Wine Down calls on local producers to help the wine bistro satiate patrons with artisan cheeses, a frequently changing menu of paninis and full-fledged entrees, and an extensive liquids list. Pair the sherry-vinegar-sauce-splashed bacon-wrapped quail ($14) or wild-mushroom mac 'n' cheese ($10) with a drink, or erect a grilled cheese sandwich using an arsenal of raw materials, including bread, cheese, toppings, heavy-duty locking C-clamps, and spread ($5+). For lighter noshing, a cheese plate presents a choice of three artisan cheeses and an accompaniment of either fruit and nuts or salami and olives (up to $24.99)
Trinity Bicycles is conveniently located two blocks south of the T&P Rail Station and open seven days a week. With four hours of velocipede cruising time, you can explore downtown Fort Worth or head to the nearby Trinity River Trail System, which offers 40 miles of pedaling path along the river and is surrounded by scenic city parks, the Fort Worth Zoo, and Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Trinity Bicycles is a full-service bicycle shop locally owned by people who ride their bikes every day and are passionate about helping bikes find their flesh-and-bones soul mates. Swing by the shop, located in the Historic Near Southside, for a morning or afternoon double-legged dose of the surrounding cityscape.
An eclectic boutique, Abernathy & Frittz fills its shelves with a wide variety of clothing, accessories, jewelry, and other gift-worthy wares. Present-searchers can pick up an Old Guys Rule T-shirt ($22.95–$24.95), for men of a certain age or difficult-to-shop-for tortoises. Wall art and baby accouterments commemorate special occasions, and Blue Bird dresses and blouses along with Big Buddha handbags ($68.95–$80.95) outfit prospective runway walkers. Hollywood Fashion Tape comes in handy to keep delicate stylish finds in place or emblazon secret messages across the bottoms of embellished YellowBox flip-flops.
The crew at Versus Car Audio operates by a strict set of core values and beliefs, chief among them respect, honesty, and integrity in everything that they do. By following these principles, they help customers design their dream whips by providing professional upgrades and audio systems from brands such as JVC and Pioneer. Their services also extend to other procedures, ranging from remote starters and window tinting to alarms, strobe lights, train horns, subwoofers, flip-down TVs, and amplifiers.
As a mother of three, Krystal Gray envisioned owning a studio where children and adults could explore their creative sides together. That vision materialized when she took over ownership of The Art Barn Studio, a place that lavishes visitors with all of the materials and inspiration required to create their own unique masterpieces. A cow-print storefront beckons creative minds into a colorful studio where friendly staffers—including seasoned artists and local high-school students—help guests to create and decorate custom works of art including pottery, mosaics, and jewelry. Artists who don't finish crafting their project or debating politics with their muse in The Art Barn Studio's regular operating hours—Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.—may pay a return-visit fee and finish it at a later time.