It's Labor Day weekend ... week? And that means a laid-back lineup of food events that allow you to relax and enjoy some good food and stellar spirits. Even though Mother Nature may gift Dallas with an additional six weeks of 90-degree temperatures, at least you can celebrate the unofficial end of summer in delicious ways.
Wednesday, August 28
Paella on the Patio at Bulla Gastrobar
Guests are invited to this local Spanish eatery for complimentary paella samplings, al fresco on the patio. This event also features half-off cocktails and bites for purchase. Think tapas, beer, wine, cocktails, and sangria. The event is free and is happening from 6-8 pm.
Thursday, August 29
Beam Suntory Pairing Dinner at Whiskey Cake Las Colinas
This six-course dinner has been perfectly paired with each cocktail and is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with Beam Suntory premium spirits brand. Courses include spicy crab on crispy rice, sirloin steak tataki, Thai tea cheesecake, and more. Tickets are $75, and the dinner begins at 7 pm. Call 469-941-2253 to reserve your spot.
Saturday, August 31
5th Anniversary Celebration at Shannon Brewing Company
This Keller brewery is celebrating five years in business and wants you to join the party. It includes wholesome brews, live music by Doug Kent, and delicious food from Just Encased and Big Cat Burgers. Did someone say something about dessert? Sweeties Cheesecakes has got the event covered. Guests can also enjoy cigars from Providencia Cigars. Tickets start at $25, and the event kicks off at noon.
Sunday, September 1
Break The Chains: Beer To Go Party at Oak Highlands Brewery
Craft breweries in Texas are finally able to sell directly to the customer, and Oak Highlands Brewery is throwing a party to celebrate. The event features food and drinks and is giving guests the opportunity to buy up to 288 ounces of beer. Cans of the specialty beers and taproom exclusives will be made available. The event is free to attend and starts at 10 am.
Pups and Pints at The Ginger Man
Head to the Irving location to celebrate the end of summer with live music by Invisible Riverside, a lively auction, the chance to adopt a dogs, and special treats for your four-legged friends from Homegrown Hounds. The event is free to attend and starts at 6 pm.
Epic 30th Birthday Bash at Sharky's Bar and Grill
What a milestone. This Preston Road legend is celebrating 30 years on the DFW bar and grill scene with an all-day celebration that includes live music, 30 percent off of all tabs, and free pool and ping pong. Sounds like a great excuse to order a pound of wings and some bacon jalapeño poppers and hang out with friends. The event lasts from 11:30 am to 2 am.