Celebrate Culture at the Romanian Food Festival

In 2006, a reverend at St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church decided that Romanian culture should be enjoyed by all, not just members of the congregation. So he launched the first ever Romanian Food Festival. Now 10 years later, the tradition continues on November 4th, 5th, and 6th.

The festival celebrates all aspects of Romanian culture, but it focuses on food first and foremost. So expect to see some sweet treats and savory eats that you might not recognize if you're unfamiliar with Romanian cuisine. Plus, you'll get to experience live Romanian dancing and music, exhibits focused on Romanian culture, and handcrafted items sold by local artisans. There will also be a dedicated Kids Corner to keep youngsters entertained. You won't want to miss this fun celebration!

Romanian Food Festival
When: Nov. 4 – 6
Where: St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church, 3801 Glade Road, Colleyville, TX 76034
http://www.romanianfestival-dallas.com/

Grab a Cup of Micro-Roasted Java at Buon Giorno Coffee

Coffee fanatics: if you're on the lookout for the next great cup of java, you should be sure to check out Buon Giorno Coffee. This self-described “micro-roastery” uses the time-tested European model of drum roasting their beans, which are carefully sourced from around the world. Each of their blends are meticulously developed to ensure the best possible flavor by the time it reaches your cup.

Inside Buon Giorno, you can expect more than just excellent espresso. Warm wooden tones and plentiful seating options greet you upon walking in. Large chalkboards feature sketches and inspiring quotes, adding to the rustic coziness of the dining area. And speaking of dining, this cafe turns out delectable pastries and sandwiches every day, giving you the perfect complement to your latte or cappuccino. All of this is in an effort on the part of the owners to recreate an “old world” style cafe experience—a chance for people to sit and enjoy each other’s company.

Celebrate Culture at the Romanian Food Festival

In 2006, a reverend at St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church decided that Romanian culture should be enjoyed by all, not just members of the congregation. So he launched the first ever Romanian Food Festival. Now 10 years later, the tradition continues on November 4th, 5th, and 6th.

The festival celebrates all aspects of Romanian culture, but it focuses on food first and foremost. So expect to see some sweet treats and savory eats that you might not recognize if you're unfamiliar with Romanian cuisine. Plus, you'll get to experience live Romanian dancing and music, exhibits focused on Romanian culture, and handcrafted items sold by local artisans. There will also be a dedicated Kids Corner to keep youngsters entertained. You won't want to miss this fun celebration!

Romanian Food Festival
When: Nov. 4 – 6
Where: St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church, 3801 Glade Road, Colleyville, TX 76034
http://www.romanianfestival-dallas.com/

Celebrate Culture at the Romanian Food Festival

In 2006, a reverend at St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church decided that Romanian culture should be enjoyed by all, not just members of the congregation. So he launched the first ever Romanian Food Festival. Now 10 years later, the tradition continues on November 4th, 5th, and 6th.

The festival celebrates all aspects of Romanian culture, but it focuses on food first and foremost. So expect to see some sweet treats and savory eats that you might not recognize if you're unfamiliar with Romanian cuisine. Plus, you'll get to experience live Romanian dancing and music, exhibits focused on Romanian culture, and handcrafted items sold by local artisans. There will also be a dedicated Kids Corner to keep youngsters entertained. You won't want to miss this fun celebration!

Romanian Food Festival
When: Nov. 4 – 6
Where: St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church, 3801 Glade Road, Colleyville, TX 76034
http://www.romanianfestival-dallas.com/

Celebrate Culture at the Romanian Food Festival

In 2006, a reverend at St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church decided that Romanian culture should be enjoyed by all, not just members of the congregation. So he launched the first ever Romanian Food Festival. Now 10 years later, the tradition continues on November 4th, 5th, and 6th.

The festival celebrates all aspects of Romanian culture, but it focuses on food first and foremost. So expect to see some sweet treats and savory eats that you might not recognize if you're unfamiliar with Romanian cuisine. Plus, you'll get to experience live Romanian dancing and music, exhibits focused on Romanian culture, and handcrafted items sold by local artisans. There will also be a dedicated Kids Corner to keep youngsters entertained. You won't want to miss this fun celebration!

