Beer, BBQ and Halloween festivities are in full swing on this week’s edition of Food & Beverage News. Check out all the boozy, meaty, and spooky events going on across DFW, plus the latest news.
Wednesday, Oct. 29:
America’s Test Kitchen Live!: Host Christopher Kimball brings live demos, tests, and fun from the PBS studio to a live audience at the Majestic Theatre.
Thursday, Oct. 30:
Scary Cheese and Wine: Scardello is putting on a special class featuring cheeses that look Halloween-inspired. Think brains, eyeballs, and fine wines.
The People’s Last Halloween: Put your costume on and head to People’s Last Stand in Mockingbird Station for a Halloween party that goes until midnight. Be one of the first 200 guests and you’ll get two free drinks.
Friday, Oct. 31:
Halloween Haunted Chocolate Tour: Chocolate and Halloween lovers will unite for this event hosted by Dallas by Chocolate featuring some of Dallas’ favorite chocolate spots including CocoAndre, Dude, Sweet Chocolate, Village Baking Company and more. A ticket gets you a tour on a private bus, food samples, tour guides and beverages.
North Texas Beer Week: Ten scrumtrulescent days of craft beer events all across North Texas run from Oct. 31st – Nov. 9th.
Saturday, Nov. 1:
Truffles + Bubbles: The Mansion Restaurant is putting on a dinner starting with caviar and then seven courses of champagne pairings with alba truffles. Eleven chefs will come together to prepare this special feast.
Scardello Sixth Anniversary: Celebrate this milestone with “Cheesemonger’s Choice” cheese plates for purchase and wines by the glass. Admission is free and no reservations are required!
TMBBQ Road Trip: Get to Pecan Lodge early for a day-long barbecue event featuring three of DFW’s finest BBQ spots. The bus will take you to breakfast at Hutchins BBQ, lunch at Lockhart Smokehouse, and second lunch back at Pecan Lodge. TM barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn will lead you through the day and provide you with a behind-the-scenes look.
Untapped Music and Beer Festival: This year’s fest at Gilley’s Dallas features Cake, Shovels & Rope, Jamestown Revival and more. As for beer, there will be more than 300 craft brews to sample from more than 80 breweries.
Sunday, Nov. 2:
Hearts on The Trinity: The Volunteer Center of North Texas presents a night of bites, beverages, and good causes at 3015 at Trinity Groves. They’re spreading the word of volunteerism and the importance of community while you dine on and drink up some of the best DFW has to offer.
NC BBQ at Four Corners: TMBBQ editor Daniel Vaughn and BBQ king Samuel Jones of the Skylight Inn in Ayden, NC are hosting a celebration they’re calling Dia de los Puercos. Jones will feature signature pork dishes, Slow Bone will provide sides, and Swiss Pastry Shop will bring desserts. There will also be a Q&A session between Vaughn and Jones.
Monday, Nov. 3:
Beer Dinner at Knife: Grapevine Craft Brewery and Chef John Tesar will host a five-course, beer-paired dinner in honor of North Texas Beer Week. Highlights include 44 Farms pig in a blanket and the award-winning Sir Williams English Brown Ale.
HopChef Dallas Competition: 3015 at Trinity Groves and Brewery Ommegang are coming together to bring you a food and beer pairing competition. Dallas’ most beer-centric chefs will pair dishes with Ommegang’s brews in hopes of winning the title of Dallas HopChef 2014.
Dallas Chop House: After a fire that resulted in a 10-week renovation, the downtown Dallas steakhouse will reopen on Monday, Nov. 3.
Food & Wine Magazine’s 20 Best Dishes in Texas: The magazine’s November 2014 issue pays homage to the fabulous for found throughout Texas, and gives winning notations to four dishes in DFW. CBD Provisions’ whole pig’s head, Knife’s open-face beef cheek sandwich, Smoke’s The Big Rib, and Woodshed Smokehouse’s lamb brisket all made the list.
Loca Luna Mexican Cuisine: This Tex-Mex/Mexican restaurant will come to Addison by way of Arkansas. Owners Hector Gomez and Refugio Reyes already own 22 restaurants in Arkansas and Louisiana, but this will be their first in DFW. Set to open during the first week in November, Loca Luna will take over the space formerly occupied by Maximo.
Pera Kebab: Uptown Dallas will get a Turkish addition on McKinney Ave. by the end of the month. Turkish dishes will highlight the menu at this wine bar and bistro concept.
World Of Beer: Plano and Fort Worth are set to get the next two locations of this boozy chain. Branches will open at Preston Rd. and Park Blvd. in Plano and on W. Seventh St. in Fort Worth. You can expect both openings in mid-December.