It's a busy week on the food and drink scene in Dallas. Sit for multicourse wine and vodka dinners, celebrate the one-year anniversary of a nightclub on McKinney Avenue, or get in Oktoberfest mode. Those options and much more are on this week's menu.
Tuesday, September 17
Briggs Wine Dinner at Sevy's Grill
Dallas welcomes Napa and Sonoma's August Briggs Winery offering a restrained wine-making philosophy that highlights wines of provenance, not pretense. Owner Matt Gasco is slated to attend and share insights on each sipping selection. Tickets are $95, and the festivities kick off at 6:30 pm. Call 214-265-7389 to reserve a spot and inquire about the menu.
Wednesday, September 18
Orin Swift Wine Dinner at Del Frisco's Grille
This event features a four-course menu, including Block Island swordfish, seared maple leaf farm duck breast, grilled Berkshire tomahawk pork chop, and a boysenberry-filled chocolate sphere. Tickets are $125, and the dinner starts at 6:30 pm. Call 972-807-6152 to reserve a spot.
Friday, September 20
One Year Anniversary Party at One Sette
This McKinney Avenue nightclub is celebrating one year on the Dallas scene. Think a life-sized champagne coupe with free samples of champagne, a magnum champagne bottle tower, and a red carpet to snap some shots of VIP attendees. The first 100 people through the door score a free sample of Moët & Chandon, and the fun rages on from 10 pm to 2 am. Reserve a table in advance by calling 214-258-6700.
Harvest at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
This truly elegant night takes a stand against hunger in a very tasty way. The event features more than 12 food stations by Dallas' favorite chefs and restaurants, music by DJ Lucy Wrubel, and more. All proceeds benefit the North Texas Food Bank's child and senior programs. Tickets start at $200, and the event kicks off at 7 pm.
Saturday, September 21
Oktoberfest at Oak Highland Brewery
Officially welcome fall in Dallas at this fifth annual Oktoberfest party. The event starts with a Beer Fun Run around the parking lot to help guests burn a few calories before the main event. Guests can also expect German music, food, and beer; stein-hoisting contests; and hammerschlagen throughout the day. Beers will be sold by the pint, and 10 percent of all sales benefit a local breast cancer charity. Admission is free, and the fun starts at noon.
Smoked at Main Street Garden
This epic backyard barbecue features food from 20 of the most celebrated barbecue joints from across Texas. Think everyone from Waxahachie's Meat Church to Cresson's BBQ on the Brazos. There will also be live music (Dale Watson, Straight Tequila Night, and The 40 Acre Mule); activities and games; and lots of cold beer. Tickets include 'cue, sides, and dessert, starting at $50. Doors open at 1 pm for VIPs and 2 pm for general admission.
Sunday, September 22
"Ins & Outs" Cocktail Omakase at Jettison
This special cocktail experience explores flavors inspired by infusions and extractions by combining fresh techniques and natural ingredients with spirits from around the world. This event includes six total beverages and is only serving light snacks, so make sure to eat beforehand. Tickets are $90, and the event starts at 5:30 pm. Reserve a spot here.
Monday, September 23
Katy Trail Vodka Dinner at Stampede 66
Celebrate the first day of fall by becoming familiar with a lovely local vodka in addition to enjoying a perfectly paired five-course dinner. Courses include Texas caviar and assorted pickles, smoked salmon bread budding, smoked beet root salad, New York strip steak, and glazed lemon blueberry doughnuts. Tickets are $65, and the event starts at 6 pm. To reserve a spot call, 469-675-0800.