This week’s events take hungry diner all over Tarrant County, from Keller and Roanoke to Grapevine and Arlington. On the menu: margaritas, lots of rosé, and even gas station snacks. Also make plans for a rib-smoking class that will upgrade your summer backyard cookouts.
Thursday, June 8
Gas Station Snack Pairing at Two Brothers Winery
Calling all Buc-ee’s fans, this wine pairing is for you. The Old Town Keller winery will pair popular snacks from the Texas-based road trip pit stop with five different wines. Tickets are $30, and attendees will receive a 25 percent discount on any wine bottles purchased to take home. The tasting begins at 6:30 pm.
Friday, June 10
Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Wine:30
The Roanoke wine bar will host The Touring Chocolatier for a Friday night tasting. Wines will be paired with gourmet specialty chocolates and truffles. The tasting is $45 per person and begins at 7 pm.
Saturday, June 11
Brisket U at Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Both beginners and experienced barbecue enthusiasts will learn the art of smoking ribs from accomplished pitmasters during this three-hour class at the Rahr & Sons brewery. A lot is covered, including pit types, rib types, trimming techniques, rubs, wood selection, smoke profiles, timing, and slicing. The class is $89 per person and will run from 9 am-12 pm.
Rosé All Day Brunch at B&B Butchers & Restaurant
It’s National Rosé Day and the Clearfork steakhouse will celebrate by inviting guests to drink pink for brunch. Partake in a tasting of three Château d'Esclans rosés for $30. Also enjoy live DJ tunes and B&B’s brunch menu, along with a special frozen Beach Rosé. All guests who indulge in the tastings will be entered to win a three-liter magnum of Whispering Angel Rosé. Make reservations from 11 am-3 pm.
Margarita Madness at Texas Live
Sip margaritas while touring this Arlington entertainment district. Margaritas will be shaken and poured at various venues within Texas Live. Advance tickets range from $10 for two margaritas to $49 for five margaritas, a souvenir cup and T-shirt, and access to a VIP area along with an a la carte brunch dish. The event will run from 12-4 pm with early entry for VIP ticket holders at 11 am.
Killer 80s Prom Murder Mystery Dinner at Messina Hof Grapevine Winery
Solve the crime during this interactive dinner theater that comes with an open wine bar and a three-course meal. Don’t forget to wear totally tubular 80s-themed attire. The dinner $69.95, plus gratuity and a small fee, and will run from 6-9 pm.