This Week in Gluttony

These are the 7 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

These are the 7 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

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Learn to make pretty chocolate bonbons with Kate Weiser. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon

School may be out for spring break, but culinary classes are in session. This week, learn to make mezcal cocktails, chocolate bonbons, and Asian favorites. Chow down on vegan barbecue, and shop local at the first day of a favorite farmers market, too. 

Wednesday, March 11

Mezcal 101 at Las Almas Rotas
Head into the Spirits Room for a class exploring the history and production of mezcal. Participants will receive a flight of five mezcales made from five different agaves. Tickets are $30 and the class starts at 7 pm. Seating is extremely limited.

Friday, March 13

Handpainted Bonbon Making Class at Kate Weiser Chocolate
Four teams will form to make unique Kate Weiser Chocolate bonbons (think basic skills like ganache making and piping). At the end of class, flavors will be shared to create a 35-piece box to take home. Bring a bottle of wine and make it a date night. Tickets are $100 and the class starts at 7 pm. 

Saturday, March 14

White Rock Farmers Market Opening Day
The 12th season of White Rock Farmers Market kicks off with favorite local producers. There'll be locally grown produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, honey, baked goods, artisan food, handcrafted goods, and more. All vendors must come from within 150 miles of Dallas, and the market takes place each Saturday from March 14 to December 19. The market will take place 8 am-1 pm in the parking lot of LakePointe Church, 9150 Garland Rd.

March Cooking Class at Asian Mint Richardson
Chef and owner Nikky Phinyawatana hosts a hands-on cooking class at which participants will learn to make larb mushroom and chicken basil. Recipes can be made gluten free and vegan, if needed. Chef encourages families to participate and kids 8 and older are welcome to attend. Tickets are $40 and the class starts at 10:30 am. 

Kegs & Eggs at Foxtrot Market Uptown
Just a few days before St. Pat's Day, enjoy two free breakfast tacos and $2 Guinness beer pints. Did we mention the kegs are dyed green? This event is free and the promotion lasts from 10 am to noon. 

Sunday, March 15

Tiferet Israel presents Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off
The Kosher Chili Cook-off will feature chili tasting, music, kids' rides, and more. Partnered with The Texas Jewish Artists Association, the event will showcase an art show and sale, live music, vendors with items for sale, and a Kosher food court. Funds raised will benefit Jewish family Services Mental Health programs. The fun begins at 11 am at Tiferet Israel, and tickets are $6-$12; free for children 3 and under.

Vegan Brews and BBQ
Vegan soul food comes back to Dallas via Southern Fried Vegan. They'll serve up a loaded menu of Southern staples and sandwiches, including fried chickun, BBQ, mac n cheeze, Jambalaya, Cajun corn, beer-cheeze battered Beyond Burgers, and "totchos." The event takes place 5-10 pm at Pegasus City Brewery.

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Teresa Gubbins contributed to this story.