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Please your palate with beer, cheese and whiskey, then celebrate Texas at Gilley’s! Details for those events and more below:

 

Tuesday, August 18

Whole Foods Cooking Class: Interested in seeing how easy it is to cook grain-free meals? Whole Foods in Plano will host a grain-free cooking class, featuring seared tuna, ucchini noodles, caper chicken and more! $35/person. Cooking begins at 6:30 p.m.

 

Beer & Cheese Pairing: Travel to Little Elm Crafthouse and indulge in a flight of select beers and an assortment of cheeses, guaranteed to excite your palate. $25/person. 7 p.m.

 

Thursday, August 20

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of August, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

Friday, August 21

Salado Whiskey Dinner: Texas Spice at Omni Dallas Hotel will host another whiskey dinner, part of the Third Friday event. This dinner features Texas shrimp, pork belly and a mini State Fair funnel cake, all paired with Salado Neat. $55/person. 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call 214-979-4529.

 

Saturday, August 22

Brew HaHa: The 2nd annual event, benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter, features a fitness workout incorporating martial arts moves and the daily physical challenges of a brew master. The one-hour workout is open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of cash or gift cards for groceries, fast food or everyday items. $20/person — includes t-shirt and entry into the OHB Saturday Tap Room, which will offer a live band, food trucks and bar games. 12:30 p.m.

 

Lone Star Beer Texas Heritage Festival: Happening all around the state of Texas, Gilley’s Dallas will host the festival that celebrates Texas food, Texas music and Texas beer. The music lineup includes the Old 97’s, The Black Angels, Grupo Fantasma and more! Enjoy food from Gilley’s, Easy Slider, El Come Taco and What’s da Scoop. FREE — attendance is first come, first serve. 1 p.m.

 

Sunday, August 23

Salsa & Sangria Sundays: Enjoy sangria and live salsa music on Saint Ann’s patio, located in the Harwood District of downtown Dallas. 7-10 p.m.

 

NEWS

Frisco: According to NerdWallet, Frisco is one of the 10 best cities in the country to start a restaurant. The proof is in the pudding, too — in just five years, the beloved suburb has added 100 new restaurants.

 

State Fair of Texas: Out of all the quirky fried foods to be served this year, fried lobster and a bacon margarita take the trophy. It’s the first year for fried lobster, along with fried alligator and fried buffalo. See the list of finalists for the State Fair Food Awards.

 

Uptown Pawn: Nope, not a pawn shop — a bar in Uptown. The new bar-restaurant concept consists of the “fun, whimsical nature of a pawn shop with the hospitality of a bar and restaurant.”

 

Urban Acres: Sadly, after a year, the local and organic retail spot has closed its doors. However, the company will continue its organic CSA produce share program and will still serve as a produce pickup location on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Photos courtesy of Lone Star Beer and Gilley’s Dallas.

 

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Indulge in fine wine and spirits this weekend, along with palate pleasing chocolate treats and cheeses! Get the details below:

 

Tuesday, August 11

La Madeleine: “Joyeux Anniversaire, Julia Child!” — that’s all you have to say to receive a FREE mini chocolate-almond tart today, in celebration of the late Julia Child’s birthday. Visit any DFW La Madeleine cafe (except airport locations), say the phrase and bon appétit!

 

Summer Wine Chats: Taste 4-5 different glasses of chard, pinot and cab in this Summer Wine Chat at Crú Food & Wine Bar in West Village. Also indulge in small bites from Chef Freddy. 6 p.m. $20/person. For reservations, call 214-526-9463.

 

Wednesday, August 12

Whole Foods Uptown: The wait is finally over! Celebrate the grand opening of the new Whole Foods in Uptown Dallas with free coffee, Ro Ro’s muffins and Good Pop popsicles. 7:30 a.m.

 

Wine & Cheese Pairing: Head to Grapevine every second Wednesday of the month for palate-pleasing tastes of wine and cheese at Messina Hof Winery, plus learn about new and exciting cheeses to compliment your favorites wines. 5 p.m. $20/person. For reservations, call 817-442-8463.

 

Thursday, August 13

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of July, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

Chocolate Tasting: Part of the Savor Dallas Toast of the Town Event Series, Katherine Clapner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate and Jameson Irish Whiskey brand ambassador Darren Mooney have planned one indulging night: a guided tasting of five signature confections paired with distinct notes of Jameson. 6:30 p.m. $25/person. Purchase tickets here.

 

Sunday, August 16

Salsa & Sangria Sundays: Enjoy sangria and live salsa music on Saint Ann’s patio, located in the Harwood District of downtown Dallas. 7-10 p.m.

