The Grape’s mushroom soup. Photo by Kevin Marple.

Bits & Bites: Things to Eat in Dallas This Week

Texas weather sure knows how to play with our emotions. Still, the show must go on at several local restaurants.

From school closures to postponed events, icy conditions have nearly shut down the city. Texas weather sure knows how to play with our emotions. Still, the show must go on at several local restaurants. If you’ve watched every season of your favorite show on Netflix, lack the desire (or groceries) to cook, or just feel like getting out, keep reading.

Wednesday

Spice In the City recently opened its doors in downtown Dallas. Stop by and give their healthy, Indian-inspired menu items a try for lunch. Their Facebook page says, “Thudersleet doesn’t keep us closed!”

Get in The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for half-price today. Check out their new exhibition before heading to Café Modern for a five-course Gloria Ferrer wine dinner with Asian pear crème brûlée for dessert. Brand ambassador, Ben Reuben will also be present to discuss everything you need to about wine. Tickets are $98 with special pricing is available for members. Call (817) 840-2157 for reservations.

Thursday

Don’t worry about getting fancy. The Grape wants you to “Come-As-You-Are” for a dinner featuring Argentina wines. Chef Sarah Snow wants to treat you to three courses for the evening. Call (214) 828-1981 for reservations.

Friday

As Chinese New Year comes to an end, so does the celebration feast. That’s why it’s a good idea to make reservations at Five Sixty. Read your fortune after five courses of cobia sashimi, dumplings, whole roasted rouget and cumin soy marinated sheep chop. It may be hard to practice the custom of leaving food on your plate but we’re sure Executive Chef Patton Robertson doesn’t mind. Call (214) 741-5560 for reservations.

Enjoy signature dishes with fine wines from chefs from around the country while giving back at The Westin Galleria Dallas for the fifth annual food and wine showcase, Bonne Santé. This event benefits the National Kidney Foundation and the North Texas community. Individual tickets start $200 with other sponsorship packages available on the National Kidney Foundation website.

Saturday

Grab your girlfriend and head over to the Tea Luncheon and Fashion Show at The Grand Ballroom in McKinney. Lunch will be light: soup, green salad, chicken salad and dessert. With old trends getting recycled, get inspired by looking at fashion through time. Tickets are $30.

Do you love chili? We’re not talking about the pre-cooked meat out of the can. The Ginger Man will host their 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off. Whether you like to cook or try different chili, this event is worth checking out. It also benefits The Pro Players Foundation. Call (817) 778 – 8846 for more information or read the rules online.

Sunday

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium turns 19 today but the party is for 21 and up. From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. enjoy special releases of beers from all over the world, including Beer BINGO tournament. Prizes include but not limited to gift certificates.

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