This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This week’s events are all about beer and wine paired with delicious dinners. Also, don’t miss a grand opening and the announcement of important area closings.


Tuesday, April 21:

Lakewood Brewing Hopochondira Pint Night: Cane Rosso Deep Ellum invites you to try Lakewood Brewing Co.’s newest IPA and keep the special can-shaped glass when you do. Supplies are limited.


Wednesday, April 22:

California Red Wine Tasting: Join The Dean’s List for a tasting got six California red wines.


Dogfish Head Beer Dinner: Meddlesome Moth will host the founder of the brewery, Sam Calagione, for a night of good food and craft beer.


Thursday, April 23:

A Community Cooks: Farm-fresh food meets top executive chefs meets community involvement at this event held at WE Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College. Head over for food, drink, live music and dancing. All proceeds will go to WE Over Me Farm.


Spring Wine Dinner: Max’s Wine Dive Fort Worth will host a wine-paired, five-course meal featuring Chef Stefon’s favorite spring foods.


Lakewood Brewing Co. Dinner: Craft beer and Texas food will be at Grain beginning at 6:30pm. The beer-paired menu includes a braised quail cake, candied goat cheese salad, espresso and Temptress-braied short ribs, and coriander, vanilla bean, and lager poached pears.


Friday, April 24:

Big D BBQ Battle: The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate springtime with brisket, beer, and a band at the Valley View Center. The event benefits North Texas Food Bank and Cafe Momentum.


Grapevine Craft Brewery Beer Dinner: Cook Hall presents a four-course, craft beer-paired dinner featuring tres vaso’s ceviche, corn-goat cheese soup, spice rub New York strip, and churros.


Saturday, April 25:

Texas Ale Project Grand Opening: The newest brewery to lay roots in the Dallas Design District will host its Grand Opening beginning at 2pm for VIP’s. T.A.P. will tap four of their brews and there will be live music, a Texas big hair and mustache competition, and food trucks.



Blue Bell: If you haven’t heard, Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all of its products across the country due to positive tests for listeria.


Carnival Barker’s Ice Creams: After success at the Truck Yard, Carnival Barker’s will open a second location in Oak Cliff in mid-May. Get ready for homemade vanilla extract and Pop Tart ice cream sandwiches plus chili and Frito pie.


J. Black’s Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge: The Henderson Ave. bar that’s been open for five years will close its doors on May 2. The last two days of operation will feature “clear the shelves” drink specials.


Madrina: Authentic Mexican food will get a French twist when this new fine dining restaurant opens in The Shops at Highland Park this summer. The owners currently run successful concepts Proof+Pantry and Driftwood.


Old Warsaw: The Uptown restaurant will close its doors after more than 30 years in its current location. A 14-story office building will take its place.


Yucatan Taco Stand: The Fort Worth-based taco chain has opened its newest location on Greenville Ave.


Image via North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

There are three major themes this week: eat crawfish, drink beer, and give to a good cause. But, if you’d rather drink wine, attend a cooking class, or read up on the latest restaurant and brewery openings, we have that, too!


Tuesday, April 14:

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


Wednesday, April 15:

Tax Day Crawfish Boil: Celebrate Tax Day with unlimited crawfish and sides for $15, plus drinks at happy hour prices, on the porch at Clay Pigeon. A portion of the proceeds from the specialty cocktails will benefit the Tarrant County Area Food Bank.


Thursday, April 16:

Cooking Your Farm Share: Learn to get the most out of your fresh, organic produce with Urban Acres resident chef Melissa Wagner. This hands-on class will teach you secrets so your food never goes to compost again.


Deep Ellum Wine Walk- Art Edition: It’s the third Thursday of the month again. The Deep Ellum Community Association and local merchants invite you for a night of wine, shopping and fun. You’ll take a Sip & Shop tour through the neighborhood and each destination on the tour will feature wine samplings.


Pub-Style Beer Dinner feat. Revolver: Join Whole Foods Lakewood for a six-course, beer-paired dinner featuring Revolver Brewing ales. The menu includes bacon-wrapped beer brats, a pear-walnut salad with beer vinaigrette, beer cheese soup, beer battered fish & chips, shepherd’s pie, and a chocolate lava cake.


Saturday, April 18:

6th Annual Boil for the Brave: The Rustic will host this year’s event benefitting the Veteran Housing Rehabilitation program. Stop by to donate and down some crawfish.


Champagne and Crawfish MS Block Party: Unlimited crawfish, live music, and giving to a good cause- what’s not to like? The Standard Pour event will run from 12 to 6pm and all proceeds go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Cooking Classes at Dallas Farmers Market: The Spring Session of classes begins Saturday with Lan Nickens of Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House. The theme is “Spring into Spring with Texas Kobe.”


