This Week's Events for the Culinary Inclined, December 5 - 11
Saturday, December 8
Saturday brings the 4th Annual Holiday Market at the White Rock Local Market. In addition to the usual bounty of local produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and other culinary treats, there will be more than 50 artists pedaling their crafty creations. The Dave Burris Group will provide swing jazz. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 702 N. Buckner Blvd.
Trucks for Tots will host a toy drive in Deep Ellum (2505 Elm St.) for the DFW Chapter of Toys for Tots from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday. There will be more than 50 craft and art vendors plus a performance by the Lincoln High School Tiger Marching Band and more than 25 food trucks. Marines will be there to collect toys. Guests are encouraged to ride the DART Green Line to the Deep Ellum Station for the event.
Saturday, December 8 (cont.)
There will be a latkes, coffee and illumination affair at the West Village this Saturday, evening for the 6th Annual Uptown Menorah Lighting. This free community event celebrates the first night of Chanukah and will take place between Mi Cocina and the Magnolia Theatre. The jazz-klezmer band JamPact will be there, as well as free jelly doughnuts, latkes and coffee along with a cash bar.
Chef Nicole's Secret Supper Club is collaborating with local artists for an art show and dinner this Saturday. The three-course dinner begins at 8:15 p.m. (drinks at 7 p.m.). Dinner is BYOB and costs $50 per person. Artists Aubree Dale, Leta Kish, Marty Mitchener and Will Card will be featured at the dinner. These dinners are wonderful.
Tuesday, December 11
Next Tuesday the Hotel Palomar asks you to come out to mix and mingle around the tree with complimentary vino, crafty cocktails and bites courtesy of chef Graham Dodds, all to benefit the North Texas Food Bank. There's $15 minimum donation. The Wine and Help Dine happy hour is from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12
Next Wednesday is the first ever hunka-hunka Elvis Christmas Impersonator Contest at La Calle Doce Lakewood (1925 Skillman St.). Cash prizes and all that for those who best carry the swagger of the King. Elvis impersonators are way underappreciated. Especially those guys who ride the little motorbikes in parades. Greatness.
And, alas, Fancy Mondays are back at The Libertine Bar. Get your beer drinking pants out of the cleaners. Ask them to put extra starch on that fancy line down the front of each leg. Fancy Monday is every second and fourth Monday of the month. But, I'm sure you could wear fancy every day if your heart was set on it.