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Insider’s Guide to the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival

Foodies Rejoice! It’s time for the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival. This event is a 4-day celebration of food and beverage that takes place at premier venues all over Fort Worth. Camp Bowie is home to many great restaurants, several of which are participating in the Festival.

Thursdays event Tacos + Tequila has already sold out but if you are lucky enough to have tickets already look out for Mariposa's Latin Kitchen to be serving up their signature fresh and flavorful food.

Day-by-Day Event Guide

Friday April 6 : 6PM -9PM

The Main Event : Pier 1 Imports Building

Get there early and don’t be afraid to try a new place that you haven’t heard of before. The chefs are carefully selected so you can’t go wrong! Don’t forget to make your way to the outside area to enjoy the fresh air and even more fantastic food and beverages. Michael’s Cuisine Restaurant and Bar, a popular spot off Camp Bowie, will be participating and you will not want to miss the delicious bites that Chef Michael Thomson has prepared.

Friday April 6: 9PM -11PM

Desserts after Dark : Whiskey Ranch

Dessert lovers will not want to miss this! The event has a new venue this year and will take place at the impressive Firestone & Roberson’s new Whiskey Ranch development. Sample creative confections from 12 pastry chefs and get your donut fix from Camp Bowie’s newest spot, Doughboy Donuts. Burn off your calories dancing to tunes by DJ Jason Esquire or take in a unique view of the Fort Worth skyline by the fire pit.

Saturday April 7: 11:30AM – 1:30PM

Rise and Dine : Pier 1 Imports Building

Take your brunching to the next level with dishes from area restaurants that pair with a generous selection of craft beer, specialty wines and spirits. Camp Bowie District will be well represented at this event with participants including Aventino’s Italian Restaurant, Black Rooster Café and Café Modern. Did you know that ticket proceeds go to the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation — a nonprofit organization that raises funds for local grant programs and culinary scholarships? To date, the Foundation has raised more than $129,000 for grants and scholarships supporting deserving culinary students from Fort Worth. Eating well and supporting the local community is as good a reason as any to attend the festival.

Saturday April 7: 6PM – 9PM

Burgers, Brews + Blues : Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork

Thirteen chefs will be grilling up their best mini-burgers and 22 craft breweries will each be pouring two different beers. A can’t miss burger will be from Kincaid’s which is one of Camp Bowie’s most iconic eateries. Guests get to vote for their favorite burger and there's always creative twists on this American classic. There's plenty of spots to stand and eat but if you want to sit a spell bring a lawn chair to kick back and enjoy the live music by Dirty Pool and The South Austin Moonlighters. Cowboy boots are welcome at this festive outdoor event.

Sunday April 8 : 2PM – 4PM

Pitmasters Picnic: Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork

The Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival has assembled 18 rock stars of the barbecue world for a Texas style afternoon picnic. Look for the Culinary School of Fort Worth (Mark Hitri and Brad Waier) to represent Camp Bowie in this stellar group of pimaster pros. Don’t forget sunscreen, lawn chairs and blankets!

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