This Week in Gluttony

LYFE Kitchen grand opening tops best food and drink events in Dallas

LYFE Kitchen grand opening tops best food and drink events in Dallas

LYFE Kitchen
LYFE Kitchen celebrates its newest location in West Village with a party on July 30. Photo by Marc Lee
Komali, watermelon salad
Watermelon salad is on the menu for the Herradura tequila dinner at Komali. Photo by Kevin Marple
FT33 restaurant in the Dallas Design District
Hit FT33 for a black truffle dinner on August 4. Photo by Kevin Marple
R Bar & Grill chef
R Bar & Grill chef Michael West is cooking at Dallas Farmers Market on August 2. Photo courtesy of R Bar & Grill
Abacus restaurant in Dallas
Abacus is hosting a rose wine dinner on July 31. Abacus Restaurant/Facebook
LYFE Kitchen
Komali, watermelon salad
FT33 restaurant in the Dallas Design District
R Bar & Grill chef
Abacus restaurant in Dallas

Variety is the theme for This Week in Gluttony, with options ranging from a tequila dinner to a truffle celebration to a cooking class at the Dallas Farmers Market. You can also help welcome LYFE Kitchen to West Village and meet the celebrity chefs behind the menu.

Enough talk. Dig in.

Wednesday, July 30

Grand Opening Celebration at LYFE Kitchen
LYFE Kitchen celebrates its grand opening at West Village with special appearances by chefs Art Smith (formerly Oprah's personal chef), Tal Ronnen and Jeremy Bringardner. Menu favorites include Smith's famous chicken, grass-fed burgers and steaks, and vegan and vegetarian creations inspired by Ronnen. Enjoy complimentary bites and drinks. Festivities start at 7 pm. RSVP to rsvp@biginkpr.com.

Keep the Growler Night at Craft and Growler
Rabbit Hole Brewing presents its first 48 growlers ever, and four Rabbit Hole brews are on tap at this event. If you get there in time, you can take home a growler; just buy a 64-ounce fill of any Rabbit Hole brew, and the growler is yours. The tap list includes Wonderlust, Mike Modano 561 and Rapture Fusion Brown. The drinking starts at 6 pm.

Thursday, July 31

Herradura Tequila Dinner at Komali
Executive chef Julio Peraza and Herradura tequila present this five-course tasting menu featuring chef-driven Mexico City cuisine and cocktail pairings by mixologist Leann Berry. Dishes include watermelon salad with cotija cheese and artisanal ham, sea bass al pastor, crispy sweetbread and pork belly tacos, marinated lamb chops, and blue corn profiteroles. Dinner starts at 7 pm and costs $80 per person. Email jennifer@komalirestaurant.com or call 214-252-0200 to reserve your spot.

Rosé Wine Dinner With Todd Ruback at Abacus
Abacus welcomes Todd Ruback of Vineyard Brands, who offers insight on each label of rosé. Kent Rathbun provides a four-course menu with dishes such as foie gras pastrami and Copper river salmon. Taste your way through the wine countries of Spain, France and California, with both still and sparkling selections. Cost is $120 a person; reservations can be made by calling 214-520-0151.

Saturday, August 2

An Introduction to R Bar & Grill at Dallas Farmers Market
As part of its ongoing series, the Dallas Farmers Market welcomes Michael West of R Bar & Grill. West leads a cooking class during which he prepares dishes from his restaurant at the Hilton Arlington. The class runs from 11:30 am-1 pm and costs $25 if you pay before July 31; it goes up to $30 at the door. For more information, call 214-653-8088.

Monday, August 4

Black Truffle Dinner at FT33
FT33 celebrates Australian truffle season by whipping up a five-course dinner featuring fresh black truffle-infused creations. Think scallops with black truffle and chive; local Wagyu with black truffle, potatoes and heirloom garlic; and foie gras and black truffle éclair with white chocolate. Cost is $115 per person (plus $55 for wine pairings). Dinner starts at 6 pm. Call 214-741-2629 for reservations.