This Week in Food & Beverage News


Exciting openings, boozy dinners, and a big birthday take over this week’s edition of Food & Beverage News. See where to have the best wine and beer paired dinners in D-FW and get the scoop on all the new restaurants coming town. Plus, you could win a year’s worth of entrees for free!

 

Events:

Texan Restaurant Round Up: The 7th Annual event benefitting Texas food banks runs from tonight, July 22, through Sunday, July 27. More than 60 restaurants across D-FW are participating by offering special menu items that are made from Texas products!

 

Belgian Beer Dinner: The chefs at Mot Hai Ba are teaming up with Barley’s Angels for a five-course dinner in honor of Belgian Beer Week and Belgian Independence Day, which is Wednesday, July 23. The event is ladies only, since the focus of Barley’s Angels is the advancement of education for female beer drinkers.

 

Wine Dinner at The Grape: A three-course, wine-paired dinner featuring Chef Jed Delmer and wines from the Piedmont region of Italy will be offered at The Grape on Thursday, July 24.

 

Celebrity Wine Dinner: Friday, July 25, TV-star and Master Chef Tiffany Derry is cooking up a five-course, wine-paired meal at Wine Poste.

 

Beer School at Community Beer Co.: Have a desire to learn more about craft beer? Join head brewer Jamie Fulton to learn about ingredients, the brewing process, tasting tips and more on Saturday, July 26. You’ll also get entry to the open house from 2-5pm, which includes food trucks, live music, and a tour of the brewery.

 

 

 

News:

Bread Winners 20th Anniversary Giveaway: You could be one of four lucky patrons to win 52 free entrees from Bread Winners as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. During the following weeks, each location will give out a free cake ball to each diner that could hold within it a winning gold coin. Plano location: Week of July 21; NorthPark location: Week of July 28; Inwood location: Week of August 4; Uptown location: Week of August 11.

 

Modmarket: This Colorado-based restaurant chain is making its first move outside the state and planning to open four D-FW locations over the next eight months. It’s all about food that “tastes great, is made from scratch using simple, farm fresh, whole ingredients, is fairly quick, isn’t too expensive, and can be eaten everyday.” Look for locations in Flower Mound, Southlake, Preston & 121, and the new Preston Hollow Village complex.

 

Harvest: A new seasonal kitchen is coming to McKinney Square in September. Dallas native chef Andrea Schakelford and the owners of Rick’s Chophouse intend to bring the best of farm-to-table, local, and seasonal ingredients to the restaurant’s menu.

 

Rapscallion: The minds behind Boulevardier and Veritas Wine Room are planning a new Southern-style bistro that will open some time in the first half of 2015. The concept is “neighborhood-friendly” and will be situated on Greenville Ave. between Trader Joe’s and The Libertine.

 

Remedy: Chef Danyele McPherson, formerly of The Grape, is joining the HG Sply Co. team in a new venture called Remedy, which will open later this summer. Owner Elias Pope and his crew are remaining tight lipped on what the menu will offer, but he’s hinted that it will have a soda shop feel. Remedy will go in the old Public House space on Greenville Ave.

 

Trinity Groves: Didi’s Tamale Diner, Kate Weiser Chocolate, Off-Site Kitchen, Sushi Bayashi, and St. Rocco’s are all coming-soon to Dallas’ hippest foodie area.

 

Image via breadwinners.com

This Weekend’s Top Events


Need plans this weekend? Whether you’re looking to eat well, drink well, or be entertained by the arts and music, we’ve got an event for you! Check out what’s going on this weekend in D-FW from Wednesday, Feb. 19, to Sunday, Feb. 23.

Cirque du Soleil: Varekai

Cirque du Soleil: The Varekai version of this fabulous series will be at Dr. Pepper Arena starting tonight, Feb. 19, and going until Feb. 23. It’s a circus of an entirely different kind that will leave you in awe.

 

Beer-Paried Dinner at The Grape: Community Beer and The Grape come together tonight, Feb. 19, for a four-course dinner with beer parings. Munch on scallops, pork tenderloin, and more as you sip great local beer.

 

Wine-Paired Dinner at Abacus: Siduri Winery and Abacus will collaborate on Friday, Feb. 21, to bring you four courses of delicious food paired with decadent wine. Enjoy polenta, pheasant, and more.

 

Beer Dinner at Bread Winners: The uptown branch of this restaurant and Abita brewmaster Leo Basille will offer a paired, five-course diner on Friday, Feb. 21, as well. Here you’ll enjoy great beer along with fresh salad, shrimp and grits, and beer-infused chocolate bundt cake.

Imagine Dragons: American Airlines Center

Imagine Dragons: There’s no doubting this band’s rise to stardom over the last year. Hear them live at American Airlines Center this Friday, Feb. 21!

 

The Little Mermaid: This broadway musical began shows in Dallas on Feb. 13, and will continue to dazzle and delight guests through Mar. 2 at the Music Hall at Fair Park.

 

Dallas Blooms

Dallas Blooms: Starting Saturday, Feb. 22, and going until Apr. 6, experience the beauty of spring in Dallas at the Dallas Arboretum. Based on this year’s theme “Birds of Paradise,” you can explore the new life-size bird house and take in the 500,000 seasonal blooms.

 

Sea Breeze’s Cooking Class: This Sunday, Feb. 23, begins the first of three classes in this series. You’ll learn 3-4 recipes and wine pairings in each 1 1/2-hour session.

 

Feature photo from dallasarboretum.org