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The Art of Dessert West 7th Street – Dec 13

2 Dec

dess-sogoodIf you live or work in the Fort Worth area and have a specific tooth in your mouth devoted to sweetness then you’ll want to make a stop Thursday night (December 13th) over at West 7th for The Art of Dessert. Between 5:30pm and 8pm merchants and restaurants of West 7th will be serving dessert samples and conducting special exhibits of area visual and performing artists. Don’t just walk to get to the next sweet treat, but also burn some calories browsing the shops of West 7th. All proceeds for The Art of Dessert at West 7th will benefit The Henry House Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by PGA golfer J.J. Henry with a mission to generate public awareness and provide community-based programs that focus on healthcare and the well-being of kids in the community.

A few West 7th partnering restaurants include: Patrizio, Brownstone, Sweet Tomatoes, Fireside Pies, Hacienda San Miguel and the new Movie Tavern.

Shopping in Fort Worth can’t get much sweeter! Enjoy this evening of decadent desserts made to tantalize your palette on Thursday Dec. 13th.


Location: North University Drive and West 7th, Fort Worth

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.


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.

Big Taste of Fort Worth 2012

22 Apr

The Barrett Havran Memorial Big Taste of Fort Worth benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters will take place Sunday, April 29th at The Omni Fort Worth. Big Taste of Forth Worth has been Tarrant County’s premiere food and wine tasting event featuring the finest gourmet cuisine of Tarrant County restaurants while benefiting the children of the community for the last 30 years. In addition to find food and wines, there is an auction and live entertainment. From 4:30pm – 8:30pm the Omni hotel will showcase food and drinks from popular participating eateries like Blue Mesa Grill, Reata, Café Brazil, Cantina Laredo, Fireside Pies, The Tavern, MICHAEL’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Simply Fondue and The Grille at the Harbor on Possom Kingdom Lake, just to name a few.

Tickets to BIG TASTE of Ft. Worth are $100 and $175 for VIP Wine Tasting/Main Tasting for each individual.

The 2012 Barrett Havran Memorial Big Taste of Fort Worth hosts an extensive silent auction with some amazing items. The featured auction items cover all categories from food & wine, sports memorabilia and art/photography to health & beauty and cool stuff for the home & garden. Get a preview of some of the exclusive items being auctioned off for the BIG TASTE.

If you have a restaurant or winery that would like to be a part of this awesome benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters contact taste@bbbstx.org. It is absolutely free for restaurants and wineries to participate!

The 2012 Barrett Havran Memorial Big Taste of Fort Worth also has celebrity judges: Jim Douglas (WFAA Senior Reporter), Gene & Julie Gates (103.7 KVIL’s The Gene & Julie Show), Mayor Betsy Price & Tom Price (Mayor of Ft. Worth), Jeff & Kim Halstead (Police Chief of Fort Worth), June Naylor (Food/travel journalist & culinary tour/event planner) and Kathryne Bosco & Minh Nguyen (Elite Yelpers).

Come hungry and with an empty belly to the Omni Sunday April 29th for a Texas Sized taste worthy to write home about! You’ll be supporting a great cause too! Click here to purchase tickets.


VIP Wine Tasting presented by Englander
4:30PM – 6:00PM

Main Tasting
6:00PM – 8:30PM

The Omni Fort Worth
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76012

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