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Kent & Co. Wines: an Approachable and Unique Wine Bar in Fort Worth

Kent & Co. Wines: an Approachable and Unique Wine Bar in Fort Worth

There are many kinds of wine bars out there, some are pretentious, some you ask why they bothered, and then you have Kent & Co. Wines in Fort Worth. It is elegantly comfortable with an approachable and extensive list of both wine and beer.

Kent & Co. Where else can you drink a $4,500 bottle of wine...under a car lift?

Located in the Magnolia neighborhood, this unique wine bar is known for their amazing wine list. With bottles ranging in price from $17 to $4,500 and almost every wine region in the world represented, Kent & Co. has a list most five-star restaurants would envy. They also offer a beer list, although small in comparison to their wine list, still holds its own with their local draft selection and a bottle and bomber wall from around the country.

With so many great wines you can bet their wine staff is extremely knowledgeable as well. With three sommeliers on staff, there is always one on duty and their servers are regularly educated and tested to make sure you have a great experience. If you always drink, say, Rombauer chardonnay, the epitome of oaky California chardonnays, they can guide you to another wine of similar style that you might like just as much, if not better. With over 256 wines by the glass, they’re sure to find you a wine you’ll love.

Wines by the glass run from $8 for a local wine to $125 for a 2004 Chateau Margaux Bordeaux. Yes, you read that correctly, they offer a Chateau Margaux by the glass. Because of the wines they offer, Kent & Co. has the ability and opportunity to get highly allocated wines like the DB4 from the Bryant Family winery. You can get a two ounce tasting for $25, which is a treat because for wines that are that highly allocated, you aren’t likely to find this wine by the glass or in retail. They were also able to acquire three bottles of an 1863 Taylor Fladgate Tawny Port; they sold all three at $3,500 a pop.

Speaking of retail, as most people know, restaurants and bars wines typically mark up anywhere from three to four times the wholesale price. Not at Kent & Co Wines. The price of the wine at the bar is the same price as retail. Teill Classen, assistant general manager, said, “we want to make wine available to our customers.” That, they have accomplished.

Since they desire to be a neighborhood stop, they allow you to bring food in from other restaurants. What a great experience it is to pair your favorite food with some of the country’s and world’s best wines, by the glass nonetheless.

Kent & Co. Wines offers what any wine lover wants: selection, fair pricing, and a knowledgeable staff.


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Fort Worth Wine Bars & Wineries

Ralph Waldo Emerson said “Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather-stains of cares.”

CRÚਏood + Wine Bar

Theਏirst wine bar in Texas to offer 30 wines by the glass and 300 bottles from all over the world, CRÚ is located in the swanky Shops at Clearfork. Sister properties located in Dallas&apos West Village and Plano&aposs Shops at Legacy tout the same sophistication. The menu offers diners brunch and dinner options, artisan cheese boards and wine flight options. 

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Grace

The restaurant&aposs gloriously curated wine menu comes with sommeliers and friendly bartenders who will steer you in the right direction if you’re a novice. Every weekday, a half-price 𠇋ubble hour” runs from 4-6 p.m. The restaurant is known for Wine and Women Wednesdays, where a flight of three wines comes paired with a bite-sized appetizer from the restaurant’s impressive kitchen. 

The Magnolia Wine Bar

A favorite of Fort Worth wine lovers, The Magnolia (formerly known as Kent & Co) has򠌀 wines in stock, including three bespoke reds and a custom cabernet sauvignon. So the chances of you finding a wine you like are pretty good. You can also get a nice selection of beer here, if someone in your party doesn’t prefer wine. All wines are sold at market price, meaning what you would buy them for at the store. #savings

Grand Cru Wine Bar and Boutique

Since 2008, the family-owned wine bar has offered Cowtown a simple and friendly introduction to really great wine. You can stick with your favorite California chardonnays, sample sauvignon blanc from three continents, play with rosé or find your home on the Rhone.
 

Put A Cork In It

A sommelier directed me to this family-owned boutique wine retailer, raving about their selection. Owners Chris and Debra Keel&aposs friendly neighborhood store offers weekly wine tastings, Thursday 3-7:30 p.m. andਏriday-Saturday 3-9 p.m.
 

Reata Restaurant

Reata has an extensive menu with some interesting choices. The wine list is heavy on California and Argentinian classics as well as several Texas wines including਋rennan Vineyards in Comanche and theꃺmily CF Ranch in the Davis Mountains (near Alpine where the original Reata Restaurant sits). Plus, can you think of a nicer way to enjoy a bottle of wine than to share it on one of Reata&aposs patios high above Sundance Square?
 

Wine Thief

You don’t have to be a guest at the Omni Hotel to enjoy the hotel’s beautifully understated wine bar. There are a handful of Texas wines scattered throughout the menu, including the unusual black grape Aglianico from the Duchman Family Winery in the Texas Hill Country.
 

Waters - Bonnell’s Coastal Cuisine

Chef Bonnell left culinary school with a deep appreciation for wine, which was evident at his first restaurant, Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine. The 10-page wine menu at Waters is almost overwhelming, but fear not, the knowledgeable staff can assist. The Sundance Square restaurant has a patio that just begs to be used on a sunny day, especially if you’re sitting with a plate of fresh oysters and a tart sauvignon blanc or a glass of bubbles!
 

Winslow’s Wine Cafe

The curated wine menu offers a limited 30 selections, but the list is fairly impressive. Of course, there are selections from the Napa Valley and France, but Winslow’s menu includes Italian vineyards and several varietals from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Tuesdays and Sundays, all bottles are 30% off.

Rancho Loma

Rancho Loma Vineyards is located in the Texas Panhandle and recently opened aਏort Worth Wine Bar and Tasting Room that serves up their delectable wine by the flights or਋y the glass/bottle. The quaint tasting room is nestled down anਊlleyway off South Main in the Near Southside. Light bites, live music and a buzzy crowd keep guests coming back for more. Current hours are Thursday 4-9PM, Friday 2-10PM and Saturday 12-10PM. 

Branch & Bird

Enjoy your wine while taking in breathtaking views of downtown Fort Worth. Branch & Bird is located on the Sky Lobby Level of the Frost Tower and boasts a massive patio that&aposs perfect for sipping on. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, offers happy hour specials w/ live music and hosts Skyline Wednesdays: half-priced bottle menu from 5-8 p.m. Sign us up! Reservations are encouraged.

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These are the 6 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

The largest wine festival in the Southwest starts Thursday, but it’s also a week for whiskey. Shop and sip or indulge in a steak dinner paired with fine whiskey cocktails. For those looking to learn something new, this week also includes opportunities to expand your knowledge of sparkling wine, make authentic Asian dumplings, and decorate cookies like a pro, just in time for fall parties.

Thursday, September 13

32 nd Annual GrapeFest
The largest wine festival in the Southwest will take place in Historic Downtown Grapevine on September 13-16. While Texas wines are always the star here, this year’s event will also feature old world wines from California’s North Coast, as well as wines from the Rioja region of Spain. Patrons can also enjoy craft beer, live music, festival food, and a shaded champagne terrace for sampling premium bubbly. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children 6 to 12. Admission is free Thursday through 5 pm Friday.

Bubbles and Bites at Cadillac Wines
Cruise into this classy car dealership-wine bar for some sparkling sips from around the world. The tasting is part of Cadillac Wines’ educational series, so expect to hear background on each wine from an expert. There’ll be hors d’oeuvre pairings, too. The tasting will begin at 6 pm and is $35 per person. When calling to make reservations, have your credit card handy as it’s required to reserve your spot.

Fall Cookie Decorating Class at Locavore
Leah Loose, formerly of the colorful cookie and cupcake haven Leah’s Sweet Treats on Camp Bowie Boulevard, will led this hands-on class. Participants will receive eight pre-made cookies to decorate during class, along with a royal icing recipe and 10 icing bags to take home. Bringing your own adult beverages is encouraged, but bringing children is not. (Loose has plans for kid-friendly classes down the road.) Tickets are $55 per person and the class begins at 6:30 pm.

WhistlePig Whiskey Dinner at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Sip fine-aged whiskey cocktails paired with a four-course Del Frisco’s dinner on a Thursday and you’re doing pretty well for yourself. The event will start with tray-passed hors d’oeuvres including pastrami cured smoked salmon and Tillamook beer cheese with soft pretzels. Rich dishes will include duck leg confit with sage brown butter crepes, a duo of Texas Rosewood Wagyu and 45-day dry-aged New York strip steak, and a chocolate ganache and orange marmalade tart. Each course comes with a unique WhistlePig whiskey cocktail. The dinner begins at 7 pm and is $195 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Saturday, September 15

Fall Fling at Whiskey Ranch
Sip whiskey and shop local at Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co’s expansive Whiskey Ranch, where a pop-up market will feature food trucks, live music, and artisan vendors. The rustic cocktail bar will serve craft libations made with both TX blended whiskey and TX bourbon. A portion of the $5 general admission fee will benefit Hope Center for Autism through Foodie Philanthropy. The event will run from 10 am-5 pm, and kids are welcome, too. (Children under 12 are free.)

Sunday, September 16

Rolls & Rosé Cooking Class at Kent & Co.
Learn to make authentic dumplings just like the pros at this hands-on class led by bloggers and besties Hao Tran of Lost in the Sauce and Dixya Bhattarai of Food, Pleasure, and Health. Participates will make three different kinds of dumplings, then devour them with rosé pairings. The class is $50 per person and will run from 2-4 pm.


Category: Short and Sweet

Not all restaurant concepts are a fit for an extensive menu. Instead, a shorter, more curated list of select wines is more appropriate. These lists require focus and intention, keeping everything from the dining menu, value, and diversity in mind. The wine menus included in this category have mastered the art of the short list, offering plenty of opportunities for sweet discovery.

Barley Swine, Austin

With its meticulous and dynamic dining menu, it’s only fitting that Barley Swine’s wine list is well honed and tightly manicured as well. With an array of flavor inspirations served up by Chef Bryce Gilmore and his team in the restaurant’s signature small-plate format, beverage director Stefan Davis has carved out a wine menu that offers wines with balance, brightness, and a touch of weightiness to pair well with the various dishes. You’ll find very little in the way of conventional wines. “I want to take people on a wine tour to places they may not typically go,” says Davis. “If you’re open to Baga from Portugal or a natural Carignan from California, we’re going to share it with you.”

Davis’s Top Pick: 2015 Kiralyufvar Tokaji Furmint Sec, Tokaji, Hungary. “A dry style of this classic Hungarian grape offering vibrant acidity along with a a weighty palate with notes of kumquat, baked green apple, honey, and almonds.”

Coltivare, Houston

With its inviting patio garden in the Heights, this New American eatery with a decidedly Italian inspiration has been a Houston hot spot since it opened in 2014. Not surprisingly, its wine menu is similarly designed. With virtually no room for wine storage in the small restaurant space, this list is tightly manicured by general manager/sommelier Leonora Varvoutis, with many exciting Italian, French, and other Old World finds. But it’s also peppered with a handful of hidden gems.

Varvoutis’ Top Pick: 2016 Gio Chardonnay, Primorska, Slovenia. “This is a great discovery wine for people who love chardonnay but never knew it was being grown in Slovenia. It falls right down the middle of the line with weight and zippy acidity.”

Macellaio, Dallas

The little sister of Italian osteria Lucia, Macellaio—pronounced “Ma-che-lie-oh” and meaning “butcher” in Italian—opened in June in Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District. As its name implies, this casual South Dallas spot focuses more heavily on charcuterie and cheeses, though there’s a full menu of Italian, Spanish, and French-inspired fare to enjoy. For this wine list, co-owner and beverage director Jennifer Uygur expanded her selections beyond Italian to include a broader range of European finds, along with a few New World favorites as well. The short two-page list is almost exclusively priced under $70, with the exception of a handful of more indulgent selections.

Uygur’s Top Pick: 2016 Masseria Li Veli Susumaniello, Puglia, Italy. “Most people expect big wines from Puglia’s Negroamaro and Primitivo grapes, but this one is very different. It’s like a fruity blaufränkish with black cherry notes and a grilled herb finish. From the boot heel of Southern Italy, this style of wine is not as elegant as some northern Italian wines, but it’s a delicious wine, a true diamond in the rough. It’s the number one seller on the list, and though it’s $50, it’s no consolation prize.”

Maverick, San Antonio

You don’t feel like you are in San Antonio when you are in this lovely little place just outside the King William District. In fact, the elegance and sophistication in the atmosphere are reminiscent of some flashy New York restaurants. At its core, Maverick is a Texas brasserie, so it is admittedly French, with a Texas twist. To follow suit, beverage director Josh Thomas crafted a list that is French-driven but balanced with selections from all over the world. “We wanted to provide something for everyone at all price points,” says Thomas. “This is really an everyday restaurant, but we’re easily able to deliver for that special occasion as well.”

Thomas’s Insider Tips: “Take advantage of the Champagne it’s generally at a smaller markup than any of the other selections,” says Thomas. “Overall, there’s a good chance that the higher the price point you go, the better the deal will be on the wine itself. And if you’re looking to go deeper for something special, be sure to ask for our reserve list.”

Olamaie, Austin

Located in a charming old bungalow just north of downtown, Olamaie has elevated classic Southern comfort food with elegance and refinement. When it first opened in 2014, the wine list was exclusively American, part of the restaurant’s commitment to a truly iconic American foodway. Today, crafted by the restaurant’s wine buyer, Gretchen Van Eck, and overseen by general manager Roberto Ainslie, you’ll find a couple of Champagne selections along with a handful of other European and Australian offerings sprinkled throughout the menu, but by and large, a very engaging collection of American wines dominates the list.

Ainslie’s Top Picks: “Three bottles I currently love right now are the 2015 Bertin-Delatte “L’Échalier” Chenin Blanc from Rablay-sur-Layon, France, which is an example of our departure from an American-focused menu. But my two favorite California picks would be the 2015 Hirsch Vineyards “Raschen Ridge” Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast and the 2016 Piedrasassi Syrah from Santa Barbara County.”

