Bits & Bites: Things to Eat in Dallas This Weekend

Let’s kick off June with a bang.

Dallas Farmers Market. Photo by Elizabeth Lavin.
Dallas Farmers Market. Photo by Elizabeth Lavin.

It’s time to shed those layers for good and embrace what we all knew was inevitable: The Texas summer heat. Luckily, you’ll have a place or two to wear that new summer outfit you just bought. Let’s kick June off with a bang.

Thursday, June 4

Olivella’s is celebrating National Cheese Day with a special for those who order their Neapolitan or Roman style pizza. In addition to their meal, the customers will receive a sampler of Olivella’s fresh homemade mozzarella cheese wrapped in prosciutto. Grazie!

Maggiano’s at Northpark Center is hosting a $65 wine dinner from 7 to 10 p.m. Head chef Tim McFadden will be preparing a five-course meal, pairing each dish with a wine from Maggiano’s signature wine list. Reserve your spot here.

“Evening in The Shed” at the Dallas Farmers Market kicks off for the month from 4 to 9 p.m. There will be food, beer, wine, live jazz music and vendors ready to make Thursday nights something to look forward to. The event will continue every Thursday and feature new entertainment each week.

Friday, June 5

It’s National Doughnut Day! Check out our list of where to celebrate this sweet holiday.

In honor of the original Flying Saucer’s 20-year anniversary, the Addison location will be releasing rare brews throughout the day. Starting at noon with a Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat Thai Chili brew and ending after 8 p.m. with a Deschutes 2009 Abyss, the bar will be serving its best and most nostalgic juices. Look here for updates.

Saturday, June 6

Take a chill pill. The Dallas Farmers Market is hosting the 9th Annual Mama Ida’s Ice Cream Social from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For $5, you get a tasting spoon to try all the flavors made by culinary students from around DFW.

And just in case you didn’t get for fix from the Dallas market, Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon. Fresh produce, homemade goods and barbecue are all on the menu. This day will kick off their summer, as they’ll be open every Saturday until the end of August.

Sunday, June 7

Continuing its Sunday tradition, at 5 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson is hosting Board Game Night. Players can choose from “Munchkin,” “Settlers of Catan,” “Say Anything!” or “Arkham Horror.” If none of those fit your gaming needs, feel free to bring your own board.

Monday, June 8

At Central Market in North Dallas, learn from their Beer 101 and Cheese Pairing class what to look for when tasting beer. The class starts at $25 and features local Texas craft beers. Look here for tickets.