This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This week’s events are all about beer, but if you like burritos, Girl Scout cookies, and Russian festivals we have some options for those, too! Don’t forget to check up on the latest openings and closings as well.


Tuesday, Jan. 27:

Buy Sofritas, Get a Free Chipotle Burrito: Head to your nearest Chipotle where a purchase of sofritas will get you a free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos on your next visit through Feb. 28.


Vertskebap: The Austin-based kebap restaurant opened in Addison in October of 2014 and the Preston Hollow Village location opens today. Stop by for authentic kebaps, which are similar to panini sandwiches with meats, vegetables, and yogurt-based sauces. The Grand Opening will be held Saturday, Jan. 31 and will feature one free entreé per guest.


Wednesday, Jan. 28:

Community Beer Company Pint Night: Head to Greenville Bar & Grill for a pint night featuring the Community Mosaic IPA. Keep the glass when you buy the pint!


Lakewood Sin Mint and Girl Scout Cookie Pint Night at Luck: Get a taste of Lakewood Brewing Company’s latest creation, Sin Mint, at Luck in Trinity Groves. A special Girl Scout Cookie Beer Pairing Flight will also be available.


Friday, Jan. 30:

Russian Winter Festival: The annual celebration runs from Friday to Saturday but begins Friday at 7pm in an ice pavilion at Hotel St. Germain. Offerings include an ice bar and a multi-course Russian and Eastern European-inspired dinner paired with vodka. Contact Hotel St. Germain for reservations.


Wine Dinner at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse: The owner of Napa Valley’s Keenan Wine will be at the steakhouse for a three-course, wine-paired dinner. Offerings include various red and white wines paired with pan-seared swordfish, dry-aged lamp chops, a Strip Loin tasting with roasted vegetables and a potato puree, and a mocha parfait for dessert.


Saturday, Jan. 31:

Community Beer Company Beer School: Head Brewer Jamie Fulton will guide you through all you need to know about beer on the last Saturday of the month. This month’s curriculum includes a history of beer, beer styles & samples, tasting techniques, brewing process, private tour and more!


Cooking Classes at Dallas Farmers Market: The Winter Session of classes continues Saturday with chef Hugh Steward of Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill. The theme is “Texas Kobe Beef.”


Saturday Brewery Tour at Deep Ellum Brewery: Every Saturday from noon to 3pm, pay just $15 at the door for a DEBC pint glass, three beers, and a live music. There are always food trucks onsite as well.


Sunday, Feb. 1:

It’s Super Bowl Sunday!! Just about any sports-loving spot with TV’s will be showing the game and most are running specials on wings, beer, and other game day treats.



Bijoux: The Inwood Village restaurant will close on February 28 after eight and a half years of service.


Kin Kin Urban Thai: A fresh take on traditional Thai will be available in the former location of Cyclone Anaya’s on Oak Lawn in March or April. A Fort Worth location in West 7th is set to open in February and one at Preston Forest is expected to open this summer.


Oak: The restaurant’s chef, Brian Zenner, will leave the restaurant and will be replaced by John Tesar, of Knife and formerly of Spoon, in February. The menu is expected to be a union of Tesar’s creations at Rosewood Mansion and Spoon.


Pints & Quarts: A new burger joint will be opened by Midsmith owner Brooke Humphries on the corner of Ross & Greenville Ave. in April. It will have a “vintage gas station vibe” and sell quality fast casual burgers and flat top dogs all under $10.


Quesa: A new Mexican restaurant is coming to Cedar Springs at the beginning of February in the old Nuvo location. Expect authentic street food a la Mexico City and a full bar.


Time Out Tavern: The sports tavern on Lovers, lovingly called The TOT, has been sold by original owner Kevin McCormack to Aaron Saginaw. Saginaw has worked at The TOT for nearly ten years.


This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

Get your New Year’s resolution cheat-day in this week with amazing offerings like wine and beer dinners, annual parties, and a 5k sponsored by doughnuts. Plus, get the scoop on the latest restaurant openings and closings.


Tuesday, Jan. 20:

Shinsei Odette Estate Wine Dinner: Join winemaker Jeff Owen and chef Kent Rathbun for the exclusive release party for Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and a five-course dinner. Reservations can be made by calling 214-352-0005.


Community Beer Co. 2 Year Anniversary Dinner: LUCK in Trinity Groves will host a beer-paired dinner in celebration of the brewery’s second anniversary. The menu includes a beet and parsnip soup, smoked salmon, osso bucco pork shanks, and a sticky toffee pudding cake.