Theodore Rex, Houston

The evolution of James Beard Award winner Justin Yu, Theodore Rex is a more casual, scaled-down bistro than its swanky predecessor, Oxheart. For the wine menu, beverage director Justin Vann had a little more free reign than with the previous constraints of Oxheart’s set tasting menu. “At Oxheart, we had a lot of aggressively unusual wines that were served as part of the tasting menu, but since guests now have an a la carte menu with T-Rex, I wanted to offer a range of both classic and lesser-known wines, along with a broader range of full-bodied, bolder wines. The only catch was, I was constrained to a one-page trifold menu, which means this list is bursting at the seams with about a hundred great wines.”

Vann’s Top Pick: 2013 Clos Lentiscus “Brut Nature,” Sumoll, Penedès, Spain. “This is one of my absolute favorite Spanish sparkling wines and definitely leans more toward the adventurous side of things. The intensity of the Sumoll grape makes for a deep, savory rosé that you’ll never forget.”

UB Preserv, Houston

With only eighty seats in this new Lower Westheimer locale that boasts a menu representative of Houston’s rich cultural diversity, wine storage is pretty tight, which limited beverage director Matthew Pridgen to the wines he could include. To date, the menu sits with a diminutive lineup of 45 wines, each given a significant amount of consideration to land a spot on the list. For Pridgen, the wines had to pair well with the menu and maintain the casual vibe of the restaurant. “I love offering delicious and unique wines, but this is just on a much smaller scale than any list I’ve ever done. I found I was much more excited to find a cool new wine that I could put on the list for $40 rather than finding an equally cool one that I could have put on for $400.”

Pridgen’s Top Pick: 2014 Strub Riesling Kabinett, Niersteiner Brückchen, Rheinhessen, Germany. Pridgen calls this wine one of his list’s “best-kept secrets.” “I always price Riesling aggressively because it’s delicious and a great food wine that not enough people drink.”


Best Of Good Grub 2016

Despite the seemingly endless revolving doors on West 7th and the slick come-lately joints headed for the new Waterside development, you can find some of our town’s best stories in the restaurants that have been turning out a range of culinary greatness for nearly a century. While this list is not comprehensive, it does include places that have made it to or have come near the 50-year mark –– and are still cookin’.

Paris Coffee Shop (704 W Magnolia Av, 817-335-2041), the Original Mexican Eats Café (4713 Camp Bowie Blvd, 817-738-6226), and Carshon’s Delicatessen (3133 Cleburne Rd, 817-923-1907) began slinging their unique kinds of home-cooking (diner-style, Mexican, and Jewish, respectively) in the roaring ’20s, although Paris and Carshon’s have both since moved from their original locations.

It seems inconceivable that Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant (2201 N Commerce St, 817-626-4356) once had seating capacity for only 16, but that’s how it was when Joe and wife Jessie set up shop in the 1930s.

Legend has it that calf fries, a.k.a. mountain oysters, were invented at the original Riscky’s Steakhouse –– the doors of the restaurant at 120 Exchange Av in the Stockyards (817-624-4800) also opened in the ’30s. Cattlemen’s Steakhouse (2458 N Main St, 817-624-3945) arrived to keep Riscky’s company in the 1940s. Barbecue moved away from the Stockyards when Angelo George opened his eponymously named restaurant at 2533 White Settlement Rd (817-332-0357) on St. Patrick’s Day, 1958.

Ol’ South Pancake House (1509 S University Dr, 817-336-0311) has been serving up its regionally famous lemony German pancakes since the 1960s. Later that decade, in 1968, Ed Stebbins, the original owner of Mama’s Pizza (multiple locations), opened his first pizzeria, near Texas Wesleyan University. In the 1970s, Stebbins sold his restaurant to the Farkas family, and the restaurant became a local franchise, expanding and contracting until the brand was redeemed by current owner Jordan Scott in the early part of this century. Who says Houston is the only Texas city with culinary pedigree?

Critic’s choice for best new restaurant, Cork & Pig serves some of the city’s best brick-oven pizza. Photo by Lee Chastain.

New Restaurant

Readers’ choice: Pouring Glory Growler Fill Station & Grill, 1001 Bryan Av, 682-707-5441

Critic’s choice: Cork & Pig Tavern , 2869 Crockett St, 817-759-9280

Move over, Jon Bonnell, Tim Love, Grady Spears, and all of the city’s other culinary icons. Fort Worth is Chef Felipe Armenta’s world –– the rest of us just live in it. We’re still smarting from the sudden shuttering of AF&B, but Cork & Pig, which took over the space in West 7th, is more than a mere consolation prize. Armenta’s menu of gourmet pizzas, upscale comfort food, and fresh seafood more than fills the void.

Critic’s choice: Avanti Fort Worth , 150 Throckmorton St, Ste 140, 817-991-6455

The appetizer list on Avanti’s dinner menu is so lush and decadent, it reads like an exhibit in a corruption trial: scallop carpaccio with ginger and sherry, shellfish ceviche in vodka, escargot Chablisian, and Pernod steamed mussels. Appetizers at Avanti have an old-world sophistication that sets them apart from hip culinary trends.

Critic’s choice: Snappy Salads, 6115 Camp Bowie Blvd, 817-616-0616

The Dallas-based chain finally opened a restaurant in Fort Worth this past winter, and salad lovers have been flocking there ever since. Why not, with the buffet specializing in seasonal produce for maximum flavor? You can order menu salads with meat fresh off the grill or customize your own plate to your preferences. The microbrewed sodas and recycled furniture are a nice touch.

Readers’ choice: Bentley’s, 1515 W Magnolia Av, 817-715-4533

Critic’s choice: Bentley’s

As any drunk guy at a backyard barbecue will tell you, you can top a hot dog with anything. But Bentley’s isn’t just dropping a scoop of salsa or potato salad on a burned frank and proclaiming, “Voila!” Their dogs and brats are of top-notch quality, and every condiment pairing is carefully kitchen-tested for maximum taste-bud impact. The chef is always coming up with something inventive to put on special, but you can’t go wrong with the Bent-Mi, a banh mi-inspired creation: an all-beef farm dog topped with pickled onion, pulled pork, cucumber, cilantro, and zig-zags of red curry mayo.

Readers’ choice: Nonna Tata, 1400 W Magnolia Av, 817-332-0250

Critic’s choice: Aventino’s Italian Restaurant, 5800 Lowell Av, 817-570-7940

Set a block back from Camp Bowie Boulevard on the West Side, Aventino’s is the kind of cozy neighborhood gathering spot that would have Billy Joel ordering up another bottle of Chianti. When the kitchen sells out of its slow-cooked chicken cacciatore, try a bubbling order of baked cannelloni or the peppery shrimp al fresco. Whether it’s an intimate dinner with old friends or a foolproof first date, this joint has the quiet, relaxed confidence of a restaurant that’s doing everything right.

Multiple Best Of winner Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen is upscale but never pretentious.

Tex-Mex (upscale)

Readers’ choice: Mi Cocina, 509 Main St (with other locations in Tarrant County), 817-877-3600

Critic’s choice: Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen , 5724 Locke Av, 817-570-9555

Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen elevates Tex-Mex favorites into beautifully plated, savory masterpieces that leave an indelible impression on your memory, served in a cheery, buoyant atmosphere. The tamales, tacos, and enchiladas are an upscale comfort foodie’s dream, and the brunch menu’s frittata is a must-try.

Readers’ choice: Salsa Limón

Critic’s choice: Gorgonzilla

There’s nothing subtle about the grub being served at this rolling kitchen by the self-acclaimed king of the grilled cheese. Gorgonzilla’s filling sandwiches could knock a rampaging Ghidorah out of the sky and into a six-hour food coma. Here, classic comfort food is transformed into a gooey weapon of decadence, loaded with your choice of steak, mac ’n’ cheese, pulled pork, or one of several other goodies.

The fare at multiple Best Of winner Le Cep is almost too stunning to eat. Photo by Lee Chastain.

French Restaurant

Critic’s choice: Le Cep Restaurant , 3324 W 7th St, 817-900-2468

Chef Sandra Avila’s menu is in a class of its own in this town. She challenges her diners’ palates with innovative takes on classic French bistro fare. Le Cep is true big-city dining, and, now that the kitchen offers its modern Parisian cuisine a la carte, the price tag shouldn’t scare away adventurous foodies.

Critic’s choice: Nha Trang Vietnamese Cuisine , 1508 W Magnolia Av, 817-810-0438

It’s an exciting time for Vietnamese food in our part of the world, as the cuisine moves outward from bargain pho shops in the ’burbs to take on a more diversified role in our dining experience. Leading the way is the Near Southside’s Nha Trang, a bistro that folds into the traditional such eccentricities as soft shell crabs, sautéed clams with green apples, and homemade macarons. Chargrilled meats and banh mi sandwiches with pâté share the menu with crepes and bowls of rice vermicelli. The com ga, a fried Cornish hen served simply with rice and pickled vegetables, is deceptively elegant.

Chicken-Fried Steak

Readers’ choice: Lucile’s Stateside Bistro, 4700 Camp Bowie Blvd, 817-738-4761

Critic’s choice: Horseshoe Hill Café, 204 W Exchange Av, 817-882-6405

Bigger isn’t always better, but the gargantuan breaded cutlets at Horseshoe Hill are packed with enough flavor to keep you savoring every gut-busting bite. One option, the Cowboy Way, showcases Chef Grady Spears’ mastery of this classic Texas dish. The football-sized cut of meat is succulent and tender, and the peppery cream gravy and lightly spiced fried coating complement the beef without detracting from it. There’s also: The Vaquero (with an enchilada), Farmer’s (topped with a fried egg), Matt’s (covered with chili and queso), and Frontera (with a chili cheese relleno).

Greasy Spoon

Critic’s choice: Jesus BBQ, 810 S Main St, 817-332-0168

The name says barbecue, but grease is the ingredient through which all orders are dressed and prepared with care at Jesus BBQ. The insanely delicious sirloin steaks aim to impress, but the chicken-fried steaks are a thing of legend –– large and lovingly coated in grease and gravy. The Tex-Mex menu boasts big portions of barbacoa, burritos, and tacos. Then there’s the fried fish, fried chicken, fried pies, and probably some fried fare you can’t even tell is fried. Don’t bring your friend who’s on a perpetual diet. Do slide in as soon as you can. Don’t let the never-ending construction on South Main stop you from experiencing a Jesus BBQ food coma.

Lunch Bargain

Critic’s choice: DayBreak Café & Grill, 2720 White Settlement Rd, 817-335-0805

It’s an oldie but a goodie –– much of the menu at DayBreak Café still runs under $5. A full Tex-Mex breakfast any time of day costs less than the price of two tacos at any of our fancier Tex-Mex or Mex-Mex joints. A lunch combo choice of a smallish chicken-fried steak, three tacos, two pork chops, three enchiladas, and more with two sides is cheaper than an appetizer at any outwardly mainstream establishment. DayBreak is nothing fancy, but the folks who go there know that the food is plentiful. DayBreak is pretty much open only for breakfast and lunch (closing time is 4pm most days), but you’ll leave early, full, and happy –– and with some folding money in your pocket.

Readers’ choice: Kincaid’s Hamburgers, 4901 Camp Bowie Blvd, 817-732-2881

Critic’s Top 5: The most underrated burger in town (until now) has to be the juicy, organic, grass-fed ambrosia between a bun at Burgundy Pasture Beef (2336 W 7th St, 817-878-2722). Some member of Burgundy’s Taggart family probably delivered and named the cow that gave its life for your meal. The veggies on the meatwich are all organic, crisp, and delicious. The only drawback is that the place turns into an eatery only on weekends.

Maybe it’s because the house burger at Papa’s Smokehouse & Cantina (300 W Central Av, 817-945-2010) is the shiny, new burger on the block, but, man, is it tasty. The generously portioned slab of succulent, well-seasoned beef is served with grilled onions, lettuce, tomatoes, American cheese, avocado slices, and a gooey cheese enchilada slathered in a flavorful green chile sauce, all crammed between two buckling toasted buns.

Roy Pope Grocery (2300 Merrick St, 817-732-2863) may not strike the average person as a burger-lover’s outpost. But true burger snobs know all about the gourmet grocer’s Kobe beef sandwich. The patty is accompanied by delicious house-butchered bacon, fresh tomatoes and lettuce, mushrooms, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, and a chipotle barbecue sauce.

The Vaquero Burger at Dutch’s Legendary Hamburgers (3009 S University Dr, 817-927-5522) has received its share of praise lately. But just because we’re not the first magazine to brag on Lou Lambert’s TCU-area joint doesn’t mean the Vaquero should get snubbed. The shredded cheddar cheese, bacon, tangy barbecue sauce, and fried jalapeño and onion strings combine for a salty, rich, spicy, tangy, crispy one-way ticket to burger nirvana.

OK, confession time. We didn’t even think to try the L.U.S.T. burger at The Bearded Lady (1229 7th Av, 817-349-9832) until it was named one of the Top 5 burgers in Texas by Texas Monthly. We’re glad we got around to the Magnolia-area gastropub, because that burger is worthy of the hype. The half-pound goliath on a brioche bun is a total meatgasm, and it’s stacked with avocado slices, sautéed onions, and creamy Gouda cheese.

Now at Next Wood Fired Bistro & Vino Bar in Colleyville, Chef Gabriel Ochoa has quietly built an impressive résumé. Photo by Cheyenne Hammons.

Readers’ choice: Jon Bonnell, Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine, 4259 Bryant Irvin Rd, 817-738-5489 Waters Fine Coastal Cuisine (reopening 2017)

Critic’s choice: Gabriel Ochoa, Next Wood Fired Bistro & Vino Bar, 5003 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, 682-325-4046

Gabriel Ochoa has been in more kitchens than a Vulcan stainless steel range. From a stint at Kalamata’s in the Worthington Hotel downtown to his turn at Sundance Square’s now-defunct The Vault (where he made possibly the best paella on this side of the Atlantic Ocean), to his time at the Ridglea Country Club and dearly departed Bistro Louise, the self-effacing culinary chameleon can cook many things, but he seems to gravitate toward Mediterranean cuisine. Back in 2008, he was a fan of using fresh, seasonally available meat and produce, long before those became watchwords on the local food scene. Ochoa, currently the chef at Next Wood Fired Bistro and Vino Bar, hasn’t become a restaurateur like Bonnell. And he doesn’t shill for mayonnaise like Tim Love. The man wore a t-shirt that read, “Food, Not Fame” to the Weekly’s chili cook-off this spring, for Pete’s sake. Instead of building empires, he simply does what he loves to do: cook.

