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These are the 9 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

These are the 9 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

Wine, charcuterie
Scardello Artisan Cheese is hosting an epic cheese and charcuterie class on Friday, September 8, at its Oak Lawn location. Courtesy photo

Just because Labor Day has come and gone doesn't mean we are in full-on pumpkin spice and chili mode. Nope, this is Texas, and there is still lots of cold beer and wine to be enjoyed.

Wednesday, September 6

Chicken Dishes from Across The Globe at Nick and Sam's Park Cities
Chef Samir Dhurandhar presents an homage to National Chicken Month, allowing guests to indulge in a one-of-a-kind, family-style First Wednesday Supper. The menu features a variety of chicken dishes from around the world, including specialties from China, France, Mexico, Vietnam, and more. Tickets are $50, and the event starts at 7 pm. To make reservations, call 214-379-1111.

Thursday, September 7

Ari Weinzweig Book Signing and Cheese Tasting at Scardello Artisan Cheese
Ari Weinzweig, a co-founder partner of Zingerman's in Ann Arbor, visits Scardello to sign copies of  The Power of Beliefs in Business and to be a part of a cheese class. Tickets are $50, and the class starts at 7 pm.

Friday, September 8

Dallas Chocolate Festival at Fashion Industry Gallery
Guests are invited to meet artisans, watch live demonstrations of chocolate making, and sample and shop from over 40 vendors. The event includes a Friday night cocktail party and chocolate cake walk featuring gourmet cakes from popular Dallas eateries. On Saturday, guests can sample and shop chocolates, pastries, and specialty foods. Sunday classes offer participants a hands-on chocolate experience in Bisous Bisous Patisserie’s state-of-the-art commissary kitchen in the Design District. Tickets start at $5, and the festival kicks off at 7 pm Friday.

Friday Night Flight at Steel Restaurant and Lounge
This event includes a wine tasting combined with bites from Chef Tysun Thomas. A local wine expert leads guests through a tasting of five different wines that they select from 10 choices. Tickets are $25, and the event begins at 6 pm. Call 214-219-9908 to make reserve your seats.

Great Wines of the World at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
This luxurious and rare event gives guests the opportunity to dive into the restaurant's award-winning wine collection, featuring exclusive labels and exceptional wines. The wines showcased at this tasting are rarely available all at once. See full list of selections offered here. Tickets are $425, and the event begins at 6 pm. Call 214-366-2000 to reserve your seats.

Charcuterie and Cheese Class at Scardello Artisan Cheese
Whether you prefer salami, prosciutto, or pate, the class explains how they are made and pairs them with incredible, handmade cheeses and tasty wines. Tickets are $40, and the event starts at 7 pm.

Saturday, September 9

Community Beer GARTen at Community Beer Co.
Community Beer Co. is offering free space for a limited number of Dallas-Fort Worth artists to display, share, and sell their work. And, of course, there will be delicious drinks available in the taproom. Admission is free, and the showcase starts at 6 pm.

Dallas Observer BrewFest at Dallas Farmers Market
BrewFest is an outdoor beer-sampling event and festival that will feature over 500 beers from around the globe, food vendors, and music. Tickets are $42-$90 and include 12 (2-ounce) beer samples. VIP ticket options include early entry, private restrooms, and more.

Sunday, September 10

Uncork for a Cause at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Adrian and Sandra Beltré present the 2017 Uncork for a Cause charity event benefiting The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation. The event serves as the release party for Beltre’s “3000 Hit” 2014 Sonoma Red wine; only two barrels of this limited-edition blend were bottled for Beltre’s charity program. Tickets start at $150, and the event begins at 7 pm. A limited number of VIP tickets are available and include a pre-event reception and upscale wine tasting with Beltre and teammates, plus a photo opportunity.