Spring Home Tours Arrive in D-FW

910A0217sSpring has arrived and so have D-FW home tours.


From modern to historic, get the chance to view some of the most significant homes in the North Texas region, along with celebrating their vibrant neighborhoods and rich history.


April 3


Cochran Heights Home Tour
2 to 4 p.m.
Advance: $15; Door: $20


April 9


Fort Worth AIA Homes Tour
10 a.m. to 5 p.m (April 9 and 10)
Advance: $20; Door: $25


Park Cities Preservation and Historic Society Home Tour
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Advance: $20 (available at Park Cities Tom Thumb locations or online); Door: $25


April 10


Turtle Creek Tour of Homes
1 to 5 p.m.
Members: $50; Non-Members: $60


April 23


White Rock Home Tour
Noon to 5 p.m. (April 23 and 24)
Advance: $15; Door: $20


April 30


Hollywood Heights Home Tour
Noon to 5 p.m. (April 30 and May 1)
Advance: $15 (available at Curiosities); Door: $20


May 7 – 8


Fairmount National Historic District Annual Tour of Homes
Noon to 6 p.m. (Sat. and Sun.)
Advance: $15; Door: $20


Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sat.); Noon to 6 p.m. (Sun.)
Advance: $20; Door: $25


Photos courtesy of AIA Fort Worth and Metroplex HD Photography

This Week in Food & Beverage News

Food & Beverage News

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.




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.



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.




Image courtesy of Taste of Dallas.

This Week in Food & Beverage News





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!




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.




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.



Photo courtesy of EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

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.



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.


Image vie CultureMap Dallas

DFW Weekend Round Up (4/30-5/3)

DFW Weekend Round Up (4/30-5/3)

Today marks the beginning of the NFL Draft, but this weekend is also big for live music and culture in DFW. From DJs to country music and Broadway to Cinco de Mayo, there’s something for everyone.


If your looking for events centered around food and drink, click here.


Thursday, April 30:

Decks in the Park: Dallas’ top DJs will be at Klyde Warren Park to get you dancing under the stars. It’s family-friendly and there will be food trucks on site.


2015 Dallas Cowboys Draft Day: Today is one of the biggest days of the year for NFL football fans, the beginning of the draft. The Cowboys will hold parties for three days; Thursday and Saturday at AT&T Stadium and Friday at the Rustic.


Mayfest 2015: You’re sure to find plenty of festival food, rides, and fun at this family-friendly Fort Worth event. It goes through Sunday.


Newsises: The two-time Tony award-winning Broadway musical has made its way to Dallas. Get a look into the exciting times surrounding the 1899 New York City newsboy strike at Winspear Opera House now through May 10.


Friday, May 1:

Dwight Yoakam: The country music star will play at Gas Monkey Bar n’ Grill.


Kacey Musgraves: The country star-on-the-rise will be at Billy Bob’s.


Rangers v. Athletics: Our Texas Rangers will take on the Oakland Athletics in a three-game series through Sunday. Get out there and cheer them on!


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: Oak Cliff will host a parade complete with marching bands, costumes, floats, and more in celebration of the upcoming holiday. Afterwards, the festival will feature live music, food, drink and more.


Cottonwood Art Festival: The annual festival in Richardson will feature more than 240 artists, live music, and food and drink. Join in on the celebration through Sunday.


Lady Antebellum: Fresh from their show at the ACM Awards two weeks ago, the country group will be back in Dallas with openers Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt at Gexa Energy Pavilion.


The Who: The rock legends will make their way through Dallas on their celebrate their 50th anniversary at American Airlines Center. Opening for the group is Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.


Sunday, May 3:

Dog BowlCotton Bowl Stadium will become a haven for dog-lovers and man’s best friend for the day during this ultimate pooch party. There will be treats for dogs and humans alike.


Image via Dallas Cowboys Facebook

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

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.



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.


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

Family-Friendly Fun in DFW

Family-Friendly Fun in DFW

Want to get out this spring but can’t find anything fun that’s family-friendly? We’ve scoured our resources to create a list of activities that are exciting for every age, no matter where you live in DFW.


Don’t let the season pass you by without taking advantage of these area attractions!


Aquariums and Zoos:

Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park, Dallas

The Dallas Zoo, Dallas

Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth

Frank Buck Zoo, Gainsville

Sealife Aquarium, Grapevine



Alley Cats, Arlington

Cowtown Bowling Palace, Fort Worth

Bowl & Barrel, Dallas

Plano Super Bowl, Plano


Mini Golf:

Put-Put Fun Centers, Fort Worth and Arlington

TopGolf, Allen, Dallas, and The Colony


Museums and Libraries:

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth

Dallas Contemporary Art Museum, Dallas

Dallas Fire Fighters Museum, Dallas

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth

George Bush Library, Dallas

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth

National Scouting Museum, Irving

Perot Museum, Dallas



Dallas Arboretum, Dallas

Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth

Galaxy Drive-In, Ennis

Klyde Warren Park, Dallas

Reunion Tower, Dallas

Sundance Square, Fort Worth

Texas Discovery Gardens, Dallas


Theme and Water Attractions:

Bahama Beach Water Park, Dallas

Celebration Station, Mesquite

Dinosaur World, Glen Rose

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose

Galveston Island, Galveston

Hawaiian Fallas Water Park, Garland, Mansfield, The Colony

Hydrous Wake Park, Allen

Jump For Fun, Southlake and Flower Mound

Legoland, Grapevine

North Texas Jellystone Park, Keene

NRH2O Family Water Park, North Richland Hills

Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Frisco

Stockyards Station, Fort Worth

Water Works Park, Denton


Photo via Dallas Zoo Facebook

DFW Weekend Round Up (4/9-4/12)

DFW Weekend Round Up (4/9-4/12)

From fashion to film, this weekend is all about the arts. See where to get your fill of local, national, and international creativity in DFW.


Thursday, April 9:

7th Annual Dallas Art Fair: This year’s fair, taking place in the Arts District through Sunday, will feature more than 90 national and international art dealers and galleries showcasing everything from works on paper to installations.


9th Annual Dallas International Film Festival: Movie buffs unite through April 19 for more than 160 films from 32 countries.


Main Street Arts Festival: The annual festival in downtown Fort Worth is taking place at Sundance Square through Sunday. Enjoy live music, art, culinary arts, and more.


Friday, April 10:

Eli Young Band: The country stars and Denton natives will be at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie to kick off the Lone Star Series.


Iolanta: The Dallas Opera performs Tchaikovsky’s fairytale romance at the Winspear through April 18.


Ranger’s Opening Series: The first series of the 2015 season goes through Sunday at Globe Life Park.


Saturday, April 11:

Atomic Music Festival: The first festival presented by the reopened Bomb Factory is an all-day event featuring Between Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, Entheos and more.


Forty Five Ten’s 15th Anniversary: In celebration of 15 years, the store is holding a pop-up shop at the Dallas Museum of Art. Fifteen designers have created exclusive products in limited quantities that will be sold at the Art Ball. All proceeds benefit the Dallas Museum of Art.


13th Annual Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Historic Home Tour: Tour four homes an support the preservation of history, architecture, aesthetics, and cultural traditions of the Park Cities.


Sunday, April 12:

Turtle Creek Association Tour of Homes: Tour six unique homes via complimentary shuttles. You’ll also learn about the homes’ art collections, builders, architects, designers etc.


Images via Dallas Art Fair Facebook Page

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