Here are the 6 best food and drink events in Dallas this week
Independence Day is Sunday, and there are tasty celebrations in the form of patio parties and weekend brunches. But this week also offers opportunities for tastes from both countries: there’s a tequila pairing dinner featuring coastal Mexican cuisine and a celebration of Canada’s birthday with poutine on the menu. Homebodies can scoop up on-the-go shrimp porridge or drool over at a full-day live grilling event.
Wednesday June 30
Patron Tequila Pairing Dinner in Tulum
The Mexican Coastal Restaurant will serve a four-course menu accompanied by Patron tequila cocktails. Highlights from the menu include a summer salad of watermelon and heirloom tomatoes, salmon with an almond mole sauce, and Mexican tiramisu. Dinner costs $ 75 per person (plus taxes and tips) and starts at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday July 1
The HEB (Virtual) Open Grill
The Texas-based grocery chain (with three new stores headed to DFW) will host its first-ever Grilling Open – a 12-hour live event filled with grilling tips, cooking techniques, celebrity appearances and recipes offering dishes from breakfast to dessert. Texas celebrities ready to grill from their own backyards include Camila Alves McConaughey, musicians Aaron Watson and Randy Rogers, Houston Astros player David Bregman, and more. There will be interactive trivia and games, and how-to links to purchase featured products. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the store’s YouTube and Facebook pages.
Canada Day at Maple Leaf Diner
It’s Canada’s 154th birthday, and this Canadian themed restaurant is celebrating with freebies and specials. Starting at 1 p.m., the first 100 customers will receive a free Canada Day t-shirt. Stay for a Buffalo Canadian Bacon Poutine ($ 11.99), topped with cheddar cheese and cream puffs. The special plate is available throughout July. By July 4, tag the restaurant on social media with the hashtag # MLDCanadaDay2021 for not one, but two chances to win $ 500.
Friday July 2
Happiest Hour 4th of July Weekend Celebration
Dallas’ largest lounge patio bar will commemorate Independence Day with three days of drink specials, Friday through Sunday. Break out the red, white and blue and go for beer buckets for $ 17.76 (see what they did there?), Beer towers in red and blue hues, and new Lawn iced cocktails. Bar served with arugula pops. On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy a specialty brunch at the end of the day, served from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be DJ music in the late evening on Friday and Saturday.
saturday july 3
The town of Kaboom! Patio Watch Party at Ida Clair
Addison’s location of this southern-inspired drink and dining destination will host a terrace party with stunning views of the city’s gigantic fireworks display, Addison Kaboom Town! Tickets – which range from $ 100 for two to $ 600 for an aerial stream – include a parking spot, table seats, a welcome cocktail for each guest (appropriately called Da Bomb), and live music. . Or avoid the crowds and get Ida’s Take-Out Shrimp Boil Kit ($ 65), which includes two pounds of shrimp, one pound of andouille, red potatoes, corn on the cob, spices and seasonings, and a Montucky Cold Snacks beer. Pickup is available from all three Ida Claire locations, July 1-4.
sunday 4 july
Breweries and fireworks at the Texas Ale Project
The veteran-owned brewery and faucet room boasts being the first built from scratch in Dallas since the late 1800s. Visit Independence Day for new craft beer releases, hot -dogs and views of the area’s fireworks. Doors open at 12 p.m. and admission is free.