Start your weekend by trying four brews from North Texas breweries paired with mini cheesecakes from Dandelion Cheesecakes. Expect gooseberry elderflower with Manhattan Project’s Half Life, strawberry with Bitter Sisters’ Family Trip, dark chocolate-raspberry with Panther Island’s Sweet Fang and bananas Foster with Oak Highlands' DF Dub.
When: 6-11:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7
Where: The Second Tap, 920 S. Harwood St. (Farmers Market)
Learn to make both butter and chocolate croissants, as well as strawberry rolls. You’ll learn the secrets to succeed with croissant dough from My French Recipe and leave the class with pastries and a recipe booklet.
What: Croissant Class
When: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8
Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road (White Rock)
Tickets: $80; $70 for Arboretum members
Join artist Michael Rakowitz, the 2020 Nasher Prize Laureate, as he cooks traditional Iraqi dishes and Texas barbecue at this lunchtime celebration, complete with live music and dancing.
When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8
Where: Farmers Assisting Returning Military, 700 S. Good Latimer Expressway (Farmers Market)
Tickets: Free with registration
The brunch event of the year arrives this Saturday with the Dallas Observer’s Morning After. We’ll have some of the best bites of brunch from restaurants around the city, and it’s a day you won’t want to miss.
What: The Morning After
When: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8
Where: Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S. Harwood St. (downtown)
Saap Lao Kitchen will pop up in the Cedars to bring some of their top sellers. Expect a Lao fried chicken plate with sticky rice and jeow som (house sauce) or a grilled version. You can also get their bags of Lao-style beef jerky.
When: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8
Where: Four Corners Brewing Co., 1311 S. Ervay St. (the Cedars)
If you can’t get enough brunch, try the pop-up going on Sunday at Trinity Cider, where you’ll find momos plus cider sake bombs.
When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9
Where: Trinity Cider, 2656 Main St. (Deep Ellum)
Cochon555 makes its first stop on the 2020 tour in Dallas this weekend. The all-inclusive feast will have chefs working with whole animal cooking of responsibly raised heritage breed pigs. This year’s chefs are Lance McWhorter of Culture ETX, Rich Vana of the Heritage Table, Andrea Shackelford of Harvest Seasonal Kitchen, Anastacia Quiñones-Pittman of José and Christof Syré of LAW Restaurant at the Four Seasons.
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When: 5-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9
Where: Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving