It’s a rainy week, perfect for nesting after work and catching up on Netflix. But if you’re itching to get out of the house and get a little foody, there are options. You can learn how to cook seasonal Italian courtesy of some Brooklyn chefs, or explore an outdoor market that’s indoors, of all places. Plus Flying Saucer in Addison hosts its third annual BrewBQ with some rare Texas beers.
Tuesday, July 16
Franny’s Cooking Class at Central Market: Simple, Seasonal Italian
Chef Andrew Feinberg and wine director Francine Stephens own Franny’s in Brooklyn. They are in Dallas to teach the techniques that got them named to Newsweek’s “101 Best Places to Eat in the World.” The pair shows you how to prepare seasonal Italian dishes like crostino of whipped eggplant and anchovy, squid with lovage salsa verde, and spaghetti with chiles, herbs and ricotta. Seats are $65 and include a copy of Franny’s Simple, Seasonal, Italian cookbook. The class begins at 6:30 pm.
Thursday, July 18
Landmark Global Wine Dinner
The Landmark Dine and Wine Bar at the Warwick Melrose hosts a globally inspired four-course wine dinner with a reception at 6:30 and dinner at 7 pm. Danni Simross from Quintessential Wines presents the pairings. Dishes include grilled Thai shrimp and wakame salad paired with 2012 Gustave Lorentze Le Rose from France and a grilled Cervena venison medallion with celery root mousseline, baby heirloom carrots and a red wine reduction paired with 2009 Bianchi Particular Malbec from Argentina. Reservations are $85 per person and can be made online or 214-224-3152.
Friday, July 19
Cook Hall and Four Corners Beer Dinner
Cook Hall hosts Four Corners Brewery for a five-course beer dinner. Courses include baby octopus salad with rosemary and olives paired with Paletero Pale Ale, pork belly sliders paired with El Chingon IPA, and braised short rib with fried summer squash paired with Red’s Roja American Amber. Seats are $55 per person and can be had at 214-397-4111.
Saturday, July 20
Third Anniversary Indoor Party for Deep Ellum Outdoor Market
The Deep Ellum Outdoor Market heads inside at 2633 Main St. from 11 am to 5 pm to celebrate the event's third anniversary. Check out local vendors, listen to live music, browse the vintage goods, partake in the beer garden and food trucks, and enjoy a petting zoo.
Sunday, July 21
Flying Saucer Third Annual BeerBQ
The Flying Saucer in Addison hosts its third annual BeerBQ from 1 to 6 pm. Besides offering food specials like barbecue brisket bratzel and deep fried brat dogs throughout the afternoon, Flying Saucer has a bevy of rare Texas beers, including brews from Real Ale’s Mysterium Verum series like Volume XV and Highlander, as well as Saint Arnold Brewing’s Bishop Barrels No. 2 and No. 3 and Divine Reserve casks from the last two years.