Sunday, April 19:

The Barrett Havran Memorial Big Taste of Fort Worth: Get a taste of the best food and wine Tarrant County has to offer while supporting the community’s children. The event benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters and also features live entertainment and an auction.


KNON’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off: Head to Gas Monkey Bar n’ Grill for live music and chili benefitting Chase’s Place.


Honeycomb Buzz Party: Deep Ellum Brewing Co. will host an event at Lakewood Landing with free drinks, Rudy’s BBQ, and more to raise awareness for The O’s newest album.


2nd Annual Salute to King Creole Crawfish Festival: Tim Byres brings the best of Louisiana food, live music, drinks by Deep Ellum Brewing Company and Jim Beam Kentucky Fire, and tattoo artists to the annual event held at Chicken Scratch.



bbbop Seoul Kitchen: The newest addition to Lower Greenville, a Korean comfort food restaurant with a modern twist, will open Monday, April 20.


El Atoron: The Henderson Ave. taqueria and torteria is making the move to the former site of La Poplar at 5004 Columbia Ave. in a few weeks.


Intrinsic Brewing: Two Garland natives are opening their own brewpub in the fall that promises craft beer and barbecue.


Malai Kitchen: After success in Uptown’s West Village, the Southeast Asian restaurant will open a second location in Southlake’s Park Village.


Richardson Food Truck Park: The city’s planning commission just approved a food truck concept that should open in late June near Arapaho Rd. and 75.


Sugar Skull Cafe: The latest restaurant to open in Trinity Groves is also the first to serve breakfast in the area. The Mexico City-inspired, street food spot is now serving breakfast and lunch and will expand its service to dinner beginning Monday, April 20.


Tupps Brewery: McKinney’s newest microbrewery will open May 2. It will host tastings and tours and the beer garden is dog-friendly.


Waffle House: 24-hour breakfast will be served in East Dallas as soon as the fall thanks to a new location on Ross Ave.

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

Here’s what you can expect out of DFW this week: a beer fest, cooking classes, wine dinners, and steak and bacon. Don’t hear something you like? We have more…


Tuesday, April 7:

Dallas Food Truck Schedule: See where your favorite meals-on-wheels will be this week.


Urban Acres 3rd Annual Stewards Dinner: This event, benefitting Cafe Momentum, promises a casual evening of conversation, cuisine, and camaraderie. The four-course meal will be prepared by chefs at Hibiscus, Cafe Momentum, Nonna, Dude, Sweet Chocolate, The Joule, and Farm to Fork Consulting.


Wednesday, April 8:

sōl Conference 2015: Urban Acres and the Carbon Economy Series bring you the 1st Annual sol Conference, which is an all day event that will focus on the theme “Sustainable, Organic and Local.”


Spanish Wine Tasting: Taste you way through six Spanish wines, both red and white, at The Dean’s List.


Thursday, April 9:

DHWI Chef Cook Off: The Diabetes Health and Wellness Institutes Chef Cookout features chefs in three different categories: high school culinary institute students, and industry professionals. Support a great cause at the Latino Cultural Center.


Flavors of the Middle East Cooking Class: Sur La Table, located on Travis St., will host a class focused on the classic spices and ingredients representative of Middle Eastern Food.


Rosé Tasting: The Sigels on Greenville Ave. will host a tasting of French Rosés from 5 to 7pm.


Friday, April 10:

Cooking with Wine: Learn how to cook with wine at Central Market’s Lovers Ln. location. You’ll get to be hands on with duck salad with cheese taste & port-current sauce, blue cheese-crusted steaks with red wine sauce, mashed potatoes with wine-braised turnips, and fresh fruit with mulled white wine custard sauce.


Old Word vs. New World Chardonnay Tasting: Taste 13 wines in a wide variety of styles from the USA, France, Australia and South Africa along with a selection of seasonal hors d’oeuvres at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse.


Saturday, April 11:

18th Big Mamou Cajun Festival: Live music and authentic Cajun foods highlight this event held at Traders Village in Grand Prairie.


2015 Big Texas Beer Fest: Celebrate local brews and live music at Fair Park. It will feature more than 100 breweries and 400 beers.


Steak and Bacon: Learn how to cook the perfect steak and how to incorporate bacon into your own dishes. Recipes include oysters casino, roasted jalapeño & cheddar bacon-wrapped steak, bourbon and bacon creamed corn, braised greens with smoked pork belly, and salted caramel creme brûlée with candied bacon.


