This week in gluttony
Heat things up even more this week with some smoking events. There’ll be a spicy beer launch at a local brewery, and a “fire and smoke” pop-up dinner. Cool the palate with rosés for days at a rosé wine tasting, then indulge in a chocolate and wine pairing.
Thursday, August 11
Rosés for Days at 3 Vino Wine Bar & Bottle Shop
From sparkling to still and French to American, it'll be “rosés for days” during this wine tasting featuring five rosés. The $29 per-person price includes a small cheese board. No reservations are required. The tasting will run from 6-8 pm or until sell-out.
Friday, August 12
Happy Hour at the Kimbell Art Museum
Live music will be provided by the Allegro Guitar Society during this after-hours museum event. Beverages will be available for purchase and Kimbell members get 10 percent off. The happy hour will run from 5-7 pm.
Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Messina Hof Grapevine Winery
Dr. Sue Williams of Dr. Sue’s Chocolates will visit the Grapevine winery for a Friday evening chocolate tasting paired with wines, featuring her single origin chocolates. The pairing is $45 per person plus gratuity and will run from 6:30-8 pm.
Saturday, August 13
Firefest – A Spicy Beer and Food Extravaganza at Martin House Brewing Company
The Riverside brewery has a cult following for its creative craft beer, and this new beer launch will bring the heat. Go for Salsa Verde, an ale infused with Hatch chiles and tomatillos, and More Tingly Than Hot, a hazy double IPA made with scorpion peppers. There’ll be food trucks and artisan vendors, along with a spicy eating contest and a dunk tank. The $20 entry fee comes with a wristband good for four pours and a souvenir pint glass. The event will run from 12-5 pm.
Sunday, August 14
Fire & Smoke Dinner at The Pantry Fort Worth
Four chefs will collaborate for a pop-up multicourse dinner at The Pantry, a dumpling restaurant coming soon to the Near Southside. Chefs include The Pantry partners Hao Tran and Natasha Bruton, Reggie Robinson of Lil’ Boy Blue BBQ, and Scotty Scott of Cook, Drank, Eat. While the menu has not been released, they promise wine will be paired with each course. Dinner is $100 per person and will begin at 6:30 pm.