10 Awesome Food Events this Weekend, January 28-31: Doughnuts, Crepes and Girl Scout Cookies
It's about to get very real — and very hot — at Zest Fest.
Now is the time to make a dent in your "Bottled Beers to Try" list. Sundown at Granada is celebrating their 4th anniversary by discounting all 40 of their bottled beers to $1. And if dollar beer isn't enough of a loss-leader, Granada will offer half-priced salads to boot. So go, revelers, go. Drink all the beers. But eat some salad, too.
What it be: Kale & Ale
When it do: 5-10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28
Where dat is: 3520 Greenville Ave.
The Grape's latest iteration of their wine dinner features special guest Ashley Durkin. We’re pretty sure the dinner, titled Come As You Are, doesn't have anything to do with Kurt Cobain. Unless, that is, the grunge rocker was a fan of Jackson Family Wines' Pinot Noir, in which case this all makes perfect sense. Come As You Are will feature three courses accompanied by wine. The cost is $55 per person. Call 214-828-1981 for reservations.
What it be: Come As You Are Wine Dinner
When it do: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28
Where dat is: 2808 Greenville Ave.
Pretend like you care about "notes" and "maceration processes" and "tannins" as you numb your senses and inhibit your judgement at this Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival event. Representatives from two Texan vineyards, Brennan Vineyards and Pedernales Cellars, will elucidate their wines as they guide participants through tastings. The cost is $25 per person.
When it do: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28
Where dat is: 2915 Riverglen Drive, Fort Worth
For those of you who like a little cheese with your wine, try the Mozzarella Company's wine and cheese event. The evening starts with a behind-the-scenes tour and is followed by a wine and cheese pairing and related discussion. Tickets are $50 per person. Call 214-741-4072 for reservations.
What it be: Wine and Cheese Class
When it do: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28
Where dat is: 2944 Elm St.
Become intimately acquainted with the Scoville Scale at ZestFest 2016. This three-day festival celebrating all things spicy will include food tastings, celebrity chef appearances and, of course, obligatory atomic wing- and jalapeño-eating contests. Admission is $11 per person. The Fiery Food Challenge awards dinner on Saturday and the roasted pig and rib dinner on Sunday are not included in the price of admission.
What it be: ZestFest
When it do: Hours vary by day — see the website for more details.
Where dat is: 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving
There's a new brewery in town. Or more accurately, there's the first Texas location of a Colorado-based microbrewery in Rowlett. Backcountry Brewery moved into the space that once housed FireWheel Brewing, and they've been brewing ambers and ales ever since. To mark the opening, all pints will be $4 and a dollar from each pint will be donated to tornado relief efforts.
What it be: Backcountry Brewing Grand Opening
When it do: 4-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29
Where dat is: 3313 Enterprise Drive, Rowlett
What comes to mind when you think of running a 5k? Is it a sense of accomplishment at achieving a goal, or pride in taking an active role in your health? Is it the feeling of belonging that comes with participating in a communal activity? Nah. We know you. For you, it's all about the strategically located doughnut hole stations. In what has got to be the most Homer Simpson-approved physical activity of all time, Hypnotic Donuts is holding their fourth annual 5k this Saturday. For $36, adult 5kers get a free T-shirt, doughnuts and a souvenir medal.
What it be: Hypnotic Donut Dash
When it do: 7:50 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30
Where dat is: The Fair Park Grand Place next to Big Tex Circle
Gilbert Garza of Suze will be on hand at the Dallas Farmers Market as part of the market's cooking class series. The theme for this class will be "Winter Time Braise," aka "Braised and Confused." The cost is $30 at the door. For reservations, call 214-653-8088.
What it be: Farmers Market Chefs Cooking Class Series
When it do: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30
Where dat is: 1010 S. Pearl Expressway
Girl Scout cookies and craft beer: a pairing so indulgent, it's sure to make even the most lenient dietitian cringe. This year, LUCK will pair Thin Mints with Shannon Brewing Company's Chocolate Stout; Samoas with Rahr's Angry Goat Weizen Dopplebock; Do-si-dos with Texas Ale Project's Somethin Shady Porter; and Lemonades with Martin House's Salty Lady Gose.
What it be: Girl Scout Cookie and Beer Pairing Flight
When it do: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, January 31-Thursday, February 4
Where dat is: 3011 Gulden Lane, Suite No. 112
Tim Love's pop-up may be sold out, but that doesn't mean you can't get your pop-up fix this week. This Sunday, Whisk Crepes will set up shop at Veritas Wine Room. The menu includes a host of sweet and savory crepes made from either buckwheat or white wheat flour batter.
What it be: Whisk Crepes Cafe Pop-Up
When it do: 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31
Where dat is: 2323 North Henderson Ave., Suite 103
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