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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.

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Fill up on French cuisine, learn to smoke BBQ (the correct way) and unlock the mystery of wine! Get the details for those events and more below.

 

EVENTS

Tuesday, July 21

Taste of Paris: Chefs of the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek have collaborated with guest chefs to showcase the best of French-Texas culinary fusion. Guests will indulge in a six-course tasting menu that features carpaccio, lobster and more French-inspired plates. $115/person. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 214-979-4529.

 

Smoke Camp: Who doesn’t like a little BBQ? Head over to Lockhart Smokehouse in Plano and learn how to smoke meat the right way — includes instruction time with Lockhart’s pit masters, dinner, beer tastings, a Lockhart Smokehouse t-shirt and an all-around good time. 6:45 p.m. To sign up, call 972-516-8900.

 

Wednesday, July 22

Wine 101 | Unlocking the Mystery of Wine: Every second Monday of the month, Messina Hof Grapevine Winery offers a Wine 101 tutorial. Guests will be guided through the basics of wine knowledge, learn how wine is aged and familiarize themselves with wine terminology. $40/person. 6-8 p.m. For reservations and RSVP, call 817-442-8463.

 

Thursday, July 23

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.

 

Sunday, July 26

Summer Shenanigans Pop Up Dinner: Travel to Oak Cliff and stop by 3015 at Trinity Groves, Dallas’ landmark culinary event venue, for an exquisite summer dinner. Indulge in sweet corn bisque, goat, roasted grapes and more. $75/person. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Reserve your seat here.

 

NEWS

Frost: The newest gelato shop in Dallas is slated to open late this month, offering gelato, sorbet, cakes and coffees. Find the new sweet shop at Preston Hollow Village.

 

Rapscallion: Experience “southern edge” dining at one of Lower Greenville’s newest eateries — direct from owners of Veritas Wine Room and Boulevardier.

 

Zalat: The late-night pizza shop just signed a lease in the Legacy Village Shopping Center and is expected to open in October. Sibling to pho restaurant DaLat, the new spot will only serve takeout and delivery.

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Fill up on food truck fun, French cuisine, wine and other foodie events this weekend! Get the details below.

 

EVENTS

Tuesday, July 14

Bastille on Bishop: The 6th Annual Bastille on Bishop returns with a full slate of French-inspired food and activities. Indulge in crepes, wine, breads and more. That, plus music, dance performances and shopping take the night away in the Bishop Arts District at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets here. For parking and shuttle routes, click here.

 

Thursday, July 16

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.

 

Deep Ellum Wine Walk: Combine wine drinking 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.

 

Tastes & Tunes: Visit the new food truck series in Farmers Branch! Held at The Grove at Mustang Crossing, this event features a live band, food trucks and plenty of family fun. Free parking across the street at Dr. Pepper StarCenter & DART Station. 5-8 p.m.

 

Birds & Brews: Snack on bites from area food trucks and sample brews from local breweries, all while exploring trails and air-conditioned exhibits at the Trinity River Audubon Center. $6/person. 6-8:30 p.m.

 

Friday, July 17

Food Truck Frenzy: Enjoy your lunch around the dancing Esplanade Fountain at Fair Park! Choose from a variety of sweet and savory delights offered by popular food trucks, including gourmet snow cones from Mr. Snowie. FREE. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Taste of Paris: Chefs of the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek have collaborated with guest chefs to showcase the best of French-Texas culinary fusion. Guests will indulge in a six-course tasting menu that features lobster, black bass and more French-inspired plates. $115/person. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 214-979-4529.

 

Saturday, July 18

Wine Dinner: Visit the Second Floor restaurant in The Westin Galleria Dallas for an evening of farm-inspired courses and wine. The five-course meal includes produce, dairy and more locally sourced ingredients, plus wine pairings from Cakebread Cellars. $150/person. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 972-450-2978.

 

NEWS

The Gin Mill: Citing matters that were “beyond our ability to overcome,” the East Dallas pub closed its doors. According to a Facebook post, city coding issues were to blame.

 

Library Bar: Dallas’ most popular hotel bar has now been deemed one of America’s most ‘iconic’ hotel bars by Business Insider.

 

Potato Flats: The Phil Romano concept that featured baked potatoes as its main course has called it quits. Located on the back side of Trinity Groves, the build-your-own potato place never saw as much foot traffic as it should have.

 

Taco Bell: The fast-food chain now offers an on-demand delivery service to bring you nearly any item from the menu. The delivery service is also available in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County.

