This week in gluttony
These are the 5 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
Fall is in the air, and this week’s events prove it. On the list is a fall harvest dinner set to take place on a local farm, a clay shooting event with local chefs, and yet another Oktoberfest celebration. Also note that National Taco Day is near, and one local restaurant will celebrate with a steal of a deal.
Wednesday, September 29
La Onda Happy Hour
In what is hands-down the best event of the week, this Race Street seafood destination will host a happy hour to celebrate being crowned Fort Worth's Best New Restaurant in the 2021 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards. Visit for complimentary cocktails, appetizers, and paletas from 4-7 pm or while they last. There’ll be DJ music, too.
Friday, October 1
Nash Farm Harvest Moon Supper
Grapevine farm invites guests for dinner in the meadow, where menu items will feature fall flavors and ingredients grown onsite. Culinary historians will be on hand to discuss historic food preparations and cooking methods. The $75 ticket includes dinner and souvenir photo. Wine from Grapevine's new Bull Lion Ranch wine shop will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, October 2
3rd Annual Oktoberfest at Cowtown Brewing Company
Expect classic Oktoberfest shenanigans at this German-themed party, including stein-holding competitions, live music, and lots of lederhosen. The $70 per person ticket includes choice of entrée and a commemorative stein glass that keeps on giving. The glass is good for one fill the day of the event as well as one fill per day Sunday, October 3 through Saturday, October 9. Note that on the day of the event, tickets are good for one of two timeslots: 1-4:30 pm or 5 pm to close.
Monday, October 4
Shooting with the Chefs
The Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation will host its annual clay shooting event at Walsh North Star Ranch, where teams of participants can shoot with Fort Worth chefs, brewmasters, and restaurateurs. Some of the chef participants this year include Jon Bonnell; Marcus Paslay of Clay Pigeon, Piatello, and Provender Hall; and Stefon Rishel of Wishbone & Flynt and the new Parker County Ice House. Tickets are $200 per individual or $600 for a team of four. Check-in is at noon with food and drinks to follow the event at 4 pm. Proceeds support local grant programs and culinary scholarships.
National Taco Day at El Chingon
Taco 'bout a deal. Located in the Cultural District by way of San Diego, El Chingon Mexican restaurant will feature 99-cent tacos to celebrate National Taco Day. The deal is good for all eight of the restaurant's signature tacos, including al pastor, battered white fish, and trendy braised beef birria. El Chingon opens at 4 pm and stays open late on Monday.