Craftwork Coffee: A New Coffee Concept Near Villas of Oak Hill Apartments

Ever have the urge to do work from your local coffee shop? If so, you’ll want to check out Craftwork Coffee, a new coffee shop that’s also a shared workspace. Craftwork Coffee has monthly memberships for those who work from home but don’t want to be stuck at home. Members have access to workspaces including conference rooms and fully furnished offices.

You don’t have to rent a workspace to buy coffee or set up your laptop here, but you might want to after tasting one of Craftwork Coffee’s wide variety of high-quality cups of joe. Drinks like the chai latte, Americano, and cappuccino are head and shoulders above other area coffee shops. With breakfast tacos from Tacoheads and pastries from Stir Crazy, there’s plenty of good eats here too. Craftwork Coffee is everything you could ever want in a coffee shop, and it's only about two miles from Villas of Oak Hill Apartments.

Craftwork Coffee
4731 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 737-4169
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Sip Delicious Wine Near Villas of Oak Hill Apartments at Times Ten Cellars

Support the local wine scene by paying Times Ten Cellars a visit. The nearby winery is about 10 minutes from Villas of Oak Hill Apartments and includes a tasting room, restaurant, wine cellar, and winemaking facility. Times Ten Cellars is a great spot to visit for those looking to try some excellent wine in a welcoming atmosphere. The winery is home to a restaurant with plenty of seating and a pizza oven to boot. The restaurant has both an indoor dining room and an outdoor patio. The wine on the menu includes both wines made at Times Ten Cellars and delicious wines from vineyards in Napa Valley and throughout Texas. The menu consists of more than 25 types of red wine, white wine, prosecco, and sangria. Wine is available by the glass, by the bottle to-go, or by the bottle at the restaurant.

Times Ten Cellars also serves a variety of plates that go perfectly with wine. The menu is full of options including cheese boards, spinach artichoke dip, hummus, salads, and an assortment of wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas. Times Ten Cellars is open daily for crave-worthy wine and food.

Times Ten Cellars
1100 Foch Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 336-9463
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Taco Heads: A Popular Food Truck Finds a Home

Having grown from a single truck to a Mexican food empire, Taco Heads needed a place to call its own, and it found it in its first brick-and-mortar location about two miles from Villas of Oak Hill Apartments. Taco Heads offers a simple but delicious menu of breakfast tacos, signature and traditional tacos, and snacks. It’s best known for the breakfast tacos, served until 11 a.m. Other favorite tacos include the pastor tacos with grilled pineapple, and the carnitas tacos with green cabbage. The chips are homemade and pair well with mouth-watering guacamole.

A nice aspect of this place is the table service. It’s a sit-down restaurant with waiters, while still having a relaxed vibe. There’s hand-crafted cocktails and a wide selection of beer available, and more drinks will be added soon in the upcoming “beverage building.” A great start for a restaurant that is sure to continue to rise, Taco Heads is a must-try.

Taco Heads
1812 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 615-9899
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Dagwoods Fire and Grill Tap Promises American-Inspired Fare in Fort Worth

There’s a new restaurant in town that is just begging to be added to your must-try list. Enter Dagwoods Fire Grill and Tap, an eatery that opened up in November and has been satisfying customers with its fresh food and cold drinks.

The restaurant is only ten minutes from Villas of Oak Hill and it's open for lunch, dinner and drinks daily.

The menu is full of American-inspired bites with a Southern flair. Popular plates include chicken-fried steak, chicken and grits, burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, pulled pork sammies, salads, chili, meatballs, chips and salsa, and quesadillas.

For drinks, Dagwoods Fire and Grill Tap stays true to its name, with a variety of Texas craft beers from breweries like Four Corners, St. Arnold, Cedar Creek, and Rahr & Sons. Beyond beer, the bar also pours plenty of wine and specialty cocktails.

The bar is open until midnight most nights of the week, which makes it a great spot for your evening bar crawl.

Dagwoods Fire Grill and Tap
843 Foch Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(682) 841-0472
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Pouring Glory: Craft Beer for Novices and Experts Alike

Even though it just opened in December, Pouring Glory is already earning raves for its stellar craft beer and food. About 10 minutes away from Villas of Oak Hill, Pouring Glory is billed as a growler filling station, but the fare and atmosphere make it so much more than that.

Speaking of its fare, some favorite dishes include the brisket nachos with queso, the Phili sandwich with beer-based sauce, and the blackened shrimp tacos. Some menu options change daily based on the whim of the head chef and which ingredients are available. The beer comes from local microbrewers, like the Collective Brewing Project.

The knowledgeable and friendly staff is committed to pleasing all guests. They’ll help guide novices to a beer they’ll love, and dive deep with beer aficionados to find a new favorite. They are very generous with samples, too, and let you try as many as you’d like.

