This Week in Gluttony

These are the 5 best food and drink events in Dallas-Fort Worth this week

These are the 5 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

Judge Tim Byres at Meat Fight 2013
Chef Tim Byres is cooking a special dinner at Witherspoon Distillery in Lewisville on March 9. Photo by Robert Strickland
2017 Empty Bowls
Kroger's annual Empty Bowls fundraising event takes place at Meyerson Symphony Center on March 10. Photo courtesy of Kroger
Tater Tots and Beer Festival
The Tater Tots and Beer Festival is at Gateway Park in Fort Worth on March 11. Tater Tots and Beer Festival/Facebook
Lower Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Block Party
The Lower Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Block Party takes place on March 11. Photo by Glenn Boyden
Judge Tim Byres at Meat Fight 2013
2017 Empty Bowls
Tater Tots and Beer Festival
Lower Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Block Party

For your eating and drinking pleasure this week, you can seek out a special dinner with a noteworthy local chef, eat some great food while doing some good, learn about microbrews, celebrate a certain Irish holiday, or indulge in potatoes in one of its most popular forms.

Thursday, March 9

Witherspoon Distillery presents Live Fire Dinner with chef Tim Byres
James Beard Award-winning chef Tim Byres is hosting a special live fire dinner at Witherspoon Distillery in downtown Lewisville. The meal will be cooked under the stars while guests enjoy a feast prepared by Chef Byres in the whiskey barrel room inside. Witherspoon Distillery will also serve up some gourmet cocktails for everyone to enjoy during the dinner. Tickets are $75. 

Friday, March 10

Kroger presents 2017 Empty Bowls
At the 18th Annual Empty Bowls, guests enjoy lunch at Meyerson Symphony Center, featuring soup and other bowl friendly fare from 20 Dallas-Fort Worth-area restaurants. Attendees can select a handcrafted bowl from some of Texas’ finest artists as a memento of the day. Proceeds from the event benefit the North Texas Food Bank’s feeding programs.

Saturday, March 11

Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival
While the bulk of this festival at Plano Centre, taking place on both Saturday and Sunday, is focused on the intricacies of fly fishing, there's also a good chunk devoted to locally crafted microbrews. A select group of brewmeisters are offering free classes on what sets microbrewed beer apart, why and how certain ingredients yield different flavors, and how to brew and taste different types of beer. Festival attendees 21 years and older receive a series of tasting tickets with paid admission, and beer is also available for purchase during the festival.

Lower Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Block Party
In conjunction with the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade happening further north on Greenville Avenue, the restaurants and bars on Lower Greenville are teaming up for their annual block party. Places like Blue Goose Cantina, Dodie’s Reef, The Grape, Stan’s Blue Note, Terrilli’s, and The Dubliner will have beer, wine, and food available for purchase while guests enjoy three stages of live entertainment.

Tater Tots and Beer Festival
At the Tater Tots and Beer Festival, taking place at Gateway Park in Fort Worth, guests can sample dozens of domestic, imported, and craft beers, as well as delicious tater tot creations for your guilty dining pleasure. There will be at least eight different versions of tater tots to please any type of taste buds. There will also be live music and other fun times. Tickets are only being sold in advance.