Thursday, Jan. 22:

The Grape Come-As-You-Are Wine Dinner: The first wine dinner of 2015 will feature a sampling of wines from Bordeaux, France and a three-course dinner.


Friday, Jan. 23:

National Pie Day: Celebrate this wonderful day at one of Ebby’s favorite spots, Norma’s Cafe, where you’ll get a free slice of pie after dining in the restaurant.


ZestFest 2015: The 10th-Annual fest indulging “Texans who appreciate the hotter things in life” will be held at the Irving Convention Center. ZestFest brings together the spiciest exhibitors and products from around the country for one sizzling weekend.


Saturday, Jan 24:

3rd-Annual Hypnotic Donut Dash: Merge your love of running with your love of donuts during this 5k and/or one mile fun run event held at Fair Park. There will be donut hole stations along the course, a live DJ, free beer for those of age, and much more!


Community Beer Company Second Anniversary: Join Community Beer Co. in the celebration of their two-year anniversary, the 15 beers they’ve released, and the more than 20 awards they have won. There will be a special 2-year anniversary beer, 11 beer stations, 2 live bands, food trucks, and more.


Cooking Classes at Dallas Farmers Market: The Winter Session of classes returns Saturday with chef Dan Landsberg of Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa. The theme is a “New Perspective to Winter Veggies.”


Dallas Brew Bus Tour: Spend your Saturday sampling beer from Cobra, Four Corners, and get access to the Community Beer Co. Second Anniversary Party. You’ll learn a lot, drink a lot, and get a commemorative glass. A snack from LUCK and food trucks will also be available.


Sunday, Jan. 25:

One-Pot Chili Challenge: FireWheel Brewing Co. will hold the first-annual event that challenges you to a one-pot chili competition. Check out the rules and prizes by clicking the link.



Barter: The Uptown restaurant on McKinney Ave. shut its doors this weekend.


Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.: A restaurant dedicated to perfecting the grilled cheese opened yesterday in Bishop Arts. You can dine on everything from a fried bologna grilled cheese and olive, feta, and grape tomato skewers to tomato soup and salads.


Patrizio: With a set closure at its current location in HP Village in February, the Italian restaurant plans to take over Barter’s former space on McKinney Ave. in March. Additional locations exist in Highland Village, Fairview, Plano, and Southlake.


TM Wine Club: Texas Monthly has been a go-to for tastes of the Lone Star state and now it’s trying its hand at wine. This club will ship the best in Texas wines to your home on a quarterly basis.


Winslow’s: In late February, Oak Lawn/Cedar Springs Rd. will have a new casual breakfast, coffee, and wine spot. It will serve everything from cappuccinos, juice, and egg sandwiches to wood-fired pizza, craft cocktails, and wine. If you’re thinking this sounds like an expansion upon Fort Worth’s Winslow’s Wine Cafe, you’re correct.


Yolk: One Arts Plaza’s latest restaurant officially opened this morning. They will serve creative breakfast and lunch items, specialty juices and their own private label of premium coffee. The menu features benedicts, five-egg omelets, French toast, Nutella crepes, burgers and plenty more. The restaurant also has locations in Chicago and Indiana.


Image via Norma’s Cafe Facebook page

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

Take a cooking class, celebrate, and eat and drink for a good cause this week in DFW. Plus, look out for new openings and closings around the area.


Tuesday, Jan. 13:

Death & Co. Book Party at Midnight Rambler: Dave Kaplan and Alex Day, the owners of Death & Co., a well-known New York bar, and authors of “Death & Co.: Modern Classic Cocktails,” will host a booze-filled night at Midnight Rambler. One ticket gets you a copy of the book and endless drinks from 6-9pm.


From Our Family to Yours at Goodfriend: Now through Sunday, Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House will host daily special events benefiting The Family Place. There will be tappings of Widmer Brothers Brewing & Red Hook Brewing beers and raffles for special prizes.


Rahr & Sons Pint Night at Luck: Head over to Trinity Groves for a pint night featuring the brewery’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer. If you get there early you can take home your own BBAWW tulip glass.


Sundown at Granada’s Three-Year Anniversary Kale & Ale: In celebration of another successful year, the Greenville Ave. restaurant is offering $2 bottled beer and 1/2-price salads all day through Thursday in addition to their regular specials.


Wednesday, Jan. 14:

Rodeo Goat Ice House: After success in Fort Worth, the burger-focused restaurant will open a location in Dallas’ Design District.