Pouring Glory
1001 Bryan Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(682) 707-5441
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Acre Distilling: Serving Local Spirits and Coffee in Fort Worth

Sip local spirits at Acre Distilling, a new spot that is only 10 minutes from the Villas of Oak Hill. The distillery crafts all of its liquor in-house and sells it by the glass in the tasting room, as well as by the bottle for those who want to take some home. The local liquors include Two Minnies London Dry Gin, Black Halo Vodka, Longhair Jim Straight Bourbon, and Longhair Jim Single Barrel Select. Bottles ange from $25 to $50, so there's something at almost every price point. Those interested in enjoying the spirits right where they were made can order a nip of their desired liquor, mixed drinks, or flights ranging from $7 to $10.

In addition to the libations, Acre Distilling promises sandwiches, breads, cheese plates, and light bites. Best of all? The dining room offers prime views of the distillery thanks to its large windows. What's more, the distillery also serves as a full-blown coffee shop with an array of pastries, coffees and teas available for purchase in the mornings. What's not to love?

Acre Distillling
1309 Calhoun Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 632-7722
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Common Ground Grill and Tap: Burgers, Seafood and More

Quail and waffles with sweet chili syrup. Crispy chicken puffs with leeks and chimichurri sauce. Grilled artichoke hearts with piquillo puree, bacon, and goat cheese. These are some of the upscale appetizers you can expect to encounter at Common Ground Grill and Tap, a New American restaurant that opened six weeks ago about three miles from Villas of Oak Hill.

For the main course, dig into something more filling, like the Common burger. It features eight ounces of Akaushi Japanese beef, topped with smoked cheddar cheese, tomatoes, arugula, and pickled onions. Entrees include pan-seared shrimp with red chile polenta and sunflower chimichurri, grilled chicken with a sage reduction, and chorizo-stuffed quail, but save some room. You will probably want to try one of the desserts, perhaps the brandy cake with vanilla ice cream, a dash of orange zest, and a pinch of salt.

Common Ground Grill and Tap
3201 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109
(817) 882-6163
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I-Pho: Dig Into a Steaming Bowl of Pho

I-Pho is a local favorite for authentic Vietnamese classics, and, lucky for you, it sits only three miles away from the Villas at Oak Hill. Hot broth, flavorful herbs, noodles, and well-marinated chicken and beef, shrimp or tofu mingle in every bowl; so what's not to love?

Savor a traditional bowl of pho, an order of the house-made kimchi, a sweet bubble tea, or any of the other authentic food and drink on the menu. Never tried pho before? The friendly staffers at I-Pho will guide you through your first order and help you create your perfect lunch or dinner. Try other favorites like the rice paper spring rolls, edamame, and pot stickers, and don't forget to load up on even more international flavor at the condiment bar at I-Pho.

I-Pho
2817 W. Berry St.
Fort Worth, TX 76109
(817) 349-9128
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FW Market + Table: Come for Brunch

If you recently resolved to eat healthier, you might be worried that your diet is about to consist solely of salads and veggie burgers. Chef Kalen of FW Market + Table isn't satisfied with that type of rabbit food diet. She and her team know that healthy food can taste and look good, and it can extend beyond the scope of salads. That's why she opened FW Market + Table three months ago, about 10 minutes from Villas of Oak Hill.

It contains two distinct restaurants: the Market and the Table. The Market promises consistently fresh fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that looks relatively similar from day to day—though the menu is so large and eclectic that you won't really have to eat the same thing twice. The Table, on the other hand, is where Chef Kalen and her team get creative using fresh, seasonal ingredients and their imagination. That menu changes all the time. Regardless of which eatery you visit, most locals say you should come for brunch, especially if avocado toast or banana pancakes sound good to you.

FW Market + Table
2933 Crockett Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 850-9255
www.fwmarketandtable.com
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Host a Safe and Successful Thanksgiving Dinner at Villas of Oak Hill Apartments With These Tips

Thanksgiving Day usually consists of a lot of food, family, and fun. In order to make sure dinner at Villas of Oak Hill Apartments is a success, read these safety tips:

  • You should wash your hands whenever you handle any kind of food, but this is especially true when stuffing the turkey or handing raw meat.
  • Keep a close eye on the kids. Make sure they stay away from the oven, which will probably be on most of the day.
  • When cutting, use sharp knives to prevent injuries caused by using too much force. Also, always cut away from yourself.
  • To prevent foodborne illnesses, thaw meat completely. The turkey will need more than a day to defrost so make sure you have enough time to thaw it.
  • To make sure the turkey is cooked all the way through, check the internal temperature. It should be approximately 180 degrees Fahrenheit inside. The stuffing should reach 165 degrees.
  • Have a first aid kit handy in the kitchen. You never plan for an accident, but at least you'll be prepared.

Thanksgiving Safety [National Fire Protection Association]
It's Turkey Time: Safely Prepare Your Holiday Meal [CDC]
Cooking Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Chefs [American Red Cross]

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