Here are the 7 best food and drink events in Dallas this week


This week is dedicated to competition. From Mexican stein and bingo outfit competitions to an international tamale eating competition, there are plenty of opportunities to showcase certain skills. Take out the lederhosen for other Oktoberfest-style events and get into the spirit of the state fair as well.

Tuesday September 21

One year of Chimalma
The downtown Dallas taco bar will celebrate its first anniversary with special menus and a lively bingo game. Visit Tuesday through Thursday to discover new plates of enchiladas, including verdes, queso blanco, and mole. Thursday, plan a game of lottery, also known as “Mexican bingo,” starting at 6:00 PM Customers can pay $ 20 to get a game board, and small cups of Chimalma’s frozen margaritas will be placed on each image on the game board. Players will drink the margaritas if the caller says a picture on their board. The first person to clear the board wins.

Thursday 23 September

Oktoberfest Beer Dinner at On Rotation
The Brewery and Kitchen will host their first beer pairing dinner at its spacious new location on Lemon Avenue. Plan three German-inspired classes, including homemade sausage and schnitzel, paired with four craft beers. Tickets are $ 60 per person and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Lederhosen is welcome.

Thursday 23 September

Central Market Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Cooking School Series
Over the next month, the gourmet grocer will host a series of online cooking classes featuring the stories and recipes of three experts in Hispanic cuisine. The series kicks off Thursday with longtime Central Market chef Michelle Rodarte making picadillo de res, Mexican rice and fresh jalapeño salsa. There are two options to participate: just watch and learn ($ 20) or cook at home ($ 65). The course starts at 6 p.m.

Ferris of Wheelers state-themed pop-up at Ferris Wheelers backyard and barbecue
To coincide with the Friday kickoff of the State Fair of Texas, the carnival-themed outdoor barbecue will host a fair-inspired pop-up. It will feature mid-course games and prizes, fair food vendors, carnival performers, and live music. Open at 11 a.m. until late at night. Participation is free, but RSVPs are appreciated, at 214-741-4141.

Friday September 24

Oktoberfest at ArtPark Trinity Groves
In true Oktoberfest tradition, the colorful beer garden at Trinity Groves will host live music throughout the day and beer competitions and serve German specialties and beer. Tickets start at $ 15 for entry, which includes a beer tumbler and two Sam Adams Oktoberfest beers. Upgrade to a stein for $ 20 or a two-day entree with three beers for $ 25. The evening will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

saturday 25 september

Fourth Annual Oktoberfest at Legacy Hall
The Saturday celebration of German culture will feature live music all day long, kids, pretzels, stein outfit contests and lots of beer. Tickets start at $ 15 for general admission, and seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis. The $ 60 ticket includes access to VIP seating, a kid and pretzel combo with beer cheese from Degenhardt’s Brat Haus, a mug of branded beer, and a beer. The event will take place from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Tamale Padrino Foods World Eating Championship
Major League Eating, the folks behind Nathan’s famous nationally televised international hot dog eating contest, will be holding their noon tamale eating contest on the steps of Lewisville Town Hall. Last year, Joey Chestnut, the world’s No.1 ranked eater according to MLE, won the championship by inhaling more than 93 tamales, two less than the world record of 95. Although he will not participate in This year’s competition, the world recorder holder, Geoffrey Esper, will be. Spectators are welcome as the event is part of the Western Days Festival in historic Old Town Lewisville.


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