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Yum! This week’s edition of Food & Beverage News is packed with wine-paired dinners, new openings and, yes, a chocolate tour! Check out all the delicious events below.

 

EVENTS

Tuesday, July 7

Scotch Tasting Benefit: Kirby’s Steakhouse in Southlake is joining forces with Heroes for Children, a non-profit that provides financial assistance to families with children battling cancer. At Kirby’s, enjoy complimentary appetizers and a special tasting of Glenfiddich finest scotches, with some available for purchase. $20/person. The tasting begins at 6:30 p.m.

 

TEXSOM Wine Dinner: Rebecca Murphy, founder of the TEXSOM International Wine Awards will be joining Stephen Pyles for a night of gold medal winning wines. The wine list includes selections from Albert Bichot, Left Coast Cellars, Handley Cellars, Dr. Loosen Winery and Maison Tardieu-Laurent. $125/person. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call 214-580-7000.

 

Wednesday, July 8

Wine — But Not from the Vine: Travel to Whole Foods Market (Preston/Forest) and indulge in refreshing wines that are not made from grapes. Taste the unique flavors of berry, fruit and honey wines. The tasting begins at 7 p.m. FREE, but you must RSVP here.

 

Thursday, July 9

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of June, 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, July 10

Grapevine Craft Brewery Grand Opening: Grapevine Craft Brewery is set to open their new taproom and beer garden to the public, and they plan to celebrate all weekend long. All beers will be available on tap. Specialty sodas, cold press coffees, live music and food trucks will be on hand, too. Festivities begin at 3 p.m. For a detailed schedule of events, click here.

 

Saturday, July 11

Asian Street Food Dinner: Grace restaurant in Fort Worth will host an Asian street food dinner on the patio. Grace chef Blaine Staniford and Tokyo Cafe chef Kevin Martinez will create a menu that features Asian-inspired and American dishes. Think watermelon pickle, ramen, chili lobster and more. To view the full menu, click here. $74/person. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call 817-877-3388.

 

Sunday, July 12

Dallas by Chocolate: Love chocolate? Here’s your chance to taste Dallas’ best chocolate from local chocolatiers. Board the Dallas by Chocolate bus and visit four to five delicious venues, including Dude, Sweet Chocolate, Sweet Firefly and more. Sample the sweet stuff and enjoy some drinks along the way. The bus departs at 1 p.m. To reserve your seat, click here.

 

Sunday Supper: A kickoff to a weekly series, CBD Provisions will feature a different three-course menu every Sunday. Dishes range from Caesar salad to fish to coconut layer cake. Also, enjoy 50 percent off all bottles of wine on Sundays during dinner service (5-9 p.m.) $37/person. For reservations, call 214-261-4500.

 

NEWS

CityLine: The mixed-use urban development near the intersection of President George Bush Turnpike and Central Expressway just added three new restaurants to their list of tenants: Fernando’s Mexican Cuisine, Fresh to Order and Tricky Fish.

 

Matchbox: Love pizza and sliders? Matchbox will offer just that when it sets up shop in Preston Hollow Village. The D.C.-based concept is slated to open in 2016.

 

Oreos: Yes, the cookies. They’re getting a makeover. Oreo Thins will feature a skinnier look that can’t be twisted. Nabisco says the new look is for “sophisticated” adults who do not wish to dunk or twist their cookies.

 

Roomies Ice Cream: This new ice cream shop will make its debut at the Dallas Farmers Market shed on July 9. Serving six flavors at a time, owner Mark Wang incorporates herbs, cake bites, butter waffles and more for enhancement.

 

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Plenty of tasty events to indulge in this week, including many Father’s Day specials over the weekend. Get the details on those and more below.

 

 

EVENTS

 

Wednesday, June 17

Krupp Brothers Wine Dinner: Indulge in a five-course wine dinner at the Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse in Dallas’ West End Historic District. Executive chef and owner Tony Street welcomes Stagecoach Vineyards owners Jan and Bart Krupp as the featured guests for the evening. $100/person. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 214-744-3287. View the menu here.

 

Thursday, June 18

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of June, 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.

 

Deep Ellum Wine Walk: Combine wine drinking 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.

 

Tastes & Tunes: Visit the new food truck series in Farmers Branch! Held at The Grove at Mustang Crossing, this event features a live band, food trucks and plenty of family fun. Free parking across the street at Dr. Pepper StarCenter & DART Station. 5-8 p.m.

