This week in gluttony
These are the 6 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
Dust off your lederhosen – Oktoberfest arrives in Fort Worth this week for an annual three-day celebration of all things German. Practice stein hoisting and your best polka moves, then partake in complimentary salsa dance lessons at a local brewery. Also on the list, a Keller wine tasting, meat and beer pairing, and museum happy hour.
Wednesday, September 20
3V Tasting: Orin Swift
3 Vino Wine Bar & Bottle Shop in Keller will host a wine tasting featuring varietals by Orin Swift. The $29 price includes five wines and a cheeseboard. Visit anytime between 3:30-8 pm. No reservations required.
Harvest Season Wine Dinner at Bonefish Grill
A four-course dinner paired with select varietals from Napa Valley's Duckhorn Vineyards will include: spinach salad with goat cheese, cranberries, and apples; linguine with clams; apple chutney pork tenderloin & swordfish with pumpkin ravioli: and pumpkin spice lava cake with a cream cheese molten center, served warm. Starts at 6:30 pm, $55 per person, at 1201 E. Southlake Blvd. in Southlake. Call 817-421-3263 to RSVP.
Thursday, September 21
Fort Worth Oktoberfest
Prost! Fort Worth’s aMunich-style celebration of German culture is back at Trinity Park. Fort Worth Oktoberfest kicks off Thursday featuring loads of German fare (including those soft Bavarian pretzels), carnival games and rides, stein hoisting, barrel racing, dachshund parades, polka music, and plenty of Spaten beer. (Don’t miss Happy Hour Oktobefestband, visiting all the way from Bavaria.) Admission is $10 on Thursday and $15 on Friday and Saturday. Or pay $20 for a three-day pass. A commemorative stein glass is guaranteed when purchasing tickets in advance. Admission is free for children under 12 with a paying adult. The festival runs from 5-11 pm Thursday and Friday, and 11 am-midnight on Saturday.
Meat & Beer Pairing Class at Funky Picnic Brewery & Café
Funky Picnic will partner with The Meat Board butcher shop for an exploratory pairing of meats and beer. Menu items include German sausage, jalapeno sausage, and bacon-wrapped bourbon sugar bourbon quail legs. Beers will range from pilsner to Prostoberfest. Tickets are $41 and the pairing will begin at 7 pm.
Salsa Dance Lessons at Neutral Ground Brewing Co.
Spice up your dance moves with free salsa lessons at the Race Street brewery. The folks at Neutral Ground Brewing Co. will push the tables aside for a makeshift dancefloor and pour up pints for some liquid courage. No partner needed. The lessons will run from 7-8 pm.
Friday, September 22
Kimbell Happy Hour
Friday means it’s time for happy hour at the Kimbell Art Museum. The museum will open after hours for cocktails, bites, and live music. The Allegro Guitar Society will provide tunes while guests can enjoy beverages and bites available for purchase. (Members receive a 10 percent discount.) Admission is free and the event will run from 5-7 pm.