This Week in Gluttony
These are the 6 best food and drink events in Dallas this week
Thanksgiving takes the stage as the star food and drink event this week (find dining options here and to-go possibilities here), but there are other tasty happenings on the menu. Sip holiday tea in the “clouds,” take a tour of Japanese bourbon, or celebrate “Drinksgiving” (aka the night before Thanksgiving) with a vodka tasting. Get the stretch pants ready and let the feasting begin.
Monday, November 20
Friendsgiving at Beckley 1115
Oak Cliff restaurant is hosting a spaghetti & meatballs Friendsgiving with the proceeds going to families in need. They'll also be accepting donation items, including non-perishable foods, to give to families in need. The event runs from 4-7 pm and is "pay what you can."
Tuesday, November 21
Pre-Thanksgiving Feast at Rockfish Grill Richardson
Get your pre-Thanksgiving seafood fix at Rockfish Grill where they're hosting a feast featuring a dozen peel-and-eat shrimp, corn, and potato tossed in seasoning for $9, plus $4 hurricanes.
Thanksgiving Omakase Experience at Uchi
There’ll be just two seatings for this intimate omakase tasting at Uchi, including 5:30 pm and 8 pm. Celebrate a unique take on Thanksgiving early with charred romaine salad, bisque with spaghetti squash, grilled shrimp, and Chinese doughnuts, truffle crudo with Spanish mackerel, and turkey katsu with Japanese curry. The experience is $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and wine and sake pairings may be added for $60 more.
Wednesday, November 22
Infinity Friendsgiving at La Neta Cocina y Lounge
Bring your best friends forever to this Thanksgiving Eve party at the Las Vegas-based upscale Mexican restaurant and bar on Elm St. Enjoy complimentary sips from Infinity Vodka from 8 – 9 pm in the lounge, where there’ll be DJ music, too. Those who bring five canned goods can also get a complimentary Infinity Vodka cocktail during dinner. Choose from the apple cinnamon Moscow Mule, caramel apple cider sangria, cranberry lemon drop martini, and caramel apple white Russian.
Saturday, November 25
Sereni-Tea in the Clouds at The Statler
The snow globes are back at The Statler, Waterproof, the sky-high pool deck atop the downtown Dallas hotel, will transform into Winterproof starting November 22. (Food and beverage minimums start at $200 plus tax and gratuity for four people for two hours, and reservations may be made here.) But new this year is Sereni-Tea in the Clouds, a winter-themed tea experience available only on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am–3 pm. The service includes choice of two fine teas along with a menu of tea sandwiches, mini scones, house-made jams, shortbread cookies, lemon curd tarts, and more. The tea is $58 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. A complimentary glass of rose or sparkling cider is included.
Monday, November 27
Japanese Bourbon Dinner at Urban Seafood
The Plano seafood destination will take diners on a bourbon tour of Japan during this four-course pairing dinner. A different Japanese bourbon will be served with each course. Tickets are $125 per person, including tax and gratuity, and dinner begins at 6:30 pm.