Well, another market trip has come and gone for the ladies of Coker Hampton, but it would not have been complete without a quick trip to Fort Worth to see me! I always love that market brings them to me because, I love visitors. Not because I am lonely or anything, but because I love for my family and friends to see how wonderful things are here. This trip, my mom and aunt were doing the visiting, and I am so thankful they came! It seemed their whole visit revolved around food this time, but Fort Worth does have great food and we are a family that loves good food!
First, I met them at Fuzzy's. This wasn't really my decision, but I swear my Mom could spend hours...wait...she does spend hours, in that place. She loves the food and the atmosphere. I am not really sure what else she loves, but she loves it. I took three of my sweet friends to meet them because I know my mom likes to meet my friends. I mean, I have to prove I have some, right? Lol. It was fun, and of course, a necessity for my mom!
Once we left there, we made a dinner reservation and decided to have dessert before dinner at Sweet Sammies. This is one of my favorite places in Fort Worth because I have a huge sweet tooth! I have never really taken anyone there before because I really just discovered how it works. They have blue bell ice cream, and then they have all these different homemade cookies. HOMEMADE. They are to die for! Some people get ice cream sandwiches, but others, like me, get a cookie or two heated up with a scoop of ice cream on top. Pure bliss ladies and gents. Pure bliss!
After dessert, I took them to the new bluu to look around, and because I thought it would be a good place for us to chill as I had a paper that I needed to finish up; and I figured that would be a good spot. I submitted my assignment and then we headed to our dinner reservation. I was pretty excited about this place because my sweet, sweet friend Cam (who by the way is an official Chi O as of today... congrats my friend!!), told me about this place a while back. I just remember her saying "take your parents because it's a tad expensive for just a night out, but so worth it". So, I did exactly that and it was so worth it! This place is called Reata and it is downtown, which by the way is such a cool part of Fort Worth. Also, I got to valet AGAIN! Second time this week...how fancy. Anyway, Reata is traditional Texas food, but in a very classy way. I had the chicken friend steak, which was as big as Texas and so, so good. The gravy was perfect and it came with mashed potatoes and green beans. It was way too good!! Between this, and the homemade corn bread and other bread, I was so stuffed. But then... I remembered Kam saying how good the banana pudding was and man am I a sucker for good banana pudding. So, of course I got it and, it was better than a lot of things I have had in life. I mean holy cow. You just have to taste it to understand!
Then, we went back and went to bed early. Yes, I said early. I was shocked too, but it was so nice. I really should try to go to bed earlier.
This morning, I took them to McKinley's. This is my second favorite place because it is good, simple food. It is a bakery with amazing baked goods, but the food is great also. We all ordered the best chicken taco soup. It was like my Janjan's, which was fitting because we missed her being with us on this trip. For dessert, Kiss got cookies, I got pie, and my mom got German chocolate cake. Hungry now?
I am so thankful that they got to come visit me for a little bit. I am so thankful we got some pretty great food. I am so thankful for them -- You both are just so great to me and I am so thankful that God provides me with constant love via you two-- Until next trip with great food! Love you two a lot!
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A recent graduate from Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!