Nov 11

Fort Worth Night With Fine Mexican Dining & “Puss In Boots”


Grab dinner and a movie in Fort Worth!

What do you get when you mix grown-up fine dining with an animated movie for all ages?  A fun night out in Fort Worth!  Warm up your fall nights in Fort Worth with Mexican cuisine and a spicy movie.  Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana serves beautiful gourmet tapas, soups and salads and tasting menus by Executive Chef Lanny P. Lancarte, II, with fines wines and tequila from the onsite cellar.  After dinner, settle into a movie with the Spanish, charming cat from “Puss in Boots” at Starplex Cinemas.  This happy-go-lucky movie has humor for all ages and a celebrity cast with Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Amy Sedaris.

Source: Yelp
Name: Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana
Location: 3405 W Seventh St. Fort Worth, TX 76107
Reviews: 30

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Lanny is the great-grandson of legendary Joe T. Garcia, and he is from Ft. Worth; furthermore, you can not go wrong. My girlfriend and I arrived promptly…Read More

Was there for lunch yesterday; it was great! From the delicious food down to the cool dishes, this place rocks! (It’s worth mentioning, they’ve got a…Read More

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Nov 11

Fort Worth Bars Heat Up Hot Drinks For Winter


Try cafe cocktails at Fort Worth bars.

As Fort Worth begins to cool for winter, you can warm up at bars and restaurants near Lincoln Trinity Bluff, serving warm cocktails, spiked coffee and hot sake.  Try the drinks and cocktail menus at Ferre Restaurant, Cabo Grande and Piranha Killer Sushi.

  • Warm Cocktails: At Ferre Ristorante e Bar in Sundance Square, you can order from a selection of warm and tasty cocktails.  They’ve got a Hot Apple Pie cocktail with hot apple cider and Tuaca, Cafe Ferre with Bailey’s and Frangelico, Cioccolata di Romano with Sambuca and Kahlua, and Cafe Amore with amaretto and Godiva liqueur.  All of these hot, dessert cocktails are just $8 each.
  • Spiked Coffee: At Cabo Grande, you can order hot coffee drinks with liqueurs after your spicy Mexican dinner.  Coffee bar drinks include the Chocolate Mint Cafe with Godiva liqueurs and Creme de Menthe, Night in Cabo with Gran Marnier and Frangelico, Cafe de Mexico with tequila and cinnamon, and Cafe Amore with amaretto and fresh cherries.
  • Hot Sake: Don’t forget, you can also always find hot drinks at sushi restaurants serving premium sake.  Try Piranha Killer Sushi‘s sake menu, with fine sakes ranging from $7-69.

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Nov 11

Indie Holiday Shopping At Dallas/Fort Worth Arts District


Dude Sweet Chocolate offers artisan candy in Bishop Arts District.

Get away from brand names and retail chains to one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s premier destinations for local art and eats.  The Bishop Arts District is full of unique independent boutiques, art galleries, eateries, and entertainment.  Take a trip to this Dallas destination to get a head start on holiday shopping or just to see a new side of your area close to Lincoln Trinity Bluff.  While you’re browsing new art for your apartment, check out Espumoso Caffe for specialty coffee, tea, smoothies, and snacks while you shop.

Source: Yelp
Name: Bishop Arts District
Location: North Bishop Ave & W Davis St Dallas, TX 75208
Reviews: 32

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Love Bishops Arts! It is a little foodie haven. They have lots of good restaurants (Eno’s, Tillman’s, Hatties, Veracruz, etc.) and some fun shops to walk…Read More

I knew I’d love it here. For months I heard whispers of a far away yet so close land with art galleries, vintage shops, soda shops, and yummy eateries…Read More

Excellent restaurants, one-of boutiques, and unique shops.  Small, locally-owned business is written all over this district, and I LOVE it.  I’m a big fan of supporting all that is local…Read More

Source: Yelp
Name: Espumoso Caffe
Location: 408 N Bishop Ave – Ste 105 Dallas, TX 75208
Reviews: 16

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Great coffee shop complete with coffee, tea, and espresso beverages.  Be sure to try the empanadas — amazing!!  Great outside seating, indoor window box seat, couches, and small cafe tables…Read More

When I head down to Bishop Arts District my first stop is Espumoso Café. Whether you’re looking for superb coffee drinks, delectable deserts, refreshing tropical smoothies or flavorful empanadas Espumoso always satisfies…Read More

Best coffee I’ve ever had. I love coming to Bishop Arts District. Espumoso is by far the coolest coffee place in DFW….Read More

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Nov 11

Fort Worth Thanksgiving: Races, Dining, Parades, & Shopping


Enjoy a festive Stockyards Station after Thanksgiving.

