Posts Tagged ‘Ft. Worth’

23
Jan

The Bantam Cock

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

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Marita Beth and I made our annual journey to the Ft. Worth Stock Show this weekend. Normally, I go to drink good beer and watch the women. This year, I'm afraid it was all about cocks and chicks.

~KR

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17
Dec

Happy Birthday, Ed

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

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Marita Beth and I woke with a leisurely start to the day, but soon settled into the same work-at-the-Rahr-then-do-something-else routine. Today, that something else was a brief lunch at Yucatan Taco Stand followed by a trip up Main Street to the Stockyards on the North side of Ft. Worth. There we whiled away the time until dinner at Cattlemen's for Ed's birthday.
While in the Stockyards, this photo was secured at the Stockyards Wine Company, a lovely little store chock full of Texas wines & beers. Did I mention that you can buy wine or beer and then stroll the streets? I really do enjoy the Stockyards.

Cheers.
~KR

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20
Feb

Stack of Strainers and an Orange

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

Strainers_and_an_Orange Terrill and I headed to The Usual – a bar in Ft. Worth that specializes in Prohibition-Era cocktails recently. My previous trip to The Usual was underwhelming. I’m not sure if they are just finally settling into their niche or if my first trip was an anomaly. In either case, the cocktails I had this evening were truly marvelous. I heartily recommend their Ward 8 and their Rye Old-Fashioned. However, it’s their Manhattan that truly set them apart for me that night.

 

The photo is a stack of strainers on the bar in front of a orange that has had peel sliced from it. Blurred in the background is a truly amazing selection of liquors of all kinds (including Artichoke liquor which went into one of the cocktails that Terrill had).

 

Cheers.

~KR (Written on 20 February 2011)

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29
Jan

The Ft. Worth Sky

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

ft.worthsky As Marita Beth and I wound our way home from the South side of Ft. Worth, we saw this view down a street. I pulled around so we could both take photos. I love mine. I cannot tell you what the purplish glow is on the right side of the photo (I’m guessing my thumb), but I like everything else about it.

Cheers.

 

~KR (Written on 29 January 2011)

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15
Jan

Inside the T&P Tavern

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

t_p_tavern I mentioned in my post yesterday that MB and I went to the T&P Tavern (follow them on Twitter) on a lark a few weeks back.

Well, I’m here to tell you that we will go back…on purpose. The place was all art deco charm and elegance. It’s just off the train station, so I’m sure at certain times of the day it can get quite crowded; but with it’s ultra-high ceiling I am imagining that the sound would never get unbearable.

The tavern gleams, and I hope it always does, with its original steel bar counter top and bar back. Red vinyl-backed stools on steel pedestals provide the perfect place to set your keister while listening to the 40s jazz that rocks from the sound-system (at least, that’s what was playing while we were there). And, there’s no chance that the vinyl will crack and age prematurely due to the aging effects of smoke because the owners have decided to make the place smoke-free (yay!). Ft. Worth still allows smoking in places that make the majority of their money from alcohol sales; but the owners here are visionary enough that they have asked the smokers to step outside to the lovely patio.

As I said, we’ll be back.

Cheers.

~KR (Written on 15 January 2011)

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14
Jan

Rusted Old Ford

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

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Still sick.

No new photo.

Luckily, I have lots of photos that have never been in the KRuMB.

One fine Thursday a few weeks ago – over the Christmas/New Year’s holidays – Marita Beth and I went to Ft. Worth. I don’t recall the exact reason for going in the first place, but we decided on a lark, while starting the winding way home, to stop by the relatively new T&P Tavern in the historic Ft. Worth Rail building. After parking, I spotted a wonderful old Ford truck that has most definitely seen its better days.

This is that truck.

Cheers

~KR (Written on 14 January 2011)

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10
Jan

Fred’s Texas Café

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

FredsOn Saturday we started at Rahr Brewery (like we do) and then went to Fred’s Texas Café. I know I wrote about this the other day, but I didn’t give diligence to Fred’s.

Fred’s is an institution; a tiny little (used to be) house on Currie Street just off 7th Street West of downtown Ft. Worth. I don’t know how long it’s been there but it must be decades. The house is being swallowed by surrounding development as the yuppies take over the condos on the 7th Street/Montgomery triangle; but, it’s a delightful transition that has been too many years in the making – and Fred’s is better off for it. What used to be a destination hamburger joint is now a hoppin’ joint in a burgeoning part of the exploding Ft. Worth scene. Next time you’re at the Kimball, or the Amon Carter, or the museum of Science and History, or Will Rogers Coliseum or Trinity Park, or downtown Ft. Worth or the Rahr brewery, or any of the hundreds of other fun-filled destinations in the area – you’re just minutes from Fred’s. Stop by and have some Chicken Fried Steak and some Rahr beer on tap.

