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Bits & Bites: Things to Do September 19 – 23

Between Oktoberfest, a German beer dinner, and 2 bbq events, Dallas is going to have a meat hangover next week.
By Lauryn Bodden |

It’s not every week the city throws a big celebration of food, drinks, and live music. Or is that every weekend? Whatever the cause, we’re not complaining and we will gladly take any excuse to overindulge in our guilty pleasures.

Photo courtesy of Hutchins BBQ on Facebook.
Photo courtesy of Hutchins BBQ on Facebook.
Friday, September 19

Oktoberfest has begun. You’re probably washing your lederhosen and guzzling down some much-needed coffee before taking on Day 2 of the German Festival. Don’t forget there’s still another day and more pretzels to be had at the Parktoberfest at Bowl & Barrel tomorrow as well.

Saturday September 20

Hutchins BBQ is hosting a grand opening at their second location in Frisco. Guests can partake in the Texas-sized bash from 12 to 3 pm with live music, cold drinks, and all sorts of meats from the family’s signature recipes.

Salsa is the equivalent to holy water in Texas. Give thanks to the chips-and-salsa faith at Dallas’ first-ever Salsa Fest. From 11 am to 5 pm, you can consume an unlimited amount of chips for $5 and over 40 local version of the good stuff. Enjoy craft beers from Deep Ellum Brewing Co. for a small price and listen to live music at the location on Crowdus St. between Main St. and Elm St.

Then the people rejoiced together with ‘cue and brews. Don’t put that bib down just yet, because from 5 to 11 pm, the Beer, Bourbon and Brisket Festival will take place at Panther Island Pavilion. Wander the grounds tasting samples of BBQ, taking part in a variety of games and shuffling your feet to some live music. Grab a general admission ticket for $10 here.

10426718_10152282621315308_2637550141974664800_nSunday September 21

For a different kind of brunch this week, head to the Great Texas Food Truck Rally at Reverchon Park at noon. While you shovel down servings from your favorite mobile eateries, listen to live music in the beer garden sponsored by the Nodding Donkey. Tickets are $10 and you can pick up your wristband at the registration table.

Tuesday September 23

Capitol Pub will host a beer dinner starting at 7 pm with brews from Munich’s celebrated Hofbräuhaus. $35 gets you five small plates and beer pairings of Munich Helles Lager, Hefe Weizen, Dunkel, Oktoberfestbier and Delicator. For reservations call 214-887-9330 or email [email protected]

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