Uptown Farmer’s Market at West Village: The newest Dallas farmers market continues in its third week on Saturday from 8am to 12pm and every Saturday following.



Bishop Cider Co.: The cidery, currently in Bishop Arts, will open a second location in the Design District. The new space will include an area for people to come in and drink and hold events. Additionally, they will also begin bottling and canning their ciders soon.


Campania Pizza & More: The Neapolitan pizzeria will soon open in on Alpha Rd. by the Galleria.


Hickory: Kenth Rathbun’s latest venture will feature casual items like burgers and barbecue when it opens this month in Plano.


The Parlor on Commerce: Deep Ellum will get another hot restaurant and bar this summer focused on craft beers and upscale bar food.


Sprinkles: The cupcakery will celebrate its 10 year anniversary by giving away free cupcakes when you buy one on April 13.


Unrefined Bakery: Preston Center is the home of the newest location of the gluten-free and paleo bakery.


Image via Big Texas Beer Fest Facebook Page

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

Before you indulge in Easter Brunch on Sunday, get full on grand openings, wine dinners, a beer breakfast and more this week in DFW.


Tuesday, March 31:

Dallas Food Truck Schedule: Click to find out where your favorite meals-on-wheels will be this week.


Kibble & Cocktails: Food, libations, live music, and puppies for adoption- does it get better than tonight’s event at 3015 at Trinity Groves. Barking Hound Village invites you to enjoy yourself and give to a good cause that will give all proceeds to DFW Rescue Me’s Justice Program.


Ten Ramen: The chef and owner of Tei-An held the soft opening of his new ramen restaurant in the Sylvan Thirty development on Friday. The grand opening is today, with hours from 11:30am to 2pm and 6pm to 10:30pm.


Wednesday, April 1:

Agave Azul Mexican Kitchen-Tequila Sanctuary: A new tequila house and Mexican restaurant will open in the Harwood District on Wednesday. The restaurant currently operates locations in Carrollton and Flower Mound.


Hirsch Vineyards Wine Dinner: The California winery will pair up with Pappas Bros. Streakhouse for a five-course, wine-paired dinner featuring seared tuna, pheasant consommé, five-spice short rib, roasted rack of lamb, and rosemary pound cake.


Progression of Sangiovese: This week’s Women and Wine at Grace features three wines served with light bites for $10.


ZaLat: The pizza spot officially opened last month, but the grand opening will be at 5pm. It also marks the start of their full hours and delivery program, meaning you can get pizza from 4pm to 4am.


Thursday, April 2:

Flavors of Morocco: Learn how to create food from the exotic country of Morocco at Central Market Lovers Lane. The menu includes seafood b’stila with tomato-chermoula sauce; tagine of chicken with preserved lemons and artichoke hearts and more.


Friday, April 3:

Gin Mill Easter Roast: Friday through Sunday, the Hederson Ave. spot will bring back their Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb with house-made mint sauce, petit pois, roasted potatoes, and salad for $18…while it lasts.


Saturday, April 4:

Easter Pop-Up: Celebrate Easter a day early with a delicious, dessert-filled pop-up shop taking place at 3001 Gaston Ave. from 10am to 3 pm. Decadent treats will be offered by Bark Chocolate, Dallas Caramel Company, Miss Naughty Brownie, and Sucre Sucre by LuciaVal’s Cheesecakes. Proceeds will go to the companies’ charities of choice.


Elegant Spring Dinner: The Lovers Ln. location of Central Market invites you to try your hand at spring recipes like artichoke and butter lettuce salad with tarragon vinaigrette; rack of lamb; strawberry lemon tartlets and more.


Jester King Beer Breakfast: Meddlesome Moth joins up with brewery founder Jeff Stuffings for a four-course, five-beer breakfast that promises to be as unique as this idea sounds.



Kessler Park Eating House: A new restaurant has joined the ranks in North Oak Cliff. Feast your eyes on their Facebook page, which is filled with close ups of their various menu items. It’s all brought to you by the owners of Jonathon’s Oak Cliff.


Primo’s: The Tex-Mex joint has relocated from Uptown to the Design District and is open now.


Sushi Bayashi: Those looking for a new sushi spot in Trinity Groves are in luck. The former chef at Kenichi has opened the restaurant’s doors for lunch and dinner.


Image via ZaLat Pizza Facebook Page

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

The Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival takes over this week, but, never fear, there are plenty of other opportunities to indulge your gluttonous side all over DFW.


