This Week in Gluttony

Big-deal beer and wine to-dos top this week's best Dallas food events

Big-deal beer and wine to-dos top this week's best Dallas food events

Oak Highlands Brewery
Oak Highlands Brewery is just one of many vendors participating in the Hearts on the Trinity event on November 19. Photo courtesy of OHB
Chocolate Secrets in Dallas
Sip French wine and gourmet food, like treats from Chocolate Secrets, at the 32nd annual Beaujolais and Beyond Wine Festival on November 20. Chocolate Secrets/Facebook
Steel Restaurant
Steel is celebrating its 15th birthday with free sushi from 5-7:30 pm on November 19. Steel
Enjoy farm-to-table favorites at Asador's Fall Harvest Dinner on November 21. Courtesy of Asador/Facebook
Three Brothers Bakery chocolate fudge pecan pie
November 17 is the last day to buy a $25 pie to support VNA-funded programs such as Meals on Wheels and Hospice Care. Three Brothers Bakery/Facebook
Oak Highlands Brewery
Chocolate Secrets in Dallas
Steel Restaurant
Three Brothers Bakery chocolate fudge pecan pie

It's the week before Thanksgiving — how did that happen already? — and many of you are searching for food to take to Friendsgiving celebrations, or some way to give back during this season of gratitude.

And then there's the other half, who are simply in search of some quality food and drink before the main event. Regardless of what camp you find yourself in, we've got you covered.

Tuesday, November 17

Sokol Blosser Wine Dinner at Stephan Pyles
Join Stephan Pyles and Alex Sokol Blosser for a four-course dinner with Sokol Blosser Wine pairings. Alex is the son of the winery's founders and is currently the operation's winemaker. The event starts with a 6:30 pm reception followed by dinner at 7:00 pm. This event costs $125 a person and reservations can be made by calling 214-580-7000.

Village Burger Bar 10th Anniversary
All four locations are celebrating the brand's 10th anniversary by donating 100 percent of their sales to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. As if you needed a reason to enjoy a delicious burger.

Power of Pie
This is the last day to get your orders in for this VNA fundraiser that supports vital programs including Meals on Wheels and Hospice Care. Order a $25 pumpkin or pecan pie made by Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Empire Baking Company, Remedy, HG Supply, Cafe Momentum, Knife, Oak, the Lakewood Country Club, Normas, and many more. You can also order a "zero calorie" pie — aka, make a donation.

Thursday, November 19

Steel Restaurant and Lounge 15th Anniversary
From 5-7:30 pm, this beloved Dallas restaurant is serving up free sushi in honor of its anniversary. The restaurant is offering $15 sake flights, $3 off cocktails, $12 Veuve Clicquot, and $9 Rombauer. Diners can also score giveaways including sake, sushi, and wine packages.

Deep Ellum Wine Walk
Just in time for holiday cheers, this monthly event rolls out the Thankful Edition. The walk also features five new shops including City Surf Deep Ellum, Deep Ellum Hair Studio, and Heather Michaels Make Up. The fun starts at 6 pm and tickets are $10.

Hearts on the Trinity at 3015 Trinity Groves
Food meets philanthropy as chefs, breweries, and wineries showcase their food for a good cause. Vendors include Scardello Cheese, LUCK, PopStar Handcrafted Popsicles, Oak Highlands Brewery, Lost Oak Winery, and more. Proceeds benefit VolunteerNow and help expand volunteerism in North Texas. Tickets are $35 and the event kicks off at 6 pm.

Rahr & Sons Brewing Company Beer Dinner at Stampede 66
Join Stephan Pyles and head brewer Nate Swan from Rahr & Sons Brewery for a three-course fall beer dinner. And although the menu is TBD, beers featured include the Pumpkin Brown Ale with Spice, the English Dark Ale, and a Russian Imperial Stout. The meal costs $60 and you can reserve your spot by calling 214-550-6966. The fun starts at 6:30 pm.

Friday, November 20

Beaujolais & Beyond Wine and Food Festival at Irving Convention Center
Revolving around the renowned French movie festival taking place in the south of France, the theme of this year is Sip, Savor, and Shine in Cannes. Throughout the evening, guests sample signature delicacies offered by some of the area’s top chefs, savor a large selection of French wines (from multiple regions) and American wines (from multiple regions), as well as a selection of craft beers and spirits. Tickets start at $65 and the event begins at 7 pm.

Saturday, November 21

BrainDead Festicle at BrainDead Brewing
Big Texas Beer Fest and BrainDead Brewing are teaming up for this inaugural event, featuring 30 of their closest brewery friends. Happening in the parking lot west of the building, this outdoor festival gives you direct access to all of your favorite brews. There is also food for purchase. Tickets start at $35 and general admission can enter beginning at 2 pm.

Fall Harvest Dinner at Asador
Enjoy farm-to-table cuisine in a beautiful setting at this fall-focused dinner. Courses include grilled calamari, braised antelope, cast iron eggplant lasagna, mini cannolis, and more. Dinner is $90 and starts at 7:00 pm. To make reservations, call 214-267-4815.