The Scoop

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Jul 21 - 3:36pm

| by Linda Blackwell Simmons | “Stepping into the store felt like coming home,” said one of the first patrons to attend The Last Word Bookstore when it opened in late May. With the closings of several chain bookstores in Fort Worth, it’s hard to find a place to browse, sit and...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Jul 7 - 11:45am

| by McKenzie Zieser  | You might not have noticed the stealthy transformation at 44 Bootlegger from fashion boutique and specialty gift shop to neighborhood bar. Located in the heart of the Near Southside on Magnolia Avenue, 44 Bootlegger now offers craft beer and fine wine – 44 of...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Jul 7 - 11:36am

Cold brew on tap and new bakery treats debut at AVOCA’s first offshoot.

| photography by Brian Hutson | AVOCA coffee roasters opened its second location on June 6 nestled in a narrow space at 835 Foch St. Founders Garold LaRue and Jimmy Story opened the original AVOCA location on Magnolia in 2011. It has since kept customers coming back with latte art, a laid-back,...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Jul 7 - 11:32am

| by Alexandra Plancarte | photos by Kristen Penoyer | One Texas Christian University graduate living in Florida is looking to change the way chefs and farmers’ markets buy rice. The only rice farmer in Florida is 29-year-old Scott Meyer, who graduated from TCU in 2010 with a degree in...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2016 May 18 - 1:00pm

A beloved neighborhood favorite returns to Arlington Heights.

Two years ago this month, tragedy struck Tokyo Café when damage from an early morning fire forced the restaurant to shutter. Although renovations were originally planned to take six to twelve months, loyal patrons began to worry whether they’d ever again enjoy Tok fries and katsu pork...

Posted By Nicole Crites on 2016 May 18 - 12:56pm

| photography by Alexandra Plancarte | Colorfully painted trailers with built-in kitchens line the edges of the Clearfork Food Truck Park. Among the miniature mobile restaurants sits what could become the next popular traveling business – a fashion truck. “I definitely think that...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 May 9 - 10:51am

Three’s a Charm

| story and photography Alexandra Plancarte | THREE opened for the love of fashion. It’s hard to miss the hot pink “THREE” sign and “III” decal stickers on the storefront windows of the newest boutique in Bluebonnet Circle. The pop of color carries into the shop as...

Posted By Kendall Louis on 2016 May 9 - 10:46am

When Bigger Isn’t Better

It started out as a small idea. Whitney Howell was on a popular buy/sell page on Facebook when she noticed that local businesses and independent artists were being banned from selling their handmade goods. She posted a question to the group asking members if they would be interested in a Facebook...

Posted By Kendall Louis on 2016 May 9 - 10:33am

Craft Dogs. Crepes. Coffee. About the only thing connecting these three treats is an alliteration and a spot on the menu at Bentley’s, the new “hot dog joint” set to open on Magnolia Avenue. Occupying a tiny 800-square-foot building, with hints of blue and yellow, sandwiched...

Posted By Kendall Louis on 2016 May 9 - 10:23am

Dallas-based Avanti Italian opened a Fort Worth location in the One City Place development (formerly Tandy Center) at the end of March. The Italian-Mediterranean spot has been an Uptown Dallas mainstay for more than 30 years. Cream-colored tufted-leather benches, multiple romantic chandeliers,...

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