Seven Awesome Food Events in DFW This Weekend, March 26-29

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The BBQ Bash at Billy Bob's
The Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival is this weekend and the schedule is jam-packed with all kinds of goodness. Thursday night gets things off to a tasty start with the BBQ Bash at Billy Bob's, where pit masters will be slicing and serving the very best that smoke and meat have to offer. Friday offers two events, The Grand Tasting and #latenight Desserts After Dark. As the name implies, The Grand Tasting is no small affair, with over one hundred wines, beers and spirits to choose from (not to mention the food.)#latenight Desserts After Dark provides a great channel for some of the area's best mixologists and pastry chefs to come together and create boozy, sugary magic. Saturday also offers two events: Rise and Dine (slated to be a brunch for the ages) and Burgers, Brews & Blues. Sunday wraps things up with Family Sunday Funday, a food truck event. See the website for more information, including times, prices and locations.

What it be: Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival

When it do: Thursday, March 26 - Sunday, March 29

Where dat is: Locations vary

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The Good Markets Chili Cook-Off: Because It's Texas, and It's Chili

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In Texas, a good bowl of chili is practically currency. It's a way to warm up on a cold day, works well in fried applications and over Fritos, and can occasionally help mothers keep their delinquent children coming back home. Chili is certainly important in Texas, and the good people behind Good Local Markets (formerly White Rock Local Market and others) have come up with another way for this Texas staple dish to be engrained into our lives -- by helping us show up our neighbors.

When Good Local Market was still White Rock Local Market, the chili cookoffs were nothing short of legendary. Despite the name change, the newly rebranded farmers market will still host the same competition that Lakewood residents learned to love this year on April 19. Be prepared to bring your A Game, though -- these chili aficionados don't play. Whether your top-secret recipe is traditional, spicy, vegetarian, or more of a "wild card," it had better be legit.

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Matt McCallister and Omar Flores Will Throw Down at the 2015 Dallas Observer Iron Fork

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Matt McCallister will take on his toughest component yet, Omar Flores
It's time for another Dallas Observer Iron Fork event, and while the participating restaurants are sure to provide another gustatory marathon of epic proportions, it's hard to discuss the food until you've gotten past this year's awesome competition chefs.

Matt McCallister has been dominating the competition since he ousted Scott Romano in Iron Fork 2013, but this year will bring his stiffest competition to date as he takes on Omar Flores of Casa Rubia. Of all the restaurants to fill Trinity Groves, Casa Rubia is in a league of its own, with an inventive take on Spanish cooking that Dallas has never seen before. Flores is in a special position to oust McCallister. If you like to root for the underdog, this is your year to get caught up in the competition.

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Five Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, March 19-22

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Danny Fulgencio
Savor Dallas 2011
It's the 11th year for Savor Dallas and there's a whole host of things to see, do, eat and drink. Friday night's event at the arboretum is sold out, as is the Reserve Tasting and Sunday brunch, but that just leaves more room for the Grand Tasting, (sorry, sold out) the Toast of the Town event series and Thursday's Arts District Wine Stroll. Head over to Savor's website for more information.

What it be: Savor Dallas

When it do: Thursday, March 19 - Sunday, March 22

Where dat is: Multiple locations

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Four Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, March 12-15

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Beer and cheese, people.
Whole Foods is doing a fish fry. Now before you go, you'll have to do a little mental reconciliation. That is, you will have to reconcile the disparity between Whole Foods, with its organic chia seeds and probiotic hot dogs and a fish fry, with its, well, fried stuff. Fried catfish, hush puppies and French fries, to be exact. They'll also throw in some coleslaw. Because health food. The cost is $10 per person.

What it be: Whole Foods Market Plano: Fish Fry

When it do: Friday, March 13 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Where dat is: 2201 Preston Rd Plano, Texas 75093


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Dallas Will Remember Beloved Urban Farmer Tom Spicer with a Party on Sunday

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A Spicer selfie.
The Dallas culinary scene continues to mourn the sudden death of Tom Spicer, the eccentric urban farmer whose greens graced so many restaurant plates. The day after it was reported that Spicer died, poster board signs calling him a "Dallas hero" and offering condolences could be found on the fences of his East Dallas garden.

Condolences from chefs and foodies poured in on Facebook and Twitter, and many were jumping into Facebook conversations about how to best honor the life of such a quirky, well-loved guy, leading many people to wonder when memorial services for Spicer would be scheduled. Now, it looks as if Spicer's family and the culinary community have come together to throw an event that would've made the Spiceman smile.

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Four Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, March 5-8

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Before he died this week, local veggie whisperer Tom Spicer was working on a new space next to Garden Café, where he planned to host a BYOB dinner every Thursday this month. The March 5 menu included choucroutes, quiche Loraine, Plat au fromages, fried okra over salad greens and Peach Melba, and it was supposed to be the lead item in this week's food-event roundup.

So, you know. Shit. Eat some greens in his honor and go to one of these other events, too.

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Seven Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, February 26 - March 1

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Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck is honoring the year of the sheep with a dish called Cumin Soy Marinated Sheep-chops. Sheep-chops are empirically better than lamb-chops, if only because they do not conjure up such vivid of images of this little guy. To go along with the sheep-chops, there will be a tasting menu of Cobia Sashimi, Dumplings, Whole Roasted Rouget, Chinese New Year Tangerine Cake and House Made Fortune Cookies. The cost is $110 per person ($155 with wine pairings).

What it be: Chinese New Year

When it: Thusday, February 26 and Friday, February 27, starting at 5 p.m. each day

Where dat is: 300 Reunion Boulevard E.

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Eight Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, February 19-22

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Deep Ellum venues located on Main Street open their doors every third Thursday evening for Wine Walk. This event is perfect for the art-lover whose resveratrol levels could use a little pick-me-up. For $5 you get a specially designed wine glass which will be topped off as you meander through participating stores and galleries.

What it be: Deep Ellum Wine Walk

When it do: Thursday, February 19 at 5 p.m.

Where dat is: Kettle Art 2650-B Main St, Dallas, Texas 75226

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Ten Awesome Valentine's Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, February 12-15

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Catherine Downes
The goods at LTO.
Here it comes, ready or not. Valentine's Day is just around the corner, which means one of two things, food-wise. It's either A) time to start making reservations or B) time to stockpile TV dinners and Friskies. Just kidding. Singles can still go through the McDonald's drive-thru without fear of social condemnation.

For all of you who do have someone that loves you, we have compiled a list of food events that are sure to make you remember why you came together in the first place: having someone sentient to eat out with.

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