What do you get when you combine West Texas, Southeast Texas and black eyed peas? Well it isn’t this band. Instead, you get two guys who are making award winning vodka from black eyed peas – J. Todd Gregory and Scott Billings. Todd and Scott met ten years ago through their wives. They became best… Continue reading Give Peas a Chance…to be made into vodka
Y’all fried chicken is my comfort food. Words cannot express how much I love fried chicken. When I’m sad, when I’m happy, when I’m whatever…I can eat some delicious yard bird. I believe that cast iron frying pans were invented specifically to fry chicken. You can blame my momma for this obsession. Growing up, I… Continue reading Today is my holiday – National Fried Chicken Day.
For the record, I love tamales. Like seriously they are one of my food addictions. I will eat 500 tamales over 1 taco. And when I found out that Outlaw Tamales was opening in Seattle I became excited. This meme is me whenever I hear about tamales. A few weeks ago I met… Continue reading Outlaw Tamales has rolled in!
For me 2016 was a year filled with ups and downs. I think a lot of us can’t believe the number of celebrities that we lost in 2016. I mean who knew that Prince, George Michael and Alan Rickman would all die in the same year? Others of us are still in shock over the… Continue reading Goodbye 2016 – let’s kick ass in 2017
We all know the holidays are coming and there are gifts to buy for your friends and loved ones. Well why not shop somewhere that’s has a great selection of gifts for men, women and more importantly yourself while you sip on an adult beverage? Pax & Parker lets you do just that. Pax and… Continue reading Sippin’ & Shopping in Fort Worth – Pax & Parker
Um an exercise bar? Who would have thought that I would have been there instead of at a cocktail bar. Y’all know the food and cocktails here in Fort Worth aren’t calorie free. And now that I’ve been to a pilates class at bodybar Fitness over in West 7th, I am addicted! Kamille and Matt… Continue reading A new & different kind of bar – Bodybar Fort Worth
I decided to try something new with the blog. Y’all we all love a great adult beverages but who exactly is making those? Well I decided to do some blog posts featuring some of the best bartenders in Cowtown. Today’s video features Dean Nunez from Acre Distillery. I previously talked about Dean in a blog… Continue reading Shaking it up in Cowtown
No need to worry about Bugs Bunny showing up at Fort Worth Barber Shop. Although he does give a darn good massage.
Are you looking for a buzz, trim or shave? Then I’ve got the place for you. I recently sat down with Jonathan Morris, owner of Fort Worth Barber Shop, to discuss the best place in Fort Worth for a men’s haircut. Jonathan, grew up in Denton, but his parents and grandparents are both from Fort Worth. He tried living in Atlanta and Dallas before coming home to the Fort. He and his wife, Katherine (a TCU alum) settled down in Cowtown. Jonathan was working for an ad agency over in Dallas and started noticing that there wasn’t a great place to get a haircut. He started asking guys about where they go for hair cuts and most men were just apathetic. Y’all know that women are not apathetic about our hair. So Jonathan started exploring and thinking that there could be a better way for men. He wanted to open a shop that men wanted to come to and would return.
Jonathan knew that he wanted to go for a nostalgic look and finally found a great building on Lovell. During his research phase, he met Jennifer Felli. Jen was working full-time as a flight attendant and at Wrare. Due to the fact that Jonathan was working for the ad agency he needed someone whom he could trust and he found that in Jen. Together they gave the old building on Lovell some TLC and opened Fort Worth Barber Shop in October 2014.
The very first barber that Jonathan hired was John who he had seen on Instagram. John was working at his grandfather’s barber shop. Now they are up to five barbers. Each with a different background and story. However, they can all cut whatever type of hair walks in the door, which is unusual for a barber shop. They are all interested in growing and learning. Absolutely no Edward Scissorhands allowed.
A customer told me that he enjoyed the easy online access that Fort Worth Barber Shop offers. They made it easy for him to schedule his appointment, there is never a wait when he arrives, his barber does a great job, and paying is easy. You can also have a beer while you get your hair cut and listen to great soundtracks. They play everything from Buck Owens to Leon Bridges. I will say as a woman, I feel comfortable hanging out here while my husband gets his haircut; which hasn’t always been the case at barber shops.
Jonathan is invested in Fort Worth. He loves Cowtown and wants to see it grow and provide great services to its’ residents. He and Katherine are very community involved. I did ask him to name a few of his favorite things in Fort Worth:
Date Night: Clay Pigeon
Casual Restaurant: Taco Heads
Activity: Walk around the Modern Art Museum
Cocktail: Old Fashioned at the Usual
Go online today and book yourself an appointment at Fort Worth Barber Shop unless you’re a girl. Then go online and book that special guy in your life an appointment. They offer classic cuts, hot towel shaves and cool vibes. He will thank you. Plus you’re supporting a terrific local business.
Fort Worth Barber Shop on the web IG @fortworthbarbershop
Photos by @rreconnu
First things first, the bar is open!!! Taco Heads opened their new bar about 3 weeks ago and it is awesome. This pretty much sums up my reaction when I heard that it was finally open. I recently sat down with Sarah Castillo, one of the owners of Taco Heads to talk about how she… Continue reading Let’s Taco about Taco Heads
I’ve had several people ask me to post a recap about my recent vacation to Thailand. Every time I think about it, I become overwhelmed. It’s hard to describe Thailand other than just amazing. There’s an Anthony Bourdain episode where he talks about Vietnam and how he felt that his world had been changed forever… Continue reading Thailand – vacation recap