The Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival is this weekend and the schedule is jam-packed with all kinds of goodness. Thursday night gets things off to a tasty start with the BBQ Bash at Billy Bob's, where pit masters will be slicing and serving the very best that smoke and meat have to offer. Friday offers two events, The Grand Tasting and #latenight Desserts After Dark. As the name implies, The Grand Tasting is no small affair, with over one hundred wines, beers and spirits to choose from (not to mention the food.)#latenight Desserts After Dark provides a great channel for some of the area's best mixologists and pastry chefs to come together and create boozy, sugary magic. Saturday also offers two events: Rise and Dine (slated to be a brunch for the ages) and Burgers, Brews & Blues. Sunday wraps things up with Family Sunday Funday, a food truck event. See the website for more information, including times, prices and locations.
What it be: Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival
When it do: Thursday, March 26 - Sunday, March 29
Where dat is: Locations vary
Just in time for the new Kurt Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck, is The Grape's latest wine dinner, entitled Come As You Are. We're pretty sure the dinner doesn't have anything to do with the grunge rocker, unless he was a fan of California's Copain Winery in which case this all makes perfect sense. Come As You Are will feature three courses, which will be paired with hand-selected Copain wines. The cost is $50 per person. Call 214.828.1981 for reservations.
What it be: Come As You Are Wine Dinner
When it do: Thursday, March 26 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Where dat is: 2808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, Texas 75206
In Conjunction with Spirited Cooking, Method is hosting a five-course dinner themed around -- you guessed it -- coffee. Each course will incorporate coffee in some way, either in the dish itself or as a pairing. At last check there were will still reservations available, but this dinner is limited to 16 seats (at $70 per person) so you best make like a dedicated infomercial shopper and act now.
What it be: 5 Course Coffee Dinner at Method
When it do: Friday, March 27
Where dat is: 1623 N Hall St. Dallas, Texas 75204
You can lead an Uptowner to the farmer's market, but can you make them buy radicchio? We're about to find out. Every Saturday from now until October, West Village will be home to Dallas' newest farmer's market. Vendors such as Brazos Valley Cheese, Steel City Pops, Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie and Promise of Peace Garden will be on hand to showcase their wares.
What it be: Uptown Farmers Market at West Village
When it do: Saturday, March 28 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where dat is: 3699 McKinney Ave. Dallas, Texas 75204
Crawfish. Crayfish. Mudbugs. Broaches (bro-roaches.) Whatever you want to call them, there will be approximately 4,000 pounds of the things at the 3rd Annual Mudbug Bash. In addition to plenty of crustacean-cracking goodness, there will also be live music, armadillo racing, a bayou beard contest and ice cold beer. $25 buys you a ticket to the event, plus two pounds of crawfish. Or mudbugs. Or freaky little lobsters.
What it be: 3rd Annual Mudbug Bash
When it do: Saturday, March 28th from 2 - 8 p.m.
Where dat is: Main Street Garden 1920 Main St. Dallas, Texas 75201
Pranom, headed by chef Dream Kasestatad, is a Los Angeles based mobile restaurant. The latest stop on this pop-up's tour is Ten Bells Tavern in Oak Cliff. For $11 (cash only), diners can choose from either Khao Soi -- a soup-like egg noodle dish -- or a veggie option.
What it be: The Return of Pranom Pop Up Thai Kitchen
When it do: Saturday, February 27 at 10 p.m.
Where dat is: 232 W 7th St. Dallas, Texas 75208
Rise and shine: it's beer-mosas time. Help Martin House Brewing Company commemorate their two year anniversary by joining in the daylong celebration at the Flying Saucer. The Sundance Square location will host a brunch buffet with aforementioned beer-mosas ($15 per person), and there will be plenty of revelry to keep you around afterward, including rare beer tappings and live music.
When it do: Sunday, March 29 beginning at 10 a.m.
Where dat is: 111 E 3rd St, Fort Worth, TX 76102