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Bits & Bites: Things To Do And Chew In Dallas This Weekend

From tacos to shaved ice, here's your guide to the city’s best dining events.
By Ginni Beam |

Discover a new favorite with Truck Yard wine tastings, the Texas Ale Project beer festival, and $2 tacos, or revisit an old favorite as Aunt Stelle’s Sno-Cones opens for the summer.

Friday, April 28

Fine Wine & Flip-Flops

From 4-7 p.m., enjoy all the live music and delicious food you expect from Truck Yard, plus lots and lots of wine. (Red or white with a cheesesteak? It’s up to you.) The atmosphere could not be more relaxed, so wear your flip-flops, hold your wine glass by the bowl, and let your hair down.

Tickets are $15 at the door and include five wine tastings and a souvenir wine glass.

Saturday, April 29

TAP Fest

With 15 different beers on tap, including a limited released of The Caucasian aged in bourbon barrels, the Texas Ale Project throws a heck of a party. Your ticket includes a taster glass and eight tasting-size pours. Buy a pint of anything that speaks to you. Though the brews are the main attraction, you can also grab some tacos and sliders from Luck at Trinity Groves, beer-infused pickles from T-Rex Pickles, beer jellies from Patti’s Place Coffee & Tea, and Fire Ant Funeral ice cream from Ice Cream Wasted. Entertainment includes live music, henna tattoos, and more.

The festival runs from noon to 7 p.m. Early admission is $35, and regular admission is $20; purchase tickets here.

Taco Libre Dallas

Time to put your money where your memes are and show how serious you are about tacos. From 3-10 p.m., The Shed at the Dallas Farmers Market will host more than 24 of the best taquerias in North Texas, including Urban Taco, Holy Frijole, and Revolver Taco Lounge (see event page for full list), all offering $2 taco specials.

There will also be some big-name lucha libre and lots of live music—but we all know we’re there for the tacos.

Tickets are $16 for ages 12 and up and $10 for ages 6-12 (ages 5 and under are free). Ticket prices increase the day of the event. Purchase here.

Aunt Stelle’s SnoCones Opening Day

After more than 50 years, the family-run raspa stand has cultivated a loyal following. Aunt Stelle’s opens for the summer at 2 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy your shaved ice while you can—they close up shop again on Labor Day.

Annual Crawfish & Shrimp Boil

The servings are as generous as the donations at The Frisco Bar’s family-friendly charity boil. With inflatables, games, and face painting for the kids and raffles, auctions, and drink specials for the adults, it’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Food is $30 for adults and $15 for kids, and proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collin County. 

Various Dates

Lake Highlands Restaurant Week

Give local. Eat local. Why not both?

Through April 30, 13 Lake Highlands restaurants will donate 20 percent of their profits to local charities, so you can support local businesses and give to a good cause just by eating dinner. Participating restaurants include Chubby’s, El Fenix, Lake Highlands Creamery, and Mi Cocina.

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