Wine. Beer. Cocktails. And even coffee. When a week's food events lineup includes all of these super sips, you know it is going to be a good one. Also, learn to make plant-based back-to-school snacks for kiddos, attend a boozy festival at Globe Life Park, or take a tour of the city's finest barbecue joints.
Tuesday, August 6
Plant-Based Cooking Class at Nature's Plate
This cooking demonstration allows attendees to learn about the unique ingredients and specific recipes involved in making delicious plant-based snacks. The menu includes chocolate chip snack bars, hummus, chocolate pudding, chocolate fruit sauce, popsicles with no added sugar, and more. Tickets are $65, and the class, which takes place at their Lake Highlands kitchen, starts at 6 pm.
Wednesday, August 7
First Taste Wines-Day at Cool River Cafe Irving
The first Wednesday of each month, guests can sample five wines selected by the restaurant’s wine director paired with hand-passed hors d’oeuvres. The favored wine wins a place on the Cool River Cafe menu for the following month. Tickets are $20, and the tasting kicks off at 5 pm. Call 972-871-8881 for more information on reserving your spot.
Saturday, August 10
All-Star Craft Beer, Wine & Cocktail Festival at Globe Life Park
This inaugural event features craft beer, wine, and cocktail brands from around the world in addition to live music, games, product samples, food vendors, and more. Tickets include a glass for sampling, a voucher for two tickets to a 2019 Rangers home game, and a photo in the Rangers dugout. Tickets start at $39.95, and there are two sessions — noon to 4:30 pm and 6:30-11 pm.
Dallas' Best BBQ and Brewery Tour at Four Corners Brewing Company
Jump on a tour bus at Four Corners to sample the city's best barbecue and enjoy some ice cold beers in the process. More details on specific samplings will come after tickets are purchased; however, one stop includes barbecue voted "Best BBQ in Dallas" by the pitmasters themselves. Tickets are $64, and the tour starts at 10:30 am.
Parks Coffee Roastery Tour at Parks Coffee Carrollton
This one-hour tour gives coffee lovers a special look into the entire roasting process. The tour explores how the coffee goes from farm to cup and includes a “cupping” (tasting) of select single-origin coffees paired with delicious pastries. Tickets are $10, and the tour starts at 10 am.
A Dinner with the Queens of Dallas at Pink Magnolia
Join chef Blythe and her family for late night "naughty" bites to go with your cocktails and drag queens. This show features some of the best entertainers in the Dallas drag game and is offering entertainment at both 7 pm and 10 pm. Tickets are $50 and include the show, bites, and two drink tickets.
Monday, August 12
Sangria Dinner at Stampede 66 by Stephan Pyles in Allen
Join chefs Stephan Pyles and Stuart Race at their monthly pairing dinner, where Messina Hof Winery and house-made sangria will take center stage. Courses include baked brie, steamed mussels, fried calamari, grilled flank steak, and grilled summer fruits. Tickets are $65, and dinner starts at 6:30 pm. To make your reservation, call 469-675-0800.