This Week in Gluttony
These are the 8 best food and drink events in Dallas this week
It's finally fall, and Dallas is celebrating by doing all the festive things. This week is packed with opportunities to get your fix regardless of what it is that you are craving. So what will it be — wine, beer, or barbecue? There's also Park & Palate if your answer is all of the above.
Thursday, October 25
Brew & Bites at Pinstack Allen
Have some fun to celebrate Pinstack Allen's first birthday. Inside a VIP suite, guests can sample the newest craft beer and cider releases from Lakewood Brewing Co., 3 Nations Brewery, and Austin Eastciders while enjoying dish pairings created exclusively for the event. Attendees will also get exclusive access to the VIP bowling lanes and have a chance to win giveaways from each brewery and Pinstack.
WhistlePig Whiskey Dinner at The Grape
In honor of the 46th anniversary of The Grape, chef Brian C. Luscher features a four-course bistro menu to complement the unique, aged whiskies, including the 10 Year, Farmstock, and Old World — with a bonus “Boss” course that will not disappoint. Special guest host is WhistlePig’s Doug Ward. Tickets are $145, and the dinner kicks off at 6:30 pm.
Plano Magazine Beer Walk at The Shops at Willow Bend
The Plano Magazine Beer Walk will feature more than 14 beers from Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma craft breweries. This event combines the two favorite things of any self-respecting Plano citizen — shopping and drinking beer — and is an ideal way to enjoy an afternoon sipping, listening to live music, and enjoying store discounts. Tickets are $15 and the event runs for 5:30-8:30 pm.
Friday, October 26
Cakebread Cellars Wine Dinner at Truluck's
Both the Dallas and Southlake locations are welcoming this prestigious California winery for a four-course wine dinner that features great food and exceptional pairings. Courses include Florida stone crab two ways, New England clam chowder, blackened filet Pontchartrain with parmesan mashed potatoes, and a personal chocolate bag. Tickets are $150 and the dinner starts at 7 pm.
Saturday, October 27
Foodies at Night at Dallas Farmers Market
This inaugural Dallas event features over 30 DFW-area food and merchandise vendors, music, and entertainment attractions in one epic event. Current food vendors include Tasty Tails, The Lowkey Poke Joint, Mekeni, Munchies Street, Thanon Laotian Street Food, SXSE Food Co., OMG Tacos, The Halal Guys, and more. The event is kid and pet friendly, and costumes are encouraged as vendors will be giving out candy for trick-or-treating. There will be live entertainment, face painting, a petting zoo, a DJ, and more. Tickets are $12 and the event kicks off at 6 pm.
Park & Palate at Klyde Warren Park
This Klyde Warren Park fundraiser is in its fourth year and gets kicked off with a VIP three-course seated dinner by chef Kent Rathbun on Friday night. That evening also offers guests food trucks under the stars and music by the Jordan Kahn Orchestra. Saturday is the main event, dubbed Grand Taste, and it includes at bites, beverages, and beats by DJ Souljah at the park. Tickets for Grand Taste start at $75 and the event is from 12-4 pm.
Texas Veggie Fair
The largest veggie fest in Texas is in its ninth year of celebrating plant-based lifestyle options. This year is bigger and better than ever with more than 50 vendors, plus speakers, music, vendors, and more. It goes down at Reverchon Park from 11 am-6 pm, is dog-friendly — and free.
Monday, October 29
Texas Game Dinner at Urbano Cafe
Very special guest chef Graham Dodds pops up at this iconic cafe in East Dallas, bringing a menu that showcases local Texas game paired with great wine. Think wild boar and rabbit. Tickets are $75 and you can reserve your spot by calling 214-823-8550.