Food & Drink

Who are the Fort Worth Food + Wine fest’s top chefs?

Check out our Topps Chefs trading cards of some of our favorite chefs participating in this years Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival.
Check out our Topps Chefs trading cards of some of our favorite chefs participating in this years Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival. Star-Telegram

The fourth annual Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival, which started Thursday and continues through Saturday, lists more than 150 chefs, brewers, distillers and mixologists among this year’s talent.

Highlighting everything from burgers and barbecue to fine dining and desserts, the festival truly is a showcase for DFW’s culinary all-stars. And because it coincides with the start of the 2017 baseball season, (the Texas Rangers swing into action Monday at home), we couldn’t resist giving a dozen of the area’s Topps Chefs the trading card treatment.

(Baseball-card leader Topps actually did produce a line of celebrity chef cards. You can buy a 2014 Anthony Bourdain card for $4 on Amazon.)

But ours are totally free.

So “batter up!,” and start collecting a few delicious details on the starting lineup of FWFWF chefs.

Click the top right button on the cards for our Topps Chefs stats.

 

Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival events

BBQ Showdown

  • 6-9 p.m. Thursday
  • W.R. Watt Arena at Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth
  • $60; $75 for VIP early entry

The Main Event

  • 6-9 p.m. Friday
  • Pier 1 Imports Building, 100 Pier 1 Place, Fort Worth
  • $125; or $150 for VIP. Event features more than 100 wines, craft beers and spirits to pair with bites from dozens of DFW chefs.

Desserts After Dark

  • 9-11:30 p.m. Friday
  • The Shack at Panther Island, 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth
  • $55; $65 for VIP

Rise + Dine

  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
  • Pier 1 Imports Building
  • $65; $75 for VIP. Brunch-themed event (including mimosa and bloody mary bars)

Burgers, Brews + Blues

  • 6-9 p.m. Saturday
  • Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork
  • Sold out

Barrett Black of The Original Black's Barbecue in Lockhart, had a blowtorch station set up next to his brisket serving station at the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival's BBQ Showdown on Thursday night. There he served up a Jalapeno, Cheddar and Mapl

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