After a gluttonous holiday, you may want to detox. But where's the fun in that? Here are five good reasons to get out and eat (and drink) this week:
Tuesday, January 5
Vegan Beer Dinner at Whole Foods Lakewood
Enjoy a chef-prepared vegan beer dinner featuring brews from Community Beer Company. The menu includes crunchy tofu wild rice lettuce wraps, red and golden beet carpaccio with roasted portobello mushrooms, grilled cauliflower with winter pesto, vegan shepherd's pie, and vegan Victoria sponge cake. Cost is $30, and dinner starts at 6 pm.
Wednesday, January 6
Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Messina Hof Grapevine Winery
Enjoy decadent wine and chocolate pairings at this fun event that takes place the first Wednesday of each month. This happy hour event starts at 5 pm and costs $20 a person. Make reservations by calling 817-442-8463.
Friday, January 8
Beer vs. Wine Smackdown at Scardello Artisan Cheese
Experience one of Scardello's famous classes and decide once and for all which is better with cheese: wine or beer. Each of the five rounds consists of one cheese, one wine, and one beer. The class leader takes time to talk about pairing, and the class votes on the favorite. Cost is $40, and the event begins at 8 pm.
Saturday, January 9
Dallas' Best Tacos and Margaritas Tour
Stops on this tasty tour include award-winning margaritas and tacos at Desperados, Velvet Taco, Good2Go Taco, and more. You get a margarita at Desperados (the starting point of the tour) and Velvet Taco, but then you are on your own. The price includes bus transportation, food, drinks, and tour guide. Tickets are $59, and the tour starts at 12:30 pm.
Monday, January 11
Grand Reopening of Pluckers Wing Bar
After a complete overhaul and expansion, this popular spot at Lovers and Greenville is reopening with more than 6,000 square feet (doubled in size) and a new patio. This is the ideal place to watch the college football national championship (at 7:30 pm) on the new video wall, which features two 110-inch multiscreen TV displays.