This Week in Gluttony has it all: beer, bourbon, bacon, and barbecue. More than one of these tasty happenings also features live music. Good tunes + good food and drink = good times.
Thursday, November 10
Alamo Beer Live at Harvest House
Enjoy this Americana-inspired concert series presented by Alamo Beer Company and produced by Untapped. The Denton concert features Possessed by Paul James with Doug Burr and is free with an online RSVP. The concert kicks off at 7 pm.
Friday, November 11
Beer and Bacon Festival at Julia Pearl Southern Cuisine
Chef Jermaine Brown is serving Southern comfort food in a five-course tasting. Rob Holbert & Company is tasked with keeping the groove going as you savor various dishes while sampling delicious bourbons and beers. Tickets are $50, and dinner starts at 7 pm.
Blues, Bandits & BBQ at Kidd Springs Park
This two-day festival features 30 barbecue teams showcasing the best food they have to offer. In addition to the food and drinks available, the event includes a great music lineup in a nod to Oak Cliff’s history as the birthplace of legends like Stevie Ray Vaughn and T-Bone Walker. Barbecue tasting tickets start at $20, and doors open at 6 pm on Friday, and noon on Saturday.
33rd Annual French-American Chamber of Commerce Wine Festival at Frontiers of Flight Museum
Formerly the Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival, this rebranded event features a new name and new venue but the same great collection of French and American wines. Guests can also enjoy savory and sweet delicacies from some of the top restaurants and gourmet food providers in Dallas-Fort Worth. Other highlights include live music from Rockestra, photo opportunities and autographs from Miss Texas 2016, and a silent auction. Tickets start at $75, and the event kicks off at 7:30 pm.
Holiday Wine Tasting at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Raise a glass, kick off the holiday season, and celebrate a year full of great wines and good cheer. Selections come from France, Italy, Portugal, California, and more. Tickets are $75, and the event begins at 6 pm. Call 214-366-2000 for reservations.
Saturday, November 12
Untapped at Fair Park
This is the fifth year for the popular craft beer and music festival featuring more than 100 breweries and 400-plus craft beers. Festival-goers can also enjoy live music from local and national bands, snack on delicious food from local restaurants, and peruse a village of crafty vendors. Tickets start at $35, and general admission gates open at 3:30 pm.
Monday, November 14
The Barman’s Fund Night for Dallas CASA at Top Knot
Brian Floyd of the Barman’s Fund is once again joining the Top Knot team for a great cause. He’s mixing up four specialty cocktails, and all tips from 8-11 pm benefit Dallas CASA. Guests can also enjoy chef de cuisine Angela Hernandez’s Korean fried chicken as part of the “Seoul Food” series that happens every Sunday and Monday.
School of Bourbon at the Venue at 400 North Ervay
At this interactive tasting, pair Woodford Reserve with some of your favorite foods — aged cheese, toasted nuts, citrus fruit, dark chocolate, dried cranberries — to train your palate to identify the flavors in every sip. Tickets are $30, and the event starts at 6:30 pm.
Sicilian Wine Dinner at Americano
This special wine dinner features Cantine Barbera, a winery in southwestern Sicily. The evening takes place on the restaurant’s open-air patio and begins at 7 pm with a welcome reception, followed by a seated Sicilian-inspired five-course dinner from executive chef Matt Ford. Courses include assorted meats and cheeses, tuna crudo, pasta with fresh prawns, assorted pizzas, lamb shoulder, and sheep’s milk ricotta cannolis. Tickets are $80; call 214-261-4600 for reservations.