Six Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, January 29 - February 1

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Barleywine, anyone? Flying Saucer Draught Emporium on The Lake is hosting Barleywine Week, which runs January 26 through the 30th. Barleywine isn't actually a wine at all, but rather a beer. It takes its name from wine because of its high alcohol content (usually in the neighborhood of 8 - 12 percent.) Flying Saucer will debut a new barleywine every night for five nights (Thursday is Dogfish Head Old School 2013 and Friday is Real Ale Kraken 2012) so keep your calendar open: the hops are calling.

What it be: Barleywine Week

When it do: January 26 - 30, starting at 5 p.m. every day

Where dat is: 4821 Bass Pro Drive Garland Texas, 75043

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Seven Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, January 22-25

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This is art.

Don Julio Tequila is doing their part to foster an appreciation and understanding for modern art by teaming up with Café Modern. It makes sense, really. So much of the modern art world gets panned by Joe Schmo, whose unimaginative, sober vision of what constitutes art can be summed up by an Albert Bierstadt painting. But plied with a bit of tequila, Joe may find that Twombly isn't so bad, after all. As part of this outreach effort, a four-course pairing dinner will be offered for $89 for non-museum members or $75 for members. The tequila-inspired menu features dishes such as shrimp sangrita, agave BBQ cabrito tamal, mole spice-rubbed steak and cinnamon horchata tres leches cake. For reservations, call 817-840-2157.

What it be: Don Julio Tequila Dinner

When it do: Thursday, January 22 at 6:30 p.m

Where dat is: 3200 Darnell St. Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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Brian Luscher and the Origins of Soup's On, Dallas' Chef-iest Food Fundraiser

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Rob Wythe
The participating chefs at this year's event.
When I first called Brian Luscher to ask about this year's Stewpot Alliance, Soup's On Luncheon, trucks with $10,000 of kitchen equipment had just pulled up to his soon-to-open restaurant in Deep Ellum. The chef was a little distracted, but not so preoccupied he couldn't take a few minutes to talk about the fundraiser that raised more than $340,000 this month last year.

For the past seven years, Luscher has teamed up with area chefs with the goal of throwing a fundraiser that raises the most amount of money possible, while not over-taxing already busy chefs. "Whenever you go to one of these charity events, it's always a monumental pain in the ass," he says.

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Five Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, January 15-18

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Deep Ellum Wine Walk
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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, January 15 at 5 p.m
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Where dat is: Kettle Art 2650-B Main St, Dallas, Texas 75226

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Five Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, January 8-11

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What do WWE and beer and wine have in common? They all lend themselves to a good smackdown. Speaking of which, Scardello will referee a Beer vs. Wine smackdown this Thursday. Come see the two heavyweights battle it out before a crowd of lightweights. For $40, you can participate in five tasting rounds, each of which features a different cheese, wine and beer. Who will emerge the victor? You. Because cheese and alcohol.

What it be: Beer vs. Wine Smackdown

When it do: Thursday, January 8 at 7 p.m.

Where dat is: 3511 Oak Lawn Ave. Dallas, Texas 75219

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Six Awesome Food Events in Dallas This New Year's Eve (and Day!)

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This will be the dress code for eating schweinshaxe.

Put away your pleather pants and forget about the DJ: this year, everyone who's anyone will be ringing in the New Year with a little lederhosen and a whole lot of rotkraut. Bavarian Grill in Plano will have two seatings, each of which will feature a prix fixe menu of German food that's smack yo' mutter good. It's $20.15 a seat, including a Champagne toast. And in case you're wondering, yes, there will be live classical Polka music. Reservations are required -- call 972.881.0705.

What it be: New Year's Eve Dinner at Bavarian Grill

When it do: Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 4 or 6 p.m.

Where dat is: 221 West Parker Road, Plano, Texas 75023

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Five Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, December 25-28

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Christmas is a time for family and for making memories. Sometimes, though, you just need to extricate yourself from the people who share your genes and repress the memories you made with them. For those times, The Rustic will be open on Christmas night. They've fashioned a Christmas tree out of PBRs, and for $3 a bottle, you can help them take it down. There will also be homemade tamales and plenty of tequila on hand: because that's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

What it be: Drink the Tree

When it do: Thursday, December 25, from 6 p.m. until midnight

Where dat is: 3656 Howell St.

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Five Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, December 18-21

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Max's Wine Dive
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"However, this bottle was not marked `poison,' so Alice ventured to taste it, and finding it very nice, (it had, in fact, a sort of mixed flavour of cherry-tart, custard, pine-apple, roast turkey, toffee, and hot buttered toast,) she very soon finished it off." Clearly, if Alice were real and not the figment of Lewis Carroll's imagination, her Wonderland would be found inside a Spec's.

In honor of Alice's inner sommelier, Max's Wine Dive is holding a 12-course wine dinner. Each course corresponds with a chapter in Alice in Wonderland. No word yet on whether any of the offerings will drastically increase or decrease diners' statures. Dinner is $95 per person - call 817.870.1100 for reservations.

What it be: Alice in Wonderland Dinner

When it do: Thursday, Dec. 18 from 7 - 10 p.m.

Where dat is: Max's Wine Dive 2421 W. Seventh St. Suite 109 Fort Worth, Texas

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Six Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, December 11-14

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Not this kind of tea party.
Unleash your inner Dowager Countess of Grantham at The Dallas Arboretum. The Arboretum is hosting a special three-course holiday tea every day from now through January 4. Guests will enjoy a first course of roasted chestnut soup with cheese wafer, a second course of assorted tea sandwiches and a dessert course. To attend the tea, you must be 13 years or older (because nothing spoils a good tea like a small child.) Prices range between $47 and $57 and include parking and admission to the garden. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214.515.6511.

What it be: Holiday Tea at the Dallas Arboretum

When it do: Now through January 4 - tea times are twice a day, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Where dat is: Restaurant DeGolyer (in the Aboretum) 8525 Garland Road Dallas, Texas

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Four Awesome Food Events in Dallas This Weekend, December 4-7

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Sara Kerens

"Cheesemonger's Birthday Surprise." Is it:

A) a clunky translation of the 1960s classic French film, "Joyeux Anniversaire, Propriétaire Fromagerie"

B) an actual food event

C) the term for an illicit act believed to have originated in Antiguan prisons

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