This week in gluttony
There’ll be multiple ways to escape (at least mentally) this week. Jet set to France at a French wine dinner or tasting. Or pretend to be on the beaches of Mexico at one of two National Tequila Day celebrations. Or simply find respite from the heat with a refreshing glass of iced tea, which will be free at a sandwich shop chain this week.
Wednesday, July 20
One Night in Paris: A French Wine Tasting at Chef Point Restaurant & Bar
Escape to Paris by way of Watauga at this French wine tasting hosted by chef Franson Nwaeze at Chef Point Restaurant & Bar. Featured dishes include escargot, smoked duck breast, grilled lamb kabobs, and duck confit. Reservations are $78 and include tax and gratuity. The dinner begins at 6:30 pm and will also be held at Chef Point’s Colleyville location on Thursday at the same time.
Thursday, July 21
Free Tea Day at McAlister’s Deli
Weather this hot calls for a cold beverage, and McAlister’s Deli will answer with free iced tea. Visit any location for any variety of the sandwich chain’s brisk tea, which is brewed with orange pekoe black tea leaves. Options include sweet, unsweet, half-and-half, half-tea-half-lemonade, or tea with flavored shots. Limit one tea per person in-store, and four teas per order via the McAlister’s Deli website or app.
Friday, July 22
Summer Wine Tasting in Southern Rhone at Mason & Dixie
The Southern-inspired restaurant in Grapevine will go European with a French wine tasting. Guests will partake in four wines paired with four courses highlighting the flavors of Southern Rhône. Tickets are $49 and the tasting will begin at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, July 23
Riscky’s BBQ 16th Annual Rib-Eating Competition
The 95-year old Fort Worth barbecue institution will host its annual rib-eating contest at its Stockyards Station location. The first 30 participants to sign up on the day of the event will have 60 seconds to eat as many beef ribs as possible. Then the top qualifiers will move on to the next round, where prizes will be valued at $100 for third place, $250 for second place, and $500 for first place. There’s a $5 entry fee and the contest will begin at 11 am.
National Tequila Day at The Post at River East
The popular Race Street live music destination invites patrons to celebrate tequila on Saturday with specials all day long. Go for $5 margaritas, tequila, and mezcal flight specials; $3 bloody Marias; and $6 bowls of pozole. Free live music will entertain all day, too. The Post opens at 11 am.
Sunday, July 24
Half-Priced Tequila at El Chingon for National Tequila Day
For one day only and only until 5 pm, the part-bar-part-Mexican-restaurant El Chingon will offer its selection of tequilas and mezcals for half-price, including bottles and shots. Get the day started early with brunch featuring classic dishes like chilaquiles and huevos rancheros. El Chingon opens at 11 am.
Make Your Own Wood-Fired Pizza at Pizza Verde
The plant-based pizzeria will teach participants how to make vegan wood-fired pizza. The class includes apps and a glass of prosecco, and an ingredient bag with dough, house-made mozzarella, and sauce recipe to make pizza at home. Tickets are $60 per person and class begins at 5:30 pm.