Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, April 26-28

read_mainLots of events going on this weekend. Check ’em out.


George has already preached the gospel outta this, so I won’t chew your ears off more: the first-ever Texas Food Truckin’ Fest features lots of good truck food, live music, and plenty of things for families to do together. Should be fun.


The Big Read Dallas is almost over, but that doesn’t mean we’re done talking about Fahrenheit 451. On Saturday, join other people who love books at Klyde Warren Park from 4 to 6 p.m for our read-in. Bring a book, grab some food from trucks on stand-by, and plop yourself down on the grass.


Stephan Pyles is launching a ‘Sunday Supper’ from 5 to 9 p.m. every Sunday at Stampede 66 from here on out. “The 3-course, family-style menus will feature such classics as Honey Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Biscuits, Pork Chops with Cornbread Stuffing, Chicken and Dumplings and Shrimp and Grits – all prepared with Chef Pyles’ sophisticated twist.”

Bobby Flay is going to be at NorthPark at 2 p.m. to sign copies of his latest cookbook, Bobby Flay’s Barbecue. But while we’re on the subject of BBQ-focused cookbooks, let’s not forget that BBQ Snob, Daniel Vaughn, has his first book coming out pretty soon.

The ‘Texans for West’ benefit concert from 4 to 10 p.m. will “feature performances by Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, a brief set of solo acoustic songs by Toadies lead singer Vaden Todd Lewis, The O’s, Somebody’s Darling and Goodnight Ned.” Tickets are $20, and one of the event partners is Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House. Does this mean there will be food? Most likely.