What's on the docket for this week's food events? Lots of drinking and brunching. Plus, there's a philanthropic, family-style dinner with a great chef lineup to end the week.
Thursday, July 28
West End Wine Walk starting at 1001 Wine & Spirits
This inaugural event starts with a free wine tasting at 1001 Wine and Spirits. The group then walks to RJ Mexican Cuisine, Tutta's Pizza, and Ellen's Southern Kitchen to try some of their wines at happy hour pricing. Things wrap up at the 555 Ross Apartment's clubhouse. Guests are welcome to bring their own bottle of wine to enjoy at 555. The event lasts from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Franconia Brewing Co. Dinner at Ten50 BBQ
Ten50 BBQ, Franconia Brewing Co., and Beeler Pork are teaming up for an evening of beer, pulled pork, sausage, pork ribs, and house-made sides. All guests also score a free 16-ounce Franconia pilsner glass. Tickets are $30, and the event kicks off at 6:30 pm.
WhistlePig Rye Whiskey tasting at Dude, Sweet Chocolate Plano
Whiskey and chocolate — amazing alone, even better together. This decadent night with Dude, Sweet Chocolate and WhistlePig Rye Whiskey includes a guided tasting featuring five signature confections paired with sips like the 12 Year Old World and 10 Year Old Straight, as well as the Barrel-Aged Manhattan and Maple Old Fashioned cocktails. Tickets are $25, and the event kicks off at 6 pm.
Saturday, July 30
Fourth Anniversary Get Down at Lakewood Brewing Co.
How else would one celebrate four great years on the Dallas brew scene than with an epic party. A number of bands, including Love Past Blue, Shotgun Friday, Justin Pickard, and more, will perform onstage in the Beer Garden, and food trucks, including Pit Commander BBQ, For Love of Pizza, Helen's Hot Chicken, and the Tamale Company, will be onsite. Tickets are $30, and the fun kicks off for VIPs at noon. General admission entry times are at 1, 2, and 4 pm. All of the 4 pm admission sales are being donated to the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas.
Sunday, July 31
Brass Bunch Sundays at Cook Hall
Enjoy live jazz from 12-2 pm every Sunday, with a new headliner each week. There will also be $5 mimosa carafes, Bloody Marys, and draft beer to keep the good times rollin'.
Cointreau Pop-Up Brunch Bar Cart at Cedar Grove
In true summer soiree fashion, this blossoming Dallas hot spot is hosting a Cointreau pop-up bar cart for the next four consecutive Sundays, from 1-3 pm. The brunch promotion includes a $5 glass at the cart, where a Cointreau representative helps customers muddle, squeeze, and pour an array of fresh ingredients into a Cointreau Rickey cocktail.
The Giving Table at Trinity Groves
In honor of of the recent tragedy involving Dallas Police Department and DART officers, the food and beverage industry is uniting for a family-style dinner prepared by Dallas’ finest chefs and restaurants. Hosted by Sharon Van Meter, Katherine Clapner, Brian McCullough, and Lisa Moore, the evening features cocktails, live entertainment, and a silent auction. More than 30 restaurants are participating, including Abacus, FT33, Flora Street Cafe, Fearing’s, LARK on the Park, Lucia, Meddlesome Moth, Parigi, Pecan Lodge, Shinsei, and more. Tickets start at $65, and the event starts at 6 pm. All proceeds benefit the families of the DPD and DART officers, as well as the Dallas Police Explorer Program.