Dig in to the state’s best barbecue at Texas Monthly’s BBQ Fest Pit Stop at Heim

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Taste some of the state’s best barbecue when the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest makes one of its summer pit stops right here in Fort Worth.

Tarrant County barbecue heavyweights Heim, Goldee’s, Panther City BBQ and Dayne’s Craft Barbecue will be featured at the Pit Stop, which is set for Thursday, Aug. 18 from 6-9 p.m. at Heim Barbecue’s River location on White Settlement Road.

The four barbecue joints will coordinate on a seated family-style dinner, with each course tied to the pitmaster who created it. All four restaurants made Texas Monthly’s Top 100 list released last year, with Goldee’s earning the coveted No. 1 spot.

Before dinner is served, guests can watch a live cooking demo that includes a spin on classic barbecue sides.

Tickets are $150 and include a full dinner and refreshments. Guests must be at least 21.

A $3 donation is added to ticket sales, which will help Feeding Texas and its network of 21 food banks in their mission for a hunger-free state.

For tickets to the Fort Worth Pit Stop, go to eventbrite.com and search for: “bbq fest fort worth.”

To make additional donations to Feeding Texas, go to secure.feedingtexas.org/a/txmonthly.

The Texas Monthly BBQ Fest is scheduled for Nov. 5-6 in Lockhart.

Dog Days weekend at Botanic Garden

Enjoy the dog days of summer with your own pup during Dog Days weekend, Aug. 20-21 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

Because of the recent intense summer heat, this year’s Dog Days weekend will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The Garden will remain open for humans during regular hours, until 3 p.m.

Hydration stations for dogs will be provided by the Garden.

Regular admission will be charged for humans (free, ages 0-5; $6, 6-15; $12, adults; $10, 65 and older), plus an additional $5 for each dog.

Dog Days weekend includes a special free movie event in the Grove as Disney’s “Cruella” will be featured at 8 p.m.

Bring your pups, as well as blankets and lawn chairs. Space is limited, so officials recommend that visitors arrive by 7:30 p.m.

To reach the Grove free of charge, visitors must park in Parking Lot D at 3408 West Freeway and enter through the Lot D Gate. The parking lot will open at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, go to fwbg.org/events/dogdays-august/.

No. 7 TCU women’s soccer home opener

Catch the defending Big 12 champion and nationally ranked TCU women’s soccer team as it opens the 2022 season at home against Wisconsin on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.

The Horned Frogs, who enter the season No. 7 in the United Soccer Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll, finished in the No. 9 spot last year after advancing to the Sweet 16. TCU won the Big 12 regular season and tournament titles, finishing the season with a 19-2-3 record.

TCU returns seven Big 12 All-Conference selections, including goalkeeper Lauren Kellett of Coppell and forward Messiah Bright of Cedar Hill.

Kellett was selected as Big 12 Goalkeeper of the Year after recording a school record 10 shutouts and limiting opponents to 13 goals. Bright, a United Soccer Coaches Association All-American, was the first Horned Frog to record a 40-point season (17 goals, 6 assists).

Thursday’s season opener will be played at the Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Complex, 3600 West Berry Street.

For tickets and more information, visit gofrogs.com/sports/womens-soccer.