This week in gluttony
These are the 5 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
From big, bold reds to espresso martinis, sips that suit the holiday season are on the menu this week. Also don’t miss perhaps the best-dressed Santa and most elaborate s’mores set-up in town – exclusive to customers of a Stockyards hotel and restaurant. Finally, a famed Hollywood actor will make a visit to a popular whiskey distillery for a meet-and-greet that comes with cocktails and bites.
Tuesday, December 13
12 Days of Drover
Through December 24, Hotel Drover will welcome a sharp-dressed Cowboy Santa with his real-life reindeer for complimentary photos, strolling Dickens carolers, fire roasted s’mores, and a limited-edition Cocoa Loco cocktail available at the outdoor Pour Horse bar. The sparkling scene is available only to hotel guests and diners at hotel’s restaurant, 97 West Kitchen & Bar. Cowboy Santa will be on-site daily starting at 5 pm.
Wednesday, December 14
Big Reds Tasting at 3 Vino
The Roanoke wine bar and bottle shop invites customers to taste the best of big, bold Napa Valley reds. Think big name powerhouse labels like Trefethen, Silver Oak, and more. The tasting ($39.99 and includes a cheeseboard) will run from 6-8 pm and while reservations are not required, arrive early for the best seating.
Thursday, December 15
Ho-Ho-Hooligan’s Cookies ‘n ‘Tinis Tasting
Hooligan's Pub in Arlington will host a holiday tasting featuring the ever-popular espresso martini paired with Christmas cookies. Try three varieties in an espresso martini flight, including original, gingerbread, and cherry. Christmas cookie flavors will include hot chocolate, butter, and gingerbread. The tasting is $39.99 and is available from 5-8 pm. Don’t forget to dress in your favorite ugly Christmas sweater for a chance to win prizes.
Sunday, December 18
Annual Christmas Brunch at The Bearded Lady
This year’s theme is Christmas pajamas, so cozy up in your most comfy set and bring the family and even fur babies to brunch at The Bearded Lady. There’ll be a complimentary build-your-own hot chocolate bar, a menu of brunch specialties, and contest for best dressed. Brunch will run from 11 am-3 pm.
Monday, December 19
An Evening with Scoot McNairy at Whiskey Ranch
Whiskey Ranch will go Hollywood for one evening with a special visit by actor Scoot McNairy, who’s appeared in Oscar-winning movies 12 Years a Slave and Argo. The $25 ticket includes two cocktails, light bites, and admission to the moderated Q&A session with the Dallas-born actor. The event will run from 6:30-8:30 pm.