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Six Awesome Food Events this Weekend, March 3-6: Whiskey-Mixing and Pop-Up Ramen

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 [email protected]

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

When it do: 2-5 p.m. Sunday, March 6

Where dat is: 2418 Allen St.


The 12th iteration of Glazed Donut Works & LUCK's Beer Pairing Flight is like the 11 that came before it in that there will be mini donuts and craft beer from North Texas breweries. It will be different in that the pairings will no longer be served on first-come, first-served basis, but rather they are being pre-sold online as part of specific seatings. The 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. seatings have already sold out, but at last check the 3 p.m. still had decent availability. Because nothing says light mid-afternoon snack like fried, sugary confections and alcohol. Tickets are $16 each.

When it do: 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6

Where dat is: 3011 Gulden Lane, No. 112


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.


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Kathryn DeBruler
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