Years ago when I was younger, the holidays were truly meant for families. Everyone came together at home and cooked. There was so much food and all you could do was eat, stumble to a chair and take a nap. After waking from a good food slumber you got up and went back to eating some more. It was an all day family chow down fest.
Sometimes we work too much, sometimes flights get missed and sometimes…just sometimes we don’t wanna do anything but relax on the holidays. Whatever it is, times have changed and so have our values. Today we have a lot of places open for you to dine during Thanksgiving. You can take your family, friends, or just eat a great Thanksgiving meal all by yourself. You can also hit the town with the family after a great Thanksgiving meal. Drink With Trey always has the 411 for drinking, partying, and all your cocktail needs.
Good Day, When I was a teenager, you didn’t want to be anywhere near Magnolia Ave. in Fort Worth. Magnolia Ave. was full of all kinds of surprises. Surprises you wanted no part of, for any reason. But that was then, and this is now! Magnolia Ave. is one of the hottest places to be in the Fort Worth-Dallas area these days. It has changed so much with all the new construction, remodeling, and updates that it’s only getting better by the day. Magnolia is full of restaurants, bars, art galleries, shops, retail spaces, and they’re building two new hotels called, “Boutique Hotels.” It’s just a fantastic place to dine, drink, socialize, shop, and get your art fix on A friend of mine called me a month ago and said, “Trey, have you been to the ‘Lazy Moose’ on Magnolia Ave.? You would love it!”
To which I replied, “‘Can’t say I have!” After I had received that phone call, I started thinking, “‘Lazy Moose,’ that’s a cool name.” I kept picturing a moose, just strolling down Magnolia taking his time- slow and steady! I couldn’t take it; I immediately headed for the Lazy Moose. When I opened the door and heard, “Hello, come on in!” I knew I was going to like it. If you follow me at all, you know I love it when folks make an effort to acknowledge you after entering, it lets you know they care.
I started looking around, and I saw a big fireplace, some leather couches, and chairs. I saw beautiful tables, comfortable bar stools, and noticed animal mounts hanging on the walls. I took in the dark, rich colors around me and the bar area. They have the furniture set up in the shape of a small living room so you can socialize and well, get lazy at the Lazy Moose. Once you sit in the comfortable chairs or those fluffy couches, you won’t wanna get up. The staff is super friendly, helpful, and enjoyable to be around. The Lazy Moose offers craft cocktails, beer, wine and all kinds of reasons for you to relax and unwind. One of the many great things about this establishment is the incredible chef-driven menu featuring some tasty, creative cuisine. I’ve tried just about everything on the menu, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all the deliciousness they offer in each and every dish. I love the “polenta fries,” “moose wings,” and “sweet potato fries!” I see newless, places open every day in the Fort Worth-Dallas area, but the Lazy Moose is definitely a great treasure. You can stop in for a glass of wine or a snack and unwind for a bit. You can meet friends and socialize all night, or you can even stop by solo, get cozy, have a cold one, and feel right at home. Whichever you choose, I would get to the Lazy Moose ASAP to get L-A-Z-Y. I’ve been back five times now and can promise you; you will fall in love with the moose- I sure did! Be sure and tell Jason and the team hello!
Love Y’all and God B
Trey (Chow Down) Chapman
Lazy Moose is located at 1404 W Magnolia Ave. Fort Worth Texas
Good Day Everyone, About six months ago or so I was walking around the 7th street area, as I do very often. I saw these guys working like Trojans on this place. I thought, “My, what have we here? A new place to play?” Time passed, and I went by one night and saw these bright lights that said “2909.” It was looking inviting and cozy! I went by again, and I saw colors and heard music, then I noticed it was a new bar. Oh, yea baby! My heart started racing, a new place to hang off 7th called, “Bar 2909.”
If you travel to downtown, Fort Worth and head south on Houston Street, you will find a fantastic historic building on the west-side of the road called “Thompson’s”.
When you open the big door and walk inside, you are met with a nostalgic, literary feel. You see, Thompson’s used to be a book store and pharmacy back in the day-way back in the day. The first floor is reminiscent of an old book store, complete with book shelfs, big comfortable chairs, and couches set up to emulate a small living room. It has a remarkable, cozy feeling and is perfect for socializing. You might enjoy a wonderful, craft cocktail, a glass of wine-maybe even sip on some smooth whiskey bourbon, or a nice classic vodka.
Five months ago, I was in Dallas at the Tipsy Alchemist visiting with master mixologist, Aaron Wang about a new project that has a tiki island vibe and would go by the name of “Pilikia”, which means trouble. The idea behind Club Pilikia comes from the minds behind The Tipsy Alchemist, ILL Minster Pub, and Truth & Alibi. I said, “Oh heck, it’s on now!” “Drink With Trey” is all over tiki-ness and island vibes.
Those of you who have met me, know me, or hear great tales about me-know how much I love food, drinks, and music. If you don’t know me-well, let me briefly explain.
There are two ways you can choose to live your life; You can choose to live an exciting life-full of joy, fun, friends, and events or you can choose to live a dull life full of endless chores, duties, boredom, and sadness. I’ve always chosen the happy life which means I love an endless array of food, drink, socializing with friends, music, and parties.