Romanian Food Festival
When: Nov. 4 – 6
Where: St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church, 3801 Glade Road, Colleyville, TX 76034
http://www.romanianfestival-dallas.com/

Celebrate Western Heritage at the Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival

From October 28th through the 30th, Western Heritage is celebrated at the annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival. The weekend-long event celebrates Western Heritage with an array of traditionally Western activities for folks of all ages. Taking place at the Fort Worth Stockyards, guests of this event can look forward to trail rides, a rodeo, a fiddle contest for youth, Western swing dances, and more. Throughout the festival, there will also be a number of live performances too. Luckily, the Fort Worth Stockyards are just nine miles from Villas of Oak Hill Apartments.

Tickets are required for entry to the festival, so be sure to order your ticket soon. Tickets range in price depending on the add-ons you choose, but general admission festival day passes range from $25 to $35.

Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival
When: Oct. 28 – 30
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards, 128 East Exchange Avenue #300, Fort Worth, TX 76164
Cost: $25+
http://redsteagallcowboygathering.com/

Try the Seared Baby Octopus at Shinjuku Station

Named for "the world's busiest train stop" in Tokyo, Shinjuku Station mirrors its namesake in several ways. For one thing, it's a hub for the community, just as Shinjuku Station is for Tokyo. For another, it entertains crowds every day—albeit, not the 2 million travelers who pass through the real Shinjuku on a daily basis. And finally, this eatery offers a colorful array of cuisine, as does the district that surrounds Shinjuku Station in Japan.

Given the unique nature of this restaurant, it's not to be missed. Come to Shinjuku Station when you're craving something a little different, like tapas served Japanese-style—AKA izakaya-style. The Tok fries are a particular hit among customers, topped with furikake, spicy mayo, and togarashi. The seared baby octopus in sesame oil is another exotic small plate that patrons love. Pair that with a variety of tasty sushi rolls when you visit Shinjuku Station.

Build Your Own Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich at Sweet Sammies

Are you more of a cookie or an ice cream lover? If you can’t choose which treat you love more, stop into Sweet Sammies. Sweet Sammies is a dream come true for those with a sweet tooth. The shop specializes in custom ice cream and cookie sandwiches made in house.

There are tons of cookie flavors here to choose from, ranging from classic chocolate chip to chocolate coconut and peanut butter chocolate chip. Traditional Blue Bell ice cream flavors are available to pair with your favorite cookie, or you can opt for one of the pre-made flavor combinations. Try the chocolate coconut cookies with mint chocolate chip ice cream or butter pecan ice cream wedged between two peanut butter cookies. If cookies aren’t your thing, the store also sells build-your-own brownie bowls, milkshakes, and more.

Rahr & Sons Brewing Company: Have a Cold One

Looking for a spot to spend a fun afternoon or day out in Fort Worth? Love beer? Then you’re in luck. Rahr & Sons Brewing Company is a convenient brewery, located just over six miles from Villas of Oak Hill Apartments. Rahr & Sons Brewing Company has been serving Fort Worth since 2004, and the brewery now produces more than 20,000 barrels of beer each year.

When you visit the brewery, you are sure to find many fun things to do here. Guests can take a tour of the facility and pair that experience with a tasting of several of Rahr & Sons' most popular brews. Rahr & Sons hosts tastings every Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon for just $10, though the tasting room and outdoor space are popular spots for events throughout the week, including weddings and birthday parties. You can learn more about renting out the space for your next event on the brewery’s website, so be sure to check it out!

Take a Spin Around the Texas Motor Speedway Track at the Goodguys Lone Star Nationals

If you love classic cars, then you probably already have the Goodguys Lone Star Nationals event on your radar. From September 30th to October 2nd, the classic car show brings some of the most beautiful and rare roadsters right to Fort Worth at the Texas Motor Speedway.

There will be more than 2,500 vintage, custom, and classic cars on display at this year's Goodguys Lone Star Nationals, so allow plenty of time to see the entire fleet. You can also expect live entertainment as well as the chance to actually drive around the Texas Motor Speedway track yourself. People participating in the car show are welcome to steer their own cars around the track, but you can also go for a spin alongside a professional driver in a real race car.

Goodguys Lone Star Nationals
When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 2
Where: Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76177
Cost: $17+ for adults, $6 for kids
www.good-guys.com/lsn-2016
www.everfest.com/e/goodguys-lone-star-nationals-fort-worth-tx

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