This Week in Food & Beverage News


This Week in Food & Beverage News

 

Y’all, get ready to swoon over the food and beverage events being served up with week in D-FW. From Texas BBQ Week and cooking classes, to a bar crawl and a wine tasting, there’s something for everyone to get excited about on this edition of Food & Beverage News.

 

Flying Saucer BeerFeast 2014: Tickets go on sale today, Wednesday, July 16, for the 9th annual Flying Saucer BeerFeast, which will kick off in Fort Worth on October 11. The event will feature more than 40 brewers and 60 craft beers, live music, and food.

 

Food Truck Schedule: Click to find where your favorite meals on wheels will be all week long.

 

Tap Takeover at Goodfriend: Rabbit Hole Brewing is doing a tap takeover of the Lakewood beer and burger joint on Thursday, July 17. Special menu items and beer cocktails will also be available.

 

Wine 101 at Cork: Thursday from 7 to 9pm, get a lesson in the basics of wine including how to identify smells and tastes, how to pair wine with meals, how to read a wine label, and how to spot defects. Wine and cheese from Molto Formaggio are provided with you ticket purchase.

 

Food Truck Frenzy: Friday, July 18, you can find 8 of your favorite food trucks, including Gandolfo’s Deli, Little Greek Food Truck, What’s Da Scoop?, and Flatlanders Taco Company, at Esplanade at Fair Park from 11am to 2pm. Admission and parking are free, plus there will be live music.

 

Camp Bowie Neighborhood Bar Crawl: From 5 to 9pm on Friday you can hit some of the best neighborhood bars in Fort Worth’s Camp Bowie District. Stops include Showdown Saloon, Sarah’s Place, and Mule Pub. Rahr & Sons will provide beer along the way and Lee’s Grilled Cheese and Sauzy’s food trucks will serve up fresh food.

 

Dallas Farmer’s Market Cooking Classes: Learn from the chefs of the market every Saturday through August 9 from 11:30am to 1pm. This weekend’s demonstration will be held by Chef Jeff Moschetti of Jasper’s Restaurant and will cover summer grilling.

 

Bishop Cider Company Grand Opening: If you’re a fan of hard cider you’ll want to be a part of the inaugural keg tapping of Dallas’ newest cider company on Saturday. For the price of admission, just $22, you’ll get a branded growler, a sample flight, a slice of Zoli’s pizza, and live music.

 

Texas BBQ Week 2014: Texas Monthly and Shiner Beers are teaming up to celebrate fabulous barbecue state-wide, with 54 restaurants joining this year’s movement. You can enjoy some of the best that D-FW has to offer at special prices at the following locations until this Saturday: Cousin’s Bar-B-QHutchins BBQLockhart SmokehousePecan LodgePeggy Sue BBQ, and Smoke.

 

Phil’s Philly Grill Opening: After 10 years of serving up delicious cheesesteaks and chicken phillies in malls across DFW, San Antonio, and Austin, the first standalone location is set to open in Prestonwood Town Center by the end of this month.

 

Image via tmbbq.com

This Week in Food & Beverage News


This week in DFW food & beverage news

Looking for the latest events and gossip surrounding the D-FW restaurant scene? Look no further. This week enjoy art, outdoor celebrations, and welcome new restaurant hires and locations. Plus, a Fort Worth chef will be hosting an all-new reality TV series.

 

Events:

Komali Food & Art: Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served Wednesday, July 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the first in a series of art exhibits displayed at Komali.

 

Asador’s Summer Harvest Dinner: The second of three dinners in this series takes place this Friday, July 11. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. and will include five courses served family-style with wine and cocktails.

 

Taste of Dallas at Fair Park: This weekend, Fri. July 11 to Sun. July 13, dine on some of the best food that Dallas-area restaurants have to offer. There will be more than 70 restaurants represented, with 20 of them set up inside so you can beat the heat. There will also be live music, food trucks, and dancing.

