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73% off Colonial food? Just dress like it’s 1973 on ‘Throwback Thursday’

How to make ‘the official’ margarita of the Colonial Country Club

The margaritas at Colonial Country Club are iconic. Learn how to make the traditional 'Purist' margarita. Visitors to the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament can also taste the watermelon margarita and Ranch Water cockatil.
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The margaritas at Colonial Country Club are iconic. Learn how to make the traditional 'Purist' margarita. Visitors to the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament can also taste the watermelon margarita and Ranch Water cockatil.

The first Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament will include a totally new margarita — and a one-of-a-kind food discount.

On May 23, “Throwback Thursday,” fans in classic 1973 attire will get 73 percent off food and soft drinks.

That’s one of several menu changes at the new Schwab Challenge, May 20-26 (Memorial Day weekend) at Colonial Country Club in southwest Fort Worth:

Even the classic Colonial margarita gets an upgrade. Jalisco-based Altos Tequila tested recipes at the club and declared the new “Purist” to be the “official margarita” of Colonial.

B&B Butchers & Restaurant will serve a special menu in the public Ultra Club off the No. 8 green, featuring a “Coach [Gary] Patterson burger,” a lobster roll, a Wagyu beef hotdog, a steak sandwich and B&B’s popular “Chef Tommy [Elbashary]’s” bacon.

“Colonial is a big event for Fort Worth and we’re proud to be part,” said Benjamin Berg, the former Smith & Wollensky executive behind Houston-based B&B.

The Patterson burger is a 7-ounce version of B&B’s regular burger, he said. The Wagyu hot dog and other items are the same served in the restaurant in the Shops at Clearfork.

B&B will run its “Rare Force One” shuttle to the tournament, he said.

The Colonial 1936 Grille is open to the public, serving a “par-5” burger, brisket tacos, pulled pork and crispy chicken.



The new upscale Champions Club and viewing deck overlooking the No. 18 green require an extra Champions Club badge, $250 for the weekend or $95 per day.

There’s also a Citi Cardmember Lounge for Citibank cardholders..

Tickets to the Schwab Challenge cost $50 a day, $125 for the week, with 10 percent off for Citi cardholders at charlesschwabchallenge.com.

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Columnist Bud Kennedy is a Fort Worth guy who covered high school football at 16 and has moved on to two Super Bowls, seven political conventions and 15 Texas Legislature sessions. Since 1985, he has also written more than 2,000 “Eats Beat” columns about Texas dining, restaurants and food.

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