This week in gluttony
From a backyard barbecue to a watermelon ball, tastes of summer are on the menu this week. Learn how to make craft cocktails at a local distillery, or practice yoga inside a brewery. (Class includes a post-class pint.) By week’s end, dogs can get in on the fun at a brunch geared just for them.
Wednesday, July 28
Tarrant Area Food Bank and HelloFresh Packing Event
Fort Worth-area families can assist food-insecure residents by volunteering to pack ingredients for meal kits that will be distributed at TAFB’s Mega Mobile Market on Friday, July 30. Families with kids ages 8 and up can help pack 2,000 meals for recipients to make Chicken Sausage Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce & Zucchini or Cheesy Chicken & Bean Taco Skillet. Fort Worth police chief Neil Noakes will be on hand to talk about combating hunger in the community. The event is 6-9 pm and free to attend; RSVP here.
Friday, July 30
Summer Backyard BBQ at Pinstripes
It’s a patio party at the Shops at Clearfork restaurant, bar, and bowling alley, where guests can partake in a summertime barbecue. Menu items include barbecue ribs, mini cheeseburgers, pesto chicken, mac and cheese, Brussels sprouts, garden salad, parmesan chips, watermelon, cookies, and brownies. Wash it all down with craft beer from Grapevine’s Hop & Sting Brewery. Tickets are $40 per person. Note that sales end at 6 pm on Thursday. The event will run from 5-9 pm.
TX Whiskey Cocktail Class at Whiskey Ranch
Learn how to make craft cocktails from TX Whiskey’s master mixologist Jason Shelly. Participants will create three cocktails, and can receive 15 percent off all bar and drinkware in the TX Ranch Store. Tickets are $49. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and class begins at 7 pm sharp.
Saturday, July 31
Yoga at Neutral Ground Brewing Company
The still-new Race Street brewery — popular for its King Cake beer with a purple, green, and yellow sugared rim — will host and all-levels vinyasa yoga class. Follow up the poses with a pint of beer, included in the $20 class price. Class is 45 minutes and begins at 12:30 pm Bring your own mat.
Melon Ball at The Post
It’s watermelon everything at The Post at River East, the bar, restaurant, and live music venue on Race Street. Visit for watermelon-inspired cocktails and menu items, including complimentary watermelon slices all day. There's live music, too. The event will run from 11 am-11 pm, and it's free to attend.
Sunday, August 1
Woofs & Waffles Brunch at World of Beer
The restaurant and bar will show some puppy love with a pet-friendly brunch. Special dishes for dogs will include Fido’s Flatbread and the Doggie Brunch Bowl along with human favorites like the chicken and waffle sandwich, avocado toast, and beermosas. Brunch will be served from 11 am-3 pm.