Speed Rack Dallas at Life: The Deep Ellum spot will host its first-ever Speed Rack competition, an all-female speed-bartending tournament that benefits breast cancer. 21 of the areas top female bartenders will compete in timed heats for the title of “Miss Speed Rack Dallas.” This winner will go on to the national final in New York in June.


Thursday, Jan. 15:

Deep Ellum Wine Walk: 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 have the opportunity to win several grand prizes. Each destination on the tour will feature wine samplings.


Friday, Jan. 16:

Exotic Mushroom Dinner at Grace: This six-course, wine-paired dinner will feature a menu that highlights a variety of wild, foraged and cultivated mushrooms from around the states.


Sunday, Jan. 18:

Cooking Class with Chef Blythe Beck: The Kitchen LTO chef is hosting a “Naughty 101” cooking class featuring swanky southern cooking and wine pairings.



Ace’s Ice House & Chop Shop: Frisco has a new spot offering a Texas-style menu alongside southern hospitality.


Back Home Barbecue: In February, the owners of Company Cafe plan to open a drive-thru on Ross Ave. in East Dallas featuring barbecue, mac and cheese, and beer. The majority of the offerings will be gluten free and there will be some inside dining space.


Cyclone Anaya’s: The Oak Lawn restaurant closed its doors on January 9.


Filament: FT33’s Matt McCallister will open a new, Southern-style restaurant in Deep Ellum in spring 2015. Expect a more casual experience than FT33 but a similar style and approach to seasonal offerings.


Tacodeli: The popular Austin-based taqueria will open up its first location in Dallas in June at Sylvan Thirty. The menu offers a variety of taco as well as soups, salads and breakfast tacos.


Image via Sundown Facebook page

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

We have some huge announcements for the future of restaurants in 2015, but while you wait, check out a few awesome food and drink-centric events going on this week.


Tuesday, Jan. 6:

Kitchen LTO: Chef Blythe Beck is back by popular demand. After major backing from social media fans, the chef will remain at her executive position at Kitchen LTO for another four months. Stop by and see what all the hype is about today when she debuts new lunch and dinner menus including mini beer-battered corn dogs, champagne brie bisque, garlic shrimp with jalapeño bacon cheddar grits, chicken fried quail and waffles and more.


Rahr & Son’s Pint Night: The Gingerman Fort Worth and Southlake will host pint nights on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Both will feature Rahr’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer and you’ll get a limited edition BBAWW tulip glass.


Wednesday, Jan. 7:

Lakewood Brewing Tapping at Bottle Shop: The brewery’s newest additions, the 2014 Bourbon Barrel Temptress and Sin Mint, both imperial milk stouts, will be on tap at Greenville Ave’s WBC Bottle Shop. Join in the celebration and get a free glass.


Thursday, Jan. 8:

Henderson Avenue Country Club Grand Opening: At the beginning of December, we reported that this honky-tonk joint would open in January and now the time is upon us. Celebrate with brisket, catfish, smoked quail, habanero cheddar grits and more, plus craft cocktails, beer, and music by Texas artists.


Saturday, Jan. 10:

3rd-Annual Chocolate Momentum Tour: Does it get better than eating chocolate for a good cause? Taste treats from Kate Weiser Chocolate, Village Baking Company, Isabelly’s Sweet Treats and others during this event brought to you by Dallas Bites Food Tours. You get all of this, including transportation, a tour guide, and food and beverage samples for just $39. A portion of each ticket benefits Cafe Momentum and its dedication to at-risk youth.


Sunday, Jan. 11:

Taste of the Championship: Local top chefs are getting in on the celebration of the first College Football National Championship, which comes to North Texas January 12. 18 chefs and 10 former NFL and college legends, including Tim Brown, Larry Brown, Tony Dorsett, Randy White and more, will be at the Irving Convention Center. Proceeds benefit the College Football Playoff Foundation and North Texas Food Bank.



East Hampton Sandwich Co.: Owner and Dallas-native, Hunter Pond made the Forbes 2015 30 Under 30 List in Food & Wine.


Ida Claire: The restaurant group Fork It Over- think Velvet Taco, Whiskey Cake and Mexican Sugar- are planning to open a “Southern gastropub” in Addison early next summer. Expect twists on southern classics, beautiful cocktails, and Southern hospitality with a rebellious side.


Grip Mediterranean Grill & Ali Baba: The Preston Center Mediterranean restaurant has closed its doors. This coincided with the closing of its sibling restaurant Ali Baba in Lakewood.


