Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas, Jan. 31-Feb 2

So many activities, so little time.


While you’re waiting for Super Bowl Sunday, here are some events to keep you occupied ’til then. It’s going to be a jam-packed weekend with Chinese New Year and football. But, lucky for you, you don’t have to choose. You can do it all.


Scardello Artisan Cheese will be hosting a fondue night tonight at 8 p.m. Go with an empty stomach, and be ready to fill it with an amuse-bouche; salamis, bread, and fruit ready to be dipped into a three-mountain cheese fondue; and a green salad. Dessert (re: chocolate truffles) is included, of course.

The Holy Grail Pub’s 3rd annual Chili-Pa-Looza will take place today and tomorrow starting at 11 a.m. Get ready to indulge yourself in four types of chili. There’s smoked brisket, green chili chicken, white turkey hominy, and vegetarian three-bean chili.


Rabbit Hole Brewing is offering taste-testing tours every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Reservations are not required.

This Saturday, February 1, BethAnn Hooley from Rosey Ridge Farm will teach you how to make feta, cheddar, and mozzarella from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gecko Hardware. If you can’t make it to this event, be sure and check out the other events offered in the Urban Homestead Series. They’re all really useful classes.

Five Sixty’s executive chef, Patton Robertson, will host a class this Saturday, Feb. 1, on how to make their signature dumplings. This class is priced at $75, with $50 donated to Café Momentum, a nonprofit geared toward helping youth learn critical restaurant skills.


We’re certain your entire Sunday is filled with football/food prep. For a list of vegetarian apps, drinks, entrees, and desserts, check out this party-ready plan on SideDish.

Not sure where you should watch the Super Bowl this weekend? Raya’s got a list of nine spots for prime wing-eating and TV-watching. We’ll see you there.


Hayley Votolato is a D Magazine intern, and aspiring food and travel editor. She will be graduating from Texas Christian University with a degree in Strategic Communication from the Schieffer College of Communication this May.