This week is different. This week is not about the weekend. Nope. This week is about Thursday night. Whether you'd like to nosh on Chinese New Year cuisine with Kent Rathbun or sip throwback cocktails at Bonefish Grill, you'll be full and happy in time to relax during the weekend.
Thursday, January 23
Chinese New Year Garden-to-Table Dinner at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Chef Kent Rathbun presents a delicious menu that includes assorted dumplings, spring rolls, Mongolian barbecue ribs, Chinese cabbage, and more. Rathbun will demonstrate how to make dumplings and how to prepare the perfect ribs. The event includes white wine and Chinese beer pairings. Dessert consists of avocado-raspberry roulade and a light red wine. Tickets are $145 and dinner starts at 6:30 pm.
Cheese 101 at Scardello Artisan Cheese
Enjoy comparative tastings of cheese and get all of your burning cheese-related questions answered in this session. And as always, there will be booze. Tickets are $40 and the event starts at 7 pm.
Throwback Thursday at Bonefish Grill
In honor of 20 years in business, Bonefish Grill invites diners to join their fresh fish experts for two decades' worth of throwback dishes and cocktails. Think blackened salmon pasta, bang bang shrimp, glowfish martinis, Parkers margaritas, and more.
Robert Burns Scotch Event at Twin Liquors
Guided tastings with food pairings. That's all the information that's been released about this Twin Liquors event. But fans of Aberfeldy, Deveron, Brackla, and Craigeellachie family of scotches won't want to miss their favorite pours. Tickets are $25 and the event starts at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, January 25
Community Beer Company 7th Anniversary Party
This year's "Vintage Vegas" theme includes beer (we're talking 70 plus beers). live music, and everyone's favorite food trucks. Tickets start at $30 and the fun kicks off at noon. And yes, Community Beer Company promises that they rented more porta potties this year.
Parks Coffee Roastery Tour
Enjoy a one-hour tour for an inside look into the entire roasting process, from farm to cup. Explore the cupping process of select single-origin coffees paired with pastries. Tours are $10 and limited to 12 guests. It kicks off at 10 am.
Chinese New Year at Fine China
Statler Hotel restaurant will celebrate Chinese New Year via a three-course meal with shu mai dumplings, chicken meatballs, char siu pork buns, kung pao chicken, salt & pepper shrimp, and roasted duck. Dessert options include rice pudding or Chinese 5-spice cinnamon fried sweet bread. Tickets are $35, and dinner begins at 5 pm.
Sunday, January 26
Ill Minster Pub Turns 3
Plucky Cedar Springs pub celebrates its third birthday in trademark irreverent fashion with a wink to the Queen of England. It's free to get in and they'll be serving free pizza from 6-7 pm, plus $5 cocktails and $3 shots from 6 pm-midnight.