This week features lots of wine, chili, and tacos. It's a busy one, so you'd better prioritize. For example, wine over water. Always.
Tuesday, January 23
Fuzzy's Taco Shop — Denton Celebrates 10 Years All Week
Enjoy deals all week leading up to the anniversary fiesta on Friday, January 26. Deals include $1 Fuzzy Baja Tacos on Tuesday and $1 Miller and Coors pints on Thursday. On Wednesday, a portion of proceeds benefit small businesses affected by the Downtown Mini Mall fire in December 2017. On the day of the anniversary fiesta, the first 100 guests in line will get a free shirt. There is live Mariachi from 6-7 pm.
Thursday, January 25
Long Meadow Ranch Wine Dinner at Abacus
Chef Chris Patrick is planning an Asian-inspired menu, featuring veal osso bucco as the main course, to complement the Long Meadow Ranch wine collection. The evening includes passed appetizers, three courses, and some of California's best artisan wines. Tickets are $122 and reservations can be made by calling 214-520-0151. The evening kicks off at 6:30 pm.
Friday, January 26
Duckhorn Vineyards Wine Dinner at Truluck's
Join Truluck's and Duckhorn Vineyards for a wine dinner featuring some of the most exquisite wines from the Napa Valley region. Courses include scallop, lobster, and shrimp aquachile; mini-heirloom tomato salad, filet au poivre with au gratin potatoes; and chocolate malt cake. Tickets are $150 and reservations can be made by calling 214-220-2401. Dinner starts at 7 pm and seating is limited.
ZestFest at Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
This is the ultimate fiery foods festival and features some of the spiciest food exhibitors from around the country. There is also a celebrity cooking demo station that allows guests to ask questions and get tips from the region's most renowned chefs like Fort Worth's Jon Bonnell. Tickets start at $11, and the event kicks of at 1 pm and runs through the weekend.
Saturday, January 27
Heart of Gold Chili Cook-Off at Stan's Blue Note
This 7th annual chili cook-off benefits Children's Medical Center and Scottish Rite Hospital through the Heart of Gold Foundation. Tickets can be purchased for $5, which scores you a spoon and ballot. People's Choice judging begins at 4 pm with a winner being announced at 7 pm. If you wish to enter your chili in the cook-off, entry forms are available at the bar.
Wine and Magic at Checkered Past Winery
Magician Trigg Watson hosts two intimate magic shows with signature wines, pizza, charcuterie, desserts, and more for purchase. Show times are at 7 pm and 9:30 pm and tickets are $20.
Harder Concepts Pub Crawl starting at Ringo's Pub Plano
Join this inaugural pub crawl with stops at Ringo's Pub, The Mucky Duck, Saintsbury Tavern, and Scruff Duffies. Tickets are $60 and include a shirt, gift bag, free admission to The Brixton Shops at Legacy, drink specials, and a seat on the bus. Registration begins at 6:40 pm, and the crawl begins at 8 pm at Ringo's Pub. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Sunday, January 28
Hypnotic Donuts Polar Plunge at Fraternal Order of Eagles #3108
Jump into the pool and then warm up in the FOE’s heated Tiki Bar. New this year is the four-person relay race. All donations benefit the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Tickets are $10, and the event starts at 3 pm.
Monday, January 29
Stewpot Alliance Soup's On Luncheon and Art Sale at The Statler
Enjoy 10 of Dallas' finest chefs serving up signatures soups for a great cause. Think Brian C. Luscher, Graham Dodds, Omar Flores, Danyele McPherson, and more. Tickets are $200 and benefit The Stewpot's mission of providing meals to the Dallas homeless population.