Grapevine Craft Brewery is ready to show off its new digs. This weekend marks the official grand opening of the brewery’s new space (that is, newer than the garage it started in or the warehouse it’s been occupying), which includes a taproom and beer garden. The celebration will be marked by merchandise giveaways, live music and the unveiling of HopFest United IPA, GCB’s newest staple.
When it do: Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11; The taproom will be open from 3-10 p.m. with food truck service from 5-8 p.m.
Where dat is: 906 Jean St., Grapevine
Anthony Bourdain, former grumpy chef and current grumpy author and television personality, will be at the Majestic this Friday for his aptly named Close to the Bone tour. Tickets are sold out through Ticketmaster, but if you’re totally insane for Bourdain then we might recommend a little Googling, a lot of money and a third party ticket seller which shall not be named.
What it be: Arts and Letters Live: Anthony Bourdain
When it do: Friday, July 10 at 8 p.m.
Where dat is: 1925 Elm St., Dallas
It’s summer, which means that grocery store shelves are brimming with peaches. Sweet, juicy peaches, with tender skins and firm flesh that gushes like a river with the first bite. Well, not really. Most peaches you pick up in the grocery store fall short of the stone fruit of our dreams. Which is why the drive to Weatherford for the annual peach festival can be fully justified. Just think of the tarts, the salads and the salsas you can make with the delicious peaches you buy here. Or, you can pick up some of the ready-made treats like peach pies, peach ice cream and the like. There will also be arts and crafts, produce and food vendors lining the historic streets of downtown, not to mention the 26th Annual Peach Pedal Bike Ride, which will bring over 2,200 cyclists to the festival. Admission is only $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under.
What it be: Parker County Peach Festival
When it do: Saturday, July 11 from 8 a.m-5 p.m.
Where dat is: Downtown Weatherford, Houston Street and West Church St., Weatherford
Abraham Salum and Sader Matheis of Salum restaurant will be on hand at the Dallas Farmers Market as part of the market's summer cooking class series. The theme for this class will be "Home Cooking from Catalunya" or "Aubergines are Eggplants, You Ignorant American." The cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. To register, call 214-653-8088.
What it be: 2015 Summer Chefs Cooking Class Series
When it do: Saturday, July 11. Doors open at 11 a.m. Classes start at 11:30 a.m.
Where dat is: 1010 S. Pearl Expressway Dallas. The demonstration kitchen is upstairs in the Market Resource Center.
This is your chance to get drunk with your dog, people. Also, this is your chance to get drunk with your dog people. Both dogs, people and dog people will be at Shannon Brewing Co. as part of a fundraising event for Operation Kindness. $25 (or $30 at the door) gets you admission, a tour, an obligatory commemorative glass, three beers and a goodie bag. Hounds like a good time, if you ask me.
What it be: 7th Annual Bark-N-Beer
When it do: Saturday, July 11 from noon – 3 p.m.
Where dat is: 818 N Main St., Keller
Local comic creators and cosplayers will come together this Saturday at Lakewood Brewing for a mini comic book fest. Fans can take part in a cosplay contest, peruse the pop-up comics store, go on a brewery tour, check out the food trucks and more. The first 144 guests to buy a beer at the event will receive a Keith’s Comics pint glass.
What it be: Keith's Comics ConCurrent
When it do: Saturday, July 11 from noon - 3 p.m.
Where dat is: 2302 Executive Dr., Garland
Chefs Blaine Staniford of Grace and Little Red Wasp and Kevin Martinez of Tokyo Cafe and Yatai are teaming up to transport diners around the world by way of the patio at Grace. A one-night-only menu of Asian street food is planned, with dishes such as razor clam tartare, peking duck, tonkotsu ramen, chili lobster and beef ribs. Each course will be paired with a libation chosen by Grace's sommelier. The cost is $75 per person. Call 817.877.3388 for reservations.
What it be: Asian Street Food Dinner
When it do: Saturday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Where dat is: Carter Burgess Plaza, 777 Main St., Fort Worth
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.