Readers’ choice: Great Outdoors Sub Shop, 3204 Camp Bowie Blvd, 817-877-4400

Critic’s choice: BLT, Dagwood’s Grinders and Growlers , 1736 Mall Cir, 817-570-7924

It’s 9 bucks and worth every cent. A mess of crispy bacon, a gooey slab of burrata mozzarella cheese, and fresh lettuce (or arugula) and tomato, all stuffed between two slices of scrumptious sourdough bread (complete with grill marks), Dagwood’s BLT comes topped with a fried egg that provides a bright kick with every bite.

Readers’ choice: Blue Sushi Sake Grill, 3131 W 7th St, 817-332-2583

Critic’s choice: Shinjuku Station , 711 W Magnolia Av, 817-923-2695

Not only is the now well-established Shinjuku Station perfect for a date, with either a potential paramour or a client, but it’s also casual enough for a sushi fix anytime. One option that’s wonderful and traditionally Fort Worthian is the ishiyaki: slices of raw ribeye cooked at table on hot stone, resulting in a treat that hits some solid pleasure points: juiciness, saltiness, and chewiness. Start your meal with the can’t-miss Tok fries, a union of the humble Western spud with Japanese spices and preparation.

Critic’s choice: Tacos Ernesto, 3778 McCart Av, 817-922-8072

Fort Worth’s South Side has an undeniably rich variety of taquerias, and you could eat well every day for about a week without dining in the same place twice. But the selection of meats for the tacos and enchiladas sets Tacos Ernesto apart. Sure, you have the buche (belly), the chicharrón (the deliciously crispy pork skin), lengua (tongue), barbacoa, and asada. But the menu also includes suadero, a brisket-like cut of beef that’s pan-fried to crisp deliciousness, along with pork and chicken in red, green, or chipotle sauces. The food isn’t just spicy –– the depth of flavor in any of the sauces will surprise and delight even the most jaded taco aficionado. Daily specials include menudo on weekends and molé con pollo, rellenos, and enchiladas during the week. Add to the mix a clean dining room, friendly service, horchata and other refrescos, and you have yourself a winner.

Multiple Best Of winner Swiss Pastry Shop has really diversified. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Nontraditional Burger

Readers’ choice: Rodeo Goat, 2836 Bledsoe St, 817-877-4628

Critic’s choice: Swiss Pastry Shop , 3936 W Vickery Blvd, 817-732-5661

Fittingly, our pick for best nontraditional burger comes from a place you might not even know has da beef. Swiss Pastry Shop, along with its wonderful baked goodies like its Black Forest Cake, serves up some of the most creative burgers around. Along with the expected, the shop offers a weekly special that always involves interesting and delicious fixins. Some past gems include the Heim burger, topped with the bacon burnt ends that made Heim BBQ famous, along with jalapeño and mustard coleslaw the Dork a L’orange, with a duck and pork sausage patty, goat cheese, and champagne vinaigrette and the Killer Bee, with Sriracha-onion-honey jam and spicy aioli. The Bee was so popular it’s now on the menu for good. The beef — all Texas Akaushi — is juicy and usually cooked medium. And since this is a bakery, after all, the buttery brioche buns are house-baked.

Readers’ choice: Waters Fine Coastal Cuisine (reopening 2017)

Critic’s choice: Pacific Table , 1600 S University Dr, Ste 601, 817-887-9995

Chef Felipe Armenta’s menu strikes a balance between elegant simplicity and bold, nuanced flavors. His elevated Pacific Northwest-inspired cuisine leans heavily on superior, fresh ingredients and a tastefully restrained hand in the kitchen. The bill of fare includes some of the city’s most underrated sushi, glistening East and West coast oysters, fresh ocean fish, and maybe the best cioppino on the planet.

Readers’ choice: Heim Barbecue & Catering, 1109 W Magnolia Av, 817-882-6970

Critic’s choice: Jambo’s BBQ Shack , 2502 Little Rd, Arl, 682-213-2780

“Best” barbecue in these parts is a contentious subject to discuss in polite company, but the phenomenon that is Jambo’s in South Arlington is as close to a consensus candidate as you’re likely to find. With lines snaking out the door and diners holding impromptu tailgate parties in the parking lot (some nights, there just aren’t enough tables inside to meet the demand), it is clear the place is doing something right. Perhaps customers are queued up for the Jambo Texan, a $15 “all-meats” sandwich that has already won the joint an honorable mention in Texas Monthly. Or maybe they’re there for the giant baked potatoes stuffed with chopped brisket and beans. Personally, we can’t get enough of the fried okra. Whatever gets you lined up in the waiting crowd, you’re sure to leave happy. Unless they sell out.

Indian Food

Readers’ choice: Bombay Grill Indian Food, 4625 Donnelly Av, 817-377-9395

Critic’s choice: Route 66 , 100 E Altamesa Blvd, 469-605-9684

Yes, you read that right: This year’s critic’s choice for best Indian food is named after an iconic American highway, and the winner is located in the lobby of a Radisson hotel. Don’t let that keep you from paying Route 66 a visit — a team of international cooks under the steerage of the enigmatic Chef Q have made the young restaurant an instant favorite among local foodies. The fresh, vibrant cuisine spans the Indian subcontinent, from the sturdy halal lamb of the north to the delicate seafood curries of the south. And the naan bread, a sensual display of contrasting textures wreathed in the smoke of the kitchen’s tandoor oven, is a revelation.

Critic’s choice: Rosako’s Soul Food and BBQ , 2816 Brown Tr, Bedford, 817-785-3393

Indiana native Rosako Bailey cooks Southern soul favorites with a Midwestern accent, and we’re lucky to have him in the neighborhood. His namesake Bedford restaurant churns out the home-style favorites we know and love — fried green tomatoes, black-eyed pea salad, mac ’n’ cheese — while also leaving room for innovation and fresh approaches. Chef’s “Thanksgiving 365” dinner features tender smoked turkey with a cornbread-stuffing waffle, and his homemade banana pudding is full of chessmen cookies instead of vanilla wafers. We can’t even type these words without salivating.

Readers’ choice: My Little Pies, PO Box 16402, 682-552-7666

Critic’s choice: Twelve Stones Restaurant, 1221 Flower Mound Rd, Ste 100, Flower Mound, 972-539-0200

Chef-owner David Burdick chased his dream for two decades, leaving a career in the IT industry to acquire some on-the-job training in restaurants in Dallas before opening his own eatery. Twelve Stones’ dessert menu lists some standard sweet diversions, but they all have a little twist. The flourless chocolate cake is a fudgy bit of heaven, like a plate of very firm ganache, garnished with caramel and peanut brittle. The black pepper-infused cheesecake with Oreo cookie crust definitely didn’t come from Sysco. But the pièce de résistance is the salted caramel pot du crème. Served in a dainty Mason jar, the caramel-flavored custard is magnificent with the oversized crystals of sea salt on top. It’s a good thing for your waistline that Burdick puts the treat in a small container.

Tex-Mex (bargain)

Readers’ choice: Salsa Limón, multiple locations

Critic’s choice: Los Paisanos Restaurante y Taqueria, 1446 N Main St, 817-625-8226

If you really try, you can pay more than $6 for lunch at this Northside institution. A fajita plate will run you a couple more bucks. Starving diners might add an a la carte taco for another $1.50. For the most part, though, luncheon portions of home-style enchiladas served with rice and beans cost $5.99 here. Tuck in the corners with fresh corn chips and the fiery house salsa, and you’ll leave full and happy, ready to skip work and take a siesta.

Pizza (bargain)

Readers’ choice: Mama’s Pizza, 1813 W Berry St (with multiple locations in Tarrant County), 817-923-3541

Critic’s choice: The American Pub , 2800 Bledsoe St, Ste 200, 817-439-9443

Though The American Pub is new and, by virtue of its location in the heart of all that hot, sweaty, boozy West 7th action, appears to be geared toward the late-night crowd, don’t dismiss the pie here outright. Pillowy crust, loads of perfectly melted mozzarella, and a bright red sauce that’s just the right amount of zesty and sweet, Da Pub’s pizza hits the spot any time of day. The walkup window is open until 4am Thu-Sun.

Late-Night Dining

Remember back in 2007 when we were amazed that Fort Worth finally had a couple of late-night dining options outside of botulism omelets at 24-hour greasy spoons or fast food? Oh, how far we’ve come. The newest hot spot in the after-hours eats scene is Oni Ramen (2801 W 7th St, 817-882-65554). Chef Jesus Garcia’s outstanding haute ramen endeavor keeps noodling until 4am on weekends. Neighbor The American Pub (2800 Bledsoe St, Ste 200, 817-439-9443) slings gourmet pizza by the slice through a walkup window until 4am, too. Nearby Velvet Taco (2700 W 7th St, 817-887-9810) may be a little gimmicky, but it’s also delish and open until 3am on Thursdays and ’til 4am Fri-Sat. If you’re near TCU after hours, you have plenty of beer-o’clock options. Perennial Best Of winner Salsa Limón (3005 S University Dr, 817-923-2377) is open ’til 3am on Saturdays. Neighbor Buffalo Bros (3015 S University Dr, 817-386-9601) dishes up outstanding pub fare until 2am nightly. And you can always fight the line at the original Fuzzy’s Tacos (2917 W Berry St, 817-924-7943), open until 1am on Thursdays and 3am on weekends. The Near Southside’s Black Market Bakery & Café (1400 W Magnolia Av, 817-223-6909) is the most intriguing entrant here. The eclectic after-hours café, owned by Chef Even William and Head Baker Giovanna White, slides into Nonna Tata’s space after Nonna and company slide out. The kitchen churns out gourmet booze-soaking cuisine from 11:59pm to 6am Wed-Sat. Your best bet for excellent authentic Mexican grub on the North Side is Los Paisanos (1446 N Main St, 817-625-8226), serving until 2am on Fridays and 3am on Saturdays. If you’re not in the mood for Mexican, grab some pizza and pasta at downtown staple Picchi Pacchi (512 Main St, Ste 106, 817-870-2222), open until 3am on weekends.

Readers’ choice: Waters Fine Coastal Cuisine (reopening 2017)

Critic’s choice: Le Cep, 3324 W 7th St, 817-900-2468

Chef Sandra Avila made le splash on the restaurant scene two years ago by offering her Parisian cuisine in a prix fixe menu of four or eight courses. The Paris-trained chef’s offerings change every six weeks. As an almost stand-alone in the field, the restaurant Avila co-owns with husband David Avila received rave reviews from local, state, and national press. This summer, Avila added the flexibility of an a la carte menu, which includes single servings of whatever goodies are on the menu. So it’s not just for a special occasion anymore –– go have all eight courses or just dessert, but make sure you sample the goods on the fromage cart.

Readers’ choice: Hot Damn, Tamales!, 713 W Magnolia Av, 817-523-1836

Critic’s choice: Reata Restaurant , 310 Houston St, 817-336-1009

A regular ol’ pork or beef tamale is a tongue-pleasing treat. But if you want to experience tamales as a culinary artform, drop by Reata, where the cooks stuff the torpedoes with tenderloin, boost the flavor with a pecan mash, corn kernels, and secret sauce, and top ’em with pico de gallo and a sour cream drizzle.

Critic’s choice: The Buffet Restaurant , the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, 817-332-8451

This category tends to get awarded to restaurants with broad views of the city skyline over the Trinity River, but the interior space of architect Louis Kahn’s masterpiece should not be overlooked. The Buffet’s excellent (and affordable) luncheon is served under Kahn’s iconic cycloid concrete vaults, within arm’s reach of ancient Syrian mosaics. Sculptor Aristide Maillol’s reclining nude “L’Air” graces the adjacent courtyard. Perhaps more than any other experience, enjoying a casual meal in our greatest building captures what it means to love living in Fort Worth.

Fried Chicken

Readers’ choice: Lisa’s Fried Chicken, 500 University Dr (with multiple locations in Tarrant County), 817-332-9192

Critics choice: Button’s Restaurant 4701 W Fwy, 817-735-4900

Button’s fried chicken is a Fort Worth staple. Hand-battered and served with a homemade Belgian waffle, the upscale comfort food restaurant’s signature dish is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. In fact, we would be lying if we said we haven’t had it for at least two of those mealtimes in the same day. The real trick is dipping the chicken in the blueberry-infused butter that comes on the side and then smearing on some of the accompanying fresh berry compote to create the perfect bite.

Critic’s choice: Kipz BBQ , 1509 Evans Av, 817-877-5479

Pitmaster Charles “Kipz” Stone has resurrected his namesake barbecue restaurant off East Rosedale Street, and his pecan-and-hickory-smoked brisket can hold its own against anything in town. Lean, fall-apart tender, and with a campfire esthesis that will leave a ring around your collar, Kipz’ brisket is best enjoyed with dill pickles, white bread, and an ice cold Big Red. Sauce is optional — meat this tender hardly needs to get dressed up to have a good time. Get there early, because when it’s gone, it’s gone.

Kids’ Dining Venue

Readers’ choice: Sweet Tomatoes, 2901 W 7th St, 817-348-8533

Critic’s choice: Chimera Brewing Company , 1001 W Magnolia Av, 817-923-8000

The pizza’s great, but we already knew that: perfect Neapolitan style with lots of gooey cheese, zesty red sauce, and a crust that strikes the perfect balance between crunchy and chewy. And while Chimera isn’t in any way geared toward tots (save for some old toys and board games lying around), this well-established Near Southside pizzeria/brewery is ideal for the fam. The cavernous space swallows sound, which comes in handy if someone, someone special, is having a conniption. The wait is never too long, and little ones typically abound, which is simply comforting for other parents and young ones. For an awesome complement to Daddy’s or Mommy’s pie, try the brewery’s Smoke Wheat Erryday. As a Grodziskie, this bright gold Polish-style beer made from oak-smoked wheat malt has a strong smoke flavor but low alcohol content, perfect in case you want to relax a little but also be able to escort the family safely home.

Readers’ choice: Kent and Co. Wines, 1101 W Magnolia Av, 817-632-6070

Critic’s choice: Grace , 777 Main St, 817-877-3388

The scene for oenophiles in Fort Worth has improved dramatically as of late, but even our illustrious wine bars can’t match the cellar of this fine restaurant. Hundreds of bottles are on hand to match any sort of food you might order here, and the list of dessert wines is unparalleled. The setting may be a bit more intimidating than at other places, but the helpful sommeliers will quickly vanquish that once you’re here.

