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Shinsei's birthday bash tops the best food and drink events in Dallas

Shinsei's birthday bash tops the best food events in Dallas

Interior of Shinsei restaurant in Dallas
Shinsei celebrates its seventh anniversary June 9.  Photo courtesy of Shinsei
Burgers on the Grill
Heighten your grill senses at Central Market Plano on June 7. Photo by Don LaVange
The Common Table in Dallas
Celebrate Common Table's third anniversary on June 8. The Common Table/Facebook
Interior of Shinsei restaurant in Dallas
Burgers on the Grill
The Common Table in Dallas

It's birthday season apparently, as we've got two anniversaries to celebrate, with Common Table and Shinsei turning 3 and 7, respectively. There's also a wine dinner at Baboush and a chance to get free wine while looking at art in Mockingbird Station. We've also got a cooking class to step up your grilling game, because it's June and you might already be tired of the same old hot dogs. 

Tuesday, June 4

Baboush Wine Dinner
Oak Cliff Cellars joins Baboush for a five-course wine dinner beginning at 7 pm. Enjoy haloumi cheese and dates paired with OCC’s Rouges Blend 2011 and lamb osso buco with a Mourvedre 2011. The meal costs $45 per person. Call 214-599-0707 to make reservations. 

Thursday, June 6

An Evening of Art & Wine at the Station
Mockingbird Station and Susie Drinks Dallas’ Susie Oszustowicz host Art & Wine at the Station from 6 to 8 pm at the Lofts in condo 344. Enjoy complimentary bites and wine from Off the Vine and Trinity Hall while checking out pieces from local artists Michael Cross and Jeff Parrott. There is also a $5 raffle for an Off the Vine gift basket and cards to shops in Mockingbird Station. Proceeds benefit Cafe Momentum.

Friday, June 7

Beer, Burgers, Sausages, Chips & Dip at Central Market Plano
Brats and burgers are grilling staples, but it’s not just enough to grab a pack of frozen patties at the grocery store if you want people to come to hang out in your backyard more than once. Central Market’s cooking school teaches you how to prepare feta and lamb burgers, mustard-injected sausage with grilled onion relish, fire-roasted onion dip, and more from 6:30 to 9 pm. Price is $60 per person.

Saturday, June 8

Common Table's Third Anniversary
The Common Table turns 3 this week, and the celebration happens every day with rare and specialty beers. Things really get going on Saturday at 11 am, with tappings of some seriously good brews such as Avery Hand of Buddha, 2011 Ommegang Three Philosophers and the Great Divide Espresso Yeti. Afternoon tappings are from 1 to 4 pm, with Deschutes Abyss and Founders Devil Dancer. Fox & the Bird get the live music started at 3 pm.

Sunday, June 9

Shinsei’s Seventh Anniversary Celebration
Shinsei turns 7 this Sunday, and the restaurant is celebrating from 6 to 9 pm. The party has a DJ and includes the seven most popular dishes, such as crispy Brussels sprouts and Thai fried rice as well as some specialty rolls. The party is $50 and includes cocktails. Reservations can be made at or 214-352-6700.