Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, and there are plenty of food and drink events to get you in the holiday spirit. From a fantasy football draft at Rahr & Sons Brewing Company to a weekend-long blues and BBQ festival, you won’t even need to fire up your own grill.
Tuesday, August 26
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company presents Fantasy Football Draft
Rahr & Sons is gearing up for football season with a fantasy football draft party. Throughout football season, the brewery hosts several special tour and tasting events, featuring tailgate fare from a variety of local food trucks, including TX Ballpark Express, 360 Catering, Tail Feathers Wing Wagon, Gepetto’s Pizza Truck and Wayne’s Flame. Teams can register for $25 per person, and that includes snacks, drinks and Wi-Fi access. Fun starts at 6:30 pm.
August Wine Dinner at Sevy’s Grill
Kevin Henry from Palm Bay International joins Sevy’s for a dinner featuring Argentinean wines. Courses include charred tomato, ricotta and olives on grilled bread; griddled sea bass; lamb with summer vegetables; whole roasted rib-eye with chimichurri; and dulce de leche panqueque. Reception starts at 6:30 pm. Price is $75 per person. Call 214-265-7389 for reservations.
Buns, Balls and Wieners at Samson’s Gourmet Hot Dogs
Celebrate Samson’s one-year anniversary with $5 dogs, $4 tapioca boba balls from Bobaddiction, and a billboard-viewing party in honor of the billboard outside the restaurant (just because). The first 50 guests receive a free teenie weenie. A portion of proceeds benefits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children. The fun lasts from 7 to 10 pm.
Thursday, August 28
Rahr & Sons Beer Dinner at Del Frisco’s Grille in Fort Worth
In its second appearance on This Week in Gluttony, Rahr & Sons teams up with Del Frisco’s Grille for a dinner featuring ale, IPA, Doppelbock and lager. Dishes include pan-seared bay scallops, beer-battered grouper tacos, lollipop lamb chops, and Nutella and peanut butter bread pudding. Price is $69 a person, and dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Call 817-887-9900 for reservations.
Friday, August 29
Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival
Enjoy three days of barbecue competitions at this popular annual festival. Blues music is as important as the ’cue, and performers include Petty Theft, Old Gray Mule and Cookie McGee. General admissions tickets start at $7; you can buy them online. The event takes place on the the grounds across the street from City Hall. Festivities run 6-10 pm on Friday and 2-10 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Sunday, August 31
Labor Day Lobster Boil at Driftwood
Enjoy whole Maine lobster and sides of New England-style corn and potatoes for just $28 a person, as well as shucked oysters at a custom raw bar inside the restaurant. There are also special prices on cocktails, wine and beer. A DJ provides the soundtrack. Call 214-942-2530 for reservations. Fun starts at 2 pm.