This week in gluttony
These are the 6 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
It’s fitting that Texas Independence Day arrives this week as events feature multiple tastes of the Lone Star State. Think brisket, Texas whiskey, locally made pickles, and new Fort Worth-based canned craft cocktails. Gather a group of friends for a mimosa festival with a buffet by week’s end.
Thursday, March 2
Bourbon & Bite Pairings at Restaurant 506
The boutique Arlington restaurant inside The Sanford House Inn & Spa will host a multicourse tasting menu featuring cocktails made with Woodford Reserve. Highlights include crusted New York strip with bacon jam, smoked salmon, pecan crusted pork loin, and three different dessert bites. Tickets are $85 per person, plus tax and a small fee, and the tasting will run from 5:30-7:30 pm.
TX Whiskey Celebrates Texas Independence Day
Boot shining, barbecue, tacos, live music, and of course, whiskey, will all be on tap for this Texas Independence Day celebration at Whiskey Ranch. TX Whiskey will also debut its limited-edition Texas flag bottle that will come with complimentary engraving. Tickets are $10 per person and includes your first cocktail. Stay for the armadillo races, too. The party will run from 6-9 pm.
Saturday, March 4
Mimosa Fest at Texas Live
Go on a mimosa tour inside Arlington’s Texas Live entertainment complex. The $50 VIP admission ticket includes five mimosas of your choice (different venues will have different varieties), a pair of party sunglasses, and entry to an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. Or pay $20 for three mimosas and no buffet. There’ll also be live music, DJs, and prize giveaways. Doors open at 11 am.
St. Patrick’s Pickle Palooza at Best Maid Pickle Emporium
Have a “dill-licious” time during this all-day pickle party at Best Maid’s flagship store in the Near Southside. There’ll be complimentary pickle tastings, Martin House Brewing Company pickle beer sampling, and a chance to meet the Best Maid mascot Smiley. Also purchase pickle-infused dishes from the Not Just Q food truck. The event will run from 11:30 am-5 pm.
Palo Pinto Craft Cocktails Launch Party at Martin House Brewing Company
The Riverside brewery known for its creative lineup of seasonal craft beers will launch a brand of craft cocktails with a party. Collectively called Palo Pinto, the malt-based cocktails will debut with two flavors: Bloody Mary and Moscow Mule. Try both with live music, food trucks, and craft vendors on Saturday from 12-5 pm. Wristbands are $15 and cover four beers or craft cocktails and a Palo Pinto souvenir pint glass. Palo Pinto will be available on draft or in four-packs to go.
Sunday, March 5
BrisketU at Hop & Sting Brewing Co.
Take a class in the art of smoking brisket at this Grapevine brewery. Participants will learn about choosing cuts, trimming, selecting wood, managing a fire, timing, and properly slicing the end product. The three-hour class is $119 per person and will run from 11 am-2 pm.