This week in gluttony
From a tiki party with pineapple-mango froses to a barbecue pitmaster showcase, this week’s events exude all the summer vibes. There’s also a wine tasting with macarons, a mixology class, and a very special pop-up featuring a nationally acclaimed taqueria from Austin.
Wednesday, August 11
Mixology Class at Harvest Hall
Visit Third Rail, the Grapevine food hall’s indoor music venue, for this cocktail class that will feature one classic and one craft cocktail. Note that Harvest Hall is connected to the still-new Hotel Vin, in case overnight accommodations are desired for a staycation. The class is $35 per person and begins at 5 pm.
Thursday, August 12
Wine Tasting at Neighbor's House Grocery
Stop by the downtown boutique grocer for a complimentary tasting of wines by Chateau St. Michele. Part grocery store, part café, Neighbor’s House also features a spacious wine bar. Macaron samples will be offered for a sweet pairing. Visit any time from 4:30-6:30 pm.
Sunday, August 15
Nixta Taqueria Pop-Up at Nickel City
The Austin-based taqueria, named one of Food and Wine magazine’s best new restaurants of 2020, will visit the South Main Street bar a Sunday supper pop-up. There’ll be mezcal cocktails and DJ music, too. Arrive any time from 5-11 pm.
Saturday, August 14
Cotton Patch Cafe Anniversary Celebration
The home cooking chain celebrates its 32nd anniversary with a Chicken-Fried Birthday. All locations will offer $5 Chicken Fried Chicken and Chicken Fried Steak with mashed potatoes and green beans (valid for dine-in or pick-up only), 11 am-10 pm.
For the Love of BBQ Pitmaster Showcase
Pitmasters from across the country will meet in Roanoke to show off their smoking skills. Plenty of barbecue will be consumed, wine, beer, and live music entertainment. The $50 general admission ticket comes with unlimited tastings from all featured pitmasters, a drink ticket, and early admission at 6 pm. Admission is free for those who just want to purchase food and drinks a la carte. (Note that gusts without a general admission ticket may enter at 7 pm.) For those feeling extra hungry, enter in advance to participate in a rib-eating contest, which will be categorized by age group.
Tiki Party at WineHaus
Break out the Hawaiian shirt and visit the South Fort Worth wine bar for a tropical Saturday night party. The event will feature Hawaiian-themed food, live music, and pineapple-mango frosés. The party starts at 6 pm.