Field Of Spring Dreams

With spring around the corner I figured I would help inspire with a photo I took last spring of a field out on our land near Fort Worth, Texas. Nothing better than bright green grass and flowers waving gently in the spring warm breeze.

-Michael Thacker


Northside Remedy Bringing Class And Style To Weatherford, Texas

Nothing better than walking into a unique coffee shop that offers delicious and stylish handcrafted brews along with delectable foods and snacks to go along with your drink of choice. Now, of course, me being a craft beer guy it is always an added bonus when coffee shops carry a decent selection of local favorites. With all that stated as a matter of fact as well as opinion, there is such a place not far from the skyscrapers of downtown Fort Worth in a smaller sized town lying on the west side of the metroplex called Weatherford, and therein lies a wonderfully crafted spot called Northside Remedy.

This intriguing spot is not just serving up some of the best coffee and grub in town, but some of the delightful smiles and comrodity around as well. A modern western and rustic type style with a nice bar side and tables with some of the most comforting cushions and styles around. Even big city venues will have a hard time competing with exceptional locality.

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Northside remedy doesn’t just serve up coffee and food for there and on the go but also provides bags of some of their best bean selections from light to dark roast to take and cherish a little Northside Remedy in the comfort of your own home. They also have different events from time to time such as live music, paint nights and social hours. And coffee, brews and food aren’t just their specialty, but cocktails as well for those that enjoy things on the fancier side.

81WA+spnRkLI went ahead and went with one of their mocha selections with flavors of vanilla and rich chocolate goodness along with hints of caramel and nuts. This is definitely a place to visit and enjoy the next time you are nearby, even if you happen to just come to Fort Worth, put it on your list and make sure you take the time to stop by. You can visit their Facebook page for more info here: Northside Remedy. Cheers and God bless!

-Michael Thacker

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Roots Coffee Shop Visit

Nestled within the city limits of Colleyville, Texas just outside Fort Worth is a small, and yet tasteful coffee shop called Roots. This modern, rustic style venue is a perfect get away for those that love coffee. Whether you are a local college student or an oldie from around the area seeking to socialize or to just sit back and blog or read, this is the place to come and seep into.

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Some of the commodities they offered besides their rich and delicious blends of coffee were different arrays of mochas and lattes, pastries, bagels, water, juice and local craft beers on tap. Simple, and yet palatable dishes and drinks, both cooked and brewed up and ready to savor.

I went ahead with a french press of their Kenya blend which was fruity, smooth with chocolate notes and overall was delicious. The atmosphere was nice as they had chill music playing overhead and even though there was a big of a crowd it was still rather relaxing and didn’t hamper my focus on work or studying.

There was a group of college girls behind me chatting away that stemmed from the local community college, a few business people at the table next to me and others scattered abroad including an older gentlemen reading and a young mom grabbing some joe to go. All ages and walks of life together with the root attending being rooted in Roots coffee, pastries and craft beer as well as their hospitality and comradery. Cheers and God bless!

-Michael Thacker

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A Night Out At Antebellum’s Ale House

After a few dreadful days of a brutal ice storm and power outages, my family and I decided to get out and try something new. Searching for several local delights that looked appealing, we finally stumbled across a small, local pub in the town of Weatherford, Texas called Antebellum’s Ales House.

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This little delight was a small house that had been decked out and decorated like a little Belgian or British pub with a modern twist to it and definitely gave me flash backs to when my wife and I lived in Belgium and Hollands for some time. It provided craft beer lovers with 48 different taps to try from with some local and others nationally and internationally known. Their profile range was from the lightest of cream ales and pilsners to dark and heavy imperial stouts and barley wines.

To pair your brew pick with was a variety of small dishes such as chips and salsa, meat and cheese board and a cream cheese queso dip as well as much more. They also had several different styles of flat bread pizzas, salads and sandwiches. Being a spice lover I went with their sriracha bbq spicy pizza with fresh jalapeños for an extra kick.

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Overall we really enjoyed the pub with it’s European atmosphere and friendly hospitality, and of course, good food and brews. If you get a chance and happen to be in the area make sure you pay these guys a visit! Cheers and God bless!

-Michael Thacker