This week in gluttony
These are the 6 best food and drink events in Dallas this week
A sign that fall is near: Oktoberfest events start popping up on the calendar. This week offers an Oktoberfest beer launch party at a local brewery with plenty of German-inspired fanfare. Also plan for summer poolside yoga paired with margaritas one more time at an iconic downtown hotel, and a steal-of-a-deal shrimp boil and Hurricane special. (It’s hurricane season, after all.)
Thursday, September 7
Shrimp Boil at Rockfish
Enjoy a dozen large peel-and-eat shrimp with the traditional shrimp boil sides of corn on the cob and potatoes tossed in a choice of seasoning for just $8.99. The deal is good at the Richardson location of the Rockfish seafood chain for dine-in or to-go. They're also serving $4 Hurricanes all day.
Friday, September 8
Dallas Chocolate Festival at Fashion Institute Gallery
Dallas' sweetest festival was founded in 2009 and has become a national force for its role in spotlighting hand-crafted chocolate. It's a three-day event, running Friday September 8 through Sunday September 10, and will feature seminars, immersive learning experiences, one-of-a-kind offerings, and oodles of chocolates to sample.
Saturday, September 9
Oktoberfest Launch Party at Texas Ale Project
The Dallas brewery will debut its Oktoberfest beer with a day of German traditions. The event will feature German cuisine, a steinholding competition, best lederhosen contest, and more. Admission is free and the party will run from 2-7 pm.
Mad Hatter Dinner: Profoundly Wonderland
Seven local chefs will collaborate on an Alice in Wonderland-themed seven-course dinner benefiting Independence Gardens, a garden-based education program. The lineup includes Mollie Guerra, Justin Box, Joshua Bonee, Josh Harmon, Sahara Grace Uy, Jo Garcias, and Belal Kattan. The dinner will take place at Profound Event Space in Fairview. Individual tickets are $125 (which include drink pairings) and the dinner begins at 7 pm.
Sunday, September 10
Yogarita at Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh
The historic Dallas hotel will host its final poolside yoga stretch sesh of the season paired with a Casamigos “Yogarita” cocktail. The $40 ticket (plus tax and a small fee) includes a one-hour yoga class, one Yogarita, and a coastal-inspired fish taco from the hotel restaurant, Perle on Maple. Shop Kendra Scott jewelry with a 15 percent discount after class. AB.Lino Hats will also be on-hand. Class begins at 10:30 am and mats will be provided.
Monday, September 11
Taste of Texas Wine Dinner at Urban Crust
The Plano wood-fired pizza joint will host a four-course dinner featuring four wines from across the Lone Star State. Tickets are $59.90, plus tax and gratuity, and dinner begins at 6:30 pm.