Our food forecast for the week is officially full. Wine or beer? Gelato or burgers? Poke and sake or food festival-ing? These are tough, tough decisions, but Dallas foodies must make them in the days to come.
Thursday, March 22
Poke & Sake Events at Dallas Fish Market
This unique tasting event pairs poke and sake for a fun night of fish and spirits. Courses include crispy shrimp rice balls, wasabi ponzu tuna, spicy salmon, strawberry and shiso tart, and more. Tickets are $55 and the dinner starts at 6:30 pm.
Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival
Held during the nationally renowned Dallas Blooms festival, this culinary extravaganza allows guests to explore the many floral displays throughout the garden while sampling cuisines from around the world. The cuisine focuses on four regions in areas throughout the Arboretum — Pan Asian, South American, American Bistro, and Mediterranean. Notable chefs include John Tesar (Knife), Jeffery Hobbs (Slow Bone), Eric Dryer (Fearing's Restaurant), and more. Tickets start at $140 and the event starts at 7 pm.
Friday, March 23
Family Night at Oak Highlands Brewery
This family night benefits the Lake Highlands Family YMCA and features BellaTrino's Neapolitan Pizzeria, Easy Slider food trucks, OHB beer, non-alcoholic drinks, games, and more. The event is free to attend and begins at 5 pm.
Relic Wine Dinner at Pappas Bros.
Rockstar California winemaker Mike Hirby comes to Dallas to showcase Relic wines. Guests will indulge in a variety of his collection including Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Rhone blends while dining on dishes from chef James Johnson. Tickets are $195 and reservations can be made by calling 214-366-2000.
Saturday, March 24
One90 Smoked Meats BBQ Class at Lakewood Brewing Company
One90 Smoke Meats pitmaster Kyle St. Clair is hosting a barbecue education class from noon until 3 pm at the favorite East Dallas brewery. This class includes three hours of instruction, a ton of great barbecue, and beers from Lakewood Brewing. Tickets are $75 and sure to sell out sooner than later.
Natural Sweetness Event and Tasting at Botolino Gelato
In their tradition of serving perfect gelato with pure ingredients, Botolino Gelato Artigianale will conclude Natural Sweetness Week with a presentation by the Texas Honeybee Guild. There will be giveaways for the first 30 guests and, weather permitting, they may even bring out a bee hive. This event is free to attend and begins at 2 pm.
Burgers & Beers at Jasper's Richardson
This demonstration-style class features three local beers paired with the perfectly cooked burgers. Tickets are $38 and include three sliders and three beers. The class is from 3-5 pm.
Between the Buns at Dallas Farmers Market
The Dallas Observer is throwing this outdoor slider-sampling festival that features over 30 of the best sliders that Dallas has to offer. Eat everything from fried chicken to pulled pork, burgers, and more while listening to live music and drinking from the cash bar. Tickets start at $35 and the festivities kick off at 4 pm.
Monday, March 26
West of West Wine Festival at 3015 at Trinity Groves
West Sonoma Coast Vintners host this first-ever Dallas festival that allows guests to experience extraordinary wine from the region. Eighteen winemakers will be pouring their Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, and Syrahs for the industry trade in the afternoon and a Grand Tasting for consumers that evening. Tickets start at $50 and the event starts at 6 pm.