This Week in Gluttony is less about what you are eating and more about the company come mealtime. Father’s Day is June 21, so we’ve included options for treating Dad this weekend, as well as the usual dinners and the return of Deep Ellum Wine Walk.
Tuesday, June 16
Taste of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives at Ye Ole Butcher Shop
This five-course family reunion is BYOB. Courses include Redneck Roulade (mini Cordon bleu with cheese sauce), Hollywood Hobo Soup (vegetable soup), Homewrecker Salad (farro/coucous with fresh herb dressing), Peacemaker Casserole (enchilada casserole), and Krispy Kreme bread pudding with gelato. The fun starts at 7 pm, and tickets are $20 each.
Wednesday, June 17
Krupp Brothers Wild Game Dinner at Y.O. Ranch
Stagecoach Vineyards owners Jan and Bart Krupp are the featured guests for the evening. The five-course dinner, prepared by Y.O. Ranch executive chef and owner Tony Street, includes warm arugula salad and grilled quail, buffalo tournedos rossini, double-stuffed venison chop, and pineapple carpaccio. The cost is $100 a person; dinner starts at 7 pm. Call 214-744-3287 for reservations.
Thursday, June 18
Deep Ellum Wine Walk
During this recurring event (third Thursday of the month), you can combine two of your favorite pastimes: wine drinking and shopping. Visitors can purchase a collectible Wine Walk glass for $10, raise it and repeat as they enjoy samples and explore Dallas' hottest neighborhood. Pick up a passport at the check-in table at 2650-B Main St. (starting at 5 pm). Have it stamped at five or more destinations — participating stores include Life of Riley, Akola Project, Epocha and Elluments — and enter the drawing (located at the check-in table after the event) for a chance to win gift certificates.
Friday, June 19
Pachi Pachi Cheese Dinner at Omni Dallas
Some of the state’s best cheese comes from McGregor, Texas, and you can taste it as this unique dinner. Menu items include hand-pulled queso de mano, pan-seared Gulf catch, Black Hills pork tenderloin and Pachi Pachi chevre cheesecake. The reception starts at 6:30 pm; dinner begins at 7. Cost is $45 per person. Call 214-979-4529 for reservations.
Paelo Luau at Whole Foods Addison
The event starts with a 6 pm wine and beer tasting and then progresses into a dinner at 6:30. Menu items include tropical fruit salad, roasted butternut squash, poblano gazpacho topped with pepita and goat cheese, fresh salmon poke lettuce wraps, sugar cane beef and chicken skewers with pineapple slaw, ginger-infused grilled black tea and watermelon jalapeño aqua fresca, and coconut macaroons. Tickets are $20.
Saturday, June 20
Best Little Brewfest in Texas in Old Town Lewisville
This charity festival and competition features more than 80 breweries (many from Texas) and 200-plus craft brews. In addition you will find craft ciders, Texas wines and distilled spirits for sampling. Winners are announced at 4 pm at the main stage in the new Ferguson Park. Doors open at 3 pm for general admission and 1 pm for VIP. Tickets start at $40; your designated driver gets in for $15.
Sunday, June 21 (Father’s Day)
Canary By Gorji
Special fixed-price menu from 5-9 pm. Menu items include choice of Caesar or spinach and arugula salad, choice of pork chop or Copper River salmon, and choice of four-berry sorbet or flourless chocolate cake. Cost is $45 a person. Call 972-503-7080.
Special Father’s Day crab boil prepared by executive chef Richard Blankenship is served family-style for $45 per person. Feast on whole Gulf blue crab, potatoes, corn on the cob, housemade sausages, and bread. The regular brunch menu also is available. Call 214-261-4500.
Fixed-price brunch menu includes items such as crab cake Benedict, prime rib hash, pork belly and ham sandwich, and more. The cost is $39 per person. Call 469-229-9111.
Father’s Day package includes a GeO-Deck ticket for Dad, 4-by-6 printed and digital photo with Dad, a BBQ platter at Cloud Nine Cafe and a car wash voucher. The BBQ platter includes a half rack of ribs with bourbon glaze, smoked butter sweet corn, loaded baked potato and double chocolate whoopie pie. Come anytime from 11 am to 9 pm. Tickets are $45.
The Second Floor
Three-meat dinner (available June 18-21) includes house lamb kielbasa, spiced pressed pork shoulder and seared peppered ostrich tenderloin for $40. Dessert is on the house for Dad. Call 972-450-2978.
Make Pizza for Dad at Greenville Avenue Pizza Company
During this 30-minute lesson, kids learn the art of pizza making as they create pies with Dad’s preferred toppings — and then help him eat it, of course. The experience also includes a chef’s hat and a magnet photo featuring Munchie the Slice. The class costs $35 and lasts from noon-4 pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Monday, June 22
Karbach Brewing Co. Dinner at Meddlesome Moth
This is the Dallas debut for Karbach Brewing Co., and brewmaster Eric Warner will be in attendance. The five-course dinner complements featured beers such as Love Street, Weisse Versa, Hopadillo, Hop Delusion, Three Legged Lab and Bourbon Barrel Imperial Hellfighter. The event starts at 6 pm and costs $65 per person. There are only 30 seats available, so call 214-628-7900 for reservations.