The Dallas Wine and Food Festival kicks off this weekend with a Texas Salute! happy hour event tailor made for drunks gluttons free-sample whores connoisseurs like us.
For two full hours, enjoy Texas wine and Texas food from dozens of restaurants and vendors, each showing off their best grub, like roasted nuts, shrimp cocktail, brisket tacos, sliders, pies, handmade breads, gourmet chips and salsa, artisan cheeses, gourmet pickles, artisan cookies and Ozarka Water (we hear it’s really, really good water—can’t wait to try it). So even if you don’t drink liquor, there’s more than enough food to get your money’s worth.
But if you do drink, there will be 17 wineries in attendance with samples, and even one vodka distillery for those of you who are oenophobic. (That’s a fear of wine.)
And if that’s you, sorry, but we can’t be friends.
So mix up your typical Friday happy hour plans of hanging over the balcony railing at a bar on the strip, making fun of cracked out male prostitutes at the bus stop, and experience something more sophisticated — and uniquely Texas.
But if you can’t make Friday, check out their website for details on the full schedule of events for the Dallas Wine and Food Festival. (Any organization that puts booze ahead of food is A-OK by us.)
Tickets: $30 per person in advance, $35 at the door
Friday, April 23, 2010
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Eddie Deen’s Ranch
944 South Lamar, Downtown Dallas
Click here for full Salute Texas! details