 

Deschutes Beer Dinner: Visit Dallas Lovers Central Market and sample Deschutes Public House specialty beers with a menu that highlights seafood from the Northwest. $60/person. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Friday, June 19

Paleo Luau: Love meats, veggies and fruits? Enjoy all three at the Paleo Luau at Whole Foods in Addison. This tropics-inspired dinner features a wine and beer tasting, fruit salad, salmon lettuce wraps, sugar cane beef and more. $20/person. 6-9 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Saturday, June 2o

Best Little Brewfest in Texas: The charity festival returns to Old Town Lewisville, featuring more than 80 breweries and 200-plus craft brews. In addition, discover distilled spirits, Texas wines and craft ciders. Barbecue will be on hand for purchase, as well as live music from Dixie Rex. Festival begins at 9 a.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Sunday, June 21 (Father’s Day)

Below are just a few of the special Father’s Day packages being offered at Dallas-area restaurants:

 

CBD Provisions: Enjoy a special Father’s Day crab boil, which features Gulf blue crab, potatoes, corn on the cob, house made sausages, and bread. $45/person. For reservations, call 214-261-4500.

 

Greenville Avenue Pizza Company: Make a pizza for dad during this 30-minute cooking lesson. Kids will have the opportunity to make a pizza masterpiece, incorporating dad’s favorite toppings. $35/child. Noon-4 p.m. For reservations, email gapco2007@gmail.com.

 

Reunion Tower: Father’s Day package includes a GeO-Deck ticket, 4×6 printed and digital photo, BBQ platter at Cloud Nine Café, an iced tea and lemonade bar, and a car wash voucher. Purchase package here.

 

The Second Floor: The Westin Galleria Dallas hotel restaurant will be offering a three-meat dinner that includes house lamb kielbasa, spiced pressed pork shoulder and seared peppered ostrich tenderloin. Dad enjoys dessert for free! For reservations, call 972-450-2978.

 

NEWS

 

Starbucks: Starbucks lovers can now order their favorite caffeinated beverage from their phone and pick-up in store with the Mobile Order and Pay feature in the Starbucks app. Although the feature is only available for iPhone users, Android users will be able to utilize the ordering service in the near future.

 

Off-Site Kitchen: Opening day for the beloved burger joint has been pushed to Thursday, June 18. Relocating from its Design District home, Off-Site Kitchen will now operate from its new Trinity Groves location in Oak Cliff.

 

NorthPark Center: The upscale shopping mall will be gaining a new restaurant this fall. Owners of Bolsa and Smoke in Oak Cliff will be opening the Theodore restaurant, taking Luna De Noche’s old spot. An American restaurant named in honor of Teddy Roosevelt will offer a library-style bar, vintage touches and Teddy Roosevelt-inspired eats.

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The Taste of Dallas is the main event in this edition of Food & Beverage News. Foodies can also indulge in a wine dinner, ice cream festival, cheese pairing and more. Get all the details below.

 

 

EVENTS

Tuesday, June 9

Young Culinary Masters: The culinary team at Pirch in NorthPark Center will host a kid’s baking class in the Savor Kitchen. Young bakers will have the opportunity to learn basic baking skills to create delicious baked favorites. 5:30-7 p.m. $30/child. Purchase tickets here.

 

Wednesday, June 10

Vision Cellars Wine Dinner: Jasper’s in Plano will be hosting California winemaker Mac McDonald, owner of Vision Cellars Wine. Originally from Texas, McDonald will entertain guests with childhood stories while delicious courses of sherry chicken, boat scallops, pork belly and more are served. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. $95/person. For reservations, contact Shannon Tinsley at shannont@kentrathbun.com or 972-673-0823. To view the full menu, click here.

 

Thursday, June 11

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of June, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will get 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, June 12

Taste of Dallas: This Friday marks the beginning of Dallas’ most sought-after culinary event. Held at Fair Park, this year’s Taste of Dallas will feature over 70 restaurants, cooking competitions, a culinary & exhibitor marketplace, the sweet factory, plus more. For dates, times and ticket information, click here.

 

Out of This World Cheese Pairings: Experience one of Scardello’s best cheese pairing classes thus far! Enjoy food on the unexpected side and classic accompaniments. Pairing starts at 8 p.m. $40/person. Purchase tickets here.

