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.

DFW Weekend Round Up (11/20-11/23)

DFW Weekend Round Up

Holiday celebrations are in full swing in DFW this weekend! From Christmas musicals to holiday exhibits, there are plenty of ways to get in the spirit.


If you’re looking for more food & drink centric activities, we have a full list here.


Thursday, Nov. 20:

Amy Schumer: She’ll be at Verizon Theater Grand Prairie performing stand-up comedy as part of her latest tour, the Back Door tour.


Dallas Arboretum 12 Days of Christmas: Celebrate the holidays like never before with an exhibit featuring a collection of 25-foot Victorian gazebos each telling the story of one of the 12 days from the beloved Christmas carol. The exhibit runs through January 4.


Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse: The first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century will be at the Dallas Museum of Art through February 8.


Elf the Musical: This musical, based on the Christmas film starring Will Ferrell, has shows through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall. This is the first time it’s been in the metroplex since its Broadway debut in 2010.


The Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese Fashion: Get transported through time and space with a collection of fashion by some of the most avant-garde contemporary Japanese printmakers. Baskett’s personal collection will be on display through February 22.


Friday, Nov. 21:

Leon Russell: The singer/songwriter will be at the Granada Theater promoting his latest album, Life Journey. The Zack King Band will serve as his opening act.


Mavs: The Mavs play the Los Angeles Lakers at 7:30pm. Get to American Airlines Center to cheer them on.


Saturday, Nov. 22:

Rhett Miller: The Granada Theater and Old 97’s frontman Miller are hosting the Cystic Fibrosis Concert Series. In addition to Miller’s great tunes, you’ll also get to hear music by The Wind & The Wave, The O’s, and Prophets and Outlaws.


The Trains at NorthPark: The holiday favorite is back for its 27th year and its 16th at NorthPark. This wonderful tradition features model trains and famous U.S. landmarks on more than 1,600 feet of tracks. You can get in on the fun of this display now through January 4.


Sunday, Nov. 23:

Cowboys at Giants: In week 12, the ‘boys will take on the New York Giants away on Sunday at 7:30. We’re 7 and 3 this season thus far, so grab your friends, your jersey, and a seat around the nearest TV.


Dallas City Lights: Kick off the holiday season with the spectacular lighting of downtown Dallas in Main Street Garden and Pegasus Plaza. In conjunction with the lighting of the Christmas tree, there will also be art performances, crafts like ornament making and, of course, Santa Claus.


Panther Island Ice: Colder temperatures mean it’s time to lace up your skates and hit the ice. Trinity River Vision Authority presents the opening of Fort Worth’s only outdoor ice skating rink, which is located at Coyote Drive-In and open daily through January 19.


Image via The Trains at NorthPark

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

Beautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles

In the bedroom the key piece of furniture is, of course, the bed. So, it should come as no shock that this design decision necessitates careful consideration of all of your options. While it may be easy for some, the range of choices out there for beds and headboards can be a little overwhelming, especially when you can’t see what the bed looks like in an actual room.


In an effort to make your choice a little easier, we’ve compiled photos of some of the hottest styles from rooms that are part of homes currently on the market in DFW.
Beautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles

^Wood Slats: 1705 Quarry Lane, McKinneyBeautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles

^Solid Wood: 1812 Foxborough Trail, Flower MoundBeautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles

^Wingback: 3804 Furman Court, Fort WorthBeautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles

^Tufted: 4136 Prescott Ave., DallasBeautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles

^Upholstered and Studded with Wood Trim: 6820 Southridge Drive, DallasBeautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles

^Double Upholstered: 3508 Villanova St., University ParkBeautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles

^Wall Mounted Fabric: 2001 Misty Creek Drive, ArlingtonBeautiful Beds: 8 Defining Styles^No Headboard: 10164 Timber Trail Drive, Dallas

DFW Weekend Round Up (11/13-11/16)

DFW Weekend Round Up (11/13-11/16)


Stand-up comedy, art, and fashion highlight this edition of Weekend Round Up. Check out this list of the best things to do in DFW during the chilly weekend ahead.


Thursday, Nov. 13:

Encore for Advocacy with Patty Griffin and Mavis Staples: Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin and Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer Mavis Staples will headline the annual concert that benefits the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. The event will take place at the Majestic Theatre.


The Second City 55th Anniversary Tour: Thursday through Sunday, laugh the night away at Dallas City Performance Hall with improv, sketch comedy and signature forms of hilarity brought to you by the great minds of Chicago’s The Second City.


Friday, Nov. 14:

Lakewood Home Festival: Friday to Sunday, six distinctive homes in this premier East Dallas neighborhood will be featured in the popular annual festival, now in its 38th year.


Night of Stars Gala: Fashion Group International’s annual event will uphold its reputation this year with an appearance by designer Zac Posen. Posen is a internationally-acclaimed designer known for his clothing and accessories. He will receive a Career Achievement in Fashion award presented by Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing.


Wanda Sykes: The stand-up comedian ranks among Entertainment Weekly’s “25 Funniest people in America.” She’ll have you crying with laughter when she brings her act to the Majestic Theatre.


