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Bits & Bites: Things to Eat in Dallas This Weekend

Your guide to weekend food events.

The Dallas culinary scene has lots to offer this week, especially on the vinous front. Check out these events and take the opportunity to learn a little more about America’s favorite pastime: Eating, of course.

Thursday, September 17

Deep Ellum Wine Walk: This monthly event sponsored by the Deep Ellum Community Association offers  the chance to explore several venues throughout the neighborhood while enjoying a glass of wine. Tickets are $10 and grant you entry into a drawing for a gift certificate to one of the stops on the tour.

29th Annual Grape Fest in Grapevine: If you love wine, particularly local wine, head over to Grapevine this weekend for the largest wine festival in the southwest. Texas wines, difficult-to-find premium Oregon wines, and high-end Argentinian varietals will be available throughout the festival. Visit their website for more information on all of the individual events and ticket pricing. The event runs through Sunday, September 20.

Saturday, September 19

Great Texas Food Truck Rally: The second annual Great Texas Food Truck Rally will be even bigger and better than before. The event takes place on the lawn of Reunion Tower and includes live music, more than twenty food trucks, and a beer garden sponsored by the Nodding Donkey. General admission wristbands are $10 (you can buy them here), and proceeds benefit the non-profit Executives in Action.

Wicked Wine Run in Burleson: Who doesn’t love a little wine with their workout? Head out to the scenic Lost Oak Winery and Vineyard on Saturday to take part in the 5k Wine Run while a cold glass of vino waits for you at the finish line. The Vineyard is also hosting a 1k Tasting Walk with four tasting stops along the route. The events are staggered, so you can squeeze in all the wine you could want. The 5k starts at 5 p.m., and the 1k is at 6:30 p.m. Wacky costumes welcome. Tickets cost $30 to $70 and are available here.

Beer, Bourbon, & Brisket Festival: Keep the summer vibes alive this Saturday by heading down to the river and enjoying some smokin’ hot and soulfully-good barbecue. Pair your grub with a craft beer and bourbon samples at the tasting tent. The event is courtesy of 100.3 Jack FM. Tickets are available here.

Sunday, September 20

Crunch + Brunch at the Joule: Head downtown this Sunday to work off those weekend woes at a calorie blasting 60-minute Core Fitness class at the Joule followed by brunch. The class is $35 to attend and can be booked at VITAL Fitness Studio’s schedule page.