Four Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, March 5-8

Before he died this week, local veggie whisperer Tom Spicer was working on a new space next to Garden Café, where he planned to host a BYOB dinner every Thursday this month. The March 5 menu included choucroutes, quiche Loraine, Plat au fromages, fried okra over salad greens and Peach Melba, and it was supposed to be the lead item in this week's food-event roundup.

So, you know. Shit. Eat some greens in his honor and go to one of these other events, too.

In honor of the 179th anniversary of Texas' Independence, the Holy Grail pub is tapping a new beer every night of the week. On Thursday it will be No Label Brewing Co.'s Perpetual Peace and on Friday they're breaking out (512)'s Double Pecan Porter. So go, drink, and take an Uber home. It's what Davy Crockett would have wanted.

What it be: Texas Independence Day Beer Tappings

When it do: Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m. and Friday, March 6 at 6 p.m.

Where dat is: 8240 Preston Road, Plano, Texas 75024


There's always been a certain level of animosity between the north and the south. After all, we have different values here and we certainly don't like to be told we're going about things the wrong way. I am referring, of course, to beans. There's no debate in a southerner's mind: a chili with beans is a chili not fit for man nor beast. Lee Harvey's happens to agree, and they're holding a chili cook-off this Saturday. That means you bring the ingredients, the heat source and the know-how, and they'll bring the judgment. Just whatever you do, leave the pintos at home.

What it be: Lee Harvey's Beanless Chili Cook-Off

When it do: Saturday, March 7 at 11 a.m. (judging at 4 p.m.)

Where dat is: 1807 Gould St, Dallas, Texas 75215


Come get your altruistic food choices on this Sunday at Urban Acres, where the family-style dinner will feature local, organic and sustainable ingredients*. The menu will consist of turkey pot pie made with Richards Farms' pasture raised turkeys, a winter greens salad and dessert. The cost is $30 per person and BYOB.

*Also known as the Gwyneth "food has feelings" Paltrow trifecta.

What it be: Sunday Supper at the Farmstead

When it do: Sunday, March 8 from 6 - 9 p.m.

Where dat is: 1605 N Beckley Ave. Dallas, Texas 75203


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