Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, August 24-25

Dang, this is probably the most interesting weekend of the summer so far. While you guys go out and take advantage of this nice(r) weather, I’ll be sitting on my couch reading Joan Didion and attempting to get over my jet lag. Or, more likely, succumbing to it.


I don’t know what this has to do with food (except that there’s a cash bar), but tonight’s the opening of the New Russian Cinema Film Festival, which is tempting me to skip my friend’s dinner and head to Fort Worth by myself. The lineup is intriguing, and some of the filmmakers will be at the Modern tonight for the opening reception.


TJ’s Seafood Market is setting up a pop-up market in the “auxiliary room” at Urbano Cafe, on the same block as Jimmy’s and Tom Spicer’s. In case you’re still not sure where to go, Jon Alexis has given us this link to share so you won’t get lost. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

photo by Desiree Espada

Hypnotic Donuts‘ “Beat the Heat – World’s Spiciest Donut” eating contest is probably going to be the most entertaining event to witness this weekend. Even if you’re not participating, it’s going to be pretty hilarious watching each contest eat as many donuts as they can within 10 minutes before they start puking. The winner wins a trophy, bragging rights, and free Mexican donut a week until the end of the year. Isn’t that swell? 1 p.m.

Raw foodist Paula Sepulvado is hosting a Raw Food 101 class on how to prepare coconut kale enchiladas. The class includes dinner and dessert (your choice of cheesecake or brownie) for a cost of $50 per person. RSVP to [email protected]. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


image provided by DISH

It’s never too early to dress in drag, especially not for the Drag Brunch that Dish Restaurant & Lounge is hosting. Pay $25 for a three-course menu and watch some lovely ladies (Jenni P, Erica Andrews, Jenna Sky, Krystal Summers) duke it out in drag. DJ Paul Paredes will be spinning the tunes. RSVP by calling 214-522-DISH. Seatings at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

For more exciting things to do in Dallas this weekend, go see Liz’s post over here. Ignore the part where she calls me unhelpful.