This Week in Gluttony
Variety best describes this week’s roundup of food events — from soup to meatballs. Oh, and you can taste wines after a yoga class. Told you it was varied.
Wednesday, March 9
Dollar Meatballs at Kenny’s Italian Diner
March 9 is National Meatball Day (every day is National Something Day, isn’t it?), so Kenny’s is offering its famous meatballs for $1 each, from 3-10 pm. Just so you know, the restaurant has long held a contest recognizing diners who can eat the most of the quarter-pound meatballs, on Sundays, when they are also priced at a buck each. The person who eats the most meatballs in one sitting gets them for free. The current record is 22.
Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival Collaborative Wine Dinner at Central Market
Chefs Molly McCook of Ellerbe Fine Foods and Ben Merritt of Fixture team up to prepare a meal that shows off their skills. During dinner, pick up tips from these pros while Central Market experts pair the food with appropriate wines. Courses include spring spinach crepes, poached Gulf shrimp enchiladas, and crispy pecan-crusted Texas quail. Tickets start at $58.50, and the event begins at 6:30 pm.
Thursday, March 10
Savor Dallas at Dallas Arboretum
Celebrate the advent of spring with a stroll through Dallas Arboretum, wine in hand, courtesy of Savor Dallas. In addition to wine, guests can also savor (see what we did there?) food and spirits. Tickets start at $63, and the event kicks off at 6:30 pm. Proceeds benefit the educational department at Dallas Arboretum.
Friday, March 11
Texas Wine Talk & Tasting at Whole Foods Market Park Lane
If Texas and wine hold equal parts of your heart, you'll love this intimate tasting event. Experience a blind tasting of four Texas Wine Journal top-rated wines up against four world wines. This time around, you'll get to taste dry rosé and white blends. Plus, get insider intel from local wine experts that will leave you feeling like a Texas wine boss. The tasting starts at 6:30 pm and tickets are $25.
17th annual Empty Bowls at Meyerson Symphony Center
It’s not every day you can support the North Texas Food Bank while you eat lunch. At this popular fundraiser, sample soup and other bowl-friendly fare from 20 of North Texas’ finest restaurants. Attendees also get to select a handcrafted bowl from a Texas artist as a memento of the day. Tickets start at $40, and lunch starts at 11 am.
Tour de Fromage Round One at Scardello Cheese
Scardello has brought back cheese wars. The night includes a blind tasting of cheeses from two competing areas, plus libations. The winner from this evening moves on to the finals. Tickets are $45, and the competition starts at 8 pm. If the event sells out, call 214-219-1300 to get on the waitlist.
Saturday, March 12
Market Dinner at Patina Green
This chef’s tasting features five courses composed of locally sourced ingredients. The kitchen can even accommodate any picky eaters — er, dietary restrictions. Tickets are $55, plus $25 for beer or wine. Dinner is served at either 6 or 8 pm.
Yoga and Wine Tasting at Messina Hof Winery
Yoga plus wine? These are people after our own hearts. Yoga class lasts from 11 am to noon; a tasting of three wine follows. Participants of all levels are welcome, and they need to bring a towel or mat and a water bottle. (Must hydrate.) Tickets are $20, and the first 20 people to register receive a goody bag.