Snappy Salads: Gourmet Salads Await Near Villas of Oak Hill Apartments

Even though Snappy Salads just opened about 10 minutes from Villas of Oak Hill Apartments a few weeks ago, local eaters have already started to feel its presence. In that short time, Snappy Salads has racked up nearly 20 Yelp reviews, many of them praising its crisp, colorful salads.

You're always welcome to build your own salad at Snappy Salads, but you can also order one of the signature salads as is. There's the Bam Bam which includes a foundation of baby spinach, arugula, cabbage, and an artisan mix of greens piled with quinoa, pulled chicken, dried cherries, almonds, and red onion. The entire thing is drizzled with house-made sweet parsley dressing. Barbecue ranch chicken, sauteed salmon, and mesquite-grilled steak are a few of the other salad focal points, so make sure you spend plenty of time picking your chosen mix at Snappy Salads.

Snappy Salads
6115 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76116
(817) 616-6016
www.snappysalads.com
www.yelp.com/biz/snappy-salads-fort-worth

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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
craftworkcoffeeco.com/
www.yelp.com/biz/craftwork-coffee-co-fort-worth-2

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
timestencellars.com/fortworth/
www.yelp.com/biz/times-ten-cellars-fort-worth

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
www.tacoheads.com/
www.yelp.com/biz/taco-heads-fort-worth-2

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Chefs Craft the Perfect Pizza Crust at Vivo 53, Not Far From Villas of Oak Hill Apartments

Zagat has crowned Vivo 53 one of The 7 Hottest New Pizza Places in Dallas-Fort Worth and awarded its burrata a spot on the list of 14 of the Most Photogenic Dishes in Dallas-Fort Worth, so even if you haven't had a chance to eat here yet, a stop is long overdue. After all, it's not far from Villas of Oak Hill Apartments! The rave reviews from customers are pouring in, too, if food critics' opinions aren't enough to convince you that this Italian eatery offers something special.

Its chefs are meticulous about crafting the perfect pizza crust (the restaurant is actually named for the number of tries it took to come up with the perfect dough, according to Zagat​). So when you bite into a piece of the popular spicy sausage pizza, take some time to really savor the crust. This is just one of many gourmet pies, including the fried kale, Kobe meatball, and crispy prosciutto. You can also skip the pizza and go for a plate of fresh pasta instead, such as lasagna, spaghetti, or rigatoni.

Vivo 53
525 Taylor Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(682) 207-8700
www.vivo53.com
www.yelp.com/biz/vivo-53-fort-worth

Fort Worth Zoo, Not Far From Villas of Oak Hill Apartments: Lions, Tigers and Bears are Just the Beginning

The Fort Worth Zoo has been around since 1909, making it the oldest zoo in all of Texas. Back when it first opened, however, the zoo looked a lot different. For one thing, its collection of resident animals was pretty paltry consisting of one lion, an alligator, two bear cubs, a coyote, a peacock, and a few rabbits. Today, the residents at Fort Worth Zoo number in the thousands, almost 7,000 to be more accurate.

And the zoo just continues to grow, debuting 16 new permanent exhibits in the past 20 years. There's the Chee-tos Cheetahs, where you can watch powerful felines run and prowl, as well as Parrot Paradise, a space where slightly smaller, colorful creatures flit from tree to tree. Don't miss a glimpse of the majestic lions, the waddling penguins, or the regal white tiger when you take a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo. If you grow tired of traipsing around, hop on the zoo's train back to the entrance on your way out. Make the short drive from Villas of Oak Hill Apartments to check it out.

Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110
(817) 759-7555
www.fortworthzoo.org
www.yelp.com/biz/fort-worth-zoo-fort-worth

Hop the Mini Train at Trinity Park, Not Far From Villas of Oak Hill Apartments

Anyone who's been stuck in the city for too long can breathe in big gulps of fresh air at Trinity Park, a spacious public park located within the fringes of Fort Worth. The Trinity River gushes along the edge of the park, setting a soothing soundtrack for a hike or bike ride along the winding, woodsy trails.

If you bring the kids along, skip the hike and head to one of the playgrounds scattered throughout the park. They're all well-equipped to keep your youngsters entertained, though they may pale in comparison to the working miniature train that chugs through Trinity Park. Board the locomotive for a ride around the park, and hop off at the duck pond to feed your feathered friends. You can also go fishing off of the pier—the river is regularly stocked so as to make fishing more fruitful and fun at Trinity Park. It's worth the drive from Villas of Oak Hill Apartments.

Trinity Park
2401 University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 392-5700
www.fortworth.com/listings/Trinity-Park/3365
www.yelp.com/biz/trinity-park-fort-worth

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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