 

NEWS

Coal Vines: The popular pizza, pasta and wine bistro will be setting up a new shop next to Dallas’ Omni Hotel in downtown later this fall. Also joining the popular development will be Herrera’s Tex-Mex, Biergarten on Lamar and Little Katana Signature Grill sushi bar.

 

Deep Ellum: Dallas’ most historical neighborhood is gaining a surplus of new tenants, all restaurants and bars. Check out the list here.

 

Tillman’s Roadhouse: Not to fret — the Oak Cliff staple is staying put. However, the Fort Worth location is transitioning into a healthier establishment, deemed Market + Table, which will offer light, healthy meals.

 

 

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Pick up your free smoothie, then choose from an array of beverage-friendly events to attend this weekend! Get the details below:

 

Tuesday, August 4

Reverse Happy Hour: Mix and mingle at W Dallas‘ Living Room Bar. Their reverse happy hour offers signature cocktails, small bites and the sweet sounds of a live DJ, all at happy hour prices. 7-11 p.m.

 

Free Smoothie Tuesday: Nothing says summer quite like strawberry and lemon. Head over to one of the 38 D-FW Smoothie King locations (excluding airports) to try their new Lemon Twist Strawberry smoothie for FREE, offered all day.

 

Thursday, August 6

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of July, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

Oak Wine Dinner: Join the Dallas Chapter of the International Wine & Food Society and chef John Tesar of Oak restaurant for a five-course wine dinner. Tickets are $180 for members and $200 for non-members. Dinner starts at 7 p.m.

 

Saturday, August 8

Local Brews, Local Grooves: Deemed one of the ultimate festivals to attend, Dallas’ House of Blues will be hosting its annual craft beer and music festival, featuring local Texas breweries, bands and tasty food. 3 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Sunday, August 9

Salsa & Sangria Sundays: Enjoy sangria and live salsa music on Saint Ann’s patio, located in the Harwood District of downtown Dallas. 7-10 p.m.

 

NEWS

Cat Cafés: Dallas is jumping on the cat café trend with not just one, but two coffee shops where patrons can mingle with cats in a relaxed environment.

 

Dallas Chocolate Festival: Tickets are now available for the annual chocolate festival, held at the Addison Conference Centre on Sunday, September 12.

 

Nature’s Plate: The vegan restaurant will be setting up shop in Lake Highlands this month, offering healthy plant-based foods.

 

Photos courtesy of House of Blues Dallas

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Seared fish salad with wine

Fill up on a 10-course wine dinner, then cheer on a water-skiing squirrel at Dallas’ Sausage Fest! Get the details for those events and more below:

 

EVENTS

Wednesday, July 29

Texas Sous Chef Dinner: Sous Chef Justin Holt of Lucia will co-host the 2nd Annual Texas Sous Chef Dinner at CBD Provisions. Ten local Texas sous chefs will be participating, each preparing one dish for a 10-course plated dinner along with an optional beverage pairing.$145/person. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 214-261-4500.

 

Thursday, July 30

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of July, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will have the opportunity to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m.

 

Come-As-You-Are Wine Dinner: Travel over to lower Greenville and visit the Grape for a summer wine dinner, featuring samplings from Spain. Chef Sarah will create a three-course dinner to compliment the hand-selected wines of the evening. $52/person. For reservations, call 214-828-1981.

 

Saturday, August 1

Sausage Fest: Held at Main Street Garden in downtown, this year’s summer sausage fest comes equipped with sausage games, bull riding, squirrels and a dunk tank! Indulge in unique sausage plates and pair them with your favorite mixed drinks or cold brews. $15/person. 4-10 p.m.

 

Sunday, August 2

Salsa & Sangria Sundays: Enjoy sangria and live salsa music on Saint Ann’s patio, located in the Harwood District of downtown Dallas. 7-10 p.m.

 

Uncork for a Cause: Texas Ranger Prince Fielder and his wife, Chanel, are raising awareness for Promise House — a charity that embraces homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. The event will serve as the release party for Prince’s 2012 Sonoma Reserve Red Wine. Held at Max’s Wine Dive, guests will enjoy an enticing culinary menu prepared by Max’s Executive Chef Patrick Russell, wine and beer, plus an auction packed with Rangers gear, plus local and national sports items. $125/person. 7-9 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

NEWS

Frenchy’s Chicken: Houston’s popular Creole and Southern food spot will be planting its roots in the metroplex soon. Aside from fried chicken, the New Orleans-inspired menu also serves boudin, collard greens and catfish po boys.

 

Houndstooth Coffee: The popular Knox-Henderson coffee shop will soon be opening a second location in the new Sylvan | Thirty development site in West Dallas, slated to open in early 2016.

 

Vincent’s Seafood: Dallas’ seafood staple — since 1898 — will serve some of its last entrées on Saturday. Slower clientele has caused the business to shut its doors.