By: Brian Kendall
Fort Worth has launched a kayak and canoe concession located on the Trinity River downtown. Backwoods’ rental rates: single kayaks, $10 per hour and $20 for two hours; tandem kayaks, $15 per hour and $35 per two hours; and canoes, $20 per hour and $40 for two hours. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. Rentals include life vests and paddles.
From the launch site, you can paddle south down the Clear Fork and back, for about an hour-ride, or up the West Fork and back for as long as four hours.
The concession will be posted up through the end of October, and then Backwoods will make an assessment about a winter schedule at that time.
We could not be more excited about Chef Jon Bonnell’s latest culinary adventure. Waters, Bonnell’s Fine Coastal Cuisine is set to open in February of next year in Fort Worth’s happening West 7th area. Waters will inhabit the space of the former Bailey’s restaurant and feature the freshest available, sustainable and eco-friendly seafood from the waters of the world. In addition to a lively bar, Waters will also have a raw bar that will surely serve Bonnell’s famed Oyster Shooters.
For crafty locals, Montgomery Plaza has acquired a new Michaels. The chain arts and crafts store is located at 359 Carroll St. Check the Web site for weekly deals, and stop in for creative ideas for your Halloween costume this month.
For those that think Fort Worth may need more diversity in its dining scene, the Flying Carpet Café offers just the thing. This full-service traditional Turkish restaurant is located in Fort Worth’s Historical District at 1223 Washington Ave.
If you’re looking for a new place to grab some grub in Keller, visit F n G Eats. The restaurant opened a few months ago at 201 Town Center Blvd., Ste. 1101. You will be surprised at the extensive wine selection.
Fort Worth gift boutique Prim & Proper has new digs. Check them out at 3550 W. 7th St.
We know you are excited about the proposed opening of the Coyote Drive-In Theater near LaGrave Field, but you’re going to have to be patient. CEO Brady Wood says that since much of the work is new construction, the completion dates have pushed the opening into 2013. “We will likely open as the weather warms up in the spring,” he said. But he promises the wait will be worth it. “Fort Worth will be getting the most advanced — and expensive — drive-in ever built, so it could be the catalyst for a true renaissance in outdoor family entertainment,” Wood said.
By: Brian Kendall