Thur, 10/27………Micky & the Motorcars (Texas Country)

During one of my shoots earlier this year at the Arboretum

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