Patina Green Home and Market: The McKinney gourmet sandwich shop will begin dinner service in April after it undergoes a remodel. Dinner menu items will rotate on a weekly basis.


Remedy: Greenville Ave’s newest restaurant opened last Friday, Jan. 2nd. We’ve been waiting for this one for a while and we’ve heard great things! Head over for a fish sandwich, homemade pimento cheese and buttermilk biscuits, hushpuppies, “The Bob Sundae” with dark chocolate ice cream, caramel, potato chips and salt, and more.


Smoke Plano: The guys behind the popular barbecue spot in Oak Cliff plan to open a second location in West Plano by the end of 2015.


Snap Kitchen Addison: Yesterday, Jan. 5, Addison became Snap’s fifth Dallas location. Snap Kitchen is dedicated to healthy grab-and-go options and also offers healthy pre-packaged meals.


Snuffer’s Addison: The iconic burger and cheese-fry restaurant hopes to open doors at an Addison location in spring 2015.


Spoon: John Tesar will close the restaurant and move it to a new location to open in January 2016. After experiencing extraordinary success recently, Tesar plans to form his own company and open Spoon in a hotel setting. He’s also planning to open an Italian restaurant named Fork in spring 2015.


Taqueria La Ventana: The owner of Mesa Maya and El Fenix is planning a “casual taco” concept to open by late spring 2015.


Image via Henderson Avenue Country Club Facebook page

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

With the holidays upon us, food and drink-centric events are dwindling but there are still a few very exciting opportunities for fun this week. Check them out as well as our latest update on openings and closings in DFW.


Tuesday, Dec. 16:

Francophile Wine Dinner at Bolsa: Enjoy four French wines paired with four courses. The menu includes a brussel leaves salad with pork belly, little neck clams, truffled potatoes, a poudine chameour and more.


Wednesday, Dec. 17:

Sparkling Wine Class at Whole Foods: The Preston Center Whole Foods is hosting a Break Out the Bubbly tasting of the market’s finest sparking wines. This free class will teach you how to perfectly pair your popped bottles at your upcoming holiday parties.


Thursday, Dec. 18:

Deep Ellum Wine Walk: 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 have the opportunity to win several grand prizes. Each destination on the tour will feature wine samplings.


Saturday, Dec. 20:

Sandwiches for SoupMobile:Bring at least one loaf of bread, a package of sliced cheese, and a package of bologna along with food prep gloves, baggies and mustard and spend your morning making some sandwiches for the hungry. This wonderful cause takes place every third Saturday of every month at 10am in Deep Ellum at 2803 Taylor Street.


Treats of Christmas at NorthPark: The ultimate holiday bake sale, presented by the Texas Chefs Association, will be held from 10am to 7pm. Local chefs will present an assortment of gourmet cakes, sweets, pies and cookies for sale benefitting the North Texas Food Bank‘s Cooking Matters.



Al’s Italian Beef: In January 2015, this Chicago restaurant known for their delicious sandwiches will open its first Texas location in Addison, with at least 5 more expected to open throughout the year.


Balls Hamburgers: The second and final location of Balls Hamburgers at Northwest Highway has closed after losing its lease.


Driftwood: The Oak Cliff restaurant has officially closed its doors.


Messina Hof Winery: One of the first full wineries on tap in Texas opened Friday, Dec. 12 in Grapevine.


Paul Martin’s American Grill: The Turtle Creek neighborhood will get Texas’ first location of Paul Fleming’s restaurant at the corner of Oak Lawn and Blackburn. The menu features a rotation of American classics based solely on peak-of-season ingredients. You can also expect an extensive wine selection when the location opens in 2015.


Image via NorthPark website

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Anniversaries, beer and wine-paired dinners, and a slew of new restaurant openings highlight this edition of Food & Beverage News. Find out where to eat and drink this week plus get the scoop on DFW’s hottest new spots.


Tuesday, Dec. 9:

The Grape & Community Beer Co. Dinner: This is The Grape’s last event of the year. The restaurant promises a fun night and a four-course, beer-paired dinner featuring Community Beer Company.


Thursday, Dec. 11:

Capitol Pub Anniversary Party: Join the Henderson Ave. pub in celebrating 7 years of business with half-priced draughts, $5 cocktails, complimentary Capitol Punch and half-priced pizza. There will also be a photo booth and music from DJ Mike Roos beginning at 9pm.