Readers’ choice: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, 812 Main St, 817-877-3999

Critic’s Top 5: Enjoying a perfect steak is all about relishing one’s place at the top of the food chain, and there’s no place in town that encourages a delicious, shameless wallow in gilded-age opulence quite like Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House (812 Main St, 817-877-3999). For a more regional bent, Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine (4259 Bryant Irvin Rd, 817-738-5489) pairs its cold-smoked beef tenderloin with bacon-jalapeño grits for a refined kind of chuck-wagon cuisine. The prime New York sirloin at Avanti Fort Worth (150 Throckmorton St, Ste, 140, 817-991-6455) leans Mediterranean with Portobello mushrooms and a pomegranate demi-glace. Rounding out our list are two Stockyards favorites: H3 Ranch (1059 E Exchange Av, 817-624-1246), where you can order wood-fired steaks with all the trimmings and Cattlemen’s Steak House (2458 N Main St, 817-624-3945), serving classic Cowtown cuts, with available upgrades, from lobster tails to calf fries.

Field of One

Critic’s choice: Ahi Poke Bowl , 3701 S Cooper St, Ste 139, Arlington, 817-200-6418

Before Ahi, the closest thing we had to Hawaiian cuisine in Tarrant County was a couple of gimmicky joints serving grease-laden, haole-friendly tourist food. But Ahi’s simple menu of immaculately fresh, gorgeously presented seafood would knock the grass skirt off a resort hula dancer. It’s also reasonably priced and unpretentious, and the staff is one of the friendliest around.

Pizza (gourmet)

Readers’ choice: Cane Rosso, 815 W Magnolia Av, 817-922-9222

Critic’s choice: Thirteen Pies , 2949 Crockett St, 817-769-3590

The eatery formerly known as Fireside Pies sure has a lot of competition in the Fort these days, with its most recent rival, Chef Felipe Armenta’s Cork & Pig, opening right next door. But the original gourmet pizza spot in town is still on top. The rotating namesake Thirteenth Pie almost never disappoints, no matter how many times you order it in a year. But the mainstay array of always-available pies make Thirteen worthier of a once-a-week routine — particularly the near-perfect Iberian, with its cheese board-esque toppings of salami, provolone, Manchego, and salty, mild olives.

Readers’ choice: CC’s Cupcake Heaven, Ridgmar Mall, 1956 Green Oaks Rd, 817-732-2993

Critic’s choice: Swiss Pastry Shop , 3936 W Vickery Blvd, 817-732-5661

The no-frills West Vickery favorite has undergone a bit of a renaissance of late, but don’t fear — the quality of the baked goods has only improved. Swiss’ famous (“infamous”?) Black Forest Cake (or Uncake) still gets all the glory, but don’t forget about the decadent éclairs, cream pies, and, when it’s in season, the Texas Peach Pie, topped with a cobbler-like crumble that’ll have you licking your plate.

Place to Buy Ethnic Food

Critic’s choice: Hiep Thai Food Store , 2430 E Pioneer Pkwy, Arl, 817-459-1310

Whatever you saw Anthony Bourdain eating on TV last night, chances are you can find the fixins for it at Hiep Thai. From India to Japan, China to Thailand and Vietnam, the South Arlington megastore has what you’re looking for. Brave cooks can scour the produce section for exotic eggplants or skim the tanks of live seafood for a main course. Rookies can experiment with the green-curry seasoning pouches and frozen dumplings. Whatever your level of skill or interest, Hiep Thai is stocked to let you choose your own adventure — without breaking the bank.

Place to Dine al Fresco

Readers’ choice: Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant, 2201 N Commerce St, 817-626-4356

Critic’s choice: Ellerbe Fine Foods , 1501 W Magnolia Av, 817-926-3663

Outdoor seating may not usually come to mind when you think about fine dining, but in Cowtown it’s basically a requirement. Some of the best and nicest restaurants here — Grace, Reata, The Woodshed — are known for their patios. But Ellerbe, a charming Southern bistro that’s nearly unrecognizable as a former gas station, has a way of making al fresco dining feel as special as any opulent French fine-dining room. There’s just something so damn charming about sitting under the twinkling globe lights that spruce up the former filling station’s canopy as you overlook always bustling West Magnolia Avenue and enjoy the seasonal farm-to-table (or farm-to-patio) fare that Ellerbe is well known for.

Critic’s choice: Spice, 411 Magnolia Av, 817-984-1800

Yes, we know you can order anything spicy at a Thai restaurant –– a level 5 is a level 5, after all –– but Spice’s Pad Ped starts at a 3, which is already hot enough to put some sweat on your brow. But even when the traditional flat noodle dish is modified to near-combustibility, you can’t mistake the piquant seasoning simmering underneath. Each bite is a thrilling, sensory explosion. Your eyes will water with happiness.

Critic’s choice: Los Asaderos , 1535 N Main, 817-626-3399

Feeling a little crudo from Friday or Saturday night? Make the trek to Los Asaderos the next morning for a big ol’ bowl of beef menudo, where the fiery tripe soup will help you sweat off your hangover and fill you up with comforting, caloric goodness. It’s even better with a cold beer!

Readers’ choice: Spice, 411 W Magnolia Av, 817-984-1800

Critic’s choice: Thai Charm Cuisine, 4023 E Belknap St, Ste A, Haltom City, 682-708-8921

One of the joys of ethnic cuisine is experiencing all of the choices –– the good, bad, and the weird. Thai Charm Cuisine produces possibly the best Pad Thai and freshest spring rolls in the county. You’ll also find noodle soups with blood broth, tendon, fermented tofu, and cuttlefish along with Tom Kha, noodle dishes, and fried rice. Splurge on dessert here –– the mango sticky rice with fresh, tart mango and sweet coconut cream over “broken” rice is a simple, hearty pleasure.

Latin/Caribbean

Readers’ choice: Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, 2600 W 7th St, 817-332-8800

Critic’s choice: Peru Gourmet, 2425 NE Green Oaks Blvd, Arl, 682-706-3860

At this North Arlington spot, you’ll find food you’ve never heard of, like the lomo saltado, a sort of Spanish-influenced fried rice. Peru Gourmet stops at being 100 percent authentic, though: Guinea pig isn’t on the menu. But that’s as close as the owners come to pulling their punches. The sauces and salsa are made with Peruvian peppers that are hotter than hell, so don’t take a big bite without a Cerveza Cusqueña nearby.

Critic’s choice: Buon Giorno Coffee, 915 Florence St, 817-698-9888

French-pressed tastes best from Buon Giorno. The traditional cafetiére-style of coffee happens to be one of the house specialties, but the roasters and baristas also make a mean espresso in a variety of styles. For picky sippers or anyone with a sweet tooth, the signature drinks can’t be beat: mochas and mints, carmelitos and a blueberry cobbler latte that’s as good as any dessert. Buon Giorno keeps its style discretely cosmopolitan, grinding beans from Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. Even the regular drip tastes artisanal.

Coffeehouse

Readers’ choice: Avoca, 1311 W Magnolia Av, 682-233-0957

Critic’s choice: Qana Café and Hookah , 7860 Chapin Rd, 817-862-9768

And now for something completely different. Qana’s main deal is Middle Eastern food, but it also serves java in a variety of styles, so you know the Turkish or Arabic coffee is coming from servers who know their stuff. Take your joe with baklava, pastry triangles, or a session at a hookah for a relaxing afternoon.

Readers’ choice: The Bearded Lady, 1229 7th Av, 817-349-9832

Critic’s choice: Magnolia Motor Lounge , 3005 Morton St, 817-332-3344

The mornings after at Magnolia Motor Lounge rock just as much as the nights, thanks to a bomb brunch menu with rotating weekly specials. Sample small bites of the brunch taco, sopapilla chips, and the breakfast eggrolls, or go straight for the big bites. Savor the flakiness of the Green Eggs & Ham Croissant for a pesto-dressed breakfast experience. Knife into a perfect mess of flavors in the Texas Wellington, a deep-fried 4-ounce filet decked out in mushrooms and a blue cheese cream sauce. Be sure to try the selection of juices available for Magmosas or the sweet lemon gelato in the ’65 Malibu SS cocktail.

Critic’s choice: Los Alberto’s Mexican Food , 804 W Pipeline Rd, Hurst, 817-282-6699

Meat, meat, and more perfectly cooked, mouthwatering meat. That’s essentially the entire contents of Los Alberto’s carne asada burrito. Wrapped in a sprawling, freshly grilled flour tortilla smeared inside with hot guac, this brick o’ beef runs only $5.40 (. ) and will have you rethinking rice-and-beans versions. The newish eatery is a bright yellow hut in the parking lot of a small strip mall –– be prepared to wait a little, especially if driving through, but wait, you must. Open 7am-11pm daily and serving every kind of Mex-Mex staple you can imagine, including scrumptious SoCal-style tacos and breakfast burritos, Los Alberto’s is worth the trip.

Wait Staffer

Readers’ choice: Veronica Reuter, The Bearded Lady, 1229 7th Av, 817-349-9832

Critic’s choice: Monica Wright, Thirteen Pies , 2949 Crockett St, 817-769-3590

A server and a bartender at the best gourmet pizza joint in town, Wright has an upbeat attitude that’s as refreshing as one of the restaurant’s superb cocktails, whether she’s behind the bar or taking care of a party of 12. If you’re lucky, she’ll be there when you come in, and she’ll be happy to offer suggestions or just shoot the breeze if you’ve both got the time. (Suggested topics: Russian literature, the local art scene, early-2000s emo bands.)

Host/Hostess

Readers’ choice: Raysha Ingle, Silver Fox Steakhouse, 1651 S University Dr, 817-332-9060

Critic’s choice: Lindsey Crawford, WineHaus, 1628 Park Pl Av, 817-887-9101

With only one other employee, Lindsey Crawford of WineHaus is not just a hostess –– she’s basically a one-woman show. She’s also the bartender, proprietor, interior designer, and all-around wine guru. Some may remember that this gem of Park Place Avenue closed for more than a year after storm damage caused the roof to collapse, but the book club-friendly wine bar has really hit its stride since reopening last September. Beyond serving wine from kegs (wine kept fresh with argon! better living through chemistry!), Crawford also hosts tastings, a monthly club, and, upstairs, private events. She always greets everyone with a bright smile and plenty of anecdotes if you’re in the mood for chatting.

Readers’ choice: Melt Ice Creams, 1201 W Magnolia Av, 817-886-8365

Critic’s choice: Gypsy Scoops , 2905 Race St, 817-357-6730

This food truck-turned-parlor churns out quality ice cream that whispers sweet nothings into your pleasure sensors: mocha fudge, Mexican vanilla, chocolate-peanut butter, coconut, red velvet, or the unexpectedly good wedding-cake flavor, Gypsy Bride. The tart and tasty favorite of many regulars is the Lemon Cookie, when in stock. Those indulging without guilt have the choice of a sorbet du jour. Savor awhile in the airy vintage embrace of Gypsy Scoop’s antique seating and grab a board game to play in this former house on the East Side.

Readers’ choice: Salsa Limón (multiple locations)

Critic’s Top 5: In a town like Fort Worth, where there are so many tacos and so little time, it’s impossible to pick the best. So. We hedge a little. At Revolver Taco Lounge (2418 Forest Park Blvd, 817-820-0122) abuela’s hand-made tortillas meet haute cuisine in taco de pulpo: Michoacán-style octopus with pan-fried leeks and jalapeño salsa. If you want less pulpo with your taco, the adobada at Juanito’s Taqueria (4150 Hemphill St, 817-924-3636) is a combination of melt-in-your-mouth chunks of beef with a scorch-your-tongue red sauce that has a surprising depth of flavor. La Antojeria Jalisco (2720 Pearl Av, 682-708-3505) sits slightly awkwardly atop a hill on Fort Worth’s North Side, but there’s nothing awkward about their birria taco: tender shredded beef in a flavorful chile-laden sauce, wrapped in a fried outer shell and a plain inner tortilla to try to contain the spicy juices. Finally, there are two taco trucks turned brick-and-mortar restaurants that are worth mentioning. Perennial favorite Salsa Limón (three locations) offers a lengua taco so buttery-tender you’d swear it was brisket. And at Taco Heads (1812 Montgomery St, 817- 615-9899), you won’t necessarily find the odd parts of the cow, but you will find unusual goodies, including the veggie, the charred avocado, or the roasted corn with queso fresco on a corn tortilla.

Readers’ choice: Cannon Chinese Kitchen, 304 W Cannon St, 817-238-3726

Yes, this is the predictable choice. So what? Who cares when this place makes a tofu fried rice that’ll make your knees go weak. Ever since this mom-and-pop restaurant opened on the Near Southside, it’s been solidly ensconced at the top of our city’s Asian dining scene courtesy mainly of dishes like maple leaf duck stir-fry and to knowledgeable wait staffers that go the extra mile.

Critic’s choice: Margie’s Italian Kitchen , 9805 Camp Bowie West, 817-244-4301

Margie’s has been around since 1953. You bet your bocce balls her Italian kitchen knows how to do pasta. From the kind of spaghetti with meatballs that wouldn’t offend the chef from Big Night to semi-experimental items –– linguini with shrimp, prosciutto, and mushrooms penne with sausage, onion, mushrooms, and feta cheese penne with grilled chicken, spinach, onion, and mushrooms –– Margie’s is masterful. And nothing’s over 15 bucks.

Critic’s choice: Lobster bisque, Lucile’s Stateside Bistro , 4700 Camp Bowie Blvd, 817-738-4761

A critic’s choice from years ago, this mind-blowing blend of lobster and cream sherry — and lots of butter and cream — is still as smooth and hearty as ever. At the right price of $5.95/cup or $7.95/bowl and paired with one of Lucile’s warm, downy rolls (smothered with table butter, natch), this soup from this Arlington Heights staple is a light meal in itself.

Vegetarian Selection

Readers’ choice: Spiral Diner & Bakery, 1314 W Magnolia Av, 817-332-8834

Critic’s choice: Hot Damn, Tamales! , 713 W Magnolia Av, 817-523-1836

We retired the “Vegetarian” category because Spiral Diner & Bakery is just hard to beat. Congrats to them. And congrats to Fort Worth’s food scene, because vegetarian options are all over the place now. Our critic’s 2016 fave, though, is Hot Damn, Tamales!, whose all-you-can-eat tamale buffet (11am-3pm Mon-Fri) is loaded with moist, scrumptious vegetarian delights, including black bean and Oaxaca cheese, wild mushroom and Texas goat cheese, and spinach, feta, and roasted pine nuts.

