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The Best Food and Drink Events in Dallas This January

Take it easy this month with mocktails and bread-making classes.
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A spread from the James Beard-nominated Kuluntu Bakery. Kevin Marple

Jan. 5

First Fridays in Deep Ellum

First Fridays in Deep Ellum is a new monthly celebration that highlights food, art, and music in the neighborhood just east of downtown. This month will focus on those who are participating in Dry January. Starting at 5 p.m. guests can sip mocktails and shop deals in local businesses. For those not participating in Dry January, at 6 p.m. the pedal bike will bop to several businesses for drink specials and finish up at Electric Shuffle for an afterparty. Dot’s Hop House is hosting a Mavs watch party; they take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 7 30 p.m. A mural and margaritas tour will also begin at 6 p.m., organized by Kettle Art’s Frank and Paula Campagna. Frank is responsible for many of the murals you’ll see around the neighborhood. Learn more here.

Jan. 13

The Art of Tea Workshop

Create your own batch of tea using leaves, herbs, and spices at this $20 workshop at Arts Mission Oak Cliff. The workshop will explain how to blend tea, brew it, and educate attendees on the health benefits of drinking it regularly. Learn more here. 410 S. Windomere Ave.

Jan. 13

Elaina Kay’s Cornbread and Country

Arlington native and country artist Elaina Kay is hosting a fundraiser dinner for Dallas first responders at the Longhorn Ballroom. A ticket includes dinner provided by Smoke Showin’ BBQ, which is owned by a Dallas fireman, and a concert that starts at 6:30 p.m. The lineup includes Darby Sparkman, Dallas Burrow, Gabe Lee, Summer Dean Trio, and Kay. Learn more here. Longhorn Ballroom, 216 Corinth St.

Jan. 14

Martin Luther King Indoor Food Festival

Caterers and small businesses all over North Texas will serve soul food while artists and musicians stage performances at this indoor festival celebrating the Civil Rights legend. The event is free with RSVP, unless you want to enter a raffle for $5 or $10 at the door. Learn more here. 816 Montgomery St.

Jan. 27

Sourdough 101 with Kuluntu Bakery

James Beard-nominated Kuluntu Bakery is hosting an afternoon workshop for visitors who want to learn how to bake sourdough bread. Attendees will learn how to make a sourdough starter and the process of breadmaking, as well as how to decoratively score bread. Everyone will get a kit to take home plus a sourdough starter. All baker levels welcome. Learn more here. $150. 11830 Webb Chapel Rd., Ste. 1200.


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Nataly Keomoungkhoun joined D Magazine as the online dining editor in 2022. She previously worked at the Dallas Morning News,…