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It’s the last week of the State Fair! After you fill up on all the fried-food goodness, be sure to indulge in all the other great foodie events DFW has to offer. See the details below.

 

Tuesday, October 13

Fall Wine Chats: Be the judge of Chardonnay and Cabernet in this Fall 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.

 

Sous Chef Dinner: The Grape’s Scott Girling and Rapscallion’s Grant Jones team up to host a Sous Chef Dinner at The Grape. Indulge in a four-course, wine-paired dinner. 6:30 p.m. $75/person. For reservations, please call 214-828-1981.

 

Wednesday, October 14

Dallas Farmers Market Hoedown: Local chefs, farmers, wineries, food artisans, and more share their culinary delights during this annual fundraising event for Dallas Farmers Market Friends. Enjoy live music, a silent auction and tastings of local specialty foods. 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75/person.

 

Thursday, October 15

Deep Ellum Wine Walk: Combine wine and shopping this Thursday at the recurring Wine Walk event in Deep Ellum. Purchase your wine passport at the Kettle Art Gallery and prepare to sip and shop throughout the evening. $10 for wine passport. Walk is 5-8 p.m.

 

Friday, October 16

Mid-Cities Greek Fest: Travel to Euless and visit the St. John the Baptist Greek Othodox Church for their 24th annual mid-cities Greek Fest, featuring Greek souvenirs and food, jewelry, dancing, and more! FREE. 11 a.m.

 

Saturday, October 17

Texas Veggie Fair: Head to Reverchon Park to take part in the 6th annual event celebrating all things veggie. Learn about plant-based lifestyles, sample vegan food, experience a local beer garden, listen to live music, watch chef demonstrations, partake in yoga, and hear live speakers. 11 a.m. FREE.

 

Tacolandia: Celebrate the Dallas Observer’s inaugural, outdoor taco-sampling event and festival that will feature Dallas’ best tacos, ranging from urban contemporary to authentic street style – complete with live music, beer and cocktails, and awards for best tacos in various categories. 4 p.m. Tickets begin at $30/person.

 

Sunday, October 18

Pitmasters Picnic: Join Cafe Momentum for their third annual BBQ benefit, part of their pop-up dinner series. Held at Dallas’ Slow Bone, pit masters will cook up some of the best BBQ in the state, accompanied by beer and wine. 5 p.m. $65/person. Purchase tickets here.

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Eat for a cause this week as D-FW restaurants and hot spots host notable causes, but be sure to get full on plenty of other tasty events happening around town. Get the details below.

 

Wednesday, October 7

Celebrity Chef Luncheon: VNA will host its sixth annual Celebrity Chef Luncheon to benefit the VNA Meals on Wheels program. French chef Anne Willan, founder of the Ecole de Cusine La Varenne cooking school in Paris, will headline the intimate lunchtime gathering. 11 a.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Thursday, October 8

Shop, Eat, Drink, PINK: Travel to the Bishop Arts District for their annual Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser, featuring a fashion show, parties, bra-decorating contest and more! Local restaurants will offer discounts, prizes and specials for anyone who purchases a ticket. Proceeds benefit Methodist Hospital’s breast cancer early detection and mammogram program for women. $25/person. 6 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Craft Beer Tasting: Join the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden a for pre-concert tasting with Lakewood Brewing Company. Tasting includes four samples of hand-crafted brews, a brewery tasting glass and a full beer to enjoy at the end of the tasting. Light bites will also be provided. Admission to Satisfaction (The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show) concert included. $50/adult; $45/member. 6:15 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Friday, October 9

Pinot Noir & Cheese: Join Scardello as they explore five Pinots from around the world, all paired with delicious cheeses. $45/person. 8 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Saturday, October 10

After Hours at the Kimbell Art Museum: Enjoy signature cocktails, yummy bites and international art during the Kimbell Art Museum’s after hours. Also experience a live musical performance by the Joey Carter Trio. Free for members; $30 for nonmembers.

 

Sunday, October 11

Truck Yard Chili Cook-Off: Visit the Truck Yard in Dallas’ Lower Greenville area (across from Trader Joe’s) for their inaugural chili cook-off. Guests can taste samples from some of Dallas’ most talented chefs, including Nathan Tate from Rapscallion, Jon Stevens of Stock & Barrel and many more! All proceeds will benefit Angie’s Friends, a local non-profit animal organization that’s dedicated to helping neglected and abused dogs. $25/person (available at door). 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Chow down for some great causes and don’t miss out on all the fun celebrations taking place in the D-FW foodie world this week. Get the details below.

