This Week in Gluttony
These are the 6 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
This week’s events are good for the mind, body, and soul. Yoga poses are paired with pints, a taste of Germany comes to Fort Worth, and there’s a crawfish boil for a great cause. Also enjoy childhood favorites with desserts made from Girl Scout Cookies and a craft brew version of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. But first, make reservations for the Grace Clam Bake before it sells out.
Tuesday, September 19
Desserts First Fort Worth
An all-female lineup of chefs will share their Girl Scout Cookie dessert creations at this fundraiser benefiting Girl Scout programming in greater Fort Worth. Sip wine and taste treats from Dena Shaskan of Bravo Catering, Jane Sokolov of Local Foods Kitchen, Deb Cantrell of Savor Culinary Services, and Carolyn Phillips of Alchemy Pops. Tickets for the event, which takes place at The Marquis on Magnolia, start at $35 per person, and the festivities begin at 6 pm.
Wednesday, September 20
Shannon Brewery Company’s Rare Release Wednesday
Craving Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in beer form? Shannon Brewing Company has that sweet tooth covered with the release of its Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout. The rich and creamy brew will sell for $6 a pint, one day only, from 4-9 pm. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Admission is free.
Thursday, September 21
Oktoberfest Fort Worth
The three-day German festival returns to The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion, where guests can enjoy German food, music, dancing, and new this year, midway rides. Spaten and Oktoberfest craft beers will be available for purchase along with bratwurst, schnitzel, German pretzels, and more. Tickets range from $5-$15, or $65 for a three-course dinner by Reata. Purchase in advance through September 20 and get a free commemorative stein. The revelry runs through Saturday, September 23.
Friday, September 22
Grace Clam Bake
There are a few seats left at Grace’s annual clam bake, a four-course dinner on the downtown restaurant’s street-side patio that’s sure to sell out. Chef Blaine Staniford will serve King salmon five ways; New England clam chowder; and an abundance of baked shellfish to include Diver scallops, Maine lobster, jumbo prawns, mussels, king crab, calamari, and, of course, clams. Seats are $135 per person plus tax and gratuity. Wine pairings are included with each course. Call 817-877-3388 for reservations.
Saturday, September 23
Beer and Yoga at Martin House Brewing Company
Sip and stretch at Martin House Brewing Company with an hour-long yoga class followed by pints of craft brew. The class will take place on the grassy lawn outside the brewery (weather permitting) with views of the Trinity River and downtown skyline. The $20 fee includes the class, a pint glass, and three beers. (Try the brewery’s new Cuvee Pumpkin Latte beer, released just last week.) Don’t forget your yoga mat.
Sunday, September 24
Crawfish for a Cause Boil at Waters Restaurant
Having interned in New Orleans before opening his namesake restaurant in Fort Worth, Jon Bonnell knows how a hurricane can devastate a Gulf Coast community. That’s why he’s hosting a crawfish boil on the patio of his Sundance Square seafood restaurant that will benefit Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, specifically in Port Aransas. (He’s there now helping to feed displaced residents.) A pound of spicy crawfish with potatoes and corn cobs will run $14.50. Furry friends are welcome on the pet-friendly patio. No reservations required.