This Week in Gluttony

These are the 5 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

These are the 5 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

meat fight 2016
Meat Fight is Sunday, November 12 at the Longhorn Ballroom. Photo by Jeff Amador Courtesy of meat fight 2016
Matt Orth's drink at Woodford Reserve Manhattan party
Woodford Reserve and Harlowe MXM are teaming up to throw a Holiday Spirit Social on Monday, November 12 at 2015 at Trinity Groves. Photo by Shana Anderson
A Tasteful Place at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
The Texas Woman's University Savor the Flavor Series kicks off at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden's latest attraction, A Tasteful Place, on Wednesday, November 8. Photo courtesy of Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Pappas Bros Steakhouse downtown wine glasses
The annual holiday wine tasting event at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is Friday, November 10. Photo courtesy of Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
meat fight 2016
Matt Orth's drink at Woodford Reserve Manhattan party
A Tasteful Place at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Pappas Bros Steakhouse downtown wine glasses

This week's food events are trying really hard to get you into the holiday spirit. But if it's just too soon and you are into it just yet, there's always wine and barbecue to comfort you until you are ready to be all fa-la-la like the rest of us.

Wednesday, November 8

Savor the Flavor Series at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Texas Woman's University instructors and students share easy and immediately impactful food tips like learning to incorporate seasonal vegetables and herbs into a daily diet while simultaneously using time- and cost-saving tips designed to maximize the budget. Enjoy a sample of their recipes at the end of their talk. This series features four events, and this particular session is titled "Happy, Healthy Greens." Tickets are free, and the event kicks off at 10 am.

Corra Wine Dinner at Next Bistro
Celia Welch, winemaker for Corra Wines, comes to Colleyville to lead a wine dinner featuring her favorites from the company collection. Tickets are $175, and the dinner starts at 6:45 pm. Call 682-325-4046 to reserve your spot.

Friday, November 10

Holiday Wine Tasting at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Kick off the most wonderful time of year by tasting an array of spectacular wines carefully curated by Pappas Bros. master sommelier, Barbara Werley. Guests can taste a chef selection of seasonal hors d’oeuvres and celebrate a year full of great wines and good cheer. Tickets are $80, and the event starts at 6 pm. Call 214-366- 2000 for reservations.

Sunday, November 12

Meat Fight 2017 at Longhorn Ballroom
This wildly popular event benefits the National MS Society and involves Dallas’ top chefs competing for smoked meat bragging rights, as determined by barbecue authorities like Texas Monthly’s Daniel Vaughn. Tickets are $135, and the fun starts at 6 pm. It's shocking that this event isn't already sold out, so get your tickets while you still can.

Monday, November 12

Holiday Spirit Social at 3015 at Trinity Groves
Woodford Reserve and Harlowe MXM invite you to get in the holiday spirit by enjoying samples of holiday cocktails perfectly paired with festive appetizers. Other activities include Woodford Reserve sampling, holiday meal planning, and tablescape inspiration by Venus & Co. One hundred percent of ticket sales benefit Mankind, an organization that raises funds and awareness for prostate cancer in Texas. Tickets are $35, and and the event begins at 6 pm.

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