This Week in Food & Beverage News

This week in food & beverage news

Another week in D-FW, another list of awesome events to try to squeeze onto your calendar. This week is filled with boozy dinners, free ice-cream, and a free outdoor movie! Plus, we’ve got some news about exciting restaurant openings and one sad closing.



Grapes & Grease Dinner: Bird Cafe is hosting a four-course dinner in downtown Fort Worth with fried food and bubbly beverages. The event begins at 5 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, June 18.


Blind Me, Wine Me Dinner: A blind wine tasting and a fabulous dinner will be provided with the help of sommelier Ryan Tedder, Moet Hennessey wines, and Chef Blaine Staniford. The event begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 and will be held at Grace in Fort Worth.


Brew & View: The Design District Market is hosting a night filled with food, beer, wine, and an outdoor movie. The free event takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, and features the 1953 film “The Wild One.”


Ice Cream Social: Slow Food Dallas and Garden Cafe are teaming up to support a new collaboration between Slow Food and Skyline High School’s culinary department. This event, which was recently rescheduled, will be help from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 20.


Dallas Wine Opener: Sip wines from domestic and international wineries, sample food from tasting stations, and give to silent and live auctions all in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Held by Variant Commercial Real Estate, this event takes place Friday night and also includes live music.


20th Annual Pajama Party: Say it with us, free ice cream! Saturday, June 21, wear your pajamas to Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream and you’ll get one free quart of delicious homemade ice cream. All of the servers will be cancer survivors and all tips will be donated to the American Cancer Society.


Best Little Brewfest in Texas: Head to Old Town Lewisville Saturday at 3 p.m. for all kinds of beer, from local craft beers to international ones. Food from local restaurants and food trucks as well as live music will be there to accompany your day of beer.



Hopdoddy Uptown: It’s just the second branch in Dallas, but the success of this growing burger joint is obvious. The newest location on McKinney Ave. is always packed and serving up delicious burgers, salads, and shakes. A third branch in Addison will open this summer.


Snap Kitchen: Jumping on the healthy, fast food bandwagon, this Austin-based concept will open four stores in Dallas by winter. The Snider Plaza and Uptown locations will open this summer with Preston Royal Village and Knox-Henderson spots following in the Fall. Think gluten-free, paleo, and eco-friendly to-go.


Jakes Hamburgers: The popular burger bar has closed down its Addison branch, the fourth D-FW branch to see its service come to an end. Never fear, you can still find your favorites in Frisco, Grapevine, Lake Highlands, Uptown, Fort Worth, and Henderson.


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An Event to Fill Your Heart & Stomach

Dude, Sweet Chocolate Benefit


If you feel like eating some great food and giving to a great cause this coming weekend, we’ve got a great event for you! Sunday, March 9, head to 3015 at Trinity Grove for the Sunday Chef Mix for great food and a great benefit.


For the price of a $50 plus a bottle of wine of your choosing, you’ll enjoy a night of fine food- from BBQ by the owners of SMOKE, to items from the grill of Nick & Sam’s, and, of course, decadent chocolate from Dude, Sweet Chocolate. (See the full array of choices above)


You’ll also enjoy music and you can participate in a silent auction that will benefit Dude, Sweet Chocolate’s sous chef, Ulysses Galvan, who is battling leukemia and is in need of a bone marrow transplant.


If you love the fabulous food that these North Texas chefs have to offer, just check out that amazing list above, and you want to help out a neighbor in need, this event will fill your stomach and your heart with joy!