This week in gluttony
These are the 7 best food and drink events in Dallas this week
Fill up on pizza, crawfish, chocolate, and seltzer this week. The latter will be available at a festival dedicated to solely to seltzer that’s making a stop in Dallas this weekend. There are a few events dedicated to St. Patrick’s Day, and pop-ups around town celebrating the humble corn dog. Last but not least, there is a giant potato chip making a one-day appearance.
Tuesday, March 14
Pi Day at Urban Crust
The Plano pizzeria will celebrate the special math "holiday" with a special. Enjoy their wood-fired cheese pizza for only $3.14. But plan accordingly; the deal will only be available between 3:14 and 6 pm.
Footlong Potato Chip at Subway in Frisco
In a silly promotion, Lay's is collaborating with a single Subway location in Frisco to share a free 12-inch potato crisp. First it was the footlong sandwich, then the footlong cookie, and now the Baked Lay's 12-inch potato crisp, available only on March 14, and exclusively at the Subway located at at 6700 Stonebrook Pkwy. #100. If it's worth it to you to drive to Frisco for a free chip, then the giveaway starts at 11 am and goes until supplies last.
Friday, March 17
St. Patrick’s Day Crawfish Boil at the Dallas Farmers Market
Rex’s Seafood and Market will bring a taste of the bayou to the Dallas Farmers Market with all-you-can-eat crawfish. The $45 ticket includes the mud bugs and a drink – a Hurricane is the suggested pairing. Children 12 and under can get the deal for $20. The boil will run from 4-10 pm and will feature live music, outdoor games, and prizes for best dressed for St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Paddy’s Day Beerfest at Happiest Hour
Every hour is a happy one at this Olive Street bar, which’ll celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an inaugural beer festival. The $50 early bird ticket will include unlimited beer and seltzer tastings, live music, and food specials. Day-of general admission jumps to $75. The event will run from 6-10 pm, but a $100 VIP ticket grants access an hour earlier and comes with a souvenir hat.
Saturday, March 18
Fletcher’s Original Corny Dog Pop-Ups
Fun fact: corny dogs were invented in Dallas by brothers Neil and Carl Fletcher in 1938. The meal-on-a-stick debuted at the 1942 State Fair of Texas. Celebrate National Corn Dog Day at one of three pop-ups with Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs: Klyde Warren Park (11 am-:30 pm), Bass Pro Shops in Garland (11:30 am-6 pm), and at 3212 Knox St. (11 am- pm). Fletcher’s mascot Mr. Corny will make an appearance at the Kylde Warren Park pop-up to pose with fans for photos from 12-3 pm.
It will be a seltzer lover’s paradise during this festival featuring more than 100 hard seltzers and canned cocktails. Produced out of New York City, the event is making a stop in Dallas at Klyde Warren Park. Tickets start at $49 and offer two options for entry: 11:30 am-2 pm or 3:3-6 pm. Ticket includes a tasting cup and samples and food for purchase on-site. There’ll also be live DJ music, games, and plenty of photo ops.
A Tea Party to Celebrate Ireland at Dude, Sweet Chocolate
Travel expert and Ireland native Rachel Gaffney will be a guest speaker at this Irish tea party, which is sure to include gourmet chocolates for pairing. Tickets are $59 and the party will run from 12-2 pm.