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, February 19 at 5 p.m.
Where dat is: Kettle Art 2650-B Main St, Dallas, Texas 75226
Usher in the Year of the Sheep the right way: by dining at Steel. To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Steel has devised a three-course menu just brimming with symbolism. Choose the Almond Crusted Trout for an increase in prosperity or the Char Siu Duck for fertility. Need to get out of all those parking tickets? Try the Prawn and Long Noodles. The cost is $45 per person.
What it be: Chinese New Year at Steel
When it do: Thursday, February 19 through Saturday, February 21, from 5:30 - 11 p.m. each; Lion Dancing each night at 8:30 p.m.
Where dat is: 3180 Welborn St. Dallas, Texas 75219
Texas Spice will feature Community beers for their four-course tasting dinner on Friday. The dinner will begin with Pan Seared Diver Scallop with Public Ale. The second course will pair Mosaic IPA with Barbecue Spiced Quail Salad, and the third course will be Strip Loin Sous Vide served with Vienna Lager. Caramel Apple Crisp is on the menu for dessert alongside the Legion Russian Imperial Stout.
What it be: Community Beer Company Dinner
When it do: Friday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Where dat is: Omni Dallas Hotel, 555 South Lamar Street, Dallas, Texas 75202
Thomas Holt of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse will be on hand at the Dallas Farmers Market as part of the market's cooking class series. The theme for this class will be "Creole Creations." The cost is $30 at the door. For reservations, call 214-653-8088 or visit aiwf.org/dallasftworth.
What it be: 2015 Winter Chefs Cooking Class Series
When it do: Saturday, February 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where dat is: 1010 S. Pearl Expressway Dallas, Texas 75201
Did you ever wish you could take all the very best aspects of Mardi Gras - the Zydeco, the crawfish - and enjoy them without the interference of tatas? Yeah, we didn't think so, but that's pretty much what you'll get at House of Blues this Saturday. For $25 (or $10 for kids under 12), you get get a pound of crawfish, an all-you-can-eat Cajun buffet and live Zydeco courtesy of Woody's Rampage. With that much food, who needs boobs?
When it do: Saturday, February 21 from 2-6 p.m.
Where dat is: 2200 North Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75202
There are plenty of fish in the sea, but there will be a few less after this Saturday, when Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill will continue its popular cooking class series. Participants will learn how to prepare three to four seafood dishes. Once the work is over, guests will get to taste the fruits of their labor, which will be paired with wine. The cost is $40 per person. Call 972.473.2722 for reservations.
What it be: Cooking Class at Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill
When it do: Sunday, February 22 from 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Where dat is: 4017 Preston Road Suite 530 Plano, Texas 75093
Get shithammered the Frasier Crane way at this two-hour tasting event. Enjoy five Washington wines selected by the Dallas branch of the International Wine & Food Society and music from the Plus One Jazz Group. You'll be induced into a Cabarnet-fueled haze of west-coast intellectualism in no time. The cost is $74 per person.
When it do: Saturday, February 21 from 5-7 p.m.
Where dat is: Stoney's Wine Lounge - 6038 Oram Street, Dallas, Texas 75206
They get your beer. They cheese your nachos. They make fun of your tips. But for one night, the good workers of The Flying Saucer become gumbo-making Gods. This will be the second year in a row that the Saucer's staff will compete in a gumbo cook-off. In gumbo cook-offs, as in life, their can only be one winner. Who will decide? You. For $10, you can decide whose roux rules. Of course, you'll need something to wash down all that delicious, delicious gumbo, so there will special beer releases and $3 Texas Pints.
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What it be: 2nd Annual Saucer Staff Gumbo Cook-Off
When it do: Sunday, February 22 from 1 - 4 p.m.
Where dat is: 14999 Montfort Drive, Dallas, Texas 75254