This week in gluttony

These are the 5 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

These are the 5 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week

Heim barbecue and catering
Learn how to barbecue like a pro with demonstrations led by the owner of Heim BBQ. Photo by Texas BBQ Adventures

Tailgating is on the horizon and grilling season is in full-swing as summer comes to a close (though the heat is here to stay for a while). This week, learn how to barbecue like a pro as well as how to serve wine in the right glasses. (Yes, it matters.) Also on deck are two wine pairing dinners – one with unique Iraeli cuisine and the other paired with a live artist painting. The completed artwork will be available for purchase by the dessert course.

Wednesday, August 25

Glass Pairing Wine Tasting at WineHaus
Sit and sip with the experts at the South Fort Worth neighborhood wine bar while learning the difference between the many sizes of wine glasses – and find out if it really matters what kind of wine goes in each. The tasting is $45 per person and begins at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, August 26

Israeli Wine Dinner at Thirty Eight & Vine
The Foundry District wine bar and lounge, which offers 42 rotating wines dispensed at the touch of a button, will host a multi-course wine dinner featuring Israeli cuisine and wines. Thirty Eight & Vine’s in-house sommelier recently returned from an overseas trip to the country, and cherry-picked her favorite wines to share with customers. Dinner is $150 per person and begins at 6:30 pm. Email tiffany@thirtyeightandvine.com for reservations. 

Friday, August 27

Summer BBQ & Brews Series at Pinstripes
The Clearfork bowling and bocce ball destination will host its final summer backyard barbecue on the patio featuring brews from local Bishop Cider Co. The menu includes barbecue ribs, pesto chicken, mini cheeseburgers, house-made parmesan chips, mac and cheese, Brussels sprouts, garden salad, fresh-cut watermelon, cookies and brownies, all for $40 per person. (Beer is included, too.) Note that ticket sales end at 6 p.m. the day before the event. The barbecue will run from 5-9 pm.

Sense & Satiety Pop-Up Dinner at Savor Culinary Services
Visit Savor Culinary Services’ new storefront in North Richland Hills for a six-course wine dinner paired with a live artist painting throughout the meal. Kay Ray, owner of Tilt Vision Art Gallery in Fort Worth, will paint while patrons dine, and her finished product will be available for sale at the end of the evening. Menu highlights include foraged forest floor salad, duck carnitas tacos, smoked New York strip with bourbon powder, and a build-your-own s’mores board with a live fire. Wines will be provided by Classic Wine in Fort Worth. Tickets are $175 per person and dinner begins at 6 pm.

Saturday, August 28

The Ultimate BBQ Tailgating Cooking Class with Travis Heim of Heim BBQ
Tailgating is back and Travis Heim is here for it. Learn how to barbecue like a pro with demonstrations led by the owner of Heim BBQ. (Even the coveted burnt ends will be covered.) Guests will be fed and will also receive some Heim BBQ dry rubs to take home. The class is $225 per person and will run from 11 am-2:30 pm.