This week's events take us in and around the Fort Worth area, from Colleyville to Southlake to the Trinity Trails. Pound the pavement for a one-mile fun run while sipping craft beers along the way, or nix the exercise and sit for some savory wine dinner options. Also on the calendar: Oktoberfest celebrations are already underway.
Tuesday, September 17
Jarvis Wine Dinner at Next Bistro
Wine connoisseurs know Jarvis for producing some of the best that Napa Valley has to offer. Taste Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon paired with courses like Georges Bank scallops, smoked duck, and beef and elk tenderloin. The dinner is $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and the dinner begins at the Colleyville restaurant at 6:45 pm.
Thursday, September 19
Celia Welch Wine Dinner at Del Frisco’s Grille Southlake
There’ll be five courses paired with popular Napa Valley favorites, and the evening starts with Mirabelle Brut. Guests can expect pours of Sauvignon Blanc, a couple Cabs, and more, along with luscious dishes like rack of lamb and wagyu steak. The special-occasion meal is $195 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and it begins at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, September 21
Cowtown Oktoberfest at Cowtown Brewing Company
Oktoberfest season is here, and one of the first breweries to celebrate is downtown Fort Worth’s Cowtown Brewing Company. Expect the typical stein-holding competition, lederhosen contest, and live music by Ginny Mac, but the brewery will also release its Oktoberfest beer, The Last Kaiser. Also enjoy bratwurst and Bavarian pretzels. Admission is free, but folks can buy commemorative steins for $15 in advance and $20 at the door for access to beer specials. The event will run from 11 am to 10 pm.
Fort Worth Beer Mile III 2019
Race day hydration takes on an all new meaning with this one-mile fun run that pairs beer with exercise. The $35 registration fee includes five craft beers — one must be consumed before the race begins, with the remaining four to be guzzled at each quarter-mile marker (no shot-gunning allowed). Pro tips: Don’t eat too much within an hour of the race, and hydrate well beforehand. For those who wish to sip and stroll, feel free to enjoy the beers at a leisurely pace. The race will take place along the Trinity Trails between Press Café and Mutts Canine Cantina, and it begins at 7 pm.
Wild Acre Brewing Company Oktoberfest 2019
The downtown brewery will feature three German-style lagers on tap for this all-day celebration, which will run from 11 am to 6 pm. Also, go for Joe Riscky’s Barbeque, live music, and games. Admission is free.