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Reata’s December Newsletter - Complimentary Recipe Below

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo News

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is just over a month away!

January 18 - February 9, 2013

Fort Worth Stock Show & RodeoReata at the Backstage is a member-only private club featuring full-service lunch and dinner, as well as bar service after every evening Rodeo performance. Overlooking the coliseum, the Backstage Club has an extensive history of dining and social gathering for more than 50 years, and has been frequented by politicians, movie stars and other celebrities. If you have questions about the Member's Only Backstage Club, please contact Misti Callicott at (817) 336-0500 ext 22 or at, or you can download the form here.
Reata at the Backstage begins taking reservation after December 1st at
(817) 348-0642.

Fort Worth Stock Show & RodeoReata at the Rodeo has operated its original on-site restaurant in the Amon G. Carter, Jr. Exhibits Hall since 2002. A full-service restaurant offering both lunch and dinner, Reata at the Rodeo features many of the legendary western menu items from its downtown location, including Pan-Seared Pepper-Crusted Tenderloin with Port Wine Glaze, Charbroiled Rib Eye with Cook’s Butter and Carne Asada topped with Cheese Enchiladas.
11:30am - 8:30pm every day
Reata at the Rodeo begins taking reservation December 1st at (817) 336-5766.

Fort Worth Stock Show & RodeoLa Espuela Mexican Cantina is located in the Centennial Room of the Charlie and Kit Moncrief building at the corner of Burnett Tandy Drive and Rip Johnson Drive. La Espuela is a fast casual Mexican restaurant featuring Reata’s Beef Tenderloin Tamales, Tortilla Soup, and Beef and Chicken Enchiladas. La Espuela is Reata’s third restaurant at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo and will provide all of its guests with a truly unique dining experience.

Fort Worth Stock Show & RodeoScan our QR Tag to get information on the menus and hours of operation to Backstage, Reata at the Rodeo, and La Espuela.
Or click here for
Reata's FWSSR hours of operation and menus.

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Ticket Office is OPEN!

Get ready to 'BRING IT' to the 2013 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, January 18 - February 9
What should you bring? Family. Friends. Your Appetite. Maybe a trailer to take home all of your Stock Show goodies. Just ‘BRING IT!’, whatever ‘IT’ may be. To purchase rodeo tickets contact 817-877-2420 or visit the Stock Show Rodeo Ticket Office at 3401 W. Lancaster from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday. For more information visit:

On Saturday January 19, the world’s largest all-western parade will roll through downtown at 11 a.m. The NEW parade route begins at the Courthouse, heads south on Commerce Street and turns West on 9th Street. From there, the procession then proceeds North on Houston Street and ends at the Tarrant County Courthouse. What’s more? Attending the parade is and will always be free to the public, but for the first time in Stock Show history there will be limited reserved seating available for advance purchase. For more parade information:

For the first time in 5 years, Whiplash the famous cowboy monkey will ride again on the back of his trusty mount – a Border Collie – during the World’s Original Indoor Rodeo®, January 24 – February 9. No stranger to fame, this little guy has entertained crowds at numerous rodeos and athletic events across the nation and has even appeared on various TV commercials, ESPN, “Good Morning America” and “The Today Show.” For more information on Whiplash:

Fort Worth Stock ShowThe Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo may be 117 years old, but we still embrace the latest technologies. For 2013, we’ve updated our mobile app to be more user-friendly and informative. Serving as an interactive visitor’s guide during the Show, the app is complete with GPS mapping, parking information and much, much more. To install the latest version: or scan the QR code to the left.

Don’t miss the newest event in the Junior Show this year, presented by State Farm Insurance®. The Junior Ag Mechanics Show allows hard working 4-H and FFA students to show off their mechanical skills at this all-new competition. Projects are created and exhibited based on six categories: Agriculture Machinery and Equipment, Livestock Equipment, Outdoor Recreational and Convenience (smokers, fryers, fire pits, etc.), Wildlife Equipment, Trailers and Farm and Ranch Restoration (including tractors 1970 and older and horse drawn vehicles and equipment). For more special activities:

Show your support for the Show with our NEW Stock Show Garden Flag. To purchase, visit the Stock Show Ticket Office or order print off the the order from and mail with payment today. For more info:

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl - 12.29.2012

Reata will once again serve as the Official Team Dinner location for the 10th annual Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl featuring the U.S. Air Force Academy versus Rice University. For additional information, visit

New Year's Eve Reservations

Reata is now booking reservations for New Year’s Eve. Come ring in the New Year with us. For Fort Worth, please call 817.336.1009 and in Alpine, call 432.837.9232 to make your reservations today.

Click here to view the New Year's Eve menu.

Complimentary Valet for Reata Guests

Are you tired of trying to find a place to park when all you want to do is grab a quick lunch at Reata?  Reata is now providing complimentary valet to its guest during lunch Monday through Friday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm and beginning again at 5:00pm every night of the week..

Featured Recipe

Buffalo & Blue Cheese Meatballs with Sweet Molasses BBQ Glaze is a great appetizer option for holiday parties.

Click here for the Buffalo & Blue Cheese Meatballs with Sweet Molasses BBQ Glaze recipe.

Gift Cards Available

Looking for a unique gift? Give the gift of legendary Texas cuisine! Gift cards are available in any domination for that special someone. You can now purchase Gift Cards online by clicking here and have them shipped via UPS for just $7.

Reata Cookbook

Reata CookbookReata: Legendary Texas Cuisine features 150 recipes that would make even the most cosmopolitan food lover yearn for cowboy cuisine. Familiar Texas fare is coupled with fresh culinary trends for dozens of comforting new recipes including Venison Chili, Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream and Roasted Corn Relish, Maple Duck Breast with Sage Brown Butter Sauce and the Best Damn Macaroni and Cheese Ever.

Click here for more information about the Reata Cookbook.

Reata Alpine

Plan a trip to Alpine and attend 2013 Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering February 22nd - 24th, 2013.

Click here for more information.

For the past 25 years, the Museum of the Big Bend has exhibited some of the very best cowboy gear and fine Western Art in the longest running event of its kind in the country: Trappings of Texas.


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