This Week in Gluttony
These are the 7 best food and drink events in Dallas this week
Tequila, waffles, and Hatch green chiles. Need we say more? Okay, okay. If you are feeling like being semi-responsible this weekend, there is also a networking brunch to attend. Bon appetit.
Wednesday, August 22
Hatch Chile Festival Buffet Dinner at Blue Mesa
Hatch, New Mexico chilies — known as some of the best — are harvested once a year in August and make their way to stores and menus across the country. Find a whole buffet dedicated to the piquant pepper at Blue Mesa Grill locations on this day only, from 5-9 pm. Spicy specialties will include chile-wrapped Oaxaca cheese bites; chile rellenos with cheese, smoked chicken, or pulled pork; chile-stuffed steak, and more. The buffet is $18 per person and $7 for children ages 6 to 11.
Thursday, August 23
Altos Tequila Dinner at Wild Salsa
Enjoy a five-course menu by executive chef Katie Horne and professionally paired with tequila from Alto. Courses include almejas crudas, pulpo asado, tamal, carnitas, and pastel de chocolate. Tickets are $45 and the dinner starts at 6:30 pm.
Delicious Wishes Collin County at Verona Villa
Make-A-Wish North Texas presents this 4th annual event that features an intimate showcase with prestigious chefs and their culinary creations. This year’s edition will also feature local entertainment, as well as the opportunity to meet and interact with Wish Kids and celebrate the power of a wish come true. Tickets start at $100 and the event starts at 6 pm.
Friday, August 24
Free Waffles at Otto's Coffee & Fine Foods
Celebrate National Waffle Day with complimentary Liege Waffles with the purchase of a coffee drink. Snag your freebies via the waffle window on Commerce Street, available from 6 am to 7 pm.
Toasting to Touchdown at Omni Frisco Hotel at The Star
Toast to the upcoming 2018 football season on the elevated pool deck with tailgate-inspired culinary dishes, signature cocktails, and music from DJ SC. Tickets are $35 for the general public and free for hotel guests. The fun gets started at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, August 25
La Dolce Vita: An Italian Coastal Brunch at The Network Bar
Enjoy Italian spins on your favorite brunch bites and a selection of classic cocktails while mixing and mingling with fellow movers and shakers in Dallas. Not a member? Not a problem. This event is for anyone interested in seeing what the buzz is about. Tickets are $30 and include one brunch entree and a welcome Prosecco or Limoncello. Reservations are scheduled every 30 minutes from 11 am to 4 pm.
Sunday, August 26
Soul Food Feast at City Hall Bistro
This month's Sunday Social dinner series features flavors from the South. Sample menu items include macaroni and cheese, whipped sweet potatoes, deviled eggs, Salisbury steak, and buttermilk fried chicken. Tickets are $55 and dinner is from 6-8 pm. Call 214-651-3686 to reserve your spot.