Local Fort Worth Restaurant Deals: Happy Hours, Weekday Specials, Weekend Brunch & Dessert! 

I have spent some time gathering local Fort Worth Restaurants into one happy place. Do yourself a favor and copy this list and somehow get it into the “notes” app on your phone, so you have it accessible whenever you need a fresh idea of where to dine. I used this yesterday and saw that it was $10 backdoor chicken night at Velvet Taco, so I gave it a try and got a thumbs up from the whole family.

An * indicates a special extra info about a restaurant… a particularly good deal or Gluten Free options. Check down at the bottom for the extra info.

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The “I Need to Try” list is my PERSONAL list of restaurants I  have never been to, so after you copy this list feel free to edit your “need to try” list to fit your personal desires.

I NEED TO TRY:
Acre Distilling & Coffee
Cannon Chinese
Craftwork Coffee – (neat idea for office space rental!).
Dagwoods
*From Across the Pond
FW Market + Table
Kona Grill
Little Red Wasp
Pho Noodle & Grill
Pouring Glory
Press Cafe
Revolver Taco Lounge
Shinjuku Station
Velvet Taco
Woodshed

HAPPY HOUR!!!!
Blue Sushi: until 7, all day Sun
BJ’s: M-F 3-7
Blue Mesa: M-F 4-7:30
Bravo: M-F 3:30-6:30
Brewed: Tu-F 3-6
Cafe Modern: Fridays 4-7
Canon Chinese: M-F 5-6:30
Cat City Grill: M-F 4-7
Chuys: M-F 4-7 (free nacho/taco/queso)
Dutch’s: S-S 4-7,  25% off bar food
Eddie V’s: Sun-Sat 4pm+
Inzo: M-F 3-6
Kona Grille: M-Sa 3-7 & Sun 9-11
McAlister – $.99 kid meals
PF Changs: M-F 3-7
Press Cafe: ?
Righteous Foods: M-F 2-5
*Rio Mambo: M-F 3-7
Shaw’s: M-F, 3-7, T/Th 1/2 burgers
Shinjuku Station: M-F 3-6:30
Silver Fox: S-S 4-7
Social House: M-F 4-7
Tavern: M-F 3-6
Taverna: M-F 1-8
Winslows: M-TH 4-7, Sun 4-10
WorldofBeer: M-F 3-7, Su-Th 10+

MONDAY:
Dutch- $2 kid meals
Hauffbrau – kids free
Inzo wine night
Free Birds – kids free
Rock bottom – kids free
Tavern – 25% off wine bottles
Velvet Taco -$10 backdoor chick

TUESDAY: 
BJ’s – 1/2 off wine
CFA- night kids eat free
Dutch: 1/2 D Burger, $2 beer
Inzo- B1G1 1/2 off pizza
Rock bottom – kids free
Rosas – taco Tuesday 3 for $4.39
Tavern – 25% off wine bottles

WEDNESDAY:
Bravo $5 martinis
Los Vaqueros- kids eat free
Palios- BYOB, B1G1 free pizza
Pappasitos – 1/2 fajitas
Taverna – 1/2 price wine bottles

THURSDAY:
Bravo – $5 wine
FW market & table – $3 draft
*Rio Mambo – margarita discount

SATURDAY Brunch:
Brewed 9-2:30
Cafe Modern 10-3
Fixture 11-3
Gloria’s Cuisine 11-3
Hot Damn Tomales 9-3
Little Red Wasp 10-4
Los Vaqueros 10-2:30
Lucile’s 9-2
Max’s wine dive 10-3
Mimi’s 7-11
Righteous Foods
Shaws Patio 10:30-2, $5 ritas
Social House 11am
Tavern 9-3
Taverna 11-3
Winslows 10:30-2
Woodshed 8-11

