From a virtual cocktail class via Zoom to a socially-distanced, self-guided taco tour, food and drink events look a little different these days. For those who wish to venture out, there are opportunities to dine al fresco with live music and partake in some of Fort Worth’s best burgers for a steal of a price. They're just as tasty delivered at home, too. Cheers to navigating the local food and drink scene in new ways, masks up.
Tour in a Tote by Eat this Fort Worth Food Tours
Fort Worth’s first socially-distanced, self-guided food tour launched this month for taco lovers looking to choose their own culinary adventure. For $25, participants get a “Tour in a Tote,” complete with a self-paced taco and margarita itinerary, map, menu suggestions, and products like local taco sauce and margarita salt. Also in the packets are suggested “detours” — notable landmarks near each restaurant worth a visit. The totes are well-suited for city visitors, staycationers, couples, and friends. Totes may be shipped or delivered within 10 miles of downtown Fort Worth with 24 hours’ notice.
Tuesday, August 25
Fort Worth Burger Week
Now through Sunday, August 30, more than two dozen Fort Worth restaurants are offering one specialty burger for only $5. Proceeds from sales will benefit Ronald McDonald House Fort Worth. Flip through the digital passport to check off all 25 destinations, including The Bearded Lady, the new Berry Street Ice House, Michaels Cuisine, and Pearl Snap Kolaches. Some spots are offering additional specials, like Old Neighborhood Grill, where the Roy Rogers burger can come with fries and a Rahr beer for $12. At Shaw’s Patio Bar & Grill, folks can pair the featured Big Bacon Burger with BLK EYE vodka patio punch for $5 more. Use the passport keys to learn which restaurants have patios, take reservations, or offer delivery.
Friday, August 28
Biscuits & Jams at Mule Alley
Mule Alley, the new entertainment district in the Fort Worth Stockyards, will transform into an outdoor music festival to celebrate the opening of its newest tenant, The Biscuit Bar. Guests can visit for $5 cocktails, wine, and tap beer, along with local live music from 4 to 8 pm on Friday and Saturday. Each transaction at The Biscuit Bar will automatically enter customers into a boot giveaway from Lucchese, whose new Mule Alley storefront is located just steps away. The Biscuit Bar already has locations in Dallas and Arlington, serving a savory and sweet assortment of biscuits and tater tots for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a fast-casual setting.
Saturday, August 29
Peticolas Beer Dinner at The Londoner Colleyville
The socially-distanced, three-course dinner will take place at the Colleyville restaurant, where a representative from Dallas’ Peticolas Brewing Company will lead patrons through the beer pairings virtually via a big screen. Dinner highlights include German potato pancakes with apple chutney, ribeye steak with mushrooms and port reduction, and white chocolate mousse with raspberry sauce. Dinner is $50 and begins at 7 pm.
Sunday, August 30
Gospel Brunch at Gemelle
While most live music performances are on an indefinite hiatus due to the pandemic, one professional singer, a Fort Worth Opera staff member, is making a weekly appearance for an inspirational brunch. Sheran Keyton now graces the Gemelle garden stage with a jazz trio each Sunday for a weekly gospel brunch. The performance runs from 11 am to 2 pm, and brunch is served until 4 pm. Be inspired while indulging al fresco in Italian brunch dishes, pizza, pasta, and salads from chef-owner Tim Love, just crowned Chef of the Year in CultureMap's prestigious Tastemaker Awards.
Friday, August 28
DFW Restaurant Week
The pandemic edition of the annual dine-out fundraiser kicks off its preview weekend on Friday, this year offering the option of takeout. Patrons can indulge in a pre-set, multicourse dinner for either $39 or $49 per person — a real bargain for some of Fort Worth’s priciest establishments like Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Grace, and The Capital Grille. A two-course lunch option is available for $19. There are more than a dozen restaurants in Fort Worth and Tarrant County participating in the 23rd annual event, which benefits Lena Pope Home and the North Texas Food Bank. The official Restaurant Week runs August 31 to September 6, but some restaurants are extending their specials through September 27.
Thursday, September 3
Mobile Mixology Class with Alto and Zephyr
Kick off Labor Day weekend by mixing cocktails alongside virtual friends. Alto, the new modern transportation service offering upscale ridesharing and high-end food and beverage delivery, will host a mixology class featuring Zephyr Gin. Local news anchor Kara Sewell will lead the Zoom event while Zephyr Gin national mixologist Trevor Landry shows viewers how to shake up a Tom Collins and Zephyr Black Martini. Registration opens August 27. The $57 fee (plus delivery) includes everything needed to the make six cocktails. Register by September 1 via The Market by Alto. Kits will be delivered between 2 and 5 pm on September 2. Class will start at 5 pm on Thursday, September 3.
Virtual Wine Tasting by 3 Vino
Sip an international lineup of four wines selected by 3 Vino’s level three sommelier Martin Koreckis, who’ll lead a Zoom call to talk through the tasting. Kits are $65 and include Rosé, Cataratto, Malbec, and Petite Verdot. Kits will be available for pickup beginning Wednesday, August 26. The wine tasting will begin at 7 pm.