Get a double dose of delicious on Friday at Peticolas as the brewery hosts a release party for its Irish red ale, Irish Goodbye, with a party that includes a pop-up from everyone's favorite Cedars banh mi spot, Sandwich Hag. Chef Reyna Duong will serve her popular xiu mai meatballs and chicken curry from 6 to 9 p.m. or until supplies run out.
When: Release party 3-10 p.m., xiu mai pop-up 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22
Where: Peticolas Brewing Co., 1301 Pace St. (Design District)
Head to your neighborhood Whole Foods this weekend for their annual Parm Crack, where a cheesemonger will bust into an 80-pound wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano, offer samples and host tastings of cacio e pepe made inside the freshly cracked wheel.
What: Whole Foods Parm Crack
When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
Where: All Whole Foods locations
Dude, Sweet Chocolate's new new-school tea party series is a hit. The first one sold out almost immediately, but if you missed it, get in on the action with a Mad Hatter-themed tea party this weekend. Expect a variety of sweet and savory snacks from chef Katherine Clapner, along with teas sourced from In Pursuit of Tea.
What: Dude, Sweet Tea Party
When: Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
Where: Dude, Sweet Mothership, 1340 Inwood Road (Medical District)
Tour black-owned vegan restaurants at The Soul of Dallas Bus Tour: Vegan Edition, which combines Dallas food with a dose of black history. The tour will take you and a bus full of your new foodie friends around Dallas to several vegan restaurants and historic landmarks.
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
Where: Tour begins at the African American Museum of Dallas, 3536 Grand Ave. (Fair Park)
Pack your wand and dress up in your Hogwarts finery this weekend at Harry Potter and the Brunch of Azkaban. Purchase your bottomless mimosa goblet in advance of this 21-and-up event, which features brunch from Bowen House. Reservations recommended.(Editor's note: This event is 21-and-up, not 12-and-up as previously reported.)
When: 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24
Where: One Sette, 2614 McKinney Ave. (Uptown)
Tickets: The bottomless mimosa goblet is $20. Call 214-258-6799 to make brunch reservations.
Take your baking skills to the next level with a Slow Food DFW sourdough class taught by Matthew Ramirez of Macellaio. You'll learn how to use sourdough starter and fermentation to create perfectly fluffy sourdough. You'll get a hands-on kneading and shaping demo and will leave with dough to take home to proof and bake. There's also a tasting of breads and spreads paired with local beer.
When: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24
Where: Stocks & Bondy, 920 S. Harwood St. (Dallas Farmers Market)
Mardi Gras may not be as fun around here as it is in neighboring Louisiana, but community radio KNON 89.3 FM will give you a taste of it at their 18th annual Mardi Gras Gumbo Party. Take a lap around the dance floor to live zydeco from Chubby Carrier while you sample gumbo from restaurants like Bucky Moonshine's, One90 Smoked Meats and NOLA Brasserie.
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When: 7-10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24
Where: Poor David's Pub, 1313 South Lamar St. (The Cedars)
Tickets: $20 for general admission and $45 for VIP, which gets you into the venue an hour early