Veggies, oysters, and a casual coding session over brews. What more could the Dallas foodie want? Well, how about wine dinners, food festivals, and a chance to celebrate a shining star on the Dallas bar scene, for starters.
Tuesday, October 18
Oktoberfest Tour: Code + Brews at On Rotation
Hop over to your favorite local brewery and join General Assembly for a beer and mini intro to coding lesson with their web development instructor. They'll teach you the basics and let you "code along" in a beer API with a cold IPA. Admission is free, and the event begins at 6:30 pm.
Gaja Wine Pairing Dinner at Savor Gastropub
This Tuscan wine event features a six-course dinner with courses that include ahi tuna crudo, housemade pappardelle with ragu alla bolognese, and bistecca alla fiorentina. Tickets are $295, and the event starts at 7 pm. Seats are limited and require a reservation by calling 214-740-7228.
Thursday, October 20
Henry's Majestic 2nd Anniversary Celebration
Knox Henderson's most happening hideaway celebrates its accomplishments on the Dallas bar scene with a pig roast feast, music from Armstead, cake, and a High West signature birthday shot. Admission is free, and the celebration starts at 5 pm.
Dallas Downtown Hoedown at Dallas Farmers Market
Enjoy the talents of some of the city’s top chefs and food artisans accompanied by luscious libations, live music, and lots of dancing. Chefs participating include Anastacia Quinones, Oddfellows; Chad Houser, Cafe Momentum; Estevan Galindo, Hattie's; Mark Wootton, Garden Cafe; and many more. Tickets are $50, and the event begins at 6:30 pm. One hundred percent of funds raised go to supporting the efforts of the Dallas Farmers Market Friends.
Oysters and Martinis at Dallas Fish Market
Executive chef Richard Triptow invites you for a night of sampling fine-catch oysters from all over North America while sipping ice-cold martinis. This particular sampling includes selections from New Brunswick and Prince Edwards Island. Tickets are $50, and the event starts at 6:30 pm.
Sojourn Cellars Wine Dinner at Abacus
Executive chef Chris Patrick welcomes Sonoma-based Sojourn Cellars for a four-course wine dinner showcasing the winery's best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Courses include grilled Carabinero prawn with lobster-scampi butter; pork-lace-wrapped ahi tuna; slow-cooked aged Rosewood Ranch beef; and a Sacher torte with pistachio crumble. Cost is $200 a person, and dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Reservations are required by contacting Stephanie Conder at 214-520-0151.
Saturday, October 22
Park & Palate Grand Tasting at Klyde Warren Park
In its second year, this two-day shindig starts with the already-sold-out Down to the Roots event, where 12 chefs create comfort food with a modern twist. But the main attraction is the grand tasting, with 30 chefs and 30 wineries offering tastings, cooking demos, and book signings. All proceeds go directly back to Klyde Warren Park. Tickets start at $75, and the event lasts from 2-6 pm.
Texas Veggie Fair at Reverchon Park
This free, dog-friendly event is wildly popular in Dallas, and you should expect a packed park full of veggie-enthusiasts. It’s the largest veggie festival in Texas and features speakers, chef demos, live music, and vendors galore. This year's speakers include author Eddie Garza, chef Miguel Bautista, nutritionist Martica Heaner, and more. The festival lasts from 11 am to 6 pm.