Things To Do

This Weekend: Battle of the Pies and a Pancakes and Booze Art Show

This weekend, there's an epic battle in East Dallas: a pie battle.
This weekend, there's an epic battle in East Dallas: a pie battle. Taylor Adams

Chef Graham Dodds helps celebrate the flavors of fall with an autumnal pop-up beer dinner. He will create a  four-course dinner highlighting the best fall has to offer, served alongside paired brews from TKO Libations.

What: Autumnal Pop Up Beer Dinner with Chef Graham Dodds

When: 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15

Where: TKO Libations, 2520 King Arthur Blvd., Lewisville

Tickets: $65


Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is kicking off the holiday season with its annual wine tasting this weekend. The wine list varies from a 2012 “Terrers” Brut Nature, Gran Reserva, Cava Recaredo from Penedes, Spain, to a 1983 “Créme De Téte” Chateau Gilette, Preignac from Sauternes, France. Tickets do not include tax or gratuity.

What: Great Wines and Great Cheer Wine Tasting

When: 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16

Where: Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, 10477 Lombardy Lane in Dallas (Northwest Dallas)

Reservations: $95; 214-366-2000 or online


This weekend, Good Local Markets hosts its 10th annual Battle of the Pies, and it's the public's job to award winners in the categories of fruit, nut, chocolate, cream/custard, most beautiful and best overall. Tasting tickets are available the day of the event.

What: Battle of the Pies

When: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 17

Where: White Rock Market, 9150 Garland Road (East Dallas)

Tickets: $5 at the event


The Veggie Store will be open this Saturday with free fruits and vegetables for neighbors in need. Donations are always welcome as this organization continues its mission to help assist others in the food desert of southern Dallas County.

What: The Veggie Store

When: Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17

Where: St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 5915 Singing Hills Dr. (South Dallas)


Pancakes, booze and art make up a special Saturday event in Deep Ellum. You can explore more than 500 pieces of work by more than 100 artists local to Dallas. While doing so, you can sip craft beer and eat pancakes. Tickets get you in, along with all the pancakes you want.

What: The Dallas Pancakes and Booze Art Show

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17

Where: 2513 Deep Ellum, 2513 Main St. (Deep Ellum)

Tickets: $15


The Rustic jumps into the holiday spirit with its Pints, Pigskin and Pig Roast event. Guests can enjoy roasted pig that’s smoked on the patio and served as the Rustic’s pork carnitas. $1 from every carnitas taco purchase will go to the North Texas Food Bank. NoCast Brewery will also be on-site featuring beer that pairs perfectly with the roasted pig: the Agriculture Rye.

What: Pints, Pigskin and Pig Roast

When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

Where: The Rustic, 3656 Howell St. (Uptown)
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Taylor Adams has written about the restaurant industry for the Dallas Observer since 2016. Now the Observer's food editor, she attended Southern Methodist University before covering local news at The Dallas Morning News.