SUNDAY Brunch:
Bearded Lady Brunch 11-2
Bird Cafe 10am
Blue Mesa 9-3
Blue Sushi- 12-10 wine $4
Brewed 9-2:30
Buttons 11-4
Cafe Modern 10-3
Campisis 1/2 price wine
Cane Rosso 11-3 $1 mimosa
Cast Iron 11-2
Cat City Grill 10:30-1:30
Del Frisco’s Grille 11-3
Eddie V’s HH all day
Esperanza’s 6:30-5
Fixture 11-3
Fred’s Texas Cafe 10-12
Gloria’s Cuisine 11-3
Inzo – kids free w/ 2 entrees
Kona Grill 50% all day
Little Red Wasp 10-4
Los Vaqueros 10-2:30
Lucile’s 9-2
Max’s wine dive 10-3
Mimi’s 7-11
Mi Cocina 3-7
PacificTable 9-3 $3 BM,oys,mim
Pegaso 10-2
Reata: 11-2:30
Shaws Patio 10:30-2,
Social House 11am
Spiral Diner 9-5
Tavern 9-3
Taverna 10-3
Winslows 10:30-2
Woodshed 8-11
World of Beer 11-3
Yucatan 10-10


DESSERT:

Bahama Bucks- shaved ice
Baskin Robbin’s
Black Rooster Bakery
Bluebonnet Bakery
Braum’s
Brewed – s’mores in a jar
Came Rosso (s’mores calzone)
Carlo’s Bakery- (Cakeboss Dallas!)
Cheesecake Factory
Cold Stone Creamery
Cookies by Design
Curly’s – frozen custard
Cupcake Cottage
Dairy Queen (apple tart)
Del Frisco’s G-coconut creme pie
Del Frisco’s-Del’s Delight (drink)
Eddie V’s (Banana’s Foster)
Ellerbe (bread pudding)
Funky Town Donuts
Hurley House
Inzo’s Nutella Cheesecake
J Rae’s
La Madeleine
Leah’s Sweet Treats
Lili’s Donuts
Local Foods Kitchen: crunch cake
Marble Slab
McKinley’s
Melt ice Creamery
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Paciugo
Paul’s Donuts on Hemphill
Pho District – Creme Brûlée
Pop N Cream-popcorn & Icecream
Reata-bread pudding & molten
Red Robbin – bottomless root beer
Rita’s Italian Ice
Shakolad Chocolate Factory
Steel City Pops
Stir Crazy Baked goods
Sugar Biscuit Cakery
Sweet Frog TCU
Sweet Sammies
Swiss Pastry Shop
Tavern (Key Lime Pie)
Yogurtland – frozen yogurt

OTHER IDEAS:

3 Parrots
Blue Crab
Cantina Laredo
Central Market
Cheesecake Factory
Chipotle
Corner Bakery
Del Frisco’s
Ellerbe
Five Guys
Flying Saucer
Fuzzy’s
Grace
Jason’s Deli
Joe T Garcia’s
Kincaid’s
La Madeleine
Lili’s Bistro
Little Lilly Sushi
Lucile’s
McAlister’s
Mi Cocina
Olive Garden
Outback
Piranha Sushi
Pho Nam
Pie Five
Razzoo’s
Reata
Red Robin
Risky’s BBQ
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Simply Fondue
Spiral Diner
Steel City Pops
Texas de Brazil
Torchy’s
Uncle Julio’s
Uno
Yucatan Taco Stand

*From Across the Pond – Large gluten free menu
* Rio Mambo – Gluten Free Dinner & Bar menu!

*Frogsaver App – Download the app to find great coupons on restaurants like: Abuelos, Bravo, Brewed, Cantina Laredo, Charlestons, Corner Bakery, Daddy Jacks, IHOP, Inzo, + many more!! In addition coupons for many other services!!

*Fort Worth Kid Friendly Restaurants:  I found this great list of Kid-Friendly restaurants from last year done by the Fort Worth Mom’s Blog. It may give you a few more ideas.

Help me add to this list!! If you have another restaurant others ought to try or another deal… I will keep this list as a work in progress!

Thanks for checking it out and a special shout-out to a group of Tanglewood mom’s for such great input!!

A steal @ Velvet Taco

I keep on going absent with my writing,  but I hope to be more intentional about blogging even if it’s short, sweet, and not deep at all. This post is about practicality. I have been gathering / creating a list of Fort Worth restaurants this week and finding out about their happy hours, weekday specials and brunches. Today I took advantage of a Monday special I hadn’t heard about before….

Backdoor chicken @ Velvet Taco. Sounds shady doesn’t it? It is a little bizarre I might add… The restaurant Velvet Taco on West 7th street has a main entrance and a side window. On Monday’s they have a killer steal…. Half price on their rotisserie chicken meal.



