One of the greatest things about Fort Worth is how we grow and offer new, exciting surprises along side our classic, favorite things.
This is certainly true of our food. I'm a firm believer that given the choice between eating at a local establishment, and a place that has watered down any originality by mass producing it's product, there really is no choice. I choose local every time. It's what makes us Fort Worth. Its where we take out of town visitors. It's where we grew up. It's a part of lives.
We are living in the promise land of good food around here! Tex Mex, steak, seafood, Asian cuisine, local cheese shops and bakeries...it gives me such pride to have so many options. And it is true, some of those options can include a direct result of our growing economy that attracts national chain advancement.
Recently, with the construction of the 7th street bridge, Downtown hasn't been a destination. I know it's always there for the most amazing steak you will ever eat, or jazz music with an exceptional cocktail, but in the summer heat, I don't prefer a long walk to parking garages, or the sound of construction while enjoying a meal on a patio. So, when I ventured down this past weekend, I discovered something about the city I love so much.
Our local list of places to enjoy is fighting back. Time honored preferences and new choices are are on the same block! We can support local economy and business owners and progress that are unique to Fort Worth, all while sprinkling the variety into our meal plans.
Thank you, local business owners, for striving for your dreams, for being steadfast amidst the orange cones, and for offering us the fruits of your labor.
We do not partake without gratitude.