We'll admit it — this week's roundup is giving us all of the foodie feels. From a sushi tasting at White Rock Lake to a Friday night food tour at the Dallas Farmers Market and one giant crawfish boil, the next few days are shaping up to be quite delicious.
Thursday, May 18
Rex's Seafood One Ton Crawfish Boil at Dallas Farmers Market
Take advantage of crawfish season while you can with this crawfish boil offering all-you-can-eat crawfish, potatoes, and corn. There's also live music and drink specials. Tickets are $30, and the boil begins at 4 pm.
Chef Jeffrey Kollinger Cooking Demonstration at VomFass Village 121
Well-known chef Jeffrey Kollinger is doing an in-store cooking demonstration using VomFass oils, vinegar, and liqueurs. Visitors can get ideas on how to use their products in unique ways, and get a delicious treat made by Kollinger. Tickets are $35, and the event starts at 6:30 pm.
Summer Tequila Dinner at Cantina Laredo Addison
Evoking the flavors of a modern Mexico City cuisine, this four-course tequila dinner features distinctive off-the-menu items paired with a featured Herradura tequila cocktail. Courses include fried avocado with aioli sauce, quinoa and vegetable soup, crab poblano enchiladas, and more. Tickets are $60, and dinner starts at 7 pm. Call 972 458-0962 for reservations.
Friday, March 19
Taste Addison at Addison Circle Park
A celebration of food, music, and fun, this annual three-day festival dishes out the best food and flavor with a healthy side of jam. The festival showcases some of Addison's 180 restaurants in less than 4.4 miles (wow), and this year, Dallas' own Vanilla Ice is performing. Other performers include Gary Allan (Saturday) and tribute bands on Sunday. Tickets start $15, at and the gates open on Friday at 6 pm.
Friday Night Foodie Tour at Dallas Farmers Market
Food Tours of America brings its Friday Night Foodie Tour to Dallas, featuring five generous, artisanal food tastings from local restaurants, as well as time for shopping and socializing. The host narrates each tasting course, sharing the relevance of Dallas Farmers Market, along with foodie trivia and the best bits and bites of Dallas history that will surprise even longtime local residents. Optional upgrades for this event include red or white wine by the bottle. Tickets are $79 and the event starts at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, May 20
Battle of the Pies at Tyler Street Market
Good Local Markets is back for its eighth year hosting the blockbuster pie extravaganza that features amateur bakers of all ages. All pies are available for tasting by the public, who vote “best of” in the categories of fruit, nut, chocolate, cream/custard, and best overall. Tickets are $5, and the pie judging starts at 10:30 am.
Mama Ida's Ice Cream Social at Dallas Farmers Market
To honor the commitment and efforts of Dallas Farmers Market Friends founder Ida Papert, the Dallas Farmers Market Friends hosts this annual event at Pearl Plaza. Working with local donations of fresh ingredients like fruit, nuts, and mint, DFW culinary students and the Dallas County Youth Village create and serve a variety of ice creams and sorbets to be judged by the public for prize winnings. Admission is free, and the fun starts at noon.
Monday, May 22
Sushi on the Dock at White Rock Lake Boat Club
Greater Dallas Restaurant Association is hosting this innovative Asian-inspired event that allows guests to sample some of Dallas’ finest sushi from the top sushi chefs in town. Did we mention there will be Japanese beer and sake too? Proceeds support GDRA general fund and Texas Restaurant Education Foundation. Tickets are $100, and the sushi tasting starts at 6:30 pm.