A Chanukah & 18th Birthday Party for Shmaltz Brewing CompanyGoodfriend beer garden and burger house will host a celebration including live music and flights featuring Schmalts ales.


Pyramid Champagne Dinner: Savor a four-course menu including pork belly, monkfish, manchego cheesecake and more paired with decadent champagnes like Ruinart Rose and Veuve Cliquot Vintage.


Friday, Dec. 12:

Penfolds Wine Dinner at Ser Steak + Spirits: A six-course dinner will feature ahi tuna toro, venison loin, charred New York Strip and more paired with wines from Penfolds, named Australian Wine Producer of the Year at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.


Saturday, Dec. 13:

Cheesy Sweater, Free Burrito: Chipotle chains across Texas invite you to stop by in your cheesiest holiday sweater and in return they’ll give you a buy on get one free deal on burritos, burrito bowls, salads, and tacos.


Lakewood Brewing Company BBT14 Release Party & Tour: The brewery’s popular imperial milk stout, Bourbon Barrel Temptress, which has been aged in oak bourbon barrels is back for a limited time. Head to the brewery to celebrate its return with samplings, live music, and food by KB’s Brats.


Rabbit Hole Brewing “Hole New Year” Anniversary Party: Celebrate a year of great beer with the whole Rabbit Hole team at their brewery in Justin, TX. The party includes the release of their limited-edition New Year’s beer, Hole Lang Syne, as well as a sampling of other limited edition and regular beers, brisket sandwiches, and live music.


Truck Yard’s Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Competition: An ugly sweater contest, warm winter cocktails, and Little Santa are just a few of the things you can expect at this unique holiday celebration in Lower Greenville.


Sunday, Dec. 14

Lakewood Brewing Company’s BBT Week: After the release party, the brewery will continue celebrating their Bourbon Barrel Temptress with a week of parties beginning Sunday at Goodfriend beer garden and burger house. Each day will feature the new BBT alongside a vintage Temptress from the past.



Boom Juice: The first permanent location of the cold-pressed juice bar will open this month at Sylvan | Thirty.


El Bolero: The minds behind Oak and Pakpoa are planing a new restaurant in the Design District to open in early 2015. It will serve up Mexican food with authentic, regional flavors brought to you by chef Hugo Galvan and promises and authentic atmosphere as well.


Henderson Ave. Country Club: Think cowboy boots and guitars, not golf clubs and violins. When this honky-tonk joint opens in January it will offer smoked meats, cornmeal-crusted catfish and more alongside your favorite country tunes.


Old Chicago: Stop in Mockingbird Station‘s newest restaurant, which officially opened on Monday, for delicious pizzas, fresh salads and more.


The Market Hall: This California-based grocery store/specialty food concept plans to open in Addison by spring 2015. Expect prepared foods, fresh meats and seafood, locally sourced produce, spirits, and its own restaurant.


Uchi: This Austin-based Japanese restaurant is set to open in early 2015 on Maple Ave. in Uptown.

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

From wine-paired dinners to a gingerbread house workshop, there’s something for everyone to get excited about this week in DFW. If you’re unable to attend the events, we also have exciting news about restaurant openings and expansions.


Tuesday, Dec. 2:

Celebrity Bartender: Hunter, with Prairie Wolf Vodka, will be at Grace mixing up cocktails to benefit Children’s Cancer Fund. There will be complimentary light passed appetizers and a cash bar.


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


Holiday Wine Experience with Jean-Charles Boisset: The Dallas Arboretum’s DeGolyer Estate will host this special tasting featuring wines from Boisset’s collection of iconic wineries paired with gourmet dishes.


Social House’s 25 Days of Social: Every Tuesday, bring 2 canned goods to donate and receive a free appetizer of your choice in support of North Texas Food Bank.


Wrath Wine Dinner at Canary: Chef Gorji and Claire Marlin, Managing Director of Wrath Wines, bring you a four-course steak & seafood, wine-paired dinner. 15% of the proceeds will be donated to Laidley’s Ladies Foundation, which is dedicated to helping under-funded families received breast cancer care.


Wednesday, Dec. 3:

Women and Wine: Grace’s weekly event will feature three Burgundy wine tastings paired with light bites from Chef Blaine.


Thursday, Dec. 4:

To V or Not to V Holiday Cooking Class: Create a plant or animal-based traditional dinner that is sure to please every picky eater at your next holiday party.


Friday, Dec. 5:

Repeal Day Drink Deals: On December 5, 1933, Prohibition was put to an end in the U.S. In celebration of the anniversary of this historic day, several bars in D-FW are hosting drink specials.


