Get cozy this week with comfort cuisine like chili, buttermilk biscuits, and even breakfast pot pie. There’s a grand opening worth setting your alarm for, and a cook-off that might set off a four-alarm fire. Wine dinners, wine tastings, and a scary fun brewery tour round out the week.
Wednesday, October 24
Snooze an A.M. Eatery grand opening
Hitting the snooze button won’t be necessary at 6:30 a.m. when Denver-based Snooze an A.M. Eatery officially opens its first Fort Worth outlet. Located in the Left Bank development, the brunch-all-day joint is known for its pancake flights, eggs benedicts, breakfast pot pie, and morning cocktails. On opening day, they'll be giving out Klean Kanteen refillable bottles to the first 50 customers. The restaurant is open daily from 6:30 am-2:30 pm.
Thursday, October 25
South African Wine Dinner at Cadillac Wines
Enjoy the flavors of South Africa with a four-course meal from chef Carol Ann Kroehler. Menu highlights include grilled prawns, braised short ribs over yellow rice, and spongy, sweet malva pudding with dates and honey. Wines will be paired with each course and reservations are $65 per person. Dinner will begin at 6 pm. Cadillac Wines is located inside Frank Kent Cadillac car dealership.
Keenan Wine Dinner at Grace
Special guest Michael Keenan will be on hand to talk through several vintages from his namesake Napa Valley winery. Six courses will be prepared by chef Blaine Staniford, including Dungeness crab salad, bison tenderloin carpaccio, and lamb collar “ribs.” Vintages will date back as far as 1997. Seats are $245 per person plus tax and gratuity, and a welcome reception with bubbles starts at 6:30 pm.
Friday, October 26
Wines of Tuscany at Grand Cru
Sit and sip Tuscan wines at the West Magnolia Avenue boutique wine bar in one of two ways: with small plates or with cheese pairings. The first features sous vide skirt steak with panzanella, sausage and porcini mushroom on polenta, Tuscan shrimp with white beans, and arugula salad with pesto vinaigrette. The small plate pairing begins at 6:30 pm, and seats are $50 per person. The cheese pairing begins at 7 pm, and seats are $26 per person. Gratuity is not included.
Saturday, October 27
3rd Annual Fort Worth Firefighters Chili Cook-off
Red, green, and nontraditional are the three chili categories for the third annual cook-off, prepared by dozens of Fort Worth’s first responders. (There’ll be a competition for the best booth, too, and these guys take the contest very seriously.) Guests can purchase samples for $1 each, or pay $5 for a bowl. Rahr & Sons beer will also be for sale. The event runs from 11 am-2 pm in General Worth Square downtown and admission is free.
6th Annual Booery Tour at Martin House Brewing
It’s the Riverside brewery’s biggest event of the year. Tickets ($15 per person) will available at the door for the festivities, which include the tapping of 34 different beers, costume contests, candy-eating contests, live music, and food trucks. The ticket covers a glass and four 8-ounce pours, but those who are still thirsty, four more pours can be purchased for $10. The event will run from 1-5 pm, but the brewery’s new taproom, The Riverside Lounge, will stay open until 10 pm.
Sunday, October 28
Moonshine & Dine: A Brunch Pop-Up at Acre Distilling
Arrive anytime from 12-3 pm for craft cocktails made with Acre Distilling spirits and brunch dishes by Jen Williams of JayCee Hospitality. She’ll have a tasting menu, as well as items available a la carte. One option will be her “B4 Buzz” buttermilk biscuits with buffalo and bone marrow creamy gravy, boozy peppers, and fried sage. Reservations are recommended as space is limited.