This week in gluttony
July means it’s officially ice cream season, and there are several events this week to celebrate the creamy, cool treat. It’s also time for another 12-course steak tasting — an over-the-top dining experience at one of Fort Worth’s most popular steakhouses. July also means the best of summer produce is ripe and ready, including peaches. There’s an annual festival happening this week dedicated to the beloved fruit. Also find produce bursting with flavor at a local farmers market that takes place only once a month.
Tuesday, July 5
Summer Blizzard Treat Release at Dairy Queen
To celebrate Dairy Queen’s 75th anniversary in Texas, the iconic fast food and ice cream shop chain is launching five new Blizzard Treat varieties, many with nostalgic influences. The lineup includes Oreo Cookie Dirt Pie, Girl Scout Thin Mints, Nestlé Drumstick, Very Cherry Chip, and Caramel Fudge Cheesecake. All new flavors are available at all Texas locations while supplies last.
Cajun Fried Fat Tuesdays at Razzoo’s Cajun Café
It’s Mardi Gras all summer long at Razzoo’s during the restaurant’s new Cajun Fried Fat Tuesdays. From July 5 through September 4, the bayou-inspired eatery will serve festive specials, including Cajun fried steak and Cajun fried chicken, each for $10. Wash down the spice with $5 frozen Hurrycanes, $5 Mardi Ritas, and $5 22-ounce select draft domestic beers. The Tuesday specials are good at all Razzoo’s locations.
The Ultimate 12-Course Meat Tasting & Wine Pairing at B&B Butchers & Restaurant
The fine dining steakhouse invites patrons to “Meet Our Meat,” a 12-course steak tasting experience. Indulge in rare and exclusive cellar cuts and learn about the dry-aging process. Taking place on the first Tuesday of each month inside the restaurant’s neighboring butcher shop, the tasting culminates with a final course of the holy grail of steaks — A5 certified Kobe beef. Courses are paired with wine and come with sides and beautiful desserts. The event is $375 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and begins at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, July 9
37th Annual Parker County Peach Festival
The historic downtown Weatherford tradition is back in peachy fashion. Last year, 40,000 attended the one-day event, and this year there’ll be more to explore in an expanded space with at least 200 booths featuring artisan goods, crafts, and tasty treats. Go for all things peach, including peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach tea, and juicy peaches by the barrel. The event will run from 8 am-4 pm and tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12.
Ice Cream Social at Central Market
Beat the heat at Central Market stores with cool ice cream sampling stations. Customers can peruse the store for stations featuring milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches, churro ice cream bowls, root beer floats, Vietnamese coffee with ice cream, and even breakfast ice cream. Shoppers can also take advantage of 25 percent off all ice cream and 20 percent off all cones and toppings, July 6-12. The social will take place at all Central Market stores from 2-4 pm.
Sippin’ Saturday at Whiskey Ranch featuring Melt Ice Creams
Kick off National Ice Cream Month at Whiskey Ranch, where Fort Worth’s own Melt Ice Creams will be on site with their “Happy Cart” to sell frozen treats. The $10 per-person ticket, which must be purchased in advance, includes one cocktail. The event will run from 12-5 pm.
Ice Cream Social at Nash Farm
Grapevine’s 19th-century working homestead invites guests to experience a summertime staple — hand-cranked homemade ice cream. There’ll also be Victorian lawn games and music by the Lone Star String Band. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. Tickets are $10 per person for everyone three and up and the event will run from 7 pm until dark.
Sunday, July 10
Lola’s Local Farmers Market
In case you missed it, Lola’s Fort Worth — the longtime bar and live music venue previously located near West Seventh Street — has moved to 2000 West Berry St., around the corner from TCU. Every second Sunday of the month, the establishment hosts an all-local farmers market. Visit to shop more than 30 vendors, eat from food trucks, and enjoy live music. The event is pet-friendly, kid-friendly, and free. The market runs from 11 am-4 pm.