Wednesday, Mar. 25:

Bishop Cider Co. Sale: Now through Friday, get 80% off an amber growler in 32oz. or 64oz. Limit 1 per person.


Local TX Beer Dinner: Join Libertine Bar for 5 beers from 5 local breweries paired with courses created by their chef, Ashley Yancey. The menu includes a duo of couscous salad and eggplant bruschetta, tuna tartare, pancetta stuffed quail, bison with split pea risotto, and chocolate beer ice cream.


Taste of Italy Wine Dinner: Chef Ying, of Next Wood Fired Bistro & Vino Bar in Colleyville, will prepare an Italian five-course, wine-paired dinner. The menu features burrata & prosciutto, lobster risotto, lamb osso buco, pappardelle veal in porcini ragu, and Ying’s Italian cream cake.


Thursday, Mar. 26:

Craft Beer and Artisan Cheese: Community Beer Company will welcome cheesemonger Ali Morgan, from Rare Edibles, at the brewery for a night highlighting this classic combination.


Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival: BBQ Bash: Billy Bob’s Texas will host a dozen of the best pit-masters in the state as well as live music by Wade Bowen.


Friday, Mar. 27:

Brew Brains: Gluten-Free Beer Tasting: Ever had a taste of gluten-free beer? Now’s your chance to explore these unique brews, with a special tasting and pairing at Whole Foods Market at Forest and Preston Rd. from 6:45 to 8pm.


Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival: Grand Tasting: Enjoy an evening that features more than 100 exceptional wines, craft beers and spirits from near and far as well as food from the best North Texas chefs, restaurateurs and artisan producers. It will be held at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel.


Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival: #latenight Desserts After Dark: 8 local pastry chefs and 8 local mixologists will craft special eats and drinks inspired by Texas whiskey. There will also be live music, dancing, and an excellent selection of wine and beer from 9pm to midnight.


Saturday, Mar. 28:

Coffee Dinner: The new wave in paired dinners is here. Method Coffee and Spirited Cooking will come together for a five-course, coffee-paired dinner that marks the start of a new monthly series.


Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival: Burgers, Brews & Blues: Have an all-American night on ranch land lining the Trinity River and fill up on mini burgers, craft beers, and live blues music.


Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival: Rise + Dine: Saturday brunch was never more tasty or diverse. Indulge in brunch specialties from noted area restaurants and a selection of craft beer, specialty wines and spirits, plus a mimosa and bloody mary bar. The event will be held at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel.


3rd-Annual Mudbug Bash: Downtown Dallas Inc., 105.3 The Fan and Jack FM invite you and the family to head to Main Street Garden for their annual crawfish boil. There will be 3,500 pounds of crawfish, live music, games, libations, armadillo racing and more.


Uptown Farmer’s Market at West Village: The newest Dallas farmers market will kick off Saturday from 8am to 12pm and every Saturday following.


Sunday, Mar. 29:

Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival: Family Sunday Funday: Get your taste of North Texas food trucks at this family-friendly event at the Coyote Drive-In. There will also be live music and libations.


Martin House Brewing 2nd Anniversary Party: The Fort Worth brewery is back at Flying Saucer, the site of their first keg sale, in Downtown Fort Worth to celebrate two years in business. Beginning at 10am, enjoy breakfast and a tap takeover that includes seasonal and never-before-tasted beers.



Aw Shucks: The seafood spot, now with locations on Greenville Ave. and Mockingbird Lane., will open in Plano this spring and Frisco as soon as June.


Deep Ellum & Expo Park: RealtyTrac recently ranked the 75226 zip code as the No. 18 best zip code in the country for pub crawling in terms of bars per capita.


El Bolero: The owners of Oak and Pakpao will open a third concept this spring in the Design District that offers regional and authentic Mexican with a twist.


TEXSOM International Wine Awards: Check out Texas wines took home the gold at this year’s Texas Monthly-sponsored event.


Yucatan Taco Stand: The newest addition to Lower Greenville will open in the next couple of weeks. The restaurant, out of Fort Worth, will offer a fast-casual set up with a full bar.


Images via Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival Facebook page

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

Savor Dallas has taken over this edition of Food & Beverage News, with multiple events every day through Sunday, but we’ve also included a wine dinner, a champagne dinner, National Macaron Day deals, and two events that support great causes.


Tuesday, Mar. 17:

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


St. Patrick’s Day: If you had enough green beer this weekend but still want to celebrate, check out this list.


