Here’s our July Music Lineup!

JULY

WED 7/2 Craig Wallace hosting Open Mic night 3-6 pm
THURS 7/3 Heather Little 7pm
FRI 7/4 Jimmy Wallace and Jerry Don Branch 8pm
Fireworks and Live music from 5:30-8:30 at the Pickin Porch 
SAT 7/5 Tyler Joiner 7pm

WED 7/9 Craig Wallace hosting Open Mic night 3-6 pm
THURS 7/10 Steve Carpenter 7pm
FRI
7/11 Jaden Farnsworth 7pm
SAT 7/12 Heather Little&Matt Bradshaw 7pm

WED 7/16 Craig Wallace hosting Open Mic night 3-6 pm
THURS 7/17  BLACKTOP GYPSY 7pm
FRI 7/18 John Thomas Cleveland 7pm
SAT 7/19 Matt Dunn 7pm

WED 7/23 Craig Wallace hosting Open Mic night 3-6 pm
THURS 7/24 Stephen Blackwell 7pm
FRI 7/25 Kid Icharus 7pm
SAT 7/26 TWO FOR THE ROAD (Forge Pavillion)
Jeff Allen Band with Clay Thrash and Taylor Heard opening 7pm
(Pre-sale tickets $10 on OutHouseTickets.com, or $15 at the door)

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WED 7/30 Craig Wallace hosting Open Mic night 3-6 pm
THURS 7/31 Heather Little 7pm

New Years Eve at the Casbah!

 

New Years flyer 2013 Bloody mary Bar 2013New Years Day is National Bloody Mary Day! Come build your own with us!

Make plans with us this New Years Eve!

Get Your Shimmy On!

The Forge will be hosting an evening to remember! We will have some great appetizer and dinner specials, including delicious Mediterranean faire.  Our favorite import, Cafe Antarsia will be playing their eclectic mix of Gypsy inspired music and we will also be delighted by some bellydancing earlier in the evening. Music and performance starts at 7pm. Champagne Toast at midnight.

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Salsa Wars today!

Homemade salsaDon’t Forget, today is Salsa War day at the Forge! Bring your Salsa down and see who will be this week’s Forge Food War Winner, complete with bragging rights. The contest is at 1:00 today. See you there!

We will be mixing it up a bit these next few weeks with a twist on entertainment on Sundays. It is all still in the works but will be incredibly cool. We will update you as the plans progress, but just keep an eye out. I promise, you won’t wanna miss it!

Potato Salad Wars!

Potato Salad Wars!

Sunday, July 28th at 1pm

we want your ‘tater salad!

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That’s right! The Forge Bar and Grill in Ben Wheeler is having a Potato Salad throw down of epic proportion! We are asking everyone to bring down their home made potato salad or their Mamaw’s potato salad! We don’t care as long as it’s tasty and makes you wanna get up and hug someone! Who ever wins the war will be deemed Potato Salad champion. The losers will have to submit to the awesomeness of the winner. The winner’s salad recipe will be used as THE potato salad of The Forge Bar and Grill! How’s that for some bragging rights? eh!

 

So come on down, enjoy a full bar, cool folks and a fun afternoon of tater salad tasting! See you there!

 

Friday/ Saturday Special, March 8th & 9th

This Friday and Saturday, March 8th & 9th we will be serving a Beef Stew and Salad. Nothing warms you up in this March weather like a hearty stew! All specials are for a limited time only!

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Stay tuned next week for Irish Tacos and Corned beef in honor of all things leprechaun and Irish!

Best Restaurant AND Best Pizza of Upper East Side of Texas

Thank You County Line Magazine for naming The Forge the “Best Restaurant of the Upper East Side of Texas for 2012” and “Best Pizza.” We are honored to be given such high acclaim by such an excellent publication read by so many. Our little bar and grill is not going to be much of a secret for much longer. But don’t think we stop just at pizzas and beer, we have a wide selection of wines too, including many Texas favorites like All my Exe’s and Rte 55 by Miranda Lambert.

Here’s what County Line had to say about us:

Best Pizza

The Forge in Ben Wheeler. Thin-crust pizzas with all the usual toppings: But that’s not all. The menu also includes half a dozen reasonably priced specialty pizzas: The Buffalo with grilled chicken and a spicy wing sauce; The Greek with garlic-infused olive oil, feta cheese, and more; The Caesar with tomatoes, fontina and mozzarella, grilled chicken, and more; The Taco with homemade salsa, spicy taco meat, and more; The Razorback with smoked bacon and jalapeno, a variety of cheeses, and more; and The Great White with white cheddar, mozzarella, and fontina. 1610 FM 279. 903.833.5970. www.benwheelertx.com. Runner up: Angelo’s in Winnsboro.

Best Restaurant

The Forge in Ben Wheeler. Small, soon-to-expand bistro in a rustic old blacksmith shop has an eclectic menu ranging from smoked salmon wraps to wild hog pork tacos and a variety of sandwiches including three little pigs, The Big Easy, the apple-smoked bacon, the rooster, spicy veggie wrap and veggie tacos, baked Portabella, and more along with frequent specials. Add an appetizer or salad. There’s also a full bar, and there’s live music every Thursday, Friday, Saturday night and on Saturday afternoons. The Forge is a 50-seat bistro that’s expanding to 70 seats with some renovations. It’s also expanding hours to seven days a week: Monday-Tuesday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday-Friday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight, and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 903.833.5970. 1610 FM 279. 903.833.5970. www.benwheelertx.com. Runner up: Liefie’s in Winnsboro.

Once again, thank you best of East TexasCounty Line, perhaps next year we could get one for best Music Venue… you never know!

If you want to check out more Best of’s by County Line Magazine, check out their website or grab a paper at any participating store.