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An October 2007 trip to Texas by Dutchnatasja

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Renaissance Worthington Hotel Fort Worth Photo, Fort Worth, Texas
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My partner and I stayed at the Renaissance for 5 nights. He had a business meeting and I came along. The hotel is located in the heart of Sundance Square. From the Renaissance Worthington (also known as ‘the Star of Texas’) you can walk to the restaurants, bars and shops. When walk into the hotel, you’ll notice the high ceilings and waterfall. There are benches and chairs in the Southern style of Texas.The room color gives you a warm and welcome feeling. The yellow, crème and red color and the dark brown furniture is a good combination. The bed has cotton white linens, which looks very fresh and several different pillows so you can choose the one you like and sleep well. The rooms are spacio...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2007

Renaissance Worthington Hotel Fort Worth
200 Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(800) 433-5677

P.F. Chang's Chinese Bistro

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P.F. Chang's Chinese Bistro Photo, Fort Worth, Texas
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P.F. Chang’s is my favorite restaurant in Fort Worth. This restaurant offers Chinese cuisine in a nice atmosphere. You can choose to dine inside or outside. The terrace is not very big, but if you can get a table than you’re lucky. You can always wait for a table outside or just choose for dinner inside. I had dinner twice at P.F. Chang’s. The first time we had a table inside and the second time we had dinner outside. The menu features traditional Chinese meals. I had for example the SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN, stir-fried with pineapple, bell peppers and onions in a sweet sour sauce. My partner had the ORANGE PEEL BEEF, tossed with chili peppers and fresh orange peel. Both entrees were delicious...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2007

P.F. Chang's Chinese Bistro
400 Throckmorton
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(817) 840-2450

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

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Attraction | "The Flying Saucer"

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Great beer selection at The Flying Saucer!The Flying saucer is located in the heart of Sundance Square. It’s an old two story building with the main bar on the first floor. The interior is like an English pub with a twist of Texas. The walls are covered with personalized plates to honor those who have tasted at least 200 different kind of beers. Some persons have two or even three plates. What more can I say than well done! If you want a plate as well, you have to become a member of the UFO Club (±$14). There is also dinnerware on the ceiling that looks like ‘Delfts Blauw’, which is typically Dutch. This bar has over 70 beers on tap and many varieties ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2007

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
114 East 4th St
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
+1 817 336 7470

8.0 Restaurant & Bar

Attraction | "8.0 Bar & Restaurant"

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8.0 has a great location at Sundance Square. They have a street corner patio during summer months. It’s great to spend time here with your friends and live music at the (outdoor) stage. Last time it was half November and it was a beautiful warm evening. Too bad the band performed inside, while the weather outside was perfect. We had no dinner, only drinks. We came because we heard the band play and we decided to grab a beer. The interior is nice with some (local) art on the walls and even some couches to chill. The atmosphere is casual. It was a bit quiet inside, not many people. Not good for the band and not good for the bar. Maybe because it was a weekday and not a Friday or Saturday. After a few so...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 16, 2007

8.0 Restaurant & Bar
111 East Third St
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
+1 817 336 0880

The Shops at Stockyards Station

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The Shops at Stockyards Station Photo, Fort Worth, Texas
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The Shops at Stockyards StationThe shops are located in the old Stockyard pens. About 25 shops are selling jewelry, souvenirs, candy, ice cream, clothing, boots, hats or other Western gear. It’s not my kind of stuff, but it was fun to see what they were selling. But if you like typical western clothes and souvenirs you’re at the right place. For those who doesn’t want to shop, they placed benches outside the shops. Ideal place to sit for a little while. At least in the spring and autumn. I think that it is too warm in the summer and to dusty. Halfway the station you’ll find the restrooms. The shops and the station had Halloween decoration everywhere. Although the shop ar...Read More

Cattledrive at the Historic Stockyard

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Cattle Drive at the Historic Stockyard Photo, Fort Worth, Texas
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The Stockyard is a historic place, because it used to be the center for the cattle drives. In 2007 they still keep the tradition in honor. Each day at 11:30 am and 4:00 p.m. (weather permitting) cattlemen (and women) control the Longhorns thru the street. The longhorns are coming right down main street. I must say… this is a bit touristy. The (seem like old) longhorns look tired and boring; I don’t blame them. Everyday, twice a day walking thru the street of Stockyard exchange. Day in, day out! People gathering early to have a great spot to see the cattle drive. It’s just like Disney, where they stand early for the parade, so they have the best spot. After a few minutes it’s over and you get the idea ...Read More

Dealey Plaza, Dallas

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Mark of the Second Shot Photo, Dallas, Texas
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Dealey PlazaI had Dallas on my ‘wish list’ for a long time and when the opportunity came I did not have to think twice. Finally a few weeks ago I visited Dallas. Dallas is one of those places with a historical significance. What happened on November 22, 1963 was horrible. I wasn’t even born yet, but with the media, history books, television programs and the many conspiracy theories, we all know what happened that day. The assassination of John F. Kennedy. I had to see Dealey Plaza with my on eyes. I always wanted to get to this place, Elm Street, where a devastating event took place. We parked the car at the parking lot next to the Sixth Floor Museum. The first thing I s...Read More
John F. Kennedy Memorial Monument Photo, Dallas, Texas
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Many people stay around Deale Plaza, but another interesting monument is the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. It’s a short walk from Deale Plaza. It’s a minimalist monument, which contain out four walls and has an open-air structure. It symbolizes an empty tomb. This monument was designed (1970) by Philip Johnson, who was also a friend of the family. Inside the monument is a dark granite object with the inscription of the name of John F. Kennedy. There was a bouquet of flowers with the lines:" President Kennedy, Whom in live we loved and in death we mourn"Because of the private donations from the citizens of Dallas, this monument stands here today. I don’t know if i...Read More