Taste of Addison returns following last year's event, Fork and Cork. While Fork and Cork aimed for a more upscale experience, it lacked, shall we say, that certain food revelry quality so inherent to Taste of Addison. And so it is with big eyes and growling stomachs that North Texans welcome this three-day, family friendly event back to Addison. Taste food and drinks from Addison eateries for $3 to $5 per item. Admission tickets are required: adults pay $15 and kids are $10 in advance. Prices increase at the door.
What it be: Taste of Addison
When it do: 6-11 p.m. Friday, May 13; Noon-11 p.m. Saturday, May 14; Noon-6 p.m. Sunday, May 15
Where dat is: 4970 Addison Circle Dr., Addison
Houston's Crawfish and Brews, which is expanding its boiling and beering min-fest to Dallas, gives Dallas the opportunity to experience a Houston crawfish boil without the traffic. Let's face it: When it comes to crawfish boils, Houston's got us beat by a mile, which isn't hard considering their proximity to Louisiana. For $25, you get two pounds of crawfish, three Community beers and one obligatory souvenir glass.
What it be: Crawfish and Brews
When it do: Noon-8 p.m. Saturday, May 14
Where dat is: Community Beer Co., 1530 Inspiration Dr.
More than 20 countries will be represented at ¡Que Rico! DFW Latin Cuisine Fest, bringing more than 60 dishes with them. From Bolivia to Panama, papusas to arepas, this fest will highlight the best of the best when it comes to Latin cuisine. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children.
What it be: ¡Que Rico! DFW Latin Cuisine Fest
When it do: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15
Where dat is: 2713 Canton St.
Bites and Flights will feature the tastes of popular West 7th restaurants. A $25 ticket provides access to small plate samples from the likes of Social House and FW Market + Table. An additional $12 ticket includes access to the wine tasting pagoda. Between the two tickets, you'll get the same sense of sample-based satiation that you would normally get from going to Costco on a Saturday afternoon, minus the hassle of wig changes.
What it be: Bites and Flights
When it do: 2-6 p.m. Sunday, May 7
Where dat is: 2900 Crockett St., Fort Worth
The Texas Homebrew Society is holding their annual competition, Brew Riot, in the Bishop Arts District. More than 50 homebrewers will be on site, providing samples of their hard work for the public to enjoy. In order to attend you must be a member of the Texas Homebrew Society. The $25 membership fee includes entry to the festival and as many samples as you can responsibly enjoy. There will also be a 1.1 mile Beer Run, should you wish to channel your inner Usain Bolt. Must be 21 or older to attend.
What it be: Brew Riot Homebrew Competition
When it do: 4-8 p.m. Sunday, May 15
Where dat is: West Davis Street and North Bishop Avenue
The mudbugs just keep coming. If you're looking for a relaxed venue to enjoy crawfish and fixings while taking in live zydeco music, The Foundry's third annual King Creole Crawfish Festival may be just the ticket. The food will be provided by Heads or Tails Crawfish, while the music comes courtesy of Dr. Zog. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar. Tickets are $20 per person.
What it be: 3rd Annual King Creole Crawfish Festival
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When it do: 4:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15
Where dat is: 2303 Pittman Street