Shake up your weekend with dinner and a movie in Fort Worth. Fill up on fine Texas cuisine from Award-Winning Chef Jon Bonnell at his gourmet restaurant serving Tex Mex and southern Texas fusion fare. Then, hop into a movie at Ridgmar Movie Tavern in Fort Worth, where you can also sip cocktails and beer, with fall flicks like The Three Musketeers.
Plot Summary: The hot-headed young D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman) joins forces with three rogue Musketeers (Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson) in this reboot of Alexandre Dumas’ story. They must stop the evil Richlieu (Christoph Waltz) and face off with Buckingham (Orlando Bloom) and the treacherous Milady (Milla Jovovich). The action adventure is given a state of the art update in 3-D. — (C) Summit
Critics Score: 26
Audiences Score: 51
Reviews: It plays admirably fast and loose with Alexandre Dumas’ classic tale, but in every other respect, The Three Musketeers offers nothing to recommend — or to set it apart from the many other film adaptations.
Embrace the fall weather and enjoy the fresh air with horseback riding in Fort Worth. You don’t have to be a Texas rodeo cowboy to hop on a horse at trail rides near your Lincoln Trinity Bluff apartment. Check out five ranches and stables in Dallas/Fort Worth for all riding levels that will guide you along scenic trail rides by horse.
Marchall Creek Ranch in Southlake offers trail rides around Lake Grapevine. All levels of riders can enjoy the casual ride through beautiful scenery, big pastures and wooded trails. Just choose your riding level and pay $30-50 per person for one- or two- hour trail excursions.
Benbrook Stables in Fort Worth offers trail rides on scenic trails around Lake Benbrook. You can jump into the daily, hourly trail rides for all levels with reservations and get going for $30 per horse per hour. Find out more about these stables and trail rides on Facebook and Yelp.
Agave Hurricane Trail Company also offers trail rides around Lake Grapevine for $30 per hour or $50 per two hours. You can also contact them about specialty rides for picnics and excursions with meals or overnight lodging.
If you’re also looking for a nearby fall getaway, Wildcatter Ranch in Graham and Rough Creek Lodge and Resort in Glen Rose also offer trail rides at the relaxing resort getaways. They also have other fall activities to make your stay entertaining and memorable.
When you get to the ghoulish town, you’ll have to check out a Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour to lead you on your hunt for ghosts. Although fairly new, these tours are already gaining notoriety and positive reviews for the knowledgeable stories and theatrical costumes.
Your tour guides, dressed in Civil War era attire, will take you around Granbury’s Historic Square for just $10 per person, or you can take the newest Last Mile Historical Cemetery Tour on Saturdays. You’ll hear about John Wilkes Booth and Davy Crockett tales around town and see the graves of legendary figures like General Hiram B. Granbury and Jesse James.
You can also tour the town on your own schedule while still hearing the haunted tales with the company’s audio tours. Purchase a driving or walking audio tour with a PDF map online for just $5 each.
While you’re in Granbury, check the calendar for other Halloween events in the city like Ghosts in the Theatre at Granbury Opera House, and get updates on ghost tours on Facebook.
Don’t be boring on Halloween. Come up with something scary, hilarious, new for 2011, or classic and cool at Fort Worth’s nearby Halloween costume stores. Check out four ways to shop for Halloween costumes near Lincoln Trinity Bluff.
Magic Etc. in Fort Worth carries party effects, costumes and more for you to throw a party or get dressed for a party. You can shop their huge selection of costumes, or you can rent a more elaborate one. They’ve also got all the makeup, wigs, prosthetics, synthetic beards, and more to complete your look and transform you. You can preview some of their costumes on Facebook, like Morphsuits and Michael Myers masks, and see what other shoppers said about the selection on Yelp.
Goodwill Fort Worth offers an eclectic, cheap selection of apparel that you can mix and match for a costume. They’re even holding a Halloween Costume Contest; buy at least three items, fill out an entry form with your finds and the best costume combinations will win gift certificates or even an iPod Touch 8GB. Check out some of their own costume ideas on Facebook. You can also similarly piece together your costumes at Fort Worth’s Thrift Town thrift store.
You’ll find the mega Halloween store Spirit Halloween at Fort Worth locations like Ridgmar Town Square, Overton Ridge, and Eastchase Marketplace. Shop in store or online for a selection of all the latest costume trends, like Angry Birds, Lady Gaga, California Girls, and Dumb and Dumber costumes.
