Round 'em up, we have some of the best deals and treats this city's food and drink industries have to offer. From a meet and greet with one of the city's best craft brewers to food for fashionistas and an indie rock/indie beer extravaganza, here's where it's happening in food this coming weekend.
Thursday, September 6 Meet the Brewer at Mellow Mushroom Denton: If you've never met Franconia Brewing Company's towering brewmaster/owner Dennis Wehrman, his motto says it all: Never trust a skinny brewmaster. From a long line of brewers, Wehrman studied his craft in Munich before moving to Dallas and opening his own brewery in 2008. Thursday, he'll be at the Mellow Mushroom in Denton, starting at 6 p.m., to pour Kolsch & Oktoberfest. Shake his hand and nom some Maui Wowie or Thai Dye pizza.
Fashion's Night Out: Anorexia be damned, this fashion-fab event is full of good eats. Neiman's at NorthPark will feature "Confections + Cinema + Couture: Delight in sweets by Fuzziwig's Candy Factory; Tart Bakery; Tiff's Treats; Trailercakes & Uptown Popcorn" from 6 to 10 p.m. We also hear something about "explor[ing] a life-size candy jar," and while we have no idea what it means, it's safe to say we're intrigued.
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Saturday, September 8 Untapped Festival: When a festival has to move to a bigger location before its inaugural event even happens, you know it's bound to be a big deal. The Common Table has partnered with Spune Productions and GreatBrewers.com to present an all-day brewapalooza featuring 50+ breweries and 120+ beers. Indie beers and indie music by the Trinity = hell yeah. Reserve tickets now.
Sunday, September 9 Paws on the Plaza: Grab the leash, the pup can come along for Sunday brunch at One Arts Plaza. Fedora, Jorge's and Tei An play along with the pooches from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Boomers on Bishop Grand Opening: They've been open since July, but this Oak Cliff hit is celebrating the initial success with discounts, giveaways, art, fashion, live music, handmade cigars and the gourmet deli food you've already learned to love. The "wholesome food" and eclectic shop hybrid will have fun all weekend, but from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday, a special Boomers Brunch will offer healthy Spanish and American cuisine.