Stop in for Norma's Café's 61st birthday party and grab one of their famous pies. Photo by Kevin Marple.


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

Enjoy an evening wine walk in the Bishop Arts District, celebrate Dad with pie from Norma's Café, or make French macaroons.

Summer is in full swing. Take advantage of the longer days with Dallas’ best food-centric events. Here’s your guide.

Thursday, June 15

Summer Evening Wine Walk

There’s nothing like summertime in the city. Explore the Bishop Arts District at the Summer Evening Wine Walk from 6-9 p.m. and sample wine at 10 different local businesses. Your ticket includes a wine glass, a Wine Walk wristband, and a list of participating shops. Tickets are $20 online and $25 on site.

Norma’s Café’s Birthday Party Project

Who doesn’t like a good party? Norma’s Café is celebrating its 61st birthday this month by fundraising for The Birthday Party Project, a charity that throws birthday parties for children in homeless shelters. Come and eat at any location, and they will donate a percentage of their sales to the organization. For more information, check out Norma’s Café’s website.

Friday, June 16

Ribs & Ritas Pre-Juneteenth Celebration

Head downtown to Gator’s for the fourth annual Ribs & Ritas Pre-Juneteenth Celebration. There will be ribs; margaritas; and old-school hip-hop, reggae and R&B music. Check out the event’s Facebook page for more information.

Saturday, June 17

Beer and Chips Art Festival

Munch on chips; sip a craft beer; and enjoy art and music. Life doesn’t get much better than that. Head to Noble Rey Brewery between noon and 7 p.m. for the inaugural Beer and Chips Art Festival. Click here for more information about the free event.

French Macaroon Cooking Class

They’re sweet, light, and reminiscent of little Parisian cafes. Spend the afternoon learning how to make French macaroons at Haute Sweet Patisserie (and take home anything you make). The lesson costs $75 per person or $125 for a couple. Contact the shop at 214-856-0166 or [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Sunday, June 18

Take Your Pop to The Top

Spend Father’s Day sky high at Cloud Nine Café at the top of Reunion Tower. Look out at the iconic Dallas skyline and enjoy interactive exhibits, as well as treats and drinks from the café. Take home a free koozie and photo for Dad. General admission tickets are $17 for adults, $8 for kids ages 4 to 12, and kids age 3 and under get in for free. Buy your tickets here.

¡QUE RICO! DFW Latin Cuisine Fest 2017

Celebrate Hispanic culture and pride at Gas Monkey Live between 2-9 p.m. at the ¡Que Rico! DFW Latin Cuisine Fest. Hang out at the kids carnival, admire the traditional dance performances, and taste dishes from all over Central and South America prepared by more than 20 chefs. Tickets for adults are $10. For kids ages 3 to 12, tickets are $7; kids under age 3 get in free. For more information and to buy tickets, check out the event website.

Catherine Wendlandt is a intern.

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