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

Chocolate Lovers Unite
Your sweet tooth will thank you for attending the Dallas Chocolate Festival.  Photo courtesy of Dallas Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Is it hot in here, or is it just that this week's food events are completely on fire? No slow return to normal here, post Labor Day leisure. Foodies are hitting the following events at full throttle. Enjoy.

Thursday, September 6

Plano Magazine's Bite Nite at CityLine Richardson 
This second annual event allows guests to sample some of the best cuisine and cocktails from 10 difference restaurants while enjoying live music and raffles in the plaza. Restaurants include Coal Vines, Char'd, Edoko Sushi & Robata, Top Pot Doughnuts, Tricky Fish, and more. Tickets are $32 and the event starts at 5 pm. 

Friday, September 7

Dallas Pets Alive Brew Launch at Grapevine Craft Brewery 
To mark National Beer Lovers Day, Dallas Pets Alive is launching a first-of-its-kind beer, Dixon's Pale Ale, that will benefit the animal charity. Fifty cents from every pint sold will directly benefit Dallas Pets Alive and its mission to make Dallas a no-kill city. The event is free and kicks off at 6 pm. 

Dallas Chocolate Festival at Fashion Industry Gallery
The three-day festival brings in over 70 chocolate makers and chocolatiers from around the world for 2,400 attendees to learn, taste, and experience the artistry and craftsmanship of quality chocolate. The festival kicks off with a VIP party on Friday night, Saturday's main event and expo, and then a day of hands-on chocolate making and tasting at Whole Foods Market Preston Forest on Sunday. Tickets start at $5 and more information on start times can be found here

Saturday, September 8

Party on the Patio at Rusty Taco Greenville Avenue 
The restaurant is celebrating their roots with a return to its original name and a party on the patio. The party will feature $2 tacos, live music from Jayson Bales Music, and giveaways all night long (including limited-edition T-shirts). All proceeds benefit the North Texas Food Bank. Admission is free and the party starts at 6 pm. 

The Delicious Debate: Pitmasters vs. Chefs at The Belo Mansion
As part of Texas Monthly's The Edge of Texas programming, guests can listen to a discussion moderated by barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn on the topic of pit masters being placed on the same level as chefs. Should they be? Or is it better to put them in another custom category? Panel members include chef John Tesar, pitmaster Ronnie Killen, and pitmaster Jordan Jackson. This event starts at 11 am and ticket prices for The Edge of Texas start at $65. 

Sunday, September 9

Game Day BBQ Throwdown at Wheelhouse 
Celebrate the return of NFL season and watch the Dallas Cowboys “smoke” the Carolina Panthers during a BBQ Throwdown and all-day tailgate with Community Beer Co. from 11 am to 7 pm. Enjoy $3 canned, seasonal beers and various barbecue dishes ranging from Carolina pulled pork sandwiches to Texas hot links.