Readers’ choice: Edelweiss German Restaurant, 3801 SW Blvd, 817-738-5934

Critic’s choice: Greenwood’s German & European Restaurant , 3522 Bluebonnet Cir, 817-921-6777

The sausages at Greenwood’s are of the wurst variety: bratwurst, nürnberger, and weisswurst, that is. For too long, we’ve distracted ourselves with barbecued equivalents, so this year the torch will be passed to an authentic family-operated German restaurant nestled in Bluebonnet Circle. The casing on these links is almost a thing of art, and the seasoning of the meat builds with each bite. Unlike a lot of heavy German fare, Greenwood’s sausages don’t overwhelm the senses, but they also don’t disappoint. Don’t spoil your appetite by gobbling up all of Chef Peter’s thick wheat bread, but do expect to wait a bit for your food. The mom and pop of this establishment put a lot of love and care into each link, but it’s well worth the wait.

Critic’s choice: Torchy’s Tacos , 928 Norton St, 817-289-8226

Sometimes it’s hard to gauge how many of Torchy’s tacos is enough to fill you up, which is why you should always start with chips, salsa, and a bowl of the Austin-based taqueria’s gooey, cheesy, guac-tastic queso.

Readers’ choice: Pearl Snap Kolaches, 4006 White Settlement Rd, 817-233-8899

Critic’s choice: Pearl Snap Kolaches

No matter your preference, sweet or savory, Pearl Snap Kolaches has you covered. Frustrated by an overall dissatisfaction with local kolache choices, co-owners Wade and Greg decided to take matters into their own hands. The result of their hard work is the best damn kolaches you can find north of Hillsboro. The crew even sets up a pop-up drive-through for morning commuters, featuring two kolaches and a cup of Joe for only 5 bucks.

Critic’s choice: Heim Barbecue & Catering , 1109 W Magnolia Av, 817-882-6970

By now, it is no secret that Fort Worth’s premier craft barbecue purveyors have moved out of the trailer that helped them make a name for themselves and into brick-and-mortar digs on West Magnolia. Sure, the lines are still long, but now that the family-owned shop is open six days a week, you have ample opportunity to get your fix. Heim’s beyond-fork-tender pork ribs practically melt in your mouth. The smoky salt rub is reason enough to wait, but if standing in a queue isn’t your style, hit them up around 4pm to beat the after-work dinner rush.

Homecooking

Readers’ choice: Vickery Café, 4120 Vickery Blvd, 817-731-9933

Critic’s choice: West Side Café, 7950 Camp Bowie Blvd, 817-560-1996

Best known for its extensive breakfast menu, West Side Cafe is more than just your run-of-the-mill greasy spoon. Sure, you can sit at the bar, diner-style, and watch the cooks crank out plate after heaping plate of massive omelets, pancakes, and breakfast burritos. But the real treat is plopping down at a table for dinner service. Grandma’s favorites, like chicken and dumplings, fried catfish, and chicken-fried steak, are served with generous portions of classic sides such as mashed potatoes and turnip greens, all at prices that will transport you back decades.

Readers’ choice: Ol’ South Pancake House, 1509 S University Dr, 817-336-0311

Critic’s choice: Our Place, 915 W Debbie Ln, Mansfield, 817-473-9996

Our Place isn’t open past late lunch, but odds are, with the size of the portions, you won’t want or need dinner. Along with your breakfast of pancakes, French toast (traditional or made with giant sliced cinnamon rolls), or omelets, you’ll have your choice of hash browns, home fries, or grits, plus “bread” –– tortillas, biscuits, toast, or more pancakes. You can even order chicken-fried steak three different ways to start your day: as an accompaniment to your eggs, in an omelet, or as a sandwich. On weekends, the place is crowded from morning until afternoon, and even at 2pm on a random Tuesday, there may be a wait. It’s worth sitting a minute –– you can check out the fresh, homemade pies in the glass cases by the register.

Quesadillas

Critic’s choice: Tina’s Cocina, 961 W Magnolia Av, Ste D, 817-367-9807

At Tina’s Cocina, owner Juan Solis uses the recipes originated by his Mama Faustina at her taco stand in San Felipe, Mexico. You can order your quesadilla stuffed with bistec, pollo, asada, or several other meat offerings. Or order veggie-style, and you’ll find a farm’s worth of seasonal goodies grilled in Mexican oregano and other spices, sandwiched between gooey cheese and perfectly grilled flour tortillas. There’s just something comforting about a well-executed version of Mexican grilled cheese, and Tina’s does it right.

Readers’ choice: Buffalo Bros Pizza, Wings & Subs, 3015 S University Dr, 817-386-9601

Critic’s choice: Buffalo Bros

It might have seemed like a gamble back in the day: Would people in Fort Worth want a Buffalo, NY-themed restaurant? Now nearly 10 years in, the answer is, Yes, we like Buffalo Bros. There are only six wing flavors from which to choose –– no Hawaiian pineapple or lemon pepper foolishness here, just varying degrees of heat, Cajun, and barbecue. The juicy little drummettes and flats are fresh, flash-cooked in canola oil, and loaded with flavor. During happy hour, boneless wings are two for a buck, and the place has daily specials that include pizza, wings, and beer combos. Buffalo Bros is probably as close as most of us will get to Buffalo’s Anchor Bar, where legend has it that Buffalo wings were invented.

Carb Loading

Critic’s choice: Grain & Dairy Gourmet Grilled Cheese, 1222 W Hurst Blvd, Hurst, 817-616-3062

Although you’ll find fruit and salad at Owner/Chef Josh Roger’s new café in Hurst, the carbs overwhelm any other food choice. There are 10 grilled cheese menu items at Grain & Dairy Gourmet Grilled Cheese, including the carb-on-carb mac ’n’ cheese grilled cheese sammich. The variety of bread is stunning –– from a sweet, light brioche to sourdough to Italian Milano to a hearty honey wheat, you can pick your favorite way to carb-out. Save room for the mascarpone and Nutella grilled cheese dessert or the classic bread pudding. (Because how else would you end a bread meal?)

Boozy Brunch

Critic’s choice: Winslow’s Wine Cafe , 4101 Camp Bowie Blvd, 817-546-6843

Roaring laughter and not having to ask for refills are the two most important signs of a strong brunch following, found every Saturday and Sunday at Winslow’s. Order the bottomless mimosa special, and your glass won’t stay dry for long. Silver pitchers of Wycliff Champagne –– with a splash of orange juice, for color, of course –– are always nearby. Sip on the mimosa’s saltier sister, Bloody Mary, and you might catch a strip of bacon snaggled between your olives. Soak up the spirits you can’t handle in the doughiness of jalapeño biscuits or a brunch-style pizza.

Readers’ choice: Boo Ray’s of New Orleans, 7255 Boat Club Rd, 817-236-6149

Critic’s choice: King Crab Tap House , 2600 W 7th St, Ste 153, 817-332-0033

In the Montgomery Plaza location where so many other restaurants have failed over the years, this eatery seems to be hanging on, thanks to its sumptuous seafood boils and jambalaya dishes to feast on while you’re watching the big game. The wide selection of craft beer and the dog-friendly patio also seem to bode well for this brewpub.

Readers’ choice: Lettuce Cook, 5101 White Settlement Rd, 817-989-2665

Critic’s choice: Triumph Catering & Events , 512 W 4th St, 817-484-1544

Good catering tastes even better when the proceeds benefit a good cause. Supported by The Center for Transforming Lives, Triumph Catering & Events employs women in poverty to prepare, deliver, and serve delightful menus of fresh foods with interesting flavor profiles. Antipasto skewers and sliders, baked brie and bacon brochettes, endive cups and empanadas demonstrate the center’s mastery of the hor d’oeuvre. Just looking at the culinary themes of the organization’s party packages will make you salilvate. Schedule a sampling to see for yourself, and be sure to ask the coordinators for an explanation of how this catering service empowers impoverished women, children, and families in Tarrant County.

Readers’ choice: Terra Mediterranean Grill, 2973 Crockett St, 817-744-7485

Critic’s choice: Ninja Sushi & Grill, 4714 SW Loop 820, 817-377-0960

What happens when you take an overpriced food trend — sushi — and serve it buffet style for $12.99? Your mark of true business genius earns you a dedicated customer following. The Ninja Sushi that opened near Hulen Street offers clean, quality sushi rolls, a ramen station, a hot food bar, a small salad bar, and a chocolate fountain. The servers are attentive and friendly, and they won’t judge you if your fork flies wildly through a plate of seconds, thirds, and fourths. The eel roll has that effect on people.

Critic’s choice: Café Modern , the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, 817-840-2157

The best atmospheres bring light and inspiration into form. With floor-to-ceiling windows radiating light from the sun, across a reflecting pool, into a gallery and back out again, Café Modern’s aesthetic takes flight with light, so the dining conversation feels naturally inspired. The art makes the atmosphere here, and it’s carried through in everything, from the shape of the cutlery to the presentation of plates.

Farmers Market

Critic’s choice: Cowtown Farmers Market , 3821 Southwest Blvd

A dozen artisans do not a farmers market make. The Cowtown Farmers Market remains the truest representation of the farm-to-table foodway tradition because you’ll see more hard-working farmers at this market than anywhere else. Known widely as “The Weatherford Traffic Circle Farmers Market,” this place gets hopping 8am-12pm every Saturday in front of Texas Outdoors. Local farmers bring last week’s harvest. Some sellers back up trucks to the tents and sell off tailgates. Others bring laminated pictures of their goats, who you can thank for fresh feta, or their bees, who supply the honey. Everyone carts along an enthusiasm for what they’re selling.

Middle Eastern

Readers’ choice: Terra Mediterranean Grill, 2973 Crockett St, 817-744-7485

Critic’s choice: Qana Café and Hookah, 786- Chapin Rd, 817-862-9728

This eatery does staples like kafta and kibbeh perfectly well, while a selection of soups that rotate daily provide some variety and unusual combinations. Even if you don’t care for the cuisine of the Levant, you can still come here for superlative sandwiches and delicious desserts. We don’t know anyone who doesn’t like a good baklava.

Critic’s choice: Taco Casa, 8725 Camp Bowie West, 817-560-9077

Ordering Mexican at a fast food restaurant can assault the taste buds as well as the world’s methane levels. But this Taco Casa offers great-tasting tacos, burritos, and nachos and provides friendly service and a bright, colorful dining area where the tables are quickly cleaned, and the condiment table is always fully stocked. And the bathrooms are spotless.

Mac ’n’ Cheese

Critic’s choice: Horseshoe Hill Café, 204 W Exchange Av, 817-882-6405

This ain’t your kid’s mac ’n’ cheese. The generously portioned appetizer at Horseshoe Hill comes topped with tender chunks of spare-rib meat. It’s enough to feed a small posse of cowboys. Elbow pasta gets the boot in favor of al dente penne. Gobs of sharp Monterrey Jack coat every noodle, and Horseshoe Hill’s house-made barbecue sauce adds a subtle chipotle smokiness. The only downside is that this addictive dish just might leave you struggling to save room for the main course.

Meat/Seafood Market

Readers’ choice: Central Market, 4651 W Fwy, 817-989-4700

Critic’s choice: La Michoacana Meat Market , 4117 Denton Hwy, Ste 120, Haltom City, 817-281-4401

Selling fresh beef, chicken, pork, and fish, all cut to order, as well as marinated meats and hard-to-find items like espinazo (pork neck bones) and fajita norteña (pre-seasoned skirt steak), La Michoacana also houses a taqueria, meaning you don’t have to wait until you’re home to taste the auténtico Michoacana experience.

Critic’s choice: Oni Ramen , 2801 W 7th St, 817-882-6554

Oni Ramen co-owner and chef Jesus Garcia is really on to something. The richly sublime noodle soup was woefully underrepresented in Cowtown. Garcia recently opened up Fort Worth’s second ramen-dedicated brick-and-mortar shop, this one in the West 7th area. Traditional offerings come with a nuanced French influence (mirepoix, thyme, and bay leaves) that reflect Garcia’s formal culinary training. With offerings such as Salt Ramen and Straight Outta Kyushu, Garcia is noodling his way into the hearts and stomachs of local foodies.

Critic’s choice: Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen, 5724 Locke Av, 817-570-9555

Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen has been providing its Westside fanbase with inspired dishes since 2012, but it’s the ubiquitous salsa rojo that draws some of us back. In a sea of thick, bland, ketchup-like concoctions served on tables across North Texas, Mariposa’s offers an alternative mix of fresh tomatoes, peppers, tart lime juice, and finely minced spices that is both memorable and addictive. Not searingly spicy, slightly delicate, and bright in flavor, this salsa is the perfect topping to the flaky corn chips, grilled fish tacos, and Cuban-style rice or as a sidekick to the jalapeño margarita.

Readers’ choice: Carshon’s Delicatessen, 3133 Cleburne Rd, 817-923-1907

Critic’s choice: Oliver’s Fine Foods , 415 Throckmorton St, 817-744-7980

Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch during a busy workday or a hearty Sunday brunch following church, this venerable downtown eatery is perfectly situated to serve you. Omelets, pancake platters, sandwiches — this place excels at all of them and also includes a nice wine selection and a grocery store so you can pick up supplies for dinner as well.

Green Salsa

Critic’s choice: Salsa Limón, multiple locations

The ever-expanding Salsa Limón empire’s spicy, creamy avocado salsa is loaded with jalapeño flavor, but it doesn’t drown out the other components with heat. Like everything at “Milo” Ramirez’s outstanding taquerias, the salsa is a carefully constructed work of art that has more in common with a delicate beurre blanc than a run-of-the-mill hot sauce.

Critic’s choice: Pan Asia Cuisine , 5913 Donnelly Av, 817-615-9188

This emporium on the corner of Bryant Irvin Road and Camp Bowie Boulevard offers up so much variety that ordering from here can be nerve-racking. The Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese entrée selections are enough to make your head spin, but there are gems to be found in the voluminous menu, like the chicken Pad Thai and the wonton soup. The cheap prices make it easy to go back.

Critic’s choice: Funky Town Donuts , 1000 8th Av, 817-862-9750.

