This week in gluttony
A Fort Worth barbecue institution will celebrate its 95th birthday this week with too-good-to-be-true menu specials. There’s also a brunch aimed at celebrating lost loved ones with a special ceremony, and a Halloween-themed afternoon tea at a brand new downtown destination. This week also brings the return of a popular beer festival.
Tuesday, October 18
Caymus TasteMaker Dinner at Ruth’s Chris
The fine-dining steakhouse chain is hosting a series of wine dinners, and the next one features popular Caymus Vineyards. The four-course event – to be held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings this week – features a main course of filet with rosemary charred wild mushrooms, zucchini pancakes with herb crème fraiche, and twice-baked potatoes with bacon lardons and truffle cheese sauce paired with Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon. Dinner is $130 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and begins at 6 pm.
Wednesday, October 19
Lot 40 Dark Oak Whisky Launch at Nickel City
The Southside bar is hosting a month-long Halloween pop-up experience called Black Lagoon, but on Wednesday the folks from Lot 40 Canadian Whisky will be on-site to launch their new Dark Oak Rye. Go for complimentary whisky samples and stay for Halloween-themed cocktails.
Thursday, October 20
Riscky’s BBQ Celebrates 95th Anniversary
Serving Texas barbecue in Fort Worth since 1927, Riscky’s will celebrate its 95th birthday with all-day specials and a party in the Stockyards. From 5-7 pm at the barbecue joint’s Stockyards location at 140 E. Exchange Avenue, guests can enjoy complimentary barbecue samples, craft beer courtesy of Ben E. Keith, giveaways for the first 95 attendees, and a radio broadcast by 95.9 The Ranch. In addition, Riscky’s will offer 95-cent food and drink specials all day long at all locations, including chopped beef sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, beef and pork ribs (per rib), brisket tacos, fried pickles, fries, tea, soda, and single pints of domestic beer (except the Benbrook and North Richland Hills locations for the beer).
Saturday, October 22
Homage to Heritage Brunch at Toro Toro
The downtown Latin steakhouse will host a four-course Mayan brunch experience that will begin with a special ceremony to honor loved ones who have passed, and guests are invited to bring their photographs. Called a Copal Ceremony, the ritual begins with the burning of tree resin of pre-Columbian Meso-American tribes. Menu highlights include red snapper ceviche, short rib birria tacos, and brisket Benedict with mole enchilada. The brunch is $90 per person and includes breakfast cocktails. The event will run from 10 am-2 pm.
16th Annual Flying Saucer Beerfeast
Beerknurds, rejoice. The downtown draught emporium’s outdoor beer festival is back. Guests can enjoy beer samples and limited releases from 50 different local, national, and international breweries along with live music on the 8.0 stage. The $45 per-person price includes a T-shirt, tasting glass, and 12 tastes. Or pay $60 for early entry at 1 pm and access to the patio lounge and exclusive beers. The event will run from 2-6 pm.
Sunday, October 23
Spooky Afternoon Tea at Indulge
The new cooking studio and tea room, located inside downtown’s new 3rd St. Market, will host a three-course afternoon tea paired with sweet and savory treats. It will include canapes, tea sandwiches, and tartlets along with cookies, mousse, and meringue. Tickets are $65 per person and the tea will run from 2-4 pm.
Monday, October 24
Creole Soul Beer Dinner at Funky Picnic Brewery & Café
The Southside brewery and restaurant is teaming up with nearby neighbor Dusty Biscuit Beignets to present a five-course Cajun-inspired beer-pairing dinner. Menu highlights include shrimp po' boy beignets with turtle soup shooters, rabbit andouille gumbo, and spicy crawfish etouffee. The $90 per-person ticket includes beer pairings, tax, and gratuity. Dinner starts at 7 pm.