This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

With the holidays upon us, food and drink-centric events are dwindling but there are still a few very exciting opportunities for fun this week. Check them out as well as our latest update on openings and closings in DFW.


Tuesday, Dec. 16:

Francophile Wine Dinner at Bolsa: Enjoy four French wines paired with four courses. The menu includes a brussel leaves salad with pork belly, little neck clams, truffled potatoes, a poudine chameour and more.


Wednesday, Dec. 17:

Sparkling Wine Class at Whole Foods: The Preston Center Whole Foods is hosting a Break Out the Bubbly tasting of the market’s finest sparking wines. This free class will teach you how to perfectly pair your popped bottles at your upcoming holiday parties.


Thursday, Dec. 18:

Deep Ellum Wine Walk: The Deep Ellum Community Association and local merchants invite you for a night of wine, shopping and fun. You’ll take a Sip & Shop tour through the neighborhood and have the opportunity to win several grand prizes. Each destination on the tour will feature wine samplings.


Saturday, Dec. 20:

Sandwiches for SoupMobile:Bring at least one loaf of bread, a package of sliced cheese, and a package of bologna along with food prep gloves, baggies and mustard and spend your morning making some sandwiches for the hungry. This wonderful cause takes place every third Saturday of every month at 10am in Deep Ellum at 2803 Taylor Street.


Treats of Christmas at NorthPark: The ultimate holiday bake sale, presented by the Texas Chefs Association, will be held from 10am to 7pm. Local chefs will present an assortment of gourmet cakes, sweets, pies and cookies for sale benefitting the North Texas Food Bank‘s Cooking Matters.



Al’s Italian Beef: In January 2015, this Chicago restaurant known for their delicious sandwiches will open its first Texas location in Addison, with at least 5 more expected to open throughout the year.


Balls Hamburgers: The second and final location of Balls Hamburgers at Northwest Highway has closed after losing its lease.


Driftwood: The Oak Cliff restaurant has officially closed its doors.


Messina Hof Winery: One of the first full wineries on tap in Texas opened Friday, Dec. 12 in Grapevine.


Paul Martin’s American Grill: The Turtle Creek neighborhood will get Texas’ first location of Paul Fleming’s restaurant at the corner of Oak Lawn and Blackburn. The menu features a rotation of American classics based solely on peak-of-season ingredients. You can also expect an extensive wine selection when the location opens in 2015.


Image via NorthPark website