Weekend Planner

Weekend Planner: Wine, Beer and Birthdays

By Farah Fleurima  |  March 6, 2014
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Wine Tasting at Pappas Bros.
The steakhouse is showcasing pinots of all varieties at this 6 PM event, including blancs, gris and noirs. The vino will come from the world over, including California, France and Spain ($65, call 214-366-2000 for reservations).

15th Annual Empty Bowls
The Meyerson Symphony Center will be home to this annual fundraiser in which restaurants serve up soup and an array of bowl-centric eats at lunchtime, raising money for the North Texas Food Bank. Participating restaurants include Place at Perry’s, Zoli’s NY Pizza and True Food Kitchen. Depending on your ticket price, attendees get a one-of-a-kind bowl handcrafted by local artists (tickets are $25 to $100).


Special Tapping at Meddlesome Moth
The Design District tavern will serve up Stone Brewing Co.’s imperial stout called Farking Wheaton w00tstout, named after Star Trek: The Next Generation alum Wil Wheaton, who also collaborated on the Bourbon barrel-aged beer.

Untapped Festival in Fort Worth
The traveling beer and music fest lands in Fort Worth’s Panther Island Pavilion, with more than 65 breweries and 200 beers represented. Food trucks will abound, including Easy Slider and Holy Frijole ($26-$60; buy tickets here).


Hilton Anatole Anniversary Dinner at SER
The sky-high Hilton Anatole is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a prix fixe dinner at its 27th-floor steakhouse. SER will offer a three-course meal for $35 per person beginning at 9 PM; reservations are recommended.

Sunday Chef Mix
Katherine Clapner of Dude Sweet Chocolate, with lifestyle management company FLUENT, helped spearhead this chef gathering featuring some of the top names in Dallas restaurants. Nick & Sam’s Samir Dhurandhar, FT33’s Matt McCallister and Smoke’s Tim Byres are among the chefs who’ll be offering samples of their cuisine at the 5:30 event at 3015 Trinity Groves. Silent auction items will include dining packages and hotel stays. Proceeds help benefit culinary veteran Ulysses Galvan, who is battling leukemia (admission is $50 and a bottle of wine to donate to the fete; contact lisa@fluentdallas.com to purchase a ticket).