Wassail Fest: The Denton Main Street Association presents a free festival on Friday and Saturday. This event will expand on the annual Denton Holiday Lighting Festival that takes place on Friday. There will be tastings, door prizes, and live performing arts and music.


Saturday, Dec. 6:

Gingerbread House Workshop: The bakery team at Whole Foods at Park Lane’s will host their annual Gingerbread House Workshop that includes one pre-assembled house, icing, and edible embellishments to create your own holiday home.


Pancakes with Santa: Head to McKinney Fire Station No. 5 for the annual event that helps benefit firefighters and their families in times of need.


White Rock Local Market Holiday Extravaganza: The 6th-annual event will feature 60 of the best local artists, farmers and food artisans. It’s being held at Lakeside Baptist Church on Garland Rd. and there will also be live music.




Bisous Bisous Patisserie: West Village will have it’s own French bakery in January. Cue macrons, éclairs and croissants.


Chef Graham Dodds: The Hibiscus chef will have the esteemed honor of cooking dinner at the James Beard House in New York City on January 31.


DiDi’s Tamale Diner: Trinity Groves‘ latest concept opened last week in the form of a tequila bar and tamale restaurant.


Harvest House: The minds behind the annual Harvest Fest in Denton will open their own bar in March 2015. Expect a beer garden, fresh veggies growing out back, coffee, juice, smoothies, beer, and cocktails. They also plan to hold live concerts.


Loca Luna: A new Tex-Mex restaurant has opened next door to the Galleria on Alpha Road. The menu features house-made salsas, enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, chicken in mole poblano and more.


Sfuzzi Pizzeria Romana:  Expect the New-York-Italian-American menu items at appeared on the original Sfuzzi menu to make a return when this new concept opens in the Dallas Design District mid-December.


Shell Shack Plano: The McKinney Ave. seafood joint will open a second location at the southwest corner of Park Lane and the tollway in spring 2015.


TNT Tacos and Tequila: The Quadrangle in Uptown Dallas has a new restaurant featuring a unique variety of tacos and plenty of tequila. They will also be serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This week in DFW is all about anniversary celebrations and fabulous beer and wine-paired dinners. Plus, check out new restaurant openings and closings.


Tuesday, Nov. 18:

Chipotle Benefit for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children: Grab any meal at a Dallas-area Chipotle today and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the hospital.


Rahr & Sons Beer Dinner at AF+B: A four-course, beer-paired dinner will be served at the Fort Worth restaurant beginning at 6:30. Courses include crispy pork rillete with a brussels sprout chow chow, wood-grilled cobia with clams, braised beef cheeks with farro and a pumpkin cake with haute goat cheese.


Wednesday, Nov. 19:

Eat Meat, Drink Buffalo: Kent Rathbun, Buffulo Trace Distillery and Eddie “Lucky” Campbell are joining forces to bring you a four-course, bourbon-paired dinner. It will be held at the Filter Building on White Rock Lake from 6:30 to 10pm. Email for reservations.


Thursday, Nov. 20:

Deep Ellum Wine Walk: What could be better than a night of wine and shopping in Deep Ellum? The Deep Ellum Community Association and Deep Ellum merchants invite you to enjoy wine samplings and explore neighborhood shops. It costs $5 and takes place every third Thursday of the month from 5 to 8pm.


Grapevine Craft Brewery Year of Beer: Help this local brewery celebrate their 1-year anniversary with 10 different beers, live music, door prizes, food pairings, and more.


Oysters and Champagne Thursday at Proof+Pantry: This is the second-to-last Thursday to enjoy oysters and French champagne at very special prices. Get in on the fun with Ruinart champagne and East Coast oysters.


Three Sticks Wine Dinner at Grace: A five-course meal paired with wines out of Sonoma County will be served beginning with a reception at 6:30pm. Dinner begins at 7 and includes veal tortellini, pork short rib, pear and smoked blue crostada and more.


Friday, Nov. 21:

Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival: The 31st-annual, French-inspired event will be held at the Irving Convention Center this weekend. Your ticket includes a commemorative wine glass, food tastings, French and American wine and craft beer tastings, live entertainment, a silent auction and more.


Rahr & Sons 10th Anniversary VIP Progressive Beer Dinner: Head to the brewery for a VIP night featuring rare beer and pairing stations including artisan cheeses, hot appetizers, and whole roast hog. There will also be live music performed by High School Caesar throughout the evening.


