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The Best Food and Drink Events in Dallas This February

Besides the Super Bowl and Valentine's Day, you can keep yourself busy and full with Mardi Gras and Lunar New Year celebrations this month.
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A lineup of drinks at Ida Claire, which is hosting a Mardi Gras celebration on Feb. 13. Ida Claire

All Month Long

Lunar New Year Festivals

It’s the year of the dragon, and there are a lot festivals, markets, and celebrations all over North Texas to ring in Lunar New Year. Check out a list of our favorite food-related celebrations here.

Feb. 10

Meat Fight Box

It’s not really an event, but it’s related to food, so we’ll put it here. Meat Fight is selling a Valentine’s Day box filled with goodies from local restaurants, including Slow Bone BBQ, Monarch, José, Noble Coyote Coffee, Empire Baking Co., and Lockhart Smokehouse. The proceeds go to Meat Fight’s bike program, which supports athletes living with multiple sclerosis. Buy your box online and pick it up Feb. 10 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Community Beer Co. (Disclaimer: Alice Laussade, who often writes for us, runs Meat Fight.) 3110 Commonwealth Dr.

Feb. 11–13

Mardi Gras Celebrations

Celebrate Fat Tuesday at these restaurants:

  • Henry’s Majestic: A crawfish boil will be available starting at 4 p.m. Feb. 11. 2303 Pittman St.
  • Ida Claire: A celebration starts at 5 p.m. Feb. 13 and includes a live band, a fortune teller in the airstream, a prix-fixe menu, and drink specials. 5001 Belt Line Rd.
  • Quarter Bar: On Feb. 13, the bar will have its annual Mardi Gras party starting at 3 p.m. Food and drink specials include $6 hurricanes and a crawfish and shrimp boil. 3301 McKinney Ave.
  • Restaurant Beatrice: A Mardi Gras menu that includes crawfish balls, oysters, étoufée, catfish, red beans and rice, and boudin runs through Feb 13. Reservations recommended. 1111 N. Beckley Ave.
  • Revelers Hall: Enjoy a block party on Feb. 11 with brass bands, street food, NOLA-inspired drinks, and more. 412 N. Bishop Ave.

Feb. 13

Kitchen + Kocktails Galentine’s Day Cocktail-Making Class

Kitchen + Kocktails is hosting a Galentine’s Day Maker’s Mark cocktail class for $60 per person. Guests can make three different cocktails (a Manhattan, smoked old fashioned, and an affogato martini) from a mixologist. Learn more here. 1933 Elm St.

Feb. 17

Texas Wine Tasting

Try some of the best wines from Texas’ iconic vineyards, including Brennan Vineyards and Lost Oak Winery, during Texas Wine Tasting at the Dallas Farmers Market. A ticket includes 20 tastings and access to live music and shopping. Charcuterie boxes are available for purchase. Learn more here. 920 S. Harwood St.

Feb. 17

Oysters and Oyster Beers

Beer lovers with long memories will remember the creamy, indulgent, improbable goodness that was Four Corners Brewing Company’s Love Mussel, a stout brewed with fresh oysters from TJ’s Seafood. Just after Valentine’s Day, this sounds-weird-tastes-great pint is back at Four Corners. And if you stop by between 3 and 6 p.m. on Feb. 17, TJ’s will be on site, shucking oysters for you to slurp up along with your beer. 1311 S. Ervay St.

Feb. 20

Food In Fashion

The Greater Dallas Chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association is hosting the seventh Food In Fashion event at On the Levee. More than a dozen models will show off creations made by local designers using food products and restaurant supplies from local restaurants. Participating restaurants include Roots Southern Table, Bonton Farms, Taco Y Vino, and Smokey John’s BBQ. Guests can watch the show, drink some cocktails, and participate in a silent auction. Tickets start at $100. Learn more here. 1108 Quaker St.


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