Put some pep in your step Thanksgiving weekend with festive holiday events around Lincoln Trinity Bluff.  Work up an appetite at the Fort Worth Turkey Trot, and enjoy gourmet Thanksgiving meals in Fort Worth.  After Thanksgiving, the fun continues in town with a parade of lights at Sundance Square, holiday festivities at Stockyards Station and, of course, Thanksgiving weekend sales at shopping centers near your apartment.  Don’t miss out on all the holiday fun!

  • Fort Worth Turkey Trot: This fun run on November 24 is a great family-friendly event benefiting the Fort Worth YMCA.  Register for $23-35 per person, depending on when you register, plus $3 per runner for chip timing.  There will be a 5K fun run/walk, 10K race and 1K Gobbler Trot starting 8-8:35 a.m.  You can register online or at Luke’s Locker.
  • Thanksgiving Dining: If you’re looking for a more relaxing, gourmet Thanksgiving meal, dine out for the holiday at FERRE Ristorante e Bar.  Located at Sundance Square, this contemporary Italian-Tuscan restaurant will cater to you with a three-course Thanksgiving dinner.  You’ll enjoy roasted turkey, seafood linguini, pumpkin pie bread pudding, bittersweet chocolate mousse cake, and mini Texas pecan pies for $35 per person.  Find more Thanksgiving menus on OpenTable.
  • Parade of Lights: This beautiful holiday parade will take place November 25 at about 5 p.m. in downtown Fort Worth.  This 29th annual parade will feature 500,000 lights, performers, floats, and other holiday themed sights.  The lighting of the Sundance Square Christmas Tree will follow the evening parade.  Sundance Square will also host a Holiday Fun Zone for kids and Santa visits that day.
  • Thanksgiving Weekend at Stockyards Station: November 25-27, the Fort Worth Stockyards Station will celebrate the holidays with photos with Santa, holiday face painting and gun fight shows, while you shop and dine for gifts for your family and friends.
  • Thanksgiving Sales: Stay tuned for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Thanksgiving weekend sales around Fort Worth to score amazing deals on gifts for the holidays.

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Nov 11

Texas Brunch & Soothing Spa Services Near Fort Worth


Indulge in apple pancakes and brunch at Deb and Steve's.

Enjoy a relaxing, luxurious weekend with brunch and spa services around your Fort Worth apartment.  You’ll find an under-the-radar breakfast spot that hits the spot and a calming spa nearby in Southlake.  Deb and Steve’s Cafe is a local favorite with Texas breakfast served anytime.  After sleeping in late, you can revive yourself with fluffy eggs, sugary french toast, apple or granola pancakes, or healthy oatmeal and fresh fruit.  Head over to Southlake Town Square afterwards for soothing services at Coldwater Creek Spa (who knew this outdoorsy retail store had a hidden spa?).  You’ll leave polished, massaged, glowing, and renewed with their facials, treatments and other enticing services.

Source: Yelp
Name: Deb & Steve’s Cafe
Location: 280 Commerce St – Ste 125 Southlake, TX 76092
Reviews: 21

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We go almost every week for their breakfasts. Their food is good+ in my opinion. Their customer service is great and they emit a great vibe. I have tried…Read More

This place is the real deal. A true Hidden Gem in Southlake. The food is awesome, prices are great, and everything is made from scratch, including the salad…Read More

Ok, after reading the reviews, I decided to make the drive for lunch with visions of a great meatloaf sandwich in my head. Indeed this place is pretty hard…Read More

Deb & Steve’s Cafe

Source: Yelp
Name: Coldwater Creek Spa
Location: 422 Grand Ave W Southlake, TX 76092
Reviews: 7

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Amazing spa! The staff was friendly and very helpful. I will be back to check out the pedicures!…Read More

I have been to this spa several times for manicures and pedicures, had different people every time, and have always walked out feeling relaxed with great…Read More

My girlfriends and I booked a spa afternoon here a week ago. I had a 50 minute Essential Massage with the hot stone enhancement and a manicure. After we…Read More

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Nov 11

3 Holiday Doggie Gifts For Fort Worth Pet Owners


Shop healthy treats for your dog in Fort Worth.