Normally it’s $20 for the bag, but in Monday’s you sneak over to the side window… Knock or ring the bell, and they will hand you a bag for $10.


What’s in the bag? Rotisserie chicken, corn (like a spicy cream corn), pico de gallo (very tasty), and a salsa (spicy too)! Oh, and 6 tortillas. Overall I loved it. My kids liked it minus all the spicy stuff.

Sorry the picture isn’t the best quality but this is what we got for $10 and I bought 2 bags so we’d have some leftovers.

Have you ever been there? This was my first experience. What else do you like to eat there?

Xoxoxoxo,

Sarah

#velvettaco

Black Friday – What did I get? Good deals?

I’ve never been one to really hit the stores. (I believe last year we went out on black Friday to a few stores around 4pm and the stores were fairly empty). I prefer not to get trampled… AND other than Christmas gifts, I really don’t have any other necessities.

What have I bought so far? Not much…

  1. I was introduced to Beddy’s zippered bedding about a week ago and I FELL IN LOVE. I’ve been on the search for bedding for Lily who is about to move to a twin bed, so I got her the Chic White bedding set.  They have 20% off + Free shipping using the code BF2015. You can find them at Beddy’s.
  2. My amazing Mother-in-Law has always wanted to buy something special for each baby. So, with baby #4 I am wanting to incorporate Guatemala as much as possible.  I found other moms using this awesome large Day Bag ll purse from Nena & Co, which is 100% made in Guatemala. With the coupons GIVEBACK30 & GBFREESHIP you get 30% off, plus free shipping. On this particular bag that’s about a $95 saving!
  3. Jorge never tends to get anything on Black Friday, but this morning he went and picked up this from Home Depot… he needed a place for his tools at the airplane hangar. (Funny thing is… he called one of the guys he is working with on the way to the airport this morning and he had just bought the same tool storage for himself). HA!400704_188118

What do I INTEND to buy today, this weekend or Monday?

Christmas gifts! Jorge and I agreed to spend next to nothing on each other this year. He has been purchasing stuff for aviation and I have been eyeing baby stuff… we don’t feel the need to buy each other something expensive this year.

For the kids: Last year I somewhat did the 4 Christmas Gifts Challenge… and plan to do that again this year. What is it? ONLY 4 gifts for each child… Something they WANT, something they NEED, something to WEAR and something to READ. My kids have so many toys and financially a million presents just doesn’t make sense, when they get bored with all the toys they actually have. Here’s one of the websites that talks about the 4 gift challenge: Money Saving Sisters

RESEARCH – I don’t do the research for the hottest deals… I ain’t got time for that. However, apparently there are people with time and here is what THEY have found:

Mama Natural : 2015 Gift Ideas (With a Natural Spin).

Baby List Baby Registry: best Baby + Kids Black Friday Deals. This is HANDS DOWN the best Baby Registry site. I created mine a while back and it has actually functioned for me more like Pinterest… if I find something I like I just add it there. I don’t have any major baby NEEDS… so the majority are all just “wants”. Here’s my list: Baby Bosch #4 Registry

Pregnant Chicken: Black Friday 2015 – If you don’t already follow her, you should. She’s hilarious… but a word of caution. She does curse every now and then, so if you don’t like that, I don’t suggest following.

Alright… that’s it for now. I better get my Christmas Shopping DONE!! I’ll try to update with my x-mas presents.
Sarah
xoxo

My journey of Faith with Essential Oils… from a Perfect Provider.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I say that from the get-go, because this is a really important post for me. Essential Oils have impacted my life in a VERY deep way (not only our health), but I haven’t felt led to share about them too much on my blog thus far. But I feel like the time is now and I will be sharing about them more.

I bought my first kit of Young Living Essential Oils in May 2013 and I want to tell you what led me to make this crazy life changing decision….

