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

Cannon Chinese Kitchen seared snapper
Seared red snapper will be on the menu at Cannon Chinese Kitchen's third anniversary party. Photo courtesy of Cannon Chinese Kitchen

Heard of Hot Box Biscuit Club? They’re the folks behind those pop-up brunches around town that sell-out in minutes. But no reservations are needed for their appearance at Wild Acre Brewing Company this Thursday, where they’ll be selling their creations during a Star Wars movie release party.

The week’s events don’t end there. Cannon Chinese Kitchen marks three years with a party, Café Modern will have a patio fiesta, and there’ll be an awards dinner at Magdalena’s, as well as a cooking class with culinary icons at Central Market. Memorial Day weekend ends with a Texas-themed dinner, acoustic concert, and breakfast at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.

Tuesday, May 22

Cannon Chinese Kitchen’s Third Anniversary
The neighborhood restaurant will celebrate with shopping, music, and bites. Featured specialty dishes will include curry dan dan noodles, lamb spring rolls, and roasted red snapper and tomatoes. There’ll also be noshes from Three Danes Baking Company, Loft 22 Cakes, and Melt Ice Creams. Note that walk-ins are highly encouraged and reservations will be limited. The party will run from 5-9 pm. 

Thursday, May 24

Solo Movie Pre-Release Party at Wild Acre Brewing Company with Hot Box Biscuit Club
Ahead of the Solo: A Star Wars Story movie release, the downtown brewery will offer limited-edition Han Solo pint glasses to go with their craft beer. The uber-popular Hot Box Biscuit Club will be onsite to serve fresh-from-the-oven goodies. There’ll be costume contests, too. Admission is free and the party will run from 5-8 pm.

Local Fare Awards Dinner at Magdalena’s
Awards will be presented to recognize achievements by unsung heroes in local agricultural, sustainability, and food access. The evening will begin at 6 pm with a TX Whiskey cocktail and passed hors d’oeuvres during the ceremony. Then Magdalena's chef-owner Juan Rodriguez will serve a four-course dinner paired with wine. Tickets are $90.67 per person and proceeds will benefit the Tarrant County Food Policy Council.

Spanish Fiesta: Tapas + Paella + Flamenco + Wine + Dinner
Tapas, seafood paella, and flamenco dancers will start the party on the patio of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth before guests move indoors for a four-course dinner. There’ll be shrimp wrapped with jamon iberico, seared lamb chops with white bean puree, and fig cake with custard ice cream. Expect to hear about the paired Spanish wines from a guest speaker. Seats are $99 per person for museum members and $115 per person for non-members. The fiesta begins at 6:30 pm.

Saturday, May 26

Two Texas Culinary Icons at Central Market
Stephan Pyles, one of the founding fathers of Southwestern cuisine, and Paula Lambert, award-winning cheesemaker, will partner to prepare a three-course dinner using the best of Texas ingredients. Menu highlights include Gulf shrimp with coconut, ginger and passion fruit, watermelon feta salad, red snapper tamales with Thai curry masa, and frozen macadamia nut bombe. Courses will be paired with Texas wines. The class begins at 6:30 pm and costs $75 per person.

Sunday, May 27

Cowtown Unplugged: A Songwriter’s Showcase
Dinner for two, a concert, and a breakfast buffet are included in the Omni Fort Worth Hotel’s live music experience. After a Texas-themed reception with menu items like green chili pork croquettes with candied jalapeño aioli; charred corn and smoked chicken salad; and Texas pimento cheese cones, attendees will enjoy a show by Fort Worth native Grady Spencer, Nashville songwriter Matraca Berg, and headliner Radney Foster. (Don’t miss the dessert table with red velvet whoopee pies.) Cash bars will be available. All ticket packages, which start at $199, include overnight accommodations for two, two concert tickets, and breakfast for two at Cast Iron restaurant, which will offer a Memorial Day breakfast buffet.