 

Saturday, June 13

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival: Travel over to Chestnut Square in historic McKinney to sample freshly made ice creams created by home cooks competing for the People’s Choice Award. FREE admission. $1 tasting tickets. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

The Life of Cheese: Urban Acres Farmstead in Oak Cliff will be hosting an introduction to all things cheese this Saturday. Guests will construct a cheese plate, create spreads and pair special cheeses with wine and beer. 4-7 p.m. $75/person. Purchase tickets here.

 

NEWS

Starbucks: In celebration of the Frappuccino’s 20th Anniversary, the popular coffee chain released six new flavors of the blended drink, dubbed “Fan Flavors.”  Customers can now indulge in Cotton Candy, Cupcake, Caramel Cocoa Cluster, Red Velvet, Lemon Bar and Cinnamon Roll flavored fraps.

 

Local Press + Brew: A new smoothie, coffee and juice bar has landed in Oak cliff, right next to Urban Acres Farmstead. Locals can enjoy cold pressed juices, fresh fruit smoothies and locally roasted coffee and treats.

 

Wine Poste: The Dallas wine bar is saying goodbye to its Design District roots and hello to the Bishop Arts District. The new location, slated to open this month, will feature more seating, a rotating wine menu, wines by the glass and weeknight wine events.

 

Plat: The latest delivery service to hit Dallas promises a limited selection of groceries delivered within an hour. Users will have the ability to choose from a selection of meat, seafood, dairy, baked goods, beer and wine, and desserts. Download the app here.

 

 

 

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This Week in Food & Beverage NewsThe Celebrity Chef Dinner Series, benefiting EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES, continues with a remarkable list of renowned chefs this week. Other events featured in this week’s Food & Beverage News include dinners, an ice cream social, a kid’s cooking class and more!

 

EVENTS

 

Tuesday, June 2

Morgan Murphy Meet-and-Greet: In celebration of his newly released book On the Road Again, food critic Morgan Murphy will be taking a seat at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen for an evening of chatter, cocktails and small bites. For $75, indulge in some of Morgan’s favorite Sissy’s specialties, including kolaches from Village Baking Co. Plus, take home a signed copy of his book. 5-7 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Celebrity Chef Dinner Series: During this series, Chef John Tesar collaborates with renowned chefs from around the country to cook five consecutive fundraising dinners, benefiting EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES. Tuesday’s dinner at Knife Dallas features Chef Alex Stratta, who has made appearances on “Iron Chef America” and “Top Chef Masters.” Dinner kicks off at 7 p.m. For tickets and reservations, click here. To view the remaining chefs performing Wednesday – Thursday, click here.

 

Wednesday, June 3

Goats and Grapes Dinner: Duchman Family Winery in Driftwood and Windy Hill Farm in Comanche are pairing up for a five-course dinner at CBD Provisions. The dinner will feature artisan wine, meats, cheeses, and a style of goat in every dish. $65/person. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. Call 214-261-4500 for reservations.

 

Sommelier for a Day: III Forks in Dallas is offering a Sommelier for a Day opportunity the first Wednesday of each month. This opportunity allows guests to help select feature wines for the coming month. In addition, guests will sample six wines, paired with specialty hors d’oeuvres created by Executive Chef Chris Vogeli. 5-7 p.m. For reservations, click here.

 

Thursday, June 4

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of June, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will get 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

 

Pups on the Patio: Lone Star Rescue will be hosting a benefit at Cane Rosso in Fairview, featuring raffles, pizza specials and more. All proceeds will benefit Lone Star Rescue. 6-9 p.m.

 

Friday, June 5

Picnic on the Patio: Kick off summer with a “Picnic” on the Patio at Grace in Fort Worth. The menu features a selection of picnic-style bites, such as ribs, potato salad, corn and more! $95/person. The picnic begins at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call 817-877-3388.

 

Saturday, June 6

Kid’s Cooking Class: Maggiano’s Little Italy at NorthPark is hosting a cooking class for kids! Participants will have the chance to create some of Maggiano’s favorite dishes to take home. All funds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. $30/child; parents are free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Ice Cream Social: Dallas Farmer’s Market plays host to the 9th annual Mama Ida’s Ice Cream Social. Local vendors will provide condiments for Dallas County Youth Village culinary students to conjure up a variety of ice cream, gelato and sorbet creations. Purchase a tasting spoon for $5 and sample the sweet stuff, then vote for your favorite! 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

NEWS

 

Dallas’ Off-Site Kitchen is closing its original location this week. The beloved burger joint near the Design District is relocating to Trinity Groves, close to the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The last day to grab your favorite burger before the one-week pause is this Saturday, June 6. The new location is slated to open June 16.

