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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

texas red fish, pink magnolia
Pink Magnolia is one of more than 100 restaurants participating in DFW Restaurant Week, which kicks off Friday, March 12, with its inaugural food and wine festival at Main Street Garden.  Photo courtesy of Pink Magnolia

This week's food and drink lineup includes lots of food festivals and one very fun, beer-filled twist on movie night.

Wednesday, August 10

D Magazine's 2016 Best of Big D Live! at Bomb Factory
Celebrate the best this city has to offer. Enjoy bites from Dallas' top restaurants, including Knife, Lavendou, Luscher's Red Hots, Pecan Lodge, Uchi, and more — and try out specialty cocktails from the best mixologists and bars in town. Tickets start at $53, and the event starts at 6 pm.

Friday, August 12

DFW Restaurant Week Food and Wine Festival at Main Street Garden
This first-time festival kicks off the 19th annual DFW Restaurant Week with two evenings of food and fun. Attendees enjoy a variety of culinary experiences from top restaurants, numerous domestic and international wines, plenty of cocktails, and more. The event features local celebrity chefs, the best DFW restaurants serving up sample portions of their best-selling menu items, and live entertainment from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Magic! on the main stage. Tickets start at $15, and the fun begins at 5 pm on both nights.

Brews & Views at Hard Rock Cafe Dallas
Every Friday night in August this Victory Park restaurant is screening a classic “Musicians in Movies”-themed film while serving limited-time ciders by Bishop Cider Co. This week’s film is Labyrinth. The free event starts at 8 pm.

Saturday, August 13

The Lone Star Iced Tea Festival at Premier Event Center
This traveling tea festival features workshops, tea talks, a variety of vendors, activities for children, entertainment, and plenty of tea. The first 100 adult ticket buyers receive a swag bag with tea samples, magazines, and more. Tickets start at $4, and the event kicks off at 10 am.

Sunday, August 14

Sunday Funday Festival and Market at Light Farms
This quarterly event is free and open to residents and the general public alike. It features local vendors from across North Texas and food trucks like Easy Slider Truck and Kona Ice. The festival also showcases live music by Vincent Neil Emerson & the Old Souls; fun, interactive activities for kids; and pet adoptions from Collin County Animal Service. The festival begins at 1 pm.

Monday, August 15

Guest Chef Series at FT33
FT33’s guest chef dinner series continues when chef Tom McNaughton of San Francisco's Ne Timeas Restaurant Group drops by for a night dedicated to innovation and collaboration. The eight-course dinner costs $95 per person, plus $55 for optional wine pairings. The dinner starts at 7 pm; call 214-741-2629 for reservations.