Celebrate the return of sweater weather by indulging in some of the area’s favorite fall food events including the State Fair, the Texas Veggie Fair, and the inaugural year of Cultivate Fest. Plus, check out the latest restaurant openings and what’s coming soon in DFW.
Food Truck Schedule: Here’s where to find your favorite meals-on-wheels this week.
State Fair of Texas: The 2014 fair season is in full swing, but, sadly, this weekend will be the last. Check out all the fun including pig races, the auto show, fried foods, rides and more. Click here to see how to get all the best deals on tickets.
Thursday, Oct. 16:
Market After Dark: Every Thursday, experience The Shed at Dallas Farmers Market, which is open late for drinks and shopping from 6 to 9pm.
Savor Las Colinas: Get your taste of food and wines from 18 Las Colinas restaurants at the annual fundraising event held at AMLI at Escena. All proceeds from the evening will go towards granting the wish for a selected “Wish Kid.”
Scotch Dinner at Bolsa: Join Bolsa and the Bruichladdich Distillery for a five-course menu paired with whiskey and gin. The farm-to-table menu is by chef Andrew Bell. Call for reservations: 214-943-1883.
Friday, Oct. 17:
State & Allen 10-Year Anniversary: Celebrate this State Thomas neighborhood staple and it’s success over the last 10 years with food, cocktail specials, and dancing.
Saturday Oct. 18:
Cultivate Fest: This marks the inaugural year of the (free) Cultivate Food, Ideas & Music Festival at Lake Carolyn. There will be performances by Amos Lee, O.A.R, and more, plus demonstrations by chefs Kent Rathbun, Amanda Freitag, Matt McCallister, Sean Brock and others. Chipotle, the Fest’s main sponsor, will provide food and local breweries and wineries will provide beer and wine tastings. There will also be a kid zone, multiple exhibits, a music stage, and so much more.
Food Network Casting: The network’s top celebrity chefs will be at Dallas Farmers Market looking for amazing home cooks. Bring a made-from-scratch, savory dish that highlights your cooking abilities and go up against the competition for a huge cash prize.
Sunday, Oct. 19:
Texas Veggie Fair: Head to Reverchon Park to take part in the 5th-annual event celebrating all things veggie. You can learn about plant-based lifestyles, try vegan food, experience a local beer garden, listen to live music, watch chef demonstrations, partake in yoga, and hear live speakers.
Monday, Oct. 20:
Fall Dine Around at Trinity Groves: The Greater Dallas Restaurant Association is hosting its fall get-together next week. You’ll meet for appetizers at 3015 @ Trinity Groves and then go on a dining crawl to your surprise dinner location. Dessert and a nightcap will be served afterwards back at 3015.
Al’s #1 Italian Beef: Come November, Addison will be the first D-FW home to the legendary Chicago-based Italian beef chain. There are plans to open future locations around the metroplex.
Cane Rosso Cookie Butter Pizza: They’re at it again. Cane Rosso Deep Ellum now offers a dessert pizza called The Lady Bird, made with cookie butter, vanilla bean mascarpone, crushed speculoos cookies, Nutella, and powdered sugar.
Gino’s East: In other Chicago-based news, DFW is slated to get its taste of “Chicago’s original deep dish pizza,” when this famed restaurant opens in Arlington in November.
Remedy: This summer, we reported that the owner of Lower Greenville’s HG Sply. Co, Elias Pope, would be opening a new restaurant. Now, we’re happy to report that it will be open in late November/early December and will feature a “back to the basics” menu using polished techniques. Think BLTs, grilled cheeses, iconic pies and ice creams, etc.
Snap Kitchen: The newest branch of the Austin-based, healthy, to-go restaurant opened Oct. 13 in Preston Royal Village. You can also find branches at Snider Plaza, Uptown at McKinney Ave. and soon on Fitzhugh and in Addison.