 

Jefferson Tower in Oak Cliff now houses Carnival Barker’s Ice Cream Factory, a small company that will serve several rotating flavors of ice cream and a variety of ice cream sandwiches 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Texas Tapas, a brand new tapas restaurant, is now open in Deep Ellum. The menu features American-style share plates with a Texas twist, including chicken and waffles and fried ribeye with gravy and eggs.

 

 

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Taste-testers rejoice, this week is all about samples thanks to a myriad of festivals going on in DFW. There’s also a lot going on in terms of new openings and closings. Read about it all below.

 

Wednesday, May 13:

Oak Cliff Cellars Wine Dinner: A five-course meal paired with Oak Cliff Cellars wines will be prepared by Chef DAT at Twenty Seven. The menu features crudo of sea scallop, lobster relleno soup, brisket of cabrito, bleucheese cake and more.

 

Thursday, May 14:

CultureMap Tastemaker Awards: Eat your way through samplings from Dallas’ top culinary talents with a side of specialty cocktails and beer provided by this year’s Bartender of the Year nominees. Join the fun beginning at 7pm at the Empire Room. Proceeds benefit Café Momentum.

 

Dallas Fish Market Takes Back the Night: Join Dallas Fish Market as they refresh happy hour beginning this Thursday. They’re featuring Hendrick’s Gin cocktails and bites from their new bar menu.

 

Friday, May 15:

Main Street Fest: The 31st-annual festival celebrating craft beer is back in Grapevine, Friday through Sunday. Even though the event centers around beer, it promises to be a great time for the whole family.

 

March of Wines Gala & Auction: Good wine, good food, and good music for a good cause. Head to Times Ten Cellars for an event that benefits multiple local charities beginning at 7pm.

 

Saturday, May 16:

Addison Fork & Cork: The annual, two-day event is back this weekend celebrating chefs, breweries, wineries and spirit makers. Friday’s festivities begin at 6pm and Saturday’s begin at noon.

 

Taste of Irving: Back for a second year, this free, outdoor festival features family-friendly activities and food from a variety of Irving restaurants as well as live music and a marketplace.

 

Sunday, May 17:

Sunday Cinema Series at Knife: During select Sundays in 2015, Knife will host guests for a screening of a culinary-themed film, gourmet bites, craft beer, and guest speakers. This Sunday’s event features a screening of Chef.

 

News:

BrainDead Brewing: Though it’s been open since March, the Main St. brewery released it’s first batch of house-brewed beer on May 11.

 

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza: The California-based pizza chain with a build-your-own setup will open it’s first Texas location on May 21 in Frisco. According to the site’s “Locations,” there is also a Fort Worth location “coming soon.”

 

Good Union Urban Barbecue: Richardson’s CityLine complex will be the home to a new BBQ restaurant, set to open in Fall 2015. It’s a sibling chain to Bone Daddy’s.

 

HG Sply. Co.: The Lower Greenville restaurant has plans to open a Fort Worth location in late 2015.

 

Kitchen LTO: The newest chef and artist at Kitchen LTO are Anastasia Quinones and Crimson Shults, respectively. They’ll take over the Trinity Groves spot beginning with dinner on June 2. Quinones will maintain her position through 2015.

 

Scotch & Sausage: The Oak Lawn concept has sold and the former spot is now operating as Le Taco Cantina.

 

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Since Cinco de Mayo is today and Mother’s Day is on Sunday, this week’s post centers on big events for Friday and Saturday. Check out the hottest food & drink events, plus the latest news on DFW openings.

 

Wednesday, May 6:

Worlds Apart, Brought Together: This event, hosted by the Dallas Chapter of the International Wine & Food Society, will take you on a tasting tour of the world by pairing five wines with atypical cheese courses.

 

Friday, May 8:

The Greek Garden Cooking Class: Learn to cook as the Greeks do, with a focus on fruits and vegetables. Dishes include zucchini keftedes with feta & dill, lentil soup with sage & chili pepper, stuffed tomatoes with rice, classic spinach pyllo pie, and baked apples with spices & walnuts.

 

TACA Lexus Party on the Green: Celebrity chefs from DFW and around the world will compete to take home the Golden Skillet based on your votes. There will also be a silent auction, live music, and libations at the event held at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.

 

Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour: Get the opportunity to taste spectacular wines from more than 200 of the world’s finest wineries alongside a light buffet. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.

 

Saturday, May 9:

Chocolate, Cheese, and Bubbles Class: What can be better than this trio? Scardello will host a class exploring all three delights with interesting pairings.

