Summer may be winding down, but this week still has some delicious events on the menu. A whole pig? Yoga on the roof? Peach pie to celebrate Julia? It's time to pull up the calendar and book a few dates.
Tuesday, August 14
Dog Days of Summer at Stanley Korshak
The Shak at Stanley Korshak will be transformed into a doggie playground, with a percentage of the evenings profit benefiting FIDORG for Hounds for Heroes. Cocktails and light bites will be provided by Mutts Canine Cantina and Dulce Vida Tequila. Guests may bring their pups and friends for raffles, fun and more. Rescue dogs from Recycled Poms and Doodle Rock Rescue will be on site for play and adoption. The free event begins at 6 pm.
Wednesday, August 15
Peach Crumble Pie at SusieCakes
The peach crumble pie, a new seasonal special, is available for $5 off in honor of Julia Child’s birthday, which is also August 15. Peach was the cooking luminary's favorite fruit, and a friend delivered sweet, ripened peaches to her every year on her birthday. This offer is available at SusieCakes bakeries in Dallas, Plano, and Fort Worth.
Saturday, August 18
Watermelon Kegs at Truck Yard
The Truck Yard turns watermelons into margarita-filled kegs in the ultimate display of tequila-spiked fun. Each watermelon contains an entire bottle of Espolon Tequila, plus citrus and orange liqueur, all flowing out of a spigot. Each watermelon keg serves groups of four or more. Guests can also enjoy cheesesteaks, craft beers, and draft cocktails, plus a treehouse bar, live music, fire pits, and a rotating array of food trucks.
Rooftop Yoga & Brunch at HG SPLY CO
Enjoy a rooftop yoga class taught by CorePower Yoga's Hannah Masnek. Tickets are $25 and the event begins at 10 am followed by a brunch buffet and specialty brunch cocktails lasting until noon. CorePower Blacktag members can take the class for $15.
Sunday, August 19
Chinatown Foodie Tour
Eat your way through Chinatown on a culinary adventure where you'll sample food and meet restaurant owners and chefs. The tour begins at 1 pm, with stops at famed dumpling house Jeng Chi; Canton Chinese Restaurant for salt & pepper pork, Cantonese-style rice noodles, and walnut shrimp; and Royal Sichuan for sliced beef in fiery sauce and chicken spicy hotpot. End at Good Fortune grocery store for a shopping adventure with tips and specials. Tickets are $59 plus a $5 fee and include tastings, tour guide, and a treat.
Monday, August 20
Whole Hog Spanish Wine Dinner at Sevy's Grill
Chef Eric Freidline and South Texas Heritage Farms collaborate with Rick Brown, director of fine wines for Sigel’s, for this memorable, four-course meal featuring all the cuts of a hog. Rick is searching his vast selection of fine wines for the perfect match of Spanish wines to elevate each dish. Tickets are $85 and a wine reception kicks thing off at 6:30 pm.