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

Mama Castillo Tacos from Taco Heads
Mama Castillo Tacos from Taco Heads might or might not be on this weekend's Fort Worth Taco and Margarita Tour. Photo by Josie Villa-Singleton

This week ramps back up with tasty summertime events after many restaurants took some time off last week. Plan for a barbecue and local beer dinner on Thursday, followed by a busy Saturday of running, brunch, cookie dough and wine pairing, and a taco and margarita tour about town. Don't forget the peachiest festival of the year, too. Sunday features a high-rise restaurant brunch downtown that only happens once a month.

Thursday, July 11

Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. Beer Dinner at Barrel & Bones
The Montgomery Plaza barbecue joint and whiskey bar will offer a four-course, belly-busting barbecue dinner paired with nothing but local Rahr brews. Start with brisket and bourbon-barbecue beans paired with Rahr’s Texas Red, followed by smoked turkey breast and creamed corn with Dadgum IPA. Ribs will be paired with Adios Pantalones lager, then finish with mango bread pudding and mango chile sorbet with Rahr’s Paleta de Mango. Seats are $48 per person, and the dinner will run from 6-8 pm.

Saturday, July 13

Run & Brunch 5K at Pacific Table
There are mimosas at the finish line of this leisurely social run and walk, one for each hand. The untimed 5K (that’s 3.2 miles) starts promptly at 9 am and culminates with a breakfast buffet on the Pacific Table patio. Menu items will include scrambled eggs, bacon, French toast, breakfast potatoes, two mimosas, and coffee, along with an event shirt. Register by July 11 for $35, or pay $40 the day of the event.

Doughlicious Wine Pairing at Bingham Family Vineyards
This Grapevine winery had us at cookie dough. Visit for five different cookie dough sample scoops paired with five Bingham wines, plus a souvenir glass to take home. The pairing is only $20 and will be available all day from 11 am to 8:30 pm.

Taco and Margarita Tour
Launched by longtime Fort Worth food blogger Josie Singleton of Eat This Fort Worth, this Fort Worth food tour promises to take taco lovers on a guided jaunt to some of the city’s best taco dives. Participants will meet at Salsa Limon on West Magnolia Avenue, then journey to several secret spots. The $60 ticket includes tacos, two margaritas, and transportation. The tour begins at 11:30 am and will run until 3:30 pm.

Parker County Peach Festival
The second weekend of July means it's peach festival time in Weatherford. The 35th annual Parker County Peach Festival will include more than 200 arts, crafts, food, and activity booths; a food competition; live music; children's activities; the Peach Pedal Bike Ride; and a "42" domino tournament. It takes place from 8 am to 4 pm in Historic Downtown Weatherford, and tickets are $5 for adults (cash only) and free for children 12 and under.

Sunday, July 14

Second Sunday Brunch at Branch & Bird
Brunch happens just once a month at this downtown high-rise restaurant, and it’s this Sunday. Make reservations now (strongly encouraged) for dishes like shrimp and smoked gouda grits, steak and eggs, croque madam with a sunny-side-up egg, waffles, sausage Benedict, and omelets made to order. There’s also an extensive coffee selection, mimosas, and a full bar — not to mention skyline views from the sky-high patio. Reservations run from 10 am to 2 pm.