Wednesday, Mar. 18:

Oak Cliff Cellars Wine Dinner: The winery will celebrate the release of its 2013 Rhone with the help of Stock & Barrel chef/owner Jon Stephens. The wine will be paired with a four-course dinner that includes a scallop crudo, crispy pork cheeks with cheddar grits, bacon-wrapped quail with a goat cheese gnocchi, and caramelized pear and huckleberry crisp with ice cream. Dinner starts at 6:30.


Savor Dallas: Toast of the Town Series: Wednesday through Sunday, enjoy fabulous menus prepared by locally and nationally acclaimed chefs paired with excellent selections of wine and cocktails at various hot spots around the city.


Thursday, Mar. 19:

Culinary for Community: Whole Foods Lakewood will host the Lakewood Service League Benefit with Times Ten Cellars beginning at 6pm. All proceeds benefit Lakewood Service League. Food will be provided by the Whole Foods Market catering department and wine will be provided by Times Ten.


Savor Dallas: Arts District Wine Stroll: Kick off the Savor Dallas festival amidst the nation’s largest contiguous urban arts district. Embrace art while sampling tastings from local vendors including Hypnotic Donuts, Dallas Farmer’s Market, Kate Weiser Chocolate and more along with fine wine and spirits.


Friday, Mar. 20:

Goerg Dinner at Grace: Enjoy a five-course dinner by Chef Blaine and featuring Paul Goerg Champagnes.


National Macaron Day: Celebrate with contests and free macarons at Bisous Bisous Patisserie and get a free macaron with every dozen purchased at Haute Sweets Patisserie.


Savor Dallas: Savor the Arboretum: Mingle with chefs and explore the gardens while savoring fine spirits and wines as well as food from local restaurants like Empire Baking Company, Malai Kitchen, Terrelli’s and more.


Saturday, Mar. 21:

Drink Local, Give Global: Deep Ellum Brewing Company will do its part to raise awareness about the importance of fresh water when they hosts Ten for 10‘s event beginning at 3:30pm for World Water Day 2015. Ticket proceeds go toward providing clean water in Rwanda and include tastings, a tour, live music and more.


Savor Dallas: Grand Tasting: The main event takes place at Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Star chefs and culinary artisans offer tastes of signature cuisine paired with sips from winemakers, distilleries and breweries. There will also be interactive experiences, live music and more.


Sunday, Mar. 22:

Savor Dallas: Community Brunch: This “Sunday Funday” event will include mimosas, bloody mary’s, and all the brunch faves in Main Street Garden. Food will be prepared and served by Cafe Momentum along with tastes from the Joule HotelWild Salsa and others.



BGR: The Burger Joint: The “unofficial” Facebook page predicts a June opening of the fast-casual spot at 3001 Knox Street.


Buzzbrews: The late-night restaurant will open in the former location of The Mecca at Skillman and Live Oak in March. Victory Park is also expected to get a location next year.


Crisp Salad Co.: The Shops at Park Lane is expected to get a the second location of the salad restaurant, currently serving on Lower Greenville.


East Hampton Sandwich Co.: The fourth location of the sandwich restaurant will open in Turtle Creek Village on Oak Lawn in June.


Mash’d: The moonshine-loving restaurant, now in Frisco, will open a second location in Fort Worth’s West 7th district.


Rex’s Seafood Market: The newest location is set to open in May in Lakewood at Mockingbird and Abrams.


Spork: The roadside eatery in North Dallas opened last week with offerings like burgers, salads, sandwiches, cocktails, shakes and malts.


Standard Pour Menu: The spring dinner and bar menus at the McKinney Avenue bar and restaurant will be released Monday, March 23.


Images via Savor Dallas Facebook Page

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This week’s events are all about wine and whiskey, but the weekend is, of course, dominated by St. Patrick’s Day. Check out where you need to dine and drink and the newest restaurants coming to town below.


Tuesday, Mar. 10:

Artisan Beer Dinner: Lakewood Brewing Co. and CBD Provisions will join forces to bring you a beer-paired menu focused on modern Texas fare and craft brews. The menu includes a dry-aged beef tartar, sticky lamb ribs, bourbon chocolate pudding and more.


Kin Kin Urban Thai: The Forth Worth location opened Monday for lunch and is offering half-price dining when you check in using social media. It will officially begin serving dinner on Friday, Mar. 13.


St. Patrick’s Day Class: Head to PIRCH at NorthPark for a two-hour cooking class with Rachel Gaffney centered on authentic Irish methods from 6 to 8 pm.


World of Whiskey at Bolsa: The Oak Cliff restaurant will host a whiskey-paired dinner that includes four courses prepared by chef Joel Harrington and four signature cocktails prepared by Kyle Hilla.


