D-FW Weekend Round Up

Your D-FW Weekend Round Up


This week and weekend are filled will all kinds of great things to do in D-FW, like great plays, live music, an early 4th of July celebration, an all pig dinner and more. Check out all of your fun-filled options below…


Flavors of Dallas: The Hyatt Regency Dallas is hosting some of D-FW’s finest chefs for a night of fabulous food and drink. Chefs will prepare five course meals paired with select wines tonight, Wednesday, June 25. The event takes place in 20 cities across the U.S. and benefits the American Liver Foundation.


Vegan Beer Dinner: The Libertine Bar is hosting a special vegan dinner tonight that includes craft beer paired with watermelon ancho gazpacho, jalapeño cornbread, strawberry balsamic ice cream and more.


The YardBirds: This London-based blues and rock band is coming to the Granada tonight.


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


Street Art Camp: Have a teen looking to express themselves creatively? How about through some good old fashioned graffiti? The Dallas Contemporary is holding a weeklong program with hands-on training and street art history lessons.


Swine & Wine Anniversary: The Wine Poste is turning one with a five course meal on Thursday, June 26. The meal will be all about the pig as interpreted by Chef Graham Dodds, of Hibiscus, and Chef Matt Ford, formerly of CBD and Craft.


Decks in the Park: Klyde Warren Park has invited local DJ’s to take over the park and get you dancing under the stars from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursday night.


A Sampling of Spain: The Grape is hosting a “Come As You Are” three-course dinner with Spanish wines Thursday night.


Les Misérables: From Friday, June 27, to August 10, lose yourself in this play that has captured audiences worldwide. The shows will be performed at AT&T’s Wyly Theatre.


Stuart Little: This adorable show continues on Saturday, June 28, at the Dallas Children’s Theater. Shows are at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.


Music on the Porch: Enjoy live music from local artists on the Southwest Porch at Klyde Warren Park on Saturday starting at 2:30 p.m.


Cane Rosso #GlamourDateNight: As a part of a nationwide campaign led by Glamour magazine, Cane Rosso is bringing back date night by offering a Neopolitan pizza, salad, and a mini-carafe of wine for $30 on Saturday.


Allen USA Celebration: Kick off the Fourth of July a little early this weekend. Saturday, head to Allen for music, food, and fireworks.


Image via Wine Poste

D-FW Weekend Round Up

Your D-FW Weekend Round Up

There’s much food to eat and beer to drink on this week’s edition of Weekend Round Up. From secret dinners and brewery tours to cliff diving and theater, see all the fun ways you can spend upcoming weekend:


Food Truck Schedule: Click to see where your favorite food truck eats will be now through June 8.


Cadillac Pizza Pub Caddy Run: Every Wednesday, beginning June 4 and ending November 19, runners (or walkers) can meet at the pub at 6:30 p.m. for a 2-3 mile run through downtown McKinney. After the run, participants can enjoy free bottled water and beer specials back at the pub. On tonight’s opening night, pizza will also be half-off.


Booth: Thursday, June 6, though June 14, local writer and actor Steven Walter’s new play will dig into the life of theater actor and presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth. Shows are at 7:30 or 8 p.m., depending on the night, at Kalita Humphreys Theater in Oak Lawn.


Beer School: Whole Foods Highland Park is hosting an event with beer-specialist Lynda that includes a lesson on and sampling of craft beers and micro brews on Thursday, June 5. The store will also serve bites of food to accompany the beer.


Underground Dinner with Chef DAT: This exclusive event pops up Fridays and Saturdays and provides a great escape from your normal dinner routine. The location of the dinner is only available to those who RSVP and the menu is always different. This Friday’s menu takes you a round the world at a secret location somewhere in Deep Ellum.


Red Bull Cliff Diving: Possum Kingdom Lake has two cliffs that rise almost 100 feet. Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7, 14 world-class cliff divers will perform as spectators watch by boat.


Lakewood Brewery Beer Dinner: A special collaborative pop-up dinner with Chef Daniel Tarasevich will take place Saturday, June 7. The five-course, beer-paired menu includes grilled peaches and goat cheese, crispy redfish, apricot lacquered duck, smoked short rib, and a frozen tiramisu with craft brews and a couple gems from LBC’s cellar.


Community Beer Company Tour: Guided tours and local beers combine with art, live music, and food trucks on Saturday, June 7. The event is dog and family-friendly.


Dallas’ Best Burgers & Brewery Tour: Saturday, Dallas Bites presents a tasting and sipping event that includes Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Dairy-ette, Liberty Burger, Maple & Motor, and Peticolas Brewing Company.


Cafe Momentum Pop-Up at Oak: Support a great cause while eating great food with Chef Richard Gras on Sunday, June 8, at Oak.


DJ Dinner: FT33 Chef Alex Stupak and Chef Matt McCallister team up for a nine course dinner set to a drum and bass set by DJ Dieselboy on Monday, June 9.




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

This Week in D-FW Food & Beverage News

This Week in D-FW Food & Beverage News

This week and weekend are big ones for food and drink in D-FW. From wine-paired dinners to celebrity chefs and craft brew to a pig cookin’, there’s an event for everyone going on over the next few days. Check out all of your options below.


Lazaranda: Chef Antonio Marquez will host a four-course dinner with wine pairings from Chequen Winery on Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m. for $44.95/person. The menu includes duck barbacoa, stuffed shrimp, pork tenderloin, and a mango & chocolate symphony.


Salum: There will be a wine dinner featuring pairings with Chateau Montelena Winery on Thursday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. for $185/person. The menu includes diver scallops, ravioli, a wagyu beef tenderloin tartare, duck breast, lamp, and a sweet butter & pistachio tart.


