Announcing Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival

The official Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival announcement.

Online PR News – 07-January-2013 – Fort Worth/TX – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Announcing Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival

The city’s first annual Food & Wine Festival will take place on March 27-30, 2014.

Fort Worth, Texas - January 4, 2013 – The Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival will showcase the many culinary talents of Fort Worth during its four-day spring celebration next year, March 27-30, 2014. The event plans to infuse historic venues and homegrown flavor with celebrated local chefs, culinary professionals, and wine makers into twenty events throughout the weekend. The festival honors the distinctive nature of Fort Worth cooking, food, beverage and culinary traditions and aims to bring national attention to the Fort Worth food scene.

Reata’s Assistant General Manager and president of the Tarrant County Restaurant Association, Russell Kirkpatrick, conceptualized the Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival and put together an executive committee of chefs, restaurateurs, wine makers, and creatives to bring the festival to fruition. The executive committee includes: Russell Kirkpatrick (Reata Restaurant), Mike Micallef (Reata Restaurant), J.R. Clark (Central Market), Jon Bonnell (Bonnell’s Restaurant), Amber and BJ Caldwell (Anchor Marketing & Design), Adam Jones (Grace Restaurant), Camilo Chavez (Mondavi Wines), Crystal Vastine (Fort Worth Foodie), Deb Ferguson (NBC 5), Fritz and Erin Rahr (Rahr Brewery), Leonard Firestone and Troy Robertson (Firestone & Robertson Distillers), Jay Downie (Downtown FW, Inc), Jeremy Byrd (Bass Performance Hall), Jordan Arnt, Julie Eastman (Extraordinary Events & Design), June Naylor (Texas Toast Culinary Tours), Lou Lambert (Lambert’s Downtown BBQ), Mark Felbinger (Worthington Renaissance), Meda Kessler (360 West Magazine), Merianne Roth (Fort Worth CVB), Michael Newquist (Fort Worth Weekly), Richard King (Ellerbe Fine Foods), and Robert Skufka (Republican National Distributing).

The festival’s official logo and website, both designed by Anchor Marketing & Design, launched today. In regards to the website launch, creator Russell Kirkpatrick says: “This is an exciting step for the festival. I hope that Fort Worth is as proud of the work that’s been done for the site and brand as I am.” The website,, features cutting-edge horizontal scrolling and allows the mouth-watering photos to speak for themselves. Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival’s active social media voice is seamlessly integrated, allowing site visitors to view the Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest accounts without leaving the festival’s website.

Those interested in being a part of the Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival may contact Russell Kirkpatrick ( or Mike Micallef ( at Reata (817) 336-0500 extension 31. To learn more and to sign up for newsletter, visit the Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival website:

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