Eat a hatch chili or drink some Rahr beer (or both!)
Fort Worth’s Rahr Brewing Company is hosting a special beer dinner Monday (August 20) at the Meddlesome Moth. Each of the five courses in the meal (featuring such treats as roasted frog legs with violet sauce girondine and Tex-Mex-cured salmon) will be paired with a Rahr beer and will have a before and an after brew.
While it’s not quite State Fair time yet, you can get geared up and ready at the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo in Denton. It has all the usuals: live music, rodeo shenanigans, a chili cook-off and carnival rides. The nine-day event kicks off August 17 and runs through August 25.
The Bath House Cultural Center is presenting a play that looks worth a look-see, or at least has an awesome premise. Made in Argentina follows Mabel and Osvaldo, two Argentinians living in exile in the US that return to Argentina after being absent 10 years.
For a play that’s a little more classic, Stage West in Fort Worth is presenting Around the World in 80 Days August 16 – September 23. In case you aren’t familiar with the synopsis, a man and his “manservant” (their words, not mine) embark on a journey to circle the world in 80 days to win a bet. Misadventures ensue.
To add a little spice to your life, (as if you need any, right?) it’s hatch chili season! Once a year these New Mexican peppers flood supermarkets and chili pots alike until the bounty runs out, usually after a couple of weeks. Central Market always has plenty of hatch chilies to buy fresh as well as about a million different things featuring this heat-tastic pepper (like hatch chili queso). Blue Mesa in Addison is also celebrating Wednesday (August 22) with a special Hatch Chili Dinner Party (which is really just another word for “buffet”). The green beauties will be the star attraction.