This Week in Gluttony

These are the 6 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

These are the 6 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

Dassai Sake
Tei-An welcomes Dassai Sake for an intimate 16-seat omakase dinner on Sunday, August 13. Dassai Sake

It's Dallas Restaurant Week, and that means there's no shortage of delicious things happening. Here are a few other fun drinking and dining events, should prix fixe menus not be your cup of tea. Between the all-you-can-eat catfish and a fancy sake tasting dinner, you're bound to find something satisfying.

Tuesday, August 8

August Catfish Special at Lovers Seafood and Market
Throughout August, the restaurant is offering an all-you-can-eat catfish lunch special for just $18. This includes unlimited plates of catfish, french fries, hush puppies, and a choice of regular or spicy tartar sauce. This is a lunch special only and will be happening until August 31.

Wednesday, August 9

Texas Wine Talk & Tasting at Whole Foods Park Lane
The Texas Wine Journal is hitting the road for a "Texas vs. The World roadshow." The event includes an interactive and educational tasting and talk followed by a mixer with Texas wine producers, the journal, and other Lone Star wine lovers. Tickets are $25, and the event kicks off at 7 pm.

Thursday, August 10

Happy Hour Fundraiser at Fat Rabbit
Fat Rabbit will donate 5 percent of bar and food sales to Helping Our Heroes Foundation, which honors and supports post-9/11 wounded, critically ill, and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Happy hour specials include $2 off all appetizers, $4 can and draft beer, $4 wells, $6 house wine by the glass, and $8 Fat Rabbit signature cocktails. The event is free with RSVP and lasts from 4 to 7 pm.

Tiki Party at Ida Claire
The event begins with a mingling cocktail hour featuring passed appetizers. The feast begins around sunset with suckling pig served family style along with an array of island-inspired, family-style sides. The feast ends on a sweet note with a plated dessert. Tiki dinner guests will also enjoy $5 tropical handcrafted cocktails throughout the evening. Tickets are $100, and the fun starts in the garden patio at 7 pm. Call 214-377-8227.

Sunday, August 13

First Anniversary Party at Kenny's East Coast Pizza
To celebrate an epic first year, owner Kenny Bowers will gift each table with a free 14-inch cheese pizza during both lunch and dinner. How's that for an epic celebration?

Sixteen Seat Omakase Sake Dinner at Tei-An
The 16-seat event features an omakase chef tasting menu including a Dassai sake tasting. The CEO of Dassai Sake, Kazuhiro Sakurai, is serving the sake, alongside chef and owner Teiichi Sakurai. Tickets are $350 a person, and the event starts at 7 pm. Call 214-220-2828 to reserve your spot.