Bugs & Brews will take over The Granada's parking lost this Saturday. Photo by Bret Redman.

Bits & Bites

Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend

Your guide to the city's best dining events.

Cinco de Mayo parties may draw the biggest crowds, but there are plenty of other food-related events happening this weekend—including several brewery anniversary celebrations and a chance to try black ice cream. 

Friday, May 5

Silly Gose Taproom Premiere at Community Beer Co.

Celebrate the tapping of Community Beer Co.’s new seasonal brew, Silly Gose—a slightly tart German-style sour wheat ale brewed with sea salt and coriander and flavored with tangerine peel and apricot. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the launch. Guests who buy a pint of Silly Gose will receive a free Community logo glass.

Buzzed Art Nite

All the supplies are provided at this paint party in the W Dallas – Victory social lounge, and step-by-step instructions allow even the most artistically challenged to produce something respectable. Enjoy cocktails by the pool, door prizes, food, and music from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $55 or $70 with the buffet option, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit NAMI Dallas. Purchase here.

Saturday, May 6

2-Year Anniversary Party at Four Bullets Brewery

Craft beer enthusiasts won’t want to miss this Richardson brewery’s two-year anniversary celebration. From noon to 8 p.m., they’ll have nine beers on tap, vendors, Black Jack tables, a LUCK Dallas food truck, and live music (The Accidental Ensemble, Reverend Leon and the Repenters, and Tambourine Machine). The $15 admission includes a special anniversary mug and three pints of beer.

Artisan Market at Oak Highlands Brewery

Dogs and families are welcome at this free artisan market in the Oak Highlands Brewery taproom. With on-site food trucks and more than 10 different beers on tap, you won’t get hungry—or thirsty—while you shop. Discover local vendors and creators like Mrs. Deese Pimento Cheese, Haus of Growlers, Luna Antigua, and many more between noon and 6 p.m.

Black Ice Cream Launch Party

As if rolled-up ice cream wasn’t cool enough, Chills 360 is introducing Dallas’s first black ice cream. Made with black coconut ash, the limited-run treat is sure to look fantastic on your Instagram. Come celebrate the launch between 1 p.m. and midnight with live music, giveaways, and a photo booth.

Bugs and Brews Crawfish Boil & Music Festival

The Granada parking lot will be crowded with food and music from noon to 8:30 p.m. The main attraction, of course, is the crawfish (provided by Cajun Crawfish Company), but other food options include the Crown Catering Mexican food truck and red beans and rice and jambalaya from Jason West (Executive Chef at Sundown at Granada). Enjoy live shows from Charley Crockett, the Tontons, Somebody’s Darling, Atlantis Aquarius, Grady Spencer & The Work, Freeloaders, Club Wood, Big Ass Brass Band, and End of the World Parade while you eat. Tickets are $15-$75 and can be purchased here. Children 10 and under are free when accompanying a ticketholder.

TUPPS Two-Year Anniversary Celebration

Party with TUPPS Brewery from noon to midnight to celebrate a good first two years. They’ll have food trucks onsite, a mini music festival, and a staggering 20 different beers on tap (see full list here). Must be 21 or older to attend. General admission is $25 and includes eight 8 oz pours of your choice as well as a souvenir glass; purchase here.

Sunday, May 7

Bishop Arts Mimosa Walk

Get a taste of the Bishop Arts District and support local businesses with mimosa samples at participating shops. Sign up online for discounted admission. Must be 21 or older. Tickets are $22 and include a glass, wristband, and 10 free samples at participating shops. Purchase here.

Ginni Beam is a DMagazine.com intern.

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