Saturday, Nov. 15:

Art Con X: Three live auctions, live music and performances by four different artists, food trucks, and a full bar mean the annual Art Con event will be bigger than ever this year. The live auctions contain works by more than 150 artists.


2014 Etsy Jingle Bash: Get some holiday shopping done at Gilley’s Dallas from 11am-5pm when vendors will be selling all kinds of handmade jewelry, clothing, housewares, decor and more. There will also be live music and a bar, making this event much more interesting than a day at the mall.


Mavs: The Mavs play the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:30pm. Get to American Airlines Center to cheer them on.


Sunday, Nov. 16: 

The Black Keys: The popular rock duo will take the stage at American Airlines Center with opener Jake Bugg.


Dallas Arboretum 12 Days of Christmas: Celebrate the holidays like never before with an exhibit featuring a collection of 25-foot Victorian gazebos each telling the story of one of the 12 days from the beloved Christmas carol. The exhibit begins Sunday and runs through January 4.


All Weekend:

Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse: The first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century will be at the Dallas Museum of Art through February 8.

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

DFW Weekend Round Up (11/6-11/9)

DFW Weekend Round Up (11/6-11/9)The arts- live music, film festivals and fashion- are all taking center stage this weekend in DFW.


If you’re looking for more food & drink centric activities, we have a full list here.


Thursday, Nov. 6:

Lone Star Film Festival: This year’s festival runs through Sunday, Nov. 9 and features great movies like Reese Witherspoon’s Wild and Life Partners starring Gillian Jacobs, Leighton Meester and Adam Brody. Screenings take place at AMC Palace 9 and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The 5th-Annual LSFF Ball will take place on Friday.


Stars & Stripes Film Festival: In a salute to Veteran’s Day weekend, Angelika Film Center Dallas will screen military-themed movies from Thursday to Sunday including Saving Private Ryan and Platoon. Proceeds benefit Sons of the Flag.


Jay Leno: The comedian and former host of The Tonight Show for 22 years will be at Bass Performance Hall to serve up laughs and benefit the UNT Health Science Center Foundation.


Friday, Nov. 7:

Eli Young Band House Party: They started at UNT in 2000 and now they’re one of the most famous country groups in the genre. They’re back in the area for the second year to host a country music festival at Globe Life Park in Arlington that will also showcase stars Gary Allan, Pat Green, Cody Johnson and more.


Fashion X Dallas: Fashion takes over in downtown Dallas at Fashion Industry Gallery for three consecutive nights of runway shows and pop-up shops. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Rise School of Dallas.


Saturday, Nov. 8:

The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection: Though he’s best known for his colorful children’s books, Seuss was also an avid painter and sculptor. Check out his works in an exhibit presented by Milan Gallery in Fort Worth through Nov. 24.


Bastille: The British rock band will headline the show at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie with opener Ella Eyre.


Downtown Alamo Drafthouse Groundbreaking: To celebrate the unofficial groundbreaking of the new theater in the Cedars neighborhood, Alamo Drafthouse is hosting a party and an outdoor screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. There will be food trucks and beer from Deep Ellum Brewing Co.


Sunday, Nov. 9:

Cowboys at Jaguars: In week ten, the ‘boys will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at home on Sunday at noon. We’re 6 and 3 this season thus far, so grab your friends, your jersey, and a seat around the nearest TV.


Dallas Market Hall Sample Sale: Start your holiday shopping early and find something for everyone on your list- jewelry, toys, apparel, children’s clothing, home accessories and furniture- all at low prices.


Mavs: The Mavs play the Miami Heat at 6:30pm. Get to American Airlines Center to cheer them on.


Image via Fashion X Dallas Facebook

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

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

Beer, BBQ and Halloween festivities are in full swing on this week’s edition of Food & Beverage News. Check out all the boozy, meaty, and spooky events going on across DFW, plus the latest news.


Wednesday, Oct. 29:

America’s Test Kitchen Live!: Host Christopher Kimball brings live demos, tests, and fun from the PBS studio to a live audience at the Majestic Theatre.


Thursday, Oct. 30:

Scary Cheese and Wine: Scardello is putting on a special class featuring cheeses that look Halloween-inspired. Think brains, eyeballs, and fine wines.


The People’s Last Halloween: Put your costume on and head to People’s Last Stand in Mockingbird Station for a Halloween party that goes until midnight. Be one of the first 200 guests and you’ll get two free drinks.


Friday, Oct. 31:

Halloween Haunted Chocolate Tour: Chocolate and Halloween lovers will unite for this event hosted by Dallas by Chocolate featuring some of Dallas’ favorite chocolate spots including CocoAndre, Dude, Sweet ChocolateVillage Baking Company and more. A ticket gets you a tour on a private bus, food samples, tour guides and beverages.


Halloween Hoedown at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen: Beginning at 5pm, join in a costume contest (with a $200 prize), live music by Little Brother Big  Brother, and drink specials sponsored by Jim Beam.


North Texas Beer Week: Ten scrumtrulescent days of craft beer events all across North Texas run from Oct. 31st – Nov. 9th.


