This Week in Food & Beverage News

Restaurants are opening and closing, we’re celebrating the Kentucky Derby, and there are plenty of new dishes and drinks to try this week in D-FW.


Dean Fearing Cookbook Signing: Get your dose of celebrity today, April 29, with Dean Fearing as he discusses and signs his cookbook, The Texas Food Bible: From Legendary Dishes to New Classics. He’ll be at the Barnes & Noble on Northwest Highway, but you better hurry because wristbands started going out at 9 a.m.


Kibble and Cocktails: Head to 3015 at Trinity Groves tonight, April 29, with man’s best friend to sample some of your favorite dishes from the area and support the Voice of Justice Program at DFW Rescue Me. The program educates children on how to take care of animals in order to prevent future abuse and tickets are $100. There will also be music, a live auction and a raffle.


Grill & Chill at NYLO: Every Friday, including this Friday, May 2, celebrate spring weather and grilling season from 5 to 10 p.m. at NYLO. You can sit by the pool as you enjoy sliders, hot dogs, corn on the cob, coleslaw, and a cold drink. Live entertainment begins at 7 and goes until 10 p.m.


Jockeys & Juleps: Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar is hosting it’s third annual derby watching party Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dress in your derby attire and sip on mint juleps, grapefruit juleps, and other specialty drinks and then catch the Kentucky Derby on the bar’s big screens. If you’re outfit is impressive enough, you could win the $200 best dressed prize.


Kitchen LTO Voting Party: If you’d like some input on who the third chef and artist at Kitchen LTO will be, you have the chance to make your vote count on Sunday, May 4. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the restaurant will debut the finalists for the new chef and artist positions. You can also vote online after the event on the restaurants website.


Chic Sundays at Lounge 31: If you’re a fan of Bloody Mary’s, get ready to smile. Every Sunday, including this Sunday, May 4, Lounge 31 will have its own DIY Bloody Mary bar. As if this isn’t enough, there will also be a Bloody Mary bar-cart bottle service and half-price bottles of champagne. Don’t forget to put a little something in  your stomach while you’re there, like tempura-friend lobster with a wasabi hollandaise benedict or duck hash and eggs.


The Whistling Pig: Though the soft opening was this past weekend, East Dallas is officially getting a new neighborhood hotspot on May 1. The Whistling Pig, or just The Pig, will offer sublime sandwiches dripping in melted cheese and hot meets, fryer favorites like corn dogs and chicken wings, and a laid back atmosphere.


Cold Beer Company: D-FW’s amazing selection of local breweries will continue to grow with the addition of the Cold Beer Company. It’s coming soon to Deep Ellum/ Expo Park and is expected to open in July. For more info, click here.


The Mecca Closing: After more than 75 years of brilliant breakfasts, The Mecca closed Sunday, April 27. After the move from its Harry Hines location in 2012, the restaurant couldn’t make it work in East Dallas. There are hopes that the closing proceeds a relocation, but it may be a while.


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