Unleash your inner Dowager Countess of Grantham at The Dallas Arboretum, which is hosting a special three-course spring tea on weekdays from now through April 8. Guests will enjoy three courses of ginger carrot consommé, assorted tea sandwiches and a dessert course. To attend the tea, you must be 13 years or older (because nothing spoils a good tea like a small child). Prices are $49 (tea only) and $59 (tea and Champagne) and include parking and admission to the garden. Call 214-515-6511 for reservations or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What it be: Spring Tea at The Dallas Arboretum
When it do: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, March 3-April 8
Where dat is: 8525 Garland Road
The 23rd annual Kosher Chili Cook-off is this Saturday, which means your favorite cud-chewing, cloven-hooved chili-fodder will be well represented. In addition to beef chili, the 40-50 team cook-off will also feature veggie chili in what one supposes is a bid to keep the crunchy granola types happy. This event, which attracts upwards of 5,000 people every year, costs $12 for adults and $6 for kids ages 3-10.
What it be: Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off
When it do: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 6
Where dat is: 10909 Hillcrest Road
All things aged, oaked, stirred and smoked will culminate in Parliament's Whiskey Masters Mixology Class. Even beginners can learn advanced mixing techniques during this hands-on tutorial. Led by Parliament's bar team, including Eddie "Lucky" Campbell, this class will walk you through the history of whiskey and the American bar before discussing more modern techniques like barrel-aged cocktails and infusion theory. Participants will learn to create five distinct cocktails, tasting as they go. The cost is $95.94 per person, and tickets are limited.
What it be: Parliament's Whiskey Masters Mixology Class
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When it do: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, March 6
Where dat is: 2418 Allen St.
Texas ProStart, a program aimed at giving kids hands-on experience that will prepare them for future culinary careers, is having a student showcase at 3015 at Trinity Groves. Students will present either an appetizer or dessert of their own creation for all attendees to sample. Area chefs will then select the winners.
What it be: Student's Taste of Dallas
When it do: 4-6 p.m. Sunday, March 6
Where dat is: 3015 Gulden Lane
Justin Holt, executive chef and pasta making extraordinaire at Lucia, is having another pop-up ramen shop. If you aren't familiar, Holt's pop-ups tend to be a bit of a big deal, typically selling out within the first hour. So if you've got a hankering for ramen that doesn't come with a flavor pack, be sure to line up early for $10 ramen, $5 curry and $2 skewers.
What it be: Justin Holt's Pop-Up Ramen Shop
When it do: 8 p.m. Sunday, March 6
Where dat is: Industry Alley Bar, 1713 S Lamar St.