This Week in Gluttony

These are the 6 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

These are the 6 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

Heim barbecue and catering
Heim is grilling up a fifth birthday party. Photo by Texas BBQ Adventures

Wine, bacon, and beef dominate this week’s event list, which starts with a Texas Independence Day dinner worth a drive to Colleyville. Mid-week wine tastings lead to weekend celebrations — one with a live concert and the other, a much more tame afternoon tea. 

Monday, March 2

Texas + Bacon + Beer Dinner at Chef Point Bar & Restaurant
To celebrate Texas Independence Day, both the Colleyville and original Watauga location of Chef Point will serve bacon-centric four-course menus paired with Texas beers. (Note that the event will take place on Wednesday, March 4 at the Watauga locale.) Go for pork belly two ways, bacon-wrapped sea scallops, and bacon bourbon bread pudding. The dinner is $43 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and will begin at 7 pm.

Wednesday, March 4

Unshackled Wine Down Wednesday at Fixe Southern House
The latest label from The Prisoner Wine Company will be revealed during this happy hour tasting at the Shops at Clearfork restaurant. Visit from 4 to 7 pm and head to the bar to try Unshackled red blend, Cabernet, and rosé. They'll also pass appetizers for pairing. The tasting is $20 per person, and reservations are encouraged.

Thursday, March 5

Meat Church BBQ Cooking Class + Dinner Featuring Grady Spears
Learn not only how to cook ribeye steaks the “cowboy way,” but how to prep appropriate lip-smacking sides, including Hill Country potato salad, brisket-stuffed chile relleno, and “blue ribbon” corn bread. Matt Pittman of Meat Church BBQ cooking instruction and Grady Spears of the Stockyards’ Horseshoe Hill Café will team-teach the three-hour class. Dinner and libations are included in the $119 price. The event will begin at 6 pm in The Brand Room at 212 West Exchange Ave.

Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival Reserve Wine Tasting
Prep your palate for the seventh annual Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival (coming up April 2-5) with a wine tasting featuring more than 25 pours of some of the finest wine from around the world. Sips will take place at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, where local wine experts will guide guests through reds, whites, and bubbly. Selections include Duckhorn, Mark Herold, and Nickel & Nickel. Tickets are $75, and the event will run from 6 to 8 pm.

Saturday, March 7

Fifth Anniversary Party at Heim Barbecue
Celebrate five years of Heim Barbecue (and those famous bacon burnt ends) with an anniversary party at the restaurant’s River District location. The party will feature live music by Jon Stork and headliner Grady Spencer & the Work. Tickets are required for access to the tunes, and they range from $25 to $50 (the latter guarantees seats near the stage). There’ll be multiple bars, in addition to the main bar that offers 24 taps, including Tito’s and TX Whiskey. The music starts at 5 pm.

Sunday, March 8

Afternoon Tea at The Londoner
The Colleyville pub will host a traditional British-style tea party complete with scones, finger sandwiches, and chocolate mousse. The full menu is $25 and comes with a pot of tea and glass of sparkling wine, or patrons may purchase menu items a la carte. Reservations are limited and may be made between 12 and 3 pm.