This week in gluttony
These are the 6 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s All-Western Parade happens this Saturday morning, and events this week seem to follow suit with very Texas-themed vibes. There’s a barbecue class, a Texas whiskey cocktail class, and even a chuckwagon cookout in the middle of downtown. Also don’t miss a taste of a former fan-favorite local beer from a now-closed brewery that’s making a return at a South Fort Worth bar.
Monday, January 9
TCU National Championship watch parties
Even if you're not in L.A. to celebrate and cheer on the TCU Horned Frogs in person, plenty of restaurants and bars around town are hosting watch parties, with specials on purple 'ritas, tailgate-themed beers, and more. Here's a list of 12 of the best. Go Frogs!
Thursday, January 12
Collective Brewing Returns to the Southside
The Collective Brewing Project used to occupy Tulips music hall and bar's current space. Now beer and wine shop Southside Cellar will bring back a taste of the former neighborhood gem with the return of Collective’s Apricot brew by way of Bedford-based Turning Point Beer, which now owns the rights to that beer. Visit Thursday for a taste of the fan-favorite beer starting at 5 pm.
TX Whiskey Cocktail Class at Whiskey Ranch
TX Whiskey’s master mixologist will demonstrate how to make three handcrafted cocktails during this interactive class. Guests also get a 15 percent discount on bar and drinkware in the TX Ranch Store. Tickets are $49 and the event will run from 6:30-9 pm.
Saturday, January 14
Brisket U at Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Everyday meat lovers can learn how to work a pit like the pros during this three-hour barbecue class. Choosing the right cuts, trimming techniques, wood selection, timing, slicing, and more will be covered. Tickets are $119 and class will run from 10 am-1 pm.
Chuckwagon Cookout in Sundance Square
Visit Sundance Square Plaza for a taste of the Old West during this authentic chuckwagon cookout featuring the real-deal chuckwagon chefs. “Outlaw Chef” Terry Chandler – also part owner of Fred’s Texas Café – and chuckwagon chef Buck Reams will showcase their ranch-style cooking techniques at their very own chuckwagons. Menu highlights include beef tenderloin, Mexican shrimp cocktail, green chili cream corn, pan del campo, and bread pudding with whiskey sauce. The $150 ticket includes a glass of wine or beer, but there’ll also be a cash bar. The event will run from 3-6 pm.
Raclette & Swiss Wine Dinner at WineHaus
A Swiss dish of cheese that’s melted and skillfully scraped to achieve gooey goodness, raclette is typically served with potatoes and interestingly, pickles. Try the unique dish at WineHaus – it'll come with baby corn, shallots, apples, and a glass of well-paired Swiss wine. The $45 reservation includes tax and gratuity, and the event will run from 5-7 pm.