Places To Eat Near The Fort Worth Stock Show

January 9, 2013 5:00 AM

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, a tradition in Fort Worth since 1896, runs from Jan. 18 to Feb. 9. The weeks are full of events, so whether you are visiting for a day or staying all three weeks, at some point you will need a break for a little nourishment. Once you regain your strength, set out for more animal classes and rides in the midway, but before you do, here are a few suggestions for some good places to eat near the festivities.

Pie Five Pizza Co.
2600 W. Seventh St., Suite 105
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 332-7435

Pie Five is the place to go for individual pizzas made in five minutes. This pizza is made to order right before your eyes. The pie techs start with a California-style crust, as in cracker-thin pizza dough, and you pick your toppings. By the time you pay and get your drink, your pizza is done, and you may take it to a table to enjoy. If you want to create a truly unique pizza combination, just include one of its many sauces, including alfredo, spicy marinara, olive oil, ranch, buffalo ranch or barbecue.

Gloria’s Restaurant
2600 W. Seventh St., Suite 175
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 332-8800

Gloria’s Restaurant serves Latin cuisine with standard dishes such as quesadillas or more adventurous ones including shrimp nachos. It has won awards for everything from its margaritas and appetizers to its music, so you can imagine it is a good place to enjoy a classy, but energetic atmosphere, with delicious cuisine. Although the weather during the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo isn’t ideal to enjoy a frozen drink on the patio, inside is warm and bustling with excitement, making it a perfect place to relax with a mojito.

Fireside Pies
2949 Crockett St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 769-3590

Fireside Pies also boasts delicious salad and dessert, though its pizzas are what keep customers coming back. Of course a combination of all three is best. This wood-fired pizza is covered in the delightful combinations cooked up by Fireside Pies including the basic ingredients for margherita to the likes of truffle oil, soft baked egg and gruyere. For the daring, there is the the 13th pizza with who knows what.

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The Great Outdoors
3204 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 877-4400

For a quick, but delicious and fresh sandwich in a very casual setting, try The Great Outdoors Sub Shop. This lunch spot has 21 subs to choose from, as well as classics including the reuben and the club. Every sandwich is piled high with your choice of toppings, but adding “the works” with tomatoes, lettuce, onion, oil, vinegar, parmesan, oregano and salt is recommended. Sandwiched on one of four soft breads, each may be served hot or cold upon request.

2932 Crockett St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 698-0003

“Patrizio’s Pizza, Pasta, and Vino” is what the sign says, and it’s a good indication of what’s inside. Enjoy traditional Italian fare perfect for the whole family with a fresh, modern approach. This accounts for the lasagna, an old family recipe, listed right next to the shellfish ravioli, clearly a twist on the traditional. The dining room is quite elegant, but the crowd a little more diverse. Some patrons come dressed for a night on the town and others for a casual bite.

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Emilie DesJardins currently works in Dallas television and worked with KRLD Restaurant Week for several years before that. She is always trying new places around the Metroplex to find the best food and unique things to do. See her work at