This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News


Y’all, get ready to swoon over the food and beverage events being served up with week in D-FW. From Texas BBQ Week and cooking classes, to a bar crawl and a wine tasting, there’s something for everyone to get excited about on this edition of Food & Beverage News.


Flying Saucer BeerFeast 2014: Tickets go on sale today, Wednesday, July 16, for the 9th annual Flying Saucer BeerFeast, which will kick off in Fort Worth on October 11. The event will feature more than 40 brewers and 60 craft beers, live music, and food.


Food Truck Schedule: Click to find where your favorite meals on wheels will be all week long.


Tap Takeover at Goodfriend: Rabbit Hole Brewing is doing a tap takeover of the Lakewood beer and burger joint on Thursday, July 17. Special menu items and beer cocktails will also be available.


Wine 101 at Cork: Thursday from 7 to 9pm, get a lesson in the basics of wine including how to identify smells and tastes, how to pair wine with meals, how to read a wine label, and how to spot defects. Wine and cheese from Molto Formaggio are provided with you ticket purchase.


Food Truck Frenzy: Friday, July 18, you can find 8 of your favorite food trucks, including Gandolfo’s Deli, Little Greek Food Truck, What’s Da Scoop?, and Flatlanders Taco Company, at Esplanade at Fair Park from 11am to 2pm. Admission and parking are free, plus there will be live music.


Camp Bowie Neighborhood Bar Crawl: From 5 to 9pm on Friday you can hit some of the best neighborhood bars in Fort Worth’s Camp Bowie District. Stops include Showdown Saloon, Sarah’s Place, and Mule Pub. Rahr & Sons will provide beer along the way and Lee’s Grilled Cheese and Sauzy’s food trucks will serve up fresh food.


Dallas Farmer’s Market Cooking Classes: Learn from the chefs of the market every Saturday through August 9 from 11:30am to 1pm. This weekend’s demonstration will be held by Chef Jeff Moschetti of Jasper’s Restaurant and will cover summer grilling.


Bishop Cider Company Grand Opening: If you’re a fan of hard cider you’ll want to be a part of the inaugural keg tapping of Dallas’ newest cider company on Saturday. For the price of admission, just $22, you’ll get a branded growler, a sample flight, a slice of Zoli’s pizza, and live music.


Texas BBQ Week 2014: Texas Monthly and Shiner Beers are teaming up to celebrate fabulous barbecue state-wide, with 54 restaurants joining this year’s movement. You can enjoy some of the best that D-FW has to offer at special prices at the following locations until this Saturday: Cousin’s Bar-B-QHutchins BBQLockhart SmokehousePecan LodgePeggy Sue BBQ, and Smoke.


Phil’s Philly Grill Opening: After 10 years of serving up delicious cheesesteaks and chicken phillies in malls across DFW, San Antonio, and Austin, the first standalone location is set to open in Prestonwood Town Center by the end of this month.


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This Week in D-FW Food & Beverage News

This week in D-FW food & beverage news

Looking for the inside scoop on the latest openings, closings, expansions, and menu changes? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s what’s new:


Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.: After receiving numerous international awards, including a Bronze Medal in the World Beer Cup and five medals at the Annual Denver International Beer Competition, this Fort Worth brewery is hosting a celebratory tour and tasting Saturday, May 17. This week you can enjoy a mid-week tasting on Wednesday, May 7, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. that also be the break out of the first batch of Summertime Wheat.


Rose Tasting: If you’re a fan of French Rose wines, head to Sigel’s on Greenville on Thursday, May 8, for a tasting of a dozen different samples from 5 to 7 p.m.


Table 13: Addison will get a new restaurant this weekend as Table 13 has its soft opening from Thursday, May 8, to Saturday, May 10. The atmosphere is said to be swanky, Vegas-style, and filled with live music.


Dallas Wine Trail Tour: Take a tour of the areas four original wineries, Calais Winery, FUQUA Winery, Inwood Estates, and Times Ten Cellars on Saturday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $49.95 and include three tastes and food at each stop, a free bottle of wine from one winery, and a crystal glass.


Vagabond: One of Greenville Ave.’s most recent additions is now open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Menu offerings include $2 mimosas and a bacon sourdough grilled cheese benedict with smoked tomato hollandaise (go ahead and read that twice, we sure did).


Spoon Bar & Kitchen: Every Sunday night, beginning this Mother’s Day Sunday, May 11, the seafood restaurant will host Lobster Sundays. This tempting and mouth-watering day will offer a 1.5-lb. lobster, steamer clams, creamed potatoes, and more. The meal will set you back $55 a person, but wine bottles are half-off.


Scardello: New products are here just in time for spring including lamb bacon and a new variety of goat cheese. French butter is also back in stock as well as Prairie Ale’s latest brew, Bible Belt.


Kenny’s Burger Joint: This Frisco-original will open a second spot in Plano’s Lakeside Market in August.


Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar: April 25 marked the opening of a second location of this favorite in Plano. The menu has also seen some additions, including lobster tacos, lobster mac & cheese, and adult milkshakes. For now, it’s open Monday through Saturday for dinner, with lunch hours expected in the future.


Encore Highland Park: The latest concept to adopt the Marque Bar space has opened. It features snacks and drinks at happy-hour prices Tuesdays through Fridays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Club Schmitz: After 68 years, this burger joint is closing its doors with no plans to reopen.


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