What: Holiday Relative Relief Party
When: 4-10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26
Where: The Local Oak, 409 N. Zang Blvd. (Bishop Arts)
Chefs Stephan Pyles and Vijay Sadhu are teaming together Friday to pay homage to Samar, the former downtown restaurant by Pyles where Sadhu was executive chef. His current restaurant, Flora Street, will be transformed to the “silk road-spice route” inspired restaurant, where guests will get a four-course menu with optional wine pairings, and even see some belly dancers. The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
What: A Night at Samar Pop-Up with Stephan Pyles and Vijay Sadhu
When: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27
Where: Stephan Pyles Flora Street Cafe, 2330 Flora St., Suite 150 (Dallas Arts District)
Reservations: $125 per person; $155 with wine pairings, 214-580-7000
Whether you’re at home, the office or a campsite, there are ways to make the best cup of coffee possible, and White Rock Coffee is offering to show you this weekend. They’ll go through the five important elements of coffee brewing, demonstrate proper techniques and supply tastings. 18 and older.
What: Coffee Brewing Class
When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 28
Where: White Rock Coffee, 10109 E. Northwest Highway (Lake Highlands)
What: Taqueria San Luis Grand Opening
When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29
Where: Taqueria San Luis, 801 W. Kearney St. (Mesquite)
Celebrate Kwanzaa (Ujamaa) with a brunch buffet. You’ll also get to play games and trivia along with plenty of music.
What: Kwanzaa Brunch Buffet
When: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29
Where: Sankofa Kitchen, 3333 W. Camp Wisdom Road (Best Southwest)