Five Awesome Food Events, Aug. 25-28: The Libertine Turns 10, a Veggie Feast and Big Tex

Isaac Rousso's State Fair Cookie Fries come with chocolate and strawberry dipping sauces.EXPAND
Isaac Rousso's State Fair Cookie Fries come with chocolate and strawberry dipping sauces.
Courtesy of the State Fair of Texas

It seems like just yesterday The Libertine was a speck in Greenville Avenue's eye. Now this most beloved pub is turning 10 and the bar is celebrating with four days of raffles, bands, food and drink specials. Thursday marks the last day of celebrations with guest bartenders Stephanie Roethlisberger, Vaughn Hancock and Jeff Fryman. Proceeds from raffles will benefit the Foundation45 suicide prevention initiative.

What it be: The Libertine 10 Year Anniversary Party 

When it do: 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 through Thursday, Aug. 25

Where dat is: The Libertine, 2101 Greenville Ave.


Treat the vegetarian (or simply the veggie lover) in your life to a five-course dinner at Cafe Modern. Sure, tickets are $110, but just think of how many times your beet-eating betrothed has subsisted off of pickles and white bread while you gorged on barbecue. Let's not even mention the Thanksgiving at your parents', where even the cornbread contained lard. Highlights from the menu include injera stuffed with spiced lentils, vegetable sosaties and a butternut bobotie. The dinner includes South African wine pairings.

What it be: Vegetarian Wine Dinner with South African Wines 

When it do: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25

Where dat is: Cafe Modern, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth


You should have seen what Manet's paintings looked like when he was sober. Make like a great artist and get a little tipsy as you unleash your creativity on the canvas at the Texas Ale Project. Paint Party Express will visit the brewery and guide participants through the painting process, ensuring that you, yes you, come out with a masterpiece, and maybe a hangover. Outside food is encouraged and T.A.P.'s craft brews will be available for purchase. Tickets are $26 each.

What it be: Paint Party at the Brewery 

When it do: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25

Where dat is: Texas Ale Project, 1001 N. Riverfront Blvd.


Shannon Brewing will celebrate their second anniversary with good food, good beer and great people. Shannon will tap some seasonal beers for the occasion, which will also be marked by live music and eats from Hick's BBQ, Crown Tacos and Steel City Pops. A $20 ticket includes three pints and one sample of specialty beer.

What it be: Two Year Anniversary 

When it do: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

Where dat is: Shannon Brewing Co., 818 N. Main Street, Keller


Will Cookie Fries win judges' hearts? Will the most creative award be bestowed upon the injectable Great Balls of BBQ? Find out at this year's Big Tex Choice Awards. This annual event enables lovers of all things fried, stuffed and shoved onto sticks to preview this year's new fair foods. One attendee will even have the opportunity to join the judging panel responsible for naming most creative and best-tasting. Proceeds from the $100 tickets will benefit the SFT Youth Scholarship Fund.

What it be: Big Tex Choice Awards 

When it do: 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28

Where dat is: Fair Park, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd.


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Related Locations

The Libertine Bar

2101 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206


Cafe Modern

3200 Darnell St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107


Texas Ale Project

1001 N. Riverfront Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75206


Shannon Brewing Company
Fair Park

1300 Robert B. Cullum
Dallas, TX 75210


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