This Week in Gluttony

Big Texas Beer Fest tops best food and drink events in Dallas this week

Big Texas Beer Fest tops best food events in Dallas this week

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Drink your way around the Big Texas Beer Festival at Fair Park on April 11. Courtesy of Photo courtesy of Big Bend Brewing Company/Facebook
Hibiscus is one of the participating restaurants at the Steward's Dinner at Cafe Momentum on April 7. Courtesy of Photo courtesy of Hibiscus/Facebook
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Eat, drink and be merry at The Woolworth's champagne brunch on April 12. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
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Learn to cook Middle Eastern fare at Sur La Table on April 9. Courtesy of Photo courtesy of Sur la table/facebook
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Coming off a three-day holiday weekend generally involves food hangovers. But the gluttony must go on, people. This week, we have everything from a highly anticipated dinner at Cafe Momentum to a celebration of Texas craft beer.

Tuesday, April 7

Urban Acres Presents Third Annual Stewards Dinner: An Evening with Joel Salatin at Cafe Momentum
This casual evening combines cuisine, conversation and camaraderie, featuring speaker, author, locavore and third-generation alternative farmer Joel Salatin. The evening includes four-course meal prepared by Graham Dodds of Hibiscus, Chad Houser and Eric Shelton of Cafe Momentum, Julian Barsotti of Nonna, Katherine Clapner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate, Matt Ford and Greg Bussey of Americano at The Joule, and Sharon Hage of Farm To Fork Consulting. To include more people in this year, there are two seatings. The later time is sold out, but seats are still open for the first seating from 6-8:30 pm. Tickets are $125.

Wednesday, April 8

Spanish Wine Tasting at Dean’s List Tasting Room
Dean’s List invites you to come taste your way through a variety of exceptional red and white Spanish wines. Guests learn some fun facts about the various regions and meet new friends while enjoying great wine. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Tickets are $15, and the event starts at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, April 9

DHWI Chef Cookoff at Latino Cultural Center
This inaugural event is a great way to support the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute in making a lasting impact on the lives of those living with diabetes. Sample bites from three rounds of competitors, including high school and culinary institute students as well as professional chefs. The event is free, but registration is required.

Flavors of the Middle East Cooking Class at Sur La Table
In this class, the instructor introduces you to classic ingredients and spices that make Middle Eastern cuisine so unique. You will perfect techniques for everything from roasting and grilling to enhancing savory dishes with nuts and dried fruit. You also will learn secrets for baking traditional flatbread from scratch and making a sensational Egyptian spice blend. The class runs from 11 am-1 pm and costs $65. Reserve your spot here.

Friday, April 10

Old World vs. New World Chardonnay Wine Tasting at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
This tasting reveals the wide variety of styles made from this versatile grape. In addition to wine tastings, guest can enjoy a selection of seasonal passed hors d’oeuvre. Tickets are $65, and the event kicks off at 6 pm. Call (214) 366-2000 for reservations.

Saturday, April 11

2015 Big Texas Beer Fest at Fair Park
Big Texas Beer Fest is all about exclusive and rare beers, one-offs, and special firkins. It mostly focuses on the emerging North Texas craft beer scene and Texas craft beer as a whole. Plenty of food is available from one of the the many food trucks onsite or local artisanal food vendors. While you eat, listen to local music acts on the outdoor stage. General admission gates open at 2 pm. Tickets start at $39.

Sunday, April 12

Champagne Diet: A Brunch Party at The Woolworth
Join The Woolworth for a brunch party complete with DJ, entertainment, dancing, food and flowing mimosas. Tickets are $40, and that includes brunch buffet, carafe of mimosas and gratuity. Groups smaller than four are seated at a larger, family-style table. The event starts at 10:30 am.