Cook Hall and Y5 Farms present Swine & Dine, a farm-to-table dinner. The four-course menu will feature smoked pork belly, pork jowl, spice rubbed pork loin and bacon bread pudding. The oink-tastic menu is no coincidence: a portion of the proceeds from Swine & Dine will benefit Haden Smith, an Ellis County Future Farmers of America student who reared the pig that made this dinner possible. Tickets are $75 per person.
What it be: Swine & Dine
When it do: Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m.
Where dat is: 2240 Victory Park Lane Dallas, Texas 75219
Stampede 66 is holding a summer-style picnic in honor of three of Texas’ top chefs: Tim Byres, Stephan Pyles and Tom Perini. Don’t expect to see any Jell-O salads here – the picnic will feature modern renditions of classic Texan dishes, and there will be drinks and live music to boot. Tickets are $60 each.
When it do: Thursday, June 25 from 6-8 p.m.
Where dat is: 1717 McKinney Ave. #100
In conjunction with Spirited Cooking, Method Coffee 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. Tickets are $60 each and are on sale until Thursday, so you best make like an infomercial shopper and act now.
What it be: 5-Course Coffee Dinner at Method
When it do: Friday, June 26 from 7-10 p.m.
Where dat is: 1623 N. Hall St.
You can lead an Uptowner to the farmer's market, but can you make him buy radicchio? Every Saturday from now until October, West Village will be home to Uptown Farmers 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, June 27 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where dat is: 3699 McKinney Ave.
The Dallas Design District is also hopping on the farmer’s market bandwag … er, tractor. This Saturday marks opening day for the market, which aims to provide shoppers with easy access to organic produce. As with any self-respecting event in Dallas, there will be food trucks, live music and women in maxi dresses desperately trying to figure out what a squash blossom is.
What it be: Dallas Design District Organic Farmers Market
When it do: Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m. – noon (sample sales will be open until 5 p.m.)
Where dat is: 1617 Hi Line Drive
Just bear with me on this one. There is a company called Eppa Sangria. This company makes wine for moms. But not just any wine for moms. See, Eppa Sangria touts their superior ingredients – organic grapes,”superfruit” juices and the like – as part of their marketing campaign. They also have a trailer which they haul around the country to promote their brand by giving out free wine and teaching women yoga moves. The trailer, as depicted onEppa’s website
, has clear sides in order for passersby to observe that you didn’t replace your yoga pants even after you found out they were see-through. Now, I’m pretty sure you don’t have to actually get in the trailer to get the free wine, but you might want to limber up, just in case.
When it do: Saturday, June 27 at noon
Where dat is: Klyde Warren Park 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
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 are as well. Put beer and cheese together and you’ll have a mob on your hands. This Saturday, another popular contender enters the food events arena in the form of Taco Libre!. Starting at $12 per ticket, you can get access to some of the best taquerias around, including El Come Taco, El Padrino, El Tizoncito, Good 2 Go, La Nueva Fresh & Hot and Revolver Taco Lounge. Unfortunately, you will have to pay for the tacos as well (they start at $2 a pop) but just think of the gas savings. In addition to easy-access, 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.
When it do: Saturday, June 27 from 2-10 p.m.
Where dat is: Main Street Garden Park 1902 Main Street Dallas, Texas 75201
The second edition of Knife’s Sunday Cinema Series takes place this Sunday. Chef John Tesar has prepared dishes that will serve as fitting accompaniments to the screening ofBig Night
, a film by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci about two brothers struggling to save their Italian restaurant. Movie goers will also be treated to craft beer by Four Corners Brewing Co. as well as wine. Tickets are $35, with $10 of each ticket sold going to support the Dallas Film Society.
What it be: Sunday Cinema Series: Big Night
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When it do: Sunday, June 28 from 8-11 p.m.
Where dat is: 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane Dallas, Texas 75206