This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

Beer, BBQ, and business expansions are the highlight of this week’s edition of Food & Beverage News. Of course, you’ll also find other things like wine-paired dinners, raw bars, and where to partake in a spicy donut eating contest.



Rahr & Sons Pint Night: There are two pint nights planned for tonight, August 26, featuring Rahr & Sons craft beer. Grapevine residents can join in at Tobert’s and those in Weatherford and partake at Big John’s Burgers & Beer.


“The Argentine Way” Dinner: The monthly Wine & Food Dinner at Sevy’s Grill is tonight. Featuring wines from Argentina, the menu includes sea bass, lamb with summer vegetables, whole roasted ribeye, and a dulce de leche panqueque.


Food Truck Schedule: Here’s where you can find your favorite meals-on-wheels this week in Dallas.


Hopped up Cinema: Tonight, Alamo Drafthouse and Deep Ellum Brewing Company are teaming up to introduce the brewery’s newest IPA while you watch a screening of Army of Darkness.


Proof + Pantry: Wednesday, August 27 marks the opening of a new restaurant in One Arts Plaza. It’s the newest venture from the partners behind Driftwood and has been described as a “multi-faceted American restaurant and bar featuring progressive, yet approachable American fare along with a diverse and original bar program.”


Rahr & Sons Plates & Pints: Del Friscos Fort Worth is hosting a dinner on Thursday, August 28, featuring a special selection of Rahr & Sons beer. The menu includes scallops, grouper tacos, lamp chops, and Nutella and peanut butter bread pudding.


Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival: Three days of barbecue competitions and blues music begins on Friday, August 29. Local chefs and blues bands will have you eating and dancing your way through Labor Day weekend.


Hypnotic Donut Eating Contest: Saturday, August 30, the Dallas location of Hypnotic Donuts is holding a “Beat the Heat- World’s Spiciest Donut Eating Contest.” Yes, we said the Dallas location, because they will open a second location in Denton on September 3!


Labor Day Lobster Boil: Driftwood is hosting a day of seafood and live music on Sunday, August 31 to celebrate the holiday. There will be a raw bar, Maine lobster, New England-style corn and potatoes, and a live DJ to keep the party going.




Canne Rosso Fairview: The local favorite opened its fourth pizza location in DFW on Friday, August 22 in the Village at Allen/Village at Fairview shopping center.


Dallas Chocolate Festival: It’s time to buy tickets for the 5th Annual Dallas Chocolate Festival. It will take place Saturday, September 13 at the Addison Conference Center. There will also be some workshops to attend the next day in Trinity Groves.


Dee Lincoln: The restaurateur is set to open a new spin on Dee Lincoln Steak Bar in the Shops of Highland Park in the location formerly occupied by La Duni. It’s expected to open in the first quarter of 2015 and there are plans for a patio and lots of wine. You’ll also find more burgers, pizza, and there will be Sunday brunch.


Ketchup Burger Bar: The Uptown burger and fries joint is getting revamped with a new name. Now called The Sir, the restaurant will stick to burgers and fried food, including wings and a new cocktail menu.


Pakpao New Locations: The second and third locations of the restaurant are set to open in 2015. One will be located in the new development, Preston Hollow Village, and the other will pop up in Plano.


Rusty Taco: Since the passing of founder Rusty Fenton just over a year ago, the beloved taco shop that got its start on Greenville Ave. has only continued to prosper. Yesterday, we found out Buffalo Wild Wings made a majority investment in the company, which currently has nine locations in Dallas, Denver, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Stay tuned for what will happen next. 


Social House in Fort Worth: The restaurant, which already has locations in Uptown and Addison, is set to open it’s third location in Fort Worth in late September or early October. It will occupy the space formerly used by Brownstone on the West 7th District.

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