December 2015 Around Town

Holiday Food Drive

Community Food Bank will be giving out 8,000 food boxes to those who are in need during the Holidays. West FW Lifestyle is supporting the Community Food Bank this holiday season with a fun twist. This is open to individuals, families, businesses, churches etc. Whoever collects the most of the items listed below will have a feature story and photo shoot published in our February issue of West FW Lifestyle.  All participants will be promoted within the magazine and our social media. If you are interested in participating please contact to enter.

West FW will pick up all donations December 16. If you have any questions please call 817.290.2120.

Items We Need:

  • Canned Ham & Meats
  • Bisquick, Corn Meal
  • Flour, Sugar, Brown Sugar
  • Canned Pie Filling, Pie Crust Mix
  • Jell-O, Pudding Mix, Cake Mix
  • Canned Vegetables, Yams, Marshmallows
  • Stuffing Mix, Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Rice, Dried Beans
  • Fruit Cocktail, Canned Fruit
  • Canned Gravy, Broth, Canned Milk
  • Salt, Pepper, Spices

Snap Shot Parties Mobile 
Photo Booth

The Photo Booth fits 10-14 people, enclosed for privacy, even room for a pony. The booth is wheel chair accessible, no one is left out if the fun! Green screen enabled. Every picture has a different back ground. Your picture’s printed out as you exit. Book Snap Shot Mobile Photo Booth for your next party “We Capture the Fun!” Contact: 817.243.2914.

Metropolitan Day Spa Winter Open House

Wednesday December 2, All Day Gift Certificates & Products 20 percent off and from 5-8 p.m. Event will include wine and hors d’oeuvres by Michaels’ Cuisine; enter the drawing for raffle prizes of product gift baskets and spa services. Come join the fun and take advantage of this great discount. 3417 W. Seventh Street, Fort Worth Texas 76107 817.877.3417

The Basement Lounge

West Fort Worth’s The Basement Lounge (TBL) is a new cocktail lounge that serves up inspired craft cocktails and down home hospitality with a night club ambience. With its comfortable vibe, it’ll be no surprise that TBL will soon be a local favorite destination, whether you’re on a first date, grabbing pre-dinner cocktails or indulging in late night revelry. This stylish, intimate libation den is the perfect wind-down space to meet and enjoy your favorite classic or crafted cocktails. Regardless of the night, mood, beverage, or talent behind the bar, you’re bound to be back for more from this neighborhood bar. The Basement Lounge, located at 6323 Camp Bowie Blvd facing Fairfield Ave (between Hedary’s and Oscar’s Pub), Hours: Sunday 11 a.m. – midnight, Monday-Wednesday, 3 p.m. – midnight, Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m.-2 a.m.

SiNaCa Studios

Looking for a unique gift this holiday season? Treat your loved ones to a one-of-a-kind glass art workshop experience at SiNaCa Studios—no experience necessary. During introductory classes, recipients will enjoy making their own piece of glass art to take home, like a holiday ornament, paperweight, pendant, picture frame, clock or sun chimes. Under the guidance of a skilled instructor, guests will learn about basic glass art techniques, equipment and safety policies to prepare them for intermediate classes. SiNaCa Studios’ introductory workshop options include four methods: glass blowing, kiln forming, bead making and borosilicate. Each class is $100 per participant.Walk-up workshops, which don’t require a reservation, are also available for $40; available methods are hot shop, flame working or kiln forming. Additionally, the SiNaCa Studios gallery sells beautifully-crafted glass ornaments, snowflakes and candy canes by professional artists. For more information and class registration, visit or call 817.899.0024.

Ballet Concerto 
Holiday Special

Ballet Concerto announces the 2015 A Holiday Special dance concert to be held December 11 at the Will Rogers Auditorium.  The annual A Holiday Special will begin with “Winter Wonderland “set to familiar Christmas tunes and choreographed by Margo Dean followed by “The Princess and the Magical Christmas Star” choreographed by Christine Hay and restaged by Webster Dean as the featured ballet.  A great addition to the program is “A Cool Yule,” a tap selection performed by guest company Arts Fifth Avenue under the direction of Gracey Tune.  The program will close with “O Holy Night,” a reenactment of the nativity in song and dance.

Performances are scheduled for Friday December 11 at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. at the Will Rogers Auditorium located at 3301 W. Lancaster, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.  Tickets to the performances will be on sale, online.  Current ticket prices for the concerts range from $8-$25, depending on the concert.  For tickets and information, visit

We’re pleased to announce the First Annual Aventino’s Italian Meatball Competition, sponsored by West FW Lifestyle magazine, where home cooks get a chance to show off their culinary skills. Send us your favorite homemade Italian meatball recipe with a photo for a chance to have your recipe featured in the magazine and served on the Aventino’s dinner menu for one night. Each month November through January, one winning recipe will be selected and promoted via social media, and one Grand Prize Winner will be featured in the February Food Issue of the magazine and have their delicious winning meatballs served for one weekend at Aventino’s Italian Restaurant.

Send your recipe and photo by email only to no later than December 15, 2015 to enter.

Aventino’s Italian Restaurant

5800 Lovell Ave.

Fort Worth, TX 76107

  • Rules:
  • Home cooks only
  • Participants can not be currently employed, or have been employed as a cook or chef
  • Italian meatball recipes only
  • One photo must accompany all entries
  • One entry per person per month
  • Winner must be willing to have name and recipe shared in print and social media, and have their meatballs served at Aventino’s Italian Restaurant