Saturday, Nov. 22:

Chefs at the Market Cooking Class: This week’s class will be held by Chef Joanne Bondy of Stocks & Bondy under the theme of Maple Syrup: The Grading Truth– Sweet and Savory.


Rahr & Sons 10th Anniversary Celebration: Round out the weekend’s celebrations with the brewery with an extended tour and tasting event featuring more than 30 rare beers for tasting. Your ticket gets you a collectible glass, live music from Big Mike’s Box of Rock, and the opportunity to customize a commemorative t-shirt and eat from some of your favorite local food trucks.



EZ Dude and Cepage 2820: EZ Dude BBQ in Deep Ellum has closed and will be replaced by a French Bistro called Cepage 2820. Expect French staples like rabbit, French onion soup and croque madam. Cepage is scheduled to open by Spring 2015.


Mesero Miguel: The Henderson Ave. spot owned by Mico Rodriguez will reopen on Thursday, Nov. 20 under a new name, Mesero. Rodriguez currently owns Mr. Mesero on Mckinney Ave. and the original Mesero in Inwood Village.


Olivella’s Updated Menu: New additions include a cheese dip with house-made bread; a sausage, gorgonzola and tomato sauce antipasta plate; a prosciutto and blue cheese pizza roll antipasta plate; a chicken piccata pasta; and a peanut butter and Nutella panini.


Reverie Bakeshop: The Richardson bakery has debuted a vegan and gluten-free take on the popular Samoa Girl Scout cookie.


Underground Indian: Downtown Dallas now has a new Indian food option located in the 1700 Pacific building’s food court.


Image via Grapevine Brewery Facebook Event

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This week is filled with tours, tastings, and lots of exciting news about openings in the restaurant community.


Tuesday, Nov. 11:

Bolsa Rum Dinner: Enjoy a four-course dinner paired with Diplomatico Rum selections beginning at 6pm.


Scotch & Sausage First Ladies Day: Ladies can enjoy half price food and drinks all day and night at the Oak Lawn spot every Tuesday beginning today.


Wednesday, Nov. 12:

Caddy Run from the Cadillac Pizza Pub: Every Wednesday through Nov. 19, go for a 2-3 mile run through historic downtown McKinney that ends with beer specials and pizza.


Rahr & Sons Brewery Tour and Tasting: Head to the Fort Worth brewery for a tour and beer tasting. You’ll received a pint glass and three beer samples for the price of admission.


Wine Down Wednesday: Visit the Mokara Spa at the Omni Fort Worth for a cocktail and a 50-minute spa treatment of your choice.


Thursday, Nov. 13:

Pinot Noir Tasting: The Wine Poste is hosting a night focused on five varieties of Pinot Noir wines.


The Woolworth 1 Year Anniversary Celebration: Celebrate one of “Dallas’ 10 Best Cocktail Bars” with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, live music, and the unveiling of the plans for a 2nd story patio.


Friday, Nov. 14:

Holiday Tea at Taschen: The Joule is offering an additional champagne afternoon tea service in Taschen Library on Fridays and Saturdays throughout November and December.


Witherspoon Distillery Tours: Take a guided tour through the bourbon and rum distillery in Lewisville followed by a full tasting of their products.


Saturday, Nov. 15:

Chefs at the Market Cooking Class: This week’s class will be held by Chefs Braden at Yasmin Wages of Malai Kitchen. The theme is Into the Thai/Vietnamese Kitchen.


Dallas Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival: Step back in time and take part in this traveling speakeasy show presented by Breitling Energy. This 3rd annual festival, held at Centennial Hall at Fair Park, will have live music and libations that will have you dancing the night away.


Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Tasting Tour: Every Saturday the Deep Ellum brewery hosts live music, food trucks and tours. Admissions includes 1 pint DEBC pint glass and three beer samples.


Gluten and Allergen Free Expo: Saturday and Sunday from 9am-3pm, partake in the premiere gluten and allergen free event in the US with vendors sampling and selling products at Dallas Market Center. There will be a dedicated peanut/nut-free section and free lifestyle classes.


Sunday, Nov. 16:

Meat Fight: Held in the old, green warehouse in Trinity Groves, this year’s fight will see four teams of chefs compete for the most important trophies in Texas BBQ history. 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to the National MS Society.


Prime Pair Sundays at Del Frisco’s: Every Sunday, at both DFW locations, enjoy your choice of salad, side and an 8oz. filet paired with the steakhouse’s signature crab cake, BBQ spiced shrimp or lemon garlic scallops.


