Harvest Seasonal Kitchen. Photo by Kevin Marple.

Bits & Bites: Things to Eat in Dallas This Weekend

Be sure to keep those umbrellas out as you head to this week’s culinary events.

April showers bring May… even more showers. Even with rain on everyone’s mind and in each day’s forecast, don’t let it put a damper on your plans. Be sure to keep those umbrellas out as you head to this weekend’s culinary events.

Thursday, May 28:

Want to eat a meal grown completely from a nearby garden? Here’s your chance. Chef Andrea Shackelford, of Harvest Seasonal Kitchen, will serve a complete farm to table 6-course meal in Historic Downtown McKinney. The event starts with crispy pork shoulder appetizers at 6 p.m. and ends with a fresh, summer berry dessert. You can purchase tickets for $100.

The Grape continues its monthly Cheese and Wine Chat from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The restaurant’s sommelier and certified cheese professional will lead the $28 event. Reservations are required, and available by phone at 214-828-1981.

Saturday, May 30:

Grab your friends and head to Deep Ellum Brewing Co.’s charity event, Hops for Haiti. From 7 to 9:30 p.m., the event will include appetizers provided by Main Street Bakery, craft beer and a brewery tour. All proceeds from the event go toward buildOn, an international nonprofit. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

Sunday, May 31:

If you’re tried of your regular Sunday brunch scene, switch it up by going to 6th Street’s “Sunday Funday” on McKinney Ave. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the bar and grill provides an award-winning brunch, drink specials, and a DJ to put an end to Sunday blues.

Want to learn BBQ tricks from “the Best Chef in the Southwest?” Acclaimed Austin chef and owner of Franklin Barbeque, Aaron Franklin, is hosting a “Meat and Greet” book signing at the Wild Detectives bookstore in Oak Cliff. There will be smoked sausage provided from a local barbeque restaurant as Franklin reads an excerpt from his book, Franklin Barbeque: A Meat Smoking Manifesto. The free event runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Register online to secure your spot.

Look no further for a creative date idea: Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill is offering cooking classes. Beginning last month, they began offering two classes per month to accommodate the high demand. Call to reserve your $50 spot at 972-473-2722.