The pictures above are from dinner at one of my favorites…

Nonna Tata is one of the terrific Ft. Worth restaurants to visit when the Ft. Worth Stock Show & Rodeo kicks off this weekend!

The portions are large and most of the dishes are from the Italian grandmother of chef-owner Donatella Trotti. The prices are reasonable. Nonna Tata is tiny so I recommend getting there early! Every pasta I have eaten there was delicious but I love Donatella’s Home Made Involtini.

Another great restaurant on the west side of Ft. Worth is Tim Love’s new place, Woodshed Smokehouse, on the banks of the Trinity River. It’s a beautiful setting and the food is great! I would order the Pulled Pork BBQ Sandich again but honestly, I don’t think you can go wrong here.

woodshed smokehouse bbqSpeaking of BarBQ, Angelo’s is a Ft. Worth institution. I have a good friend in Dallas who drives to Angelo’s at least once a month for lunch. I always get the Chopped Beef Sandwich. The sliced beef is awesome too, and the ribs…well you just have to try them yourself. Angelo’s and the Ft. Worth Stock Show & Rodeo are a Ft. Worth institution.

angelosfoodAnd finally, the relatively new Shannon Wynne restaurant Rodeo Goat has great burgers and is just a few blocks away from the Ft. Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.  I interviewed Shannon for my Texas Legends series on Good Morning Texas at his Sundance Square restaurant, Bird Cafe, which is also very good. I just think if you’re going to the Stock Show Rodeo Goat is the perfect choice.



Be sure and order Shannon’s favorite, the Chaca Oaxaca with avocado, pico de gallo, fried egg, queso, tabasco and mayo.  It’s a mouthful.

Have fun in Ft. Worth!



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