The way bakeries went during the cupcake craze, that’s how this shop does its donuts. You never know what kind of wacky artisanal flavors you’ll find here, whether it’s a donut topped with barbecue glaze and brisket or a stinging one with ghost pepper chile in its minty chocolate frosting. The shop is nestled away in the same building as a Jimmy John’s, but it deserves the same reputation among donut-heads that Melt has among ice cream lovers.

Critic’s choice: Rodeo Goat , 2836 Bledsoe St, 817-877-4628

Although Rodeo Goat is best known for its well-adorned burgers, don’t pass on the fries. The crispy hand-punched morsels stand up well on their own as a side, but the cheese fries are definitely the way to go, particularly if you’re dining with a crowd or trying to impress out-of-towners. The massive plate of spuds comes topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, and house-pickled jalapeños. If you’re feeling lucky, order the Cheese Fries Surprise. Surprise! Your fries are now topped with everything that’s on the normal cheese fries, plus a ton of homemade brisket chili. Be warned though: If you’re eating this alone, you will not have a room for a hamburger. Yes, that’s a dare.

Presentation

Critic’s choice: Le Cep Restaurant, 3324 W 7th St, 817-900-2469

Chef Sandra Avila’s gorgeously presented bites showcase the kitchen’s equal parts whimsy and care. Edible flowers are tastefully propped up against perfectly cooked foie gras colorful sauces are artfully drizzled over dessert entrées are composed with the geometric precision of a Tibetan monk’s Sand Mandala. Avila’s attention detail is breathtaking.

Best-Kept Secret

Critic’s choice: Black Market Bakery & Cafe , 1400 W Magnolia Av, 817-223-6909

When most kitchens in the Near Southside are closing for the night, Black Market Bakery & Café is just getting started. Open 12-6am Wed-Sat, Black Market is in a timeshare agreement with Nonna Tata, and the after-hours café offers vegan-friendly options, cookies, cakes, and fun dishes like sweet potato hash and goetta (a meat and oats mashup that’s popular in Cincinnati). Still new, it’s already become a popular destination for customers with the late-night munchies.


'Six-Foot Social' uncorks a fun, at-home wine class for Houstonians

Large scale food festivals may not be feasible at this time of social distancing, but one of Houston's most experienced food event organizers has a new way for people to learn about wine. Food & Vine Time Productions — the company behind events such as Wine & Food Week in The Woodlands, the Katy Sip & Stroll, and the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival in Galveston — has launched Six-Foot Social, an at-home wine education program.

Rather than go to an event venue to taste dozens of wines in the company of strangers, Six-Foot Social brings the tasting to a backyard, cul-de-sac, or driveway. A host partners with Food & Vine Time to organize an event. The group's staff evaluates the space, designates seating areas that are at least six feet apart, and provides a wine professional to lead the tasting.

"With the market being flooded by virtual everything, screen fatigue is a reality," Food & Vine Time co-founder Constance McDerby said in a statement. "Human nature craves community and the Six-Foot Social allows the communal experience safely."

In addition to complying with guidelines about maintaining physical separation, each Six-Foot Social event includes glassware, bottles of water, gloves for the presenters, and hand sanitizer. Costs start at $25 per person for groups of 12-40 (depending on the venue) a master sommelier can attend for an additional fee. Those interested in scheduling an event may email [email protected] for more information.

"I will admit that this is quite a different experience from hundreds of wines and dozens of restaurants being offered in large festival environments with live music and pop-up entertainment," McDerby said. "But, the core of the Food & Vine Time Productions’ mission is making wine approachable while helping people enjoy the learning journey and broaden their knowledge in the process."


Businesses for Sale in Fort Worth, TX

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Plano based Cookies by Design is seeking a local hands-on operator for this Ft Worth turn key operation. Our Omni Channel business model provides retail, B2B and online revenue streams to capture the full range of opportunity available for this protected territory. Operating since 1988 this business is a well established part of the Ft Worth community. The location is in a prime retail center providing walk in retail and a great service hub for delivery to the territory. Ft Worth, North Richland Hills, TCU West Cliff, Rivercrest, Benbrook, Keller are just a some of the areas included in the exclusive territory.Founded in 1983 Cookies by Design is the home of the "Original Cookie Bouquet" and still innovating fun and timely gifts daily. We invite you to give our product line up a look online at cookiesbydesign.com. Franchise Overview - https://www.cookiesbydesign.com/franchiseinfo.aspx

Our company was established 1986 and still run by the original owners. Retirement is the reason for sell. Company is fully operational with an average annual gross income of $2,100,000. Other than monthly operational cost, the company is debt free. The prime real estate is available for lease or purchase in addition to the company sell.

Estate sales are in demand, and the reasons for this are as unique as the contents in any given home. Some people request estate sale services when they downsize, move, divorce, or sell a second home. Others seek help when their parents retire, a transition to nursing home care, or pass away. More than 100 million Baby Boomers are on the verge of retirement in America, and about 10,000 people turn 65 every day. In all these life events, our team minimizes the difficulty of downsizing and moving on to the next chapter in life by managing all estate sales aspects. The Lemon Tree Home, Inc. (dba Blue Moon Estate Sales - Grapevine) is part of a national franchise under Blue Moon Estate Sales,

This company is part of an SBA-approved national franchise that delivers high quality painting services to both residential and commercial customers.Marketing, Operations, Recruiting, Sales, Finance and Training. These are the tools that help business owners take greater market share and attain larger Profit Margins. The franchise system is designed to help you run your business at a higher level.The many other benefits include:• Well-known, highly regarded name• Moneymaker w/ immediate growth opportunity• Recession-resilient market niche• Executive model (owner manages the business, not at the work sites)• No previous experience needed• Ongoing training & supportEverything is already

A well established Window Replacement company that delivers the most upon to date product technology using the latest installation techniques. In addition to using the best brands in the market, this has given this company a rock solid reputation in the area by consistently offering top-quality products, craftsmanship and value to customers. Their reputation has created consistently strong customer reviews which drive repeat and referral business.The majority of revenues comes from installation of replacement windows along with sliding and replacement doors.This is a small and nimble home based business. They had a seasoned installation specialist.Little or no inventory is required as

Profitable/Award Winning/High End Remodeling & Specialty Construction and Cabinet Company. Great Fort Worth location (Tarrant County, TX). Lender Pre-qualified!High Grossing Residential sales year over year. $2MM yearly revenues easily attainable with minimal marketing efforts. This Mid-Size High End Remodeling and Construction Company looking for next owner to take this already established construction business to the next level. Key management and sales staff in place. 2020 was a banner year with $1.9 M in sales. Separate custom cabinet department could be turned into a separate cabinetry business on its own. Custom cabinet center has its

The Real Estate is not for sale but the lease is assumable. Four venues under one roof! The 1st venue is a beautiful 6,000 square feet ballroom that can accommodate a wide variety of event needs including weddings, quinceaneras, Sweet Sixteens, Christmas Parties, Mitzvahs, corporate events and so much more! The ballroom is elegant with modern accents and timeless beauty. The bride or guest of honor can enjoy their own private Bridal Suite the day of the event, while the caterers have access to a fully equipped kitchen and the Groom and his groomsmen kick back and lounge in their own space. 300 guest capacity. The 2nd venue is a smaller wedding chapel. We host events from couples only

Since 1963, AAMCO has had the proven business system that has made it the undisputed industry leader, long ago having earned the distinction of being The World's Largest Transmission Specialists. AAMCO has consistently been voted the #1 franchise in its category by. More info

20 year DFW Towing Service Company is the go to local vendor for AAA, State Farm and Allstate Insurance Carriers. Owners retiring and looking for next generation owner. 150 call per day Pre-Covid. 100 calls per/day Post Covid. 7 fully operational wrecker trucks and flatbeds. No competition.20 Year wrecker business owner has become #1 24 hour Wrecker Service for AAA, State Farm and Allstate. Owner has grown DFW road service company to 7 24/7 wrecker trucks and 8 W2 employees since 2014.Local Road Service Company has little competition. Works exclusively with AAA, State Farm and Allstate Insurance carriers. Service company averaged 150

This dry cleaner is located so much new homes built.Seller wants to retire . Current monthly sale amount is $30,000 per month.He wants to sell less price than 10 years ago he purchased..If buyer has several pick up stations, that is great .Dry cleaner capacity is until $100,000 sale per months.

Mission’s Tortilla Route for sale in the Tarrant County, Texas region for $89,000! Currently generating $458,935 in yearly sales and nets $65,467. Distributorship and territory are purchased through seller and contracted through Mission Foods. Mission Foods currently distributes its well-known brand of tortillas, chips, and more. This route currently has 3 accounts delivering to popular grocery stores, a retail store, and cash accounts. Current owner is able to service this route in 4 days per week. Plenty of growth opportunity! For more details and financing options go HERE: https://routesforsale.net/mission-foods-route-tarrant-county-texas.html

The Seller has done all of the ground work to bring his many decades of restaurant business success and now it will reward the new owner. The Seller is wanting to transfer his jewel to a new owner so he can relocate to the shore. Owner is willing to train new owners, if needed, and provide owner financing for a portion of the sale price.HIGHLIGHTS*Restaurant/Late Night Entertainment was approaching 1 Million Dollars in Sales prior to Covid*2900 sq ft inside AND GENEROUS 1000 sq ft outside covered patio*Comes with proven menu and all recipes and vendor relationships*Considerable online presence through FB and other media outlets(all available

Mission’s Tortilla Route for sale in the Burleson, Texas region for $99,000! Currently generating $568,086 in yearly sales and nets $82,199. Distributorship and territory are purchased through seller and contracted through Mission Foods. Mission Foods currently distributes its well-known brand of tortillas, chips, and more. This route currently has 4 accounts delivering to popular grocery stores and super stores. Plenty of growth opportunity! For more details and financing options go HERE: https://routesforsale.net/mission-foods-route-burleson-texas.html

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Location is best of best. Very well set up donuts shop.Monthly average sale is $210,000.If Wife and husband work in this store , Net operating income is about $150,000.Great great.

This business provides embroidery services, screen printing, apparel and other promotional products. The embroidery and screen printing is done in-house. They have fulltime employees that are doing the embroidery and screen printing. They have sales people that interact with customers and order products as needed for client orders. With 11 full time employees they have a retail type location that makes it easy for clients to come into the business and be hands on with the products that they are ordering. This is a Business 2 business promotional company. They target medium and small business to sell custom promotional items. The business

(See attachments for more details) This business was founded in 1981 and is one of the longest running family owned businesses in this industry that is still owned and operated by the founder himself. For over 40 years this company has built a strong reputation for excellence, and has a very deep well of repeat residential and commercial clientele. The owner has taken great care to ensure that he only employs technicians who are all IICRC certified flood damage and restoration professionals to ensure all clients receive the best service possible.The company offers a full range of services including: Flood damage, upholstery, tile, hardwood,

This is a once in a generation opportunity to purchase a multi-unit, hands-off operation with great cast flow. The sales for the locations are actually up during COVID-19, with the combined sales up over 10% year-over-year. All locations are newly renovated and include drive-thrus! Real estate for 3 of the 4 locations is also available for sale - not included in the asking price (will have to negotiate separately). The listing includes all FF&E and leasehold improvements.This franchise has created a passionate customer following throughout the United States with more than 350 locations in 37 states and three foreign countries opening its 1st location in 1971 in Austin, Texas. The

Mission’s Tortilla Route for sale in the Fort Worth, Texas region for $79,000! Currently generating $497,255 in yearly sales and nets $60,502. Distributorship and territory are purchased through seller and contracted through Mission Foods. Mission Foods currently distributes its well-known brand of tortillas, chips, and more. This route currently has 5 accounts delivering to popular grocery stores and super stores. Plenty of growth opportunity! For more details and financing options go HERE: https://routesforsale.net/mission-foods-route-fort-worth-texas.html

Glass Doctor is North America's largest full-service glass franchise organization and the only national glass company to specialize in home, auto, and glass application More info

This seller is looking for a tailor who's ready to set out on their own. Do you or someone you know have a knack for sewing and want to make a living at it? Are you an employee at a tailor and want to be your own boss? This is a great opportunity to get in at a low entry point with an established clientele and reputation on which to build your net worth and income.As an owner operator you'll enjoy the benefits of being in charge of your career without the headaches of employees. Starting with a small existing business like this means you won't need to set up your own shop, find a lease, or worry about how you'll pay rent. This sturdy base

Snyder’s-Lance Chip route for sale in the Burleson, Texas region for $93,000! Requires an estimated $9,300 down! Currently generating an estimated $392,444 in yearly sales and nets $49,791! Distributorship and territory is purchased through Snyder’s-Lance. Snyder’s-Lance currently distributes its well-known brand of Snyder’s Pretzels, Lance Crackers, Stella Dora, Wise Chips, Kettle Chips, Archway Cookies, Cape Cod Chips, Terra Chips, Eat Smart, Pirates Booty Popcorn, Skinny Pop Popcorn, Emerald Peanuts, and more. This route currently has 10 accounts delivering to popular grocery stores, convenience stores, and gas stations. The current owner

Full Automotive Service Center and Retail Tire Sales established since 1991 servicing four generations of loyal local customers. Automotive and Tire Center has been in same Fort Worth location for over 50 years. Owner ready to retire after successful run in automotive service industry

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Our Favorite 19 Top Breweries in Dallas Fort Worth

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a cold one with friends at these top breweries in Dallas Fort Worth.

1. Union Bear Brewery &ndash Plano

Sold their first keg on 11/11/11.

Proud to be the first craft brewery in Dallas, Deep Ellum Brewing Co. has become as well known for their innovative brewing and exceptional quality as they have for their healthy disdain for the status quo.

Just like their notorious neighborhood, they are BOLD, FEARLESS, and UNAPOLOGETIC. They haven&rsquot blended in since they opened their doors in 2011.

Deep Ellum Brewing Co. wants your help in annihilating bland corporate beer (clears throat), and sharing a little bit of the BIGGER, BOLDER BEER from Deep Ellum, Texas.

16 Beers In Their Dallas Brewery Tap Room!

&ldquoDamn tasty craft beers brewed right here in Deep Ellum. We carry sixteen beers in our taproom.&rdquo Deep Ellum Brewing Co.

