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Eight Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, November 14-16

Have you ever thought to yourself, "Gee, these all-you-can-eat pancakes sure are tasty. But you know what would make them even better? A cash bar, art by over 50 emerging artists and live body painting demonstrations." Yeah, I didn't think so. But some weirdo genius did, and they turned that thought into reality. The Pancake & Booze Art Show is billed as "Dallas largest underground art show." We haven't checked the figures on that claim, but we're pretty sure it's the biggest underground art show that predominately features breakfast food. Event is 21 and over only - $5 cover at the door.

What it be: Pancake & Booze Art Show

When it do: Friday, Nov. 14 8:00 p.m. - Saturday, Nov. 15 at 2 a.m.

Where dat is: The Quixotic World Theatre House 2824 Main St Dallas, TX 75226


What fall giveth, fall taketh away. With changing leaves come yoga pants. Pumpkin spice Airwicks seem to ride in on a current of cool, crisp autumnal air. And yes, you will have to brave the sea of calf-hugging boots in order to partake in the Fall Deep Ellum Market. But brave you should, for there will be a lot to see and do and eat -- everything from food trucks to local vendors to musical acts.

What it be: Fall Deep Ellum Market

When it do: Saturday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where dat is: Deep Ellum Outdoor Market 2636 Main St, Dallas, Texas 75226


So, technically speaking, we should probably file this under Period Costume Events, but that file doesn't exist. But hey, there's a picnic involved and it sounds like an awesome time, so Food Event it is then. This event is sponsored by the DFW Costumers Guild (which are said to be a pretty rowdy crowd.) While any style of historical or creative Georgian attire is encouraged, costumes are optional. Bring blankets, chairs, food, mead, games, wenches, knickers, bockers and of course, yourself. The picnic is free and open to the public.

What it be: 6th Annual Georgian Picnic

When it do: Saturday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m.

Where dat is: Fort Worth Botanic Garden 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107


There are two tours of note happening on Saturday, November 16. The first, Taste of the Bishop Arts District Walking Food & Historical Tour, will come in handy if your parents are in town. Nothing says "I'm an adult now, see" like an educational tour peppered with provisions from the likes of Dude, Sweet Chocolate, Eno's, Veracruz Mesoamerican Café and Lockhart Smokehouse. Tickets are $40 per person.

If, on the other hand, your cool Aunt Shelby is stopping by for a visit, why not treat her to Dallas' Best Ethnic Markets & Ethnic Eats Tour. She's a quirky lady whose "Have Cats, Will Travel" t-shirt reveals her more worldly side. She'll appreciate the expertly guided tour of Asian, Italian and Indian markets, not to mention the stops at various ethnic restaurants. She's an adventurous lady, that Aunt Shelby, and this is one tour that she's sure to be on board with. Tickets are $55 per person.

What they be: Taste of the Bishop Arts District Walking Food & Historical Tour and Dallas' Best Ethnic Markets and Ethnic Eats Tour

When they do: Saturday, Nov. 15 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., respectively

Where they is: See website for details


Best Thai Signature on Belt Line will be hosting Thai Street Eats 2. That's right, they're at it again! But unlike most sequels, this one won't feature Eddie Murphy. It will, however, take diners' palates to the far reaches of Thailand -- where street food vendors serve up some of the world's most delicious food -- and they never have to leave Addison to partake. Because really, who would ever want to leave Addison? A $25 ticket (or $40 for couples ... because single people should be monetarily punished) includes food demonstrations, access to four unique food stations, wine and beer specials and live Thai classical performances.

What it be: Thai Street Eats 2

When it do: Saturday, Nov.15 from 6 - 10 p.m.

Where dat is: Best Thai Signature 4135 Beltline Road Suite 112 Addison, Texas 75001


The third annual Dallas Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival will take place Saturday, November 15 at Centennial Hall in Fair Park. General admission tickets include entry to the event plus access to beer, wine, spirits and food samples. That's right, you get three different classes of alcohol plus snacks. Just remember, Centennial Hall is part of one of our nation's most beloved arts deco collections so "samp it up" responsibly. Because no one wants to scrub vomit off of inverted ziggurat ornamentations.

What it be: Dallas Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival

When it do: Saturday, Nov. 15; GA entry begins at 7 p.m., VIP at 5:30 p.m.

Where dat is: Centennial Hall at Fair Park 1001 Washington Street Dallas, Texas 75210


Meat Fight 2014 is sold out, of course, but I wanted to mention it just to remind all of you who don't have tickets how awesome it's going to be. There there. Don't be meat sads. I would dry your tears away with some paper towels, but they have to be reserved for all the lips that will be covered in that delicious, delicious bbq.

What it be: Meat Fight

When it do: Sunday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m.

Where dat is: Trinity Groves 425 Bedford St, Dallas, Texas 75212

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Kathryn DeBruler
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