This week brings the opening of a burger joint in Richardson and a Washington State wine tasting at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. But if those are too mainstream for you, then check out the Whole Foods seminar on beer bottle art, a wine/yoga/pool party at Hotel Palomar, or the inaugural Taste Addison 5K featuring pit stops for chocolate croissants and brisket burritos.
Then there’s a White Out party, where everything and everyone is covered in white, and the alcohol is clear. Of course, everyone knows clear alcohols are for rich women on diets.
Tuesday, May 14
Haystack Burgers & Barley Grand Opening
Haystack Burgers & Barley celebrates its grand opening from 5 to 6:30 pm with appetizer samples and representatives from Four Corners Brewery, Lakewood Brewery and Revolver Brewing. The staff gives out a Haystack VIP card, good for one burger a week for a year.
Wednesday, May 15
Pappas Bros. Wine Dinner with Long Shadows Vintners
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse hosts a wine dinner featuring Long Shadows Vintners with founder Allen Shoup from Washington State’s Columbia Valley. Dishes include a rabbit ragoût paired with 2009 Long Shadows "Saggi" Columbia Valley Sangiovese Blend and achiote-basted antelope chop paired with 2008 "Feather" Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The four-course menu is $175 per person and begins at 7 pm.
Thursday, May 16
Wellness WINEdown with Attitudes & Attire
Hotel Palomar throws the Wellness WINEdown with sustainable wines, small bites from Central 214’s Graham Dodds, and low-cal cocktails from bartender Amber West. There are yoga demos, spa giveaways and a raffle for items including a Villy Customs bike. The event runs from 5 to 7 pm, and a $20 donation for Attitudes & Attire or a gently used handbag grants you entrance to this poolside party.
Friday, May 17
The Art of Beer at Whole Foods Preston Forest
Josh Cockrell, artist for Austin’s Jester King brewery, guides participants through the process of designing beer labels while they sample all the beers. The free event runs from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the upstairs classroom.
Saturday, May 18
White Out Party at the Dallas Contemporary
Sigel’s Fine Wines and Spirits throws this bash dedicated to clear spirits at the Dallas Contemporary from 7 to 11 pm, with VIP doors opening at 5:30 pm. Samples include Tito’s vodka; Hendrick’s gin; Montelobos mescal tequila; and 27 other types of sake, tequila, wines and rums. There are also bites from Dragonfly, Sambuca, Kenichi and more. All guests are asked to dress up in white to match the alcohol and the room themes: purity, sacrifice and virtue. General admission is $35 and VIP is $70.
Tasty Run 5K & Fun Run
The first-ever Tasty Run 5K & Fun Run at Taste Addison 2013 lets participants literally eat and run, as it features several tasting stations along the route, with bite-size samples from Addison restaurants such as Raising Cane’s and On the Border. Tickets are $15 for kids 12 and under and $35 for adults. The race benefits the Addison Legacy Foundation.