4. Tupps Brewery McKinney

&ldquoWe are proud to be in Texas, in the great city of McKinney and adjoined the historic Cotton Mill. When you visit, keep in mind that we want you to embrace the brewery, so put your feet on the tables, write your name on the wall and have a good ole time!&rdquo &ndash Tupps Brewery

Beer is the perfect blend of Art and Science.

Tupps Brewery starts with the Art of beer &ndash for this they use a big dose of creativity, validated with their eyes to judge the look, their noses to refine the smell, and then with their mouths to validate the taste.

Tradition is embraced here, but they&rsquoll also break the rules from time to time in order to create exciting new brews.

At Tupps, they believe beer is greatly enhanced when consumed in the company of close friends or random people who will soon be good friends.

This can be accomplished in the bars and pubs where you will find TUPPS beer, but you can also have this experience visiting their brewery.

Tupps has created an environment at this McKinney brewery that embraces the feel and the era of the historic Cotton Mill. When you visit Tupps, you will be immersed in the old Texas feel of the Cotton Mill and experience the past when things were slow and life was not as complicated.

Address: 721 Anderson St, McKinney, TX 75069 tuppsbrewery.com

5. On Tap &ndash Arlington

209 Unique Beers Offered!

On Tap is Arlington&rsquos premiere craft beer location. They have 50 rotating taps serving up Craft Beer, Wine, Cider, Mead, Cold Brew Coffee, Kombucha and Root Beer.

They never tap the same beer consecutively so every time you come in, you&rsquore bound to find new offerings. They also clean all their taps every 2 weeks as On Tap strives to have the most unique and tasty offerings year round.

Enjoy a flight of four 5oz fills or a pint for on-site consumption. On Tap also offer growlers and crowlers (can growlers) to go.

On top of that, they have an eclectic selection of unique and hard-to-find packaged beers for off-site consumption.

Address: 200 N Mesquite St #105, Arlington, TX 76011 ontapdfw.com

6. Breaking Brew Meadery &ndash Farmers Branch

First Mead Taproom in North Texas

But first&hellipwhat exactly is mead? Mead, one of the oldest alcoholic beverages, is fermented from honey which creates a gluten-free drink with a smooth, clean taste.

Breaking Brew Meadery serve on tap a rotating menu of chilled & lightly carbonated session meads (6-8% ABV) in a wide range of flavors.

YOU CAN ALSO CALL IT HONEY WINE

10 years ago, a family of home brewers wanted to do something different. After spending many of their nights and weekends crafting different beers and ciders, they discovered honey wine, or mead.

Combining their brewing techniques with mead was the perfect match, and after more time spent experimenting with the wide range of flavor combinations, they are now ready to share their creations.

The Gordon family welcomes you to Breaking Brew Meadery, the first mead tap room located in Dallas, Texas, for a new kind of brewery experience.

Try any of their mead (hrrmmm honey wine) currently on tap, and with several more flavors coming soon, each trip to the Meadery is sure to be different than the last.

Address: 14438 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX 75244 breakingbrewmeadery.com

7. Denton County Brewing Co. &ndash Denton

An Adult Playground!

Located in Downtown Denton, Denton County Brewing Co. is a brewery, pizza place, beer bar, and beer garden all in one.

DCBC is a locally owned, independent craft brewery. They serve beer born and brewed in Denton, Texas, alongside guest taps, wines, ciders, sake, and plenty of positive vibes.

Take your average craft beer bar and crank up the fun. Think of an adult playground complete with board games, trivia nights, delicious appetizers, and the coolest bar staff in the game.

Address: 200 E McKinney St, Denton, TX 76201 dentoncbc.com

8. 3 Nations Brewery &ndash Carrollton

ENGLISH ALE WITH A TEXAS TWIST

Four Bullets Brewery started off as a home brew kit one Christmas. After realizing he needed help, Jeff called on his friend, Andrew, for help. Andrew had been homebrewing since the mid-1980s and brewed to satisfy his own taste which was mostly English style ales from his homeland.

That first beer together was a very simple can extract kit and although the beer was good, Jeff and Andrew knew they could do better.

Together, they quickly moved on to full grain brewing and became more ambitious with the beers they created. Over time, they decided to go bigger and designed their own brewing system which was a scaled down commercial system.

The beer was greatly improved using the new system, and, after a few years of brewing and developing recipes, Jeff and Andrew decided they should take their brewing skills to the next level &ndash test the public and possibly go commercial.

The name of the brewery came one night while Jeff was playing poker and drinking one of their beers.

Jeff has been a poker fan for many years and mostly Texas Hold em&rsquo where the Ace is referred to as a bullet and he thought hey, what&rsquos better than Four Aces&hellip.?

So &ldquoFour Bullets&rdquo became the name for the brewery. All of Four Bullet Brewery beer names also come from a poker/casino theme.

Address: 640 N Interurban St, Richardson, Texas fourbulletsbrewery.com

11. Manhattan Project Beer Company &ndash Dallas

You&rsquoll never forget your first sip.

As with most craft beer businesses, Manhattan Project Beer Company began as a passionate hobby.

Although their love for craft beer precedes the formation of Manhattan Project, the group first came together in 2010 with a goal to design a ground up beer to meet certain specifications for a very important event, Karl and Misty Sanford&rsquos wedding.

During the 8-month design period, the group realized the unique synergy achieved by the combination of each person&rsquos particular skill.

Their common goal was to create a beer that would be appreciated by the designers, other craft beer drinkers, and those not yet exposed to beers beyond traditional American Lagers.

The project was a success. The beer started as an American Brown Ale and evolved into a Belgian Dark. Inception, as it is called, has a well-balanced Old World flavor that has gone on to win multiple awards.

Address: 2215 Sulphur St, Dallas, TX 75208 manhattanproject.beer

12. Peticolas Brewing Company &ndash Dallas

Peticolas Brewing Company, located in Dallas, is an honest, friendly, down-to-earth brewery delivering world class passion in a glass.

THE WILLIAM WALLACE OF CRAFT BEER

Michael Peticolas began his career as a lawyer, spending more than a decade in the field.

One of the most recognizable figures within the craft beer movement, Michael is advocating for expanding craft brewery rights across the great state of Texas.

From passing the bar to serving at one, this Dallas brewer knows beer is worth the fight.

With a free heart and the courage to follow it, he fought the city to permit the first breweries in modern-day Dallas. Now he&rsquos taking the fight to the Supreme Court.

For the first year, Michael was on his own, brewing 800 barrels of beer a year all by himself.

Michael is now co-chair of a legislative committee, which has been integral to changing Texas laws that have long hindered craft brewers.

Address: 1301 Pace St, Dallas, TX 75207 peticolasbrewing.com

13. Celestial Beer Works &ndash Dallas Breweries

Celestial Beerworks believes that beer should be consumed in its freshest state. They have a heavy focus on the hop-forward, approachable, complex styles.

While they enjoy brewing all styles of beer, they do have a borderline unhealthy obsession with hops.

Celestial Beerworks vows to never serve a beer that does not adhere to the highest standards.

You will never taste a beer that does not manifest the brewer&rsquos exact intention. Essentially, they live by the mantra &ldquohaze for days.&rdquo

Cheers, and drink galactically.

Address: 2530 Butler St, Dallas, TX 75235 celestialbeerworks.com

14. Pegasus City Brewery &ndash Dallas Breweries

Braindead is like the hip hop duo Black Star&hellip but instead of making awesome rap, they make great tap&hellipand food.

Address: 2625 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226 braindeadbrewing.com

16. Community Beer Company &ndash Dallas

For centuries, beer has brought people together, transcending identity or class.

At Community, they believe that craft beer can be a integral part of influencing local culture and creating memorable experiences.

Community Beer Company is where people can gather to enjoy goo company and great beer together.

BEER FOR THE GREATER GOOD

Located in Central Dallas, on the edge of the Dallas Design District, Community has become a strong part of the North Texas community and a hub for a diverse lineup of events that support local artists, musicians, and charities.

Address: 1530 Inspiration Dr #200, Dallas, TX 75207 communitybeer.com

17. Outfit Brewing &ndash Dallas

NOW, THAT THERE IS A GOOD OUTFIT

Outfit Brewing is a craft brewery and brew pub located in Dallas, Texas and owned by brothers Jordan Young and Mike Frazer.

Outfit Brewing opened its doors to the public in August of 2018. How did they get their name?

Jordan&rsquos grandfather used to refer to people&rsquos character as, &ldquothat there is a good outfit,&rdquo hence the inspiration for the name of the brewery: Outfit Brewing.


Houston Cider Co

Houston Cider Co has a wide variety of options at affordable prices — a must-visit for every cider lover out there. In a sea of breweries, this is Houston’s very first cidery. They change the menu very frequently and some of the cider styles can get pretty wild. But, it’s fun to go and just try a bunch of different kinds.

The cidery also has a very chill vibe with lots of seating, books and games, great music, and allow dogs. It’s a nice chill place to relax. Hang out with friends and family, and avoid the traditional bar crowd! Insider tips: their dry cider is traditional but if you’re one of those who like sweet cider, you’ll adore the sweet cherry pie cider! Try the pineapple jalapeno (very spicy!) and raspberry lemonade.

1125 W Cavalcade St, Houston, TX 77009. Call (832) 834-7151. Visit Houston Cider Co for more information.


Our Favorite 19 Top Breweries in Dallas Fort Worth

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a cold one with friends at these top breweries in Dallas Fort Worth.

1. Union Bear Brewery &ndash Plano

Sold their first keg on 11/11/11.

Proud to be the first craft brewery in Dallas, Deep Ellum Brewing Co. has become as well known for their innovative brewing and exceptional quality as they have for their healthy disdain for the status quo.

Just like their notorious neighborhood, they are BOLD, FEARLESS, and UNAPOLOGETIC. They haven&rsquot blended in since they opened their doors in 2011.

Deep Ellum Brewing Co. wants your help in annihilating bland corporate beer (clears throat), and sharing a little bit of the BIGGER, BOLDER BEER from Deep Ellum, Texas.

16 Beers In Their Dallas Brewery Tap Room!

&ldquoDamn tasty craft beers brewed right here in Deep Ellum. We carry sixteen beers in our taproom.&rdquo Deep Ellum Brewing Co.

4. Tupps Brewery McKinney

&ldquoWe are proud to be in Texas, in the great city of McKinney and adjoined the historic Cotton Mill. When you visit, keep in mind that we want you to embrace the brewery, so put your feet on the tables, write your name on the wall and have a good ole time!&rdquo &ndash Tupps Brewery

Beer is the perfect blend of Art and Science.

Tupps Brewery starts with the Art of beer &ndash for this they use a big dose of creativity, validated with their eyes to judge the look, their noses to refine the smell, and then with their mouths to validate the taste.

Tradition is embraced here, but they&rsquoll also break the rules from time to time in order to create exciting new brews.

At Tupps, they believe beer is greatly enhanced when consumed in the company of close friends or random people who will soon be good friends.

This can be accomplished in the bars and pubs where you will find TUPPS beer, but you can also have this experience visiting their brewery.

Tupps has created an environment at this McKinney brewery that embraces the feel and the era of the historic Cotton Mill. When you visit Tupps, you will be immersed in the old Texas feel of the Cotton Mill and experience the past when things were slow and life was not as complicated.

Address: 721 Anderson St, McKinney, TX 75069 tuppsbrewery.com

5. On Tap &ndash Arlington

209 Unique Beers Offered!

On Tap is Arlington&rsquos premiere craft beer location. They have 50 rotating taps serving up Craft Beer, Wine, Cider, Mead, Cold Brew Coffee, Kombucha and Root Beer.

They never tap the same beer consecutively so every time you come in, you&rsquore bound to find new offerings. They also clean all their taps every 2 weeks as On Tap strives to have the most unique and tasty offerings year round.

Enjoy a flight of four 5oz fills or a pint for on-site consumption. On Tap also offer growlers and crowlers (can growlers) to go.

On top of that, they have an eclectic selection of unique and hard-to-find packaged beers for off-site consumption.

Address: 200 N Mesquite St #105, Arlington, TX 76011 ontapdfw.com

6. Breaking Brew Meadery &ndash Farmers Branch

First Mead Taproom in North Texas

But first&hellipwhat exactly is mead? Mead, one of the oldest alcoholic beverages, is fermented from honey which creates a gluten-free drink with a smooth, clean taste.

Breaking Brew Meadery serve on tap a rotating menu of chilled & lightly carbonated session meads (6-8% ABV) in a wide range of flavors.

YOU CAN ALSO CALL IT HONEY WINE

10 years ago, a family of home brewers wanted to do something different. After spending many of their nights and weekends crafting different beers and ciders, they discovered honey wine, or mead.

Combining their brewing techniques with mead was the perfect match, and after more time spent experimenting with the wide range of flavor combinations, they are now ready to share their creations.

The Gordon family welcomes you to Breaking Brew Meadery, the first mead tap room located in Dallas, Texas, for a new kind of brewery experience.

Try any of their mead (hrrmmm honey wine) currently on tap, and with several more flavors coming soon, each trip to the Meadery is sure to be different than the last.

Address: 14438 Midway Rd, Dallas, TX 75244 breakingbrewmeadery.com

7. Denton County Brewing Co. &ndash Denton

An Adult Playground!

Located in Downtown Denton, Denton County Brewing Co. is a brewery, pizza place, beer bar, and beer garden all in one.

DCBC is a locally owned, independent craft brewery. They serve beer born and brewed in Denton, Texas, alongside guest taps, wines, ciders, sake, and plenty of positive vibes.

Take your average craft beer bar and crank up the fun. Think of an adult playground complete with board games, trivia nights, delicious appetizers, and the coolest bar staff in the game.

Address: 200 E McKinney St, Denton, TX 76201 dentoncbc.com

8. 3 Nations Brewery &ndash Carrollton

ENGLISH ALE WITH A TEXAS TWIST

Four Bullets Brewery started off as a home brew kit one Christmas. After realizing he needed help, Jeff called on his friend, Andrew, for help. Andrew had been homebrewing since the mid-1980s and brewed to satisfy his own taste which was mostly English style ales from his homeland.

That first beer together was a very simple can extract kit and although the beer was good, Jeff and Andrew knew they could do better.

Together, they quickly moved on to full grain brewing and became more ambitious with the beers they created. Over time, they decided to go bigger and designed their own brewing system which was a scaled down commercial system.

