Today was my first ride of the year and the first ride of the decade for that matter. My priority today was to get something good to eat. Somebody decided to institute height and weight standards for my agency. According to their charts I'm going to have to lose about ten pounds. I was going to have one last fat fest before settling in to a regime of diet and exercise.
Today's destination was the new Love Shack on South 7th, actually it's at 817 Matisse. The love Shack is a burger joint owned by Fort Worth celebrity, Chef Tim Love. What's good about the Love Shack is that it's easily accessible from the Trinity Trails. It's located just west of the Trinity Park duck pond and the Police/ Firefighters Memorial.
I stopped for a photo in Trinity park near the Lancaster Bridge. The duck ponds are on the other side of the bridge.
I would have spent more time relaxing at the pond, but I was hungry.
Unfortunately there's no bike parking at the Love Shack but I wasn't too concerned about anybody in this crowd stealing my bike.
There was a line extending out the door. One things for sure, they are going to need a bigger building.
The temperature was in the 40's but there were a couple of fires going which kept the courtyard very comfortable. There were even leopard print Snuggies available for customers choosing to eat outside.
The burger was good but I especially liked the ribbon cut fries. I paid $8 for my meal. That's not bad.
Entertainment was provided by singer songwriter Brad Hines, the "Unofficial Mayor of the Fort Worth Stockyards". I think Brad is pretty darned good and deserves a larger audience.
After finishing up my meal I took a ride on Crockett Street to get a look at the new businesses sprouting up.
This is the view looking west down Crockett toward the museum district.
Dallas based Paciugo Gelato opened a few weeks ago. I've been in there with my family a couple of times. They've got great gelato made instore everyday.
This is the entrance to Tillman's Roadhouse. I've heard good things about this place, however with dishes like Venison Frito Pie and Chicken Fried Hanger Steak, I don't think it fits in with my new diet.
Here's a pic from their website. I like the Eames chairs.
The ride home. I managed to keep warm today by wearing a wool sweater under a heavy denim shirt.
Oh yes, tomorrow is the Fiesta Bowl. TCU plays Boise State.