Halloween Express also carries a large selection online and in stores of costumes, wigs, masks, makeup, accessories, and decorations. Find them at The Parks Mall in Arlington or LakePointe Crossings Beside Toys R Us in Lewisville. Register your email before you shop for a $5 coupon on all the latest 2011 costumes like Glee’s Sue Costume, pirates, smurfs, and more.
Houston Street Bar and Patio: This downtown pub features a rooftop patio for outdoor dining, big TV’s and projector screens for watching sports, live music, pool, games, and 80 brands of beer. Fort Worth Hole in the Wall recommends watching sports and ordering outside food at the bar, or sipping at the great patio.
Rick O’Shea’s: This happy-go-lucky Houston Street bar offers a full bar and nice selection of beer, dart boards, pool tables, and jukebox music. Customers on Yelp say they love the rarely crowded dive bar atmosphere.
Paddy Red’s Irish Pub: Located on Throckmorton Street, this Irish pub and sports bar features nearly 400 beers, a full bar, jukebox Irish music, big TVs, pool, and games. Customers on Yelp say they go for the friendly bartenders, relaxed entertainment and under-the-radar vibe.
Malone’s Pub: This Calhoun Street bar was voted best pub in 2008 and best bar in 2009 by the FW Weekly for it’s laid-back vibe and friendly staff. Reviewers on Citysearch say they love the chillaxed, diverse crowd and great drink specials.
Embargo: This Cuban rustic lounge pub offers sophisticated drinks and South American beers with late-night food and live music. Get there for Buchata, Salsa, Merengue, and other Latin music, and enjoy the best bar decor, authentic handmade Cuban mojitos, girls nights out, and bartenders, as voted by FW Weekly and FW Magazine. Read reviews on Yelp and Urbanspoon.
Durty Murphy’s: A local favorite, this Irish pub offers cheap, casual dive bar drinks and atmosphere on Houston Street. Check them out on Facebook.
Find frights, monsters and ghouls around Fort Worth.
Things are getting scary around Lincoln Trinity Bluff as the Halloween season heats up. Celebrate the frightening holiday with big haunted houses, Halloween at the zoo, real hauntings, and thrilling rides around Fort Worth.
Show up in costume for Boo at the Zoo in Fort Worth on October 21-23 and 28-30. The annual family-friendly event will feature spooky Halloween decor, events and candy.
About an hour away from Fort Worth, get to the Waxahachie Screams Park for serious scares. Open Fridays and Saturdays and through October 30, this Halloween attraction features five ways to get scared for just $25 per person. Walk through the Castle of Darkness, 3D Pirates of Peril Point, The Arcane Asylum, Unkel Koy’s Klown Maze, and Ghoulish Graveyard. They’ll also show classic horror movies, lead you through the Trail of Terror maze, scare you with roaming monsters, make you laugh with Scary-Oke, and entertain you with other activities like psychics and games. Check it out on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Get thrills and chills at Fright Fest 2011 at Six Flags Over Texas. Get tickets online for as little as $37 per person to Halloween attractions like Cirkus Berzerkus, Skullduggery, Cadaver Hall Asylum, and Dead End. You’ll also see Halloween shows and bands and encounter terrifying sights on your favorite rides.
Find more haunted houses near Fort Worth on HauntWorld.com. Where will you be on Halloween in Fort Worth?
Vote for Canstructions, and donate to Tarrant Area Food Bank.
Hunger is not typically a devastating problem you think of in your own country, but food instability is on the rise right around your own home. Take time out of your day, even just five minutes, to help out Fort Worth-area food banks and help feed your neighbors around Lincoln Trinity Bluff. Find a way to help Fort Worth’s own Community Food Bank, Tarrant Area Food Bank (serving 13 counties) and the North Texas Food Bank.
Donate: Local food banks will accept both food and monetary donations to help their cause. Check the online wish list and donation guidelines for more details on donating food.
Volunteer: Local food banks are also looking for extra hands to help with sorting food in the warehouse, administrative assistance, events, and community outreach.
Support: When your local food bank has an event, just attend to show your support. October 9-16, check out the artistic constructions using canned food at North East Mall, and vote for your favorite at Canstruction with a $1 donation per vote to Tarrant Area Food Bank. You can also buy tickets now for just $50 per person to Delish at Galleria Dallas: A Celebration of Cuisine on October 20. The culinary event will feature live entertainment and samples benefitting local charities; purchase your tickets through the North Texas Food Bank to benefit their cause.
Gossip: Just by spreading the word about hunger statistics, food bank events and local needs, you can help out your local food banks. Follow Tarrant on Facebook and Twitter, North Texas on Facebook and Twitter and Community Food Bank on Facebook.