It’s Restaurant Week, which means that everybody’s got a little bit of something going on. However, this week’s food events are totally different from those fixed-price experiences.
You’ll find a handful of boozy options, including one for philanthropy, plus Fearing’s sixth anniversary party and a Hatch chile cook-off for the Golden Chile. It’s important stuff.
Thursday, August 15
29 Pieces' "Dallas Love Project" Kickoff Party at Deep Ellum Brewing
29 Pieces launches its Indigogo “Dallas Love Project” at Deep Ellum Brewing Company from 6 to 8:30 pm. Half of the proceeds from the Thursday tour go to the project, which hopes to 20,000 pieces of art to commemorate JFK’s 50th Anniversary. The tour includes three pints of DEBC beer, a “Love Runs Deep” pint glass and live music. Tickets are $10 online or at the door.
Cocktail Evening at Cafe Modern
Enjoy an array of cocktails made with Reyka Vodka, Milagro Tequila, Monkey Shoulder Whisky and more at Cafe Modern’s Cocktail Evening from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Chef Dena Peterson prepares small plates to complement the cocktails; live music by Vandell Andrew provides the background sounds. Cost is $60 per person, and reservations can be made at 817-840-2157.
Friday, August 16
Dogfish Head Tape Takeover and Yappy Hour at Whole Foods Highland Park
Dogfish Head Brewery takes over the taps at Whole Foods in Highland Park, and your pups are invited to the Yappy Hour. Enjoy beers such as 90 Minute IPA, Midas Touch and Raison D’Etre at happy hour prices, plus live music for the humans and treats for the dogs. The party runs from 6 to 10 pm.
Sunday, August 18
Fearing’s Sixth Anniversary Barbecue with Dean Fearing and Chris Lilly
Fearing’s celebrates its sixth birthday with an indoor/outdoor party co-hosted by chef Dean Fearing and barbecue guru Chris Lilly. The four-course meal includes dishes such as gouda grits, “world championship” pulled pork and beef short ribs. Deep Ellum Brewing’s brewer, Jeremy Hunt, suggests pairings. Tickets are $75 per person. The evening starts at 6:30 pm with a reception with appetizers.
Iron Chef: Hatch Chile Challenge at Southlake Central Market
Chile-heads get their fix as local chefs handle a mystery basket of ingredients, including Hatch chiles. Chefs have one hour to create the dish as on-lookers sip wine and beer samples. Judges ultimately decide the winner of the Golden Chile, but that doesn’t mean you don’t get to try the dishes. The event is $25 and runs from 3 to 5 pm.