We love Urban Acres, a local organic market that focuses on supporting Texas farm families, so we couldn’t wait to announce its new partnership with Potager Cafe and the UTA Office of Sustainability. Starting March 23, Urban Acres will open a co-op style produce farm at Potager’s “Other Stuff” Store on 208 S. Mesquite Street (Arlington) every other Friday from 3 to 5:30 pm. Those of you who want to save the planet, eat more conscientiously, and help local farmers make a living can kill three birds with one stone by picking up your groceries (meats, artisanal cheese, fair wage coffee, local raw honey, etc.) at Urban Acres’ nine locations.
Recap for people suffering from short term memory loss:
Starting March 23rd
Potager’s “Other Stuff” Store
208 S. Mesquite St., Arlington 76010
Every other Friday, 3:00pm-5:30pm
Wednesday September 21—Oktoberfest kickoff at The Old Monk. Keg tapping at 7.30 pm. Dennis from Franconia will bring a 200 year old wooden keg of his Oktoberfest which we will tap at 7:30. Keg tapper this year will be our very own Tim Rogers. The beer is served in ceramic steins with the Old Monk logo. A 24 oz stein full of beer is $15 and you keep the stein. Bratwurst and knockwurst are available.
Beer for a cause. Every year The Monk hosts a pumpkin carving event to raise money for charity. Guests pay $10 and get a scooped out pumpkin, carving tools and a pint compliments of Guinness (Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks, Half and Half, or Black and Tan ). The Monk matches the $10 (last year they wrote a check for $5,500 to North Texas Food Bank) Carving begins October 19 and runs through Halloween night.
Currently The Monk has cask conditioned Fireman’s #4. Get it before it runs out.
Six firkins of Green Flash West Coast IPA (7.3% ABV and 95 IBUs) are literally on a truck from San Diego right now. They should arrive any day to go on the beer engines at The Monk and The Idle. This beer will most certainly go quickly; it’s pretty highly regarded in craft beer circles.
Mon., Sept. 26: Beer Dinner with Ayinger Celebrator, Pinkus Organic Hefeweizen, Avery Kaiser Oktoberfest, Kapuzinger Schwarz-Weizen, and Breckenridge Vanilla Porter.
Tues, Sept. 27: Magic Hat Hat Hex “Ourtoberfest Glass Night”
Weds., Sept. 28: Summit Oktoberfest Glass Night
Thurs., Sept. 29: Avery Kaiser Oktoberfest Glass Night
Fri., Sept. 30: Spaten Munich Mug Night
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Listed as one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests in America by USA Today, Addison’s annual beer fest draws over 60,000 polka, German food, weiner dog, and Spaten Bier fanatics. The city-wide event centers on Addison Circle Park with music, folk dancing, sing-alongs, weiner races, and children’s entertainment lasting throughout the weekend.
Enjoy music and dancing at the 30,000 square foot air conditioned “Schloss Addison” tent.
Outdoor music and dancing at the Bowl Stage.
The Addison Conference Centre is being transformed into an authentic Munich beer hall with authentic German food & beverage, Biers of the World & Weingarten, and beer & wine seminars.
Artist Corner and the Market is the official arts and crafts area.
Carnival: rides and games from Talley Amusements
Family Fun Zone: family entertainment and activities in the Family Fun Zone at Addison Oktoberfest!
And then, of course, there are the weiner races (I just like hearing this woman say weiners over and over.)
Hours & admission:
Friday, Sept 16, $10, 6 pm to midnight
Saturday, Sept 17, $5, noon to 5pm / $10 from 5 pm to midnight
Sunday, Sept 18, $5, noon to 5 pm
(kids under 4 are free at all times)
Tip: Buy your food & beverage tickets at the Town of Addison Finance Building and for every $50 you spend you’ll get an additional $5 in tickets free.