Cheers.

 

~KR (Written on 10 January 2011)

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5
Feb

Downtown at Night

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

13 January 2010
For some reason, the memory eludes me now as it’s been some time ago, Marita Beth & I were in downtown Ft. Worth on this Wednesday night. I took the opportunity to take this photo of one of the beautiful modern buildings in the city.
Downtown at Night
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 5 February 2010)

Listening to:
Round and Round by Ratt
from Monsters of Rock Platinum Edition

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.125 sec (1/8)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 250
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Auto, Fired, Red-eye reduction

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9
Aug

Happy Anniversary & a Longhorn

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

5 August 2008
Happy Anniversary, baby!
13 sensationally marvelous years.
Because of the hours I’ve been working lately, and the vagaries & uncertainties of non-rev travel, I did not plan anything overtly special for our anniversary figuring that if she did indeed get home from afar that just being together would be enough. Turns out I was right. :-)
With only one car at home, she took me to work this morning and picked me up when the day was done. We immediately headed into downtown Ft. Worth knowing that we could find a variety of things to do in Sundance Square. We did. First, though, as we walked around the area, I saw this topiary longhorn. Just seeing it rattled a branch in the far-flung tree of my memory and I took it’s photo for comparison:
Topiary Longhorn
Back in January, I was in downtown Ft. Worth with a vendor from out of town, and he marvelled at the sight of the topiary wrapped in burlap to protect against the angry elements of a Texas "winter." Being from Denver, CO, I’m guessing topiary longhorns are a rarity.
Anyway, from this bush beast, we descended on a bar we didn’t know was there, Durty Murphy’s. Nice place even if it is a smoker’s haven and the decoration-only bartender has NO clue how to build a proper Guinness. One pint of Guinness, part of a Zon (from Boulevard Brewing) and a shot of Forty Creek (complements of the Republic Liquors representative) later, we departed and headed for food. We settled on Cabo Grande where the wee wife discovered fish tacos. She really liked them. After that, it was back home to a relaxing evening in the house with the wife & dogs. Nothing special turned into very special. It was a lovely day and the best 13th wedding Anniversary I have ever had.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 8 August 2008 )

Listening to:
Oh What a Lovely War by Brother
from The Terrain Around Here is Far Too Dangerous

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 80
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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9
Aug

Happy Anniversary & a Longhorn

   Posted by: krmb    in Daily

5 August 2008
Happy Anniversary, baby!
13 sensationally marvelous years.
Because of the hours I’ve been working lately, and the vagaries & uncertainties of non-rev travel, I did not plan anything overtly special for our anniversary figuring that if she did indeed get home from afar that just being together would be enough. Turns out I was right. :-)
With only one car at home, she took me to work this morning and picked me up when the day was done. We immediately headed into downtown Ft. Worth knowing that we could find a variety of things to do in Sundance Square. We did. First, though, as we walked around the area, I saw this topiary longhorn. Just seeing it rattled a branch in the far-flung tree of my memory and I took it’s photo for comparison:
Topiary Longhorn
Back in January, I was in downtown Ft. Worth with a vendor from out of town, and he marvelled at the sight of the topiary wrapped in burlap to protect against the angry elements of a Texas "winter." Being from Denver, CO, I’m guessing topiary longhorns are a rarity.
Anyway, from this bush beast, we descended on a bar we didn’t know was there, Durty Murphy’s. Nice place even if it is a smoker’s haven and the decoration-only bartender has NO clue how to build a proper Guinness. One pint of Guinness, part of a Zon (from Boulevard Brewing) and a shot of Forty Creek (complements of the Republic Liquors representative) later, we departed and headed for food. We settled on Cabo Grande where the wee wife discovered fish tacos. She really liked them. After that, it was back home to a relaxing evening in the house with the wife & dogs. Nothing special turned into very special. It was a lovely day and the best 13th wedding Anniversary I have ever had.
Cheers.

~KR (Written on 8 August 2008 )

Listening to:
Oh What a Lovely War by Brother
from The Terrain Around Here is Far Too Dangerous

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 80
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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