This week in gluttony
These are the 6 best food and drink events in Dallas this week
This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and there’s a backyard barbecuing class to kick off the season. Also plan to sip and stroll a popular Dallas district during an annual wine walk, try a newly release summer-themed seltzer from a local brewery, and explore exotic flavors during an Asian-themed night market. Finally, cheers to an iconic winemaker’s 100th birthday during a complimentary wine tasting.
Thursday, May 25
Vive La France Wine Tasting at Terroir
East Dallas wine shop is hosting a wine-tasting event featuring labels from some of the top regions of France, presented by Michael Flynn of Dionysus Imports. Wines poured will include Domaine de Fondreche Ventoux Blanc and Ventoux Rouge, from Rhone Valley Vineyards; Bernard Defaix Bourgogne Aligote Burgundy; Mourchon Siguret Cote du Rhone from Rhone Valley; and Chateaux Franc Patarabet Saint-Emilion Granc Cru, Bordeaux. It's a free event from 5-7 pm. RSVP to Andrew@terroirdallas.com.
Bishop Arts Wine Walk
Sip, stroll, and shopBishop Arts District during this evening wine walk. The $25 ticket (plus tax) includes a logo wine glass and wine pours and promos at more than two dozen participating restaurants and retailers. Participants include Dude, Sweet Chocolate, Oddfellows, and Revelers Hall. The event will run from 6-9 pm.
Saturday, May 27
La Pachanga Chef Pop-Up & Tiger’s Blood Release Party at Texas Ale Project
The Dallas brewery will celebrate the release of its latest seltzer with a pop-up party. The summer-themed Tiger’s Blood TAPWTR is brewed with strawberry, coconut, and watermelon. Try it paired with dishes by several local food vendors, including Sweet-Stack, Rev’s Grilled Cheese, and Mayan & More Vegano Mexicano. There’ll be music all day, too. The event will run from 12-5 pm.
Grgich Hills Wine Tasting at Central Market
The gourmet grocer will celebrate the 100th birthday of Mike Grgich, the legendary California winemaker who established Grgich Hills Estate and is recognized for putting Napa Valley on the wine world’s map back in the 1970s. Visit starting at 12 noon for a complimentary tasting featuring Grgich’s wines, including a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Chardonnay, and a Sauvignon Blanc. The tasting will be available at all Central Market stores.
Asian American & Pacific Islander Night Market Block Party
The second annual event will be held at Krio Asian-Inspired Cajun in Bishop Arts and will feature 30 local food and artisan vendors. General admission is free and allows for a la carte food and beverage purchases. Or purchase a “Fastpass” for $75 (plus a small fee) and get five food tickets and two drink tickets along with a pass to skip any lines. Proceeds from Fastpass sales will benefit Make-A-Wish North Texas. The event will run from 5-10 pm.
Sunday, May 28
Brisket U at Pegasus City Brewery
Officially kick off backyard barbecuing season with this brisket-smoking class. Both newbies and experienced grillers will learn from accomplished pitmasters on the art of smoking brisket, from selecting the beef to properly slicing the end product. The class will be held from 12-3 pm at Pegasus City Brewery and is $89.