This week in gluttony
These are the 6 best food and drink events in Dallas this week
A corndog eating contest will kick off this week’s festivities in festive Fourth of July fashion. Keep the party going with DJ music at a rooftop Italian restaurant, and different kind of independence party at a brewery, and a margarita stroll. The kids can also get a tasty lesson in etiquette during a special afternoon tea geared just for them.
Tuesday, July 4
Libertine Bar Brass Knuckle Corndog Beatdown
Lowest Greenville’s “best little bar that could” will host its 13th corndog eating contest, which will crown the contestant who can eat the most in 15 minutes. First place will receive a $100 gift certificate and the coveted Brass Knuckles trophy. Second place will get a $50 gift certificate, and third place will get to haul off $25 in quarters. Entry is free and the contest will start at 5 pm.
July 4th Brunch at Whistle Britches
Chef Omar Flores will be hosting a special 4th of July brunch in Plano with fried chicken, biscuits, and brunch classics such as Chicken N’ Waffles, Challah French Toast, and Chicken Benny. 2405 Dallas Pkwy. #4, Plano. 11 am-4 pm. 214-299-5971.
Thursday, July 6
Children’s Tea at the Dallas Arboretum
Children’s afternoon tea is back at the Dallas Arboretum’s DeGolyer Tea Room. The multicourse, kid-friendly tea menu includes assorted sandwiches and sweet treats. The price is $42 for children 2-12, and $59 for adults. Reservations include parking and garden admission. The tea service will be offered on Thursday and Saturday at 2 pm.
Summer Nights at Terra
Eataly’s rooftop restaurant will vibe this month with DJ music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Music sets will run from 7:30-10:30 pm, just in time to catch the sunset with summer cocktails and bar bites in hand. The weekly parties will run through August 24.
Friday, July 7
Red, White & Brew at Four Corners Brewing Co.
The Dallas brewery will celebrate its own newfound independence with a Friday night party. Four Corners Brewing Co. has reacquired its independent and locally owned status after recently parting ways with Constellation Brands beverage company. The celebration will coincide with Four Corners’ first Friday Viernesito Night Market, which features live music, food vendors, and more than 20 artisans with wares for sale. Four Corners will also bring back its beer-to-go program this Friday. Don’t miss the crisp lime and jalapeno-infused lager, Spicy Chela. The party will run from 7-11 pm.
Saturday, July 8
McKinney Margarita Stroll
With a margarita cup in hand, stroll through 15 stops in Historic Downtown McKinney for an array of margarita tastings. Save room for five bonus stops that will feature wine, craft beer, and other surprises. A portion of the $35 ticket will benefit Hugs Café, a McKinney-based nonprofit that provides training for adults with developmental disabilities. Tickets are sold by time slot, including 11 am-2 pm, 1-4 pm, and 4-7 pm.