This Week in Gluttony

These are the 8 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

These are the 8 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

Fall Farmers and Artisan Market
Farmers markets are thriving right now. Photo courtesy of Memorial City

With vaccinations helping to tame the pandemic, foodie events around Fort Worth are slowly ramping back up. This batch includes a steak cookoff, a museum cafe happy hour, a crawfish boil, and a yoga class with beer in hand.

Here's what's happening in Fort Worth food events this week:

Wednesday June 16

Farmers Market and Food Trucks at West Side Farmers Market
Farmers market in West Fort Worth offers locally grown and handmade items including produce, bread, biscuits, honey, smoked meats, jams, jellies, gifts and more. Pick up a bite to eat from local food truck vendors as well. This weeks food trucks are Chula's Kitchen and Tikiz snow cones. The market is at 8700 Chapin Rd. and it runs from 2-5 pm.

Thursday June 17

Women In Business Dinner at The Healthy Hippie Cafe & Bar
A night to circle around the sunset with women who want to support other women in business. Your $20 ticket includes dinner, coffee or tea, and a mic opportunity to share your business, and drop your card in the drawing for a $20 gift card to the Cafe. It's at 6600 Denton Hwy., Watauga, and runs from 6-8 pm.

Friday June 18

Summer Happy Hours in the Kimbell Café
Museum cafe has launched a summer series every Friday night from June 4–August 27, from 5–7 pm featuring musicians from Allegro Guitar Society. Wine, beer, and light snacks available for purchase. There's also a 10 percent discount on beverages for Kimbell members during Happy Hour. Simply show your membership card at time of purchase. Reservations are not required.

Saturday June 19

Beer Yoga at Funky Picnic Brewery
Free and socially-distanced "beer yoga" in the parking lot. Instructor Jennifer Flippo leads a 30- to 45-minute practice with a beer in hand. Easy for beginners but still fun for advanced yogis. It's 10-11 am, but feel free to stick around and enjoy lunch and brews after the class.

Fort Worth Stockyards Crawfish Boil
Bayou Boils will serve crawfish with corn and potatoes, $10 per pound, from 11 am-7:30 pm, although they anticipate selling out and recommend reservations. There'll also be cold beer and live music by The Big Easy Brass Band. Buy tickets here.

3rd Annual Texas Round Up & Cook Off
Steak cookoff is hosted by River Ranch Stockyards, with teams and Texas restaurants competing against each other. There are cornhole contests, special vendors, and a Messina Hof wine tent. It runs from 12-6 pm. Regular tickets are $65 and get you a Wagyu NY strip dinner, 2 drinks, food & wine sampling, live music, and silent auction. A $99 VIP ticket gets you a Wagyu filet dinner and access to the VIP area with appetizers and bar.

The Downtown Food Trail in Mansfield
Join in on a fun day of sampling 15-plus different food truck foods. There'll be live music, FREE beer (limit one) at each participating store, plus kid-friendly activities and shopping. Pick up your wristband at The Local Farmer, 100 N. Main St., Mansfield. It runs from 12-5 pm, and costs $15. Purchase tickets by Thursday June 17 at the-local-farmer.square.site

Cancer Prevention & Survival at Food Saved Me
Free class includes printed recipes, cooking demonstrations, food samples and nutrition information. It's at Food Saved Me, at 535 South Nolen Dr. in Southlake, and runs from 2-4 pm. Register here.