Between the Buns

What to Do This Weekend: Food and Wine Fest, a Crawfish Boil and Sliders Galore

Tiny sandwich lovers, unite: Between the Buns is this weekend.
Alison McLean
Tiny sandwich lovers, unite: Between the Buns is this weekend.
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.

What it be: Five-Year Anniversary at Martin House Brewing Co.

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, the Observer'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


Legend has it that the tradition of St. Joseph's Table dates to the Middle Ages, when the Sicilian people symbolized their gratitude to Saint Joseph after the end of the drought that had been plaguing them. Over the years, this celebration has evolved, but it always takes place during Lent and features sesame-seed-coated breads and no meat. Whether you're commemorating the end of your own metaphorical drought or just want to eat lots of delicious food with nice people, the St. Joseph Society of Dallas' feast at 3015 at Trinity Groves will fit the bill. Tickets are $10, and proceeds benefit local Carmelite Nuns.

What it be: Feast of St. Joseph

When it do:
2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 25

Where dat is: 3015 Gulden Lane


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.