The upcoming Easter holiday is all about brunch, so much so that we made a list of places to enjoy it. That said, Easter brunching can't be done all week, so the food and drink events roundup must go on.
From an impressive guest at Wine Poste to a chili cook-off for a cause, This Week in Gluttony has you covered.
Wednesday, April 16
Goose Island Beer Dinner at Olenjack's Grille
Olenjack's Grille welcomes Goose Island Beer Company for a beer-pairing dinner. Dishes include BBQ oysters; slow-braised antelope ribs; crawfish cornmeal fritters; tomatoes with arugula, cucumber and mozzarella balls; and chocolate chipotle soufflé. Dinner starts at 7 pm and costs $65 per person. Call 817-226-2600 for reservations.
Thursday, April 17
Spanish Wine Dinner with Chef Omar Flores at Wine Poste
Omar Flores, who recently departed Driftwood to focus on Casa Rubia in Trinity Groves, prepares a five-course Spanish feast, including ajo blanco espuma, calçotada, lomo de cerdo, cordero moruno and cafe con leche. The evening begins with a sparkling wine reception at 7 pm, followed by dinner paired with wines. The cost is $110 per person, and you can reserve a spot by calling 214-272-3221.
Saturday, April 19
White Rock Local Market at Lakeside Baptist Church
At White Rock Local Market, you can find the best local produce, meats and cheese, bread and pastries, pickles, jams, tamales, and more. The market is at Lakeside Baptist Church on the first and third Saturday of the month and the Green Spot on the second and fourth Saturday.
Young Texans Against Cancer Chili Cook-off for a Cure at The Foundry
YTAC Dallas and The Foundry present the second annual Chili Cook-off for a Cure from 2-5 pm. Teams of YTAC supporters bring the heat with chilis while guests indulge in tastings, beer, and live music from Tanner Louis and The Aviators. Tickets are $30 for members of YTAC and $45 for nonmembers. Proceeds benefit the Dallas chapter of Young Texans Against Cancer, a nonprofit organization that focuses on raising funds for local cancer research and support organizations.
2014 Tap 'n' Run at Sandbar Cantina and Grill
Participants don crazy costumes for the Tap 'n' Run 4K, which features three beer-chug stations along the course and a full beer station at the finish line. Attendees receive a finisher's medal that doubles as a bottle opener, the equivalent of two beers, T-shirt, and entry into the frivolous awards ceremony. Tickets range from $30-$45, and you can sign up online. Event starts at 5 pm.
Monday, April 21
Guest Chef Benjamin Sukle at FT33
As part of its ongoing guest chef series, FT33 welcomes James Beard Award nominee Benjamin Sukle of Birch restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island. He prepares an eight-course, seasonally driven menu. Dinner starts at 6 pm and costs $105 per person; add $55 per person wine pairings. Call 214-741-2629 for reservations.