Best food and drink finds for a busy fall weekend, October 28-November 1

Every week, we like to dig in and find unique, boozy, and indulgent things to discover around Dallas. It could be a festival, a social gathering of like-minded drinkers at a brewery, a special dinner party, or a pop-up. Here’s what excites us this week.

The fair is over and the temperatures are 90 degrees too. With Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, there’s plenty to do this weekend, including the MoMo Festival in Arlington and a Filipino cultural night at Midnight Rambler.

Here are our favorite finds:

Halloween candy flying night
Oak Cliff Brewing Co., 1300 S. Polk St.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, October 28

Oak Cliff Brewery will have flights of five Beers Inspired by Halloween Candy for $21 on Friday, October 28. The five beers include Orange Taffy, Lemon Skulls, Tangy Cinnamon, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout. This is a first-come, first-served party, so plan to arrive early.

Piyesta, a Filipino-American celebration
Midnight Rambler, 1530 Main St. (Downtown)
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, October 28

Midnight Ramblerthe underground bar at Le Joule, wraps up Filipino-American History Month with a collaborative pop-up event. Mahal Eatingpop-up Filipino cuisine and the upcycled denim brand, Patricio Crescentwill be there with local Filipino DJ Jejuné for a festive celebration with lots of cocktails and delicacies.

Tulum nights
Tulum, 4216 Oak Lawn Ave.
10:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Friday, October 28

Beware, things are about to get naughty in Tulum. This restaurant and bar on Oak Lawn is launching a new Friday-only late-night event called Tulum nights, and we bet there’s dancing on the bar at some point. This Friday, look for a costume contest with “huge cash prizes,” a raffle for a limited-edition bottle of tequila, a DJ, and drink specials. RSVP here and keep the children at home. Twenty-one and over only. Obs. But just in case.

Bishop BrewFest
Camp Bishop, 111 N. Bishop Ave.
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Saturday October 29; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 30

The inauguration Bishop BrewFest is this weekend at Camp Bishop, the outdoor courtyard in front of what was once the Trompo Tacos. Saturdays are adults-only with food samples, live music, garden games, a customer contest, local beer, and craft cocktails. Sunday is family day with food trucks, a petting zoo, face painting, and a “corn pool.” Siren Rock, Manhattan Project, Pegasus City and 3 Nations are some of the expected local breweries. Admission is free and you can buy beer tickets in advance for $30.

Catrina party
Four Corners, 1311 S. Ervay Street (The Cedars)
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday October 29

Four Corners Brewing organizes its third edition Catrina Party with common hearts and CocoAndré Chocolatier. There will be local vendors, food, drink, live music, face pain and flash tattoos. Common Hearts Market is a community organization that works to showcase local vendors. More than 35 vendors are scheduled for Saturday. Here too: a catrina contest.

Greenville Lowest Fall Festival
1914 Greenville Ave. (and a few blocks north)
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 29

Restaurants, bars and shops along Lowest Greenville Avenue are participating in a large neighborhood fall party, many offer drinks and food specialties. You can buy a drink there and get more promotions. Swizzle will have a $5 pumpkin cocktail, Standard Service will have a $6 mangonada, Son of a Butcher will have a $5 apple cider margarita, and Greenville Avenue Pizza Company will have free beer samples. There is much more to see and taste. Trick-or-treating is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and adult specials will last until at least 4 p.m.

MoMo-Festival
Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abrams St., Arlington
2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 30

MoMo-Festival is a celebration of Nepalese cuisine, culture and art. There will be dozens of varieties of momos (bite dumplings) from local Nepali restaurants, as well as a momo contest. Admission is free but you must Register; otherwise it’s $10. There’s also a VIP option for $100 that includes early check-in, VIP access, and a free drink and momo order.

Dia de Los Muertos in Garland
Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St., Garland
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1

Garland hosts a free Dia Garland, its own Dia de los Muertos event, complete with food trucks, bouncing houses, an artists’ market, altar displays and more. Los Mataches Mexico 2020 will perform, and there will be mariachi and folk ballet.

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