Wednesday, Mar. 11:

Dame’s Dinner Club: Every Wednesday, Dame’s Dinner Club and The Standard Pour in Uptown offer a complimentary three-course meal to unescorted ladies along with live music. All you have to do is make a reservation.


Scotch & Malt Whisky Tasting and Festival: The Sigel’s on Greenville Ave. invites you to broaden your knowledge of the complexity and wide ranging scope of Scotch & Malt Whisky with distillery representatives on hand.


Thursday, Mar. 12:

Chalk Hill Wine Tasting: Wine Styles in Flower Mound will feature a wine education tasting and workshop featuring California’s Chalk Hill Estate wines.


Friday, Mar. 13:

Murder Mystery Dinner: Participate in a deliciously diabolical dinner in either Dallas or Fort Worth.


Nebbiolo vs. Pinot Noir: Head to Pappas Bros. to explore wines from the New World and Old World made from these classic grapes.


Saturday, Mar. 14:

Eat Well Dallas: The Dallas Farmers Market will host this special event at The Shed beginning at 10:30am. Join D Magazine and chef Mark Wootton to shop the market, watch a healthy eating cooking demonstration, and mingle with the dining editor.


Late-Night Ramen Pop-Up: Lucia co-sous chef and ramen-lover Justin Holt has announced a pop-up ramen bar at Time Out Tavern from midnight until 2am (or until sold out). His signature ramen dish includes chicken and pork broth, egg, scallions, schmaltz, and pork chashu for $10.


St. Paddy’s at Community Beer Company: After the Greenville Ave. parade, stop by Community Beer for two special releases- an Irish Red and and Irish Imperial Stout. There will only be two kegs of each and $25 gets you a commemorative glass, a shirt, and three drink tokens.


St. Patrick’s Day at Deep Ellum Brewing Co.: After their float makes its way through the parade, the brewery will host an after party at the Taproom.


St. Patrick’s Day Pint Night: Fort Worth residents looking to get their fill of green beer and Irish food should head to T&P Tavern, where Rahr & Sons will host a pint “night” starting at 3pm. Live music and color changing pint glasses will be there as well.



Eight Bells Alehouse: The former location of Amsterdam Bar in Expo Park has already been snatched up by the group behind Ten Bells Tavern in Bishop Arts. There will be cold beer, house made cocktails, and European-style bites in a casual atmosphere.


Expo Bar and Grill: The previous owners of Lakewood Theater and Arcade Bar are planning an approachable, neighborhood saloon featuring a small, comfort-food menu as well as local craft beer.


High and Tight Barbershop: Deep Ellum will get a new speakeasy soon that features an old school barbershop at the front of the house and a piano and cocktail den at the back of the house.


Wabi House: Greenville Ave. will get another new restaurant in spring 2015, this time with a Japanese and ramen spin.


Image via Community Beer Co.

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News


Bacon, beer, and benefits- what else do you need in your weekly Food & Beverage News? Check out awesome events going on in DFW, plus find out about some new additions to the restaurant and brewery scenes.


Tuesday, Mar. 3:

Food Truck Schedule: Click for the real-time guide to your favorite meals on wheels.


$2 Tuesdays at Scotch & Sausage: Every Tuesday, enjoy craft sausage for only $2 at the Oak Lawn Ave. spot.


Wednesday, Mar. 4:

Bacon Fest: Central Market’s most recent festival celebrates your love for bacon, bacon, and more bacon. Until March 17, get a taste of special bacon-infused treats. Thursday, March 5, every location will offer a bacon stroll during which bacon stations will be set up around the stores.


Dames Dinner Club Benefitting Multiple Sclerosis: Enjoy a three-course tasting and a drink with a $10 donation at The Standard Pour in Uptown. The menu includes a wedge salad, trout tartar with blood orange and avocado, a scallop with farro, wagyu beef and sweet potato, and a carrot sponge cake.


Women and WineGrace invites ladies to experience “Wines of the World.” It includes a sparkling sake, a cabernet from Chile, and a monastrell from Spain paired with three light bites from Chef Blain Staniford.


Thursday, Mar. 5:

Market After Dark: The weekly event is back at the Dallas Farmers Market. Thursdays, head over to shop local vendors, sample libations, and more from 6 to 10 p.m through October.


Friday, Mar. 6:

16th-Annual Empty Bowls: From 11a.m. to 1 p.m., help support the North Texas Food Bank by chowing down on bowl-friendly fare from 20 of the area’s top restaurants. You’ll also have the opportunity to buy a handcrafted bowl from some of Texas’ finest artists as a memento of the day. The event will be held at the Meyerson Symphony Center.


