Dine and Dash
Dishcrawl takes Dallas diners on culinary adventures throughout the city, four courses at a time
The pub crawl is a well-known rite of passage for college students and young graduates, but for those who aren’t interested in consuming a borderline inappropriate amount of alcohol, Dishcrawl is coming to Dallas. The first foodie adventure is January 22.
Launched in 2010 in San Francisco, Dishcrawl invites participants to explore four restaurants during a guided tour through one area. City ambassador Connie Hannon says the first Dallas crawl will take diners downtown.
The crawls begins at 7 pm and focus on areas that are walkable between restaurants, while still trying to stick to a cohesive theme.
Dishcrawl diners are kept in the dark about the restaurants they’ll attend until a few days before the event.
The January 22 crawl is pegged to “Northern Hemisphere Cuisine,” while the February 12 event is Mardi Gras-themed. On February 19, the crawl goes gluten-free.
Hannon says that each crawl costs $45 and includes space for up to 40 diners. The general structure is a four-course meal; the last stop is dessert. At each restaurant, diners try a trio of bites, and the goal is to explore.
Diners are kept in the dark about the restaurants they’ll attend until a few days before the event, but Hannon did say that one of the restaurants for the first crawl is The Chesterfield on Main Street. For those who can’t take the suspense, the group’s Facebook page throws out hints every now and again about the next crawl.
Because the crawls are, well, crawls, Dishcrawl is starting in downtown and Uptown with plans to expand. Addison is currently on the radar, Hannon says. The events are designed with an informal attitude that makes them good for dates, groups or singles looking around, Hannon says.
But the first Dishcrawl is already nearly sold out, so those hoping to bond over downtown cuisine had better act fast.