Here are the 8 best food and drink events in Dallas this week


This week includes a celebration of Dia de los Muertos and a celebration of farmers. Save room for hot Nashville chicken pop-ups, a virtual wine and cheese pairing class, a tequila dinner, and an evening of outdoor grilling under the stars.

Tuesday, November 2

Dia de los Muertos in Taqueria La Ventana
Visit the downtown Dallas location of the popular tacos for a free pan de los Muertos (traditional Mexican bread) for the first 150 guests, live DJ music, hot chocolate and churros, tequila tastings and gifts. Each Taqueria La Ventana location will create its own altar honoring deceased family members and friends in sanctuary style.

Thursday, November 4

Central Market Online Course: Cheese and Wine Pairing
Wine and cheese expert Janet Fletcher, who has written more than 25 books on food and drink, will virtually guide attendees through a tasting of five cheeses paired with wines. Varieties include Goat Cheese, Butter Camembert, and Creamy Blue Cheese, and Fletcher will discuss how to pair wine and cheese. The $ 70 class includes a tasting kit for two to four people, and the $ 20 options provide access to the class only, which will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Azunia Tequila dinner at Cantina Laredo
The Mexican restaurant’s Frisco location will offer a four-course dinner paired with Azunia tequila cocktails. But first, start with a tequila flight at an opening reception to sample all the options. Dinner costs $ 59.99 per person and starts at 7 p.m.

Friday 5 November

Hattie B’s Texas Tease
The Nashville-based, family-owned and operated hot Chicken Spot will open its first Dallas location by spring 2022. Keep hungry at three upcoming pop-up events when Hattie’s Food Truck B, a 1974 Airstream, will serve as a sample of the menu items. At Friday, head to Peticolas Brewing Company (5 p.m. to 9 p.m. or until full) for hot chicken sandwiches and fried pickles. Saturday, visit Klyde Warren Park (5 p.m. to 5 p.m. or until sold out) for samples of Dirty Bird fries topped with chili mac and cheese and tender bites of dark meat. At Sunday, the truck will be BrainDead Brewing (5 p.m. to 5 p.m. or until full) for hot chicken and Belgian waffles and hot chicken and bacon and cheddar porridge.

World Food Championships
There will be over 20 tasting experiences during this three-day culinary competition, where over 1,500 chefs will compete for the best in their class. The event, which will be held inside the Centennial Hall at Fair Park from Friday to Sunday, will feature bourbon and rib tastings, brunch and bubbles, barbecue tastings, “Grilling Grannies” and more. of 8,000 dishes to be judged. Ticket prices vary by event, but general admission starts at $ 15 and includes plenty of tasting opportunities.

Saturday 6 November

Chefs for farmers
Spotlighting local and regional farmers over three days with four different events, Chefs for Farmers is back after a year off. While Thursday’s Mot Hai Ba dinner is sold out, tickets remain available for two events on Saturday: the farm tour ($ 125, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) aboard a bus that will make three stops in farms in the area for drinks and seasonal dishes; and the Devour Street Food Festival ($ 85, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) at the AT&T Discovery District, featuring high-end street food at more than a dozen restaurants. The Main Event ($ 125, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.) will bring things to a close on Sunday at the Dallas Heritage Village, showcasing Dallas’ best chefs and restaurants with bites and drinks throughout the park.

RARE at Bear Creek Golf Club
Dine under the stars at the New Dallas Golf Club at this dinner event featuring eight culinary action stations. Start with platter oysters and pork belly bites before indulging in grilled specialties, from bison to redfish. The all-inclusive price of $ 99 per person also includes wine selections and craft cocktails. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Sunday November 7

Dot’s Hop House Fifth Anniversary
A craft beer bar and beer garden in Deep Ellum opened in 2016, which feels like an eternity in the Deep Ellum years. Their creation of a vast outdoor space now seems far-sighted in these post-pandemic times and likely helped them survive. They will celebrate the occasion by typing rare beers, with drink specials and freebies, including a birthday t-shirt for the first 150 people. The party starts at 1 p.m., live music starts at 2 p.m.

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