It’s the warmest month of the year thus far, but hot tea is on the menu this week. Two restaurants will host traditional afternoon tea times, complete with finger sandwiches and scones. Wine lovers have the chance to taste some of the best the state of Washington has to offer, along with big and bold Cabernets from Napa Valley. There’s also a craft beer, wine, and cocktail festival at Globe Life Park, now in its final weeks as home to the Texas Rangers. And in a barbecue lover’s dream come true, one local brewery is hosting a tasting of burnt ends paired with beer.
Thursday, August 8
Washington Wines at 3 Vino
Wine connoisseurs have long known Washington wines for their high quality and unique flavor profiles. The Roanoke wine bar will pay tribute to the region with a tasting of five varietals. The $35-per-person price also includes a cheese board. The tasting is available from 6-8:30 pm.
Saturday, August 10
Afternoon Tea at The Londoner
It’s tea time at the Colleyville English pub, where patrons can participate in a traditional English tea party. The menu includes scones with clotted cream and jam, finger sandwiches with Waldorf chicken salad and cucumber and smoked salmon (both with cream cheese), macarons, chocolate mousse, and even a glass of sparkling wine. Enjoy the full menu for $25, or purchase items a la carte. Mimosas and lemonade spiked with Hendrick’s gin will be available. The tea menu will be available from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Summertime Tea at Fort Worth Botanic Garden
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden hosts afternoon tea in its restaurant area. The menu will include egg salad sandwiches, ham and Swiss cheese pinwheels, avocado and cucumber canapes, assorted jams, cheeses, fruits, macarons, dessert bars, and white chocolate scones. Reservations are $45 per person, and tea time starts at 2 pm.
Texas All-Star Craft Beer, Wine & Cocktail Festival at Globe Life Park
Sample craft beer, wine, and cocktails under the ballpark lights at this giant tasting festival, where more than 250 brands will be represented. There’ll be live music, DJs, vendors, yard games, and giveaways. The $49.95 general admission ticket includes a keepsake sampling glass and two tickets to a Rangers game. There’s also a $59.95 VIP ticket that allows access to private indoor areas with more tastes to try and early entry at 6 pm. The event will run from 6:30-11 pm.
Sunday, August 11
Burnt Ends & Beer Pairing at Legal Draft Beer Co.
Hurtado Barbecue will serve its candy-like burnt ends in three dreamy varieties: mango habanero pork, al pastor pork, and beef bratwurst. Each will be paired with a 9-ounce pour of the Arlington brewery’s craft beer. Tickets are limited and $30 each, and the pairings will be available from 1-4 pm.
Monday, August 12
Cabernet Sauvignon Madness at Off the Vine
It’s Monday Funday at the Grapevine wine tasting room, which will showcase the greatness that is Cabernet Sauvignon in this premium tasting. The $75-per-person event (plus tax) includes a deeper look — and a deep pour — of six Cabs from six Napa Valley appellations: Oak Knoll, Stag’s Leap District, Howell Mountain, Atlas Peak, Rutherford, and St. Helena. Seating is limited, and the tasting begins at 7 pm.