August 11 2022
¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! In case you didn’t know, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862, in which Mexico fought off an invasion of Napoleon III’s French forces. This was only one battle during the Second Franco-Mexican War, which didn’t end for another five years, but the holiday serves as a remembrance of Mexican resistance.
You might be more familiar with the early May celebration of Mexican culture. We’re celebrating with our favorite beverage: margaritas. Check out these 13 local spots serving up specials today. So pour the tequila, squeeze the lime, salt the rim + celebrate responsibly. 🍹
Don't forget the salt. | Photo courtesy of Riscky's
Riscky’s Barbecue, Multiple locations
Chow down on $5 brisket tacos with chopped prime brisket, deep-fried onion strings, drizzled with Ranch’n sauce, and topped with cilantro inside soft flour tortillas + $5 18-ounce house margaritas. Bonus: Visit Riscky’s Facebook page for a chance to win a $55 gift card.
- 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Texas Republic, 945 Foch St.
Join the party with cash prizes, piñatas, and a $30 raffle ticket for a trip to Mexico + splurge on $2 tacos, $3 margaritas, $3 tequila shots, $7 Casamigos Tequila + $4 Dos XX.
- 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Fort Brewery and Pizza, 2737 Tillar St.
Hit up the Heim Barbecue taco truck and sip the new Brave Noise beer while listening to Shayne Hollinger’s live broadcast on 95.9 The Ranch, Charlie Shafter + 3 Fools on 3 Stools. And you don’t want to miss out on the tortilla tossing competition.
- 4-11 p.m.
Tinies, 113 S. Main St.
- Nothing says Cinco like an outdoor party with music and street tacos + taste 60+ tequila and mezcal flights.
- 3 p.m.-12 a.m.
The Dusty Biscuit Beignets, 411 S. Main St.
- Wanna trade tequila for treats? Try the new Cinco-themed beignet flavors: lonches, churro, Mexican hot chocolate, margarita + pineapple tajín.
- 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
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- Mayfest | Thurs., May 5-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | Trinity Park | Free today | The 50th Anniversary of Mayfest is taking over the Trinity with 33 acres of carnival rides, live entertainment, beer gardens + more.
The Squeezebox Bandits | Thurs., May 5 | 9 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas | $34+ | Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Fort Worth natives who combine Tejano and C&W sound to create the perfect Texas music blend. 🪕
Cinco De Mayo Pop Spot | Thurs., May 5 from 4-9 p.m.; Fri., May 6 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat., May 7 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Ostreum, 108 S. Fwy #130 | Free with code 6AM | Enjoy a curated high-end shopping experience with live music, margaritas, food trucks, donkeys for photo ops, golf simulators and more — all for a good cause.
Marty Haggard | Fri., May 6 | 7:30 p.m. | Downtown Cowtown at the Isis | $36 | Don’t miss the touching tribute to his father + American country music legend Merle Haggard.
Writers Workshop | Fri., May 6 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Fort Worth Public Library - Ridglea, 3628 Bernie Anderson Ave. | Free | Meet other lovers of literature, share original stories + learn new tips on how to become an even better Shakespeare. ✏️
- Beer + Yoga | Sat., May 7 | 9-10 a.m. | Fort Brewery and Pizza, 2737 Tillar St. | $20 | Bring a friend to get a good morning stretch + a buzz for breakfast. 🍻
Fishing Seminar for Children | Sat., May 7 | Times vary | Fort Worth Zoo | $40+ | Discover the secrets of fishing from the experts + get hooked on an outdoor adventure. 🎣
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- 82º | Thunderstorms | 80% chance of rain
Want your fish served on a silver platter — or a conveyor belt? Akarii Revolving Sushi is coming to the West 7th area. Our eagle eye intern Hailey, spotted a coming soon sign at 628 Harrold St. in the Left Bank Shopping Center. We’ll keep you updated on the opening date, but get ready for Red Dragon rolls to whiz by. 🍣
Our mouths are watering for this new burger place coming to the Medical District. Derek Allan’s Wagyu Burgers is opening on 1000 8th Ave. The sister restaurant to Derek Allan’s Texas Barbecue (1116 8th Ave.) is taking over the former FunkyTown Donuts location and will be serving smashed-and-crispy Wagyu patties. 🍔 (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
A new Ariat at Intermodal Logistics Center has opened in the NorthPoint Development. The footwear company’s 1 million sqft distribution center is located on FM 156 and provides 1,000+ jobs to the greater Fort Worth area. Two other buildings in the 6 million sqft development are nearing completion. 👢 (Fort Worth Report)
Mark your calendars for another installment of Movies That Matter. The Modern Art Museum will screen “Woman on Fire,” a portrait of New York City’s first openly transgender firefighter Brooke Guinan on Thurs., June 2 at 7 p.m. 🎥
Sales tax collections are up by 25% from last year, showing the rise of local spending after the COVID-19 pandemic stagnated markets. In February of this year, the city collected $14,486,140 in sales tax, which represents 22% of the city’s General Fund budget. 💰
With temperatures expected to spike this weekend, ERCOT is preparing the Texas power grid by postponing scheduled maintenance on thermal plants to be ready for the anticipated demand. Friendly reminder to switch off unnecessary lights, crank up ceiling fans + stay hydrated. 🌡️ (WFAA)
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Dončić has been named a finalist for the 2021-2022 NBA Cares Community Assist Award. The award recognizes one player who demonstrates the NBA’s passion for giving back to their communities, which Luka has done through athletic and children’s medical donations in his hometown of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Vote now. 🏀 (DFW Sports Online)
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Today marks the opening of the 50th Anniversary of Mayfest, so we’re throwing it back with a little festival history. DYK: The first Mayfest was held in 1973 to celebrate the work that had been done to revitalize Fort Worth’s most popular park. 🎡
After a devastating flood in 1949 and a subsequent 20-year levee project, the Trinity River was a muddy, waste-filled mess. Phyllis Tilley, whose memorial bridge spans the river just south of the W. Lancaster Ave. crossing, and her fellow Junior League advocates started the Trinity River Project in 1967 to revitalize the river + planted over 1,000 trees in the next five years with the Streams and Valleys Committee.
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