Eight Awesome Food Events This Weekend, August 20-23: Luaus, Bierocks and Kosher Barbecue

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 $10 you get a specially designed wine glass that will be topped off as you meander through participating shops, boutiques, restaurants, pubs, and music venues.

What it be: Deep Ellum Wine Walk 

When it do: Thursday, August 20 from 5-8 p.m.

Where dat is: Kettle Art 2650-B Main St.


Beer has no doubt played an important role in the creative process behind many a modern art piece. It makes sense then that Deep Ellum Brewing Co. and Cafe Modern are teaming up for a five-course dinner with beer pairings. Highlights from the menu include fried chicken with a flight of Oatmeal Pale Ale, Deep Ellum IPA and Dream Crusher Double IPA, a whole roasted suckling pig paired with Numb Comfort Barley Wine and the Modern's chocolate cake with DEBC's Double Brown Stout. Tickets are $75 for members and $65 for non-members. Call 817.840.2157 for reservations.

What it be: Deep Ellum Beer Dinner with Jeremy Hunt 

When it do: Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Where dat is: 3200 Darnell St.


Fair Park is having another Food Truck Frenzy. As legend has it, this event gets its name from Fair Park’s resident ghosts, who like to eviscerate hungry crowds. The ghost bit isn't true*, of course, but you’ll be pleased to find that there is, in fact, a whole host of food trucks participating in this event. Enjoy your lunch from Ruthie's Rolling Cafe, Texas Burrito Co. or The Butcher’s Son and then cap things off with dessert from Mr. Snowie as you take in the surroundings at Fair Park’s esplanade.

*but maybe though

What it be: Food Truck Frenzy 

When it do: Friday, August 21 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. 

Where dat is: 3939 Esplanade Place


If Rex from Napoleon Dynamite were to ever endorse an Awesome Food event, this would be it. The 2nd Annual Brew HaHa at Oak Highlands Brewery has it all: beer, circuit training and a charitable cause to boot. Participants will exercise their brew master muscles by lifting bags of grain and doing squats and ceiling keg pulls. After an hour’s work out, participants will head over to the taproom for beers (you get three!) and bar games. The cost is $20 per person with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Genesis Women's Shelter.

What it be: Brew HaHa benefiting Genesis Women's Shelter 

When it do: Saturday, August 22 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Where dat is: 10484 Brockwood Road


In Japan, it takes about five years for a sushi-chef apprentice to be left in charge of preparing the rice. Well, this ain't Japan, folks. This is Texas, where we get things done fast in case we have to secede in the middle of the night. Steel Restaurant & Lounge will teach you how to be your very own sushi chef in the span of two hours. You'll not only get to prepare the rice, but you'll also learn how to break down and slice the fish, prepare garnishes and assemble rolls. The cost is $45 per person. Call 214.219.9908 for reservations.

What it be: Sushi Making 101 

When it do: Saturday, August 22 from 4-6 p.m.

Where dat is: 3180 Welborn St.


A gentle breeze wafts through the trees, catching the scent of suntan lotion and roast pig. Are you:

A) in Hawaii
B) in a tanning bed that caught on fire
C) at the Fraternal Order of Eagles' luau

This Saturday, the F.O.E. will throw a luau fit for a tourist with a whole roast pig, sides, salads and dessert. There will even be live entertainment courtesy of the Tacky Flamingos. The cost is $15 in advance or $18 at the door, with proceeds benefitting the Jimmy Durante Children's Fund in conjunction with the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center. Call 214.327.9567 for information regarding tickets.

What it be: F.O.E. Luau 

When it do: Saturday, August 22 from 7 p.m.-midnight

Where dat is: 8500 Arturo Drive


Germans are good for some things. Cars. Meat-filled pastries. OK, mostly meat filled pastries. There is one pastry in particular — the bierock — which is like a little meat wonderland tucked inside a carbohydrate dome. LUCK will feature a bevy of bierocks in their latest iteration of Brunch Flight. The flight will include four bierocks, four dipping sauces and four Martin House Brewing Co. beers.

What it be: Bierock Brunch Flight

When it do: Sunday, August 23 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where dat is: 3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 112


Do you like barbecue? Do you like eating animals that were slaughtered in a ritualistic manner? Well boy oh boy are you in luck. The 2nd annual Kosher Barbecue Challenge, held by the Chabad of North Texas, is sure to feature lots of smoky, delicious  meat. In addition to the good eats there will be plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained: truly, it will be fun for the whole mishpocheh.

What it be: Kosher Barbecue Challenge 

When it do: Sunday, August 23 from 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where dat is: 6710 Levelland Road


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