This Week in Gluttony
These are the 5 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
Winter is officially here but restaurants and bars are heating things up with hot happenings. Make reservations for a popular communal wine dinner, a brisket-smoking class at a brewery, or a limited seating cocktail pairing dinner. Participating in Dry January? There’s a pop-up just for you.
Thursday, January 18
FnG Eats Wine Dinner
Keller dining destination will host two communal wine dinners this week, and one is already sold out. Snag reservations for Thursday’s ($80 per person, plus tax and gratuity) and enjoy four courses paired with an array of Italian and Spanish wines. Menu highlights include carne asada empanadas, braised short rib, and orange polenta cake. Dinner begins at 7 pm.
Friday, January 19
Dry Bar Pop-Up at Funky Picnic Brewery & Cafe
Inspired by Dry January and the rising demand for zero-proof cocktails, the Near Southside craft brewpub has launched a mocktail pop-up experience called Dry Bar. The pop-up takes place in The Back Room, where patrons can visit from 5–9 pm for non-alcoholic cocktails like the Mocaccino Martini, a sober twist on the espresso martini, Mule Love This Too, made with apple butter, lime juice, and ginger beer, and I Know That She’s Pretty, made with pink lavender water, lemon juice, and angostura bitters. The pop-up, which runs on Fridays and Saturdays for the rest of the month, also feature an interactive build-your-own-mocktail bar where bartenders can help guests select glassware, garnishes, and more.
Saturday, January 20
BrisketU at Keyworth Brewing Co.
North Richland Hills brewery will host a brisket-smoking session with the experts from Backyard Pitmasters. Learn how to work a pit like a pro, from selecting the beef to slicing the end product. The class is $94 per person ($84 for additional participants) and begins at 12 pm.
Sunday, January 21
Fort Worth Veg-Fest
All-vegan food festival and market, sponsored by Belenty’s Love and Vida Café, will take over the Southside Bar & Party Hall at 342 S. Grove St. from 12–5 pm. Admission is free.
Kevin2 Pop-Up Dinner at The Usual
Guest chef Kevin Martinez of Tokyo Café will collab with featured bartender Kevin Kiowski to present a four-course menu paired with cocktails at this longtime W. Magnolia Ave. craft cocktail bar. Drinks will feature Worthy Park Rum, Estancia Raicilla, and Park Cognac. The dinner is $75 and there are two seating times: 5:30 pm and 8 pm.