With the diversity of this week's offerings — from a sake tasting to a Southern dinner, a barbecue festival, a Farmers Market chef tutorial, and one big taste of Dallas — you're bound to find a foodie pleasure that will please your palate. Here are your options:
Wednesday, June 7
Sake Tasting and Lecture at the University of Texas at Dallas
The Japan-America society of Dallas-Fort Worth is hosting a fun and informative night to learn about sake from the experts. There will be tastings and an educated discussion on the attraction of sake. The event takes place at the Jindal School of Management and begins at 6:30 pm. Tickets start at $35.
Zephyr Gin Pub Crawl on McKinney Avenue Zephyr Trolley
Now through Saturday, June 10, pick up your passport at any of the participating locations and partake in this pub crawl in celebration of Negroni Week. Receive a stamp in your passport when you purchase a Zephyr cocktail ($6) created for this weeklong event by each establishment. Meet up at Savor on Saturday, where your passport is entered to win prizes from T-shirts (two stamps) to a weekend trip to San Francisco (11 stamps).
Friday, June 9
Nibble & Mingle at Knife
The Greene Family Foundation and NFL Hall of Famer Joe Greene have partnered with chef John Tesar to raise money for the UNT Agnes Lucille Craft Greene Scholarship. The event features tasty culinary creations from Tesar and other celebrated chefs, music from the UNT College of Music student jazz quartet, and an auction. Tickets are $125, and the event kicks off at 7 pm.
Luck, TX Table at Granada Theater
Before all of the Luck Reunion festivities, enjoy an intimate pre-show dinner served by chef Michael Fojtasek of Austin's famed Olamaie restaurant. The seated, three-course meal offers a true taste of the South and allows guests to break bread with the artists before they hit the stage at Granada. Tickets are $71 for the dinner or $98 for both dinner and the show. Dinner is served at 6 pm.
Saturday, June 10
Big D BBQ Battle at Addison Circle Park
This foodie throwdown features loads of ’cue, local craft beer, and live music by Atlanis Aquaris and Vincent Neil Emerson. Teams prepare brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and more to compete for bragging rights for best-tasting barbecue. Tickets start at $30. The event kicks off at 5 pm and benefits Gun & Hoses Foundation of North Texas and Cafe Momentum.
Taste of Dallas at Fair Park
This fun foodie festival is back and better than ever with celebrity chefs, music, and a family-size fun zone. New this year is Live Fire: BBQ, Burgers & Brews, curated by Tim Byres of Smoke, where guests can enjoy some of the very best barbecue and burger joints around, including Hutchins BBQ, 18th & Vine, Cattleack, Meat U Anywhere, Bet the House, and more. Tickets start at $15 and the event kicks off at 11 am on both Saturday and Sunday.
Walkabout With a Chef at Dallas Farmers Market
Dallas’ best chefs will share their recipes, show how to shop Dallas Farmers Market for the ingredients for said recipes, demonstrate how to make the dishes in The Shed, and give culinary tips. Admission is free and the interactive event starts at 11 am.