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Fort Worth Travel Guide

We took advantage of cooler weather this weekend and headed to Fort Worth for a few hours. Last month, my best friend from California came out to visit us, and she was sad to leave Dallas never seeing a single cowboy. If she comes out again I know exactly where to take her. We started our trip at the Fort Worth Water Gardens, had a lovely lunch at Woodshed Smokehouse, and finished up strolling Fort Worth’s Historic Stock Yards. Our day looked a little like this:

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The menu at Woodshed Smokehouse. At least one component of each dish sees some kind of smoke. Once my food arrives I focus on the task at hand and I completely forget to photograph it. I’ll get the hang of this eventually.

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We started with the young artichokes with parmesan and lemon. They’re marinated, smoked, braised, and then fried. They’re also delicious.

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Pictured below are a half rack of the pork ribs. Woodshed knows how to cook Wilbur right.

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Before I moved to Texas I never understood the hype that surrounded brisket. I totally get it now, and I had NO idea it could be so delicious.

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Borracho beans braised in Sierra Nevada and peppered with chunks of smoky ham.

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Then we headed to the stockyards.

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Mosquitoes really love to bite my exposed flesh.

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I think my next home will have one of these. Maybe.

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I browsed this beautiful nugget while my partner in crime tried on cowboy hats. It will be making an appearance on my wish list soon.

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Fiddling with the camera’s settings during a potty break.

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I’d like to introduce you to Patron. He weighs somewhere between 1600-1700 pounds and was heading in to take a nap. He was nice enough to smile for the camera before his departure. Thanks, Patron. IMG_5326

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Flag. Miniature ones topped the burgers at Woodshed Smokehouse. If I wasn’t such a wimp I would have snapped a couple of photos of other people’s food.

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These mini cowboy boots were adorable. If I were made of money I would have bought a couple of pairs for my nephews.

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And there you have it. We had a lovely low-key day exploring a different part of Texas.

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