This week, we salute the almighty food festival. Between Savor Dallas and Taste Addison, local foodies have an abundance of epicurean events from which to choose. No one will go hungry — or thirsty.
Tuesday, May 15
Ultimate Barbecue Experience at Hutchins BBQ
Pit boss Trey Hutchins presents the ultimate barbecue experience. Guests will get a taste of all the smoked goodness including four meats, four sides, and plenty of other sweet and savory surprises. Hutchins will also lead the group in a pit tour, which is said to be a great treat for those with an affinity for barbecue. Tickets are $100, and the event starts at 6 pm.
Chef Nick Ocando Wine Dinner at Gaylord Texan
This event features a lovely champagne meet-and-greet on the vineyard patio, a seven-course feast, and wine pairings by The Prisoner Wine Company. Courses include fresh Maine lobster, A5 Miyazaki Wagyu strip, and more. Tickets are $200, and the event begins at 6 pm.
Wednesday, May 16
ROXOR Spirited Pairings at Museum Tower
This event features ROXOR Artisan Gin cocktails, expertly paired food, inspired music, and culture. Chefs Dean Fearing and Robert Del Grande will be on hand, as well as Eddie "Lucky" Campbell, who has been tasked with serving up delicious drinks. The evening also features DJ Blake Ward and ROX Star model Roxanna Redfoot. Tickets are $100, and the event begins at 6 pm.
Thursday, May 17
Opening Night: Cut it Up at Dallas Farmers Market
The ultimate opening night kickoff to Savor Dallas puts a whole new spin on a favorite local cuisine — barbecue. Curated by notable local host chefs, the kick-off event features culinary and drink innovators all playing with fire while providing a fresh twist on smoke. Tickets are $65, and the event begins at 6 pm.
Cheese 101 at Scardello Artisan Cheese
This comparative tasting of cheese and out-of-the-ordinary items helps guests focus on the distinct flavors of each cheese type. The class covers the basics of how cheese is made and answers questions about cheese pairing fundamentals. Libations also will be served in the shop. Tickets are $60, and the event begins at 7 pm.
Friday, May 18
This three-day food and fun festival pairs bites from dozens of the town’s favorite eateries with great music. Think Cory Morrow, Casey Donahew, Eli Young Band, and more. Tickets start at $10, and the venue opens at 6 pm on Friday and noon on both Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday, May 19
Doughnut and Beer Pairing at Lakewood Growler
Hypnotic Donuts and Lakewood Growler present a 3 Nations Brewery pairing in two separate seating times to better accommodate all who want to indulge. Four beers and four doughnuts that pair perfectly? Sounds like a complete meal. Tickets are $20, and events begin promptly at 2 and 4 pm.
Savor Dallas Grand Tasting at Centennial Hall
Wine aficionados and gourmands of all kinds attend this main event. It features more than 50 notable restaurants, chefs, and culinary artisans, along with hundreds of winemakers, countless spirits purveyors, curated mixology, an outdoor barbecue lounge, live entertainment, beer garden, and more. Tickets start at $95, and the event kicks off at 7 pm.
Sunday, May 20
Gaby Dalkin Book Signing at Williams-Sonoma NorthPark
The What's Gaby Cooking Everyday California author stops through Dallas to sign books for fans at Williams-Sonoma in NorthPark Center. Tickets are $33, and the signing starts at 1 pm. Tickets include a book to be signed at the event or a set of spices.
Retox Brunch at The Grove at Harwood
Put the sweat equity in before refueling appropriately with ample bacon and Bloody Marys. This brunch event wraps up Savor Dallas’ week of indulgences with a side of fitness and nom-aste yoga. There will also be live entertainment, because what's a boozy brunch without some jams? Tickets are $45, and the event starts at 10:30 am.