Discover a wide array of fine food at Fort Worth Zoo’s Beastro
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Discover a wide array of fine food at Fort Worth Zoo’s Beastro

The Fort Worth Zoo’s 12th annual tasting and music event, Beastro, takes place Friday, May 18, from 8 p.m. to midnight. In addition to sample appetizers, entrees and desserts from restaurants all over the metroplex, as well as open bars throughout the park, Beastro will feature music from the Jordan Kahn Orchestra, Memphis Soul, Incognito and the Keith Mitchell Band. Proceeds from the event support the Zoo’s local and international wildlife conservation and education efforts.

To date, first-time participating restaurants: B&B Butchers and Restaurant; Bob’s Steak & Chop House; Los Vaqueros; Pinstripes Bistro, Bowling and Bocce; and SusieCakes.

The Zoo’s outreach animals will greet partygoers as they enter the event. The Zoo will feature keeper chats at select exhibits until dusk while guests dine on delectables from more than 30 restaurants. New this year, the headlining acts will play at The Reserve, the Zoo’s new special events pavilion, which borders the new African Savanna exhibit.

General admission Beastro tickets are $110 per person (Zoo members save $10) and include all food, drinks and entertainment. Tickets are available for purchase online at through noon on Friday, May 18, or until sold out.

Returning participating restaurants include: AVOCA Coffee Roasters; The Beignet Bus; Bird Café; Blue Mesa Grill; Bonnell’s Restaurant Group; Campisi’s Restaurant – Fort Worth; Cast Iron at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel; Central Market; Craftwork Coffee Co.; The Culinary School of Fort Worth; Fixture – Kitchen and Social Lounge; Fletcher’s Corny Dogs; FunkyTown Donuts; Heim Barbecue; HG Sply Co.; Jimmy John’s; Kona Ice; Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen; MASH’D; McAlister’s Deli; Moonlight Cakes; Pizza Snob; Raising Cane’s; Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q; Terra Mediterranean; Texas de Brazil; and Vintage Grill, Car Museum & Event Center.

Attire for Beastro is summer chic. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended, as the event requires walking throughout the Zoo. All guests must be at least 21 years old to attend, no exceptions.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

 The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 4 zoo in the nation by USA Today, the Best Zoo in Texas by Yahoo Travel, the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide, the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey and a top 10 zoo or aquarium by FamilyFun magazine and TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. The Zoo is home to more than 500 animal species and a world-famous reptile collection, housed in the Museum of Living Art (MOLA). The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year.