My Fort Worth, TX Favorites

Rock Shrimp photo via Pacific Table.

Rock Shrimp photo via Pacific Table.

Best Restaurant

Pacific Table 

Pacific Table, our neighborhood “Cheers”, has something for everyone!  Chef Felipe Armenta’s eclectic mix of modern, Pacific Northwest cuisine rooted in classical technique, the food is simply flawless!  General Manager, Charisse Henry and her amazing staff are always welcoming and on point!  My favorite dish is the Spicy Rock Shrimp and of course my signature cocktail, the Puppy. 

I have NEVER had a meal that wasn’t stellar or less than perfect service. They have an expansive bar and a patio that welcomes you to sit down and relax!  The semi-open kitchen serves lunch and dinner daily and brunch on weekends

The famous patio and pool photo via Joe T Garcia’s.

The famous patio and pool photo via Joe T Garcia’s.

Best Patio

Joe T Garcia’s 

Joe T Garcia’s of course!  I have had many JTG margaritas in my lifetime on the patio, dating back to my college days at TCU, yikes! Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant has been a Fort Worth staple since 1935. Founded by Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Garcia, the restaurant has been in the family ever since. Signs of a rich family history can be found throughout the restaurant and famous patio.

Bosc Pear Martini photo via Grace Fort Worth.

Bosc Pear Martini photo via Grace Fort Worth.

Best Cocktail


Grace bar is absolutely outstanding and every talented bartender is always on point featuring spectacular seasonal cocktails! Their wine list is exquisite and cocktails are perfectly executed and poured!  Grace offers Modern American Classic fare in a comfortable and modern setting. When the weather is nice we love sitting on the outdoor terrace on Main Street, which is great for people watching!

Reata Restaurant photo via  Robert Elmore Photography

Reata Restaurant photo via Robert Elmore Photography

Favorite Rooftop Bar

Reata Restaurant

In the heart of Fort Worth, in Sundance Square, make your way to the top of Reata Restaurant and you will find beautiful sweeping views of downtown. The rooftop of Reata Restaurant has long been a popular spot among locals. Legendary cocktails and legendary food are what you will find at Reata!

FWBG photo via Fort Worth Botanic Garden

FWBG photo via Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Favorite Hidden Gem

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

I remember taking a science class at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and it’s now more stunning than ever! 23 separate gardens featuring different themes and the possibility of finding your own secret garden. The fragrant perfumes and stunning colors will entice your senses and leave a lasting impression. Visit any time of the year as there is always something in bloom and your trips will never be the same!

Photo via Park + Eighth.

Photo via Park + Eighth.

Favorite Boutique/Shop

Park + Eighth

The very second you walk in Park + Eighth you are encapsulated with elegance and opulence. Christina Phillips has filled her showroom with fabulous finds, unique treasures and lavish accessories. Her amazing talent as a designer is of impeccable taste mixing beautiful vintage pieces, abstract art and cool, funky pieces! She encapsulates tasteful richness and funky flavors that span the decades. I love the incredibly unique and talented work of all of the artists she represents, adorning her showroom walls.

Best Personal Training 

Watts Fitness

Sam Watts, owner of Watts Fitness created a boutique personal training gym that is perfect for clients wanting to get to the next level of fitness or to overcome injuries.  State of the art equipment is second to none at this facility and no two clients are ever trained the same.  Former TCU athlete and kinesiology major, Watts brings his passion for fitness and his keen sense understanding of the body to his clients.    

Best Beauty Experience

Tan2Glow Airbrush Tanning Studio

When I want that sun-kissed glow I book my appointment with Tan2Glow.  Why is it, when I am tanned, I feel like I have lost 5 plus pounds? LOL! Tan2Glow offers hand-sprayed airbrush tanning that is personalized to each client’s skin tone.  Remember the days of orange skin and horrible streaking? No more! All products are organic, paraben-free, oil-free, vegan, alcohol-free and infused with vitamins and anti-aging botanicals!  LOVE!   

Best Pet Experience

Spa Paws Hotel 

Our fur baby LaLa absolutely loves Spa Paws Hotel! I found this gem a few years ago when I was in search of a groomer in Fort Worth. I was so happy to find everything under one roof; pet care, boutique, glamour shop and gourmet café. When you enter the hotel you are showered with the highest level of personal service and care. This five-star hotel and spa is exclusively designed for guests with four legs. Your pets are treated like royalty. Their unique preferences, needs and schedules are adhered to from a screened and handpicked staff, 24 hours a day. They have reinvented the world of pet care, providing a wide array of services to help them stay healthy and feel happy.  I can have peace of mind knowing LaLa is taken care of and in the lap of luxury!  

Best Family Outings

Fort Worth Zoo 

Fort Worth Stockyards 

The Modern Museum

Kimbell Art Museum 

Trinity Trails 

  1. Home Mover says:

    I’m going to check these places out. Especially Pacific table, you made me at spicy shrimp!

  2. Kennedy says:

    I love this post! SO informative and spotlights so many fort worth gems!

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