Saturday, Mar. 7:

CrushCraft 1st Anniversary Party: Join the thai restaurant in celebrating one year of business with a full day of samples, cocktails, live entertainment and more from noon to 10:30 p.m.


Rahr & Sons St. Paddy’s Day Run: This month’s Social Run 5k invites you to sport your green gear, get a little exercise, participate in a brewery tour, and grab some beer and grub. After the “3’ish mile Social Run/Walk” there will be a private tour just for participants with food and beer.


Sunday, Mar. 8:

Sunday School Brunch at Hotel ZaZa: Spring weather may not have returned, but Sunday School at ZaZa is officially back in action.


Sunday Supper: Urban Acres Farmstead continues its monthly series. It’s BYOB and you can expect to feel full and satisfied after a dinner of local, organic, and sustainable cuisine served family style.



Amsterdam Bar: The Exposition Park bar closed last night after nearly 20 years.


Braindead Brewing: DFW’s newest brewery is now open in Deep Ellum. Swing by to try more than 25 regional beers, including some of their own, great food, and a comfortable environment.


Buzzbrews: The breakfast and late-night restaurant will open its fourth location in Lakewood soon and its fifth location in Victory Park this fall. It already operates locations on Fitzhugh, Lemmon Ave., and in Deep Ellum.


Luscher’s Red Hots: The hot dog restaurant officially opened on March 2 in Deep Ellum.


Torchy’s Tacos: Plano will get it’s own location with a covered patio in April.


Truluck’s: The upscale seafood restaurant opened the doors to their new location March 2. It now includes two floors, a piano bar, and an area for private events.


Image via Central Market

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

Tastings are the name of the game this weekend. Take a bus tour with a brewery and go on sampling walks through Deep Ellum, Trinity Groves, and Bishop Arts plus much more.


Tuesday, Feb. 17:

Henry’s Majestic for Lunch: The bar on McKinney Ave. begins lunch service today. The menu includes al pastor tacos, a chicken salad, a beer-braised corned beef ruben, a pork belly salad and more.


Tequila Appreciation Society Social: Casa Herradura’s global tequila ambassador Ruben Aceves will be at 3015 at Trinity Groves sharing his love for and knowledge of Herradura tequila from 6 to 8pm. Stop by for tastings of Herradura and food by 3015. Proceeds benefit Cafe Momentum.


ZaLat: Owner Khanh Nguyen of DaLat, the Vietnamese comfort food restaurant on Fitzhugh, is opening a late night pizza spot right next door today at 5pm.


Wednesday, Feb. 18:

Women and Wine: Grace invites ladies to “Tour of Spain” with Brian Smith, Fine Wine Specialist with Republic National Distributing Company. It includes three wines paired with three light bites from Chef Blain Staniford.


Thursday, Feb. 19:

Deep Ellum Wine Walk: It’s the third Thursday of the month again. The Deep Ellum Community Association and local merchants invite you for a night of wine, shopping and fun. You’ll take a Sip & Shop tour through the neighborhood and each destination on the tour will feature wine samplings.


Wine Dinner at Grace: Chef Blaine Staniford and Grace present the Old and New World Small Production Wine Dinner beginning at 6:30pm. The menu indues Dungeness crab, saffron risotto, lacquered duck and egg, ribeye cap, and brioche pain perdu paired with new and old world small production wines.


Saturday, Feb. 21:

Community Beer Co. Goes on Tour: The craft brew company is loading up a bus to visit Cold Beer Company, Nickel & Rye, Scotch & Sausage, and Rodeo Goat– all of which serve Community libations. Each stop includes a beer sampling and a food pairing. A $45 ticket also includes a t-shirt and a commemorative glass.


Discovering the Beauty of Washington Wines: Join the Dallas Chapter of the International Wine and Food Society as they taste and discuss five expertly selected fine wines from Washington. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres to accompany the tasting and live jazz music will follow the event.


Taste of Trinity Groves Walking Tour: Taste your way through one of the hottest food spots in Dallas. From 11:30am to 3:15pm, get a group together to try samples from Chino Chinatown, Four Corners Brewery, Kate Weiser Chocolate, Luck, and Souk.


Sunday, Feb. 22:

Sunday Supper with Urban Acres Farmstead: Urban Acres begins a monthly series of casual Sunday Night Suppers. Join them for a hearty meal of local, organic, sustainable cuisine served family style. This month’s menu features a turkey and sweet potato pot pie.


Taste of Bishop Arts Walking Tour: The tasting continues through another of the up-and-coming neighborhoods in the Dallas area from 1 to 4:30pm. Dude, Sweet Chocolate, Eno’s, Lockhart Smokehouse, and Veracruz invite you to sample their creations.