From a very early age, 6 months to be exact, Lucas began a scary journey which would eventually have a name… Chronic Croup. Any cold, flu, germ he caught went straight to inflammation in his larynx and it would quickly become much more than a cold. He struggled with Croup approximately every 6 weeks for years. It was awful. Once we moved to Texas, at one point Lucas was very medicated… Singulair, Zyrtec, Nasonex, and nebulizer 2-3 times a day. Eventually all of that stopped working for him and we wmoved to different medicines: (Flonase & Flovent) which cut the frequency of croup down quite a bit. But his 2 ER visits with steroid shots and serious breathing treatments were so so so scary. There’s nothing quite like watching your child struggle just to breath. We eventually had emergency steroids here in the house just in case it got bad enough… in 4 years of life, Lucas had a lot of steroids.

So, 2 years ago, Lucas began to cough the stereotypical “seal” croup cough. I couldn’t imagine giving him MORE steroids… he had had WAY too many in his 5 years of life.  I began to do research for natural solutions. I found a lot of information regarding essential oils and I researched… and researched some more and then researched some more. I knew my very trusted friend Sonja used them, so I asked her about them. She was confident I could find relief for Lucas.

I went to her house and bought a Premium Starter kit of oils which included 10 oils at the time and she gave me a sample of a blend called RC and told me what to try with him.  I can still remember thinking… “I’m nuts and I can’t even imagine what Jorge will think when I bring home $100 worth of essential oils.” But I did… I am so grateful I did.  I began to use them primarily on Lucas’s feet, but also diluted on his chest, neck, and back. To my astonishment… they were doing something. And to my sheer amazement I didn’t have to pull out the steroids, use any medicine, or even take him to the doctor. I was floored.

I was still very unsure of the oils. I began to pray about them and wanted to hear from the Lord if I should continue to use them or not. What he told me what the following… “You (you all) have forgotten about my perfect provision.”  That’s all I heard and I had to seriously chew on what that meant for weeks. I still think about it quite often. And He began to open my eyes to the tangibleness of the Bible. In Philippians 4:19 it says:

philippians_4_19I have always thought of that verse in a very “spiritual” way… but wait… He did create everything on the earth in order to meet our needs. He created the perfect food for us to eat and created the trees and everything we needed in order to have shelter. He DID create physical tangible things for YOU and ME. And what I find amazing, is that the same breath, the same voice that created You and Me… created all living things. We believe humans are miracles of creation… but even the grass outside is living and contains the breath of God.

Over the course of the next 6 months we saw the oils help out our family in so many ways… wart, cramps, pollen allergies, severe respirator infections cuts, bruises, headaches, stomach issues,  and more. I was (and still am) super incredibly grateful. Because we saw the oils work for so many ailments,  2 things happened… my faith in His provision being sufficient for me began to grow, I really believe in the power of what He has created for us. And that He knew perfectly well what we as humans NEEDED to survive, so He created it.

I also began to have the thought that the essential oils were all we needed in our home and that we were going to be able to use them to cure everything. We didn’t need anything else. I can’t tell you for sure how many times that thought went through my head… but probably a dozen. The very last time I had the thought… out of no-where I felt extremely convicted and as though time stopped for a split second. He, the creator, reminded me VERY clearly… “NO NO NO… I am the healer. These oils are a TOOL I have given you for healing, but I can heal you with the whisper of my voice, the laying of hands, through prayer, or however I wish”. WOW. I had began focusing on creation and NOT on the CREATOR. This began even another journey of truly trusting Him as the Healer and who I need to go to as the great Physician. He will guide me… to oils, to others, to the doctor, to medicine, or just to Him.

This journey of oils is about Him. What He has done for us and continues to do. It’s about remembering and BELIEVING Him for who he says He is. He says He is the healer, our provider, our everything… but yet, so often we look elsewhere instead of to Him.

Story to be continued…

I have a lot on my heart to share about health in the future, but I truly believe that the Lord is taking us back to the basics. He wants us to remember what He has created for us. His provision is perfect, yet man is trying to improve upon it? How does that work? I believe He has equipped us to be creative, but not to replace what He has already given us.

What would it look like if we truly believed in Him as our Healer?  If we were to listen to Him for guidance on what to eat, what to use as medicine (as they did for thousands of years), or how to live our daily lives.  If we got out and enjoyed nature… but sadly, we often eat our own food creations void of nutrition and full of chemicals. We stare at our phones (guilty as charged) or our tv’s instead of truly enjoying life and His creation outside.

Do you have an experience with Lord as your provider? Healer? Have essential oils impacted your life?

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