Travel Guide


Nestled in the heart of Texas, Fort Worth seamlessly combines Western charm with modern sophistication, offering a captivating blend of cowboy heritage, cultural richness, and vibrant urban experiences. From the iconic Stockyards to world-class museums and lively entertainment districts, we invite you to join your closest EO friends to discover Fort Worth’s unique character at every turn. 

Dining Options:

Indulge in Texas barbecue, Tex-Mex, margaritas and other local specialties. Here’s some our favorites:

Top Ten Chef Owned Ft. Worth Restaurants

  1. Grace: Owned by Chef Blaine Staniford, Grace offers contemporary American cuisine with a focus on seasonal ingredients and innovative flavors. The restaurant is known for its elegant ambiance and exceptional service.
  2. Lonesome Dove Western Bistro: Chef Tim Love’s flagship restaurant, Lonesome Dove, serves upscale Western cuisine inspired by the flavors of Texas and the American West. Dishes feature bold flavors and creative combinations, such as the famous Elk Tenderloin.
  3. Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine: Chef Jon Bonnell showcases his passion for Texas cuisine at Bonnell’s, offering a menu that highlights locally sourced ingredients and wild game dishes. The restaurant emphasizes sustainable practices and culinary excellence.
  4. Ellerbe Fine Foods: Owned by Chef Molly McCook and Richard King, Ellerbe Fine Foods focuses on farm-to-table dining, highlighting fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers. The menu features Southern-inspired dishes with a modern twist.
  5. Clay Pigeon Food & Drink: Chef Marcus Paslay’s Clay Pigeon offers a refined yet approachable dining experience, featuring an ever-changing menu of contemporary American cuisine. The restaurant emphasizes seasonal ingredients and house-made specialties.
  6. Fixture: Chef Ben Merritt’s Fixture offers a casual dining experience with a focus on modern American comfort food. The menu features creative interpretations of classic dishes, along with craft cocktails and a curated wine selection.
  7. The Mercury: Owned by Chef Chris Ward, The Mercury is a fine dining establishment known for its sophisticated atmosphere and contemporary American cuisine. The restaurant offers an extensive wine list and seasonal menu offerings.
  8. Piattello Italian Kitchen: Chef Marcus Paslay’s second restaurant venture, Piattello Italian Kitchen, specializes in authentic Italian cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients and house-made pastas. The restaurant offers a relaxed yet refined dining experience.
  9. Little Red Wasp: Chef Blaine Staniford’s second venture in Fort Worth, Little Red Wasp, is a casual American brasserie offering elevated comfort food and creative cocktails. The menu features a variety of burgers, sandwiches, and shareable plates.
  10. Nonna Tata: This cozy Italian trattoria is owned by Chef Donatella Trotti and offers authentic Italian dishes made from scratch using family recipes. Nonna Tata is known for its welcoming atmosphere and homestyle cooking.

Plus Don Artemio: With locations in Saltillo, Mexico and Fort Worth. Don Artemio is owned by Chef Juan Ramon Cardenas and Co-Owner Adrian Burciaga. Don Artemio brings the cuisine, architecture and culture of Northeastern Mexico to the Museum District. 

Attractions and Activities: 

Fort Worth has a rich cowboy heritage, immerse yourself in Western culture. Attend a rodeo, explore the Stockyards National Historic District, and maybe even try line dancing. Come to Ft. Worth Early and Stay Later to enjoy these attractions:

Fort Worth Stockyards: Experience the Old West at the Fort Worth Stockyards, where you can witness cattle drives, visit Western-themed shops, enjoy live music, and explore the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Fort Worth Zoo: One of the top zoos in the United States, the Fort Worth Zoo features a diverse array of animals, interactive exhibits, and educational programs for visitors of all ages.

Kimbell Art Museum: Known for its outstanding collection of art spanning centuries and cultures, the Kimbell Art Museum showcases works by renowned artists such as Michelangelo, Picasso, and Rembrandt.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Spanning 110 acres, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Texas and offers beautifully landscaped gardens, themed displays, and educational programs.

Sundance Square: A vibrant downtown district, Sundance Square features a mix of restaurants, shops, theaters, and entertainment venues set within historic buildings and modern architecture.

Fort Worth Water Gardens: Designed by architect Philip Johnson, the Fort Worth Water Gardens is a stunning urban oasis featuring three distinct water features: the Active Pool, the Quiet Pool, and the Aerating Pool.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art: This museum showcases a remarkable collection of American art, including works by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Georgia O’Keeffe, and many others.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing: Take a fascinating guided tour of the Western Currency Facility, where billions of dollars are printed each year, and learn about the intricacies of U.S. currency production.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History: Explore interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, and multimedia presentations covering topics such as natural history, science, technology, and Texas culture.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth: Located in a striking building designed by architect Tadao Ando, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth features an impressive collection of contemporary art, including works by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.

Sports Events: We are passionate about our sports! Take a moment to see the 2023 World Series Champions Texas Rangers, the Dallas Mavericks or the iconic Dallas Cowboys.


  • Colonial Country Club:Home to the prestigious Charles Schwab Challenge, Colonial Country Club is a historic and challenging course with a rich tradition in Fort Worth. Golfers can experience a top-tier championship layout surrounded by beautiful scenery.
  • Waterchase Golf Club:Known for its scenic landscape and meticulously maintained course, Waterchase Golf Club provides a rewarding experience for golfers of all skill levels. The course features water hazards, rolling fairways, and strategic bunkering, making it a favorite among locals and visitors alike.


The Fort Worth area offers several gun clubs and shooting ranges for first timers and enthusiasts: 

  • Alpine Shooting Range: Located in Fort Worth, Alpine provides a safe and well-maintained environment for both novice and experienced shooters. They offer a variety of shooting ranges, including rifle, pistol, and shotgun facilities.
  • Elm Fork Shooting Sports: Situated in Dallas near Fort Worth, Elm Fork offers a wide range of shooting activities. From sporting clays and pistol ranges to archery, Elm Fork caters to various shooting interests.
  • Defender Shooting Range:Located just minutes from downtown Ft. Worth. Defender offers a world class indoor range and retail store. 
  • Texas Gun Experience: Located in Grapevine (just minutes from DFW Airport), TGE is the newest indoor range to the DFW Metroplex and provides an exceptional indoor range and retail store.

*If you’re flying back after shooting, be sure to ask for a confirmation of your visit to the shooting range to provide to TSA.

Weather: October weather ranges from the mid-70s to the low 80s. While it’s warm during the day, evenings and nights can be cooler, with temperatures dropping to the 50s or 60s. Bring a light sweater for the conference rooms.