The beer was greatly improved using the new system, and, after a few years of brewing and developing recipes, Jeff and Andrew decided they should take their brewing skills to the next level &ndash test the public and possibly go commercial.

The name of the brewery came one night while Jeff was playing poker and drinking one of their beers.

Jeff has been a poker fan for many years and mostly Texas Hold em&rsquo where the Ace is referred to as a bullet and he thought hey, what&rsquos better than Four Aces&hellip.?

So &ldquoFour Bullets&rdquo became the name for the brewery. All of Four Bullet Brewery beer names also come from a poker/casino theme.

Address: 640 N Interurban St, Richardson, Texas fourbulletsbrewery.com

11. Manhattan Project Beer Company &ndash Dallas

You&rsquoll never forget your first sip.

As with most craft beer businesses, Manhattan Project Beer Company began as a passionate hobby.

Although their love for craft beer precedes the formation of Manhattan Project, the group first came together in 2010 with a goal to design a ground up beer to meet certain specifications for a very important event, Karl and Misty Sanford&rsquos wedding.

During the 8-month design period, the group realized the unique synergy achieved by the combination of each person&rsquos particular skill.

Their common goal was to create a beer that would be appreciated by the designers, other craft beer drinkers, and those not yet exposed to beers beyond traditional American Lagers.

The project was a success. The beer started as an American Brown Ale and evolved into a Belgian Dark. Inception, as it is called, has a well-balanced Old World flavor that has gone on to win multiple awards.

Address: 2215 Sulphur St, Dallas, TX 75208 manhattanproject.beer

12. Peticolas Brewing Company &ndash Dallas

Peticolas Brewing Company, located in Dallas, is an honest, friendly, down-to-earth brewery delivering world class passion in a glass.

THE WILLIAM WALLACE OF CRAFT BEER

Michael Peticolas began his career as a lawyer, spending more than a decade in the field.

One of the most recognizable figures within the craft beer movement, Michael is advocating for expanding craft brewery rights across the great state of Texas.

From passing the bar to serving at one, this Dallas brewer knows beer is worth the fight.

With a free heart and the courage to follow it, he fought the city to permit the first breweries in modern-day Dallas. Now he&rsquos taking the fight to the Supreme Court.

For the first year, Michael was on his own, brewing 800 barrels of beer a year all by himself.

Michael is now co-chair of a legislative committee, which has been integral to changing Texas laws that have long hindered craft brewers.

Address: 1301 Pace St, Dallas, TX 75207 peticolasbrewing.com

13. Celestial Beer Works &ndash Dallas Breweries

Celestial Beerworks believes that beer should be consumed in its freshest state. They have a heavy focus on the hop-forward, approachable, complex styles.

While they enjoy brewing all styles of beer, they do have a borderline unhealthy obsession with hops.

Celestial Beerworks vows to never serve a beer that does not adhere to the highest standards.

You will never taste a beer that does not manifest the brewer&rsquos exact intention. Essentially, they live by the mantra &ldquohaze for days.&rdquo

Cheers, and drink galactically.

Address: 2530 Butler St, Dallas, TX 75235 celestialbeerworks.com

14. Pegasus City Brewery &ndash Dallas Breweries

Braindead is like the hip hop duo Black Star&hellip but instead of making awesome rap, they make great tap&hellipand food.

Address: 2625 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226 braindeadbrewing.com

16. Community Beer Company &ndash Dallas

For centuries, beer has brought people together, transcending identity or class.

At Community, they believe that craft beer can be a integral part of influencing local culture and creating memorable experiences.

Community Beer Company is where people can gather to enjoy goo company and great beer together.

BEER FOR THE GREATER GOOD

Located in Central Dallas, on the edge of the Dallas Design District, Community has become a strong part of the North Texas community and a hub for a diverse lineup of events that support local artists, musicians, and charities.

Address: 1530 Inspiration Dr #200, Dallas, TX 75207 communitybeer.com

17. Outfit Brewing &ndash Dallas

NOW, THAT THERE IS A GOOD OUTFIT

Outfit Brewing is a craft brewery and brew pub located in Dallas, Texas and owned by brothers Jordan Young and Mike Frazer.

Outfit Brewing opened its doors to the public in August of 2018. How did they get their name?

Jordan&rsquos grandfather used to refer to people&rsquos character as, &ldquothat there is a good outfit,&rdquo hence the inspiration for the name of the brewery: Outfit Brewing.


Introducing 101 North: A California-Based Wine Brand Now Available Nationwide

The Wine Group and Anheuser-Busch continue their collaborative partnership with the release of 101 North which is now available nationwide. A popular-priced wine brand inspired by its California roots and the iconic U.S. Highway 101, the brand celebrates the spirit of adventure and discovery. The approachable, new collection was made to explore with rousing blends of richness and bold fruit flavors in every varietal. At launch, 101 North Wines are available in Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Moscato.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210405005098/en/

Introducing 101 North: A California-Based Wine Brand Now Available Nationwide (Photo: Business Wire)

"We’re excited to introduce the 101 North Wine Collection. I’ve been a winemaker for 12 years and personally grew up in Northern California right off the 101. These wines are inspired by the adventures that await across California’s diverse terrain," said Todd Jenkins, Winemaker for 101 North. "We hope the brand’s welcoming and colorful message piques the curiosity of consumers to try our unique blends and explore the wine category."

101 North Wines are California grown and have a depth of flavors and richness:

Cabernet Sauvignon features smooth notes of red cherry and rich blackberry.

Chardonnay with notes of green apple and sweet peach.

Pinot Grigio with notes of bright citrus, ripe pear and lemon zest.

Moscato featuring sweet aromas of white peach, pear and hints of citrus.

Each wine embodies the spirit of California with varietally correct taste profiles based on its terroir. The brand evokes the California aesthetic not only from the wine, but the place-centered packaging, reminiscent of the ocean views and sunny beaches on the southern coast all the way to the lush forests and stunning mountain vistas of the north. Wherever the adventure takes you, 101 North is perfect for a refreshing, celebratory toast after a long hike or spending the day relaxing at the beach. The thrill of discovery pours out into each and every glass.

101 North Wines are available in standard 750ml bottles and 500ml Tetra Paks in the varietals Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio only. These wines are now available nationwide, distributed via The Wine Group’s collaborative partnership with Anheuser-Busch. The 101 North Wine Collection will join Anheuser-Busch's Beyond Beer portfolio which includes brands like CACTI Agave Spiked Seltzer, Cutwater Spirits, BON V!V and more. Through this partnership, the two companies have also released MD 20/20 Spiked Punch which is available nationwide now. To learn more please visit www.101NorthWines.com or follow the brand on Instagram @101NorthWines.

About the 101 North Wine Collection

The 101 North Wine Collection inspires adventure at every turn with a collection of approachable, fruit-forward wines made from grapes grown exclusively in California. Developed by Winemaker Todd Jenkins, a California native and outdoor enthusiast, the brand is inspired by his home state and his love of exploration. The 101 North portfolio includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Moscato. Discover more about 101 North at www.101NorthWines.com or follow 101 North on Instagram.

Established in 1981, The Wine Group (TWG) is the world’s second-largest wine producer by volume. TWG is a privately-held, management-owned company with a portfolio of leading brands, including Cupcake, Franzia, Chloe, Benziger, Imagery, Seven Deadly Zins and 101 North.

For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has carried on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate more than 120 facilities, including breweries, wholesaler distribution centers, agricultural facilities and packaging plants, and have more than 19,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Thailand reports record virus cases Bangkok eases lockdown

H&M's online second-hand shop Sellpy launches in 20 more countries

Outlook on the Tilapia Global Market to 2026 - Impact Analysis of COVID-19 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

COVID-19: Vaccination bookings for Singapore students to begin from 1 June

Texas Democrats block ɽiscriminatory' bill on voting

Thailand reports record virus cases Bangkok eases lockdown

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H&M's online second-hand shop Sellpy launches in 20 more countries

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Outlook on the Tilapia Global Market to 2026 - Impact Analysis of COVID-19 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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COVID-19: Vaccination bookings for Singapore students to begin from 1 June

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Information to be delivered by Šiaulių Bankas at the CEO Meets Investor event

Šiaulių Bankas AB (hereinafter referred to as the Bank), company code 112025254, domicile address Tilžės st. 149, Šiauliai, Lithuania. Donatas Savickas, CFO will present the Bank’s financial results, recent development and future plans on 31 May 2021 at the Nasdaq Baltic event CEO Meets Investor. Please find enclosed the information to be delivered during the meeting. Additional information: Tomas Varenbergas Head of Treasury and Markets [email protected] , +370 5 203 22 00 Attachment 2021-05-31 SAB Nasdaq Vilnius renginys

Texas Democrats block ɽiscriminatory' bill on voting

A walkout by Democrats deprives the state legislature of a quorum to pass the divisive bill.

EMERGING MARKETS-Turkey's lira make strong come-back from all-time lows

Turkey's lira rose almost 1% on Monday, while an index of emerging market currencies was set for the best monthly performance this year, with the South African rand looking to post its biggest monthly rise in a year. Turkey's lira made a strong come-back, up almost 1%, from all-time lows. Data on Monday showed Turkey's economy grew a more-than-expected 7% year-on-year in the first quarter, as pandemic restrictions did not temper hot retail sales, exports and manufacturing.

The global synthetic biology market size is projected to reach USD 30.7 billion by 2026 from USD 9.5 billion in 2021, at a CAGR of 26.5%

during the forecast period. Factors such as the increasing demand for synthetic genes and synthetic cells, wide range of applications of synthetic biology, declining cost of DNA sequencing and synthesizing, increasing R&D funding and initiatives in synthetic biology, and increasing investments in the market are propelling the growth of this market.New York, May 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Synthetic Biology Market by Tools, Technology, Application and Region - Global Forecast to 2026" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05246309/?utm_source=GNW However, rising biosafety, biosecurity, and ethical concerns related to synthetic biology is likely to hamper the growth of this market.The oligonucleotides and synthetic DNA segment is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period.On the basis of tool, the synthetic biology market is broadly segmented into oligonucleotides & synthetic DNA, enzymes, cloning technology kits, synthetic cells, chassis organisms, and xeno-nucleic acids.In 2020, the oligonucleotides and synthetic DNA segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.This can be attributed to factors such as the rising demand for synthetic DNA, synthetic RNA, and synthetic genes, which are used in a wide range of applications, such as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, personal care, flavors and fragrances, probiotics, green chemicals, and industrial enzymes.The genome engineering segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.On the basis of technology, the market is segmented into gene synthesis, genome engineering, sequencing, bioinformatics, cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, measurement and modeling, microfluidics, nanotechnology.The genome engineering segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to factors such as the increasing use of engineering technologies for manipulating complex genomes, growing therapeutics development for cancer and other diseases, and the increasing technological advances in CRISPR-toolbox and DNA synthesis technologies.The medical applications segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.Based on application, the synthetic biology market is segmented into medical applications, industrial applications, food & agriculture, and environmental applications.The medical applications segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.Factors such as the extensive research on new and better treatments, coupled with the availability of huge private and public funding for the discovery of novel therapies, is the primary driver for the medical applications segment’s growth.The Asia Pacific is projected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period.The synthetic biology market is divided into North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.In 2020, North America accounted for the largest share of the synthetic biology market.However, the APAC region is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period owing to the growth in the number of pharmaceutical & biopharmaceutical companies, the increasing number of healthcare & life science facilities, and increasing requirements for regulatory compliance in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, growing number of international alliances, heavy funding for synthetic biology research, and strong government support. Furthermore, the increasing focus on the Asia Pacific markets due to their low-cost manufacturing advantage also provides growth opportunities for manufacturers.The primary interviews conducted for this report can be categorized as follows:• By Respondent: Supply Side- 70%, and Demand Side - 30%• By Designation (Supply Side): Managers - 45%, CXOs and Directors - 30%, and Executives- 25%• By Region: North America -40%, Europe -25%, Asia-Pacific -20%, Latin America -10%, and Middle East and Africa -5%Lists of Companies Profiled in the Report:• Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (US)• Merck KGaA (Germany)• Agilent Technologies, Inc. (US)• Novozymes A/S (Denmark)• Ginkgo Bioworks (US)• Amyris, Inc. (US)• Precigen, Inc. (US)• GenScript Biotech Corporation (China)• Twist Bioscience (US)• Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (US)• Codexis, Inc. (US)• Synthego Corporation (US)• Creative Enzymes (US)• Eurofins Scientific (Luxembourg)• Cyrus Biotechnology Inc. (US)• ATUM (US)• TeselaGen (US)• Arzeda (US)• Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. (US)• New England Biolabs (US).Research Coverage:This report provides a detailed picture of the synthetic biology market.It aims at estimating the size and future growth potential of the market across different segments, such as tool, technology, application, and region.The report also includes an in-depth competitive analysis of the key market players, along with their company profiles, recent developments, and key market strategies.Key Benefits of Buying the Report:The report will help market leaders/new entrants by providing them with the closest approximations of the revenue numbers for the overall synthetic biology market and its subsegments.It will also help stakeholders better understand the competitive landscape and gain more insights to better position their business and make suitable go-to-market strategies.This report will enable stakeholders to understand the market’s pulse and provide them with information on the key market drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05246309/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. 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Information about the total number of shares and voting rights on 31 May 2021

Company announcementfor ROCKWOOL International A/SRelease no. 16 – 2021to Nasdaq Copenhagen 31 May 2021 Information about the total number of shares and voting rights on 31 May 2021 As disclosed by company announcement no. 12-2021, the Annual General Meeting of ROCKWOOL International A/S on 7 April 2021 adopted a proposal to reduce the company’s share capital from nominally DKK 219,749,230 to nominally DKK 216,207,090 by cancellation of the company’s own class A and class B shares. The capital decrease was completed and registered with the Danish Business Authority on 7 May 2021. With reference to section 32 of the Danish Capital Markets Act, it is hereby disclosed that the share capital and voting rights in ROCKWOOL International A/S as per 31 May 2021 are as follows: Share capitalNominal valueVoting rightsClass A share capitalDKK111,555,580111,555,580Class B share capitalDKK104,651,51010,465,151Total DKK 216,207,090122,020,731 Further information: Thomas HarderDirector, Group Treasury & Investor RelationsROCKWOOL International A/S+45 46 55 86 77 Attachment SE-2021-16_EN


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