Tacos and barbecue for a cause with a side order of fancy burgers and dining en blanc. If that isn't the Dallas dining scene in a nutshell, then I don't know what is.
Tuesday, October 3
John Tesar Cooking Demo at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Chef John Tesar, a James Beard nominee and Top Chef contestant, presents a cooking demo featuring seasonal produce from the garden at the new A Tasteful Place edible display garden. This event is free with paid admission to the Arboretum and it starts at 1 pm. Reserve your spot here.
Wednesday, October 4
National Taco Day $4 Fundraiser at Urban Taco
In honor of National Taco Day, this Uptown eatery is selling $4 tacos all day. For each taco sold, $2 of the proceeds will be donated to Fundación Carlos Slim (in Mexico) to assist in earthquake disaster relief.
Friday, October 6
Burgers and Burgundy at The Joule
Chef John Tesar is rounding up the area's favorite chefs for a foodie fest unlike any other at The Eyeball at The Joule. Guests can expect bunned bites, cocktails, music by DJ Steffi Burns, and the reveal of the 2017-2018 Style Council Ambassadors. Tickets are $150, and the event starts at 6:30 pm. All proceeds benefit DIFFA/Dallas.
Diner en Blanc
The picnic-style Parisian dinner party is popping up again, in another undisclosed location. Participants in this mysterious dinner — 2,400 are expected — are in charge of setting up and taking down the entire operation, leaving no sign of their experience when it is all over. Eschewing Labor Day rules, everyone wears head-to-toe white. Tickets are $40, and more information will be emailed to those who make it off the wait list. Yep, this event is sold out.
Saturday, October 7
Lowest Greenville's Fall Festival
Who doesn't love an epic patio party to kick off the official fall season in Dallas? From 11 am to 6 pm, enjoy food, drinks, music, and local vendors from a variety of shops and restaurants including Joy Macarons, Bullzerk, Hg Sply Co., and more. The event is free but by purchasing a $10 mason jar from Blind Butcher, you can sample 10 different cocktails from participating locations. More info on the event can be found here.
Sunday, October 8
Pitmasters Picnic at Granada Theater
Enjoy delicious barbecue from some of the best pitmasters in the game, including Aaron Franklin, Travis Heim, Billy Durney, and more. There will also be cold beverages and live entertainment by Atlantis Aquarius, Thomas Wynn & the Believers, and The Last Bandoleros. Tickets start at $35, and the doors open at 1 pm. This event is in partnership with Savor Dallas, and all proceeds benefit Cafe Momentum.