All Week:

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



Clark Food & Wine Co.: A couple of weeks ago the newest addition to the Lower Greenville restaurant scene opened its doors in the space formerly occupied by Billiard Bar. Expect shared plates, smoked meats, flatbreads, four rotating wines on tap and much more.


DFW International Airport: Two days ago DFW International was ranked the #1 airport in the US for food and drink by Thrillist.


Fresh Market: The North-Carolina based gourmet grocery store will open its doors in East Dallas on December 3. Expect a quaint, well-organized atmosphere, chef-prepared foods case, high-end cheeses and meats, and a hint of something sugary alongside many of your favorite brands. This is the first of four DFW locations. Southlake Park Village, Turtle Creek Village, and WestBend shopping center in Fort Worth also have stores coming soon.


Magnolia Cheese Co.: The Fort Worth cheese shop has closed its doors with plans to reopen as a neighborhood market in early 2015 under a new name, “Magnolia Market & Cheese Company.”


Neighborhood Services: The Lovers Lane-favorite now has a branch in Addison and Village on the Parkway.


Pat’s & Mike’s: Yesterday the original owner of Snuffer’s, Pat Snuffer, opened a new restaurant at Preston and Frankford. In addition to tasty burgers, you can also expect to find stone oven baked pizzas, roast brisket, stuffed baked potatoes and more.


Thanksgiving Pre-Order: Check this list for the best places from which to order your Thanksgiving meals. And, if you feel like dining out, there are options for that, too.


Image via The Joule

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

Enjoy chilly fall temperatures this week and weekend with beer-filled events and plenty of baked goods!


Wednesday, Nov. 5:

Lazaranda 3rd Anniversary: Celebrations will take place on Friday and Saturday this weekend. Friday, join chef Antonio Marques for a five-course, tequila-paired dinner. Saturday, the restaurant will hold a party featuring special prices on house margaritas, Dos Equis, rib-eye tacos and more.


NTX Beer Week: North Texas Beer Week runs through Sunday, Nov. 9 and includes tons of events all over DFW. Find the guide to these events by clicking the link.


Thursday, Nov. 6:

Lower Greenville Block Party: The Bottle Shop will host a night of special tappings and rare brews at The LibertineThe Blind Butcher and Truck Yard featuring Revolver Brewing.


Friday, Nov. 7:

2nd-Annual Coffee and Pie, Oh My!: Slow Food Dallas presents their annual fall fundraiser featuring Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters and Emporium Pies. Try some pie and BYO-Mug for hand-poured coffee for a good cause.


NTX Beer Week Brewer’s Ball: Take part in an intimate evening of food and frivolity with craft beer’s most distinguished at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. The event includes 40 breweries and 11 of Dallas’ most exciting restaurants.


Saturday, Nov. 8:

Chefs at the Market Cooking Class: This week’s class will be held by Chef Jason West of Steel Restaurant & Lounge. The theme is a pan-Asian dinner in Autumn.


Pop-Up Celebrity Pastry Chef Bake Sale: Chef Nicolas Blouin and Empire Baking Company are hosting a pop-up that will give 100% of the proceeds to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. You’ll be able to purchase French-inspired creations until 2pm- or until they’re sold out.


Sunday, Nov. 9:

Café Momentum Pop-Up Dinner: This is the final dinner at The Joule Hotel before Café Momentum opens its doors in December. The event features an all-star cast of chefs and will be held on the rooftop terrace.


2014 Pie Contest: Whether you like to bake pies or eats pies, you should head to the 6th-Annual Pie Contest held by Vickery Meadow Local Market at Half Price Books. Enter your winning pies by Nov. 7.


The Texas Chefs Association Chili Confrontation: Round out NTX Beer Week at Four Corners Brewing where professionals and non-professionals will compete in a chili cook-off.




Ascension: The Design District coffee joint is planning to open a second branch in spring of 2015. Located at the Crescent, the space will be much larger but will have a similar menu serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Del Frisco’s: The flagship steakhouse location in North Dallas will relocate after 20 years to Uptown Dallas. It’s slated to open in 2016 at McKinney and Olive.


Jasper’s: Kent Rathbun is planning a fourth branch of the restaurant in Richardson that is scheduled to open in summer 2015.


Yard House: This “upscale-casual eatery known for great food, classic rock music and 130-250 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales and lagers” opened in Addison last week on Belt Line.


Image via Empire Baking Company Facebook