Babe fans may want to keep scrolling. Nick Amoriello, chef at Kitchen LTO and Chris Rubel, guest pitmaster, will team up for LTO's first pig roast. Eat everything but the oink for $35 per person. Catch live rhythm and blues, Southern rock and gospel as you create an even sadder ending to Charlotte's Web.
What it be: BBQ, Blues and Bonfire
When it do: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 28
Where dat is: 3011 Gulden Lane, No. 108
What it be: Savor Dallas - Bourbon, Dude
When it do: 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28
Where dat is: 1925 Greenville Ave.
What it be: Spring Cocktail Dinner
When it do: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28
Where dat is: Multiple locations — see website for details
Dogfish devotees, the wait is over. Dogfishtival, Common Table's annual ode to Dogfish Head beer, is back for another round. The beer list includes an impressive mix of unique and rare ales, including Kvasir, Higher Match, American Beauty and Bitches Brew. The event is free to attend — sorry, you still have to pay for the beer.
What it be: Dogfishtival VI
When it do: Taps start flowing at 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted
Where dat is: 2917 Fairmount St.
The lucky among us have tiny, Italian grandmothers to share the ways of the gnocchi. For everyone else, there's the Italian Club. Learn how to make and cook delectable potato dumplings from Italian Club member/gnocchi master Livia Tamburrino. Tamburrino will share her family recipe for gnocchi with marinara and bolognese sauces, which you will then devour with a glass of wine. Class is $40 per person and must be reserved in advance. Call 972-931-9167 to RSVP.
What it be: Cooking Class: Gnocchi
When it do: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 30
Where dat is: 14865 Inwood Road, Addison
What it be: Spring Carrot Contest
When it do: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30
Where dat is: 9150 Garland Road
Forget flowers and chocolates: firkin and barbecue are the ways to celebrate one year anniversaries — and wouldn't you know it, Texas Ale Project is doing just that. To mark their first year in business, the brewery will have 10 beers on tap, including limited releases and firkins. There will also be barbecue all day and live music starting at 2:30 p.m. A $20 ticket includes admission and three beers.
What it be: Texas Ale Project Anniversary Party
When it do: 2-9 p.m. Saturday, April 30
Where dat is: 1001 N. Riverfront Blvd.
Food events must cater (quite literally) to a large number of people. And so these events employ, wisely, elements that will appeal to as many people as possible. Beer festivals, for instance, are generally quite popular — cheese events, too. This Saturday, another popular contender returns to the food events arena in the form of Taco Libre! Starting at $16 ($22 day-of) per ticket, you'll get access to 21 of the best taquerias around, including La Norteña Tortilleria, Trompo, Taqueria Saltillo, Resident Taqueria, El Tizoncito, Tacodeli, Revolver Taco Lounge and Come Taco. Unfortunately, you will have to pay for the tacos as well, but just think of the gas savings. In addition to easy-access and super delicious tacos, there will also be lucha libre wrestling. Because if the masses love anything, it’s scarfing down chorizo tacos while two masked men use physics to hurt one another.
What it be: Taco Libre!
When it do: 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30
Where dat is: 1950 Main St.
What it be: 4th Annual History with a Twist: Celebrating the American Cocktail
When it do: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 30
Where dat is: 1515 S. Harwood St.
What it be: Bugs and Brews
When it do: Noon-7 p.m. Sunday, May 1
Where dat is: 3524 Greenville Ave.
CBD Provisions presents De La Terre, a collaborative dinner featuring the work of 12 Dallas female chefs, inducing Dina Butterfield of Uchi Dallas, Misti Norris of Small Brew Pub and Maggie Huff of FT33 and Filament. The evening will be emceed by Brian Luscher of The Grape and Luscher's Red Hots and starts with an appetizer and drinks reception. The menu is inspired by seasonal, local produce and an optional beverage pairing will be available. Tickets are $130 per person.
What it be: De La Terre Dinner
When it do: 6 p.m. Sunday, May 1
Where dat is: 1530 Main St.