This week in gluttony
These are the 9 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
Dry January got you down? There’s a class to mix up new mocktail ideas happening this week. For those of us still imbibing, make plans for a whiskey tasting, wine dinner, beer fest, and bubbly brunch with Western flair. For folks who prefer sweets to spirits, there’s a pastry pop-up in town just for you.
Tuesday, January 24
Fifth Anniversary Happy Hour at Fixe
The Southern restaurant celebrates five years in The Shops at Clearfork with a "throwback" happy hour, 4-7 pm. They will be pouring two customer favorites, Belle Glos Las Alturas and Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay, and bringing back some of patrons' favorite dishes from their opening menu. Guests are encouraged to bring a donation for Cook Children’s. Reservations not required.
Wednesday, January 25
Nena Postreria Pop-Up at La Onda
A pastry shop from acclaimed Dallas chef Diana Zamora is opening soon in East Dallas, but Fort Worthians can get a taste in advance during a pop-up to be held at La Onda on Race Street. In addition to her signature Gansitos – chocolate-coated cream-filled cakes – Zamora will bring sweet corn cake, chocolate pepita cookies, cinnamon sugar cookies, berries with citrus curd and sweet Mexican sour cream, and more. Visit her at the restaurant Wednesday through Friday starting at 4 pm until sell-out.
Woodford Reserve Tasting at Toro Toro
Learn about one of America’s most popular whiskey brands during this complimentary tasting, which will come with light bites from the Pan-Latin steakhouse for pairing. The event will run from 5-7 pm. Note that valet is complimentary for all Toro Toro guests.
Thursday, January 26
Dry January Mocktail Mixology Class at Refinery 714
Need a little inspo for making it through Dry January? The sky-high bar inside downtown’s Kimpton Harper hotel will host a mocktail mixology class from the 24th floor. After a mocktail toast, participants will create two specialty alcohol-free beverages under the guidance of Refinery 714’s bartenders. Class is $65, plus tax, and begins at 7 pm.
Friday, January 27
Pelissero Italian Wine Dinner at Hotel Vin
Indulge in King crab arancini, veal saltimbocca, Bistecca alla Florentina, tiramisu, and more during this four-course dinner at the glitzy Grapevine hotel. Courses will be paired with Pelissero wines, and winemaker Giorgio Pelissero himself will be on-hand to talk patrons through each. Tickets are $200, plus tax and gratuity, and an opening reception begins at 7 pm.
Saturday, January 28
Arlington Chef Brunch-Off
Two Arlington chefs – one from Ventana Grille and the other from Home Plate – will showcase their favorite brunch dishes during this tasting event to be held at the Texas Ranges Golf Club. Admission is only $12 and includes nine brunch-inspired bites. There’ll also be a cash bar. The event will run from 10 am-1 pm. Call 817-575-8299 for reservations.
Winter Fest at Martin House Brewing Company
Channel your inner snow bunny during this day-long ode to Old Man Winter at the riverfront brewery near downtown. A warm fire is promised, along with a burger truck, 90s cover band, and two new beer releases. One is called Icemare and it will have the highest alcohol by volume that Martin House has ever crafted. Tickets are $20 and include a souvenir pint glass and four pours. The event will run from 12-5 pm.
Sunday, January 29
PJ Brunch Party at Turning Point Beer
Feeling loungey? The Bedford brewery keeps things cozy during this Sunday Funday brunch party, which will feature mimosa flights, brunch beertails, coffee, and brunch bites. The PJ party will run from 10 am-3 pm.
Bubbles & Bites Brunch Tasting at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Sip sparkling wine paired with bites from nearly a dozen popular Fort Worth eateries during this brunch-time Stock Show event. A few of the participating restaurants include Atico, Don Artemio, Joe T. Garcia’s, and Wishbone & Flynt. The event, which will run from 11:30 am-1 pm, is presented by Texas jewelry brand Kendra Scott, which has debuted its new Yellow Rose line at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Tickets are $65.