Fort Worth pet stores and boutiques offer innovative doggie gifts for your pet-friendly apartment at Lincoln Trinity Bluff or for pet owners on your holiday shopping list.  Wrap your pet in style, comfort and good health with comfy collars, healthy dog treats and unique dog bowls for your apartment.  You’ll find the perfect gift or the coolest toys and accessories for your own dog at stores like Glamour Paws and Marshall Grain Company.

  • Comfy Collars: Glamour Paws pet boutique carries ChokeFree pet shoulder collars, which wrap around your pet without putting pressure on their windpipe.  Stylish, too, they also come in assorted colors with silver paw embellishments on both sides.
  • Healthy Dog Treats: Marshall Grain Company carries organic and natural pet food, and you can find healthy, gourmet treats for dogs, too.  You can find Wellbars Dog Treats baked with fresh fruits and healthy grains and Innova HealthBars with flavorful ingredients from all of the five basic food groups.
  • Texas-Style Bowls: Glamour Paws also carries pet bowls with Texas flair for your pet-friendly apartment.  The Bochini Wine Box Feeder features unique “wine box” designs with wine and horseshoe prints.  In addition to the fun style, they also raise the pet dishes off the floor, making it easier for your pet to eat their food.

If you’re looking for an upscale, pet-friendly apartment in Fort Worth, give Lincoln Trinity Bluff a call today at 1-888-318-9702 to schedule a tour of the urban, luxurious apartments in Uptown.

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Nov 11

3 Fort Worth Holiday Cooking Classes For Gourmet Dishes


Cook up delicious, gourmet dishes for Thanksgiving.

Get your holiday dishes just right for Thanksgiving with fun and professional cooking classes around Lincoln Trinity Bluff.  Fort Worth area markets and culinary stores are hosting holiday cooking classes this November so you can pick up new recipes and professional techniques to bring home to your kitchen.  Check out classes at Central Market, Market Street United and Williams-Sonoma.

  • Central Market: Your Fort Worth location is offering holiday cooking classes, where you can also shop for ingredients right after.  Upcoming classes include Thanksgiving Desserts on November 13, Easy as Pie on November 14, Holiday Cocktail Party November 19, and Make and Take: Holiday Sides for Six on November 22.  Classes are $55-75 per person.
  • Market Street United: In Colleyville, Market Street offers culinary classesm, $40-50 each, for November including Unconventional Side Dishes on November 10, Cocktail Nibbles on November 11, Company’s Coming on November 14, Thanksgiving-Olen Jack Style on November 16, and Turkey Brining and Sides on November 22.  They’ve also got classes for kids on Mini Pies and Tarts!
  • Williams-Sonoma: This culinary store offers free in-store events like cooking and technique classes at their Fort Worth location at South University Drive.  Upcoming November classes include The Perfect Turkey on November 6-7, Thanksgiving Sides and Stuffings on November 13-14 and Williams-Sonoma All-Star Thanksgiving on November 20-21.

Read more on tips for the perfect Thanksgiving Turkey and preparing your apartment for the holidays.

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Nov 11

5 Fort Worth Clocks To Set For Daylight Saving Time


Find novelty clocks in Fort Worth to set for daylight saving.

There’s a fall treat in store for you this Sunday when daylight saving time ends for 2011, giving you an extra hour of snooze time in your upscale Fort Worth apartment.  At 2 a.m. on November 6, your time changes to 1 a.m.  Don’t forget to wind back your manual clocks on Sunday, and if you’re in the market for a chic clock to decorate your walls, check out the clocks at local stores like Redrose Texas and Pier 1 Imports.

  • Redrose Texas, located in River Oaks, offers Western decor and accessories including clocks for your walls, tables and shelves.  Get kitschy clocks with tons of Texas flair, like a Texas Shaped State Flag Wall Clock, Table Top Saddle Clock and Western Horse Table Clocks, all just $9-20 each.
  • At Pier 1 Imports, located on Carroll Street and Overton Ridge Boulevard, you’ll find charming clocks with a variety of antique, colorful and modern styles.  Add an eye-popping Amber Mosaic Clock made of sparkling glass and iron or a unique oval-shaped and antique-style Bird Clock.

Remember to set your manual clocks in your car and kitchen, too!

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