 

Tuesday, September 29

State Fair of Texas: Aside from concerts, rides and unique shows, this year’s fair promises fried food goodness. Food items this year include red velvet fried Oreos, chicken fried lobster and coca ritas. Fair grounds open at 10 a.m., daily. For tickets, general info and daily schedule, click here.

 

Hope is Brewing: Abolitionists and activists come together for a good cause at Community Beer Company. Ticket includes dinner, craft beer, pub games, prizes, and a donation to Love146. 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, click here.

 

Friday, October 2

Burgers and Burgundy: Visit the home of Karen and Bill Seanor for an evening of dining and dancing while chef John Tesar and his team of celebrity chefs grill signature sliders paired with savory wines. All proceeds benefit DIFFA Dallas, which raises funds for organizations fighting HIV/AIDS. Tickets begin at $85/person, and the event starts at 6:30 p.m.

 

Taste of the Anatole: Celebrate international wine, cuisine and music at this three-day event, featuring hands-on activities like interactive cooking demonstrations, pairing and blending classes, blind tastings and more. Uptown Jazz Dallas artists will entertain guests as they dine on small plates and leisurely taste from a vast collection of global wines and trendy craft cocktails. 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, click here. To view the event schedule, click here.

 

Saturday, October 3

Smoked: Get your BBQ on! Chefs from all over the country will make their way to Dallas’ Main Street Garden to show off their unique barbecue chops! Also enjoy music, dancing and drinks. 2 p.m. Purchase tickets here. To see the list of pitmasters and chefs set to perform, click here.

 

Oktoberfest at Community Beer Company: Join Community Beer as they release their specialty small batch Oktoberfest Lager! Also enjoy live music, delicious food, brewery drinking games, and local artwork. 2 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Sunday, October 4

Bishop Arts District Food Tour: Have a try at some of the most delectable food and drinks of the historic Bishop Arts area. Guests will munch on bites from Eno’s Pizza, Lockhart Smokehouse, Veracruz Cafe and more! $45/person. 11 a.m. Purchase tickets here.

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There’s no doubt the return of the State Fair is the DFW highlight of the week. But, if you can squeeze in more fun, check out the wine dinners, beer festivals and top-notch foodie events taking place this first week of fall.

 

Tuesday, September 22

Peter Michael Wine Dinner: Head over to Grace Restaurant in Fort Worth and indulge in a five-course meal, paired perfectly with select wines. Special guest Peter Michael of Peter Michael Winery will also be in attendance. $225/person. For reservations, call 817-877-3388. To view the menu, click here.

 

Wednesday, September 23

Beer and Cheese Pairing at Noble Rey Brewing: Local cheesemonger Ali Kay Morgan of Rare Edibles pairs her phenomenal cheeses with a flight of four Noble brews. 7 p.m.

 

Thursday, September 24

Fort Worth’s Oktoberfest: Visit Panther Island Pavilion for an authentic, three-day, German celebration with just the right amount of Texas thrown in. You’ll find authentic German food, music, dancing, games, biergartens, dachshund races, as well as Spaten and other fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets begin at $3. For a schedule of events, click here.

 

​​Come-As-You-Are Wine Dinner: Travel over to lower Greenville and visit the Grape for a taste of France. Chef de cuisine Sarah Snow will create a three-course bistro menu to compliment the hand-selected wines of the evening. $52/person. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. For reservations, call 214-828-1981.

 

Friday, September 25

State Fair of Texas: Aside from concerts, rides and unique shows, this year’s fair promises fried food goodness. Food items this year include red velvet fried Oreos, chicken fried lobster and coca ritas. Fair grounds open at 10 a.m. For tickets, general info and daily schedule, click here.

 

McKinney Oktoberfest: McKinney’s three-day Oktoberfest features authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing, children’s activities and much more, all in Historic Downtown McKinney. FREE. 4 p.m.

 

Park & Palate: For two days, Klyde Warren Park will be the host of the hottest culinary event in the city. Park & Palate, the park’s inaugural celebration of wine and food, will showcase the region’s most popular chefs as well as wineries, breweries, and spirits from around the world, all against the backdrop of the distinctive Dallas skyline. 7:30 p.m. For tickets, click here.

 

Saturday, September 26

Taste of Firewheel: To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Firewheel Town Center will host an all-day family food festival, which will feature tasty bites from area restaurants and free live music. 11 a.m. Tickets begin at $20.

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Get your sweet tooth ready! Dallas has plenty of sweet-filled and savory food events taking place this week.

