Put a Fork in Your Cork

If you grew up in Garland and live in Dallas, sometimes it’s hard to admit when the weekend’s tastiest event is going on in… Addison. But with the city’s inaugural Fork & Cork festival coming up, we’ve never been so hungry to head north. Friday and Saturday are looking to be hell on a diet with dish sampling from Casa Rubia, Belly & Trumpet, Oak, Smoke, Pakpao Thai, and many others. Plus, there’s craft brew, wine, and spirit sampling. Demos include a pork cook-off judged by Harlem’s charismatic and beloved celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson (as seen on The Taste and Chopped), a “Hands-On” event including tastings of Samuelsson’s dishes, a grilling session with Tim Byres, and lots more. There’s even live music. The best part, though? All proceeds benefit the deserving Café Momentum, which gives post-release, at-risk youths the opportunity to learn the various responsibilities of restaurant work. So grab those tickets ($65 for Friday’s kickoff, $35 for Saturday admission, $100 Saturday VIP) and get to Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison CircleDrive, next weekend. For tickets and event specifics, visit addisonforkandcork.com.
Fri., May 16, 6 p.m.; Sat., May 17, 12-11 p.m., 2014


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