This Week in Gluttony

These are the 6 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

These are the 6 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

Third Coast tortilla soup
Enjoy a piping hot bowl of soup for a good cause at the North Texas Food Bank's Empty Bowls event on March 5.  Photo by Nick de la Torre

It's a cold week in Dallas and what better way to warm up than with soup, tequila, and crawfish? A favorite steakhouse is even taking time to honor women and wine, which are two things that should always be celebrated.

Tuesday, March 5 

Empty Bowls at Perot Family Campus
The North Texas Food Bank celebrates the 20th annual event at its brand new Perot Family Campus in Plano. Guests can explore the distribution center and see the core of the organization's operations; they provide over 72 million meals annually. Empty Bowls features bowl-friendly fare from 20-plus of North Texas’ finest restaurants, hand-crafted bowls from local artisans, live entertainment, and more. Tickets start at $40 and the event starts at 6 pm. 

Patrón Tequila Dinner at Mexican Sugar
The Plano Mexican food staple is teaming up with Patrón to host a fantastic evening of food and tequila. Courses include lobster quesadillas, roasted duck fideo, adobo chicken and poblano risotto, fig and chipotle lamb chops, and toasted almond tres leches. Tickets are $70 and reservations can be made at 972-943-0984. 

Wednesday, March 6

Alternative Cuts of Meat Class at Central Market Lovers Lane
Discover the alternative cuts of meat that are making their way onto restaurant menus and in the cases of Central Market. The class discusses where these cuts come from, how they are traditionally served, and which cooking methods will bring out their best flavor. Working in teams, guests cook with these cuts and then sample the results at the end of class. Cuts include hangar steak, tri tip, coulotte, short rib, and pork belly. Tickets are $65 and the class starts at 6:30 pm. 

Thursday, March 7

Women in Wine Dinner at Del Frisco's
In recognition of International Women’s Month, a five-course menu is being paired with Pride Mountain Vineyards wines by noteworthy female winemaker Sally Johnson. Courses include Day Boat sea scallop crudo, black truffle gnocchi, Rosewood Wagyu striploin, and more. Tickets are $195, and the dinner starts at 6:30 pm. RSVP here for all three locations. 

Amador Bourbon Tasting at Abacus
The Abacus lounge is serving up signature Amador Bourbon cocktails, including the barrel aged old fashioned. Guests can enjoy appetizers that are specifically created to enhance the flavors of the spirit of the evening. Tickets are $30 and the event starts at 5 pm. Reservations are required by contacting Heather at 214-559-3111.

Saturday, March 9

Crawfish Boil on the Rue at Trinity Falls
At this Mardi Gras-themed event, eventgoers can enjoy pedi-cab tours of B.B. Owen Park, street performers, balloon artists, stilt walkers, a bounce house, a photo bus, and more. Food trucks will have Cajun/Creole and child-friendly items for purchase, and adults can relax in the beer and wine garden. Live music is also on the agenda. Tickets are  $1 and all proceeds are donated to the North Texas Food Bank. The event is 3-7 pm.