Og Phat Thai at CrushCraft. Photo by Kevin Marple.

Bits & Bites: Things To Eat in Dallas This Week

Broaden your gastronomic horizons this week with the following events.

It can be easy to get in the habit of eating at the same place, it’s a comfort to know how your order will taste time and time again. Yet, there’s something to be said about trying something new every now and then. Broaden your gastronomic horizons this week with the following events.

Wednesday

Angelika Film Center & Café presents A Year In Champagne for one night only at both locations in Dallas and Plano. Leave the kids at home and discover the intoxicating story behind the world’s most famous wine. You will get an exclusive behind the scenes glimpse of wineries. The documentary starts at 7 p.m. and tickets range from $9 to $11.

There’s no greater state than Texas. Come celebrate more than a century of history at the Holy Grail Pub for Texas Independence Day beer tappings this week. A new barrel-aged craft beer will be released each day until March 6. Today’s feature is Adelbert’s Flying Monk.

Thursday

903 Brewers wants to test your knowledge with a night of beer and trivia. Trivia on Tap is played in teams of up to six and no subject is off limits. Food is also available from a local vendor. The tasting room opens at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m.

Wine dinners are plentiful these days but who’s complaining? Cafe Madrid is hosting a wine dinner showcasing Torres Wines. Bodegas Torres’ Marta Delfa will be a featured speaker talking about the newest wineries in different regions of Spain. If you’re interested in a night of wine and tapas for $45, call (214) 528-1731 for reservations.

Stop by Winetastic from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to pick up a new bottle for the weekend. Sip before you buy at the Nickel and Nickel Wine Tasting with Kelly Clanton. The wines range from Truchard Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 to Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011. The price is $20. Call (214) 559-8910 for more information.

Friday

Kroger teams up with the North Texas Food Bank for the 16th annual Empty Bowls at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center today. Starting at 11 a.m., guests will savor delicious soups and other dishes from 20 local restaurants. The cost varies from $35 general admission up to $100 for VIP. Guest will receive a handcrafted bowl from Texas’ artists as a gift and reminder. Proceeds will benefit North Texas Food Bank. Call (214) 347-9579 to become a sponsor.

Saturday

CrushCraft Thai Street Eats turns one today and is celebrating all night long. From 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. for $10, you can get an appetizer, entrée. Add an additional $10 for open bar. The food specials are half the excitement. There will be live entertainment and 15 people will win complimentary meals for the rest of the year. Don’t worry if you’re not lucky, get there early to be one of 100 t-shirt winners.

Planning a wedding can be stressful but Whole Foods Market at Park Lane wants to make the planning process easier. Brides-to-be can attend the Whole Bridal Fair for free. This is one stop shop for catering, custom cakes, flowers, special gifts, and more. The first 50 guests will receive a complimentary gift bag.

Having fun with friends doesn’t have to be complicated. Deep Ellum Brewing Company will continue its weekly tasting tours this Saturday. It’s simple – you pay only $12 online or $15 at the door for an afternoon of beer, music and food trucks. Call (214) 888-3322 for more information.

Sunday

Grammy award winning Kirk Franklin is in town and pairing up with the House of Blues for a Gospel Brunch as part of its 20th Anniversary Celebration. This family-style dining and live music event will benefit International House of Blues Foundation, providing arts and music support to youth.

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