This week in gluttony
June is almost here, and with the new month come new events. A tropical-themed brunch and a Pride Month dinner and a show are part of the list. Also new is a cookbook club that comes with tasty dishes and good conversation, and the grand opening of a new breakfast and lunch spot.
Wednesday, June 1
Secret Cocktail Garden Pop-up at Refinery 714
The cocktail bar at the top of the Kimpton Harper Hotel in downtown Fort Worth launches a month-long pop-up garden party to celebrate its first anniversary. It will feature an Instagrammy flower wall designed by local florist, a private Greenhouse Lounge, and organic infused cocktails by Belvedere Vodka — including the delightful-sounding Lantana Sunrise, made with Belvedere Lemon and Basil, lavender, grapefruit, lemon-basil syrup, and prosecco. The pop-up will be open June 1-30 during regular business hours at Refinery 714, 5-11 pm Sunday-Thursday and 3 pm-12 am Friday-Saturday. To reserve the private Greenhouse Lounge, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reverse Drag Brunch at El Chingon
The West Seventh district Mexican restaurant and bar will electrify Pride Month by launching Wednesday night reverse drag brunches in June. The $40 ticket includes a brunch dish, bottomless mimosas, and a “Party with the Queens” drag show. Brunch items include chilaquiles, omelets, breakfast burritos, and menudo — a traditional Mexican soup. Wash it all down with the Prideapple shot or cocktail (additional charge) shaken with coconut rum, orange, and pineapple juices, and layered with grenadine and blue Curacao. Brunch will be served starting at 8:30 pm followed by the 10 pm show. Only want to see the queens but not eat? Admission to the show is free with a reservation.
Friday, June 3
National Doughnut Day Collaboration: TX Whiskey + FunkyTown Donuts & Drafts
Celebrate a sweet holiday with a doughnut and whiskey pairing at Whiskey Ranch. Three mini doughnuts will be paired with three TX Whiskey cocktails, including a mini maple bacon grilled cheese doughnut sandwich served with a TX Bourbon Old Fashioned. Tickets are $25 per person and the event (which will also have live DJ music) will run from 6-9 pm.
Saturday, June 4
Platinum Jubilee Brunch at The Londoner
The Colleyville British pub celebrates Queen Elizabeth's 70-year reign with a Platinum Jubilee brunch menu, being served from 11 am-3 pm Saturday only. Dishes include Platinum Scones and Sweets, a special twist on a Waldorf Chicken Salad, and more — plus Queen's Cup cocktails. Call 817-684-8810 or visit the website to reserve, as they expect spots to fill up.
Aloha Hawaiian Brunch at World of Beer
The restaurant and bar will launch its new brunch theme for the month on Saturday. Go for Hawaiian-inspired dishes, including the Hawaiian breakfast flatbread with eggs, ham, grilled pineapple and a drizzling of barbecue sauce, and the Loco Moco, a chargrilled beef patty served atop jasmine rice with seared SPAM and a sunny-side-up egg. Pair the dishes with Hawaiian brunch cocktails, including the Lei-ing Low Pineapple Margarita with cream of coconut. Brunch starts at 11 am.
Monday, June 6
Toasted Yolk Café Southlake Grand Opening
Get toasted in Southlake with the grand opening of Toasted Yolk Café, a new breakfast and lunch joint that slings cocktails, too. The first 25 guests will receive a $25 gift card, and three lucky raffle drawing winners will get free food for a year. Everyone who visits will receive free churro doughnuts and $3 mimosas. The grand opening party will run from 7 am-3 pm.
Cookbook Club at Leaves
The tea shop and bookstore will partner with its Near Southside neighbor, The Table Culinary Studio & Market, for a cookbook club potluck. This month’s cookbook is Cook Like a Local: Flavors That Can Change How You Cook and See the World by Houston chef Chris Shepherd, who was the special guest chef at a recent Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival event. Grab a copy of the book (available at Leaves), choose a recipe, and bring the dish to share. The gathering will run from 6:30-8:30 pm.