A Hamilton Watch Party with Central Market
Just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, Disney+ will begin streaming the live stage filming of what is arguably the most revolutionary show to hit Broadway’s history, Hamilton. To say this show is a cultural phenomenon is to say that 2020 has been a vaguely interesting year. With a cast of non-white actors and a soundtrack that sounds like no other Broadway soundtrack, Hamilton introduced musical theater to a generation who grew up on hip-hop and rap. It changed the language of Broadway.
Hamilton-mania hit my house hard. My daughters know every.single.word to every.single.song. Fortunately, the songs are incredible, so I don’t want to gouge out my eardrums with a rusty pickle fork, the way I do when I hear other popular musicals. (Hear that, Elsa?) The soundtrack is one of the few things the girls can agree to listen to in the car. Seeing their faces when we went to see the show at Fair Park last year is one of my most precious memories. Seriously, folks, this show is amazing. There are very few things you can be sure of in 2020, but you can bet the farm that we will be singing our hearts out in front of the television on July 3!
In celebration of the live-streaming premiere of Hamilton, Central Market has put together and all-American inspired menu to bring the Big Apple to North Texas. Here are a few recipes and inspirations to throw your own epic watch party sure to be declared a smash hit by critics everywhere.
“The ‘Shroom’ Where It Happens” is a Caramelized Onion & Mushroom Crostini appetizer named after the Hamilton song “The Room Where It Happens.” In this song, Aaron Burr realizes that in order to be heard, he must seek out power.
“The Founders Fizz” is the official cocktail of Broadway’s Hamilton. This drink is a twist on a classic Gin Fizz. Our version is virgin but can be made adult by adding the host’s choice of gin.
“The Board-y of Tonight” – This inspirational grazing board features red, white, and blue snacks, like Central Market Beet & Seed Entertainers crackers, fresh blueberries, blackberries and strawberries, white cheddar, and more. It is named after the song “The Story of Tonight” during which Hamilton and his revolutionaries discuss what they are fighting for and imagine how their stories would be told. This is not a recipe and can be created using the host’s preferred snacks.
“A.Ham.Burr-Ger” – At Central Market, the options for a delicious hamburger are endless with our quality meats, fresh produce, and chef-prepared dips and spreads like our Pam’s Pimento Cheese. The name of the burgers is a reference to the song “Your Obedient Servant” during which Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr pen multiple letters to each other, signing them respectively (in the lyrics) “A. Ham” and “A. Burr.”
In addition, check out these great New York classics in store during the week-long celebration:
Peter Luger Steak House Extra Thick Bacon: Yah, steak is great, but have you ever tried broiled bacon as thick as a NYC phone book? That’s how they do it at Peter Luger’s Steak House, an old school Brooklyn icon. For the full experience, eat the bacon as an appetizer, with a tomato and onion salad, or crowning your favorite burger.
New York Hot Dogs: Simmer Brooklyn hot dogs for that perfect street cart snap and serve in a steamed bun from the bakery with all the fixin’s. Munch Hal’s New York Kettle Chips while admiring your neighborhood skyline to achieve a true Empire State of mind.
Bagels & Lox: After a late night exploring The Met’s art collection online, wake up with a fresh baked bagel spread worthy of Park Avenue. Central Market’s bakery has everything from, well, Everything to Onion! Pick up cream cheese, salmon, capers and all of your favorite toppings.