Spring is a good time to “drink pink,” and one popular hotel is celebrating with an entire weekend dedicated to rosé. There’s also opportunity to learn how to take those all-important Instagram food photos, with a beautiful dinner to practice. A couple of beer festivals, a bourbon tasting, a barbecue fusion pop-up, and a Lao New Year celebration round out the week.
Tuesday, April 26
Sandoitchi Pop-Up at Goldee’s Barbecue
The buzzy Dallas-based Japanese sandwich concept will visit brisket sensation Goldee’s Barbecue for a one-day collaboration. Visit starting at 11 am for menu of special "sandos," including the smoked shave ribeye, smoked Wagyu tartare, deviled egg, ham and deviled egg, and peaches and cream. They'll also serve Japanese sweet potato hash and sweet buckwheat tea. The a la carte menu will be available all day until sell-out.
Thursday, April 28
Meet the Maker at Toro Toro with Bardstown Bourbon Company
Visit the downtown Latin-inspired restaurant inside Worthington Renaissance for a complimentary spirits tasting along with paired bar bites. Kentucky’s Bardstown Bourbon Company will be featured. The come-and-go event will run from 5-7 pm.
Friday, April 29
Rosé Weekend at Hotel Vin
The Grapevine Hotel will host an entire weekend dedicated to drinking pink. Start with Friday’s level 1 sommelier class led by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust of Dallas. Learn how to describe wine and make pairings during this day-long class, which will run from 11 am-4 pm and includes lunch ($310 per person). Then test your new skills during a Friday happy hour blind tasting event. Tickets are $60 per person and the tasting will run from 5-6 pm. On Saturday, say “Yes way” to rosé during the hotel’s second annual Rosé Soiree. Located on the Junction Lawn, the spring fete will feature more than 50 rosé wines to taste, special rosé cocktails, light bites, live music, photo ops and more. Tickets are $85 and the event will run from 4-7 pm. Save room for Sunday’s Rosé Brunch inside the hotel’s Bacchus Kitchen + Bar, where guests can indulge in rosé mimosa pancakes and pink omelets. Reservations required.
Lao New Year at Wat Saginaw/Wat Lao Thepnimith
The Saginaw Buddhist temple invites all to celebrate Lao New Year during this three-day festival, which will feature live music, cultural performances, and Southeastern Asian street food. Entry is a $5 donation per person, and the event will run Friday through Sunday at the Saginaw temple.
Beer, Bugs and BBQ Bash
The fourth annual benefit for Brotherhood for the Fallen will take place at River Ranch Stockyards, where guests will get to partake in a crawfish boil, chopped barbecue sandwiches, and live music by Poo Live Crew. General admission is $55 and includes all food plus three drink tickets. Or go with the $85 ticket which adds a full bar and guaranteed seating near the stage. Stay for fireworks at the end of the show. The event will run from 6-10 pm.
A Five-Course Dinner & Food Photography Class
Learn how not to fumble with your phone while taking those all-important dish shots for Instagram during dinner. Savor Culinary Services in North Richland Hills and photographer Nancy Farrar will collaborate on this educational and tasty dining experience, which includes a welcome cocktail and five spring-inspired courses. Dishes range from edible flower spring rolls to stuffed quail with black rice truffle. Take photos and edit them throughout the meal under Farrar’s guidance. Note that the class is specifically for iPhone users. The BYOB dinner and class is $150 per person and begins at 6 pm.
Saturday, April 30
Hops and Props at the Fort Worth Aviation Museum
Home of 24 historic military warbirds, the Fort Worth Aviation Museum (located on the city’s North side), will host its seventh annual craft beer tasting festival. Go for live music, food, family-friendly activities, and even airplane rides, along with tastes from more than a dozen local and national breweries. Tickets start at $25 for general admission, which includes beer tastings, but not parking. The event will run from 9 am-5 pm with the tastings running from 12-5 pm.