Warm up this week with stick-to-your-ribs dinner events. There's one that combines barbecue and cocktails, and another, fine Napa Valley wine and steak. Also on the list: not one but two birthday parties for a longtime local brewery, and two tasty celebrations where the customers get the gifts, including free “soft serve” and cake.
Thursday, November 14
Craft BBQ Dinner with Rack Attack BBQ at Blackland Distillery
Burleson’s Rack Attack BBQ will visit the Foundry District distillery and cocktail bar for a dinner pairing. Purchase tickets in advance (by Tuesday night) and choose your protein — brisket or ribs — to be served with green chile mac and cheese, red skin potato salad, and beans with bacon and sausage. The $25 ticket includes a cocktail of choice from Blackland’s menu. Dinners will be served from 6 to 8 pm.
Masters of Napa Wine Dinner at Del Frisco’s Grille
Both the Sundance Square and Southlake locations of the prime steakhouse will host a five-course dinner paired with long-revered Napa Valley wines. The lineup includes Nickel & Nickel Winery, Cakebread Cellars, and Duckhorn Vineyards. The menu will feature grape-leaf wrapped lamb loin, strip, and butternut squash butter cake. Reservations are $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Friday, November 15
Bundt Bash at Nothing Bundt Cakes
Mark your calendar for 11:15 am. That’s when the bundt cake bakery will officially celebrate National Bundt Day and give away a free confetti bundlet to everyone who visits, while supplies last. The first 22 customers to come in at that time will also receive free bundlets for a year to honor the Las Vegas-based bakery’s 22nd birthday. Tarrant-area locations include Camp Bowie Boulevard, North Arlington, and Southlake.
Rahr & Sons Brewery 15th Anniversary Party
Fort Worth’s pioneering craft brewery will celebrate its birthday with two parties — one VIP night for only 100 guests and another open to the masses. On Friday, patrons can pay $45 to sip Rahr’s brews paired with bites and live music. The party starts at 7 pm. On Saturday, the brewery will open at 1 pm for fans to sample more than 30 beers, until 4 pm, for $25 ($35 for early entry at noon). Food from local trucks will be available for purchase. All tickets must be purchased in advance.
Saturday, November 16
Pressed Juicery Fort Worth Opening Party
The California-based cold-pressed juice and plant-based beverage concept will open its first Fort Worth store in WestBend with grand opening giveaways for everyone. All guests who visit during store hours from will receive a complimentary juice or freeze — the latter of which is Pressed’s version of soft-serve ice cream made only from fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Arrive early because the first 250 customers also get a $25 gift card. The store will be open from 8 am to 9 pm.