Dry January depressed? This week we have a class where we combine new mocktail ideas. For those of us who are still drinking, plan whiskey tastings, wine dinners, beer fests and convivial brunch with a western twist. For those of you who like sweets more than spirits, there’s a make-your-own pastry pop-up in town.
Tuesday, January 24th
5th Anniversary Happy Hour at Fixe
Southern Restaurant is celebrating its fifth anniversary at The Shoppes at Clearfork with Happy Hour from 4-7 PM. Pour his two customer favorites, Belle Glos Las Alturas and Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay, and bring home some of his patrons’ favorite dishes from the opening menu. Guests are encouraged to donate to Cook Children’s. No reservation required.
Wednesday, January 25th
Nena Postreria pop-up at La Onda
Acclaimed Dallas chef Diana Zamora’s pastry shop is opening soon in East Dallas, but Fort Worthian can get a taste of it in advance at a pop-up at La Honda on Race Street. In addition to her signature gancitos (chocolate-coated cream-filled cakes), Zamora has sweet she-corn cakes, chocolate she-pepita cookies, cinnamon sugar cookies, citrus curd and sweet Mexican she-sours. Bring berries with cream, etc. Visit her at the restaurant Wednesday through Friday from 4pm until she sells out.
Woodford Reserve Tasting at Toro Toro
Learn about one of America’s most popular whiskey brands during this free tasting. Pairing includes a light meal from the Pan Latin Steakhouse. The event will run from 5pm to 7pm. Valet parking is complimentary for all Toro guests.
Thursday, January 26th
January Dry Mocktail Mixology Class at Refinery 714
Need some tips for surviving a dry January? The skyscraper bar inside downtown’s Kimpton Harper Hotel hosts mocktail mixology classes from the 24th floor. After toasting with mocktails, attendees will create two signature non-alcoholic beverages under the guidance of Refinery 714’s bartenders. Classes are $65 plus tax and start at 7pm.
Friday, January 27th
Pelissero Italian Wine Dinner at Hotel Vin
Enjoy king crab arancini, veal saltimbocca, bistecca alla florentina, tiramisu and more at this 4-course dinner at the luxurious Grapevine Hotel. Courses are paired with Pelissero wines, with winemaker Giorgio Pelissero himself speaking to patrons about each. Tickets are his $200 with tax and tip included and opening his reception begins at 7pm.
Saturday, January 28th
Arlington Chef’s Brunch Off
Two Arlington chefs from Ventana Grill and Home Plate will showcase their favorite brunch dishes at this tasting event at the Texas Ranges Golf Club. Admission is just $12 and includes nine brunch-style snacks. There is also a cash bar. The event runs from 10am to 1pm. Please call 817-575-8299 to make an appointment.
Winter Fest at Martin House Brewing Company
Get in touch with your inner snow bunny during a day-long ode to Old Man Winter at a riverfront brewery near downtown. A warm fire is promised, along with a burger truck, 90s covers from his band, and two new beer releases. One, called Icemare, is the strongest Martin House has ever made.Tickets are $20 and include a souvenir pint of his glass and four of his beers. . The event runs from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.
Sunday, January 29th
PJ Brunch Party at Turning Point Beer
Feel like a lounge? The Bedford Brewery keeps things cozy during this Sunday Funday brunch party featuring mimosa lights, brunch beer tails, coffee, and brunch bites. The pajama party runs from 10am to 3pm.
Bubbles & Bites Brunch at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Enjoy sparkling wine and light fare from nearly 10 of Fort Worth’s top restaurants at this brunch-time stock show event. Participating restaurants include Atico, Don Artemio, Joe T. Garcia’s and Wishbone & Flynt. The event, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., was unveiled by Texas jewelry brand Kendra Scott, who debuted her new Yellow Her Rose line at her Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Tickets are $65.