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These are the 5 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

These are the 5 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

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Test-drive a croissant waffle ice cream sandwich at Bisous Bisous Patisserie August 5-6. Photo by Chelsea Conway

It's August now, which is also known by many as DFW Restaurant Month. It's technically "week," but most of the participating restaurants stretch it out into a month-long affair. We think you should too.

Wednesday, August 2

Grey Goose Vodka mixology class at Texas de Brazil
Discover how to make the perfect Grey Goose cocktail at this mixology event, which includes the Caipiroska — the vodka version of the Caipirinha. Guests can create two cocktails and enjoy signature Texas de Brazil appetizers. Those choosing to partake in the full rodizio-style experience following the mixology event receive a 25-percent discount on dinner. Tickets are $35, and the event begins at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, August 3

DFW Restaurant Week Food & Wine Night at One Arts Plaza
Kick off the 20th anniversary of DFW Restaurant Week with a special evening of food and fun. Enjoy craft cocktails and wine samples, tasty bites from top DFW restaurants, and a musical performance by one of Broadway’s top talents, Linda Eder. The event benefits the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope. Tickets start at $50, and the event starts at 6 pm.

Friday, August 4

First Friday at the Dallas Farmers Market
You'll find local merchants, artisans, brews, food, and live music at this family-friendly event. Attendees can also take advantage of exclusive specials and promotions that are offered throughout the evening. The event is free and lasts from 6-9 pm.

Saturday, August 5

Summer "Sammy" Pop-Up at Bisous Bisous Patisserie
Chef/owner Andrea Meyer is playing with new pastry and ice cream combinations to feature in the shop — and you get to benefit from it. Croissant waffle ice cream sandwiches are this weekend's experiment, and the flavors for this weekend are Tahitian vanilla bean, mixed berry cheesecake, and Valrhona chocolate hazelnut. Pick up these treats while they last from 11:30 am-7 pm on Saturday and 10 am-5 pm on Sunday.

Sunday, August 6

Sake Sunday at Niwa Japanese BBQ
This event is hosted by George Kaiho and features sakes from Austin's Genji Sake. Each sake is paired with a dish from chefs Jimmy Niwa and Daniel Leon. The event includes expert guidance on the sake's history and tasting notes in addition to guests receiving a keepsake booklet for notes. Tickets start at $20, and the event kicks off at 6 pm. Call 214-741–6492 for reservations.