Thursday, April 29, 2010

Fort Worth Bike to Work Day May 21

The City of Fort Worth has announced it will be participating in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 21.

Bike to Work participants are invited to gather at the Intermodal Transportation Center at Ninth and Jones streets following their bike ride to work for a special bus, train and bike-rack presentation. Learn how the bus or train can help make bicycling a viable alternative, even for commuters who travel long distances. Free snacks will be provided from 7-9 a.m. for all bicycle riders.

Read more about it here. This event is part of Bike to Work Week (May 17-21) sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. To learn more about Fort Worth's bicycle plan, click here.

Friday, April 16, 2010

People For Bikes

Dickdavid over at Suburban Assault posted about a cool little site called People For Bikes. They’re dedicated to channeling that passion to improve the future of bicycling. They’re also trying to gather a million names of support, to speak with one, powerful voice—to make bicycling safer, more convenient and appealing for everyone.

Sounds like a good cause, and there has got to be a million cyclists out there. Be counted – head on over there and sign their pledge.

Dixie House Cafe

There's been some recent controversy about the closing of Dixie House Cafe in downtown Fort Worth. The location just south of Hulen Mall at 5401 South Hulen Street is still going strong though.

As is the issue with many breakfast cafes and strip malls, there is no dedicated bicycle parking. I had to lock up to the pole that holds up the awning.

Inside the decor looks like a steakhouse. That's because this location used to house Harrigan's Steakhouse.

The thing that Dixie House excels at is floor service. Yeah, there's a waitress that takes your order, but here, all the wait staff wait on all the customers. One benefit of this is that the coffee cup is never empty.

I ordered one of the breakfast specials. It came with everything that makes a breakfast hearty. I ordered the eggs over medium and by gosh, they nailed it- firm white, loose yoke, just the way I cook for myself at home. You'd be amazed at how many restaurants can't get this right, but Dixie House got it perfect.

The price was right, too. For good service and good food at a good price, check out Dixie House.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

April Fools!

Clever. Very clever.