Redenta’s Potting Bar: Organic nursery Redenta’s Garden hosts happy hours every third Thursday of the month including this Thursday, May 15. Enjoy local beer, cider, and snacks as you put together a potted plant of your own from 6 to 8 p.m.


White Linen Dallas: Put on your springtime linen duds and head to Times Ten Cellar for a hors d’oeuvres and wine event in collaboration with Nora restaurant. There will also be live music and a silent auction benefitting Dallas homeless outreach center The Bridge. It will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 15.


2014 Main Street Days: Downtown Grapevine’s 30th annual event, held from Friday, May 16, to Sunday, May 18, features a craft brew experience like no other. Wine connoisseurs , shopaholics, and jewelry admirers will also find something to love. Admission is free on Friday and will cost $5-$7 on Saturday and Sunday.


Fork & Cork: The 2014 replacement for Taste of Addison, running Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17, includes appearances from award-winning chef Marcus Samuelson and music legend Pat Green. Fabulous food, great drinks, and live music make this an event you won’t want to miss out on.


Top Pot Doughnuts Demonstration: See how founder Mark Klebeck makes his hand-forged doughnuts and get a signed copy of his cookbook this Saturday, May 17, at Sur La Table. The event includes all the recipes, two doughnut tastings, and a taste of his doughnut bread pudding.


Barter Barbecue: A full pig will be roasted on Saturday, May 17, to celebrate Dallas’ warming weather. All-you-can-eat pork, rice, and beans will be served for just $25 starting at 11 a.m.


Taste of the NFL: Meet Cowboy’s players past and present, dine on gourmet tailgate food, sip signature cocktails, and give back to the North Texas Food Bank at this year’s event. It will be held at Glass Cactus Nightclub on Sunday, May 18.


Cedar Springs Tap House: A new sports bar and tap house will be going in the new Ilume building and is expected to open in July.


Photo via Barter Facebook 

Eat the Best Easter Brunch in Dallas

Eat the Best Easter Brunch in Dallas

If you’re looking for the perfect place to have brunch this coming Easter Sunday, we’ve got some great options. CultureMap Dallas wrote an article yesterday on the best restaurants for this weekend’s Sunday meal, and the menus range from a la carte Mexican to a three-course meal at Fearing’s. See below for the short list, or click here for the full details.


Blue Goose Cantina: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. enjoy $4 mimosas, $2 Miller Lites, and an a la carte brunch menu that includes brunch tacos and huevos rancheros.


Fearing’s: For a starter, main dish, and dessert at $85 for adults and $30 for children, you’re sure to dine in style at this annual brunch. This year’s menu includes halibut, barbecued lamb chops, sea scallops, and smoked prime rib of beef.


Fedora: Head to One Arts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $4 mimosas and Bloody Mary’s as well as options like orange-glazed ham, green bean casserole, biscuits and gravy, French toast, grilled salmon and more. This menu is a la carte and the regular lunch menu will also be available.


FM Smoke House: The regular a la carte menu as well as a special brunch menu that includes brisket Benedict, chicken fried steak sliders, and smoked spinach Florentine will all be offered. Meals range from $9-$16 and there are plenty of drink specials offered at $6.


The Grape: Get a taste of The Grape’s award-winning brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes meals like The Haystack, shredded oxtail and banana pepper hash, the “Best Burger in Texas,” and more. Items will be served a la carte, drink specials will be offered, and Easter Supper begins at 5:30 p.m.


The Grill on the Alley: A brunch buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at $45 for adults and $10 for kids. Options include a carving station, crab cake Benedict, a dessert table, and a special on mimosas and Bloody Mary’s.


The Loft Restaurant: From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. enjoy a buffet-style brunch at NYLO Irving/Las Colinas. There will be waffles, omelets, beef carving stations, seafood, and a kids-only buffet. It’s $48.95 of adults, $30 for seniors, $20 for children, and mimosas and Bloody  Mary’s are included.


Ocean Prime: A special all-day a la carte brunch will include quiche, blueberry French Toast, braised short ribs, jumbo lump crab cakes, blood orange mimosas and more.


Olenjack’s Grille: Loaded with more than 25 options, this Easter brunch buffet will include items like pork migas, fruit parfaits, macaroni four cheese casserole, and banana pudding cheesecake from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You’ll get all this for $28 for adults and $13 for children.


Pyramid Restaurant: This brunch features omelets, waffles, soups, sushi, carved meats, a dessert table, and complimentary mimosas and glasses of sparkling wine for $65 for adults, $55 for seniors, $30 for ages 6-12, and it’s free for children 5 and under.


III Forks: An exclusive four-course Easter menu will be offered for a special lunch opening at 11 a.m.  and will also be served along side the restaurant’s normal dinner menu starting at 4 p.m. The  menu will include special renditions of asparagus soup, flounder, lamb chops, and chicken breast. It’s $46.25 for adults and $16.95 for children.


Ser Steak + Spirits: Diners can select one item for each course of this four-course meal priced at $65. Options include eggs, greek yogurt parfait, ricotta pancakes, wasabi-crusted filet of beef, rack of lamb, salmon, carrot cake and more.


The Warwick Melrose Hotel: This extravagant brunch, priced at $60 for adults, $24 for children ages 5-12, and free for kids under 5, will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 50-plus offerings include Thai chicken, shrimp, crab claws, sushi, made-to-order omelets, a carving station, veal scaloppine, pork loin, and desserts. Kids have their own station with kid-friendly options. A portion of the proceeds from every meal served benefits the North Texas Food Bank.


Photo from Fearing’s Facebook