Kin Kin Urban Thai: The Thai restaurant plans to open three DFW locations, on W. 7th in Fort Worth and on Oak Lawn and Preston/Forest in Dallas. The Fort Worth branch is set to open on February 27. The Dallas locations are expected to open in April and the summer, respectively.


The Mitchell: A new cocktail lounge in downtown Dallas had its soft opening last Thursday. The menu includes oysters, caviar, charcuterie, fried duck rilletes, a cheeseburger and more.


Spice in the City: Downtown Dallas has a new option for healthy Indian takeout and delivery.


Tiff’s Treats Fort Worth: Your favorite warm cookie delivery shop will open a Fort Worth location in April located on W. 7th.

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

Chili, chocolate and cooking classes- has any alliteration ever sounded so tasty? Get your fill of all three plus much more in DFW this week.


Tuesday, Feb. 3:

Bisous Bisous Patisserie: The West Village shop specializing in macarons and pastries opens today.


Easy But Impressive Chocolate Desserts: Central Market’s Lover’s Ln. location invites you to try three chocolate desserts developed using simple techniques that produce sensational flavors. Chocolatier Alice Medrich presents Chocolate Budini Sundaes, a Chocolate Tweed Torte, and Mayas Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake.


Wednesday, Feb. 4:

Sommelier for a DayIII Forks wants you to help them choose a featured Merlot for the month of February. The night includes wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres.


Winter Chef’s Table Wine Dinner: Bridge Bistro and chef Eric Shelton, the Chef de Cuisine at Cafe Momentum, invite you to a wine-paired dinner. The menu includes a poached shrimp and pearled cous cous salas, panko fried braised pork shoulder, roasted salmon, and a grape and wine poached pear all paired with decadent wines.


Thursday, Feb. 5:

First Thursdays at The Joule: The Joule is kicking off the month with live music along with a happy hour and complimentary bar bites from 6-8pm. Valet will be free.


Friday, Feb. 6:

Chocolate Crawl: Have your pre-Vaneltine’s chocolate cravings satisfied with a chocolate crawl through Central Market’s Lovers Ln. location. This self-navigated tour will indulge your sweet tooth with a variety of the world’s finest premium chocolates and chocolate items throughout the store.


The Great Northwest Wine Tasting: 12 wines from our country’s northwestern states will be available for tasting at Pappas Bros. You’ll be joined by Master Sommelier Barbara Werley who will guide you through the tasting experience.


Saturday, Feb. 7:

Cooking Classes at Dallas Farmers Market: The Winter Session of classes continues Saturday with Samir Dhurandhar & Will Larsen of Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse. The theme is “Lobster, Chicken of the Sea”


Hot Chocolate 15k/5k: Head to Fair Park with 14,000 of your closest friends to run a 5k or 15k that ends with chocolate at the finish line. It’s also a chance to raise some money for charity.


Sunday, Feb. 8: 

1st Annual Dallas Craft Beer Chili Bowl: From noon to 5pm, LUCK at Trinity Groves will host a beer-infused chili competition featuring teams from Bishop Cider Company, Community Beer CompanyDeep Ellum Brewing Company, Four Corners Brewing, Haus of GrowlersLakewood Brewing, and Texas Ale Project. The event will benefit North Texas Food Bank.


Modmarket Cooking Demonstrations: Help welcome the restaurant to their newest location at Preston Hollow Village with a free farm fresh cooking demonstration. Chef Nate will show you how to create some of their popular breakfast, lunch, and dinner items and let you sample them all.



The Back 9: After a few days of repainting and remodeling, the Addison spot opened back up with some surprise additions to their menu.


Dugg Burger: Casa Linda will get a new spin on burgers when this spot opens in February. Dugg Burger diggs our the top portion of the bun, fills it with toppings of your choice, then adds and fresh, hot patty for the ultimate customized burger.


Public School 214: West Village’s newest gastropub opened its doors Thursday, Jan. 28. Don’t forget, they’re also planning to open Public School 972 in Addison in fall 2015.


Shell Shack: Plano seafood lovers rejoice, Shell Shack plans to open a second location at Park and the Tollway in March. The first location is in Uptown on McKinney Ave.


ZaLat: Owner Khanh Nguyen of DaLat, the Vietnamese comfort food restaurant on Fitzhugh, plans to open a late night pizza spot right next door. It should open some time in February and will also deliver.


Image via 1st Annual Dallas Craft Beer Chili Bowl Facebook page