Anybody up for a chocolate tour? Photo by Kevin Marple.

Bits & Bites: Things to Eat in Dallas This Week (July 7 – 12)

Your guide to weekly dining events.

We’re officially midway through the year and six months strong on our New Year’s resolutions, right? If you took a pledge to eat your way through Dallas by 2016, then you’re on the right track.

Here’s where you should be spending your time (and calories) this week.

Tuesday, July 7

Kirby’s Steakhouse is hosting a scotch tasting to benefit Heroes for Children, a nonprofit which assists families of children with cancer. Featured Glenfiddich scotches will be available to buy for 50 percent off the original price. Tickets are available for $20 each.

Wednesday

Looking for a lawn concert but don’t want to mess with a picnic? This free Fair Park music series takes place at Exposition Plaza, where there are food trucks, beer and wine available on site. This week’s artist is Eastwood, a country band from Dallas. Hint: there’s free parking inside Gate 3.

Thursday, July 9

It’s pint night at the Libertine Bar. Starting at 6 p.m., if you buy the beer, you get to keep the glass. This week they’re serving a Karbach brew from Houston. Get there quickly because once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Scardello Artisan Cheese has some seats left for their Cheese 101 class. These spots always seem to fill up quickly, so they’re obviously doing something right. Taste selections chosen to teach you about cheese-paring fundamentals. Oh, and there’s wine.

Friday, July 10

Grapevine Craft Brewery is kicking off its grand opening weekend starting at 3 p.m. with all of their beers on tap. They’ll be celebrating all weekend long with food trucks and live music.

Saturday, July 11

Today is 7/11. Free. Slurpees. For. All.

Steel Restaurant & Lounge has prepared a mixology class with acclaimed mixologist, Omar Yeefoon. For $35, you can learn how to do it like the pros, mixing beautifully arranged cocktails from Cana Brava and Fords Gin. The event starts at 3:30 p.m. and includes appetizers. Make reservations at (214) 219-9908.

Sunday, July 12

Chocoholics unite. A chocolate tour of Dallas is going down from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and features selections from Village Baking Company, Neiman-Marcus’ official chocolatier, Elegantly Chocolate, and frozen options from Sweet Firefly. Reserve your spot online for $39.

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