When you start off the week with a rainy morning and temperatures in the 70s during a scorching Texas summer, it is hard not to feel optimistic. But just in case the 100-degree afternoons and bone-dry forecast return, here are five food and drink events to help us feel just as energized we did when those Monday morning sprinkles were falling.
Tuesday, July 31
Dulce Vida Tequila Tasting at Taco Diner
The West Village location of Taco Diner is offering guests a chance to learn from tequila experts about their organic, 100 percent blue agave, low cal/low carb tequilas that are made with all-natural ingredients. Taste three Dulce Vida infused tequilas and enjoy Taco Diner's new Frozen Paloma with Dulce Vida-infused grapefruit tequila. Tickets are $30 and the event starts at 6 pm.
Wednesday, August 1
Two Year Celebration at Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar
The Design District location of Pie Tap is turning 2 years old, and guests are invited to celebrate with specials available all day starting at 11 am. Specials include $2 frozen Ripsaws, $10 pies, and $10 Half Bird plus one side and sauce.
French Wine and Cheese at Scardello Artisan Cheese
Explore the land of 1,000 cheeses paired with the fantastic wines from several of the best wine regions of France. Tickets are $40, and the class begins at 7 pm. There is also an option for a Thursday night class, too. Experience true cheese bliss, or as they say in France, “Joie de Vivre!”
Friday, August 3
Food Truck Fridays at Trinity Falls
Connoisseurs of food truck fare can prepare to be impressed by this McKinney event happening each Friday. Not only will there be delicious grub, but a DJ, bounce house, and lawn games will keep folks entertained. This event is free to attend, and the food trucks will start serving at 5 pm.
Saturday, August 4
Watermelon Festival at the Dallas Farmers Market
Besides having mounds of melons for picking out and taking home, it will be a full day filled with family activities, including a barnyard petting zoo, watermelon-themed kids crafts, story time, watermelon games, tastings, demonstrations, dancing, and live music on stage. There will be melons as heavy as 45 pounds, while the small Sugar Babies can be as small as four pounds. Admission is free, and the fun starts at 9 am.