It may be the heat of summer, but that isn't stopping the barbecue gods from sending down an epic list of events this week. And when Graham Dodds hosts a unique cooking event with Doug Pickering, you know it's going to be a good week.
Tuesday, July 12
Prairie Artisan Ale Beer Dinner at On Rotation
Join On Rotation for its first official beer dinner featuring Prairie Artisan Ales and food by Luck. This dinner pairs five 8-ounce beers with four courses. Beers are also available after dinner for a special $5 price. Courses include marinated chicken gyros, foie gras bratwurst on pumpernickel toast, scotch eggs, and tres leches cake. Tickets are $40, and dinner starts at 6 pm.
Friday, July 15
Big Summer Block Party at Smoke Plano
In conjunction with Premier Grilling, Smoke is hosting an epic party featuring free food; Texas craft beer and spirits; live music by the Music Ninjas; and lots of prizes including grills, hotel stays, and free dinners. This event is free and lasts from 5 to 9 pm.
Texas Monthly Barbecue Week celebration at Cattleack Barbeque
From 11 am to 2 pm, enjoy a special Cattleack Attack plus drink for $13. This special treat consists of Frito’s, pulled pork or chopped brisket, and burnt-end beans, all topped with onions, peppers, hatch chiles, cheese, and sauce. Paired with a donation from Texas Monthly, $1 from every Texas Barbecue Week plate purchased will benefit Foodways Texas, an organization with a mission to preserve, promote, and celebrate the diverse food cultures of Texas.
Saturday, July 16
First Year Anniversary Party at Oak Highlands Brewery
Celebrate your favorite new Dallas brewery turning 1 with live music by Ryan Berg, Vincent and the Old Souls, and Shotgun Friday. There are also food trucks, lawn games, and over 20 beers on draft. Bella Trino's Pizzeria Food Truck is serving food from noon to 6 pm, and Double M BBQ is next up from 6-9 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and include tokens for three beers, a special one-year anniversary pint glass, and a koozie.
Texas Monthly Barbecue Week celebration at Lockhart Smokehouse
From 11 am to 2 pm, enjoy a three meat combo plus drink for $15.99. Paired with a donation from Texas Monthly, $1 from every Texas Barbecue Week plate purchased will benefit Foodways Texas, an organization with a mission to preserve, promote, and celebrate the diverse food cultures of Texas.
Sunday, July 17
Texas Frontier Cookin' at Wayward Sons
Graham Dodds and special guest Doug Pickering are serving up a hearty meal for your Sunday supper. Enjoy Southern favorites like black-eyed pea and corn fritters, cornbread and biscuits, Rosewood wagyu beef, Texas quail with Celina plums, buffalo skirt steak, and more. Dinner is $45, and seatings are at 6, 7, and 8 pm. Call 214-828-2888 for reservations.
Americano Family-Style Sunday Dinner Menu
Paying homage to the Italian tradition of enjoying festive Sunday suppers with family and friends, Americano introduces executive chef Matt Ford’s new family-style dinner menu, available every Sunday night from 5 to 10 p.m. The menu includes a selection of salad, pizza, and pasta served for the table, along with a choice of housemade gelato, for $28 per person ($12 for kids 12 and under.) Call 214-261-4600 for reservations.
Monday, July 18
Guest Chef Series at FT33
FT33’s guest-chef dinner series continues when Justin Severino of Pittsburg's Cure drops by for a night dedicated to innovation and collaboration. The eight-course dinner costs $95 per person, plus $55 for optional wine pairings. The dinner starts at 6 pm; call 214-741-2629 for reservations.