Flavors this week are wide in range, from a vegan tasting menu to a fried chicken box supper. Folks can also sip whiskey atop a new sky-high hotel, make Chinese street food in a culinary class, nosh and shop for the holidays, or run and brunch with mimosas waiting at the finish line.
Wednesday, October 13
Vegan Pop-Up at WineHaus
Guest chef Mollie G will visit the South Fort Worth wine bar to prepare and serve a four-course vegan tasting menu. Patrons will start with mixed beet carpaccio before moving on to passionfruit aguachile, oyster and king trumpet mushroom birria tostadas, and rhubarb and cardamom panna cotta. WineHaus will have vegan wines ready for pairing. The tasting is $45 per person, plus the cost of wine, and will run from 6 to 8:30 pm.
Whiskey Wednesday at Kimpton Harper
The swanky new downtown hotel is launching Whiskey Wednesdays every other week at Refinery 714, its penthouse bar on the 24th floor. Visit for live music and whiskey specials — this week from Blackland Distillery. Reservations or a hotel stay are not required. Folks can visit anytime from 7 to 10 pm.
Thursday, October 14
Christmas in Cowtown City of Culture and the Cowboy Brunch
Junior League of Fort Worth's beloved Christmas in Cowtown holiday market is back in person this year. Foodies who want to nosh and shop in private before the masses arrive should plan to attend the The City of Culture and the Cowboy Brunch, 9 am-12 pm, at Will Rogers Memorial Center. Each ticket includes brunch, two complimentary drinks, complimentary valet parking and porter service, and early market access. Pre-purchase tickets, $65, on the event website as there will be no ticket sales at the door.
25th Annual Great Taste of Grapevine
This fundraising foodie event will feature more than 20 Grapevine-area restaurants, live music, a raffle, and cash bar. Proceeds go to the Women’s Division of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce School Supplies Programs and the Christmas Seniors. The event runs 5:30-8:30 pm at DFW Hilton Lakes hotel. Tickets are $30 online and $40 at the door or $10 for kids 12 and under.
Second Thursdays at the Carter
Though technically not a "foodie" event, this one is new and involves cocktails, so it's worth a mention. The Amon Carter of American Art will debut its monthly adults-only evening at the museum, from 5-8 pm. On tap at the first event, themed "Shadow & Shine," will be live music by Jamal Mohamed Ensemble, drinks, and an art-making activity followed by a chance to hear from Anila Agha, the artist behind "Anila Quayyum Agha: A Beautiful Despair" on view now at the Carter. It's free, but registration is required at cartermuseum.org/2ndThursdays.
Friday, October 15
Nash Farm Barn Dance and Pie Auction
Break out the boots. Grapevine’s Nash Farm will host a 1950s-era barn dance complete with a fried chicken box supper, pie auction, and live band who’ll call the dances from atop a farm truck outside a big red barn. Tickets are $20 and the fun begins at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, October 16
Run and Brunch at Pacific Table
Hosted by Social Runs Fort Worth, this untimed 5K along the Trinity Trails will be followed by mimosas and brunch at Pacific Table. The $45 price includes a brunch buffet of scrambled eggs, bacon, French toast, and potatoes along with mimosas and coffee and a cute t-shirt. Arrive ready to run by 9 am.
Sunday, October 17
Bao Baby Class at The Table
Learn how to make the popular steamed and stuffed Chinese street food at the South Fort Worth culinary studio and market. Varieties to be covered include traditional char siu pork, Vietnamese-style pork and egg, and Chinese sweet sausage. Class is $50 per person and begins at 4:30 pm.