 

Grace Clam Bake: The Fort Worth restaurant will host its first-ever clam bake featuring Chef Blain’s all-seafood summer menu on Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

Tei-An Rooftop Celebration: Celebrate Asahi Brewery’s Gold Award in the 2014 World Beer Cup with brews, hors d’oeuvres, a live DJ, and a view of Downtown Dallas from the rooftop on Saturday, July 2, from 9 to 11 p.m.

 

Weekly Food Truck Schedule: See where you favorite mobile bites will be every day this week.

 

News:

New Pastry Chef at LARK on the Park: Ann Parravano has taken a new job recreating the dessert menu at the popular restaurant near Klyde Warren Park after three years with Stephan Pyles and Stampede 66. New dishes include her signature Avocado White Chocolate Bavarian as well as the Sweet Corn Ice Cream Cake, Valrhona Dark Chocolate Frozen Soufflé (pictured above), and Butterscotch Blondie Coup.

 

New Alamo Drafthouse Location: This time next year Downtown Dallas will have its very own, two-story movie theater on the southwest corner of Cadiz St. and S. Lamar St. Get ready to enjoy great beer, great food, and great movies on eight screens in the heart of Dallas.

 

Fort Worth Chef on Reality TV: Chef and restaurant operator Tim Love has landed a hosting position on the new show “Restaurant Startup,” a reality series that pairs restaurant innovators with investors. Pitches will be made, test restaurants will be opened, and, hopefully, all of someone’s dream will come true starting tonight, July 8 at 9 p.m.

 

US Open Beer Championship: Last week, Rahr & Sons Brewing, Peticolas Brewing, and Lakewood Brewing were named to the list of Top 10 Breweries in 2014. These three D-FW breweries, along with Community Beer Company, also took home various other awards for their Texas-made creations.

 

Photo via LARK on the Park Facebook

This Week in D-FW Food & Beverage News


This Week in D-FW Food & Beverage News

In D-FW there’s always an excuse to get out and try new things. This week, fill your calendar by checking out Pecan Lodge’s new location in Deep Ellum, multi-course wine dinners, 1/2-price champagne, local produce and more.

 

Pecan Lodge: The well-known barbecue joint has officially opened its restaurant in Deep Ellum. Now you can get the fabulous flavors you love at the corner of Main and Pryor as well as listen to live music on their new back porch. Read more about this family’s incredible story here.

 

Calais Winery: The inability to secure a permit has this establishment moving out of Deep Ellum and relocating to Hye, Texas in the Hill Country. See more about the move here.

 

Food Truck Schedule: Looking to enjoy some food truck food this week? Here’s the schedule of where and when you can find your favorites.

 

Banshee Wine Dinner at The Grape: Thursday, May 29, enjoy a three-course bistro meal prepared by Jed Demler paired with various Sonoma Valley wines for just $48 per person.

 

Fresh Foods at South Side on Lamar: Also on Thursday, shop for fresh, local, organic produce during this collaboration with the Dallas Farmers Market. Admission is free and there will be music and “crafty local libations.”

 

Wine Dinner at Wine Poste: Chow down on a six-course dinner prepared by chef Justin Box while sipping on wine pairings. The event is $80 per person and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29.

 

Cru Champagne Thursdays: Celebrate the weekend one day early with Cru Wine Bar’s 1/2-off champagne on Thursday nights from 4 p.m. to closing.

 

Four Corners Brewery Co. Beer Dinner: The local craft beer brewery is hosting a four-course dinner with beer pairings at Whole Foods Highland Park on Friday, May 30. The event will cost you $25 per person and dinner, which includes ground beef topped with cheddar, bacon, and grilled jalapeño with Cajun-duested fries, with will run from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Sip ‘n’ Slide into Summer with Henderson Tap House: You’re invited to wear your sundress and boardshorts to a grill out on Sunday, May 31, to kick off summer with signature cocktails and live music.

 

J Black’s: Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., the Henderson Ave. bar hosts a trivia night with prizes and drink specials. Every Thursday is Throwback Thursday, which includes “the music you love, the drink you remember, and the prices you miss.”

 

Photo via Pecan Lodge