Deep Ellum venues located on Main Street open their doors every third Thursday evening for Wine Walk. This event is perfect for the art-lover whose resveratrol levels could use a little pick-me-up. For $5 you get a specially designed wine glass which will be topped off as you meander through participating stores and galleries.
What it be: Deep Ellum Wine Walk
When it do: Thursday, January 15 at 5 p.m . Where dat is: Kettle Art 2650-B Main St, Dallas, Texas 75226
Ellerbe Fine Foods will have a six-course dinner paired with wines from Napa's Robert Foley Vineyards. Noteworthy dishes include crispy buttermilk brined Texas quail, served with fresh corn pudding, wilted greens and grilled pears, Piedmontese chipped beef with sauteed wild mushrooms and shaved truffles and a dried fruit and local honey tart featuring Maytag blue cheese and bee pollen. Dinner is $150 per person.
What it be: Robert Foley Wine Finner
When it do: Thursday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Where dat is: 1501 W Magnolia Avenue Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Righteous Foods, a café in Fort Worth's Cultural District, aims to make eating healthy hip, one organic wheat berry at a time. There may not be any wheat berries dotting the line items on Thursday night's menu, but it still sounds healthy in a Mediterranean, polyphenol-dense kind of way. The three course dinner features Fratelli Colletti Sicilian olive oils, which are distributed by a family in Fort Worth, and will be paired with Sicilian wines. Dishes included shrimp and flan (made from olive oil), day boat scallops with parsnip puree (and olive oil) and peppered Niman Ranch beef. Dessert will include gelato made from -- you guessed it -- more of that delicious, delicious oil. Dinner is $95 per person.
What it be: Olio Nuovo Wine Dinner
When it do: Thursday, January 15 at 7 p.m.
Where dat is: 3405 W. 7th St. Fort Worth, TX 76107
Continuing their Hopped Up Cinema Series (aka Brewvies aka The Pitcher Show), Alamo Drafthouse will be pairing Slap Shot with Rabbit Hole Brewing. Slap Shot, if you will recall, features Paul Newman as an aging hockey player/coach, whose mission is to turn around his failing team through the use of violence. The in-movie beer flight will include Mother Pucker, Hole Lang Syne New Year's brew, Rapture Fusion Brown Ale, a-Off With Your Red hopped red IPA and 10/6 English IPA.
What it be: Hopped Up Cinema Series
When it do: Thursday, January 15 at 8:20 p.m.
Where dat is: 100 S. Central Expressway Suite 14 Richardson, Texas 75080
Are you into weird fungi? If so, then boy do I have a six -course dinner for you. Grace is hosting an exotic mushroom dinner, prepared by Chef Blaine Staniford. Dishes include aged Parmesan custard with black trumpet mushrooms and Perigord truffles and braised rabbit with huitlacoche and housemade tortillas. There will also be wine pairings, so if any of the mushrooms turn out to be poisonous you can attempt to dilute the toxins with pinot grigio. The cost is $125 per person; call 817.877.3388 for reservations.
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What it be: Exotic Mushroom Dinner
When it do: Friday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Where dat is: Carter Burgess Plaza, 777 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102