The flavors of fall are upon us in the form of pumpkin, salted caramel, pot pies, and roasted game hen. There are two brewery pop-up pairings — one with pies and one with (be still, our hearts) cookie dough — and two elaborate wine dinners. (One will honor women in the local restaurant industry for a good cause.) It’s also time for one of Fort Worth’s most popular festivals, where flaming cheese and folk dancing draw hundreds.
Wednesday, November 7
CenterStage at the Fort Worth Club
The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival is celebrating the talented women in the local restaurant industry with a fine dining event featuring only female chefs. Dishes will come from Bria Downey of Clay Pigeon Food & Drink, Callie Salls of Meyer & Sage, Denise Shavandy of Café Modern, and more. The dinner, which takes place at the Fort Worth Club, will honor local cookbook author and wine expert Renie Steves with a lifetime achievement award. Seats are $250 per person and the event begins at 6 pm. Proceeds benefit the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival Foundation.
Thursday, November 8
Sweet Lucy’s Pies Taproom Pop-Up
Sweet Lucy’s Pies will visit Wild Acre Brewing Co. for a sweet and savory collaboration. Baker Lindsey Lawing will serve slices of pumpkin and salted caramel chocolate pies along with Buffalo chicken pot pies and pulled pork turnovers. Pints and pies will be sold a la carte. The pop-up will run from 5-8 pm or until sell-out.
Friday, November 9
Fort Worth Greek Festival
It’s the 51st anniversary of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church festival, which draws hundreds each year for authentic Greek dishes like pastitsio (ground beef and macaroni casserole), moussaka (eggplant layered with ground beef, potatoes, and zucchini), gyro sandwiches, and baklava. There’s also live Greek music, folk dancing, and frozen entrees and baked goods to go. The festival runs through Sunday and food and drinks (including beer and wine) are purchased through tokens. Admission is $1.
Cakebread Wine Dinner at Fixe Southern House
Two kinds of Chardonnay along with Pinot Noir, Cabernet, and a red blend are the wines that will be served at this multicourse dinner celebrating the popular Napa winery. Menu highlights include black mustard crab cakes, grilled Cornish hen, beef tenderloin, and cast iron skillet apple pie. Reservations are $150 per person, and the cost includes tax and gratuity. Dinner starts at 6 pm.
Saturday, November 10
Craft Beer & Cookie Dough Pairing at Cowtown Brewing Company
Dreams do come through. Sample luscious edible cookie dough from Doughlicious Grapevine paired with craft beer from the brand new Cowtown Brewing Company, which just opened in downtown Fort Worth. Pairings come three for $15 or five for $22. The pairings will be available all day from 11 am-11 pm or until sell-out.