Still on hiatus from business travel but with my college daughter in town, we decided to get out and about in Fort Worth.
So, we headed out to the newly revamped 7th Street area close to downtown and centered around the historic marquee Montgomery Ward’s building. The massive construction survived flood waters that reached its second floor in 1949 and the 2000 Fort Worth Tornado. In 2001, Montgomery Ward went out of business and closed down the warehouse thus leaving the property vacant. Redevelopment began in 2004 and the name Montgomery Plaza was given to the development. There are now a good variety of restaurants and unique shops in the area which also hails to the TCU crowd, my alma mater.
Megan and I decided to take in a movie at the West 7th Street Movie Tavern. The Movie Tavern is eclectic in decor and uniquely placed on the third floor of the building. It is a movie grill so, you can eat and drink while watching your movie, stop in their on-site sports bar or wait and choose from one of the many options in the area.
We chose Tillman’s Roadhouse. It is not your typical roadhouse but more high-end, creative fare sure to please the most particular of palette. I chose the macaroni and cheese and wedge salad. Both were elegantly done, the mac and cheese featuring bacon and delicately seasoned while the blue cheese dressing on the wedge had a slightly sweet hint and the candied pecans and onions definitely set it apart from the same salad at traditional restaurants. Additionally, I am a bread fanatic and their rolls although simple had good flavor and texture. Megan had the Tillman’s Burger which had cheese, bacon and onions. She thoroughly enjoyed her selection as well. However, the pi’ece de resistance was the S’mores for dessert. They brought out a tray with all homemade graham crackers, flavored marshmellows (mint, blackberry or maple) and chocolate complete with a small chimenea fire where you roasted your own marshmellows to create your treat. These were awesome!!! They are worth the experience alone as our waiter quipped. He was absolutely correct! I guess I should now be the dietitian and say, that moderation, balance and variety are key. It is good to enjoy your food as part of a balanced lifestyle that includes physical activity, as the American Dietetic Association states, “All foods can fit”. So, if you are ever in Fort Worth, Texas the S’mores at Tillman’s Roadhouse are a must!!