We realize that everyone is making their way to the State Fair of Texas to live out their fried food fantasies, but it’s still a busy week on the food events front. And if you are a philanthropic diner, then you are in luck, because this week is all about chowing down for a cause.
Tuesday, September 29
Hope is Brewing at Community Beer Company
Love146 is an international humanitarian nonprofit dedicated to the abolition of child trafficking and exploitation. At this celebration, activists can come together for a good cause, creating awareness for the Love146 mission and a welcoming environment for friends and supporters. Tickets start at $35 and include dinner and craft beer. The event starts at 6:30 pm.
Friday, October 2
Taste of the Anatole Festival at Hilton Anatole
This inaugural three-day celebration is packed with international wine, cuisine, and music featuring Uptown Jazz Dallas. The festival includes an international tasting on Friday evening, followed by Saturday afternoon educational workshops and an evening grand tasting, before concluding with a lavish Sunday brunch. Tickets start at $45, and the fun kicks off on Friday at 6 pm.
Chef John Tesar’s Burgers & Burgundy
This is the swankiest backyard barbecue you will ever attend. Chef John Tesar and his celebrity chef buds cook burgers of all kinds, and the Burgundy wine flows nonstop. All proceeds benefit DIFFA Dallas, which raises funds for organizations fighting HIV/AIDS. Tickets begin at $85, and the event starts at 6:30 pm, and the home of Karen and Bill Seanor.
Saturday, October 3
Texas Beer Camp at Long Road Farm
This is a 24-hour camping event created to bring beer lovers, home brewers, and music lovers together. It is a bring-your-own-beer event, so come prepared to share your home brews or your favorite commercial beers. This event also features live Texas music, home brewing demonstrations, and a charity raffle to benefit Homebrew for Heroes. Tickets start at $40, and the event kicks off at 10 am.
Smoked Dallas at Main Street Garden
Chefs from all over the country are making their way to Dallas to show off their unique barbecue chops. Another impressive aspect of this event is the live music, with performances by Asleep At The Wheel, The Suffers, Bobby Patterson, Pleasant Grove, The Vandoliers, Dean Fearing’s Lost Coyote, and Quaker City Nighthawks. Tickets start at $22, and the event starts at 1 pm.
Oktoberfest at Community Beer Company
Doors open at 2 pm for the tapping of Communitys specialty small batch Oktoberfest Lager. With each ticket, guests get a limited-edition commemorative Community Beer stein. Rusted Truck Ranch will be onsite, grilling up brats and other delicious Bavarian-esque foods. Also expect live music, brewery drinking games, and local artwork on display. Tickets are $22 and are expected to sell out.
Sunday, October 4
Bishop Arts Food Walking Tour
This tour explores the amazing restaurants that make up the Bishop Arts District, including Eno’s Pizza, Lockhart Smokehouse, and Veracruz Cafe. Also learn the colorful history of Oak Cliff and its unique Bishop Arts neighborhood. Tickets are $45, and tours are limited to 15 people. The tour starts at Veracruz Cafe at 11 am.