 

Tuesday, September 8

Ice Cream Social: The classic soda fountain gets spiked with spirited, dessert-inspired cocktails and decadently unique ice cream sundaes and toppings at this event, featuring Remedy Executive Chef Danyele McPherson (you may recognize her from Top Chef!) and Beverage Director Máté Hartai. $50/person. 6 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Saturday, September 12

Dallas Chocolate Festival: Celebrate chocolate makers and chocolatiers at the annual festival, held at the Addison Conference Centre, that offers everything from beautifully painted bonbons to imaginative chocolate sculptures and several bean-to-bar artisans in between. $25/person. 2:30 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Brewfest: Join Dallas Observer at the Dallas Farmers Market as they celebrate the 5th Annual Dallas Observer BrewFest, presented by Whole Foods Market. This outdoor beer-sampling event and festival will feature craft beers, local food vendors and live music! Twelve (2oz) beer samples are included in the ticket price. 7 p.m. $45/person. Purchase tickets here.

 

Sunday, September 13

Okrapalooza: In it’s 6th year, Okrapalooza is home to Dallas’ one and only okra cook-off competition. Founded by the Promise of Peace Community Gardens, local celebrity chefs compete to showcase their skills in a two-hour cooking and tasting event. This year, enjoy refreshing beer, dish tastings, live music and activity tents. 11 a.m. $35-$45/person. Purchase tickets here.

 

Touchdown Tailgate Tasting: Local renowned chefs will gather at Expressions Home Gallery for the first annual Touchdown Tailgate Tasting, benefiting Café Momentum. These chefs will be given a crate of mystery ingredients and must come up with a dish to wow the ultimate football fan. 1 p.m. $50/person. Purchase tickets here.

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Wine is the highlight in this edition of Food & Beverage News, so grab a glass and indulge in all that DFW has to offer this week!

 

Tuesday, September 1

Summer Wine Chats: Taste 4-5 different shades of Rhone 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.

 

Thursday, September 3

Night Market: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of September, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host a Night Market, where farmers and wholesale produce is exchanged, allowing guests the opportunity to shop for a larger volume of produce. 8 p.m.

 

Bishop Arts Wine Walk: Travel over to the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff and enjoy an evening of shopping, dining and wine. Purchase a $10 wine glass and walk over to the designated wine stops within the district. 6-9 p.m.

 

Community Beer Company: How does beer and cheese sound for a Thursday night? Community Beer is teaming up with Rare Edibles to offer cheese pairings with select craft brews. For $30, you get four beers and eight cheeses. The pairing begins at 6 p.m.

 

Friday, September 4

Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival: Treat your tastebuds and experience mouthwatering BBQ from the best BBQ cooks around the nation in this epic, three-day cook-off battle at the Bedford City Hall Complex. Also enjoy a full lineup of music, featuring Tab Benoit, Delbert McClinton and more! 6 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Sunday, September 6

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.

 

Monday, September 7

GardenFest: This annual festival brings together the best of local food, drink, artistry, and entertainment at one of Lakewood’s neighborhood hot spots – Garden Cafe. Live music, artisan workshops and vendors will also be in attendance. $10/person. 3 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

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Indulge in a few wine dinners, then taste all that the Bishop Arts District has to offer this weekend! Details below.

 

Tuesday, August 25

Vegetable Dinner: CBD Provisions will celebrate the best of Texas’ summer produce with their six-course, family-style dinner that features vegetable-centric dishes, not all entirely vegetarian. $100/person. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 214-261-4500.

 

Thursday, August 27

Come-As-You-Are Wine Dinner: Travel over to lower Greenville and visit the Grape for a summer wine dinner, featuring samplings from Italy. Chef Scott Girling will create a three-course dinner to compliment the hand-selected wines of the evening. $52/person. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. For reservations, call 214-828-1981.

 

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.

 

Saturday, August 29

Rosé Brunch: Chefs Melody Bishop and Dennis Kelley will prepare an exquisite three-course brunch at Lark on the Park. The menu includes end-of-season fruit, Yukon potatoes, pork confit and more, all suitable to pair with a glass (or two) of rosé. $40/person. For reservations, call 214-855-5275.

 

Design District Market: Visit Community Beer Company in the Design District and stroll vendors featuring local artists, photographers, fashion and jewelry designers, vintage shops and more.  Guest can also enjoy food trucks and live music from The Fox and the Bird, and Dripping Wet . FREE – 2 p.m.

 

Sunday, August 30

Bishop Arts District Food Tour: Have a try at some of the most delectable food and drinks of the historic Bishop Arts area. Guests will munch on bites from Dallas Grilled Cheese Company, Hunky’s, Veracruz Cafe and more! $45/person. 1 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

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.

 

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Starbucks: The coffee chain’s famous Pumpkin Spice Latte returns September 8 (just a few more days!) and will now feature real pumpkin puree.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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