50 Reasons Why Fort Worth Is Better Than Dallas

FWMagI like those guys at Fort Worth, Texas magazine. They’ve got moxie. Here are their reasons why Cowtown is better than Big D. My favorite: “The name of our city magazine is Fort Worth, Texas. So what’s the deal, D? Was it just too hard to print your entire city name? Maybe you originally had another city in mind. Like Decatur. Or Denton. Or maybe you were having problems with spellcheck. In which case, you should be called Dumas.” Snap!


  • They say, we have no microbrewery, but we have 2. Deep Ellum Brewery is open and on tap at Strangeway, Anvil Pub and other spots. Peticolas is opening soon.

  • Bob

    When I was in college in Austin, our rear car windows had stickers that read “THE University”. And everyone, every one from every Texas school knew WHICH University. And it pissed all those other folks off. But, the truth is the truth, even today.

    Everyone who sees “D Magazine” knows that it’s not the magazine of Decatur, or Denton, or wherever else James Woods has a car dealership. And it pisses them off.

  • Edgar

    Fort Worth:Dallas::Cowboys:Redskins::Aggies:Longhorns::Miss Piggy:Kermit::Schutze:Allison::___________?

  • downtown_worker

    They lost me at the part titled “The Cities in Film” where they mention some movie filmed in Ft. Worth and then say we’re known for Debbie Does Dallas. Sorry guys, but we have ROBOCOP. Eat that $h!t for breakfast.

  • mynameisbill

    Fort Worth=meh…Dallas=bleh…i’d say it’s a tie, but what about Arlington?

  • RAB

    It’s called “D” because the “ouche” was moderated.

  • Actually, Bill, we have three — Deep Ellum Brewery, Peticolas, and Lakewood Brewing Company. Read about them in the January issue.

  • REASON #51:

    They don’t have John Wiley price or his buddy Judge Bill Mazur! XD
    http://billmazur.org/About.aspx (bottom of webpage)

  • Phil

    I think the two cities are growing more alike all the time and it seems to be a huge positive for both. The FW city magazine missed a chance to tell a much more interesting, more amusing story.

    (Full disclosure: I’m a FW resident and D CEO contributing editor.)

  • mm

    Yeah, too bad they went for cute instead of factual. And pretty much missed on cute.

  • FortWorthGuy

    As someone who has lived in Big D and Cowtown, I like living in Cowtown better. Things are just easier here. Less complicated and certainly less hectic. Having said that, I can truly appreciate all the things that Big D has to offer that are missing in Cowtown. Dining out opportunities for one. Same things are available in both towns, but there is much more diversity and opportunity in Dallas. Same for shopping. Ridgemar Mall though is not even remotely close to NorthPark.

    There is one error in the list…Gilley’s is/was not in Houston. It was in Pasadena at the time of Urban Cowboy.

  • Chris Chris

    Calling the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge the world’s largest dream catcher, made me lol.

  • Eric Celeste

    @RAB: Giggle. And IRONIC!

  • Tom

    I’ll debate traffic. LBJ is bad, but so is North Loop 820 between 183 and 35W.

  • Danny

    I lived in FW when I went to HS and pretty much go back there all the time to visit my parents, I also lived in Dallas for a year. BOTH CITIES ROCK!!! Literally best places ever.