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The 10 Best Foodie Finds Around Dallas, May 19-22

Food, mezcal cocktails, a tattoo artist free flash tattoos, DJs and a performance by the band SUSU are all part of the Bar Ilegal pop-up coming to Fort Worth
Food, mezcal cocktails, a tattoo artist free flash tattoos, DJs and a performance by the band SUSU are all part of the Bar Ilegal pop-up coming to Fort Worth Courtesy Ilegal Mezcal
Summer is almost here, and for those of us working on our summer bods, that means becoming more active. We’ve got rock climbing and beer, cycling and beer, and yoga and — you guessed it — beer. Looking to move indoors? Ill Minster is bringing in the Caped Crusader for a Batman pop-up. Here are 10 foodie finds to fill your weekend:

boulders, brews, and trivia
Movement Dallas, 8021 Walnut Hill Lane
6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 19

Movement Climbing Gym The Hill is partnering with Civil Pour this Thursday for Boulders and Beers. The event starts at 6 p.m. for an hour of climbing at Movement’s 37,000-square-foot climbing facility. Afterward, participants will walk over to Civil Pour for beers and trivia. There is no reservation required.

Bar Ilegal Pop-Up
Tulips FTW, 112 St Louis Ave., Fort Worth
7 p.m., Thursday, May 19

Ilegal Mezcal is on a traveling tour, and lucky for us they are stopping in DFW this weekend. The pop-up at Tulips FTW will have food, Ilegal cocktails curated by Las Perlas, a tattoo artist on-site doing free flash tattoos, DJs and a performance by the band SUSU. There are no reservations required.

Eastside Taco Ride
White Rock Alehouse & Brewery, 7331 Gaston Ave.
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21

The Eastside Taco Ride is back for the first time since the pandemic started. The ride starts at White Rock Alehouse and leaves at 11 a.m. The ride is 8 miles to a new taco join on the Trinity Strand Trail. After tacos at noon, everyone will meet back at the brewery for a post-ride beer around 1:30 or 2 p.m.

Beers and Briefs
Wild Acre Brewing Co., 1734 E El Paso St., Fort Worth
11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 21

This weekend, Wild Acre Brewing Co. is partnering with Presbyterian Night Shelter, a homeless services provider in Tarrant County that serves 700 unhoused women, men, and children every night. Bring men's or women's undergarments in new condition to get your first Wild Acre pint for $0.50. Those who bring multiple items to donate will get a $10 off coupon to the Wild Acre Camp Bowie restaurant location.

click to enlarge Mutts Canine Cantina hosts National Rescue Dog Day events with Camp Gladiator on Saturday. - LAUREN HAWKINS
Mutts Canine Cantina hosts National Rescue Dog Day events with Camp Gladiator on Saturday.
Lauren Hawkins
National Rescue Dog Day at MUTTS
MUTTS Dallas, 2889 Cityplace W. Blvd.
11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 21

This Saturday, MUTTS is celebrating fur family members by spotlighting dogs who need a forever home and hosting National Rescue Dog Day events with Camp Gladiator. There will be activities, brunch and adoptable dogs all day long. At 11 a.m., both dogs and their human friends can attend a workout class hosted by Camp Gladiator, followed by brunch and an SPCA of Texas afterparty. Activities are free, but donations are encouraged.


False Idol 2nd Year Anniversary
False Idol Brewing, 7924 Maplewood Ave.
noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21

False Idol is turning 2, and this weekend’s celebration is certainly worthy of the cause. General admission tickets are $40 and include a taster cup, beer card, and access to 30+ beers, four of which will be released in anniversary-themed cans. There will be a DJ from 12 to 3 p.m. and mariachis from 3 to 5 p.m. Food will be provided by Daddy B’s Food Truck and Godspeed BBQ. Various VIP tickets are also available.

Fort Worth Fried Chicken & Craft Beer Fest
Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
12 to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 21

Four Corners Brewing Co. presents The Fort Worth Fried Chicken & Craft Beer Fest this weekend at Panther Island Pavilion. The event boasts fried chicken from eight Fort Worth restaurants, beer tastings from Four Corners Brewing Co., wine and spirits, vendors and entertainment from noon to 5 p.m. Passes include fried chicken at all of the restaurants and six 4-ounce tastings of Four Corners brews for $45. Guests can also participate in the Colonel Sanders costume contest that kicks off at 2 p.m. with a $250 cash prize.

Pints & Poses
Oak Highlands Brewery, 10484 Brockwood Road
11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sunday, March 22
Looking to do something active with your Sunday morning? Oak Highlands Brewery is hosting yoga instructor Angela Warner for a one-hour yoga class followed by a free Oak Highlands beer. The class is $20 and is open to all levels.

Wheel to Survive Pop-Up Ride
Peticolas Brewing Co., 1301 Pace St.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, May 22

Wheel to Survive is partnering with Peticolas Brewing Company this weekend for a bike ride and beer event. There will be a 45-minute ride to beat ovarian cancer, then participants will head inside for a glass of Peticolas beer. The $10 registration fee includes a reserved bike, registration to the 10th Annual Wheel to Survive Dallas event, and one beer on Peticolas.

Gotham Pop-up
Ill Minster Pub, 2600 Cedar Springs Road
Ill Minster is bringing The Dark Knight to Dallas with a Gotham-themed pop-up. With Batman movies every Monday and free trivia every Wednesday, themed drinks and plenty of photo ops, DC fans of all kinds will be batty for this villainous pop-up. Featured drinks include The Cat’s Meow, S*** Faced Two-Face and a $5 shot wheel.
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Alyssa High is a freelance food writer for the Dallas Observer working toward her master's degree at UNT. Alyssa writes about fun restaurants and good eats. She also has attempted to go vegan three times and failed.
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