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Bits & Bites: Things to Eat in Dallas This Week

Your guide to weekly dining events in Dallas.


Fall Harvest Wine Chat: Wine and Dine yourself to get through that beginning-of-the-week slump. Crú will hook you up with their Fall Harvest Wine Chat featuring Syrah, Zinfandel, Malbec, and Meritage, and for just $20 a pop. Chef Freddy will keep you cozy with some small bites to pair with your warm and spicy wines. Party starts at 6 p.m. Call 214-526-9463 to snag your spot.



A Taste of Change: Munch for a cause at A Taste of Change, a fundraising and auction event sponsored by Chef DAT (and 20 other local restaurateurs) to benefit the North Texas Food Bank. The goal of the event is to raise at least $200,000 to buy a mobile food pantry to fill a need for groceries in “food desert” areas. The evening begins at 7 p.m., and admission will run you $45 and a bottle of wine to donate to the wine raffle. The event takes place at 7070 Turtle Creek Lane.



Goose Island vs. Jim Beam Whiskey Dinner:  Beer and whiskey are going head to head at State & Allen for their Goose Island vs. Jim Beam Whiskey Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday. For $50, you’ll get a four-course meal, with beer and whiskey pairings for each plate. These seats are going quickly, make sure to get your tickets today.



The Butcher Block Party: Calling all meat lovers, Chefs for Farmers is throwing your dream party at the Eye across from The Joule. It’ll cost you $125, but you’ll be rewarded with meaty dishes from a dozen of the hottest local and national chefs, a world of wines, carefully crafted cocktails, cool brews, and live music. Make use of the remaining warm weather and spend your night beneath the stars from 7-10 p.m.



Songbird Supper: Chef Donald Chalko of Omni Dallas is showing off the best Texas wines, beers, and signatures plates at the Songbird Supper along the edge of the Great Trinity Forest. The evening begins at 5 p.m. and includes live music and a guided walk and candlelit “owl prowl” along the Trinity River. Tickets are $200 a pop, but they’re going to a great cause: benefitting wildlife habitat restoration and outdoor education for North Texas children.


Chefs for Farmers Culinary Village Main Event: Sunday funday, indeed. Head over to Lee Park around 2 p.m. and check out the biggest picnic you’ve ever seen, brimming with food diversity. For $75, you can enjoy stations like the beer garden, biscuit bar, an oyster section, and more. Soak up the sun and sounds as DJs and live bands provide background music for a day full of food, fun, and friends.