How to Celebrate May the Fourth in Fort Worth
It’s Star Wars Day; and whether you’re Light Side or Dark, Jedi or Sith, die-hard original trilogy, or a fan of the prequels and sequels (we won’t judge it), Fort Worthians have many ways to celebrate everything that happened in a galaxy long ago far far away.
Here are some places to buy Star Wars themes, drinks, collectibles, and more. May the Forter, Fourth, be with all of you.
Zoli’s on Hulen Street is known for having a heavy Star Wars influence on its decor, from wall paintings to a vinyl Han Solo mounted on a metal door. On May 4th, the pizzeria is offering its Thermal Detonator pizza with mozzarella, spicy cherry pepper ricotta, spicy soppressata, cherry tomatoes and filled jalapeño poppers.
Just behind the door of Han Solo is the Cow Tipping Creamery, which serves a special sundae inspired by Princess Leia’s legendary hairstyle in “A New Hope”. The Snickerdoodle Princess is a cinnamon-soft serve with homemade Snickerdoodle biscuit pieces, cinnamon powder, cinnamon roll frosting, a mini cinnamon roll topper – and an adorable biscuit shaped like the young royal Alderaan herself.
Trinity Coffee House
The Café in the Foundry District offers two Star Wars-inspired specialty drinks, Cloud City and Knights of Ren. If you miss them today, you can try them out through May 15 as part of the shop’s Battle of the Barista competition.
Great Harvest Bread Co.
The bakery on Magnolia Avenue has a villain from a deal running May 4th – wear a Han Solo vest or Star Wars costume and get a free reward.
Fanboys recently moved into new dig sites – from Hulen Street to Camp Bowie Boulevard – and turned the former Stein Mart into what looks like a Comic-Con vendor floor, but year-round. Also, while checking out the Star Wars goodies you’ll find at each booth, you can send Star Wars to 817-968-5887 for a chance to win a Wedge Antilles Snowspeeder LEGO set.
Holocron Toy Store
Of course, you can’t celebrate May 4th and visit Fort Worth’s Mecca for Star Wars collectibles. While the toy store in West Vickery doesn’t have a big party as it has been known in the past (thanks, COVID), they have a 10% discount in-store and online.
Samantha Calimbahin is the editor-in-chief of Fort Worth Magazine. When she’s not editing or creating to-do lists for the magazine’s million dollar projects, she’s jamming on her guitar and planning her next trip to a Disney theme park.
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May 4, 2021