Bits & Bites: Things to Eat in Dallas This Week

Your guide to weekly food and drinking events.

Old Hickory Steakhouse. Photo by Kevin Marple.
Old Hickory Steakhouse. Photo by Kevin Marple.

Your guide to weekly food and drinking events in Dallas.

Wednesday

The Macallan Scotch Dinner is now sold out but you can get your taste buds buzzing at a Scotch and Whiskey tasting. Siegel’s celebrates the complexity and different ranges. There will be distillery representatives present with special pricing available for attendees. Register here for this free event.

Wine Styles hosts Chalk Hill Wine Tasting from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Twenty dollars gets you samples and an instant in-store credit towards any of the Chalk Hill wines.

Thursday

Leave the mundane date nights in the past. Lost Oaks Winery is putting on a Murder Mystery Dinner. Gather evidence with your date as you sip. Tickets start at $45 up to $80 for two. This event includes dinner, three wine pairings and a show.

Friday

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is hosting a wine tasting, Nebbiolo vs. Pinot Noir at 6 p.m. The wine list features wine from Burgundy, France; Piedmount, Italy; and other popular regions. Call (214) 366-2000 for reservations.

The king of rock and roll is back for one day only via impersonator, Kraig Parker. Gloria House Catering presents Elvis Dinner and Show as part of their monthly series. There will be a special menu of dijon chicken, Irish beef casserole and mashed potatoes and gravy. Call 972-259-1123 to make reservations by phone, in-person or get tickets for $44 online at their website.

Old Hickory Steakhouse presents a wine dinner featuring Etude Winery and guest speaker, Dave Shilling. Executive Chef Andreas Offergeld will prepare four courses that include Goat Cheese-Honey Pizzette, Granny Smith Apple and Roasted Rack of Elk with Black Currant Sauce, Chestnuts, White Asparagus. The hors d’oeuvres will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance here for $155.

Saturday

The Eat Well, Dallas event takes place this weekend at The Shed in Dallas Farmers Market. From 10:30 a.m. until noon, the public will have the opportunity to shop with Gardern Café’s Mark Wootton, and watch a cooking seminar.

National Pi Day is right around the corner, and Olivella’s is celebrating with an event called “Taking Pi off your Pie,” clever, right? On Saturday, March 14 from 3:14 to 4:14 p.m., Olivella’s will take $3.14 off its Romana-style pizza pies.

Head down to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival on Greenville Ave. before celebrating at one of the many Irish pubs in Dallas. Several spots like The Old Monk will open their doors early to serve parade goers who get there early. Be sure to browse our more comprehensive rundown of festivities here.

Sunday

The fun continues but this time exclusively for families. Trinity Hall Pub offers Family Ceili Day, a three-hour event with Irish food, traditions and music without the boisterous crowds of people. There will be an assortment of musicians from banjos to fiddles. This free event starts at 3 p.m.

Here’s a reason why you may want to make plans to go to West 7th for St. Paddy’s Day. Bar Louie is a part of a pub crawl with a purpose. Not only does a portion of the proceeds will go to Hope’s Center for Autism but a lucky few will receive a free Guinness just for doing so. The drinks start flowing at 3 p.m.

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