Checking out the local flora is great and all, but don't you find the great outdoors is made even better by a glass of nice wine and a snack in hand? Join the Dallas Arboretum for its annual food and wine festival, hosted in conjunction with the Dallas Blooms festival. Enjoy floral displays while taking in bites from local award-winning chefs and more than 20 wine vendors. Tickets are $140 for general admission.
What it be: Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival 2018
When it do: 7-10 p.m. Thursday, March 22
Where dat is: 8525 Garland Road
Watch the wheels go ’round and ’round from your spot on the Brew Bus. For $60, the bus will take you to tastings at three breweries: Unlawful Assembly, 903 Brewers and Union Bear. There will also be a snack courtesy of Union Bear and a commemorative snifter for all your commemorative snifter needs. Between stops, tour guides will educate you on the North Texas brew scene. It's like Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus, but Ms. Frizzle will most likely have a beard, and all of her students will be buzzed.
What it be: Tour de Brewpubs Trois
When it do: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24
Where dat is: 5880 State Highway 121, No. 101, Plano
Dear friends, crawfish season is nigh. Kick things off right this Saturday at Legal Draft Company, where Bourdreaux's Crawfish Boils will get things rolling at noon and keep things rollicking until the last head has been sucked. Crawfish will be sold for $15 for two pounds with corn and potatoes. Additional mudbugs can be purchased for $7 per pound.
What it be: Crawfish Boil at Legal Draft Company
When it do: noon Saturday, March 24
Where dat is: 500 E. Division St., Arlington
Five never looked so good. Join Martin House Brewing Company as it commemorates its fifth anniversary. That's five years of Salty Lady, Bockslider and Imperial Texan. Enjoy a commemorative tulip glass that you can top off with eight 8-ounce pours. Sample the classics alongside limited-release beers such as Salsa Verde, Hibiscus Saison, Cookies and Cream, and Kafkaesque. Tickets are $20 and include live music from the Roomsounds and Sam Anderson of Quaker City Night Hawks. Food from Heim Barbecue, Rollin-Stone Food Truck and LUCK at Trinity Groves will be available for purchase.
When it do: noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24
Where dat is: 220 S. Sylvania Ave. Suite 209, Fort Worth
Good things come in small packages. See for yourself at Between the Buns, theObserver's
inaugural slider event. Just picture it: Slider in hand, you'll join the throngs in pursuit of ice-cold beer and your next tiny sandwich. It's perfect. And with more than 20 vendors participating — including Asador, Chop House Burger, Knife and Hutchins BBQ — there's something to suit just about every fancy. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door.
What it be: Between the Buns
When it do: 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 24
Where dat is: Dallas Farmers Market, 1010 S. Pearl Expressway
You there, with the shameless sample game. Yeah, we see you circling back at Costco to get a second lil' smokey covered in maple glaze. Why not fulfill your sample-based desires at LUCKapalooza IV, where you can sample beers from up-and-coming breweries? While you enjoy your free beer samples from 10 breweries, you can soak up some sunshine and take in some tunes from local acts such as the DuoTones and Sweetwood Jack. LUCK will also serve brunch in case you decide it's time to stop mooching and start munching for real.
What it be: LUCKapalooza IV
When it do: noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 25
Where dat is: 3011 Gulden Lane
What it be: Feast of St. Joseph
When it do: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 25
Where dat is: 3015 Gulden Lane
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Sushi + burritos = sushitos. Or burrushi, depending on your portmanteau style. Whatever you call them, sushi burritos will be available for purchase at Oak Cliff's beloved Bolsa Restaurant as part of a Sushimo pop-up. No word yet on the menu or pricing, but rumor has it that Cheetos-flecked exteriors might be involved.
What it be: Sushimo Sushi Burrito
When it do: 8-10 p.m. Sunday, March 25
Where dat is: 614 W. Davis St.