Food

Posted By Russell Kirkpatrick on 2013 Jun 12 - 10:13am

Dallas. Growing up in Lockhart, the BBQ capital of the world, the only things I thought of when I heard the word were the Cowboys and the intro to the TV show. I’ll admit that when I moved to Fort Worth I bought into the rivalry between the two cities. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve...

Posted By Russell Kirkpatrick on 2013 Jun 6 - 12:40pm

Well the last week has come and gone like an absolute whirlwind. Twenty at the Tower is off to an amazing start. Chef Blaine Staniford of GRACE dazzled diners for two consecutive nights that left everyone in attendance buzzing for days afterwards. Make sure to visit www.fortworthfoodandwinefestival...

Posted By Russell Kirkpatrick on 2013 May 29 - 2:58pm

Local Bloggers Who Inspire Culinary Curiosity

I’m not a blogger by trade. Sometimes I wonder whether I qualify as a writer. My guess is there aren’t too many people who deem blogging as their exclusive occupation. Most of the really good ones maintain a 9 to 5 job to pay the bills, allowing their blog to fuel their passions. Fort...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 May 28 - 4:14pm

Nominations close June 1

For years, Fort Worth, Texas magazine’s annual Top Chef challenge has brought together master chefs to compete for the coveted title of Top Chef. In front of a live audience, four finalists from Fort Worth and surrounding areas must cook, cut and taste their way through a multitude of...

Posted By Russell Kirkpatrick on 2013 May 23 - 5:29pm

Cookbook Giveaway

When I was growing up, my family rarely celebrated Memorial Day. My father owned his own company, which meant he worked most holidays. For the last several years, Jen and I have established a family tradition of loading up the car and driving to Hubbard with our son, Cooper. I have a buddy from...

Posted By Russell Kirkpatrick on 2013 May 15 - 4:39pm

Planning Fort Worth's First Pop-Up

We are less than three weeks away from opening Fort Worth’s first pop-up restaurant. This marks a great milestone for the 2014 Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival. During Twenty at the Tower, we will serve as many as 1,000 guests. I hope you’re one of them. After considering the success of...

Posted By Russell Kirkpatrick on 2013 May 8 - 5:20pm

A Pop-Up Dining Experience

In March of 2000, I wasn’t anywhere near Fort Worth. I had actually only visited once to see some friends that attended TCU. I was working at the Gruene Mansion Restaurant outside of New Braunfels, which has since closed and reopened as another concept. I had never heard of the Bank One Tower...

Posted By Russell Kirkpatrick on 2013 Apr 24 - 11:12am

An insider's look into the annual Buffalo Gap Wine + Food Summit

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to once again head west to Perini Ranch for the annual Buffalo Gap Wine & Food Summit. For the past several years, while I have been putting together programming for and planning the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival, I have had the incredible opportunity to...

Posted By Russell Kirkpatrick on 2013 Apr 17 - 1:32pm

My picks for the most important meal of the day.

Anyone that works in the restaurant industry eats at odd times. Lunch isn’t until late afternoon and dinner isn’t until well after the sun goes down. For breakfast, I like the type of diners or “greasy spoons” where ordering a mimosa only gets you a funny look. I find a...

Posted By Russell Kirkpatrick on 2013 Apr 10 - 9:40am

Working in the restaurant industry for as long as I have, I am typically asked what I like to eat. We’re extremely lucky to have a lot of really great restaurants in Fort Worth. I’ve put together my current top five local dishes. Remember, this list is pretty fluid. It’s like your...

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