This Week in Gluttony is filled with food trucks, bar crawls, grand opening parties and one dinner prepared without electricity. Intrigued? Read on.
Friday, July 18
Food Truck Frenzy at Fair Park
The most popular food trucks in Dallas-Fort Worth roll into the Esplanade at Fair Park from 11 am-2 pm, including Gandolfo’s Deli, The Taste of Cuba, Rockn’ Rick’s, Bombay Street Food, Bellatrino, What’s Da Scoop?, Little Greek Food Truck and Flatlanders Taco Company. Snack on food truck fare while you take in the popular Esplanade Fountain musical water show. Songbird Jones provides the tunes, and the fun kicks off at 11 am. Best of all? Admission is free.
Camp Bowie District Presents 2014 Neighborhood Bar Crawl
Attendees can enjoy cold Rahr beer while they crawl the best neighborhood bars on Camp Bowie in Fort Worth. The crawl kicks off at 5 pm at Showdown Saloon, where your first beer is $10, including a pint glass. The second stop is Sarah’s Place (6:30-8 pm), where Lee's Grilled Cheese food truck is serving food. The Mule Pub is the last stop (8-9:30 pm), where Sauzy's food truck serves the vittles. Rahr beer refills are $3. A portion of proceeds benefits the planting of fresh blooms along Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Saturday, July 19
Hard Rock Anniversary Party Benefiting Paws in the City
To mark five years of business, Hard Rock Cafe Dallas is throwing a party benefiting Paws in the City. The restaurant is serving discounted drinks and appetizers, and adoptable puppies will be on the restaurant patio from 5-8 pm for guests to play with and hopefully take home. One dollar from each drink and appetizer purchased throughout the evening goes to Paws in the City. Other specials include $4 draft beers, $5 wines and $6 premium cocktails.
Bishop Cider Company's Grand Opening Bash
Bishop Cider Company taps its inaugural keg at 3 pm, and the fun lasts until 10 pm. Tickets cost $32 and include a 32-ounce flip-top growler emblazoned with the Bishop Cider logo, a sample flight of BCC's first three ciders, a slice of pizza from Zoli's and access to all of the entertainment. You have to show your receipt at the door with either your phone or a paper copy, so be prepared, people. You can also buy at ticket for $22, but it doesn't include cider in your growler. Bands include Roomsounds, Cody Jasper and Daniel Rocha. You can buy tickets online.
Monday, July 21
Guest Chef Dinner With Brandon Baltzley at FT33
FT33 chef-owner Matt McCallister teams up with Brandon Baltzley of the recently opened TMIP Restaurant at Exterior Farm in Michigan City, Indiana, for an eight-course meal prepared without electricity or modern cooking techniques. All cooking will be done over a live fire, and guests will dine by candlelight. Dishes will include no more than three components. The meal is $105 per person; an extra $55 per person gets you wine pairings. Dinner starts at 7 pm, and reservations are required. Call 214-741- 2629 to RSVP.