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

Bodegas Salentein Wine Tasting
Bodegas Salentein is having a wine tasting event at Texas de Brazil on Tuesday, March 27.  Photo courtesy of Texas de Brazil

Just when we were starting to feel good about Dallas this time of year, The Grape had to go and host a "Springtime in Paris" dinner to remind us what we are missing in Paris. Oh well. There are plenty of tres chic events around town this week. Looking for Easter brunch plans? We've got you covered.

Tuesday, March 27

Grand Opening Celebration at Union Bear Brewing
Enjoy all of the grand opening activities that Union Bear has to offer. The first 100 guests get koozies, shirts, glasses, and more. From 3-6 pm, happy hour features $3 snacks with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Plano's Children's Hospital and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. The Ticket will also air its sports radio show live from 3-7 pm.

Bodegas Salentein Wine Tasting at Texas de Brazil
Join Texas de Brazil in welcoming one of Argentina's most influential wine producers to Dallas for a tasting event benefiting the American Red Cross Service to Armed Forces. Starting at 6:30 pm, Bodegas Salentein representatives will introduce a notable collection of wines from Mendoza’s Uco Valley while guests nosh on appetizers served during the reception. Tickets are $35 and $30 of every sale supports the cause.

Thursday, March 29

Springtime in Paris Wine Dinner at The Grape
This come-as-you-are wine dinner features Todd Ruback of Vineyard Brands. Chef Brian C. Luscher features an intimate three-course bistro menu to complement selected wines. Reservations can be made starting at 5:30 pm and tickets are $54. Make your reservation by calling 214-828-1981.

Harry & David Dinner at Dough Pizzeria
This event features a custom menu and invites community members to explore Harry & David’s gourmet food offerings in a new and exciting way. During the event, lead pizza chef, Conor Curley, infuses his innovative recipes with some of the finest Harry & David products to create an authentic, three-course meal in an intimate, family-style setting. Tickets are $50 and the event starts at 7:30 pm.

Friday, March 30

Big Texas Beer Fest at Fair Park
Dallas' original beer festival features beers from 120 breweries and more than 500 beers. At least a third of the brewers are from Texas, and there will also be food trucks and vendors in addition to live music. Doors open at 6 pm on Friday and 1 pm on Saturday. Tickets start at $35 and the official beer list will be released here.

Saturday, March 31

Easter Keg Hunt at The Rustic
Adults are invited to hunt down approximately 10 empty kegs that’ll be decorated as Easter eggs and Easter bunnies around Dallas. Beginning at 10 am, The Rustic and the Texas Ale Project will post clues on Facebook and Instagram with hints on where the Easter Kegs are located. Participants must take photos with every keg they find and post them to social media. The person who finds and takes pictures with the most Easter Kegs and makes it to The Rustic by 4 pm will win one Texas Ale Project Keg of 50 FT Jackrabbit IPA and a $250 gift card to The Rustic. Participants who take a picture with at least one Easter Keg can drink from the Texas Ale Project keg on tap, while supplies last, starting at 4 pm.

Monday, April 2

March Madness Crawfish Boil at Black Police Association of Greater Dallas
Help the Black Police Association bridge the gap between law enforcement and the communities they serve by supporting their crawfish boil. It will be a family-friendly event with food, fun, and basketball. Tickets are $20 and the event begins at 7 pm.