Pop-Up Ramen Shops, Oscar-Watching Parties, and Other Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, Feb. 22-24

Tonkatsu original from Ramen Tatsuya (photo by Carol Shih)
Tonkatsu original from Ramen Tatsuya (photo by Carol Shih)

Fun Friday Fact Time: On Wednesday, some crazy winemakers dropped four cases of 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon into Charleston Harbor. No big deal. They’re just trying to replicate the taste of wine that’s been found from shipwrecks.


Ramen, ramen, ramen! After I read about these pop-up ramen shops on craveDFW, my instinct was to hide this bit of news from you guys. I wanted all the ramen to myself. Alas, the web editor told me that this is my job. I must do it. So here I am. Justin Holt (Lucia) will be at the Tradewinds Social Club on Friday and Ten Bells Tavern on Saturday, after midnight, with $5 bowls of ramen.

Since it’s National Margarita Day, Central 214 is doing a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ just for y’all. Bartender Amber West is making $9 Avaritas (tarragon, thai chili, infused el Jimador, Mathilde XO), and you can get a chicken confit quesadilla + mini Avarita for $12.

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NOSH on Oak Lawn is having a Middle Eastern cooking class at 10 a.m. It’s $85 for the class, lunch, and wine pairings. Call 214.528.9400 to reserve a spot.

Chef David Anthony Temple is back with another weird, but interesting email. He’s hosting a pre-Oscar night celebration at 7:30 p.m. in Deep Ellum, where he’ll be featuring clips and short films to go with his Django Unchained soul food gumbo, Les Mis salad, and wild boar and smoked boudin for Beasts of the Southern Wild. To RSVP, email [email protected]


Start, the slow drive-thru restaurant, is now doing brunch on the weekends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New items include: the brunch burger, cobb frittata, breakfast tart, and mimosas with fresh-squeezed orange juice. Also, there will be live musicians scheduled to perform every Sunday beginning this weekend until April 21. Salim Nourallah is kicking the music fest off from noon to 2 p.m. on Feb. 24.

Watching the Oscars is always better with a few cocktails. Either make them at home (follow these recipes from Hayley), or go to The People’s Last Stand. “Drink nominees include house specialties with a red carpet twist such as: The Zero Dark and Stormy, Les Moscow Mules, Life of Pisco, Award8 and Collins Unchained.” Starts at 6 p.m., ends at 10 p.m.