If I had to pack up and move to another city in Texas tomorrow, I would without question choose Ft. Worth.
It has a few things going for it: 1) Its not Dallas, 2) TCU plays UT now, 3) my BFF lives there, and 4) the foodie scene is getting awesome. Maybe it has always been awesome and I just haven’t been aware of it.
Ft. Worth really isn’t that far of a drive from Austin. I-35 is the bane of most people’s existence, and I far too often allow it to deter me from jumping in the car and driving up.
Last weekend I headed to Ft. Worth (and Dallas) to see friends. I woke up early on Saturday and made it to Ft. Worth in record time. JP -1. I-35 – 0.
Needless to say, this installment of New Food Tuesday is brought to you from Ft. Worth!
Brewed is a coffee house and pub with chef prepared from scratch seasonal fares. Almost all of the menu items are farm to table using only the best organic, all natural, hormone free, locally sourced ingredients (yes!). They have over 60 craft beers on the menu with 14 draft beers all from local Texas breweries!
[Editorial note: All of the images below were used with permission from Bree Linne Photography. My crusty iPhone took the pics above.]
My (decaf) soy latte was rich, frothy, and delish. All of Brewed’s coffees are provided by local Texas roasters Cuvee Coffee in Austin (what what!) and Avoca Coffee in Fort Worth. These coffee roasters expertly roast their sustainable and fair trade beans for a premium result.
We sat outside, the wind blew the streamers and our hair, and my little friend, Kikay, happened to be in his Halloween Avengers costume at the time. Brunch with a cape…what could be better?
I chose the grilled chicken and veggies. The ‘mom’ chose a char-grilled burger, fries, and grits (random) to share with Thor.
I decided to drive home late that evening. An epic storm rolled in about the same time my stubbornness wouldn’t allow me to change my mind about leaving.
Fast forward 3 hours of 35 mph driving, and I was only in Waco.
The receptionist at the Hilton did not feel very sorry for me. JP – 1. I-35 – 1. The battle wages on!
Don’t let my experience on I-35 deter you! I had such a fun time checking out a healthy foodie spot, the local farmers’ market, and seeing old friends. And, because I have such a wonderfully talented bestie who is a photographer, I have these posh professional pictures that capture my New Food brunch.
Food blogging in action!!