Fort Worth may be well known for its Stockyards and zoo, but there are also an ample number of restaurants and activities in and near the 109. While maybe not as well known, they are gathering fans.
Five locations possess unique characteristics that can’t be found elsewhere, said 109 resident Peyton Head.
Black Rooster Bakery
2430 Forest Park Blvd.
Owned and operated by Marche Ann Mann, the Black Rooster Bakery has been open for more than three years.
The bakery’s menu changes daily offering locals fresh pastries, sandwiches and more, Mann said.
Black Rooster Bakery offers a morning and an afternoon menu, and Mann recommends customers go early in the morning for the most variety.
The bakery is “small and can only make so much,” she said.
Each day, about 50 regular customers visit the bakery, Mann said. And the most popular menu items are croissants in the morning and chocolate meringue pie for dessert.
Yogi’s Deli and Grill
2710 S. Hulen St.
Yogi’s is known for its line out the door, its Tex-Mex and its hearty breakfast food.
A frequent customer, who asked to remain anonymous, said on football game days Yogi’s is especially crowded so customers should come early.
Although the restaurant is often crowded, the customer said he eats there once or twice a week.
Yogi’s cinnamon hazelnut coffee is the best in his opinion, he said, but he has “never ordered something that wasn’t good.”
INZO Italian Kitchen
2747 S. Hulen St.
A family run restaurant, INZO, formally named Bricks, has been open six years and also has another location.
General manager Allen Rhodes said INZO’s best selling menu items are the Prosciutto e Rucola entree and the Crisp Calamari appetizer, but the house made mozzarella is also a favorite.
A well-known destination, the 710-mile-long river “never disappoints,” 109 resident Kate Costa said.
Whether walking, biking or roller-skating, Costa said the Trinity River guarantees a serene environment and is a breath of fresh air.
“If you are lucky you may even spot a turtle in the water,” she said.
Log Cabin Village
2100 Log Cabin Village Lane
A popular field trip destination, Log Cabin Village provides people with an opportunity to “escape the present” and “experience the past.”
Log Cabin Village consists of nine historic structures dating back to the mid-1800s, and employees are dressed in historic outfits to help visitors visualize Texas’ pioneer era, according a Village brochure.
Whether it’s a neighborhood bakery or historic landmark, these locations help make the 109 the place many call home.