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- Central Market’s 26th annual Hatch Chile Fest is slated to start this week.
Named after the village of Hatch, New Mexico, where they’re harvested only a few weeks out of the year, the chiles have earned a cult following for a their distinctive balance of heat and sweet.
This year, San Antonio-based H-E-B's Central Market locations will roast more than 250,000 pounds of Hatch peppers for sale by the pound. The high-end grocery chain — including its Alamo Heights outlet — will also serve up Hatch-embellished items including queso, casseroles, twice-baked potatoes, crab cakes and sausage kolaches.
The Hatch promotion will run through August 24.
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