Saturday, Nov. 1:

Truffles + Bubbles: The Mansion Restaurant is putting on a dinner starting with caviar and then seven courses of champagne pairings with alba truffles. Eleven chefs will come together to prepare this special feast.


Scardello Sixth Anniversary: Celebrate this milestone with “Cheesemonger’s Choice” cheese plates for purchase and wines by the glass. Admission is free and no reservations are required!


TMBBQ Road Trip: Get to Pecan Lodge early for a day-long barbecue event featuring three of DFW’s finest BBQ spots. The bus will take you to breakfast at Hutchins BBQ, lunch at Lockhart Smokehouse, and second lunch back at Pecan Lodge. TM barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn will lead you through the day and provide you with a behind-the-scenes look.


Untapped Music and Beer Festival: This year’s fest at Gilley’s Dallas features Cake, Shovels & Rope, Jamestown Revival and more. As for beer, there will be more than 300 craft brews to sample from more than 80 breweries.


Sunday, Nov. 2:

Hearts on The Trinity: The Volunteer Center of North Texas presents a night of bites, beverages, and good causes at 3015 at Trinity Groves. They’re spreading the word of volunteerism and the importance of community while you dine on and drink up some of the best DFW has to offer.


NC BBQ at Four Corners: TMBBQ editor Daniel Vaughn and BBQ king Samuel Jones of the Skylight Inn in Ayden, NC are hosting a celebration they’re calling Dia de los Puercos. Jones will feature signature pork dishes, Slow Bone will provide sides, and Swiss Pastry Shop will bring desserts. There will also be a Q&A session between Vaughn and Jones.


Monday, Nov. 3:

Beer Dinner at Knife: Grapevine Craft Brewery and Chef John Tesar will host a five-course, beer-paired dinner in honor of North Texas Beer Week. Highlights include 44 Farms pig in a blanket and the award-winning Sir Williams English Brown Ale.


HopChef Dallas Competition: 3015 at Trinity Groves and Brewery Ommegang are coming together to bring you a food and beer pairing competition. Dallas’ most beer-centric chefs will pair dishes with Ommegang’s brews in hopes of winning the title of Dallas HopChef 2014.



Dallas Chop House: After a fire that resulted in a 10-week renovation, the downtown Dallas steakhouse will reopen on Monday, Nov. 3.


Food & Wine Magazine’s 20 Best Dishes in Texas: The magazine’s November 2014 issue pays homage to the fabulous for found throughout Texas, and gives winning notations to four dishes in DFW. CBD Provisions’ whole pig’s head, Knife’s open-face beef cheek sandwich, Smoke’s The Big Rib, and Woodshed Smokehouse’s lamb brisket all made the list.


Loca Luna Mexican Cuisine: This Tex-Mex/Mexican restaurant will come to Addison by way of Arkansas. Owners Hector Gomez and Refugio Reyes already own 22 restaurants in Arkansas and Louisiana, but this will be their first in DFW. Set to open during the first week in November, Loca Luna will take over the space formerly occupied by Maximo.


Pera Kebab: Uptown Dallas will get a Turkish addition on McKinney Ave. by the end of the month. Turkish dishes will highlight the menu at this wine bar and bistro concept.


World Of Beer: Plano and Fort Worth are set to get the next two locations of this boozy chain. Branches will open at Preston Rd. and Park Blvd. in Plano and on W. Seventh St. in Fort Worth. You can expect both openings in mid-December.


Image via NTX Beer Week Facebook

Fresh Listing Friday: Captivating Custom


This week’s Fresh Listing Friday takes us to Fort Worth to the outstanding custom home at 3616 Middlewood Drive. This property is located on a cul-de-sac street on a nearly half-acre, treed lot in Riverhills.


Here are the other details you need to know:

-4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and 5,706 square feet listed for $1,680,000

-Spacious rooms, covered porches, French doors, hardwood flooring and beamed ceilings

-Frontyard courtyard with an outdoor fireplace

-Two indoor, gas, woodburning fireplaces

-Master suite with a sitting area, dual sinks, and a walk-in closet

-A game room and a media room on the second floor


This home is unfurnished and move-in ready! We’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story…

Fresh Listing Friday: Captivating Custom ^Front exterior showing courtyard and fireplace

Fresh Listing Friday: Captivating Custom ^One of two living rooms with one of two woodburning fireplaces

Fresh Listing Friday: Captivating Custom ^Kitchen with granite countertops, stainless and built-in appliances, island with seating, and abundant cabinetry (Not shown: butlers pantry, wet bar, and breakfast area)

Fresh Listing Friday: Captivating Custom ^Master bedroom with sitting area, vaulted ceiling and French doors to the backyard

Fresh Listing Friday: Captivating Custom Master bathroom with granite countertops, dual sinks, jetted tub, large shower and walk-in closet

Fresh Listing Friday: Captivating Custom Second-story game room


If you think these pictures are impressive, here’s a list of what is not pictured: formal dining room, secondary first-floor bedroom and bathrooms, second story bedrooms, media room, laundry/utility room, fenced-in backyard. Click any of the photos above to get more information and see the rest of this gorgeous property.


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