 

Crawfish Boil and Gumbo Cook-Off: The Women’s Alliance of McKinney will host a day of food and family-friendly fun at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club.

 

Date Night: Capri Cooking Class: Learn to cook dishes inspired by the island flavors of Capri in this hands-on class at Sur la Table.

 

Untapped Festival 2015: This year’s beer fest features more than 84 breweries, more than 250 beers, and live music at Panther Island Pavilion.

 

News:

504 Bar & Grill: The Creole-fusion restaurant in Lower Greenville officially opened at the end of the month.

 

High Fives Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant: A mural for a new concept that will replace Biergarten’s on Henderson Ave. has emerged. Open date and other details unknown.

 

HopFusion Ale Works: Fort Worth’s next craft brewery has found a home on East Broadway to begin construction.

 

Lark on the Park Late Night: The Arts District restaurant launched a late-night service on Monday, May 4. Enjoy it Monday through Thursday from 10pm to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11pm to 1am.

 

Top Pot Doughnuts and Coffee: The Seattle-based spot is “Coming Soon” to Greenville Ave.

 

Village Baking Company: Boulangerie:  Lowest Greenville will get a new French bakery on May 14. It will focus on yeasted products like warm baguettes, seasonal scones, croissants and more.

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Tuesday, April 28:

Food Truck Schedule: See where to find your favorite meals-on-wheels this week in Dallas.

 

Wednesday, April 29:

Dallas Observer Iron Fork: Two top chefs will compete against each other to create winning dishes from a basket of mystery ingredients. The event also includes tastings from local restaurants and will be held at Centennial Hall at Fair Park.

 

The Hospitality Sweet 2 Year Anniversary: The downtown eatery celebrates two years of delicious treats with the launch of a new menu, free mini cupcakes and giveaways during lunch.

 

Thursday, April 30

Craft Beer and Artisan Cheese Pairing: Lakewood Brewing Company will host cheesemonger Ali Morgan from Rare Edibles for a night that will feature 4 of the company’s select craft brews paired with complimentary and contrasting cheeses- so that’s 4 beers and 8 cheeses for $30.

 

Mayfest 2015: You’re sure to find plenty of fried, fast, sweet, festival food at this family-friendly Fort Worth event. It goes through May 3, so you have time to get your fill.

 

Friday, May 1:

The Brew Mile: Running and beer goes together like…? While this may not be the most common combo, it promises to be a fun one at this event. Run a quarter mile, drink a beer, repeat.

 

Saturday, May 2:

Asian Festival 2015: The 25th year of this event is sure to be a big one. Dive into Asian food and culture at Klyde Warren Park.

 

Cinco de Mayo Parade & Festival: The Oak Cliff Cultural Center invites you to celebrate the holiday a few days early with a parade, marching bands, food vendors and more.

 

GrillFest 2015: Join D Magazine and The Shops at Park Lane for a tasting of grilled food accompanied by summer wines and beers and live music. All food will be prepared by local chefs and all proceeds go to the North Texas Food Bank.

 

4th Annual Jockeys & Juleps Derby Party: Sissy’s Southern Kitchen will host a live viewing of the race along with a costume competition with prizes from 3 to 6pm.

 

Sunday, May 3:

Taste of the NFL Ultimate Cowboys Tailgate Party: How does good food for a good cause with a splash of NFL royalty sound? The 11th annual event will feature gourmet tailgate fare, signature cocktails, live entertainment, live and silent auctions, games and more. It will be held at AT&T Stadium and will benefit the North Texas Food Bank.

 

Kitchen LTO Finalist Cook-Off: It’s time to vote in the newest chef and artist to take over the permanent pop-up in Trinity Groves. As a participant, you’ll be able to taste-test the new chefs, review proposed artwork, grill the contestants, have a drink or two, and decide who wins.

 

News:

Bouchon 1314: This wine bar is set to open in Oak Cliff in the next few weeks.

 

Gino’s East: The Chicago-based pizzeria will open in Arlington on May 4.

 

Lash: Wish your beverages could be delivered right to your door? For those of you living in Plano, Allen, Fairview, South Frisco, and South McKinney, look no further than this service.

 

Plāt: A same-day grocery delivery service will debut next month. To start, it will serve Dallas, Irving, Las Colinas, Richardson, and Addison. Delivery is free with a minimum $35 order.

 

Revolver Taco Lounge: Fort Worth’s taco shop will close after then end of its lease on June 30.