Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas, October 5-7

My Friday riddle for you guys: What goes around the world but stays in a corner?


North Haven Garden is hosting a Garden Happy Hour today from 4 to 7 p.m. Apparently, the garden center stays open an hour later on the first Friday of every month. Customers can relax with wine and light appetizers while they’re shopping.

Cedars Food Park isn’t hosting any more Thursday night fun. It’s focused on making Friday nights a bigger shindig. Tonight there’ll be the Southland Swing Band and seven different food trucks at your service.


Sundown at the Granada has a new brunch menu that’s starting on Saturday, October 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This vegetarian/vegan friendly resto is sticking to its healthy green roots. The menu boasts a vegan green drink (“16 oz. of  kale, bananas, berries, cucumbers, mint and agave pureed into a delicious drink”) and a Hammered Goat frittata (“drunken red wine mushrooms, goat cheese, mozzarella, and Zip Code honey”).

Tzu Chi, a Buddhist compassion relief non-profit, is hosting a Taiwanese food sales fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 534 West Belt Line in Richardson. Try the Chinese turnip cakes and Taiwanese noodles while you’re there, and make sure to leave with some red bean desserts and curry puffs to take home. Your money is helping a great cause, and your stomach will thank you for going. It’s a win-win for everybody.

Live jazz and mojitos are happening at La Duni Latin Cafe from 9 p.m. to midnight. Jazz in the Park will feature tons of local musicians playin’ some smooth tunes.


I keep seeing signs in front of the Cathedral on my way to work about a Fiesta Latinoamericana from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. To be honest, the signs don’t do this event justice. There’s going to be a Latino food pavilion, children’s workshop, marketplace, drum circle, and a place where you can learn how to make tortillas. It’s all happening along 2403 Flora Street, from the Cathedral to the AT&T Center.