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Love My Local: Ryan Place

I’ve really been looking forward to taking part in the Fort Worth Moms Blog “Love My Local” series because we’ve only lived in the neighborhood, Ryan Place, since the beginning of July. It already feels like we’ve been here forever, and we love that. I’m sure that’s in part because our previous home was a mere two miles away in Mistletoe Heights, another neighborhood that we continue to love.

Ryan Place is a historic neighborhood that began in 1911 and is located south of downtown, near the Medical District and the vibrant W. Magnolia Avenue restaurants and businesses. Many may know it for the festive A Candlelight Christmas Home Tour. I’ve frequented this home tour for years now. Seeing homes decked out for Christmas is guaranteed to warm your soul and give you inspiration for your own decorating.
LoveMyLocal2 Although we frequent many areas of town, we love just running up the street and supporting our nearby businesses. Our favorites include . . . .
Stir Crazy Baked Goods – This bakery now has two locations, it’s original (106 E. Daggett Ave.) and a new bakeshop (1251 W. Magnolia Ave.). Check its Facebook page for frequent updates on what each location has cooking that day. We love everything we’ve ever eaten there, from my son’s birthday cakes to their Adam Bombs (cookie sandwiches). I also appreciate that almost anything can be made vegan or gluten free.

Old Home Supply – Having just completed a renovation, I have recently scooted up the street to this store more often than usual. From period hardware and unique yard decor to light fixtures and antiques, Old Home Supply is full of treasures. Walk through the entire four buildings of the store’s intersection and you’re sure to find a piece that will be full of character and have a story to tell. (1801 College Ave.)
Old Neighborhood Grill – There is nothing more simple and comforting than when my husband and I say to each other, “Let’s just get Neighborhood Grill . . . .” That’s usually the only statement that needs to be made; we don’t need to discuss the menu, our food selections are known. Old Neighborhood Grill is nestled near the train tracks off of Park Place Avenue, and serves what I think of as classic, upscale diner food. From turkey burgers and homemade meatloaf to crab cakes and BLTs, to a whole chalkboard of sides including our favorites: pinto beans and curly fries. Never greasy. Always an easy meal. (1633 Park Place Ave.)

Melt Ice Creams
We love to stop in for a cool treat at this nearby ice cream parlor. The delicious, gourmet flavor combinations are created using local ingredients, and you will also find a vegan option. I also really like the portion sizes, as even one scoop still feels like a very special treat. (954 W. Rosedale St.)

Torchy’s Tacos
This Texas chain began as a food trailer in 2006, and now boasts many restaurants including one near the corner of Rosedale St. and Forest Park Blvd. We have the predicament of living pretty much in the middle of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop and Torchy’s Tacos. While we love them both, we find ourselves frequenting Torchy’s more often. Our favorites include the always-interesting Taco of the Month, the Crossroads (beef brisket), or the Chicken or Beef Fajita Taco ordered, paired with their amazing queso. (928 Northton St.)
We, at FWMB, love our local so much we created Neighbor Groups for every corner of Tarrant county — and in between. You’ll also find topical groups, like adoptive moms, single moms, food allergy moms, etc. Join a Neighbor Group (or two) today and get connected with other moms in your area. 

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